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Jim or Lois Gunlicks

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

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

20 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Rocky Mountain National Park House Rental Photos and Description

Lovely House, 6 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-14; 18 with cottage rental)

Perfect choice for family reunions, weddings, business off sites, retreats, bird watching, leaf peeping, etc. Whether it is a family reunion needing sleeping space for fourteen (eighteen with adjacent cottage rental) or a smaller gathering needing up to six 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 solely as a B&B for the first five summers and still do so in the off season. After numerous requests from B and B 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 car parked 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 house has six bedrooms which includes an upstairs dormitory and two full baths and one half bath. We have 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 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 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.

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 shared 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 grill can still be used. Commercial grade 'wi-fi' and complementary, on site shared laundry facility available 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Mon-Fri. Detergent, spray and wash, bleach, etc. provided. We have a fenced area on the side of the house and reserved parking for up to four vehicles. Estes Park Shuttle to and from Denver Airport will provide pick up and delivery right to our house.

This home has a maximum occupancy of 14. Do you need more room? Ask about renting our adjoining cottage which sleeps 4. (Home Away #964466, VRBO #139663) in addition to the house. Click on ''Click Here to see All My Rental Listings'' below to see the cottage. Cottage has two reserved parking spaces. A city ordinance prohibits on-street parking, but we have extra parking right across the road.. We respond to all inquiries and calls promptly. Our calendar is always fully updated.

Our house and cottage are 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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jim or Lois Gunlicks (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 20 traveler reviews

Restored Historic Home-Great Views-Walk to Town: Reunions, Retreats, Off Sites
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
Madison Wisconsin
5

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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Seattle WA
5

Fantastic Spot for Multi-generational Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic experience at the Davis Hill House. Jim and Lois are wonderful hosts and provide plenty of amenities. The views from the porch are gorgeous and it was a perfect place to relax. The fire pit became a nightly ritual. The location was great, it's an easy walk into downtown and environs. This was the perfect place for our family reunion.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO
5

Wonderful accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

This place was fantastic for our large group. The owner is extremely accommodating. House is very cozy with a nice large dining and seating area, nicely decorated, and has an awesome front porch to sit out on in any type of weather. Very accessible to walk into town or drive into RMNP. Highly recommend it. Also, the cottage next to the house is also very nice for a smaller group.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Super owners make this a great place. We had 23 people combined in the house and cottage for a 60th Anniversary celebration with all the kids and grandkids. Wonderful time. Relaxing. Great kitchen with EVERYTHING you need. Big table for dining. Great porch for unwinding after going to Trail Ridge Road or hiking. Easy walk to town, but NO traffic noise. Would book again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Outstanding Accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

This home couldn't have been more perfect--rain or shine! Celebrating two 60th birthdays with a family reunion couldn't have been done in a better place than this. Location-perfect; views-outstanding; amenities-excellently covered, along with excellent hosts! We would highly recommend!! Can't wait to find another reason to book here again!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX
5

Estes Park getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation in Estes Park, partly due to our fabulous hosts as well as the fabulous accommodations!! The house was perfect for getting our family together, plenty of room, well stocked home and terrific views! Highly recommend staying here and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Estes Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2016 Summer Season
May 28 2016 - Aug 19 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
$15,000
 
 
2016 Fall Season
Aug 20 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,500
$12,000
 
 
2017 Spring Season
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,800
$12,000
 
 
2017 Summer Season
May 27 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
$15,000
 
 
2017 Fall Season
Aug 19 2018 - Oct 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,800
$12,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.55%

Summer rate: One week: $3,850 plus 10.55% tax. Min of seven night rentals Jun 4-Sep 7. Saturday check in/check out for weekly rentals in peak season. Off peak: $3,500 per week. $550 per night, three night minimum. 50% non-refundable deposit due at booking. Balance charged 90 days before check in, no cancellations within 90 days. $200 Cleaning fee.
Credit card holder must be present and at least 27 to rent house. Check calendar for availability. Pet free, non smoking (anything) property.

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Amenities

Rocky Mountain National Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , tub , shower , claw foot tub
    Full 2 - toilet , tub , shower , clawfoot tub
    Half 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • 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
  • Second floor bedroom is an open plan with three beds, a futon, two couches and a half bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

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