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38339 US Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230-8730
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#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Gunnison
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Enjoy a stay at a 1950s throwback. Recently renovated, this 1954 tourist court motel offers vintage charm, large open parks and sunny porches. All units have kitchens. Picnic tables, grills and a firepit for a campfire are available. Because we care about guest's privacy and minimizing guest's exposure to travel fraud, we do not participate with third-party travel fare aggregators and travel metasearch engines. Therefore, this website will tell the visitor that our property has no availability when this is not true. This website will also not allow us to provide guests with our phone number or a link to our website. We know this is not convenient. Our apologies. Check our online calendar for availability, which can be accessed from our website. Our phone number and email address can also be found on our website. Our prices range from $88 to $133 plus tax for our standard units with kitchens. Our 3-bed, 3-bath cabin (sleeps up to 9) ranges from $275 to $320.
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RosemaryLady wrote a review Jul 2022
Nebraska, USA15 contributions
My recent solo stay was lovely. This is a quiet oasis directly across the road from access to the Gunnison River. Tranquil, shady, and peaceful, the owner is kind and available to answer any questions. It is very clean, the beds and pillows are comfy, and the bath towels are thick, soft, and absorbent. Although there is no A/C, my room stayed cool (you're in the mountains!) and a box fan is provided if needed. A little patio area with a table and two chairs is in front of each unit - the perfect place for coffee, listening to the birds, and watching the deer. This is not a modern hotel, so if you might prefer a super fancy, high-end luxury resort with a pool and luxe amenities, keep looking. But if you would enjoy a clean, quiet, peaceful, scenic, family-friendly "Mom and Pop" motel that is a delightful throwback to simpler times, this is your place. Dogs welcome. A swim in the river, fly-fishing, canoeing, or rafting is right across the road, and there are also quiet and shady hiking trails along the river. It is beautiful! I've already reserved a unit for next summer and am bringing my husband, teenage son, and our dog - Island Acres may become our new family tradition! Side-note: this lovely little motel is near the Gunnison Airport, so every now and then the small planes fly close by. It only happens a couple of times a day, and not at night, but just be aware that, although it IS mostly peaceful, the sounds of humans can still be heard on occasion.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Vicki H wrote a review Oct 2021
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma42 contributions10 helpful votes
Our stay was wonderful as always. Cabin #10 was Great!! Trees were changing to golden color. Deer were active . Every morning we enjoyed watching them from our window while we had our breakfast. Very quiet at night.. Even though they are off of Hwy50 and close to airport . Room was very clean. Pam & Tim, are taking extra cleaning precautions during your stay and bed was comfortable. Thank you, for another great stay. See you next summer.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Richard & Vivian wrote a review Jun 2019
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It was a great place to stay in Gunnison. It is close to town but has that country feel with a large front yard where deer come up and graze in the evening. The owners treated us like family Our cute cabin was great and very clean and comfortable. There was a separate bedroom and living room area which both had a large TV. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook in. We will definitely stay there again whenever we get back out in that area.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Pamela W, Owner at Island Acres Resort Motel
Responded Jun 27, 2019
Richard and Vivian, Thank you for your kind words. It sounds like you had the 'new' #10. This was just remodeled last year and has been a favorite! As we continue to work through the units, we will try to replicate as many of the changes we made while keeping the important vintage features. Thank you for your continued support of Island Acres.
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Marianne M wrote a review Oct 2018
Longmont, United States63 contributions9 helpful votes
We've stayed here a couple of times and like the yards which provide a nice place to walk the dog. The owner is great. The unit we stayed in (#2) had a kitchen table with chairs for eating and everything we need to fix breakfast. My husband could sit outside on the chairs provided on the walkway to have his smoke and left the room smoke free. Yes, a little retro, but we like that!
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from Pam W, Owner at Island Acres Resort Motel
Responded Oct 6, 2018
Marianne, Thank you for your kind words. It is nice that that Island Acres works out well for you, your husband and your pup. And yes, we are very retro! So good that you, too, appreciate this. We do hope that our smoking accommedations work well as all of our units are non-smoking. Thank you for your continued support of Island Acres.
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Vicki H wrote a review Sep 2018
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma42 contributions10 helpful votes
I Love this place to stay at. Takes me back to my childhood day's. I Love Retro décor. And Pam and her service staff are great!! I love cabin #10 . First time in this cabin . I've stayed in other cabin's but I Love this one the best.. If you want something a little something different and from the past. Please stay here..
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from Pam W, Owner at Island Acres Resort Motel
Responded Oct 7, 2018
Vicki, Thank you for your review. For those who have stayed at Island Acres, Unit 10 underwent a major renovation this winter. While we kept the blue Formica countertops and original cabinets, we added a vintage pink fridge to the kitchen. The bathroom was completely redone. And the most significant improvement--we added a bedroom and much-improved storage! The area where the bed used to be is now a living room area. One guest even hosted a dinner party for eight in the new Unit 10!!! Thank you for your continued support of Island Acres. And for your advocacy of our property--after visiting with the two of you, the drop-ins who were just looking around decided to stay for several days!!! Guests like you are a real joy! Thank you
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Maryanne C wrote a review Aug 2018
Eustace, Texas131 contributions33 helpful votes
While the rooms are quite dated and in need of a major investment to upgrade the kitchen, bathroom, linoleum floors and fixtures, what makes this place so pleasant are the staff. They are knowledgeable, involved in cleaning and upkeep, and friendly. That being said, it is a 1950’s throwback which has its charm. It was definitely clean and safe. Kitchenette had stove, micro, frig, coffee pot and toaster. They are pet friendly and it is a great place as a base to go see the sights and hike. Enjoyed walking through the town and shopping. Highly recommend eating at The Twisted Fork and Ol’ Miner Steakhouse.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jolene M wrote a review Jun 2018
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My family vacations in Colorado every June & love to stay in rooms with kitchenette for an extra homey feel. Island Acres was clean & had a great homey feel. The owner, Pam, was friendly & knowledgable about the area. We will definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Nann2 wrote a review Jun 2018
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Just spent four days here and will definitely return! WiFi worked fine for me, and their cable TV has good channels. Having a kitchenette saved us tons of money on our trip, and it was clean and well equipped. The beds were very comfortable and the bedding seemed new and was beautiful--quilts and down comforters and good pillows. Our room had two queens and was airy and spacious with both a table and a little breakfast bar. The vibe of this place is '50s cabin/resort, which I loved. The property is shady, cool, and quiet. You can borrow books and games from the office, and you have another table and chairs outside your door. The bathroom was small-ish but clean and very adequate, and we had our own hot water heater. This is a pet-friendly motel, and while our dogs slept on the floor, we did bring an extra flat sheet to cover the bed in case our dogs jumped up on them; I recommend pet owners do that as a courtesy. There's also a laundry facility on site, which was handy. The staff was friendly. Loved this place!
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Date of stay: June 2018
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GypsyDeb wrote a review Sep 2017
Brownwood, Texas238 contributions40 helpful votes
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Upon learning our room had a kitchenette, we wished we had made our reservations before we had ordered our meal, rather than while we were waiting! Pam was very accommodating, and had our room and key waiting for use, though our arrival was after the office closed for the evening. We spoke at length of the history of Island Acres and Gunnison the following morning. Gunnison has changed significantly since I lived there 40 years ago. Island Acres Motel has been there longer, keeping the old west charm alive in a clean and well kept fashion. The room itself, was very much like the one room cabin my husband and I rented in Almont all those many years ago! The kitchenette contained all the necessary equipment, with a request to clean up behind yourselves. The bathroom was spacious with plenty of room for belongings. The grounds were well kept and park-like. Located just a few minutes west of town, it is quiet and peaceful. Definitely our choice for an extended stay in the area!
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Jim H wrote a review Aug 2017
Fort Worth, United States7 contributions1 helpful vote
Island Retreat is a wonderful place to decompress. From the moment we checked in we could feel the stress of the city melting away. The cabin was not fancy, but it was super clean and comfortable. The location of this property is nice, close to the river and town. If i had a complaint, it would be the internet connection. I highly recommend Island Retreat.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Response from Pam W, Owner at Island Acres Resort Motel
Responded Aug 15, 2017
Thank you. I am pleased that you found Island Acres relaxing. Yes, we are not fancy, but we strive to be friendly and fun! I also wish more that could be done to improve the wifi, as it is a challenge for many reasons. Access is certainly not what people can get in a metropolitan area. Our countywide internet problem is supposed to be improved by next year. That may help. For the benefit of others reading this: some units have better wifi than others. We continue to upgrade equipment and try various carriers. The ability to receive a good signal is also dependent on the guest’s devices. Laptops seem to perform better than tablets. Lots of vehicles in the parking lot and lots of people on the network does limit the signal and slows things down. Island Acres has 17 units spread out on a property that is almost the size of two city blocks. Getting an excellent wifi signal to every spot is impossible. We do offer a seating area right outside the office (directly in front of our new state-of-the-art, massive Nighthawk router) and two chairs inside to allow the user the best signal. Thank you for your recommendations! Referrals and repeat guests are an important part of Island Acres' business. Come back and see us again!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Island Acres Resort Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Island Acres Resort Motel?
Nearby attractions include Gunnison National Forest (1.7 miles), Blue Mesa Fishing (1.0 miles), and Gunnison Pioneer Museum (1.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Island Acres Resort Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a concierge.
Is parking available at Island Acres Resort Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Island Acres Resort Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include High Alpine Brewing Company, W Cafe, and Mario's Pizza & Pasta.
Are pets allowed at Island Acres Resort Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.