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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.
Must be 25 years of age or older to reserve....moreless
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 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
Large full bath with separate shower & antique claw foot tub.
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.
DVD player in Living room
Built in DVD player on TV in loft...moreless
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
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
Hot Air Ballooning
Hunting Big Game
Hunting Small Game
additional leafs in table for larger gatherings. 2 additional bar chairs for seating at the bar....moreless
Seating for 8 people
Not needed in the mountains. Enjoy the cool mountain breezes through out the cabin with the windows open...moreless
Hi efficiency front load dryer a starter supply of dryer sheets is supplied...moreless
Propane forced air furnace & wood burning fireplace....moreless
Land line phone for local & long distance calls...moreless
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
Hi efficiency front load washer a starter supply of HE laundry soap is provided...moreless
Independence Day Jul 3 - Jul 6, 2015 3 night min stay
Summer Jul 7 - Aug 31, 2015 2 night min stay
Labor Day/USAFA Parents Week Sep 1 - Sep 7, 2015 3 night min stay
Summer Sep 8 - Oct 8, 2015 2 night min stay
Fall Oct 9 - Nov 23, 2015 2 night min stay
Thanksgiving Nov 24 - Nov 30, 2015 5 night min stay
Winter Dec 1 - Dec 21, 2015 2 night min stay
Christmas/New Year Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2016 5 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning Fee$100 + tax
CSA Damage Waver Fee$35 + tax
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
* Additional $100.00 cleaning fee & 3% processing fee on all reservations
* 3.9% Tax is applicable to all reservations
* A Mandatory Non-Refundable Property Protection Insurance Fee of
$35.00 due at time of reservation (Waives Security Deposit)
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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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.
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.