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

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Last updated: 10/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

DUE TO CANCELLATION LABOR DAY AND SCOTTISH IRISH FEST WEEKS OPEN. THREE NIGHT MINIMUM, $500 a night. Perfect choice for family reunions, weddings, business off sites, retreats, bird watching, leaf peeping, etc. Whether it is a family reunion needing sleeping space for fourteen (eighteen with adjacent cottage rental)or a smaller gathering needing 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 the first five summers 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 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 car parked 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 hummingbirds and other species from the front porch. Guests usually view deer and elk from the front porch as well.

The house has six bedrooms which includes a loft/dormitory and two full baths and one half bath. There is 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 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 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 loft/dormitory 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 shared fire pit available out back for roasting hot dogs and making s'mores. Skewers provided. Commercial grade 'wi-fi' and complementary, on site shared laundry facility available 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Detergent, spray and wash, bleach, etc. provided. Reserved parking for up to four vehicles. Two additional reserved parking spaces with cottage rental. Estes Park Shuttle to and from Denver Airport will pick up and delivery right to our house.

This home has a maximum occupancy of 14. Do you need more room? Ask about renting our adjoining cottage which sleeps 4. (Home Away #964466, VRBO #139663) in addition to the house. Click on ''Click Here to see All My Rental Listings'' below to see the cottage. Cottage has two reserved parking space. No on-street parking, but we have extra parking across the road.. We respond to all inquiries and calls promptly. Our calendar is always fully updated.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    In consideration of future quests, no smoking in the house or on the porches. Smoking allowed only at the fire pit when there is no county imposed fire ban in effect....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 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...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    This bedroom is the loft with half bath...moreless

  • Second floor bedroom is an open plan with three beds, a futon, two couches and a half bath....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Mountain View. Property is within walking distance of '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....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Some toys for infants....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Historic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Our house is just a few short blocks from downtown. ...moreless

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    Fantastic view of the Longs peak and the Rocky Mountains from our spacious front porch. ...moreless

  • Village

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


  • Dining:

    Lots of our guests also enjoy eating on the spacious front porch with fabulous views of the mountains....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Complimentary laundry facility on site, shared with guests from the adjacent cottage....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Beautiful stone fireplace, gas logs....moreless

  • Garage:

    The garage door in the photo goes to a storage area....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Couches, chairs, flat screen TV, recliner, stereo, beautiful stone fireplace (gas logs)....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Reserved parking space for four cars which is the maximum allowed by city ordinance. Additional space comes with rental of the adjacent cottage. Sorry, no RVs, trailers or large campers. ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Complimentary laundry facility on site, shared with guests from the adjacent cottage. Soap, spray and wash, bleach, etc. provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Commercial grade wireless internet, similar to what is used in small motels....moreless


  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Rock outcroppings, popular with children, through out the property. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.9
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2015 Fall Season
Aug 16 - Oct 15, 2015
3 night min stay
$3,500 $12,000
2016 Spring Season
May 14 - May 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$3,500 $12,000
2016 Summer Season
May 28 - Aug 20, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,850 $15,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Clng fee 3-4 nights $200 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.55%


Summer rate: One week: $3,850 plus 10.55% tax. Min of seven night rentals Jun 4-Sep 7. Saturday check-in for weekly rentals in peak season. No cleaning fee with five or more day rental. Off peak: $550 per night, three night minimum. $200 cleaning fee for fewer than five nights. 30% non-refundable deposit due at booking. Balance charged 90 days before check in, no cancellations within 90 days.

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Last updated: 10/03/2015
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Numerous bars within walking distance
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Two courses in Estes Park
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 36
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Numerous restaurants within walking distance
46 Miles
Nearest Ski
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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Estes 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.

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  • Davis Hill Historic House

    Davis Hill Historic House

  • Some of our guests enjoying themselves

    Some of our guests enjoying themselves

  • View from west bedroom of visitors to the house

    View from west bedroom of visitors to the house

  • View of Flattop Mountain and Hallett Peak in Winter from the front porch

    View of Flattop Mountain and Hallett Peak in Winter from the front porch

  • Davis Hill Historic House, views from the North and West

    Davis Hill Historic House, views from the North and West

  • Incredible Stone Fireplace

    Incredible Stone Fireplace

  • Original Hickory Dining Table

    Original Hickory Dining Table

  • Kitchen


  • Molly Brown Room, King

    Molly Brown Room, King

  • Full Bed in The Nook

    Full Bed in The Nook

  • The Loft, Queen, Full, Futon and Single

    The Loft, Queen, Full, Futon and Single

  • Historic House and adjacent Cottage

    Historic House and adjacent Cottage

  • View from the north

    View from the north

  • Amazing front porch with terrific views of the Rocky Mountains

    Amazing front porch with terrific views of the Rocky Mountains

  • View at Dusk

    View at Dusk

  • Guests enjoying the fire pit

    Guests enjoying the fire pit

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Well equipped kitchen

    Well equipped kitchen

  • Enos Mills Room, Two Twins

    Enos Mills Room, Two Twins

  • Isabella Bird Room, Queen

    Isabella Bird Room, Queen

  • Buffalo Bill Room, Full and Twin

    Buffalo Bill Room, Full and Twin

  • The Loft, Queen, Full, Single and Futon

    The Loft, Queen, Full, Single and Futon

VRBO #319264

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