Your Innkeepers (Owners) that serve you during your stay at the Gunnison Rose Inn are Michael and Catherine Wozab. Our childhood and adulthood years were all spent in Los Angeles and Orange County, California. There came a point that the fast pace life of the California experience was unnecessary any longer, consequently, the opportunity to venture out presented itself and a new adventure would begin. Over four years ago we came upon this historical empty shell of the past just waiting to awake and present its own unique personality to the surrounding communities, stateside and international guests.
Built in 1878, this historical structure originally known as the "Christensen House/Christenson Hotel" and latter the "Gunnison Hotel", this brick and adobe house was built by Theodore E. Christensen in the unique Italianate style. In spite of various remodels, some of the Italianate features still remain: namely the square formal plan, hip roof (widow's walk area); and front colonnade. The original open double porch that stretched the full length of the home has been enclosed on the upper level to accommodate two additional guest rooms with their own full bathrooms. Additionally, the ground level porch was enclosed with large spacious vertical windows that wrap around the entire front which allows for a peaceful sitting area.
Theodore Christensen founded the community of Christenburg (named after him) where he owned major acreage of orchards, farmlands and additional housing. This Christensen Main street home was the first town home in Gunnison with indoor plumbing and electricity to each of its rooms. Theodore Christensen truly left his mark of innovation, resourcefulness, ingenuity and personal desire to build a self-reliant community in Central Utah.