EMAIL OR CALL TIM TODAY! IF YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE VIEWED ON OUR SITE THAN WE ANSWERED , TIM WOULD BE GLAD TO CHAT WITH YOU! TIM SPENT MANY LONG HOURS RECLAIMING THE REMNANTS LEFT IN GUNNISON OF THESE HISTORICAL STRUCTURES AND LOVES TO SPEAK ABOUT THEIR VALUE AND BEAUTY TO ALL AND ESPECIALLY TO THOSE WHO ADMIRE SALVAGING TO RE-PURPOSE AS HE DOES!
348 ROBERTSON DRIVE,OLD FORT , N.C. 28762
MANY AN ARTICLE HAS BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT THE CAPTIVATING LA VETA HOTEL. A BOOK HAS ALSO BEEN WRITTEN BY ANNE ZUGELDER ON THE LA VETA HOTEL. HER HISTORY IS RICH. SUCH EVENTS AS "PRESIDENTS'BALL", "FIREMEN'S ANNUAL BALL","ELK'S BANQUET",STATE CONVENTION, AND "MASONIC BALL" TOOK PLACE IN THIS HOTEL. A CHRISTMAS DINNER WAS SERVED TO THE CITIZENS IN 1889 WITH A MENU EQUAL TO THAT OF A LARGER CITY OF THE DAY! GUNNISON, BEING CALLED "SUNSHINE CITY OF THE WORLD," WAS THE PROUD HOME OF THIS HOTEL UNTIL 1943. THE LA VETA WAS ADVERTISED AS THE GRANDEST HOTEL WEST OF THE MISSOURI .IN A SMALL TOWN WITH TINY LOG CABINS ALL AROUND, THE LA VETA STOOD AS A MONUMENT TO ALL WHO HAD VISIONS OF WEALTH IN THIS UPCOMING WESTERN TOWN. SHE WAS A BEACON OF HOPE AND THE FUTURE. NOTHING WAS SPARED TO ENHANCE HER GRANDEUR. THAT SHOWS STILL TODAY IN THE RELICS RECLAIMED FROM EVEN THE LAST BITS OF HER SKELETAL REMAINS.THE GHOST'S OF GUNNISON'S PAST DANCE AMONG THE MEMORIES ENCAPSULED WITHIN THESE PRECIOUS RELICS FROM THE LA VETA HOTEL. WHY NOT INVITE SOME OF THE GHOSTS OF GUNNISONS PAST TO ADORN YOUR STRUCTURE AS WELL. THEY WILL MOST CERTAINLY LIFT THE SPIRITS THAT GATHER AROUND THEM!
Photo courtesy of Marian Deering (Ball at the La Veta)
A MOMENT IN TIME CAPTURED IN THE 1880's, AS IF TIME WERE STANDING STILL, FOR ALL TO VIEW THE LAVISH EVENTS IN A GRAND HOTEL CALLED THE LA VETA.
RECLAIMED HISTORY IN BUILDING MATERIALS
Surrounding yourself with the timeless beauty from a by-gone era soothes the soul in a mysteriously palpable way.
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GHOSTS OF GUNNISON'S PAST
Reclaimed Building Materials From Gunnison Colorado
Welcome to a brief moment in time when the beginnings of a novel western town were captured by an extravagant Hotel and held hostage to the beauty and uniqueness of its creation for centuries. The La Veta's grandiose spirit lives on in the timeless sacred bones reclaimed here with a few other bones from the Ghosts of Gunnisons Past as well. Enjoy the Journey back in time with us! May a piece of this spirit filled era capture you as well!
LA VETA HOTEL
BEAMS MADE WITH SUCH CRAFTSMANSHIP OF THE 1800'S ERA AND MATERIAL; THEY WILL NEVER BE FOUND AGAIN!
(the age of the wood could be 1000 years + and is in the process of being carbon dated)
STEEL ITEMS CONSTRUCTED AT THE GUNNISON FOUNDRY WITH PRIDE AND DETAIL OF THE 1880,S !
STONE & BRICK
HANDCARVED DETAILED STONE WITH BEAUTIFUL ARTISAN ATTENTION TO EACH MARK. BRICK MADE BY THE CLAY OF THE GUNNISON COUNTRY!
IT WAS STATED BY MR. ARNETT OF ARNETT AND COMPANY OF COLORADO SPRINGS THAT "there is no incorrect workmanship.Mitering was done with the skill of colonial carpentry. Where two boards come together , the joining is perfect." "The plumb of the structure is perfect." "If I could buy such workmanship now, I should consider myself lucky. McCanne (speaking of D.J. McCanne who surpervised the building of the La Veta and wrote, "Memoirs of a Civil Engineer") must have had unlimited time,manpower, and money."THE GUNNISON NEW CHAMPION, 8/31/44, by:Lois Borland.
WE INVITE YOU TO VIEW THE MATERIALS AND ALLOW YOUR SENSES TO FOLLOW THE 1880'S TO A PERIOD OF TIME WHEN ARCHITECTURAL MATERIALS WERE MADE FROM THE HEART OF THE CRAFTSMEN! ENVISION THESE BEAUTIFUL RELICS OF OLD IN YOUR HOME OR PROJECT. YOUR GUESTS WILL MOST ASSUREDLY ADMIRE THESE RELICS AS MUCH AS YOU! OF COURSE THEN THE STORIES WILL DRIFT TOWARD THE VISION OF CAPTAIN MULLIN IN THE 1800's, OF A MAGNIFICENT HOTEL FOR THE WEST SIDE OF GUNNISON COLORADO,IT'S BEGINNINGS,LIFE, AND RESTING PLACE IN YOUR CARE . THIS WILL BE THE PURCHASE OF A LIFETIME!