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**Summer Time***Family Time***10-19 Guests Welcome!!!

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.

More Details

Janet Lucas
Member since: 2012
Speaks: german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

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 Southwestern Colorado

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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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
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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 -
  • 4.5
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

**Summer Time***Family Time***10-19 Guests Welcome!!!
average rating of 4.883721 based on 46 reviews

Beautiful place, great week. House is very well stocked with everything you could possibly need.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week spent at the Lucas home. It is a beautiful place and this is our 2nd time visiting. The house is very well stocked with anything you can possibly need and so much room to spread out.

Our only complaint is that the house was not very clean. We arrived at 4:10 and the maid was still there. We would have been happy to come back if she would have told us she wasn't done. The bathroom in the room off the kitchen looked like it hadn't been touched, there was coffee in the pot, laundry still going and bathrooms did not have towels in them. We felt like things could have been cleaner and more ready as we know they had been the last time we stayed there.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, I am so, so sorry about the incomplete clean. Our head house keeper ran out of time and we had 2 other girls lined up to work with her, (I was out of town touring a university with my daughter and could not be there). The young ladies, new hires, had made last minute plans thinking that my HH had plenty of back up. I apologize, I wish I could have been there, I am very picky about our home! Janet Lucas
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Fantastic Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place for a medium to large group. We shared the house with four families and were easily accommodated with plenty of bedrooms/bathrooms and open spaces. The kids loved the horses and sledding on the property. Would love to come back in the summer and enjoy the many rap around porches. Thank you again for a fantastic time.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay for ski trip for families

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights with a group of 18 (4 families). There was plenty of room and beds for all. What a great place to relax and have fun. We all enjoyed the rec room & hot tub. It's also great being close to both Gunnison and skiing at Monarch.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for your review. We love that your group loved our home! We would welcome your group back anytime! Janet, Mark and the Lucas girls
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Church retreat

  • 5 of 5

This home is so beautiful and spacious. We stayed for our church retreat and there was 23 of us for 8 nights. The owners are precious and very helpful. It was such a blessing to be able to stay there.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the house. Everything we needed was supplied and then some! We had 14 people counting the children and we never felt like we were bumping into each other. The children loved the mules and horse and made sure to go out and pet them at least 3 times a day! We had some light bulbs burn out and Mark was there the very next day fixing the problem. One highlight for the kids was when a very large beaver came into the pond and ate a lot of plants for over 2 hours. Overall the house was just perfect for us and I would highly recommend it for other families.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at this place! The kids played non-stop and there was pretty much everything in the house that was needed. We had a great friends reunion and fathers day, couldn't ask for anything more. Only issue was the mosquitoes but of course was no fault of any one but nature, just had to get more bug still didn't stop us or the kids from being outside. Janet Lucas was so helpful and we kept in touch the whole time, very great people to work with. Thank you Lucas Family!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tania, Thank-you so much for the review. You enjoyed our home just the way we had intended and why we built it in the first place. Thanks again, Mark, Janet and the Lucas girls
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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

Gunnison Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Main House add GH
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Main House Only Add GH
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
Nov 17 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

RATES ARE FROM $295/NIGHT LOW SEASON January, February and April and are based on size of party. Any party of 14 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.
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

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