Rental unit in mansion hosted by Melanie And Eric
2 guests · Studio · 1 bed · 1 bath
The Gage/Murphy Mansion is a crown jewel from the early days of Prescott and located just 2 blocks away from Courthouse Square and Whiskey Row. Originally constructed in 1895 as the family home of business tycoon E.B. Gage, and later railroad tycoon Frank M. Murphy, this restored monument of local history has been just steps away from the heart of Prescott for over 125 years.
The entire home is 7274 sq ft with a total of 10 units spread out amongst 3 floors and a basement, each unique to one another in size, layout, and design – come back and stay at them all for a different experience each time! You will not find another gem like this in all of Prescott.
Unit 1B – “The Speakeasy” is on the basement level and used to be an actual Speakeasy during prohibition! Prior to that, poker games of the affluent were played in this very suite by the Mansion’s owners and friends, including rumored guests Doc Holliday and one would assume Wyatt Earp and gang. One of our most special units, representative of a time in the Prescott days of old.
The unit is approx. 380 sq ft with 1 bed/1 bath and has 1 large bedroom with a queen size bed and 39” TV, a small dining table with chairs, bathroom with a stand-up shower, and a full kitchen for your use and enjoyment. Unique to this unit is the large private patio next to the Mansion’s mural with direct access to Gurley St through the back gate.
**The basement units are our most unique units as you can see from the pictures. They are a bit darker and cooler than the main floor units and have a basement feel to them. 1B has mostly stone for walls and there are some exposed pipes along the walls and ceilings that you can sometimes hear water flowing through. You’ll likely hear some footsteps from guests staying above you as well as the occasional humming of a portable AC unit. We’ve had past guests that have considered this room their favorite and loved the “cool” factor of it, and we’ve had others that felt it had more of a “spooky” vibe and didn’t feel the same. We think it’s an amazing one-of-a-kind space but at the end of the day it’s about guest preference and we understand that everyone’s tastes are different. Please review the pictures of the room and we’d be more than happy to answer any additional questions you have before booking as there will be no refunds for cancelled reservations.
The building itself has two main entrances. One is through the front door of the home which can be accessed from the front porch on the north side of the house that faces Gurley St. The other is located through the Mansion’s side door on the West side of the building, which you can see from S Alarcon St. The side door is closer to the parking, but the main entrance is a bit more “grand” – feel free to use either.
Unit 1B has two private entrances. The main entrance can be accessed through the front door of the home towards the back of the lobby, directly across and down the stairs from the unit 2 door. The back entrance is down the stairs off of the main front porch, which will take you down to the Speakeasy’s private patio where you’ll see the back entrance door. The stairs can be a little dark at night and there’s an immediate drop off when you first enter the room so please watch your steps.
Other Things to Note
Please respect and take care of the home during your stay. Much of it is original and cannot be replaced.
As much of it is original please expect some creaking floors and other noises and sights that come with a home that’s well over 100 years old. We think it adds to the appeal! But not everyone may think the same way so, just a heads up :).
Parking is first come first serve and is limited to 1 vehicle per unit. There is an upper level parking lot accessed via the private road immediately to the south of the building, and a smaller lower level parking lot on the same level as the building. Street parking is also available.
The location is amazing – just 2 short blocks from the square! However, like any other hotels or stays that are near a city center there may be some noise (mostly passing traffic) to deal with. The south side and lower floor rooms (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 2B) are quieter. And the ones closest to Gurley St (4, 7, 1B) are slightly noisier. Some guests notice it, others don’t, but we thought it deserved at least a mention to consider when booking.
All rooms have at least 1 portable A/C unit for those summer months when it can get a little warm. The larger units have 2 in them. There are fans in each room as well. For the winter months there is a boiler system that generates heat for the house and all rooms.
All TV’s are subscribed to Hulu Live TV which includes 75+ channels and all Hulu content. Other streaming apps are installed but depending on the service you may need to login to them using your own account info to access content. Please log out of them before leaving to prevent the use of your account by others.
All guests have access to the common areas of the home as well as the outside common areas. While you are free to explore the inside of the Mansion please be considerate of other guests that may be staying and do your best not to disturb them, including keeping noise down to a reasonable level.
There is a shared laundry room on the south side of the building. Laundry supplies are not provided but there are 2 washers and 2 dryers available for use if you provide your own.
A commercial water softener is connected to the house. Its still not advisable to drink directly from the faucet but the showers and linens should feel nice! Enjoy!
Please read the Guest book in the unit for more details on the Mansion, it’s unique history, important house rules, and other useful info.
We want you to have the most comfortable and enjoyable stay possible, so if there’s anything we can do to make your stay better please just let us know!
HAVE A GREAT STAY WE ARE THRILLED TO HAVE YOU!