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Gunnison River Vacation Home (Colorado Getaway)

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Our four-season vacation home is located on the banks of the world renowned Gunnison River known for its blue ribbon trout fishing, kayaking, and rafting. This lodge-like home is your perfect Colorado home base for every summer and winter activity in the Gunnison and Crested Butte region. You simply won't find a better vacation home for the value in a hundred miles.

Here's what our guests have said.

REVIEWS

The Walker's said...'Your home on the river is spectacular'

The O'Dell's said...'A little piece of Heaven on earth'

The Hine's said...'Never stayed in a home that was so well equipped'

The Shewbrooks said... 'One of the best vacation destinations in the USA'

The Henga's said...'Wow! What a wonderful place to stay!'

The Garza's said...'Not the typical rental. This place is FIRST CLASS'

The Thompson's said...'The river view was fantastic'

The Lipcomb's said...'My dream trout fishing adventure of a lifetime'

The Fowler's said...'The fly fishing was GREAT!'

The Driggins' said...'Gunnison River Lodge is a place of spectacular views'

The Nell's said...'Beauty out every window'

The Wienert's said...'We’ll all miss the sound of the river'

The Longing's said...'What a lovely home with a spectacular view!'

The Ice's said...'In short the Gunnison River Lodge is AWESOME!'

This fully furnished vacation home features 2 large stone fireplaces located on the upper and lower levels; upper and lower level decks overlooking the river; open floor plan living/dining area with beamed cathedral ceilings for your comfort and entertaining; fully equipped/modern kitchen; large den with game, pool table, organ, and piano.

Four furnished bedrooms accommodating 10 people comfortably with 12 possible; 3 bathrooms; laundry room with washer/dryer; cable television, high definition large screen television; and high-speed internet. The home can accommodate two additional guests (for a total of 12) with our roll away beds. There is plenty of room for two vehicles and all your gear in the over-sized two car garage.

Our home is your setting for a perfect vacation getaway. No matter what the occasion, whether serious fishing expeditions, family fishing or snow skiing vacations, golf outings; family reunions; university events; or corporate and private retreats, this home is ideal. We're on-the-water so you can fish right out the back door. You can also launch your own kayaks or tubes on-site as well.

We're located just 3 minutes from the town of Gunnison and the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport. Just a few miles downstream the Gunnison River flows into Colorado’s largest body of water, known as Blue Mesa Reservoir where sight seeing, boating, sailing, and fishing abound. If you’re inclined for a game of golf you’ll be excited to know that we're actually surrounded by the Dos Rios golf course where the public is welcome.

Fishing – ESPN recently ranked the Gunnison River as 'the best overall freestone trout river in America'. The famous blue ribbon waters of the Gunnison River offer trophy Brown, Rainbow, and Cutthroat trout literally within 50 feet of the house. Within 30 minutes drive you can also be on the Taylor River, East River, Spring Creek, Lake Fork of the Gunnison, or Blue Mesa Reservoir. The possibilities are simply endless. Also, if you happen to stay with us in the September-November timeframe you can catch the Kokanee salmon in the river as they make their way upstream to the Roaring Judy hatchery. Picture yourself spending a day from dawn to dusk with great fishing, rafting, kayaking, hiking, skiing, exploring abandoned goldmines, or just relaxing on the deck and listening to the river.

Skiing – Just a short 30 minutes away is the picturesque town and resort of Crested Butte. Crested Butte features some of the finest snow skiing and snowboarding in the country. Crested Butte is not only known as the 'Last Great Colorado Ski Town' it offers an amazing shopping experience with its prominent Victorian architecture within the ever popular Crested Butte's national historic district. You'll pay a fraction of the cost with us, versus lodging in Crested Butte. In fact, this home would cost upwards of $800/night in Crested Butte.

Hiking and Biking Adventures - The Hartman Rocks, visible from the front yard, provides a high-desert (8,000 ft above sea level) riding/hiking adventure over a 6,000 acre basin. Diverse options include both miles of smooth, sage-lined single track to concentrated slick-rock technical sections. Trails are for bikers, runners, hikers and there are climbing/bouldering areas as well.

More Details

Property Manager
Jeff and Beth Turner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Jeff and Beth Turner

Jeff and Beth Turner - We love the outdoors and our place in Gunnison provides the perfect setting to explore and enjoy everything that Colorado has to offer. Jeff is eager to help anyone wanting some extra tips and suggestions for fishing in the Gunnison area - just ask. Beth can help the ladies with ideas for exploring the local shops in the Gunnison area.

Jeff and Beth Turner purchased this house in 2007

Why Jeff and Beth Turner chose Southwestern Colorado

It is the perfect location for everything in the Gunnison and Crested Butte region. If you don't have enough to do with the river at your doorstep, you are only a short walk, bike ride, or drive to literally hundreds of other activities in the region.

What makes this house unique

Riverfront, trout fishing on the premises, golfing within walking distance to the clubhouse, Hiking in Hartman Rocks area out the front door, numerous restaurants and shopping within 3 miles, Snow skiing and high end shopping at Crested Butte just 30 minutes drive, Perfect starting point for visiting the Gunnison River, Taylor River, Lake Fork of the Gunnison, Black Canyon, East River, Lake Irwin, Taylor Reservoir, and Blue Mesa Reservoir.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We thought you’d like to know that our stay here was relaxing, rejuvenating, and recharging – everything a vacation should be. This location will always be dear to us because our families gathered here to celebrate our parents’ 50th Wedding Anniversary. Thank You for providing the amenities that made our stay so enjoyable! May future visitors have as blessed a time as we did!
May 2008
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Amenities

Gunnison House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Rollaways - 2 twin/ single , Two luxury rollaways are available to be place where needed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
4 Season vacationing. Also on premises for the music lovers are a Piano and Organ. Incredible Lodging Value for a Colorado vacation experience.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Gunnison River Vacation Home (Colorado Getaway)
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
5

Great graduation gathering

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place! Beautiful! Clean! Well stocked kitchen!

And the river was fabulous. This is worth coming back again to enjoy for another week. Everyone loved it!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

It's a nice and beautiful lodge. It's really pleasant to stay here. And I particularly thanks caretaker John. Thanks for answering all my question and it really helpful. Overall this is a really good property, I wish I can stay for longer time.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pickleball group from Northern Colorado

  • 5 of 5

There were seven of us Pickleball players who stayed for three night at the Gunnison River Vacation Home and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute! Slept well, cooked well, relaxed well, the river, deer, spaciousness,....everyone of our group wanted to book for next year and do it again!

Sincerely,

Orlie Carpio

Group Coordinator

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 10 stayed here for a few nights and absolutely loved it! The house was perfect and could easily accommodate everyone. I would highly recommend staying here and we can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our group of six adults and three young children. Very nice that our young family with kids could be downstairs with their bedrooms and bathroom. And, we adults were very comfortable upstairs. Great kitchen and well equipped. So nice to have the cozy fireplace. We loved the river view and spacious yard. Great roomy driveway and very nice garage. Excellent snow removal service. We enjoyed many Gunnison / Crested Butte activities, including alpine skiing, nordic skiing, ice skating and sledding. We also enjoyed the Gunnison restaurants. Thanks very much!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Gunnison home complete with Gunnison River in backyard

  • 5 of 5

I knew as soon as I saw the online pictures that it was the vacation home for us. We lived in Gunnison 30 years ago but have never been back. We wanted our son to see where he used to live and show his little family beautiful Gunnison. The River home was perfect. In the mornings and evenings, I knew my husband and son would be fishing , just like they did years ago. And they sure did. Each morning and evening they caught Rainbow and Brown Trout from the river and it tasted just as good as 30 years ago. The home is beautiful, comfortable, clean and spacious. It has that rustic feel, complete with deer and big horn sheep mounted on the walls. All furnishings are excellent including comfortable mattresses. Kitchen is well stocked with all you need. Yard is beautifully landscaped. Everything is maintained perfectly. It was a welcoming oasis after our day trips in the high country. The grand daughters had so much fun on the lower level with games, puzzles, pool table, piano, etc. We couldn't have been happier. Everyone loved it and wants to go back. Thank you owners for maintaining such a wonderful mountain home.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Numerous bars along Gunnison Mainstreet
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Dos Rios Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US-50
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Numerous restaurants along Gunnison Mainstreet
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Crested Butte
Car: recommended

For fisherman, feel free to ask about fishing tips and locations. The owner is an avid fisherman and can give you some invaluable information on fishing the Gunnison River, Taylor River, Lake Fork of the Gunnison, Black Canyon, Spring Creek, Lake Irwin, Beaver Ponds, Blue Mesa, and more.

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Rates & Availability

Gunnison House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer Special
May 19 2017 - Jun 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Summer Early
Jun 25 2017 - Nov 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Fall
Nov 16 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Summer
May 1 2018 - Nov 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 8.9%

No Smoking / No Pets

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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