'The Mercantile Loft A' 3BR Laramie Apt w/ Deck!

City: Laramie, Wyoming Property ID: 348263

grand total: From $200 total Per Night

    An unforgettable retreat awaits you at this historic 3-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom vacation rental apartment which comfortably sleeps 8 in Laramie. Nestled in what used to be a hotel for the Union Pacific Railroad, this second-floor apartment has been painstakingly restored for your optimum enjoyment. Enjoy spectacular views of the last Union Pacific foot bridge over the railroad tracks from the spacious deck or stroll right into historic downtown for a memorable experience!

    -- THE PROPERTY --

    Master Bedroom: King Bed | Bedroom 2: Queen Bed | Bedroom 3: King Bed | Living Room: Pullout Bed

    This unique, 1,500-square-foot loft apartment is one-of-a-kind in historic downtown Laramie. Built in the late 1800’s, this building was originally a hotel for the Union Pacific Railroad. It was situated above a ‘Hested’s’ variety store, which later became ‘Gambles Mercantile.’ In 2012, the hotel was converted into an office and 2 high-end apartments, one of which is this property!

    Painstakingly restored, this apartment features high ceilings, original doors, original wood floors, and 5 skylights.

    With radiant floor heat in both bathrooms, a gas fireplace in the great room and hot water cast iron radiant heat registers in all the rooms with independent thermostats, you’re sure to be warm in the colder months.

    Stay cool during the summertime with the air conditioning, or step out onto the 400-square-foot west-facing deck that overlooks historic downtown and the railroad tracks. Take in a sunset while cooking a meal on one of three open grill tables or the barbecue grill. Stroll over one of the last remaining Union Pacific foot bridge that connects downtown to West Laramie.

    Back inside the apartment, the kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, under cabinet lighting, solid surface countertops and a large kitchen island.

    At the end of each day, rinse off in one of the pristine bathrooms. One bathroom is complete with a clawfoot bathtub/shower combo, while the other is a half bath. Utilize the laundry room, equipped with high-efficiency stackable washer and dryer, so you don’t have to pack your whole wardrobe.

    Once you’re all cleaned up, call it a night and head to one of the inviting bedrooms. The master bedroom features a comfy king-sized bed with plaid comforter, while the other 2 bedrooms feature a queen-sized bed and king-sized bed with plaid comforters and are situated right across from each other, with a curtain divider to separate the two rooms for privacy.

    -- THE LOCATION --

    Located in the heart of historic downtown, this home is just steps away from 11 eating establishments, 8 bars and all the shopping you can handle without getting into your vehicle! The home is situated above the host, the Craftsman's Co-Op, ‘The Bent & Rusty,’ so help is never far away. The apartment is furnished with antiques from this one-of-a-kind store and are available for purchase - the perfect souvenir to remember your trip!

    From the home, the Snowy Range Ski Area is just 30 minutes away! The Snowy Range Mountains are host to some of the best snowmobiling in the US, making it the perfect spot to visit during the winter months. During the summertime, the mountains offer many scenic hiking trails for all skill levels.

    If you are visiting for University of Wyoming athletics, UW graduation or any other UW event, you will be just blocks away from all of the action! If you are here for graduation, this property is perfect to host the celebration, as there are several restaurants close by who could cater your event!

    Additionally, if you’re wanting to keep up your workout routine while on vacation, the rec center is right on the other end of town, and there is a free shuttle bus that will take you from the back door of the apartment to the rec center!


    Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for guests. Every property in our network has been vetted and verified so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, your designated Guest Contact will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.


    Key Residence Features:
    - Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, spacious deck with outdoor furniture, gas grill, in-unit laundry machines, cable TV, wireless internet access, and much more
    - Great location - Situated right in the heart of historic downtown, steps away from 11 eating establishments, 8 bars, multiple shops, the University of Wyoming, and just 30 minutes from the Snowy Range Ski Area!

    -- POLICIES --

    - No smoking
    - No pets allowed
    - Events, parties and small gatherings considered with prior homeowner approval (please inquire with Evolve for additional information)
    - Must be at least 21 years old to book
    - Please note: An extra fee of $35/night will applied for every guest beyond 4
    - Additional fees and taxes may apply
    - Photo ID may be required upon check-in

  • Location

    Area Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Cinema/Movie Theater
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Cycling
    • Downhill/Alpine Skiing
    • Eco Tourism
    • Farmers Market
    • Festivals
    • Fishing
    • Fly Fishing
    • Golf
    • Health/Beauty Spa
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Ice Skating
    • Live Theater
    • Mountain Biking
    • Museums
    • Nightlife
    • Playground
    • Racquetball
    • Restaurants
    • Rock Climbing
    • Shopping
    • Sledding/Tubing
    • Snowboarding
    • Snowmobiling
    • Snowshoeing
    • Tennis
    • Waterskiing
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Community Amenities

    • Recreation Center
    • Shuttle

    Included Services

    • Catering Available
    • On-Call Maintenance

    Inside Amenities

    • Kitchen

    Key Amenities

    • Air-Conditioning
    • Carbon Monoxide Detector
    • Coffeemaker
    • Complimentary Toiletries
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • Free Parking
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron/Board
    • Smoke Detector
    • Trash Bags/Paper Towels
    • Wireless Internet (WIFI)

    Kitchen Equipment

    • Crock Pot
    • Dishware and Flatware
    • Dishwasher
    • Ice Maker
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Spices
    • Stove/Oven
    • Toaster
    • Water Filter

    Nearby Amenities

    • Downtown
    • Golf Course

    Other Amenities

    • Off Street Parking
    • Parking

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Deck
    • Fire Pit
    • Gas Grill
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Patio
    • Patio Furniture

    Property Amenities

    • Books
    • Cable/Satellite TV
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Central Heating
    • Dryer
    • Fireplace
    • Flat-Screen TV
    • Internet Connection
    • Keyless Entry
    • Laundry Detergent
    • Linens Provided
    • TV
    • Towels Provided
    • Washer


    • Access Only By Stairs
    • Car Recommended
    • Events Allowed
    • Long Term Renters
    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non Smoking
    • Not Suitable For Elderly
    • Suitable for Children
  • Guest Reviews (13)
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    Reviewed by: Ryan on


    Great place in Laramie! Beautiful historic home and wonderful host. Would definitely stay here again!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in April 2019

    This is a very nice unit! We really enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by: Mark on


    The rooms are very nice, the kitchen is great. It has laundry facilities. You are located right in downtown Laramie, and we were very pleased! Our extended family felt right at home!Billie was an excellent hostess!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in February 2019

    Reviewed by: Jerry on


    Conveniently located right in the heart of downtown within a couple blocks of all the best restaurants, bars and shops. Very safe and quiet apartment with a gracious, accessible host.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in March 2019

    Reviewed by: Megan on


    Staying at the mercantile loft is a real treat. You can't beat the location! You can walk everywhere and the loft is well appointed and beautifully done. Billie is the perfect host always responding and making sure your stay is perfect. We loved out stay and will be back.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in November 2018

    Reviewed by: Rachel on


    Great location, clean and historic building! Really enjoyed our stay!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in November 2018


    Reviewed by: Les B. on


    A great vrbo We will stay again
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in December 2017

    Spacious and great location!

    Reviewed by: Christopher L. on


    Great downtown location which was easy to walk to restaurants and night life. Even a local farmers market was fun on Friday afternoon.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2018

    Clean, comfortable and a great downtown location!

    Reviewed by: Leah B. on


    We were in town for a wedding with our children ages 17 and 21. This apartment was a perfect place for us to stay for the 4 day weekend. The apartment was clean and well supplied with everything we needed for the weekend. The beds and furniture were all very comfortable. The deck was a wonderful place to visit during our morning coffee and evening night cap. We were able to walk to the church and reception hall from this location as well as to check out other downtown locations including the awesome Farmer's Market that was less than a block away. The owner was very friendly and provided us with great instructions. If we ever have the need to stay in Laramie again, this will certainly be the spot. Thank you!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2018

    Comfortable, Well Furnished Apartment in Downtown

    Reviewed by: Tom B. on


    This apartment had everything we needed for my husband and I and two adult children. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen was well furnished and stocked with the basics, and it was very clean. We loved the rustic feel of this refurbished apartment without sacrificing any modern conveniences. We enjoyed the back deck for our coffee in the morning and a nightcap in the evening. The apartment is walking distance to everything downtown including restaurants, a wide variety of shopping, local bars, and a great farmer's market in the park on Friday evening. The owner was friendly and very helpful. We will definitely consider staying here again if our travels should once again bring us to Laramie!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2018


    Reviewed by: William S. on


    We had 5 people in our family and we used the 3 rooms. Trains run by at all times but didn't bother us. Shopping is within walking distance. Reviewer location Overland Park
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018

    Beautiful property! I didn't want to leave

    Reviewed by: Jamie T. on


    Loved our stay! The property was absolutely amazing. The location was perfect and we had a great time. I will be staying there again on my next visit
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018

    Reviewed by: David on


    Great location, comfortable, clean, excellent quality and suitable for a group gathering. Highly recommended!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in November 2017

    A true gem in downtown Laramie

    Reviewed by: Lori P. on


    Rustic, charming, comfortable. Loved having the washer and dryer, large rooms, amazing deck. Train traffic just added to the whole old town feel. Enjoyed watching the trains and big Wyoming sky from the deck. Fresh juice, strawberries, bagels and coffee creamers welcomed us. We took advantage of the 10% off from the bent and rusty. Billie checked to see how we were, very pleasant enjoyable stay.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay on September 20, 2017