Visitors that commit to a trek down the Mansion’s long upstairs hallway are rewarded by this treasured room. Most likely a guest retreat, the West Bedroom offers the most impressive views of any room in the Mansion, including the windmill to the south, Front Range to the west, and downtown Denver to the north. An outdoor patio nearly encircles the entire room and a corner fireplace provides warmth on cold days. The adjoining full bathroom features a five-head shower and walls hand-painted in Asian motif by an artist commissioned by Frank Kistler the early 1930s.
The pretty little girl seen in the portrait above the fireplace is Joan Phipps, daughter of the Mansion’s last private owner, Lawrence Phipps, Jr. The Phipps family generously donated the painting to be displayed permanently in the Mansion.