UPDATE: Temporary Closure

Posted: March 7th, 2017

Due to medical reasons Karen will not be opening the house or cabins for business this season. Currently considering new ownership. For more information contact Dave or Reine Broome at

UPDATE – Karen’s Cabins are up and running!

Posted: July 9th, 2016

The Calamity Jane and Bickford cabins on the grounds of the Gingerbread House are available to rent. Book now by calling Gwen on 208 727 7101.  Use the contact form on this website, or email Gwen directly at  Enjoy your Virginia City summer!

Bickford Cabin

Posted: October 8th, 2013

This is an older picture of the Bickford Cabin. Even though it is small inside guests really feel cozy in it. This year I added a flower box that I made.  Stayed tuned for a new picture. Don’t hold your breath because I forgot to take one this year!


[photo 1210179] Karen's Cabin Multiple Entrance

What a great Season!

Posted: October 8th, 2013
Thanks to all you wonderful guests from the 2013 season.   It was so much fun meeting you and I took great pleasure in helping you enjoy your stays.  The 150th Anniversary season of the discovery of gold was a big one here in Virginia City but next year will also be interesting because we will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of Montana as a territory.   Come visit and help us take part in a whole new list of activities and events.





Posted: March 13th, 2012

Welcome to my new website! This summer looks like it will be another great time to visit Virginia City. There is a great chance that the little train will be running. The Montana Heritage Commission is working deligently to try and make that happen. I will post updates on the large engine, #12, as I have news. Other changes this year at The Gingerbread House include late afternoon appetizers and beverages, wine, beer or non alcoholic drinks for the enjoyment of guests staying in the house itself. Come and visit! Take care, Karen