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Grand Rapids
Reviewed 20 September 2015

This is my 3rd stay at the Waterwheel. We had 2 rooms for 2 nights. It's an older, mom and pop style feel. The rooms are very clean and the staff is more than helpful in working with us. We didn't know if we were going on our elk hunt after the first night or if it would be the...

1Thank Steve P
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Check in was nice and smooth. The young gentleman at the desk was very helpful. Having stayed there in the past we had the experience the steak house next door. We were told it was no longer in business. After talking with the young man he was SO helpful in helping us decide where to get something to eat. The...

1Thank ColoradoNikki
WheelColorado, Staff at Water Wheel Inn, responded to this review

ColoradoNikki, We are so happy that you chose to stay with us during your week of travel! We pride ourselves on our staff being knowledgeable about the local area and are please that they were able to help you so efficiently and present a clean room for your stay. We hope to see you again when you come through the...

Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

I made reservation here for my family. I was looking for a motel that would take dogs. I reserved one "pet friendly" room and one King size bedroom. I got the pet room for my "kids" but never got the King room. Then we had no room service the next day. Had to ask for clean towels, beds never made!...

1Thank susieqDenver
Silverthorne, Colorado
Reviewed 3 September 2015

I'll start by saying that we have stayed here several times over the years. Not much has changed over the years. Rooms are comfortable and spacious. A few miles to the west of town. In need of a major facelift. Everything is or seems old. Some rooms have flatscreen tv others don't. Carpet looks old and rooms kind of musty....

1Thank Two-Mile-Hi-Diver
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

I stopped in at the Water Wheel passing through Gunnison and was pleasantly surprised. The young lady at the front desk was great and offered me the AARP rate and was super friendly. The rooms are comfortable though still have older tube type TVs. The room was very clean and the continental breakfast was great, one of the nicer ones...

WheelColorado, Staff at Water Wheel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Liv2Fly, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed having you! We are pleased that our efforts to keep our guests happy continue to pay off in great reviews like yours. If you happen to be passing through Gunnison again, we would love to have you back. -Water Wheel Inn Staff

Fairbanks, Alaska
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We stayed for seven nights while in Gunnison for my high school reunion. The room was large and we really appreciated having two sinks, one in the bathroom with toilet and tub and one right outside by the closet. It wasn't fancy but it was more than adequate. The breakfast was good with biscuits and gravy, waffles, cereal, hard cooked...

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WheelColorado, Staff at Water Wheel Inn, responded to this review

Dear AK-Gr8-1s, We are so happy that you chose to stay with us during your reunion! We do everything in our power to make sure that our guests are comfortable, and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again. Water Wheel Inn Staff

Boerne, Texas
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Motel was off the main road enough that noise and traffic were a non-issue. The young lady that checked me in was very pleasant and had great dinner suggestions which proved to be on the mark. Nice! And the room itself was larger than most and the beds were comfortable and the A/C worked great. I was on the second...

Thank Frog4aday
WheelColorado, Staff at Water Wheel Inn, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you took the time to write us a review, and such a glowing one at that! We strive each and every day to make our scenic inn to be the best it can and are thrilled that you think so too. Now that the seasons are changing, we hope that you will come back to...

Golden, Colorado
Reviewed 1 July 2015

If you like a Holiday Inn this is not your best choice. If you like the older style of motel with bigger rooms, those great warmer lights in the bathroom, the old double sink setup, big AC units that cool fast and are great white noise, real double pane windows that are new and actually open (big for me), big...

1Thank raysmom02
WheelColorado, Manager at Water Wheel Inn, responded to this review

Dear raysmom02, Thank you so much for touching on the points that we take so much pride in! While, as you said, we are not a Holiday Inn, we pride ourselves on our 'mom and pop' atmosphere and the charming mountain amenities we provide. It's unfortunate, both for our guests and the previous restaurateurs, that the steakhouse next-door is no...

Reviewed 1 July 2015

After having a terrible experience at another motel in Gunnison, I called the Water Wheel to see if they had any accomodations available for my wife and I and our two pups. After doing some work, the lady managing the desk was able to get us a room. I am so glad the other motel didnt work out. This place...

1Thank marksalida
WheelColorado, Manager at Water Wheel Inn, responded to this review

Dear marksalida, We're very happy that you think so highly of our location and accommodations, and we're always happy to work with pet owners, though we do only have a select number of pet-friendly rooms. Simply as a point of clarity, our ponds are NOT 'pools' and we do not allow swimming in them, for insurance purposes, but we're glad...

Parker, Colorado
Reviewed 22 June 2015

This lovely Gunnison hotel is on the edge of town in a beautiful area with lots of big shade trees and a creek running through the property. We arrived on bikes and very tires..the staff - mostly the family who own the hotel - all came out and helped us get our bags to the 2nd floor and carried our...

1Thank Bquat
WheelColorado, Manager at Water Wheel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Bquat, We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. As cyclists themselves, the owning/managing family can sympathize with your state of weariness and are more than happy to have helped out! We enjoy a very nice location and are glad that you did too. Additionally, we are constantly making improvements and are looking forward to making your...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Overlooking the Dos Rios Golf Course, the Water Wheel Inn is located just west of town on Highway 50. Make yourself at home in one of our 52 large rooms and enjoy our hot tubs after spending the day exploring the Gunnison Valley. Get your day off to a great start with our hearty breakfast that includes belgian waffles, yogurt, fresh fruit, pastries and biscuits and gravy. If you need to work during your stay, we offer free WiFi throughout the grounds and a business center in the lobby. Come and stay at the Water Wheel Inn and enjoy our peaceful surroundings, friendly staff, and the beautiful landscape. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Water Wheel Inn

Address: 37478 US Highway 50, PO Box 882, Gunnison, CO 81230
Region: United States > Colorado > Gunnison
Price Range: $95 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 52
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“ask for a first floor room so you don't have to endure the hallway smell”
 of 5 bubbles unhappytravelor, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the back part of the property.”
 of 5 bubbles PatN661, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I never stayed in what I call a good room.”
 of 5 bubbles timewhorl, 26 Mar 2016 | Read review
“we like ground floor rooms, mountain views all around, some also have golf course view.”
 of 5 bubbles Stevetravel2014, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a top floor nonsmoking golf course view room.”
 of 5 bubbles Two-Mile-Hi-Diver, 3 Sep 2015 | Read review
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