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Located on the Historic Gunnison River-Casa Del Rio

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Located on the Historic Gunnison River, you will find some of the best fishing in the Gunnison Country right out your back door. If you like boating, the Blue Mesa Reservoir is only 10 minutes up the road. This unique property is centrally located and close to everything...unique shops, restaurants, hiking or biking in Hartman Rocks with over 4000 miles of trails, fishing, scenic tours, rafting ...and so much more. Enjoy your stay in this cozy, river cottage !

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Donna

My husband Steve and I have been coming to Gunnison for the past 21 years. This is home to my husband whom has been coming to Gunnison since he was 4 years old. He remembers the cabins along the river Before Blue Mesa Reservoir was created. We lived in Gunnison full time for 10 years! Now we have a part time home that we would love to share with YOU.

Donna purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Donna chose Gunnison

This property was the Historic Old Red Dolly (for you ol' timers) Located on the Gunnison River with some of the greatest fishing right out your back door. Put in a raft and enjoy the Gunnison River up close and personal. So close to Blue Mesa Reservoir, great boating!

What makes this cottage unique

This is a small private cottage on the Gunnison River with some of the best fishing in your backyard. If you like Lake fishing or Boating, our place is only 10 minutes to Blue Mesa Reservoir ! This home is cozy, quiet, yet close to everything the Gunnison Country has to offer.


Gunnison Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Located on the Historic Gunnison River-Casa Del Rio
average rating of 4.125 based on 16 reviews

Great place to relax by the river

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean, and had all that we needed. While it is a cottage attached to another home, the yard is secluded, and you are literally feet from the river. We never once felt like we did not have our privacy. Minutes from town, so its very convenient. If you have a four wheel drive or even a two wheel drive pickup we recommend driving up Hartman's Rock which is literally across Hwy50 for some spectacular sunsets! Donna was very helpful with any questions we had. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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HIP HIP HOORAY! We enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to our Host Donna! Our time in Gunnison was all the more enjoyable staying at her property! Highly recommend!

Clean, sufficiently supplied with pots, pans, & utensils. Great view relaxing and comfortable!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location was excellent just as promised

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was charming and comfortable. The location next to the river was fantastic as well as the view from the window. we were disappointed that we were unable to connect to the cable or internet as promised. We felt there should have been detailed information for the cable and internet and local contacts for emergency problems with the property. For example a plumbing leak under the sink, etc. If not for the afore metinoned items, we would have given 5 stars.

However, we were happy enough with the property that we would consider leasing it again.

Les Grauberger, Marilyn Glynn, Wichita KS

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at our cabin on the Gunnison River. There has always been a folder by the TV in the living room with "What to do in Gunnison Country, and HOW to' to connect to Cable, how to turn on the DVD player, etc. along with my phone number." Sorry that was not located. Also, on the second page of your contract was the username and password for the internet connection. I only wish I would have known while you were there that you could not connect to the internet or had any questions. Please call me anytime as I am always here on my phone for comments, concerns or questions regarding the cabin. I want to thank you so much for letting me know. Your comments are greatly appreciated and I will get another manual out there ASAP! You were a great guest! See ya next year! Donna
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Definitely will return next summer!

  • 4 of 5

We spent two weeks at this property and it was wonderful! We could not have asked for a better location. You are just steps from the Gunnison River so we spent a lot of time on the deck just enjoying the view and the weather. Even though it is just on the edge of Gunnison you really feel like you are more isolated than you really are. There are other homes close by but we never really felt like anyone was close by. The house is very roomy but there were just two of us, but four people would be very comfortable. Donna, the owner was so easy to work with, and available to address all of our questions and request. We will be back next summer!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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David F

  • 5 of 5

We used this property for a week in Oct. 2015, it beat any motel that I could have stayed at in Gunnison. But it's all according to what your looking for, we relaxed after a hard day out in the wild every evening. Built a fire, used the charcoal grill. Every morning there were 3 or more Mule deer venturing around the yard. The place was clean, had plenty of bedding and cook wear. To be honest we didn't want to leave. Thanks Donna for allowing us to rent your place.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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River cabin

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful place for our long weekend getaway with our 6 year old son. Lots to do in gunnison and crested butte. Nice river stay to come back to. We BBQ'd and made a camp fire. Loved it!! Would go back for sure.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to you staying with us again!
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Fish or Raft right out your back door ! Located right on the Gunnison River, near a public Golf Course, Hartman Rocks which has over 4000 miles of trails, close to unique shops and restaurants. You will love staying in this quiet, private cottage on the river. Enjoy the scenic tours, hiking, biking, fishing, 4-wheeling...some of the best fishing around...can be found right out your back door on the historic Gunnison River.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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