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

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Davis Hill Historic Home front porch with fantastic mountain views.


Last updated: 03/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Lovely House, 6 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-14, Estes Park License # 790 )

Perfect choice for family reunions, weddings, business off sites, retreats, bird watching, leaf peeping, etc. (Estes Park Business License # 790) Whether it is a family reunion needing sleeping space for fourteen (number limited by city code) or a smaller gathering needing up to 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 many years 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 (Saturday check in and checkout) 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 cars parked in the reserved on site spaces 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 the fabulous mountain views and birds from the front porch. Guests usually view deer and elk from the front porch as well.

The house has six bedrooms and two full baths and one half bath. The house has 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 TV and 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 also 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 dormitory style bedroom 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 fire pit available out back for roasting hot dogs and making s'mores as well as a large gas grill. Skewers provided. If there is a city or county fire ban in effect due to weather the gas grill can still be used. Commercial grade 'wi-fi' and complementary, on site laundry facility available 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Mon-Fri. Detergent, spray and wash, etc. provided. We have a fenced area on the side of the house and reserved parking for up to three vehicles. Estes Park Shuttle to and from Denver Airport will provide pick up and delivery right to our house for approximately $45 one way, $80 round trip. We know you will enjoy your stay.
Maximum occupancy of 14. A city ordinance prohibits on street parking, RVs, trailers or large campers. We respond to all inquiries and calls promptly. Our calendar is always fully updated.
Our house is smoke free, to include the porches and decks. We love pets but do not allow them due to some guests having pet allergies.
Please see our reviews and give us a call at 703 869-8775 if you have any questions. Thank you.
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/19/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum of 27 years of age. Our intent is to rent to adults and their children and grandchildren. ...moreless

  • 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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • 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

  • If you rent the addition there is another bedroom with king bed. There is also a kitchen and living room. Max occupancy is still 14....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Full 1: toilet, tub, shower

    claw foot tub...moreless

  • Full 2: toilet, tub, shower

    clawfoot tub...moreless

  • Half 1: toilet


  • If you also rent the addition there is another full bathroom, living room and kitchen....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Mountain View. Property is within walking distance of town and '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. You can also rent the addition with a king bed, living room, and kitchen. Call owners 703 869-8755 for information and rates....moreless


  • Books:

    Assortment of books, including local interest....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    In living room and loft....moreless

  • Games:

    Assortment of board games and puzzles....moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable HDTV in living room....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen HDTV with cable and DVD in living room. DVD in upstairs loft....moreless


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • 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. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mon-Fri.,...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:

    Linens provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

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

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Reserved parking space for four cars, maximum allowed by city ordinance. No RVs, trailers, large campers or on street parking. Contact us if you need additional nearby parking....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels and wash cloths provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Complimentary laundry facility on site. Soap, spray and wash, etc. provided. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 7: 00 p.m. Mon-Fri....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

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


  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Two regular drip style coffee makers, one very large percolator style coffee maker, coffee grinder, electric and manual tea pot....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, serving platters, cookware, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    As you will see in our reviews, our kitchen is well equipped. Dishes, silverware, serving platters, cookware, barware and more.,...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Two coffee makers, coffee grinder, blender, crock pot, rice cooker, microwave, toaster oven, toaster, waffle maker, mini chopper, food processor, electric and manual teapot, pots and pans, and more....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven and regular toaster provided....moreless


  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden:

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

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There are two indoor community pools, one at the YMCA of the Rockies and a municipal pool in town. ...moreless



Write a review 5
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Spring Season
May 13 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$4,000 $15,000
2017 Early Summer
May 27 - Jun 9, 2017
5 night min stay
$4,500 $17,000
2017 Summer Season
Jun 10 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,500 $17,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

2017 Fall Season
Aug 19 - Oct 27, 2018
3 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


  • Cleaning Fee $250 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.55%


Summer rate: One week: $4,500 plus 10.55% tax. Min of seven night rentals May 27-Aug 18. Saturday check in/check out for weekly rentals in peak season. Off peak: three night minimum. 50% non-refundable deposit due at booking. Balance charged 90 days before check in, no cancellations within 90 days. $250 Cleaning fee. Call for details about cottage rental along with house rental. Special rates apply.

Credit card holder must be present and at least 27 to rent house. Check calendar for availability. Pet free, non smoking (anything) property.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/19/2017
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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, CO, USA:
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
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/19/2017

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  • Davis Hill Historic Home front porch with fantastic mountain views.

    Davis Hill Historic Home front porch with fantastic mountain views.

  • Guests enjoying the fire pit

    Guests enjoying the fire pit

  • Dining area.

    Dining area.

  • Incredible Stone Fireplace

    Incredible Stone Fireplace

  • Molly Brown Room, King

    Molly Brown Room, King

  • Enos Mills Room, Two Twins

    Enos Mills Room, Two Twins

  • The Nook with full bed.

    The Nook with full bed.

  • Bedroom #Six (Loft)

    Bedroom #Six (Loft)

  • Partial view of the front porch.  Great mountain views, including Longs Peak.

    Partial view of the front porch. Great mountain views, including Longs Peak.

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

    Davis Hill Historic House, views from the North and West

  • View from west bedroom of visitors to the house

    View from west bedroom of visitors to the house

  • View at Dusk

    View at Dusk

  • Back door and fenced yard.  View from the north

    Back door and fenced yard. View from the north

Great Room.

    Great Room.

  • Fireplace in the Great Room.  Stairs to loft.

    Fireplace in the Great Room. Stairs to loft.

  • Well equipped kitchen

    Well equipped kitchen

  • Buffalo Bill Room, Full and Twin

    Buffalo Bill Room, Full and Twin

  • Isabella Bird Room, Queen

    Isabella Bird Room, Queen

  • Bedroom #Six (Loft)

    Bedroom #Six (Loft)

  • South wing bathroom.

    South wing bathroom.

  • Partial view of front porch.

    Partial view of front porch.

  • Some of our guests enjoying themselves

    Some of our guests enjoying themselves

  • 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

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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