Leadville, Colorado is the highest incorporated town in North America at 10,152 feet above sea level. If you have ever wanted to know what it is like to sit on top of the world for a weekend, Leadville is a great place to stay.

Today, we're taking a closer look at Leadville's old Lutheran Church, originally completed in 1888. Today, the restored property is known as Leadville's Pink Church, an Airbnb perfect for wedding parties or escaping with friends.

Leadville's Lutheran Church

This amazing old A-frame church used to sit at the old Climax Mine site on top of Freemont Pass, about 13 miles North of Leadville, Colorado. It was moved to the corners of West James and 8th Street in Leadville during the 1960s.

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The Church Turned Pink in the 1970s

A resident by the name of Brian Shepherd purchased the church in the late 1970s and turned the building into a dance studio. He painted the exterior pink and black, which led to the nickname, "Pink Church."  Residents of Leadville at the time remember Shepherd dancing through the streets of Leadville in a tutu. By 1981, Leadville Police raided the church and discovered Shepherd's 25 pot plants.

Modern Bells and Whistles

New owners purchased the church with the hope of restoring it in 1994. In 2024, this iconic church is now available as an Airbnb vacation rental for up to seven guests. Scroll through the photos below to see the restored church, beautiful stained glass, and modern bells and whistles like electric window blinds, heated floors, wifi, smart TV, and everything you need for an awesome weekend stay in Leadville.

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History buffs won't believe their eyes when they see the renovations done to Leadville's Lutheran Church, built in 1888. It's now a fully restored and remodeled Airbnb vacation rental offering one of the most unique views of Leadville, Colorado.

Gallery Credit: Wesley Adams

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