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

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Lovely House, 6 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-14, Estes Park License # 790 )

Perfect choice for family reunions, weddings, business off sites, retreats, bird watching, leaf peeping, etc. (Estes Park Business License # 790) Whether it is a family reunion needing sleeping space for fourteen (number limited by city code) 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 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 house has six bedrooms and two full baths and one half bath. The 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 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.

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 grill 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. 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. A city ordinance prohibits on street parking, RVs, trailers or large campers. 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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 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:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , tub , shower , claw foot tub
    Full 2 - toilet , tub , shower , clawfoot tub
    Half 1 - toilet
  • If you also rent the addition there is another full bathroom, living room and kitchen.
  • 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
  • If you rent the addition there is another bedroom with king bed. There is also a kitchen and living room. Max occupancy is still 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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Restored Historic Home-Great Views-Walk to Town: Reunions, Retreats, Off Sites
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 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, 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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for our wedding party the week of our wedding and we can't say enough nice things about the property! I could have spend the entire stay on the huge porch and we had plenty of room for our whole group to spread out. The owners were extremely helpful and accommodating to us and we would love to go back! Even saw three bears on our last day! Authentic mountain cabin, highly reccomend!!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning, cozy, spacious and perfect!

  • 5 of 5

There are not enough glowing accolades to express how perfect this house was for our family reunion. Spacious, kid friendly, conveniently located and with a kitchen and porch that exceed expectation. Every nook and cranny was aesthetically pleasing, every comfort provided. We feel so lucky to have found this rental, and are so thankful for Jim & Louis's help with everything from recommendations for great meals and hikes to the storage of a mail ordered kids potty ( my niece who's potty training. ) Truly, we cherish finding a home and VIEW that made our stay in Estes Park one we will never forget.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Wonderful family vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed a couple of years now at Davis Hill and I'm sure we will stay there again in the future! Wonderful accommodations and wonderful hosts! Location to town as well as the park is fantastic! Can't say enough good things about Davis Hill!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle WA

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
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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
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Spring Season
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Six Day June Special
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 9 2017
6 night minimum stay
Mid June Specials
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
6 night minimum stay
2017 Summer Season
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Fall Season
Aug 13 2018 - Oct 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.55%

Summer rate: One week: $4,500 plus 10.55% tax. Min of seven night rentals May 27-Aug 18. Saturday check in/check out for weekly rentals in peak season. Off peak: three night minimum. 50% non-refundable deposit due at booking. Balance charged 90 days before check in, no cancellations within 90 days. $250 Cleaning fee. Call for details about cottage rental along with house rental. Special rates apply.
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

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