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Located on the Historic Gunnison River-Casa Del Rio

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Located on the Historic Gunnison River, you will find some of the best fishing in the Gunnison Country right out your back door. If you like boating, the Blue Mesa Reservoir is only 10 minutes up the road. This unique property is centrally located and close to everything...unique shops, restaurants, hiking or biking in Hartman Rocks with over 4000 miles of trails, fishing, scenic tours, rafting ...and so much more. Enjoy your stay in this cozy, river cottage !

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

About Donna

My husband Steve and I have been coming to Gunnison for the past 21 years. This is home to my husband whom has been coming to Gunnison since he was 4 years old. He remembers the cabins along the river Before Blue Mesa Reservoir was created. We lived in Gunnison full time for 10 years! Now we have a part time home that we would love to share with YOU.

Donna purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Donna chose Southwestern Colorado

This property was the Historic Old Red Dolly (for you ol' timers) Located on the Gunnison River with some of the greatest fishing right out your back door. Put in a raft and enjoy the Gunnison River up close and personal. So close to Blue Mesa Reservoir, great boating!

What makes this cottage unique

This is a small private cottage on the Gunnison River with some of the best fishing in your backyard. If you like Lake fishing or Boating, our place is only 10 minutes to Blue Mesa Reservoir ! This home is cozy, quiet, yet close to everything the Gunnison Country has to offer.


Gunnison Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Very Good! 4/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Located on the Historic Gunnison River-Casa Del Rio
average rating of 4.0 based on 13 reviews

Definitely will return next summer!

  • 4 of 5

We spent two weeks at this property and it was wonderful! We could not have asked for a better location. You are just steps from the Gunnison River so we spent a lot of time on the deck just enjoying the view and the weather. Even though it is just on the edge of Gunnison you really feel like you are more isolated than you really are. There are other homes close by but we never really felt like anyone was close by. The house is very roomy but there were just two of us, but four people would be very comfortable. Donna, the owner was so easy to work with, and available to address all of our questions and request. We will be back next summer!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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David F

  • 5 of 5

We used this property for a week in Oct. 2015, it beat any motel that I could have stayed at in Gunnison. But it's all according to what your looking for, we relaxed after a hard day out in the wild every evening. Built a fire, used the charcoal grill. Every morning there were 3 or more Mule deer venturing around the yard. The place was clean, had plenty of bedding and cook wear. To be honest we didn't want to leave. Thanks Donna for allowing us to rent your place.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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River cabin

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful place for our long weekend getaway with our 6 year old son. Lots to do in gunnison and crested butte. Nice river stay to come back to. We BBQ'd and made a camp fire. Loved it!! Would go back for sure.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to you staying with us again!
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Great place right on the river

  • 5 of 5

Nice two bedroom place right on the river in a convenient location on the west side of Gunnison. We used the place as our launch point to ride dual sports in the Taylor Crete Butte area. Donna was great to work with and we were happy with cleanliness, wifi, and TV. We used the charcoal grill and fire pit every night. Much better than a hotel for sure. Will use again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted to escape the Florida heat so we decided on Gunnison. We couldn't have stayed in a nicer place! It is decorated in a western theme. The Gunnison River is right outside your back door. We are bird watchers/fly fishers and we were treated to a variety of birds everyday. It is just a short ride up the road to Almont and the Gunnison National Forest where we fished and picnicked almost every day. The cottage was clean and the kitchen well appointed. If you are looking for a great place to stay in Gunnison, look no further.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time in Gunnison. My husband and I think it is the perfect little get away also! thank you again!
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Be patient

  • 3 of 5

The contract we signed agrees to a return of deposit 5 days after our departure. After 35 days, the check was finally written and mailed to us. I asked for the deposit back at least three times before it was sent, and was told on the last occasion it was "sent out yesterday". "Yesterday" ended up being a week later.

By the way, we left the property in very good condition, with everything back in its place, all towels in the bathtub and trash bagged up and ready to toss out. Very disappointing.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fish or Raft right out your back door ! Located right on the Gunnison River, near a public Golf Course, Hartman Rocks which has over 4000 miles of trails, close to unique shops and restaurants. You will love staying in this quiet, private cottage on the river. Enjoy the scenic tours, hiking, biking, fishing, 4-wheeling...some of the best fishing around...can be found right out your back door on the historic Gunnison River.


Rates & Availability

Gunnison Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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