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You'll Love Staying in Our 1899 Bear Creek Miner's Log Cabin

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Last updated: 07/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Colorado Springs cabin description

This is an authentic miner's log cabin built in the 1890s. Very few of these log homes are still standing.
We invite you to experience this little gem set on the edge of preserved land right in Colorado Springs. Outside the front door of the cabin is an unobstructed view of the mountains and forest in the canyon.

Welcome to our mountain getaway retreat in the city, in beautiful, safe Bear Creek Canyon. Minutes on side streets from Downtown, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs. No one seems to believe me when I say how near we are to everything you'd want to do in the Springs, yet you feel like you are deep in the Colorado country! The cabin is at the very end of Bear Creek Place, in a very quiet area, on a dead end road, and has only 4 houses nearby. There are no streetlights on Bear Creek Place, so it is totally dark at night, perfect for stargazing.

This cozy, light, bright, romantic, fully renovated 900 square foot cabin borders miles of parks and open spaces. It has wonderful character and some of the original features have been preserved such as the stone fire place and some exposed log walls. There is no carpeting, only gorgeous newer Austrian Pine floors throughout. There are vaulted ceilings and a fully updated modern kitchen and bathroom. The cabin is stocked with many extra amenities such as paper towels, laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent, shampoo, conditioner, napkins, spices and plastic bags! The bathroom has heated tile floors and a travertine marble tub/shower enclosure. There are air-conditioners in both the living room and the bedroom (which cool the whole cabin), and the cabin is very well insulated, so it cools down beautifully at night if you prefer to leave the windows open. In the daytime, simply close the windows and the cabin stays pretty cool. There are also skylights in the living room so it is very light and cheery!

The bedroom has a queen sized tempur-pedic mattress on the bed and is extremely comfortable. There is a pullout queen size sofa bed in the living room with a comfortable memory foam matress, so the cabin can accomodate up to four people in those two beds. There is also a twin bed in a small alcove off the bedroom. It has curtains that can be closed to separate it from the bedroom and can sleep one more person, but access is through the bedroom. Note: The bedroom walls do not extend all the way up to the cabin's cathedralled ceiling, so the bedroom is private, but not sound-proof. (I hope that makes sense)...

The cabin is furnished with a mix of contemporary pieces and wonderful antiques. There are even antique toys (have fun with them!)... There are two televisions, a 40' Flat Screen TV in the bedroom with a DVD player and a 22' flat-screen TV in the living room. Both TVs have full cable TV service. The cabin is also set up for wireless internet access so you can sit outside on the patio and surf the web...

The back yard is totally fenced with outdoor furniture and a barbecue grill for al fresco dining. Or you can sit at the outdoor table in the front of the house and gaze upon the canyon.

Located in spectacular Bear Creek Canyon, (one of two canyons in Colorado Springs), the cabin is steps from a lovely creek, wonderful hiking, picnicking by the creek, wildlife viewing, biking and exploring, yet it is less than five minutes from the nearest Wal-Mart, historic Old Colorado City and 10 minutes from exciting Manitou Springs with their wonderful restaurants, shopping, supermarkets and galleries. Garden of the Gods park, with its exquisite red rock formations, is a must see and it is less than 10 minutes away with a fantastic visitor's center. Downtown Colorado Springs is just a hop, skip and jump away, as well... The Air Force Academy is about 25 minutes north of us, and Colorado College is about 10 minutes away in the downtown area. The Olympic Training Center is east of the cabin and less than a fifteen minute drive.

Bear Creek Nature Center is right down the road, a wonderful place to take the kids! There is also a beautiful mountain zoo less than 15 minutes away near the historic Broadmoor hotel (a great place to go for a drink or a meal or just to walk around the gorgeous lake). The drive up Pikes Peak is also a great day trip, and the road to the top starts about 10 minutes from the cabin. Also in Manitou Springs is the Cave of the Winds, and the Cliff-dwelling museum, both great day trips with kids.

The cabin has limited parking so two cars maximum, please. Access is either by a relatively short ride on a dirt road or up a short paved road. Getting into the parking area in front of the cabin can be a bit of a maneuver, so you have to be careful when pulling up...

We allow pets, but if you are going to be leaving your dog in the cabin while you are out, we ask that the dog be contained in a pet kennel if it is a chewer or a pee-er... So, please let us know if for some reason you need a kennel during your stay and we will try to accomodate your pooch.



Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if cancellation is 60 days or more before arrival date. Cancelling 30-60 days before arrival date will result in forfeit of deposit. Cancelling within 30 days of arrival date is non-refundable unless we are able to re-book those days. There is a $50.00 processing fee for any cancellations.

Another note: Cell phone reception can be somewhat iffy... Texting always works. Sprint (which I have) works but you may have to move around to find a good reception location. Verizon seems to work better than Sprint.

Keywords: 1890's Miner's Log Cabin

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          • Bedroom 1

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          • alcove: 1 twin/ single

            This is separated from the bedroom by a curtain....moreless

          • Convertible bed(s)

            Queen pullout sofa in the living room w/memory foam mattress...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1) in bedroom with tempurpedic mattress, Twin or Single Beds (1) in alcove separated from bedroom by a curtain, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen pullout-bed with memory foam mattress....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Travertine marble bath enclosure. Heated floor.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped kitchen with all pots, pans, dishes, silverware, and various gadgets (blender, coffeemaker, microwave, etc)...moreless

          • Dining:

            Dining area is in living room. Table has 4 leaves and can accomodate quite a few people. Extra chairs in garage....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Spices, tea, etc....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Ice Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Heating:

            Baseboard heat in bedroom. Gas wall furnace in living room/kitchen area. Heated floor in bathroom....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            2 air conditioners, one in the living room and one in the bedroom....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Stone woodburning fireplace in living room....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            High end Kenmore Washing Machine....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All linens are provided....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            High end Kenmore Dryer...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Lots of towels...moreless

          • Parking Off Street
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • DVD Player
          • Video Library

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet:

            Hi speed internet through comcast/xfinity...moreless

          • Broadband Access

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Location & View

              • Mountain View

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Spelunking
              • Hiking
              • Rock Climbing
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Golf
              • Fitness Center
              • Antiquing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Miniature Golf
              • Zoo
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Cinemas
              • Mountain Biking
              • Cycling
               

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              from 51 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              High season
              May 16 - Oct 15, 2014
              1 night min stay
              $180
              $1,100
              My Standard Rate
              1 night min stay
              $125
              $800

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning fee $60
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              There is a $50 extra cleaning fee for pets...


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              Last updated: 07/25/2014
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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2004

              About the owner: Pardon the corny photo from X-Mas at our daughter's house... We have 3 Corgi dogs of our own, all rescued from the Humane Society, and our daughter has a 4th Corgi, also a rescue... We take our 3 pups with us whenever we can, and they love taking long hikes with us around the Bear Creek Canyon area. We have been married for close to 30 years. We lived in New York City for our first 35+ years, and have lived in Colorado for the past 17 years. We love it here! (You will too!)

              Why the Owner Chose Colorado Springs:
              We purchased this wonderful property as a country getaway right in the city. We had fallen in love with Bear Creek Canyon park and Section 16 hiking trails and when this unique property came up for sale, we couldn't resist! It's only 10 minutes from our home in Colorado Springs, yet feels like it is a whole different world.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              This canyon is surrounded by open spaces and there are only 22 houses in the entire canyon so it is a very quiet area. We have 3 Corgi dogs (all rescue dogs, adopted at the Colorado Springs Humane Society), and we take them hiking up into the surrounding parks and mountains. We love the proximity to all that Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City and Manitou have to offer, yet feel as though we are living in a mountain chalet, miles from civilization!


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              Photos

              • Entrance to Cabin

                Entrance to Cabin

              • Living/dining room with cathedral ceilings, stone fire place & queen bed/sofa.

                Living/dining room with cathedral ceilings, stone fire place & queen bed/sofa.

              • Living room looking into kitchen

                Living room looking into kitchen

              • Dining area in living room with lots of books in book case.

                Dining area in living room with lots of books in book case.

              • Kitchen with breakfast nook.

                Kitchen with breakfast nook.

              • Kitchen with dishwasher, and black washer/drier at left. Fridge & stove at right

                Kitchen with dishwasher, and black washer/drier at left. Fridge & stove at right

              • Bathroom with travertine marble tub enclosure

                Bathroom with travertine marble tub enclosure

              • Bedroom looking at TV and alcove with twin bed. Antique toys on shelf to left.

                Bedroom looking at TV and alcove with twin bed. Antique toys on shelf to left.

              • View of Bear Creek Canyon Just Outside Our Cabin bordering protected land.

                View of Bear Creek Canyon Just Outside Our Cabin bordering protected land.

              • Bear Creek Canyon view from one of the many hiking trails right near our cabin!

                Bear Creek Canyon view from one of the many hiking trails right near our cabin!

              • Dirt road leading into canyon right outside the cabin.

                Dirt road leading into canyon right outside the cabin.

              • A visitor just outside nearby.

                A visitor just outside nearby.

              • Side of cabin as you drive up to Bear Creek Place

                Side of cabin as you drive up to Bear Creek Place

              • Living room with pull-out queen sofa bed and stone fire place.

                Living room with pull-out queen sofa bed and stone fire place.

              • Stone fire place in living room

                Stone fire place in living room

              • Rustic armoire in living room filled with extra linens.

                Rustic armoire in living room filled with extra linens.

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • Bathroom with heated tile floor.

                Bathroom with heated tile floor.

              • Bedroom with 42' TV & tempurpedic queen bed. Alcove with twin bed is to right.

                Bedroom with 42' TV & tempurpedic queen bed. Alcove with twin bed is to right.

              • Patio with front steps leading to driveway. All you can see is the canyon.

                Patio with front steps leading to driveway. All you can see is the canyon.

              • Fully fenced back yard with patio furniture and barbecue grill.

                Fully fenced back yard with patio furniture and barbecue grill.

              • Rock formation just down the street from the Cabin near Bear Creek

                Rock formation just down the street from the Cabin near Bear Creek

              • Beautiful Bear Creek!  The stream is a few hundred feet from the front door!

                Beautiful Bear Creek! The stream is a few hundred feet from the front door!

              • Me (Mark) walking with Dover, Ginger and Deedee in the canyon.

                Me (Mark) walking with Dover, Ginger and Deedee in the canyon.

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              Date last modified - Monday, June 16, 2014

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              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

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