"Thanksgiving Special" Real Log Cabin, Hot Tub, Wi-Fi, Secluded

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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
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Welcome to our 'Olive Branch' cabin in the woods.

If you are looking for that perfect get-a-way place you`ve found it! This is a true log cabin. Nestled at the edge of the woods with total seclusion. Enjoy spectacular views of both the San de Cristo Mountain Range and Pikes Peak 'America`s Mountain'.

The cabin is completely decorated in the woodsy Colorado decor with pure comfort.

You will enjoy all the comforts of home in this unique log cabin. It features 1-bedroom on the main floor with a queen size bed, 2-night stands, reading chair and a dresser.

The living room, kitchen and dining area are all open on the main level. The large luxurious bathroom is also on this level. It has a separate shower and an antique claw foot bathtub for a relaxing bubble bath.

The open loft area over looks the living room and kitchen. The loft has 2-queen size beds, night stand and a 19' TV/DVD player. There is also 2 small cots with sleeping bags tucked in the loft nooks for young kiddos to camp out.

The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric range, refrigerator, microwave and all the essentials you need to prepare great meals. The living room has contemporary black leather furniture, a cozy wood burning fireplace in the corner. There is also a 48' flat screen TV with Dish Network and a DVD player in the living room.

Sit out on either of the spacious covered decks in the 4 over sized rocking chairs and enjoy the incredible views while watching the wildlife play. Spend your evenings around the open fire pit reminiscing memories and making new ones. You will find yourself star gazing the night away. After a adventurous day, soak your aches & pains away in the outdoor 4- person hot tub.

This is a great cabin for honeymoons, anniversary celebrations, family get-a-ways, hunting and fishing parties or just relaxing. Truly a great place to rejuvenate your soul.

If you choose to venture out from the cabin to explore the Pikes Peak Region. There are many wonderful attractions to see.

*Cripple Creek- Historic Gold Mining and Gambling Town
*Canyon City- Royal Gorge, River Rafting
*Salida- Arkansas River, Rafting, Fishing
*Fairplay- Mining and Ghost Towns
*Breckenridge- Ski Resort Town
*Manitou Springs- Pikes Peak, Cog Railway, Cave of the Winds, Cliff Dwellings
*Colorado Springs- Garden of the Gods, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Seven Falls, USAFA, Museums
*Buena Vista- Arkansas River, Fishing, Rafting, Hot Springs
*Woodland Park- Dinosaur Museum, Shops, Restaurants
*Florissant- Petrified Redwood Forest, Fossil Beds, Homesteads
*Monarch- Ski Resort
*Leadville- Ski Resort, Mining Town

The 'Olive Branch' cabin is available year round. Summer weeks, holidays and special event weeks fill up quickly. Make your reservations early.


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1284 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years of age or older to reserve....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please utilize the porches and outside areas in consideration of our non-smoking guests. Please do not discard smoking material of any kind on the ground. Additional cleaning/odor removal fees of $100.00 will be charged to your credit card on file if smoke is detected in the cabin. PLEASE NOTE: Colorado does have a law that prohibits tossing smoking material on the ground, there is a $2,500.00 fine. It also becomes a felony if it results in a fire due to neglecting to dispose of smoking materials properly....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets allowed with owner approval. Additional pet fee required at time of reservation. If a pet is discovered & was not approved you will be charged an additional pet fee of $25.00/day/dog and an additional $100.00 pet cleaning fee...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


  • Large full bath with separate shower & antique claw foot tub.

Other Amenities

  • Upon your arrival you will have a starter supply of household items stocked throughout the cabin. Items include: HE laundry soap, dryer sheets, 3-rolls of toilet paper, 1-roll of paper towels, liquid hand soap, coffee filters, dish soap & trash bags. You may also find several other cleaning items, spices & condiments. Feel free to use any items at the cabin & leave what you don't use for next guests. If you are staying more than 2-nights you may want to pick up additional supplies to suit your needs. There are 3-major grocery stores in Woodland Park & 2-smaller markets in Cripple Creek & Divide for last minute items. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    DVD player in Living room Built in DVD player on TV in loft...moreless

  • Stereo:

    AM,FM, CD stereo system...moreless

  • Television:

    48' flat screen TV in living room 19' TV in upstairs loft...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Family friendly videos...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Be sure to take the short 11 mile drive to the historic town of Cripple Creek. Enjoy loads of history & unique shops by day & the gambling halls, theater & fine dining by night. Always a fun town~!...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    views of the San de Cristo Mountain range from the front deck & Pikes Peak from the back yard....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    additional leafs in table for larger gatherings. 2 additional bar chairs for seating at the bar....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Not needed in the mountains. Enjoy the cool mountain breezes through out the cabin with the windows open...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Hi efficiency front load dryer a starter supply of dryer sheets is supplied...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Propane forced air furnace & wood burning fireplace....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line phone for local & long distance calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths & kitchen cloths are all provided. Please use designated towels for the hot tub. There is a washer & dryer should you need to launder towels on extended stays....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Hi efficiency front load washer a starter supply of HE laundry soap is provided...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Firewood is not supplied...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup coffee maker & filters. Bring your favorite coffee...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All pots & pans, coffee pot, dishes etc......moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    place setting for up to 8 people...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with full size appliances, Range, refrigerator, microwave...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Stainless steel...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    some spices & additional non perishable items left from previous guests...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel...moreless

  • Stove:

    Stainless steel flat surface 4 burner electric range with oven...moreless

  • Toaster:

    2-slice stainless steel toaster...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) covered front & back decks with 4-over sized rockers. These are magical rockers, when sat in all your worries will be rocked away~!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    propane grill (propane provided)...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Outdoor 4-person hot tub over looking the San de Cristo Mountain range...moreless



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from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2015
2 night min stay
Dec 1 - Dec 21, 2015
2 night min stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2016
5 night min stay
Jan 5 - Mar 17, 2016
2 night min stay
$930 $3,620
Mar 18 - May 26, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,000 $3,850
Memorial Day/USAFA Grad Week
May 27 - Jun 2, 2016
3 night min stay
Jun 3 - Jun 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,070 $4,180
Independence Day
Jul 1 - Jul 4, 2016
3 night min stay
Jul 5 - Sep 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,070 $4,180
Labor Day/USAFA Parents Week
Sep 2 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay
Sep 6 - Oct 13, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,070 $4,180
Oct 14 - Nov 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,000 $3,850
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016
5 night min stay
Nov 28 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,070 $4,180
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • CSA Damage Waver Fee $35 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6.9%


Check-In: After 3:30 PM MST

Check-Out: Before 10:30 AM MST

* Must be at least 25 years of age with valid credit card to reserve.

* An additional $100.00 cleaning fee will be applied to each reservation.

*Additional 3% processing fee on all reservations (included in tax rate above)

* Choice of $35 Non-Refundable Damage Insurance --OR-- Refundable $1,500 Security Deposit required at time of reservation.

*Optional CSA Travel Insurance available

An advance payment equal to 25% of the rental revenue plus damage insurance due at time of reservation. All advance payments will be applied toward the house rental. Payments can be made in the form of Credit Cards, Cash, Cashier's Check or Personal Checks payable to Red Door Vacation Rentals. All NON-SUFFICIENT checks are subject to a 50% collection fee and immediate reservation cancellation.

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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Colorado Springs (COS)
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Thunderbird Bar in Florissant
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Shining Mountain Golf Club
35 Miles
Nearest Train
Cog Railroad
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Teller County Hwy 11 (Scenic Highway)
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cripple Creek casinos & restaurants
60 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary

Cabin is located just 4 miles from the scenic highway to Canon City. Also for the more adventurous drivers that want a real scenic treat try the Phantom Canyon or Shelf Road to Canon City~!

Want some exciting mining history? Head up to the Historic gold mining town of Cripple Creek(12 miles). You'll find museums, gold mine tours, live theater, shops, restaurants & limited stakes casinos.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2014

About: Thanksgiving of 2014 we purchased the Olive Branch Cabin after having rented it ourselves several times over the past few years. It is now 'home' where we love to walk, watch the sunrises and sunsets, and be in communion with God and the mountains and the deer who roam here. We think of the mountains of Colorado as 'God's country' and hope that others also find the peace and solitude here that we experience. We named the cabin 'Olive Branch' because it represents the beginning of a vision we have to reach out to military couples who have experienced brokenness as a result of war. In the Genesis story of Noah and the Ark, the dove brought back an olive branch when the flood waters began to recede. The Olive Branch is therefore a symbol of hope... hope for a new future, hope for a new start in life, hope for a new beginning in our relationships with each other and with God. And so we are Robert and Victoria and as you may have assumed, we are a military couple who has traveled and lived all over the world. Robert is an Air Force Chaplain and Victoria is a Presbyterian Minister. We have served congregations and military bases in Kentucky, Ohio, Idaho, Spain, Colorado, California, Florida and Texas. But our first love has always been Colorado! We are empty nesters now as we have two college-aged children and the four of us are stretched between three different states. And so one of the reasons we have this cabin is so that we can finally have a place to call home and to gather as a transient and geo-separated family.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Many years ago we began to lead marriage retreats for Air Force couples and believe that God is calling us to do this in our future Colorado retirement. Until then we continue to serve God and country, enjoy visits to the Olive Branch Cabin, and spending time with our adult children. It is our hope that your time spent at the 'Olive Branch Cabin' will bring about hope, renewal and sacred rest.

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Front entry of cabin

    Front entry of cabin

  • Enjoy the hot tub all year round

    Enjoy the hot tub all year round

  • Master bedroom w/queen bed

    Master bedroom w/queen bed

  • Antique clawfoot tub

    Antique clawfoot tub

  • Bathroom


  • 4-person hot tub

    4-person hot tub

  • Outdoor firepit area

    Outdoor firepit area

  • fawns hanging out in the medow

    fawns hanging out in the medow

  • Enjoy covered porches on the front & back side of the cabin

    Enjoy covered porches on the front & back side of the cabin

  • Arkansas river rafting

    Arkansas river rafting

  • Mountain goats on the top of Pikes Peak

    Mountain goats on the top of Pikes Peak

  • Cog train to the top of Pikes Peak

    Cog train to the top of Pikes Peak

  • rock your cares away on the back porch

    rock your cares away on the back porch

  • Cozy living room with wood burning stove

    Cozy living room with wood burning stove

  • Open Loft with 2- Queen Beds

    Open Loft with 2- Queen Beds

  • Bathroom also has clawfoot tub &  shower

    Bathroom also has clawfoot tub & shower

  • View from hot tub area

    View from hot tub area

  • open living room/kitchen/dining area

    open living room/kitchen/dining area

  • View from the firepit area

    View from the firepit area

  • coming to visit

    coming to visit

  • Front of cabin

    Front of cabin

  • Manitou Cliff Dwellings

    Manitou Cliff Dwellings

  • Royal Gorge Bridge

    Royal Gorge Bridge

  • Garden of the Gods

    Garden of the Gods

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