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Gunnison River Vacation Home

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View of our house from the River - Hartman Rocks in the distance.

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Last updated: 02/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gunnison house description

Our vacation home is located on the banks of the world renowned Gunnison River known for its blue ribbon trout fishing, kayaking, and rafting. This lodge-like home is your perfect Colorado home base for every summer and winter activity in the Gunnison and Crested Butte region. You simply won't find a better vacation home for the value in a hundred miles.

Here's what our guests have said.

REVIEWS

The Walker's said...'Your home on the river is spectacular'
The O'Dell's said...'A little piece of Heaven on earth'
The Hine's said...'Never stayed in a home that was so well equipped'
The Shewbrooks said... 'One of the best vacation destinations in the USA'
The Henga's said...'Wow! What a wonderful place to stay!'
The Garza's said...'Not the typical rental. This place is FIRST CLASS'
The Thompson's said...'The river view was fantastic'
The Lipcomb's said...'My dream trout fishing adventure of a lifetime'
The Fowler's said...'The fly fishing was GREAT!'
The Driggins' said...'Gunnison River Lodge is a place of spectacular views'
The Nell's said...'Beauty out every window'
The Wienert's said...'We’ll all miss the sound of the river'
The Longing's said...'What a lovely home with a spectacular view!'
The Ice's said...'In short the Gunnison River Lodge is AWESOME!'

This fully furnished vacation home features 2 large stone fireplaces located on the upper and lower levels; upper and lower level decks overlooking the river; open floor plan living/dining area with beamed cathedral ceilings for your comfort and entertaining; fully equipped/modern kitchen; large den with game, pool table, organ, and piano.

Four furnished bedrooms accommodating 10 people comfortably with 12 possible; 3 bathrooms; laundry room with washer/dryer; cable television, high definition large screen television; and high-speed internet. The home can accommodate two additional guests (for a total of 12) with our roll away beds. There is plenty of room for two vehicles and all your gear in the over-sized two car garage.

Our home is your setting for a perfect vacation getaway. No matter what the occasion, whether serious fishing expeditions, family fishing or snow skiing vacations, golf outings; family reunions; university events; or corporate and private retreats, this home is ideal. We're on-the-water so you can fish right out the back door. You can also launch your own kayaks or tubes on-site as well.

We're located just 3 minutes from the town of Gunnison and the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport. Just a few miles downstream the Gunnison River flows into Colorado’s largest body of water, known as Blue Mesa Reservoir where sight seeing, boating, sailing, and fishing abound. If you’re inclined for a game of golf you’ll be excited to know that we're actually surrounded by the Dos Rios golf course where the public is welcome.

Fishing – ESPN recently ranked the Gunnison River as 'the best overall freestone trout river in America'. The famous blue ribbon waters of the Gunnison River offer trophy Brown, Rainbow, and Cutthroat trout literally within 50 feet of the house. Within 30 minutes drive you can also be on the Taylor River, East River, Spring Creek, Lake Fork of the Gunnison, or Blue Mesa Reservoir. The possibilities are simply endless. Also, if you happen to stay with us in the September-November timeframe you can catch the Kokanee salmon in the river as they make their way upstream to the Roaring Judy hatchery. Picture yourself spending a day from dawn to dusk with great fishing, rafting, kayaking, hiking, skiing, exploring abandoned goldmines, or just relaxing on the deck and listening to the river.

Skiing – Just a short 30 minutes away is the picturesque town and resort of Crested Butte. Crested Butte features some of the finest snow skiing and snowboarding in the country. Crested Butte is not only known as the 'Last Great Colorado Ski Town' it offers an amazing shopping experience with its prominent Victorian architecture within the ever popular Crested Butte's national historic district. You'll pay a fraction of the cost with us, versus lodging in Crested Butte. In fact, this home would cost upwards of $800/night in Crested Butte.

Hiking and Biking Adventures - The Hartman Rocks, visible from the front yard, provides a high-desert (8,000 ft above sea level) riding/hiking adventure over a 6,000 acre basin. Diverse options include both miles of smooth, sage-lined single track to concentrated slick-rock technical sections. Trails are for bikers, runners, hikers and there are climbing/bouldering areas as well.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 4 Season vacationing. Also on premises for the music lovers are a Piano and Organ. Incredible Lodging Value for a Colorado vacation experience....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course Front:

    Dos Rios Golf Course is 1/2 mile away....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    A view of Hartman Rocks is right out our front door....moreless

  • Water View:

    60 feet from the Gunnison River...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The formal dining table seats six with an additional 3 bar stools. Other tables and chairs are available throughout the house....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating:

    Baseboard Heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Large parking area as well as 600 sq. foot garage....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking lot is large enough but would prefer RV's not be parked on premises....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Two majestic wood burning fireplaces with firewood provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All necessary cooking utensils available....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Kitchen is fully stocked with all of the eating and cooking utensils you'll need. Just bring your food....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped, just bring your food....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Some miscellaneous pantry items are available for your use....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator with freezer on top....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Yes, overlooking Gunnison River on one side and looking out toward Hartman Rocks on the other....moreless

  • Boat:

    Rental power boats available at Blue Mesa Reservoir nearby....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Three (3) decks. One looking over river, One at ground level with river, One looking out onto Hartman Rocks....moreless

  • Golf:

    Dos Rios Golf Course within easy walk....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaking is great by launching in front of the house. Pickup spot #1 is a 3 mile drift downstream. Pickup spot #2 is a 7 mile drift downstream....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Flat, manicure lawn for outdoor games...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large propane grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    30 miles drive to Crested Butte ski resort. Cross country skiing available out the front door....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Courts 3 miles away....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Normal Rate Period
Nov 1 - May 14, 2015
2 night min stay
$200
$1,400

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer
May 15 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$350
$2,450
Fall
Oct 1 - Nov 21, 2015
2 night min stay
$200
$1,400

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay
$350
$2,450
Late Fall
Nov 30 - Dec 19, 2015
2 night min stay
$200
$1,400

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Christmas
Dec 20 - Jan 1, 2016
3 night min stay
$350
$2,450
Ski & Spring
Jan 2 - May 12, 2016
2 night min stay
$200
$1,400

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 8.5%

Notes:

Standard Booking Rates are for 4 People. Home can accommodate a max of 12 people with a $25 per person per day additional charge.

No Smoking / No Pets

Long term rentals are negotiable

All Rental Agreements shall be in writing, secured by a $250 Reservation Deposit. Upon arrival this deposit converts to your Security/Damage Deposit. This deposit will be returned to you in full within 10 days by check if no damages beyond normal wear and tear occur. Full payment is due 45 days prior to arrival date.


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Location

2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC)
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Numerous bars along Gunnison Mainstreet
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Dos Rios Golf Course
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US-50
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Numerous restaurants along Gunnison Mainstreet
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crested Butte

Car: Recommended

For fisherman, feel free to ask about fishing tips and locations. The owner is an avid fisherman and can give you some invaluable information on fishing the Gunnison River, Taylor River, Lake Fork of the Gunnison, Black Canyon, Spring Creek, Lake Irwin, Beaver Ponds, Blue Mesa, and more.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: Jeff and Beth Turner - We love the outdoors and our place in Gunnison provides the perfect setting to explore and enjoy everything that Colorado has to offer. Jeff is eager to help anyone wanting some extra tips and suggestions for fishing in the Gunnison area - just ask. Beth can help the ladies with ideas for exploring the local shops in the Gunnison area.

Why Gunnison:
It is the perfect location for everything in the Gunnison and Crested Butte region. If you don't have enough to do with the river at your doorstep, you are only a short walk, bike ride, or drive to literally hundreds of other activities in the region.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Riverfront, trout fishing on the premises, golfing within walking distance to the clubhouse, Hiking in Hartman Rocks area out the front door, numerous restaurants and shopping within 3 miles, Snow skiing and high end shopping at Crested Butte just 30 minutes drive, Perfect starting point for visiting the Gunnison River, Taylor River, Lake Fork of the Gunnison, Black Canyon, East River, Lake Irwin, Taylor Reservoir, and Blue Mesa Reservoir.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • View of our house from the River - Hartman Rocks in the distance.

    View of our house from the River - Hartman Rocks in the distance.

  • Master Bedroom #1

    Master Bedroom #1

  • View of house from the riverbank

    View of house from the riverbank

  • Pool Table and Piano.

    Pool Table and Piano.

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Lower Level entertainment room and wood burning fireplace

    Lower Level entertainment room and wood burning fireplace

  • Game Room

    Game Room

  • Guests launching their kayaks and rafts out front.

    Guests launching their kayaks and rafts out front.

  • A relaxing day on the Gunnison by kayak.

    A relaxing day on the Gunnison by kayak.

  • Don't miss the fishing on nearby Taylor River

    Don't miss the fishing on nearby Taylor River

  • Kayaker floating by the house.  Great fishing structure out front.

    Kayaker floating by the house. Great fishing structure out front.

  • Our daily visitors.  Every day we see numerous mule deer in the yard.

    Our daily visitors. Every day we see numerous mule deer in the yard.

  • View looking downstream from the riverbank - 50 feet from house/deck

    View looking downstream from the riverbank - 50 feet from house/deck

  • Open floor plan kitchen and island

    Open floor plan kitchen and island

  • Master Bedroom #2

    Master Bedroom #2

  • Guided fly fishermen floating by in front of the house.

    Guided fly fishermen floating by in front of the house.

  • Upstairs wood burning fireplace.  A 2nd fireplace is located on lower level.

    Upstairs wood burning fireplace. A 2nd fireplace is located on lower level.

  • Guided float parties passing by out front.  Fishing for Rainbow and Brown Trout.

    Guided float parties passing by out front. Fishing for Rainbow and Brown Trout.

  • Front View of house with very large parking area

    Front View of house with very large parking area

  • View of Gunnison River from the deck

    View of Gunnison River from the deck

  • Great day trip to Black Canyon of the Gunnison

    Great day trip to Black Canyon of the Gunnison

  • Great day trip to Black Canyon Gorge

    Great day trip to Black Canyon Gorge

  • Blue Mesa Reservoir and Dillon Pinnacles just down the road 6 miles

    Blue Mesa Reservoir and Dillon Pinnacles just down the road 6 miles

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated: 02/26/2015
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