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Beautiful Home and Setting--Horse Property Near USAF Academy

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Last updated: 07/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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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  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

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

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Outdoor fire pit


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


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


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


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from 13 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
$300 $325
Fri, Sat

Discounts: 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 $59
  • Cleaning $50
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 4.9%

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 07/29/2015
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Colorado Springs Airport
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Flying Horse
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Black Forest Pies and Grinders, Subway, RnR Cafe
150 Miles
Nearest Ski

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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Date last modified - Friday, July 31, 2015

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Beautiful Home and Setting--Horse Property Near ~USAF~ Academy

Colorado Springs #228735

3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 8

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