Nagle Warren Mansion Bed & Breakfast
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Located on the quiet edge of downtown Cheyenne's historic district, the Nagle Warren Mansion B&B has fully restored every room in the house to recreate the elegance of the Cattle Baron period in the Victorian West. From the ornate wooden staircases and the authentic period wallpaper to the antique furniture and nineteenth century-style artwork, a feeling of stepping into the days of artist Charles Russell and writer Owen Wister is maintained throughout the mansion.
In 1888, entrepreneur Erasmus Nagle built the stone Nagle Warren Mansion B&B as a show place, at a time when Cheyenne was the wealthiest city of its size in the world. It became the home of Senator Francis E. Warren in 1910 who entertained the likes of Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and William Taft.
This AAA 4 Diamond award winning mansion has been fully restored to its original glory including beautiful brass and bronze fireplaces; cherry, mahogany, and oak woodwork; and stained glass windows; and yet includes every thing that today's travelers want.
Twelve luxurious rooms await your stay at the Nagle
The Mansion houses six rooms and the Carriage House hosts the other six. Every room has been uniquely decorated to recreate the elegance of the Victorian West, from the ornate staircases to the authentic period wallpaper to the antique furniture and 19th century-style artwork.
But unlike accommodations of the past, this bed and breakfast offers central air conditioning, a private bath, telephone, and television in each guest room. Business travelers will appreciate the phone lines and wireless internet access in each room, as well as the services of the mansion's fully equipped office.
The height of luxury, each guest room is unique and individually decorated with period antiques. The carriage house is connected to the mansion. Each room is described. Pets are welcomed in the Carriage House. Smoking is not allowed inside.
Awards & Accolades
Pride of Cheyenne ~ Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce
Fodor's Choice ~ One of the World's Top Establishments
True West Magazine ~ Best B&B in the West
Recommended in 1001 Things To Do Before You Die
Inn Traveler Magazine ~ Most Excellent, Best Service, Best Gourmet Breakfast, Most Elegant
AAA Four Diamond
Conde Naste Johansens ~ Most Excellent Inn North America
Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board ~ Special Recognition for Mansion & Carriage House
Women's Civic League ~ Christmas House
Wyoming Tribune Eagle Readers Choice ~ Best B&B and Most Romantic Lodging
National Register of Historic Places
Wyoming Register of Historic Places
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Jim Osterfoss for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Year Around Romantic getaways, Weddings, and anniversaries
Summer Tourist doing Cheyenne, Mt Rushmore, Yellowstone, Tetons
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
The building is a jewel, the staff is great and friendly, and it is all done very well.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
I would say the history. Cheyenne was the center of the “Old West” and the major city on the Trans Continental railroad. The Good guys and the bad guys all came through Cheyenne.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
I enjoy every compliment.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Probably the mountains and wildlife just west of town.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
a. Union Pacific Depot & museum, Wyoming State museum, Historic Governor’s Mansion, Old West Museum, Nelsons Museum of the West, Cow Girls Museum, Messanger Carriage Museum.
b. Historic Downtown Walking Tour including fun shops, bars, & restaurants.
c. The Wyoming Capitol, you may even run into the Governor.
d. Cheyenne Street Trolley tour & the downtown carriage rides during the summer.
e. Botanic Gardens and the Arboretum at the High Plains Research Station.
f. Big Boy the largest stem engine built and 2 other engines along with a self guided tour of “Tracking Trains in Cheyenne”
g. Terry Bison ranch with 3000 bison/buffalo and horseback riding. Also A-Bit-Of Wyo which has horseback riding, dinners with some great entertainment.
h. Vedewoo Recreation area is a unique granite rock out cropping a little west of town.
i. Ft Laramie, Oregon Trail Ruts and Register Cliff are a short day tour with a bonus of an old fashion soda fountain where you can stop for a real malt.
j. The Snowy Range is another day trip that takes you up to about timberline with lakes, streams mountains and wild flower filled meadows.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
We are on the quiet edge of the Historic Downtown so we have the best of both worlds. 14 restaurants, 5 museums, 6 coffee shops, The Lincoln Movie Theater, Cheyenne Depot and Depot plaza, and lots of fun shops. The other way through a quiet Victorian residential neighborhood 6 blocks to Holliday Park with a nice lake and Big Boy. Good for a walk or a jog.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
There are 10 restaurants on our recommended list. The Morris House Bistro is upscale great food and an intimate atmosphere. On the other end is the Luxury Dinner with cheeseburgers and homemade fries, burritos etc. As long as they do what they do really well I enjoy them, and so do our guests.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 12 rooms.
Do you accept pets?
Yes, in the 6 rooms in the carriage house. We include a pet kit for the stay. When the pets checkout we clean the room really well so that someone with allergies would not know that there was ever a pet there.
Take A Tour
Live the life of a cattle baron. Make yourself at home in the Mansion's numerous public areas.
The Sitting Area
A beautiful grand piano is the focal point in the Sitting Room. Sage green and white floral wallpaper gracefully compliments the inlaid wood floor. Upholstered chairs and beautiful wood table create quaint conversation groups within the room. Perfect for entertaining guests or an intimate change with friends.
Volumes of antique books line the walls in this room adjoining the Sitting Room. Burgandy wallpaper with soft stripes is a nice match to the inlaid wood floor. You can spread out work on the large library tab le or the soft comfortable chairs allow you to curl up in front of the fireplace for an evening meal.
Just inside the front door with plenty of windows and a beautifully stenciled ceiling, the Parlour is just the place for a social gathering. Whether two or 10,this large room has all the comforts you'd expect ... antique sofa and chairs, and a beautiful area rug. A cast brass fireplace adds both warmth and elegance to the room.
The Dining Room
The picture of elegance, rich golden wallpaper with complimentary wainscoting provide a classic background for breakfast, teas or dinners. Stained glass windows create a festive, yet warm, atmosphere as rich gold and red tones shimmer through with Cheyenne's frequent sunlight.
Garden Hot Tub
Secluded peace is what this area provides our guests. A privately situated hot tub makes evenings a pleasure at the Nagle Warren Mansion. Or spend the afternoon over tea or coffee in the garden. Discover western gardening at its best! Garden patio table chairs umbrella fountain toward hidden garden Nagle Warren Mansion
With all the pleasures afforded you at the Nagle Warren, keeping in shape is not forgotten. This small, yet fully equipped exercise room gives you every option. A multi-purpose machine allows you to exercise all muscle groups while aerobic enthusiasts will want to try out the new treadmill, cross trainer or bicycle.
Feel like royalty when you view Cheyenne from the tower on the third floor. Set up as a plush, luxurious reading room, you may find yourself totally distracted from even the most interesting novel by the beauty surrounding you. Sturdy rattan furniture adds a garden-like elegance to the room. Five softly draped windows allow you to control the lighting. A separate door to the balcony allows you a great view of the stars at night!
Almost as luxurious as our rooms, the stairwell that takes you from the main floor to the second and third floors is a treat in itself. Rich cherry woods with hand crafted art and European bronzes encased in them give antique lovers a real treat. In addition, rich carpeting and beautiful stained glass make each trip upstairs a true treasure.
Always open, the butler's pantry is perfect for late night raids on the cookie jar or a cup of tea or coffee. A fully stocked refrigerator also gives you the choice of juice or pop throughout the day, and well into the evening!
Dining at the Nagle Warren Mansion
Good food and drink have been served in this home since 1888. Breakfast is served daily. You can be the convivial host for luncheons, dinners, receptions, and parties, while we do the work. Our scheduled evenings are Murder Mystery Dinners, Fine Wine & Dine Dinners, Third Thursday Therapy- Wine & Whine, and Romantic Candle Light Dinner for Two on Valentine's Day. We provide all of the services of any fine dine restaurant or caterer.
Food is fun; making it, serving it, and enjoying it.
We keep in mind our locale, history, and today's food trends. Friendly interaction between guests, and with the staff, enhances the experience of dining in this elegant setting. Sourcing our supplies from the freshest possible sources, including our garden, so that our cook may provide you with the best possible dining experience.
Breakfast is served each morning.
Start your day off right with a full breakfast before hitting the trail. Breakfast is prepared fresh for our guests and served in the dining room. We start with juice, fresh fruit, coffee or selection of teas. Each days featured fare is prepared by our cook from the freshest ingrediants available. In summer and fall many of the herbs are grown in our garden. we make many of our own breads, while in season fruits and vegetables are sourced from the Farmers Market. Plump western sausage, crisp apple wood smoked thick sliced bacon or ranch beef hash accompany a variety of entres like waffles with raspberry compote or an omlet with Black Forrest ham and smoked gouda cheese. Certinly we are responcive to dietary needs.
On the very healthy side there is homemade granola, cereals, and fresh fruit. Relish the culinary aspect of breakfast as well as the social interaction with the other guests. The dinning room has a comfortable ambiance where friends are made and ideas exchanged along with other interesting discussion. I can't immagine that the breakfast conversations were any more facinating when Teddy Roosevelt or William Howard Taft dined with Senator and Mrs. Warren in this room.
Coffee, tea & hot chocolate are on early
Weekdays breakfast is served 7:15 until 9:30
Weekends breakfast is served 8:30 until 10:30
We are pleased to prepair lunch for a gathering of friends, business group, or for a meeting in our conference center. The menu is quite varied from quick and light to full luncheons.
Good food in a comfortably elegant setting, seated dinners for six to fourty people.
Fine Wine & Dine Wine Pairing Dinners
Imerse your self in a delightful evening of food wine and entertainment. Add great conversation and the ambiance of the mansion and you will enjoy a great evening.
Murder Mystery Dinners
Have you ever wanted to be the super sleuth that solves the murder mystery? Join us for our regurlarry scheduled dinners or plan a private party.
Receptions Hors d'ouvres and Canapies
Food, beer, wine, and cocktails for 6 to one hundred and fifty people served in the elegant parlour, library and sitting rooms. A perfect way to entertain.
We offer a nice list of wines, a few beers, and a reasonable selection of liquors. Enjoy a glass of wine with a paired cheese plate on the patio in the afternoon. Or compliment a meal or reception.
Romantic Candle Light Dinner for Two
Pure Romance! Annually on Valentines Day, February 14th, your time to enjoy each other.
Romantic Valentines Complete Package
A beautiful setting, all the privacy in the world and the two of you for Valentine's Day! What an evening to remember! Let us provide the setting for your romantic rendezvous-an exquisite room, a bouquet of fragrant flowers, a candle light dinner, a leisurely breakfast.....what more can you ask for? If you want a little pampering, we can arrange that as well, a day at the spa, massage, or a relaxing evening by the fireplace. Package includes one night accommodation, flower bouquet, candle light dinner and breakfast for two.
Services and Amenities
Like any fine hotel, our caring staff provides concierge service and will arrange bar service, massage, day spa or afternoon tea for you.
A tradition that followed the landed gentry from England to the plains of Wyoming, and still lives on in Cheyenne today. Served every Friday and Saturday with seating from 2 pm until 4 pm. Join the Nagel Warren Mansion staff in period costume as it continues this wonderful ritual. The menu changes every season - winter, spring, summer, fall and a very special Christmas Afternoon Tea.
You'll be seated in your choice of the Parlour or Sitting Room and while you enjoy finely steeped teas and tea sandwiches, you can enjoy the company of friends or new acquaintances. Reservations are recommended. Libations are available. Have a smashing good time in a most ambient Victorian setting. Menu
Tea and biscuit is served for hotel guests from 4 pm until 6 pm daily. Beverage service is available.
Private parties for Afternoon Tea may be arranged for any day for 12 to 40 people.
Holiday Afternoon Tea - A Cheyenne Tradition
Celebrate the holidays by joining us for our annual Holiday Afternoon Tea. The mansion is decked out in traditional Victorian fashion; Jake Martin regales us with holiday music on the antique concert grand piano; and the tea menu expands to fill the 12-foot dining room table. Tea is served, by costumed waitresses, at individual tea tables set with fine English china and silver service. Our theme this year is Santa's Sleigh.
Holiday Tea is served most Fridays and Saturdays from Thanksgiving through the first weekend in January. The first seating begins at 1:30 and the last seating is at 3:40 pm, the price is $18.95 plus tax and gratuity. View
Reservations are required and a credit card number will be requested in order to hold the reservation.
Wine beer and liqour are available for guests Nagle Warren Mansion
We are pleased that we can serve alcoholic beverages. Our wine list is varied and intriguing. Call and premium liquors and cordials are available. The beer selection is limited with a few domestics and micros. Add to your beverage enjoyment with a cheese plate for two, paired to the wine of your choice or beer. After dinner relax with a warm brandy on a cool winter evening, a sherry, or dessert wine.
What ever your wants or needs, our hosts perform concierge services. We are pleased to arrange dinner reservations, manicure or hair appointments or assist you with dry cleaning services, brush or brushless car washes, gift baskets or anything else that arises. We like challenges but the more lead time we have, the better our responses! So let us know if we can assist you during your visit. concierge photo
Massage & Day Spa
For many of us, a relaxing weekend means massaging the stress out of our bodies. Our host can arrange for you to visit a nearby day spa that offers a variety of services.
Bridal Showers, Baby Showers & Engagement Parties
Whether you are the maid of honor for a soon-to-be bride or the mother of the bride, we can help you plan a wonderful get-together to suit the occasion. The mansion provides an elegant backdrop while you and your guests enjoy scrumptious pastries and treats prepared by our very own patchier. You provide the date and theme, we'll handle all the details! Please call for open dates and catering options. Go to tea menus.
Business Meetings and Conferences
Business travelers and meeting planners find the Mansion a great venue. Our guest rooms are designed and equipped for the business traveler. Add an ideal location, free on-site parking, a business center, airport pickup at CYS, a conference center for 2-20. Of course a full breakfast is included with overnight stays. add meeting breaks, luncheons, dinners, and attentive service; you have all the ingredients for success.
Pulling together a well-planned, well-run business meeting or conference is our specialty! And we have one of the most elegant settings in which to do it. The comfortable elegance of the mansion, our attention to detail and our highly-trained staff will ensure a successful meeting of the minds.
- Conveniently located - 10 minutes from anywhere in Cheyenne
- Parking - Reserved off-street spaces- Free
- Dining - 13 restaurants within walking distance
- Centrally Located - to Government offices, medical facilities and downtown
- Easy Access - From I-80 and I-25
Built For Business
- 12 luxurious rooms with phones in every room and desks in most rooms
- Each room has a private bath with tub and shower
- High speed internet access with POP 300
- 24-hour telephone call attendant and voice messaging
- 24-hour business center with fax, copier and computer
- Conference Center for 2-30 people
Personalized Care & Service
- Professional staff on duty from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Staff on grounds 24 hours a day
- Attentive staff pampers each guest
- AAA 4 Diamond Award winner
- Sensitive to your dietary concerns
Relax & Enjoy
- Full gourmet breakfast served 7:15 to 9:30 a.m., varies daily with lots of options
- Exercise facility open 24 hours daily
- Hot tub in enclosed gazebo
Corporate rates available for qualified corporate travelers with flexible cancellation policy. Easy reservation system: 1.800.811.2610 or 1.307.637.3333. Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have three meeting rooms that can be used for a variety of purposes. Each room can be arranged in theater-style, classroom style or configured around a conference table. We'll handle the set-up while you meet and greet your guests. And no need to pack equipment with you, we have the following materials on hand, at no extra charge.
- PowerPoint projector
- White boards and markers
- Flip chart and markers
- Overhead projector
- Slide projector
- Conference Phone
- Paper and pencils
- Laser Pointer
The Terry Ranch Room
Our Board Table provides plenty of workspace and every one can see each other, seating up to 20 people. A nice-sized rectangular room that measures 19.6 feet by 16 feet and accommodates up to 40 people Theater style, or 20 people Board Table style.
The Mule Shoe Ranch
Another spacious room that measures 20 foot by 16 foot and can hold up to 25 people theater-style and 18 people classroom style. Our conference table provides another option in seating and can hold up to 18 people.
The Cheyenne Social Club
For more intimate-style groups, this room measures 17 feet by 15 feet in size. The room can be arranged in theatre, classroom or with a conference table and can hold up to 12 people comfortably.
Weddings & Special Events
Create the most memorable day of your life in the rich ambiance of the Victorian era. Enjoy an elegant wedding, elopement, wedding reception, wedding dinner, rehearsal dinner, bridal tea or bridal shower. Our wedding planning page, dinner menu and reception menus are available to assist your planning.
All The Trimmings
An elegant setting for an intimate gathering. The Nagle Warren is the perfect location for your special day. The sky is the limit in what our staff can accomplish. As you descend down the staircase, all eyes will be on you! Rent the entire mansion for your family or guests. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast the morning of, then as you prepare for the special moment, we'll prepare for the guests. We are available to help assist you in the planning of this wonderful event.
Simple, Yet Elegant
When all you want is a private, small ceremony, allow the Nagle Warren staff to make your wedding dreams come true. A simple ceremony, performed either in the mansion or the garden, then a wonderful sit-down meal for you and your small group of family or friends. Allow us to take care of all the details. All you need to do is concentrate on making this a special day for you and your loved one!
If you don't stand on ceremony, then neither do we. Elope and spend the rest of the weekend having a great time with none of the hassles! We'll arrange for a Justice of the Peace or a minister to marry you within the mansion. Then afterwards, spend the evening as you please, either curled up together in your room or taking in historic Cheyenne. Package includes two witnesses, a judge, and the ceremony in front of the parlour fireplace.
For an evening to remember, make the Nagle Warren Mansion and all of its elegance, your honeymoon sweet! Complete privacy will be afforded you, along with champagne by the fireplace, chocolate dipped strawberries for a late night snack. In the morning, sleep all you want with a late check-out of 2 p.m. Pure luxury for lovers. Package includes one night's lodging, chocolate-dipped strawberries and a late check-out time. Champagne is available for a nominal fee
Bridal Showers, Baby Showers & Engagement Parties
Whether you are the maid of honor for a soon-to-be bride or the mother of the bride, we can help you plan a wonderful get-together to suit the occasion. The mansion provides an elegant backdrop while you and your guests enjoy scrumptious pastries and treats prepared by our very own paticier. You provide the date and theme, we'll handle all the details! Please call for open dates and catering options.
Planning A Wedding At The Nagle Warren Mansion
Whether you are married at the Nagle Warren, or elsewhere, the Mansion is an ideal location for an elegant celebration. We can provide a catered reception for up to 150 people, or a seated meal for a maximum of 40. Alcoholic beverages can be provided. The more we know about your vision, the better we can assist you in fulfilling it.
We believe in personalized service and will be delighted to assist you in making your wedding a unique event that truly reflects your personal style. The more we know about your preferences, the more able we are to help.
We have prepared a number of planning tips as an aid to help you formulate your ideas, and perhaps even generate some new thoughts, as you prepare for your event. We also suggest that you take a few minutes to read over the wedding policies which will assist in your planning. Please Visit Our Website for more information.
Events and Packages
Fine Wine & Dine at The Mansion
Savor distinctive foods perfectly paired with fine wines, served in comfortable elegance by our warm and genial staff, and graced by pleasant conversation with your fellow guests. The Wine Guy, Robin Day, shares insights on how these exceptional wines enhance the flavors and delight the pallet.
A Romantic Valentine's Evening
A beautiful setting, all the privacy in the world and the two of you for Valentine's Day! What an evening to remember! Let us provide the setting for your romantic rendezvous - an exquisite room, a bouquet of fragrant flowers, a candlelit dinner, a leisurely breakfast….what more could you ask for?
If you want a little pampering, we can arrange that as well, a day at the spa, massage, or a relaxing evening at the fire. Package includes one night of accommodations either on Valentine's Day or the weekend preceding or following this romantic eve, candlelit dinner for two in the parlour or sitting room, and a gourmet breakfast for two. Additional nights and services available.
Cheyenne Independence Day - Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
July 4th; 3pm – 5pm
House Avenue & East 17th Street
Music, Ice Cream, Lemonade
Presented by: Deselms Fine Art and Nagle Warren Mansion B&B
Visit the Hell on Wheels Shootout with hundreds of people in full western character. Spend some time at the events at the Cheyenne Depot Plaza, the Ice Cream Social, and on to the fireworks at
Frontier Park. Take one of our picnics, pick out a spot and the fireworks start just after dark. You will have enjoyed a full and interesting day.
A Victorian Holiday Celebration
From soft, green garlands to the twinkling white lights outlining the mansion's exterior, come celebrate the season at the Nagle Warren Mansion. From Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, the mansion is transformed into a holiday wonderland.
Join us for our very special Christmas High Teas or drop by for a bit of caroling and eggnog. It's the perfect way to take the edge off the holiday season and celebrate it in style. Rise to a delicious gourmet breakfast that will give you all the energy you need to hit the shops. And don't worry about rising early, you're in Cheyenne where the pace is slow and shopping is unique and easy-going.
This year, escape the malls and meander over to Sierra Trading Post, Dillards, The Wrangler, Just Dandy, Home Depot or Wyoming Home. When you have your wish lists whittled down or finished, relax at the mansion and enjoy the numerous holiday events about town.
Goblins & Ghouls Halloween Getaway
Tour Cheyenne's Ghostly places and learn about our wonderful goblins and ghouls on the Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley. Arrive early and enjoy a delightful dinner at one of the fifteen restaurants in walking distance. After the trolley return to the comfort and safety of the mansion for a great nights rest and gourmet breakfast in the morning. Late check out encouraged. Package includes: trolley tickets, self guided Historic Lakeview Cemetery Tour, one (1) night accommodations and a full breakfast for two people.Priced from $155.00 plus tax. Call for reservations at 800-811-2610. Subject to ticket availability.
Artist of the Month & Art Design & Dine Art Walk
Each Month we have a guest artist exhibit in the Conference center.Most of the shows are hung for the entire month. On the second Thursday of each month there is a community art walk called Art Design & Dine. The many galleries feature a special artist for each walk in addiotion to their regular show.
Cheyenne Frontier Days at the Nagle Warren Mansion
The "Daddy of Them All." Join the excitement as the world's best cowboys compete for some of the highest prize money in this 106 plus year old rodeo. Eight great rodeos, nine super star concerts, four great parades, western art show combine for ten days of emence fun. Make the Nagle your home and live like a cattle baron. We can't let the cowboys have all of the fun, so we have some in-house activities to enhance your stay. Our midweek package includes three evenings of accommodation, one rodeo and one night show for two people. The package is available Sunday evening through Thursday evening and the tickets are the best available at the time of booking.
Prairies to Peaks Plein Air
Prairies to Peaks Plein Air occures annually during the first couple of weeks in August. Deselms Fine Art in cooperation with the Cheyenne art community. There are very talanted artist from all over the country that come to Wyoming to participate.
The Nagle Warren Mansion was built by Erasmus Nagle in 1888. It is one of the few remaining fine homes built during the 1880s, when Cheyenne was the richest city, of its size, in the world.
Mr. Nagle came to Cheyenne in 1867 to engage in the grocery business. He had previously been a merchant in the mining towns of the Colorado Rockies. His business in Cheyenne grew to become one of the most extensive in the Territory of Wyoming, Colorado, western Nebraska, western South Dakota and a tip of North Dakota. His business interests became quite diverse and he was also a key player in expansion into the Black Hills when gold was discovered there.
As a citizen of Cheyenne, Mr. Nagle held a number of civic offices, including commissioner of the Capitol Building Committee. It was then that he built the mansion, utilizing the services of the architect who was engaged for the state capitol building. The stone used on the exterior of the mansion had been rejected by the contractor for the State Capitol Building. The completed residence cost $50,000. This figure included all details, equipment and furnishings.
Unfortunately, Mr. Nagle was alive to enjoy his mansion for only about two years. He died of peritonitis leaving a wife, Emma Jane (Houseman) and a son, George. The Nagles rented the property to General George Randall, from 1907 – 1910.
In April 1910, the property at 222 East 17th Street, was sold to Senator F.E. Warren and his second wife, the former Clara La Baron Morgan, purchased the home. Upon Senator Warren’s death in 1929, Clara gave the mansion to the YWCA, fully furnished, for use as chaperoned housing for single women and a social place for the people of Cheyenne. It was during the “Y” period that the building contractor’s words proved true and the soft stone exterior began to crumble. In order to preserve the building it was covered in stucco around 1960. Don and Barbara Sullivan purchased the house in 1985 and raised a family in the home. The home was then sold to Jim Osterfoss in 1997, at which time it was turned into a bed and breakfast.
The mansion has many elegant features, suitable for its location on Cattle Baron’s Row. Those of special note include the Moorish style tile of the vestibule floor, the original Moroccan chandelier in the entry hall, the carved leather ceilings, original stained glass and crystal windows, cherry paneling in the foyer, parquet floors throughout the first floor, two cast brass fireplaces with mirrors to the ceilings, a marble fireplace and impressive oak woodwork in the dining room, library and sitting room. Details worthy of particular note are the bronze medallions set in the front doors and newel posts, elaborate detail on the door knobs and hinges, oak galleries over the dining room windows, and two large paintings in the parlour that Mrs. Nagle commissioned for the house when it was new.
The carriage house was originally the stable for the mansion. It was built to accommodate four carriages, a four-horse stable, a tack room, hayloft and a groom’s room which served two people. There was also an area on the main level in which horses were hitched, unhitched and washed. When automobiles came on the scene, the north door on House Street side, was widened and a mechanic’s pit was added. In 1934 the YWCA installed a dance floor and stage. Later storage was added in the back of the building with a small kitchen, bath and dressing room behind the stage. During that period it was known as the “Y Playhouse” and was used by many community groups for dances, classes, meetings, church services and other events. Behind the carriage house is the original stone smoke house.
The mansion has twelve guest rooms, each with its own bathroom. Six rooms are in the main house and six are located in the Carriage House, which is now connected to the main house. The third floor tower room and snuggery are available for guest use, as is the workout room on the garden level. Public areas of the home include the Parlour, Sitting Room, Dining Room and Library as well as three conference rooms on the garden level. The grounds include a hot tub room, patio, fountain, and gardens.
Enjoy Cheyenne and “Live the Legend.” We provide information on local restaurants, walking tours, events, hiking, biking, birding, Bison Tours, entertainment, local history and museums.
The "Magic City of the Prairie" sprang up in 1867 when the Union Pacific Railroad arrived. Soon it was the hub on the transcontinental railroad, quickly becoming the richest city per capita in the world. The streets were filled with both fine millinery and the dust and dirt from cattle drives making their way from Texas.
It was an exciting time filled with great promise, exciting adventures and new sights. A place where the wealthy aristocrats from the east and the west came to play. Today, the remnants of yesterday can still be found in the well-preserved downtown buildings and stately mansions on 17th Street and Carey Ave. Visit Cheyenne website
Calendar of Events from Cheyenne Chamber
Cheyenne Street Trolley Tours, May through September The Trolley offers fully-narrated historic city tours that capture the lively character of the days gone by. You may get off of the trolley and visit at each museum, however, we suggest that you return by auto. The tickets may be purchased at the Visitors Center in the Cheyenne Depot.
S&V Carriages offer free downtown carriage rides June through September. Steve and Virginia teach in the local schools. During the summer they enjoy driving their horses and carriages through the down town with a bite of the local lore. Please support their sponsers.
A ferrier will be shoeing horses on Fridays, May through September, at the Cheyenne Stable. The stable is on 15th Street just west of the depot. The horses belong to the the Cheyenne Police Department's mounted unit.
Railroad fans will want to pick up the Tracks Brochure that details some of the rich Railroad History of Cheyenne, the Union Pacific Railroad, and The Transcontinental Railroad.
Who Needs A Horse When Walking Shoes Will Do? There’s nothing like a morning or evening walk to comfort the soul. Centered perfectly in town, the Nagle Warren Mansion is just a short jaunt to most of the town’s greatest treasures. Try one of our walking tours.
Bit O Wyo Ranch
One of a kind western entertainment and fabulous trail rides can create a cowboy experience at the Bit O Wyo Ranch. The Ranch is located in the foothills of the Medicine Bow National Forest between Cheyenne and Laramie. Open Memorial Day until Labor Day. Our guests have really enjoyed this show. We are happy to make the arrangements for you.
Terry Bison Ranch
Bison or buffalo Tours and Horseback riding at the Terry Bison Ranch both year around, take care of winter weather for riding. The Terry Ranch was one of Senator Warrens nineteen ranches. Today the ranch boasts a heard of over two thousand buffalo. The Bison tours get up close and personal with the bison. The guided horseback rides are walk only and fur even for novices. Reservations are encouraged, we can help.
CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS
The "Daddy of Them All" Cheyenne Frontier Days is the largest outdoor rodeo in the United States. Cowboys from all over come to test their mettle and you are so close to the action that you might have to dodge the dirt stirred up by wild horses and snorting bulls. Cowboy up the last full week of July every year. Watch the western stars come out at the star studded evening concerts and then go ride the mechanical bull. Our package includes three nights of lodging, rodeo(1), and night show(1) tickets, (best available seating at time of booking) for 2 people. Cowboy Up! All you need is a hat, a shirt, Wrangler Jeans and you can "Live the Legend" Schedules, activities, everything you could want to know. Cheyenne Frontier Days & Rodeo Also see Cheyenne Frontier Days at the Nagle Warren for special activities at the Mansion.
THE CHEYENNE DEPOT
Just blocks away from the Nagle Warren Mansion is the gem of Cheyenne, the historic Cheyenne Depot. Recently renovated, this historic old depot is now home to a variety of businesses including a new restaurant, The Snake River Pub & Brewery. You can eat dinner, enjoy a Cheyenne microbrew and watch the trains make their way through the train yards.
Need to know more about Cheyenne, the old ticket booth is now home to the Cheyenne Visitors Bureau staff who can give you all kinds of ideas about what to do while you’re in town. And on the west side of the building, you can visit the newly opened Depot Museum. Here you’ll learn about the old steam engines that moved people and supplies from New York to San Francisco and from Montana to New Mexico when Cheyenne was a hub on the Trans Continental Railroad.
The plaza in front of the depot is a great gathering spot for locals, especially during late summer months when the farmer’s market takes over the space on Saturday mornings or in the summer on Fridays when bands fill the air with great music.
While you’re at the depot, don’t miss going outside by the tracks. As you look across the rail yard, you can see the historic old round house where Union Pacific Railroad still maintains its steam locomotives. If you want a bird’s eye view of Union Pacifics operation, you can walk south up Warren or Central Avenue to the bridge and watch the trains heading both east and west with their cargo.
The area offers a large variety of birds. On the high prairie we find species like the Mountain Plover and a lot of raptors. Moving west just a few miles, you will find pine and aspen forests and a little further some sub alpine terrain. We have developed a guide to birding in the region Cheyenne, Nothern Colorado (all 8 miles south), Vedawoo, Laramie, Torington & the Goshen Hole, and Western Nebraska Birding in the Cheyenne Area.
PEDALING THE STREETS OF CHEYENNE
Whether you like the thrill of steep terrain or the feeling you get as you gently meander through town on two wheels, Cheyenne has a something for every bicycling enthusiast. Burn off a few of those wonderful calories you’ve enjoyed at the mansion as you tour through town on a pair of 1954 replica Schwinn bikes available for your use.
For those with a bit more bravado, just a 30-minute drive will lead you to some of the best trails and breathtakingly beautiful vistas at Vedawoo, the home of "mysterious rocks." It’s your choice of easy rolling terrain or heart-stopping downhill adventure at this recreational site just west of town. Take it slow or notch it up but while you’re there, enjoy the incredible scenery and wildlife. Just another idea of how to spend your weekend in Cheyenne. Curt Goudy State Park has added a 25 mile stacked loop system Mt Biking terrain. , Single Tracks.com, , Vedawoo area
Your Cheyenne museums passport is your ticket to experience the rich history of Cheyenne's thrilling and celebrated past. Relive the drama of the pioneers who built Cheyenne and explore the exciting cultural centers that showcase the wonders of Wyoming.
Cell Phone Audio Tours may be enjoyed by museum patrons in all seven museums. The audio tours describe individual museum exhibits, enhancing the experience with additional depth and information and at your personal convenience.
Cheyenne Depot Museum http://www.cheyennedepotmuseum.org
Nelson Museum Of The West http://www.nelsonmuseum.com
Wyoming State Museum http://www.wyomuseum.org
Wyoming State Capitol http://www.wyoming.gov
Cheyenne Botanic Gardens http://www.botanic.org
Cheyenne Frontier Days & Old West Museum http://www.oldwestmuseum.org
Historic Governor's Mansion http://www.wyoparks.state.wy.us/Site/SiteInfo.asp?siteID=18
- From I 25 coming from Denver or Casper, get onto I 80 EAST toward Omaha. The first exit is # 362 Central Avenue, Exit here. Turn left on Central Ave.
- I 80 from Omaha headed west, Exit # 362 Central Avenue exit here and turn right on Central Avenue.
- When you are headed north on Central Avenue go 1.2 miles and you will go over a large bridge. At the foot of the bridge, sweep right on to Lincolnway. Get into the left lane immediately and go one block to House Avenue. Turn left on House Avenue and go one block to 17th Street. We are located on the far left corner. 222 East 17th Street.
- From the Cheyenne Airport CYS you will leave the airport on 8th Avenue headed west. Go two blocks to Central Avenue. Turn left on Central Avenue and continue to 17th Street. (20 blocks) Turn left on 17th Street and go two blocks to House Avenue. We are on the near left corner. 222 East 17th Street
- For other directions please call. If lost send up smoke signals.
DIA Denver International Airport.
- Leave Denver International Airport west on Pena Boulevard .
- Take the E-470 Tollway N exit, Exit 6B, toward Boulder/Fort Collins
- Take E-470 N 17 miles (27 km) to Exit 47 onto I-25 north toward Fort Collins
- Take I-25 north 80 miles (128 km), into Wyoming, to Exit 8D onto I80 east toward Omaha
- Take I-80 east 2.5 (4 km) miles to Exit 362 to Central Avenue
- Turn left, north, on Central Avenue.
- Central Avenue go 1.2 miles (1.9 km) and you will go over a large bridge.
- At the foot of the bridge, sweep right on to Lincolnway.
- Get into the left lane immediately and go one block to House Avenue.
- Turn left onto House Avenue and go one block to 17th Street.
- We are located on the far left corner. 222 East 17th Street.
Returning to DIA Denver International Airport
- Leave the Mansion and drive west on 17th Street 2 blocks to Central Avenue
- Turn left, south, onto Central Avenue go 1.6 miles (2.6 km) to I-80, west, toward Laramie
- Take I-80, west, 2.4 miles (3.9 km) to Exit 359A onto I-80 south toward Denver
- Take I-80 80 miles (128 km) to Exit 288 to E-470
- Take Exit 228 onto E-470 tollway, east, toward Limon/Denver International Airport 17 miles (27 km).
- Take Exit 28, east, onto Pena Boulevard toward Denver International Airport.