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Restored Historic Home-Incredible Views-Walk to Town

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Last updated: 09/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:6-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Estes Park house description

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The Davis Hill Historic House, with its breathtaking view of the Continental Divide, 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 four summers and after numerous requests from guests to rent the entire house for their summer vacations and reunions we now only accept weekly rentals in the peak season.

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.

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 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 Tue-Sat. Reserved parking for up to four vehicles. one additional reserved parking space with cottage rental. No on street parking. Estes Park Shuttle to and from Denver Airport with 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 one reserved parking space. No on street parking.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • 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

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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          • 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

              Entertainment

              • Video Library
              • Music Library
              • Books
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Books For Adults
              • Games

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic

              Attractions

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Village
              • Downtown:

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

              • Mountain View:

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

              • Mountain

              sports and adventure activities

              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Ice Skating
              • Mountaineering
              • Pier Fishing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Kayaking
              • Hiking
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Rafting
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Cycling
              • Fishing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

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

                  • Seating for 10 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Clothes Dryer:

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

                      • Washing Machine:

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

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Wireless Internet:

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

                      • 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

                      • Garage:

                        The garage door in the photo goes to a storage area/owner's suite....moreless

                      • Linens Provided
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Fireplace
                      • Gas Fireplace

                      Kitchen

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

                      Outside

                      • Wood Deck
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lawn / Garden:

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

                      Payment Type

                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard
                      • Discover
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 14 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      2014 Fall Season
                      Sep 1 - Oct 12, 2014
                      6 night min stay
                      $500
                      $3,400 $12,000
                      2015 Spring Season
                      May 17 - Jun 6, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,500 $12,000
                      2015 Summer Season
                      Jun 7 - Aug 15, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,850 $16,000
                      2015 Fall Season
                      Aug 16 - Sep 25, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,500 $12,000
                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay
                      $500
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Tax Rate 10.5%

                      Notes:

                      Summer rate: $3,500/wk plus 10.5% tax. Min of 7 night rentals Jun 1-Sep 7. Sunday check-in.

                      30% non-refundable deposit due at booking. Balance charged 90 days before check in, no cancellations after 90 days.

                      Credit card holder must be present and at least 25 to rent house. Check calendar for availability.


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                      Last updated: 09/15/2014
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                      Location

                      75 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Denver International Airport
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Highway 36
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Numerous bars within walking distance
                      46 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Eldora Ski Resort, Nederland CO
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Two courses in Estes Park
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Numerous restaurants within walking distance

                      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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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • 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

                        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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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, September 09, 2014

                      $500 - $550 per night (USD)
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                      6 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 14

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                      Minimum stay: 6-7 nights
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