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Restored Historic Home-Incredible Views-Walk to Town

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Last updated: 06/12/2014
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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 but after numerous requests from guests to rent the entire house for their summer vacations and reunions we converted it to weekly rentals starting in the summer of 2011.

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.

This home has a maximum occupancy of 15. Do you need more room? Ask about renting our adjoining cottage which sleeps 4-5 (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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • 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

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

          • 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 sleep sofa /futon, 1 twin/ single

            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


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


              • Family
              • Historic


              • 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
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing

              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
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Hiking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Rafting

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • 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


                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Clothes Dryer:

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

                      • Garage:

                        No garage. The garage door in the photo goes to a storage area/owner's suite....moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

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

                      • Parking:

                        No overnight street parking permitted. Four cars can easily enter, park and exit. Six can park in a pinch but some will be blocked in. ...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

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

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Fireplace
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided


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


                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Lawn / Garden:

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

                      • Deck / Patio

                      Payment Type

                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard
                      • Discover


                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 12 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer Season
                      Jun 1 - Sep 13, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,500 $14,000
                      Fall Season
                      Sep 14 - Oct 12, 2014
                      6 night min stay
                      $3,400 $12,000
                      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


                      • Tax Rate 10.5%


                      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: 06/12/2014
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                      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



                      • Exterior


                      • Original Hickory Dining Table

                        Original Hickory Dining Table

                      • Twin bed

                        Twin bed

                      • Original Hickory Dining Table

                        Original Hickory Dining Table

                      • View at Night

                        View at Night

                      • Queen Bedroom

                        Queen Bedroom

                      • Incredible Stone Fireplace

                        Incredible Stone Fireplace

                      • Loft


                      • Abundant Wildlife Often Viewed on the Grounds Incl

                        Abundant Wildlife Often Viewed on the Grounds Incl

                      • Cottage on left, House on right

                        Cottage on left, House on right

                      • Incredible Stone Fireplace

                        Incredible Stone Fireplace

                      • Kitchen


                      • Two Twins

                        Two Twins

                      • Double and Twin Beds

                        Double and Twin Beds

                      • King Bedroom

                        King Bedroom

                      • Bathroom with Claw Foot Tub and Shower Attachment

                        Bathroom with Claw Foot Tub and Shower Attachment

                      • King Bedroom

                        King Bedroom

                      • Fire Pit

                        Fire Pit

                      • The End!

                        The End!

                      • Exterior


                      $500 per night (USD)

                      6 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 15

                      View calendar: Updated 06/12/14
                      Minimum stay: 6-7 nights
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