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Beautiful Home and Setting--Horse Property Near USAF Academy

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Last updated: 06/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Colorado Springs house description

Our home is now available again! Our community is recovering well after the tragic Black Forest Fire that burned 511 homes. Please consider staying at our property. Thank you!

If you love the outdoors and are looking for a lovely place to stay you've come to the right place! This home is on 5 acres in Black Forest, a great community on the north end of Colorado Springs. The property is secluded, yet close to shopping, restaurants, movie theaters and many areas for sight seeing. It is only about 8 miles to the North Gate of the USAF Academy so is great for those visiting cadets or attending Parents' Weekend, Graduation, Induction Ceremony, hockey, basketball or football games, etc. If your son or daughter is entering the USAF Academy, why not plan a few days at our house before they start Basic Training? It would give you and your cadet time to learn about the area and to begin acclimating to the high altitude.

The property also houses the cat facility of Wild Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary where you can view and adopt a family pet, or even volunteer to help with the kitties as an activity.

We are also close to Focus on the Family, Compassion International, and New Life, for those in town for missionary training or other events hosted by these organizations.

Our own home is on the adjacent 9 acres and we have room for your horses there if you are bringing them along. Please contact us for additional information on this great place!

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker


          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided
          • Wood Fireplace

          Other Amenities

              • Outdoor fire pit


              • DVD Player
              • Video Game Console
              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Video Library
              • Video Games


              • Computer Available
              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View


                      • Cinemas
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Golf
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Cycling
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Churches
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Zoo
                      • Restaurants
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Fishing


                      Write a review 4.8
                      from 12 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Base Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $300 $300
                      Fri, Sat
                      $1,575 $4,500
                      USAFA Parents' Weekend
                      Aug 25 - Sep 10
                      4 night min stay
                      $325 $325
                      Fri, Sat

                      Discounts: 10 nights or more: $275 Nightly

                      Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Yea
                      Nov 20 - Jan 1
                      4 night min stay
                      $300 $300
                      Fri, Sat
                      $1,975 $6,800
                      USAFA Graduation
                      May 20 - Jun 4
                      7 night min stay
                      Fri, Sat

                      Discounts: 8 nights or more: $300 Nightly; 10 nights or more: $275 Nightly

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Cleaning $50
                      • Pet Fee $50
                      • Tax Rate 4.9%

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 06/28/2014
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                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Colorado Springs Airport
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      1.5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      150 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Flying Horse
                      1.5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Black Forest Pies and Grinders, Subway, RnR Cafe

                      Car: Necessary

                      Close to USAF Academy, great for families of cadets, can accommodate horses, can drive to many sightseeing areas along the Front Range of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains, just over 2 hours to great skiing. Outdoor fire pit for roasting marshmallows and cozy fellowship on a cool evening.

                      Also a great place for missionaries/others in the area for training/events with Compassion International, New Life, Focus on the Family, etc.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2009

                      About the owner: Scott and Lauri live on the property adjacent to the rental and can be available to help our guests with any questions about the local area. We are retired Air Force, and both of us graduated from the US Air Force Academy and later taught there as well. Scott is currently the Associate Dean for the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and Lauri is the Executive Director of Wild Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, a rescue for cats, dogs and horses. We love Colorado Springs and the Black Forest!

                      Why the Owner Chose Colorado Springs:
                      We live next door and we LOVE this area. It is close in while being seclude and close to nature. Wildlife roam the property daily; we see deer, squirrels (black and brown), fox, racoons, and a wonderful variety of birds. We do have a gate that must be opened and closed to keep out the coyotes who prey on pet animals.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Staying at our Burgess property gives you access to many sights in the Colorado Springs area with the opportunity to begin and end your day in a private, wooded wonderland! Just minutes from anything you need, to include movie theaters, shopping, churches, the US Air Force Academy, restaurants and more, but far enough out to see an unbelievable display of stars on a clear night. The house is warm and inviting and totally renovated over the last 3 years.

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                      Speaks: english



                      • Front


                      • Deck and South Side

                        Deck and South Side

                      • Cozy Living Room

                        Cozy Living Room

                      • Double oven and pantry

                        Double oven and pantry

                      • Family Room Sitting Area

                        Family Room Sitting Area

                      • Family Room TV Area--Satellite HDTV

                        Family Room TV Area--Satellite HDTV

                      • Master Bedroom Vanity

                        Master Bedroom Vanity

                      • Bedroom


                      • Mule deer

                        Mule deer

                      • Cozy, 2400 sq ft home in the forest

                        Cozy, 2400 sq ft home in the forest

                      • Deck in Winter

                        Deck in Winter

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Kitchen


                      • Dining Area

                        Dining Area

                      • Family Room Fireplace

                        Family Room Fireplace

                      • Master Bedroom Queen

                        Master Bedroom Queen

                      • Master Bath Jetted Tub

                        Master Bath Jetted Tub

                      • Leather Sofas in TV Room

                        Leather Sofas in TV Room

                      • Abert squirrel

                        Abert squirrel

                      VRBO #228735

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, July 12, 2014

                      $300 - $325 per night (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 06/28/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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