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Restored Historic Home-Great Views-Walk to Town: Reunions, Retreats, Off Sites

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Lovely Home, 6-7 Bedrooms, 2.5-3.5 Baths,sleeps 14-16, Estes Park Lic # 790 )

Perfect choice for family reunions, weddings, business off sites, retreats, wildlife watching, leaf peeping, etc. Whether it is a family reunion needing sleeping space for 14-16 (number limited by city code) or a smaller gathering needing six-seven bedrooms, our house is a great place to gather. The Davis Hill Historic House, with its breathtaking view of the Continental Divide and particularly Longs Peak, began as an inn around the turn of the last century in a smaller structure. The present stone and stucco structure was built in 1923. We operated the house as a B&B for many years and after numerous requests from guests to rent the entire house for their summer vacations, family reunions, quilting groups and off sites, we now accept weekly rentals (Saturday check in and checkout) in the peak season and three or more days in the off season where the entire house, to include the kitchen facilities, belongs to the group.

The home is in an absolutely fabulous location. On a hill in a quiet residential neighborhood, you can leave your cars parked in the reserved on site spaces and walk to downtown in five minutes. There are numerous shops, restaurants, wine tasting rooms, and attractions just two blocks away, to include Fun City-a kids' favorite. Enjoy the fabulous mountain views and birds from the front porch. Guests usually view deer and elk from the front porch as well.

The main house sleeps 14. It has six bedrooms and two full baths and one half bath. The main house has a full kitchen equipped with everything you need to whip up great meals. There is also a dishwasher and microwave. There is a large living room with TV and comfortable furniture, including couches and a recliner, surrounding an incredible moss stone fireplace.

You can dine inside at the large dining table (original hickory style) or al fresco on the wonderful front porch overlooking the Continental Divide.

The back wing of the main house has three bedrooms and one hall entry bathroom. The bedrooms include one with a king bed, one with two twins and one with a double and a twin. The bathroom has a claw foot tub and separate shower. The other main floor wing has a bedroom with a queen bed and a bedroom with a full bed (''the nook''). These bedrooms are separated by a bathroom with claw foot tub (tub has shower attachment). The nook also has a private exit out to the front porch. The comfortable main floor period bedrooms all have antique furniture and wonderful beds.

Upstairs is a large dormitory style bedroom that is very popular with kids and teens. There is one queen, one double, one single bed and a twin futon and a half bath. There is also a futon and couch for lounging.

For an additional charge of $150 a night plus tax, guests can also rent the "cottage", an attached addition to the main house that is rented to the same group that rents the main house allowing a total of 16. It has a bedroom with king bed, fully equipped kitchen, full bathroom, open plan dining/living area with a futon and two recliners. It has a separate entrance and separate deck with amazing views. Perfect for those needing some privacy from the main house. Call or email for details.

Guests often have a hard time pulling themselves away from the view from the large porch to go explore Rocky Mountain National Park, the Stanley Hotel, the YMCA of the Rockies and beautiful downtown Estes Park with the wonderful river walk. There is a fire pit available out back for roasting hot dogs and making s'mores as well as a large gas grill. Skewers provided. If there is a city or county fire ban in effect due to weather the gas grills can still be used. Commercial grade 'wi-fi' and complementary, on site laundry facility available 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Mon-Fri. Detergent, spray and wash, etc. provided. We have a fenced area on the side of the house and reserved parking for up to four vehicles. A city ordinance prohibits on street parking, RVs, trailers or large campers, but we do have a nearby parking area for those and additional cars at no charge. Estes Park Shuttle to and from Denver Airport will provide pick up and delivery right to our house for approximately $45 one way, $80 round trip. We know you will enjoy your stay.

Maximum occupancy of 14 (16 with the 'cottage" addition.) We respond to all inquiries and calls promptly. Our calendar is always fully updated.

Our house is smoke free, to include the porches and decks. We love pets but do not allow them due to some guests having pet allergies.

Please see our reviews and give us a call at 703 869-8775 if you have any questions. Thank you.

More Details

Jim or Lois Gunlicks
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Jim or Lois Gunlicks

Jim and Lois Gunlicks, Nebraska born owners, loved visiting Colorado from childhood continuing on into college summer jobs and then a dream come true: buying a home in beautiful Estes Park. During the summer they reside in the adjacent property, assume caretaker responsibilities and are available to answer questions when asked.

Jim or Lois Gunlicks purchased this house in 2007

Why Jim or Lois Gunlicks chose Rocky Mountain National Park

The easy access from a large airport, Denver, and the cool dry summer climate close to hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park landed us in Estes Park.


Estes Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We work with you to find alternatives if you have to cancel . This has happened three times in our 11 years. Guests pleased with result each time.
  • We have on site parking for 3-4 cars (city code) and can accommodate additional vehicles across the street.
  • We want your Rocky Mountain vacation to be a wonderful experience. We live across the street and are available to assist you with recommendations.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , tub , shower , claw foot tub
    Full 2 - toilet , tub , shower , clawfoot tub
    Half 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Fourth bathroom is in the attached addition.
  • If you also rent the addition there is a fourth full bathroom, open plan living/dining area and kitchen.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Private entrance from front porch or through queen bedroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This bedroom is the loft with half bath
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , One bedroom apartment addition. $150 night plus tax extra.
  • If you also rent the addition there is another bedroom with king bed. There is also a kitchen and living room. Max occupancy with addition is 16, without addition 14.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Mountain View. Property is within walking distance of town and 'Fun City' with mini golf, giant slides, Go-Kart, etc. Aerial Tramway is also in walking distance. Numerous restaurants, wine tasting, donut house, shopping, movie theater all within walking distance. Incredible view from huge front porch, fire pit for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs. You can also rent the addition with a king bed, living room, and kitchen. Call owners 703 869-8755 for information and rates. We try to have all advertised amenities working. If something becomes inoperable we will attempt to replace it or get it fixed quickly but we do not refund rent. Examples would be coffee maker, TV, iron, gas logs, Wi-Fi, vacuum, appliances, etc. This is standard practice in the short term rental business. To date we have not had any issues.


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Restored Historic Home-Great Views-Walk to Town: Reunions, Retreats, Off Sites
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
Madison Wisconsin

Excellent location - Excellent owners - Excellent get away

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about our stay at this location. The house is a charming home - laid out to best accommodate a large group of people. We had absolutely no problem with 13 of us in the house. Between the beautiful porch with a table and seating area, the large dining room/living room, and all the bedrooms, there was never a time when we felt that we needed more space. Sitting around the fire pit is an excellent way to end the night. The house is more than well stocked with just about anything you need for cooking/serving/relaxing. And the laundry facilities are excellent (if you must do laundry on vacation!).

The location is amazing - one way offers a quick drive in to RMNP and the fantastic trails and scenery. In the opposite direction, it's a quick drive/walk to the heart of the Estes Park shops and eateries. There are also kid activities a short walk away. Even though it's so close to all the activities, it's very quiet and peaceful. We had deer grazing in the yard as we sat outside!

But the best part are the owners - Jim and Lois could not be more gracious hosts. They made our stay perfect. It's obvious that they enjoy seeing people have a great time in the beautiful city they call home. We are already planning our next trip back to this lovely location and these wonderful people.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, very convienent

  • 5 of 5

This historic house worked perfectly for our large group. The best part is the front porch. We liked that it was not completely modern. The town was easily within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Nice amenities. Accommodations for many. Quiet rooms and close to town and shopping.

  • 5 of 5

Owners were very helpful and available, but not intrusive. Estes has grown a lot and the area is much more congested, but the magnificent beauty and culture of Colorado prevails.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City, USA

Outstanding location for family gatherings.

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable experience in a historic house from Estes Park. Jim and Lois are outstanding hosts!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for large group

  • 5 of 5

Our large group had a fantastic stay with town in walking distance and RMNP a short drive away. The mountain view is so nice from the house! The owners are very helpful!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Beautiful, clean. lovely mountain home...did not want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just spent 3 lovely nights in this home. There were 7 adults, 5 kids and we felt like there was plenty of space. We usually sat and chatted around the huge kitchen table or outdoor porch where we would see deer and elk. Absolutely everything (and more) we needed was available for cooking and eating meals. We loved how close the home was to the downtown area..we walked frequently to the festivals going on or to get ice cream. We had wonderful communication from the owners from the start and during the duration of the stay. I hope a longer stay is in our future as the three nights went way to quickly! Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Numerous bars within walking distance
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Two courses in Estes Park
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 36
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Numerous restaurants within walking distance
Nearest Ski
46 Miles
Eldora Ski Resort, Nederland CO
Car: recommended

Estes Park, CO is a fabulous vacation destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Our home is located a couple blocks from downtown and only 2 miles from one of the main entrances to the Rocky Mountain National Park.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Horseshoes, Boating, Skiing, Miniature Golf, Shopping, Health/Beauty Spa


Rates & Availability

Estes Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Summer Season
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July Special
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 Fall Season
Aug 5 2017 - Oct 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
2018 Spring Season
May 19 2018 - Jun 22 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 Summer Season
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 17 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 Fall Season
Aug 18 2018 - Oct 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.55%

Summer rate: One week: $3,990 plus 10.55% tax. Min of seven night rentals Summer Season. Saturday check in/check out for weekly rentals in peak season. Off peak: See rates and minimum stay above. 50% non-refundable deposit due at booking. Balance charged 90 days before check in, no cancellations within 90 days. (Call owners for details on credit for cancellations. We work with you) $250 Cleaning fee. Call for details about also renting the addition, our cottage, along with the main house rental. Special rates apply, generally $150 a night plus tax..
Credit card holder must be present and at least 27 to rent house. Check calendar for availability. Pet free, non smoking (anything) property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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