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Must look! Come play and relax at this oasis on the route to 18 Road!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 600 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Beautiful Studio Bunkhouse on Private Land - Sleeps 4 or 6

If you are looking for an outdoor oasis in Fruita, you have found it! This studio includes two queen beds and sleeps four comfortably. You may bring one queen air mattress along with you to extend sleeping space. Please reference rate information for more than four guests.

Located on a huge piece of private land, this property is all about the outdoors and enjoying the people you are with. Included is a pond, fire pit, horseshoe pit, cornhole, a disk golf course and outdoor bar. Throw in the charcoal and gas BBQ grills with a covered outdoor dining area and you have the makings for a very relaxing vacation.

While you might be leaving the TV behind, the property does have WIFI so that you will not completely disconnect.

The owners, Winne and Jim, are on site and love to host travelers from all over the world!

Please note: Events are not allowed at this property.

More Details

Property Manager
Michelle Melgares
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

About Michelle Melgares

My name is Michelle and I own Fruita CrashPad a vacation rental management company in Fruita, Colorado. I grew up in the area and feel very fortunate to get to call it home. I love cycling and want to share the great things this community has to offer with the world. If you can do it outdoors, you can do it within 45 minutes of Fruita. Skiing and wine country tourism too!

Michelle Melgares purchased this studio in 2001

Why Michelle Melgares chose Fruita

This is by far on of my favorite properties. When you are here, you really feel like you are away from it all but really you are close to anything that you would need. Most importantly, it is on the route to our famous 18 Road mountain bike trails.

What makes this studio unique

Fruita is in the high desert and this property is shaded with mature trees, it really is an oasis in the middle of the desert!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a great time at the bunkhouse. I’d like to thank you and the owners for an enjoyable trip. We all had a blast and hope to return!
Apr 2013
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in Fruita, Colorado

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is located in the studio.
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Property can sleep six with an air mattress, however the rate is higher. (BYO Queen air mattress) Please check rates. Please inquire for a specific quote.


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Must look! Come play and relax at this oasis on the route to 18 Road!
average rating of 4.8125 based on 17 reviews

Quiet country comfort close to town

  • 5 of 5

We were on our way to visit family in Carbondale but wanted a few days to MTB ride in Fruita. This place had it all. It was out of town, just barely, and on the way to the 18 Road trails. The beds we comfy and the kitchenette was perfect for a quick breakfast before heading out for adventures. The property owners are right next door and were very friendly and accommodating. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip through the area.

  • Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming & cozy place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts were warm & welcoming. The bunkhouse was clean, cozy & charming. The property was so peaceful & beautiful. Was a great home away from home for a few days.

  • Submitted: 1-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay with wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

The bunkhouse has aircon, just what we needed at this time of the year. Great surroundings, our 4 year old son really enjoyed playing in the shade close to the pond. Winnie and Jim are very friendly and helpful hosts. We can defiantly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Martin! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the Bunkhouse! And we agree - Winnie and Jim are wonderful hosts - two of our favorite people!! Please come see us again! Michelle
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  • 5 of 5

Such a perfect spot! We enjoyed a great girls weekend of mountain biking and pizza! Thank you so much for your hospitality. :)

  • Submitted: 14-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stacey! Thank you for the wonderful review! We hope you will come back and see us again soon! Michelle
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The Bunkhouse, Fruita CO

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Bunkhouse. The property is located in a rural part of Fruita, and we appreciated being in a beautiful, quiet setting while still in close proximity to town and many of the biking trails in the area. The owners are very lovely hosts, and it was a pleasure to meet them. We felt very welcome! We would love to return and stay here again.

  • Submitted: 22-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at the bunkhouse Kathleen! I hope you come back and stay again some day! Michelle
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The perfect Fruita Hangout Spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Bunkhouse this spring for a dudes bike trip. This was the perfect place to stay. Comfortable lodging, close to trails & town. Great spot to grill, relax under the trees by the pond, or talk with friends round the fire. Plenty of bike wash & storage locations on property. Michelle was a great facilitator & the on-property hosts were amazing.

  • Submitted: 31-May-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your amazing review! We are so glad you enjoyed the property and also enjoyed meeting Winnie and Jim. They really are gracious hosts and great people too! We hope you are able to come back and see us again! Michelle
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Grand Junction Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Suds Brothers Brewery
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Adobe Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hot Tomato Cafe
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Powderhorn Ski Resort
Car: recommended

Fruita is an outdoor enthusiast’s haven! We are a world class destination for mountain biking, road cycling, white water rafting, hiking, dinosaur tourism and of course if you climb... you must climb Independence Rock in our back yard, the Colorado National Monument. Fruita is also home to a brand new Community Center with exercise facilities, basketball courts, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and much more! Our mild climate makes this a popular destination year round, but we must say that spring and fall are the best times to come see us! Enjoy one of our many festivals, come to listen to music at Country Jam or Rock Jam, or just come to tour the vineyards in nearby Palisade. Whenever you come, we know you are gonna love it!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in Fruita, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Country Jam
Jun 14 2018 - Jun 17 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer Special!
Jun 20 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2018 Special!
Nov 30 2018 - Mar 31 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$193.28
Cleaning and Restocking C$64.43

Six can stay at a rate of $150 per night. Rates and fees are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Reservations are not considered “guaranteed” until $150 initial payment has been received. If guest cancels reservation with less than 30 days notice from arrival date - the initial payment is considered NON-REFUNDABLE. If cancelled at any time, regardless of notice - a $50 fee will be charged.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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