Ponderosa Lodge - Gunnison, CO
Max occupancy: 8 (6 adults)
1 King Bed,
2 Queen Bed,
2 Twin Bed
188 Ponderosa Way , Gunnison, CO 81220
Stunning family home with game room, valley views, and private hot tub
Immerse yourself in the wonder of Southwest Colorado in this gorgeous family home. From the high ceilings to the updated kitchen, you'll find elegance and comfort around every corner. With a private hot tub (unavailable in winter months), a wraparound balcony with views of the valley, and a lovely patio area, it will very tempting to spend all your time outdoors. The game room will delight all members of your group with the foosball and shuffleboard tables.
Fishing and hiking can be found in abundance within minutes of this home at Evergreen Lake and Flint Lake. Plentiful skiing can be found at Monarch Mountain and in Crested Butte, 42 miles east and 28 miles north, respectively, or you can book a scenic riverboat tour with Three Rivers Resort and Outfitting to experience whitewater rafting down the Taylor River.
Things to know:
Full kitchen (with dishwasher)
Washer/dryer : Private
Hot tub : Private
Gas grill : Private
This was the perfect place for us! We loved having ATV trails close by and appreciated the gorgeous views out the living room windows. The house is spacious and well furnished with a very functional kitchen and comfortable beds. The foosball table was a big hit with the kids. If we are back in the area, we would definitely rent this place again.
The home was beautiful and clean. However, we arrived on a night when it was 32 degrees outside and around 50 in the house. Part of the problem was no heat had been turned on and when we did turn it on, it took a long time to heat up and the heat in the master bedroom and basement game room never did work. Thankfully, there was an electric blanket on the bed in the master, but it only worked on one side so we had very chilly nights there. We could not call the local rep due to not having phone service there but when we did drive the 45 miles back to town the next day, we texted him about the heat and broken hairdryer (the only one for three bathrooms), we never heard a word back. The biggest problem is that the address is not Gunnison but is Cimarron and is not, as is stated in the location notes, only 28 miles from from Crested Butte. Gunnison is 28 miles from Crested Butte, but this house is over 40 miles from Gunnison toward Montrose. We should have looked closer at the Google map provided, but after reading the description of 28 miles from CB, we did not feel it necessary. We Googled the address of 188 Ponderosa Way and a map popped up of 188 Ponderosa LANE in Gunnison, which is an actual address. So we saw that and assumed that was the map due to the address because we thought it was Gunnison and it is not. So if you don’t mind driving 45 miles to town or not having call service and sleep better when you are cold, then this is the home for you.
We are sorry to see our guest was unhappy with their visit. The temperature is lowered between guests per owner request to conserve energy. The home had a thorough walk-through by our property caretaker prior to this guest's arrival, and all systems were operating optimally at that time. Any verified issues have been addressed. Thank you!
This lodge was great! Perfect for small & large groups alike. Great kitchen, outdoor amenities, and bedrooms were lovely. The view was beautiful, and we saw lots of chipmunks and deer right from the veranda. The wifi information had changed slightly from the itinerary, but nothing that a bit of guessing wouldn't get you to. I didn't have service in the lodge, but there are landline phones to call out, and wifi to make wifi calls. About an hour each way to Gunnison or Montrose, perfect for what we were going for.
this house is amazing.. it's big and beautiful... the views are pretty.. the only downside that can't be changed is the gravel road, its a little rough. the kitchen is super, we ate in a lot. the hot tub got used daily. very nice peaceful vaca. thanks