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Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Large Custom built-Country House/Guest House, 7 Bedrms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-19)

Gunnison/Parlin VRBO

Location: Gunnison, Southwest, Colorado USA (11 Mis. East of Gunnison)

In a ranching area, on the rustic side, house is in the country animals are part of the landscape, including mules, horses, cows, domestic dogs, deer, elk and on rare occasions mountain lions, bears and moose. Coyotes can be heard at night, fairly often.

Main house and guest house are connected by second floor deck and are situated on 15 acres just off of highway 50 in Parlin Colorado, located 11 miles E of Gunnison, on the confluence of Tomichi Creek and Quartz Creek, 45 minutes from Crested Butte, 30 minutes from Monarch Ski area, 30 minutes from historic Pitkin a popular Victorian mining town, and 30 minutes from Blue Mesa Reservoir.

Custom built Main House:

3000 sq ft. can easily accommodate up 12 people, 10 in private bedrooms and an extra padded convertible sofa that can sleep 2 extra people.

Matching style Guest House:

1200 sq ft. can accommodate up to 4 people in private bedrooms and 3 on large modular sleeper plus sofa in living area.

Main House


You can enter the house through a mudroom into the open floor plan where the dining room, living room and kitchen are all connected. The dining room has vaulted ceilings, log construction, a table will that seat 12 (we have seated 16) and a beautiful chandelier for ambience. The kitchen is open and has a large serving window where food can be easily gotten piping hot. Also downstairs is two of the bedrooms, one queen and one bunk with a twin over full and each have their own sliding glass doors to the outside. In all, there are 5 sliding glass doors downstairs so that anyone can easily access the outside wrap around deck over-looking the river and pond or to walk, hike, or fish.


The master bedroom includes a king bed, bath/shower with an over-sized tub, 2 sinks and large drawers for stowing clothes.

Also, upstairs are 2 similar bedrooms across from each other. Both have a twin with trundle that can be converted to a king bed by adding a foam mattress on top of the two. They share a small full bathroom in the hall way in between the two bedrooms.

Guest House:

Can sleep 7; has a full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom with steam shower and an open living/dining room, with pull-out sleeper and a big screen TV. The custom construction is very nice, rustic with log work, wood floors, tile, and wood ceilings.

Guest house is situated above a detached garage on the second floor and the recreation/billiard room is below next to the driveway.


We have approx. 1/2 a mile of river/creek front alongside the property, a stocked pond for fishing, and a Rainbow play-set. With-in walking distance or a short dirve, many trails are easily accessed to hike or ride in any fashion. After sunset, is the amazing milky way, that can be enjoyed when the moon is new. Also, what we consider a great addition, lot's of privacy!

Both homes have direct TV, movies options, Hi-speed WI-FI.

Everyone can enjoy playing pool or cards in our recreation room. HUNTERS, WE HAVE TONS OF ROOM FOR 4 WHEELERS, BIG TRUCKS, PACK ANIMALS AND YOU CAN HANG YOUR GAME IN OUR BARN.

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Gunnison Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 5 Main House downstairs - 1 bunk bed , Twin over Full downstairs Main house
    Bedroom 3-Upstairs Main house - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs bedroom Day bed Main house
    Bedroom 2 Upstairs Main house - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs bedroom Day bed Main house
    Bedroom 1 Upstairs Main house - 1 king , Master upstairs main house
    Bedroom 9-Convertible Sofa upstairs Guest house - This bed can actually sleep 3 comfortably
    Bedroom 7-Guest House upstairs - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Twin Single has a trundle Guest House 2nd bedroom
    Bedroom 6 Guest House upstairs - 1 king , Master room Guest house-Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 downstairs Main House - 1 queen , Downstairs bedroom Main house, fairly private
    Bedroom 8 Main House downstairs living area - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Convertible sofa in Livingroom Main House
  • King size beds (3) 1 King in Main house, 1 King bed in Guest house, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in Main house downstairs, by kitchen, Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 daybeds with Trundles, make into kings 1 in each bedroom upstairs, Main house, Baby Cribs (1) Upon Request need advance notice, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Pull-out sofa Main house, Pull-out sectional sofa Guest house, Bunk Beds (1) Twin over Full downstairs Main house
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
RV/Boat parking, horse property, private off-road, fishing pond, river confluence Tomichi & Quartz rivers.


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average rating of 4.8461537 based on 55 reviews

What a great place!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful! The Lucas property was perfect for our small family wedding ceremony, and more than comfortable for 14 adults to sleep. The place is even better in person than the pictures can show, and I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to bring together a big group in the Gunnison area. Thanks Janet and Mark!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for your review we really strive to keep our home and grounds kept nice. We very much appreciate when our efforts are acknowledged! Thanks again, Janet, Mark and the Lucas girls
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Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

Spacious and comfortable place to stay. Loved the over sized table where we could all eat together and play games together.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Big boy fun

  • 5 of 5

This place was great for a dozen friends to gather while enjoying outdoor fun. The spacious house has lots of room and it is well cared for. Lots of parking and great outdoor hang out spots for happy hour. Everyone in the group was impressed we found such a great place and we look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Slade, I didn't even meet you in person, but felt like I knew you. Great charisma and thank-you for your review. You guys were great guests and we would vouch for you anytime! Janet & Mark Lucas
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We rented both the house & guesthouse! It is a beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

The owners are great to work with, before our stay & during! The guesthouse gets a little hot during the day, but at night it gets really cool. We plan to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grafton, IL

Gorgeous house and very well maintained!!

  • 4 of 5

Great property with lots of parking for trailers (we brought 4 total). Very well maintained and fast response from the owners.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northglenn, Colorado

Beautiful grounds and property. KId-friendly and well-stocked. Friendly & helpful owners.

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a family reunion. The main house has 2 kid friendly even had a closet full of children's books, & a little loft balcony & playroom for our grandkids. They loved the playground set, the trampoline & feeding treats to the mules & horse. Owners were quick to respond when we contacted them about batteries needing replaced in the carbon monoxide detector (it kept beeping). House was very clean. We had 7 adults & 2 children in our group. We liked that we could ride our ATVs to the trails from the property. We also enjoyed the game room with the pool/ping pong table, fishing in the private pond & nearby Tomichi Creek, & enjoyed the fire pit too. House was well stocked in the kitchen, & even has plenty of board games! We will definitely be returning to this vacation home. Thank you Janet & Mark.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Janet Lucas
Member since: 2012
Speaks: german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2018

About Janet Lucas

My wife and I built this home for our family especially so that we could enjoy a country home life style. We moved in with 2 children in 1997 added 2 more children and lived in the home until 2012 after that, we moved in to town to accommodate our very busy children’s sports and social life styles.

We loved the privacy we enjoyed and the beautiful views of the river, ponds and trees from our breakfast counter and the starry milky-way from the hot-tub. in addition, we also enjoyed the short distance to the small intimate town of Gunnison.

Janet Lucas purchased this chateau / country house in 1997

Why Janet Lucas chose Gunnison

What is unique about this property is how well it can accommodate a large group gathering. It’s not fancy, it’s homey and it’s suited for making memories.

Also, because we prefer country living and the privacy this house affords us, we also enjoy that it is very close to Gunnison and it’s not completely isolated. It is conveniently located to all the things we love to do, including; fishing, hiking, biking, skiing, horseback riding, jeeping and much more. That is what makes this house an ideal place for anyone to enjoy as a country home getaway.

****During the slower seasons, it is possible that the main house will be rented to one party while the guest house is used by another.****

One last thing about Gunnison, if you don't all ready know-as the saying goes- 'It's Always Sunny in Gunny'

What makes this chateau / country house unique

What makes this property so unique is that it has nearly everything one could want when they visit Gunnison. If they hunt, they can bring horse trailers and have a place for their horses to board on site. If they have an RV or 4 wheelers, there is plenty of private parking for that too and they can 4 wheel straight away to miles and miles of trails right from the house. If fishing is on their mind, there is a river fed pond and nearly a half mile of private river frontage with a confluence of 2 rivers near the back side of the property. The convenient location to 2 ski areas, a Victorian mining town, Blue Mesa reservoir, Black Canyon National Park, rafting, BLM land, mountain biking trails and so much more, makes this property an outdoor enthusiasts dream.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Janet's place is amazing. Super spacious with room for very large groups. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend if you're planning a trip to Gunnison.”

“Hi Janet, Thank you for being so accommodating with the check in time. We had a very comfortable stay at your place and the photo shoot went really well. Thanks again! ”
Nov 2016
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Gunnison County Airport
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Dos Rios Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 50
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Old Miner Restaurant
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Car: necessary

Located on the Tomichi creek with the confluence of Quartz creek on the corner of the property.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Clean MnH 200+GH 100=300 $300
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 8.9%

Wedding Venue rates vary from $300 up, please ask for an accurate quote as it is not included in the normal use rates.

RATES ARE FROM $295/NIGHT LOW SEASON January, February and April and are based on size of party. Any party of 10 or less is paying for the main house only unless the guest house is requested and the fee for the home is paid.
If either home is rented by one party another group may rent the other during the same period of time.
Extra guests over 10 is $20/per night per person.
Maximum charge for both homes is normally $495.
Main Houses Cleaning is $200.00, guest house is $100.00
RV Parking $25/nt, Tent $15/nt.


****During Low Season, Main House maybe rented to one group and the guest house to another during the same time period.****



Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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