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***Home on the River*Last Minute Discounts***Bikers*** Large Groups***Fishermen*

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 4,300 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Large Custom built-Country House/Guest House, 7 Bedrms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-19)

Gunnison/Parlin VRBO

Location: Gunnison, Southwest, Colorado USA (11 Mis. East of Gunnison)

Ideal for gatherings: Weddings, Memorials, Graduation, Family Reunion

Certain events may have a venue fee or refundable damage deposit

In a ranching area, on the rustic side, house is in the country animals are part of the landscape, including mules, horses, cows, domestic dogs, deer, elk and on rare occasions mountain lions, bears and moose. Coyotes can be heard at night, fairly often.

Main house and guest house are connected by second floor deck and are situated on 15 acres just off of highway 50 in Parlin Colorado, located 11 miles E of Gunnison, on the confluence of Tomichi Creek and Quartz Creek, 45 minutes from Crested Butte, 30 minutes from Monarch Ski area, 30 minutes from historic Pitkin a popular Victorian mining town, and 30 minutes from Blue Mesa Reservoir.

Custom built Main House:

3000 sq ft. can easily accommodate up 12 people, 10 in private bedrooms and an extra padded convertible sofa that can sleep 2 extra people.

Matching style Guest House:

1200 sq ft. can accommodate up to 4 people in private bedrooms and 3 on large modular sleeper plus sofa in living area.

Main House


You can enter the house through a mudroom into the open floor plan where the dining room, living room and kitchen are all connected. The dining room has vaulted ceilings, log construction, a table will that seat 12 (we have seated 16) and a beautiful chandelier for ambience. The kitchen is open and has a large serving window where food can be easily gotten piping hot. Also downstairs is two of the bedrooms, one queen and one bunk with a twin over full and each have their own sliding glass doors to the outside. In all, there are 5 sliding glass doors downstairs so that anyone can easily access the outside wrap around deck over-looking the river and pond or to walk, hike, or fish.


The master bedroom includes a king bed, bath/shower with an over-sized tub, 2 sinks and large drawers for stowing clothes.

Also, upstairs are 2 similar bedrooms across from each other. Both have a twin with trundle that can be converted to a king bed by adding a foam mattress on top of the two. They share a small full bathroom in the hall way in between the two bedrooms.

Guest House:

Can sleep 7; has a full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom with steam shower and an open living/dining room, with pull-out sleeper and a big screen TV. The custom construction is very nice, rustic with log work, wood floors, tile, and wood ceilings.

Guest house is situated above a detached garage on the second floor and the recreation/billiard room is below next to the driveway.


We have approx. 1/2 a mile of river/creek front alongside the property, a stocked pond for fishing, and a Rainbow play-set. With-in walking distance or a short dirve, many trails are easily accessed to hike or ride in any fashion. After sunset, is the amazing milky way, that can be enjoyed when the moon is new. Also, what we consider a great addition, lot's of privacy!

Both homes have direct TV, movies options, Hi-speed WI-FI.

Everyone can enjoy playing pool or cards in our recreation room. HUNTERS, WE HAVE TONS OF ROOM FOR 4 WHEELERS, BIG TRUCKS, PACK ANIMALS AND YOU CAN HANG YOUR GAME IN OUR BARN.

More Details

Janet Lucas
Member since: 2012
Speaks german, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Janet Lucas

My wife and I built this home for our family especially so that we could enjoy a country home life style. We moved in with 2 children in 1997 added 2 more children and lived in the home until 2012 after that, we moved in to town to accommodate our very busy children’s sports and social life styles.

We loved the privacy we enjoyed and the beautiful views of the river, ponds and trees from our breakfast counter and the starry milky-way from the hot-tub. in addition, we also enjoyed the short distance to the small intimate town of Gunnison.

Janet Lucas purchased this chateau / country house in 1997

Why Janet Lucas chose Gunnison

What is unique about this property is how well it can accommodate a large group gathering. It’s not fancy, it’s homey and it’s suited for making memories.

Also, because we prefer country living and the privacy this house affords us, we also enjoy that it is very close to Gunnison and it’s not completely isolated. It is conveniently located to all the things we love to do, including; fishing, hiking, biking, skiing, horseback riding, jeeping and much more. That is what makes this house an ideal place for anyone to enjoy as a country home getaway.

****During the slower seasons, it is possible that the main house will be rented to one party while the guest house is used by another.****

One last thing about Gunnison, if you don't all ready know-as the saying goes- 'It's Always Sunny in Gunny'

What makes this chateau / country house unique

What makes this property so unique is that it has nearly everything one could want when they visit Gunnison. If they hunt, they can bring horse trailers and have a place for their horses to board on site. If they have an RV or 4 wheelers, there is plenty of private parking for that too and they can 4 wheel straight away to miles and miles of trails right from the house. If fishing is on their mind, there is a river fed pond and nearly a half mile of private river frontage with a confluence of 2 rivers near the back side of the property. The convenient location to 2 ski areas, a Victorian mining town, Blue Mesa reservoir, Black Canyon National Park, rafting, BLM land, mountain biking trails and so much more, makes this property an outdoor enthusiasts dream.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Janet's place is amazing. Super spacious with room for very large groups. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend if you're planning a trip to Gunnison.”

“Hi Janet, Thank you for being so accommodating with the check in time. We had a very comfortable stay at your place and the photo shoot went really well. Thanks again! ”
Nov 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Gunnison, Colorado

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • Max. adults: 19
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please Remove shoes to keep wood floors nice Do not flush anything but TP down toilet Food disposal not for food, scrape dishes or sink will clog
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 5 Main House downstairs - 1 bunk bed , Twin over Full downstairs Main house
    Bedroom 3-Upstairs Main house - 2 single bed , Upstairs bedroom Day bed Main house
    Bedroom 2 Upstairs Main house - 2 single bed , Upstairs bedroom Day bed Main house
    Bedroom 1 Upstairs Main house - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master upstairs main house
    Bedroom 9-Convertible Sofa upstairs Guest house - This bed can actually sleep 3 comfortably
    Bedroom 7-Guest House upstairs - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , Twin Single has a trundle Guest House 2nd bedroom
    Bedroom 6 Guest House upstairs - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master room Guest house-Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 downstairs Main House - 1 large double bed , Downstairs bedroom Main house, fairly private
    Bedroom 8 Main House downstairs living area - 2 sofa bed/futon , Convertible sofa in Livingroom Main House
  • King size beds (3) 1 King in Main house, 1 King bed in Guest house, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in Main house downstairs, by kitchen, Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 daybeds with Trundles, make into kings 1 in each bedroom upstairs, Main house, Baby Cribs (1) Upon Request need advance notice, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Pull-out sofa Main house, Pull-out sectional sofa Guest house, Bunk Beds (1) Twin over Full downstairs Main house
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
RV/Boat parking, horse property, private off-road, fishing pond, river confluence Tomichi & Quartz rivers.


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(55 traveller reviews)

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***Home on the River*Last Minute Discounts***Bikers*** Large Groups***Fishermen*
average rating of 4.818182 based on 58 reviews

Wonderful getaway!!

  • 4 of 5

I wanted a comfortable rural getaway that showed the best of Colorado and this was it! We stayed here for a family vacation. We had 9 adults and 4 kids. We had TONS of space. The property is more gorgeous than the pictures show. The kitchen is incredibly well stocked with everything you could ask for. We appreciated the kid friendlyness of the place. They all enjoyed the swing set, trampoline, and games. Having the highchairs and pack and plays is amazing to offer as well. Having the horse and mules there was so much fun. The kids especially enjoyed seeing and petting them. Janet was incredibly responsive through the booking process and with some questions I had before arriving. Mark was by the property while we were there and he was very nice. Couldn't ask for better people to work with.

There were only a couple downsides of the property. The hot tub was gone, which we were unaware of. Also, there was some small maintenance things that need work, but nothing big.

All in all it was a wonderful property and we would definitely stay again if back in the area. Thank you Janet and Mark!

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very honest review. Again, I am so sorry about the hot tub!!! We miss sitting in it too. The cost to keep and repair was, well, prohibitive, but so much fun while they lasted. (We tried two, same outcome both times) :( Thanks again for choosing our family home, memories with family is the most valuable thing, cannot be bought or replaced, you make me smile!
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great experience

  • 4 of 5

The house was great. It was well equipped with all the fun things for the kids and adults as well. I would have to give it a 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.

to bad the fish weren't biting but we had fun. Close enough to all of the activities we wanted to do.

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect all around

  • 5 of 5

We booked for my son's graduation weekend. It was so wonderful to work with Janet who is amazing. The house fit my family perfectly and we had a lovely graduation party as well. Things could not have been more idealic for us and my family. We used both the main house and guest house, the weather cooperated and enjoyed the excellent yard and pond as well. I couldn't recommend more!

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

Spacious and comfortable place to stay. Loved the over sized table where we could all eat together and play games together.

  • Review Submitted: 31/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a great place!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful! The Lucas property was perfect for our small family wedding ceremony, and more than comfortable for 14 adults to sleep. The place is even better in person than the pictures can show, and I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to bring together a big group in the Gunnison area. Thanks Janet and Mark!

  • Review Submitted: 01/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for your review we really strive to keep our home and grounds kept nice. We very much appreciate when our efforts are acknowledged! Thanks again, Janet, Mark and the Lucas girls
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Big boy fun

  • 5 of 5

This place was great for a dozen friends to gather while enjoying outdoor fun. The spacious house has lots of room and it is well cared for. Lots of parking and great outdoor hang out spots for happy hour. Everyone in the group was impressed we found such a great place and we look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 13/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Slade, I didn't even meet you in person, but felt like I knew you. Great charisma and thank-you for your review. You guys were great guests and we would vouch for you anytime! Janet & Mark Lucas
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Gunnison County Airport
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Dos Rios Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 50
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Old Miner Restaurant
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Car: necessary

Located on the Tomichi creek with the confluence of Quartz creek on the corner of the property.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Gunnison, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
Fall Main House Only Add GH
1 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$24 per night, per additional guest
20 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
1 Feb 2019 - 26 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Guest House AU$135.48
Pet Fee AU$33.87
Clean MnH 200 AU$270.96
Property Damage Protection AU$79.93

Wedding Venue rates vary from $300 up, please ask for an accurate quote as it is not included in the normal use rates.

RATES ARE FROM $295/NIGHT LOW SEASON January, February and April and are based on size of party. Any party of 10 or less is paying for the main house only unless the guest house is requested and the fee for the home is paid.
If either home is rented by one party another group may rent the other during the same period of time.
Extra guests over 10 is $20/per night per person.
Maximum charge for both homes is normally $495.
Main Houses Cleaning is $200.00, guest house is $100.00
RV Parking $25/nt, Tent $15/nt.


****During Low Season, Main House maybe rented to one group and the guest house to another during the same time period.****



Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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