Step back in time and experience history in our former bordello, Lux Rooms. The two-story brick building has been converted into seven boutique hotel rooms. The bordello operated illegally yet openly for nearly a century before closing in the late 1980s.Our halls and rooms honor the women who worked here by telling their stories and documenting their contribution to the town’s past. Join us for a unique stay in historic Wallace, ID.
Incredible history meets breathtaking natural beauty in Wallace and the surrounding Silver Valley. Wallace produced more silver than any other mining district in the United States. With a “work hard, play hard” attitude, the town became known for a permissive approach toward drinking, gambling and prostitution. Illegal yet condoned, brothel-based sex work openly flourished. Locals believed that sex work prevented rape and bolstered the economy, so long as it was regulated and confined to the northeastern part of town. Madams in Wallace enjoyed unprecedented status as influential businesswomen, community leaders, and philanthropists..