Wyoming’s Historic and Haunted Ferris Mansion Hits The Market [VIDEO]
If you have an extra $900k burning a hole in your pocket, here's your chance to own one of Wyoming's most historic, and haunted, buildings.
The Ferris Mansion in Rawlins, which was placed on the National Historic Register in 1982, hit the market last month. The six-bedroom house, which now serves as a bed and breakfast, was built from 1899 to 1903 and is considered among the most architecturally significant structures in the state.
The mansion is also reportedly haunted by its first owner George Ferris, who died during its construction in 1899 after falling from a horse carriage at his copper mine in nearby Encampment, Wyoming.
Ferris' widow, Julia, lived in the mansion until her death in 1931. It was later converted into apartment buildings and fell into disrepair for decades.
In 1978, David and Janice Lubbers purchased the building and began an extensive renovation. In 1986, they received the first bed and breakfast license ever issued by the state of Wyoming. Several owners later, the building has operated a bed and breakfast continuously since 2010.
The elegantly appointed and fully furnished 8,000 square foot mansion now features eight bedrooms, including four guest rooms which generate nearly $50,000 in annual revenue.