"Superb location for viewing the Gunnison Sage Grouse by arrangement with Lou, 43 birds seen before approx. half flew off when two coyotes ran through the lek area. This is 1% of the total population of this Grouse so the site is very important. Good wide [area] to view from-but you have to keep quiet."
"Coyotes, Eagles, and Hawks are in attendance at the 'lek' where the sage Grouse display and do harass the birds. The display involves puffing up air sacs on their chests and exhaling making strange primordial sounds"
Photo Contest Winner
Don Waltman is the first place winner from the Water Wheel Inn "Snap Happy" family vacation photo contest.
Here are his winning photos.
Photo Contest Winner
Janet Monell is the second place winner from the Water Wheel Inn "Snap Happy" family vacation photo contest.
Here are her photos.
Don Scott stayed at the Water Wheel Inn this past winter.
Here are his photos.
The Schlegel's stayed at the Water Wheel Inn this past winter.
Here are their photos.
Littleton's Retired Men's Club visit to Water Wheel Inn
Just a quick note to say "Thank you!" for your wonderful hospitality & accommodations. Our ice fishing group are already looking forward to next year. Thank you for helping our trip a memorable event.
PS: Quincey was outstanding!
Click on picture for more Littleton's Retired Men's Club photos
"Our group from Oak Creek Hockey stayed on Jan. 5,2008. We had a wonderful time at your hotel. All the parents felt the rooms were very large, clean, beds were comfortable, and we all really enjoyed our stay. The front desk that weekend was very helpful. He recommended the restaurant next door and all of us went and had dinner & drinks - it was perfect for our group. Wanted to say that it was a great price for great accommodations - and thank you!!!" - Charlene Regan/Travelers Edge
"My stay at the Water Wheel was great!" - Braden Barnett 2/19/08
"Fantastic, relaxing 3 days! Thanks for the friendly hospitality! Keep up the good work!" - Bob Goodman -Rotherham, England 3/22/08
"Thank you for the awesome time. This has been one of my favorite ski trips. You made it possible. Thank you." - Axel Gebhardt - Weinstadt, Germany 3/26/08
"We had an amazing time! Great hospitality, comfortable, quiet room & the skiing was phenomenal - thank you very much." - Matt & Betsy Goodwin- Pueblo, Colorado 3/26/08
"Another Fantastic Stay. That's why I keep coming back. For any guy that spends a lot of time on the road - make this place your home away from home." - Dave/Retail Consultant/True Value Company
"A wonderful stay! Your establishment is so well kept and the staff very gracious. We really enjoyed and will be back!" - The Trojons/Colorado Springs
"Great Inn, awesome skiing. Thanks a lot and have many more visitors" - Boris/01/29/08
"The Bobcats had such an awesome stay! Fast skiing, incredible powder, sunny skies! Thank you!" - MSU Nordic Ski Team/ 2/5/2008
"My stay here at the Water Wheel was great. The rooms are really nice. The breakfast is great with many good choices and the front desk help is great." - Rich Roman/Land Surveyor/Pueblo, CO /Dec. '07
"Now I know the bit of Colorado my daughter calls home. Beautiful!" - Shirley Hansen/St. Paul/MN Dec. '07
"As good as any motel I have ever stayed in. You will see us again." - The Batsers/Sapulpa, OK / Dec. '07
"We had a great time here. The kids enjoyed very much. Thank you for being so wonderful with the kids and us. We would definetly come back." - The Ganeshi Family/ Dec.'07
"We'll be back! Great place, great service. Great restaurant next door." - The Allens/ Jan.'08
"Great place to stay! We will definately come back! Very clean rooms & friendly service!" - The Pembrook's/ Fairview, OK/ Jan. '08
"Ice fishing report - 61 trout, 2 perch, sorry- no picture! See you next year!" - Ron Sheer/Colorado Springs, CO /Jan. '08
"I wish I had known about this hotel three years ago. Visiting my son, I have stayed in probably all the hotels in town. I like the Water Wheel the Best." - Barbara Dressen, Mother of 3rd year student at WSC
"There are no nicer rooms, no better property in all of Gunnison."- Russ Harper, Owner of Southgate Inns, Delta, CO
"Thanks so much for making our 30th wedding anniversary a memorable one. We enjoyed our trip to Gunnison and stay at the Waterwheel Inn. As promised, here are a couple of pictures from our trip." - David & Cindy Matthews - Click Here to see Pictures from their trip.
"Great place to stay. The breakfast bar was great and the hospitality even better. Great lodging and ski packages. Don't let the inexpensive prices fool you!! Our family had a great time and will return!!" - Kyle and Shannon Gehrer
"I must have had 100-200 massages in my life; Brooke's massage was in the top five. In Santa Fe she would earn $100 to $120/hour easily." - A discriminating woman traveler from Santa Fe, Spring '06
"This is the cleanest lodging property I have ever stayed in. It represents an extremely good value." - John Holt, family of WSC student
"One of the nicest hotels we have stayed in. ...A little out of town ...quiet ...and slept like a log. Great fresh ground coffee with a bit of cinnamon too." - Richard Roybal, Bus Driver for New Mexico Highlands sports teams including wrestling and softball, travels include Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma and Arizona
"Great place for a family reunion - been having ours at the Water Wheel for twenty years. Tell anyone considering a reunion to call for a testimonial."- Ed Holthaus, Realtor, Chesterfield, MO
"As usual, we enjoyed another stay at the Water Wheel. The rooms are always clean and roomy, and the service, GREAT! We never stay anywhere else!."- Naomi Johnson
"The fishing was great-our beer was cold! I would recommend the Water Wheel
Inn for anyones stay while in Gunnison.."- Sandy Maris
"Best place for extended stays. Rooms are spacious & clean and you become part of the Water Wheel Inn family! Rates are reasonable and they even offered chili dinners once a month for all of the extended stays! Wouldn't even think of staying someplace else while in Gunnison.."- Jack Bockenthein and Justus Whipkey