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The Mountain Fortress - Cripple Creek Colorado.(Ask About Last Minute Specials)

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Last updated: 10/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cripple Creek chalet description

Breaking News! The Mountain Fortress just installed a brand new, state of the art spa/hot tub on May 16, 2014!

Any time of year, the Mountain Fortress provides a fantastic getaway for 1 to 10 people. The reason it is so popular is the location, views, comfort, ambiance, and amenities and they are available all year long! It's a perfect getaway no matter what the season.

Summer 2014 is almost fully booked so book now while there is still some availability!

Any time of year, the Mountain Fortress provides a fantastic getaway for 1 to 10 people. The reason it is so popular is the location, views, comfort, ambiance, and amenities and they are available all year long! It's a perfect getaway no matter what the season.

It has the best views in the area, some say anywhere, and you don't even have to go outside to see them. Every picture you see of views was taken from the deck!

This ultimate mountain getaway sits high atop a hill on the western slope of Pike's Peak, providing unobstructed views of the magnificent Sangre de Cristos mountain range right from the real leather living room sofa. This is a magical place and you'll feel it as soon as you arrive. An hour scenic drive from Colorado Springs. Very secluded and private on 2 acres and positioned for total privacy! This chalet style home consists of 2180 SF on 3 levels with floor to ceiling south facing windows. Great room features ample seating , electric fireplace, dining area and modern, fully stocked kitchen + 2 full bathrooms.

Enjoy complimentary high speed wireless internet on your laptop. HD flat panel TV in great room offers Roku LT box which gives you free access to Netflix, Crackle, Pandora Radio, Facebook, plus MLB.TV to watch both live/recent games. The large loft bedroom has a comfy king bed with full bathroom/shower, and overlooks the great room. Two bedrooms on main floor each offer queen beds and share a full bath.

Recently renovated lower level family room with direct access to spacious walk-out concrete patio and large hot tub/spa. Send the kids down here for their own big screen HDTV with Roku 2XS (best Roku w/ Angry Birds!), pool table/air hockey combo, and electronic dart board. Or bring your own gaming system!

The wrap around 600 sq ft newly refinished deck includes gas barbecue and comfortable options for dining or just sitting and taking in the view. Tastefully decorated throughout, carpet, tile and hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings. Very private romantic get away for two or perfect for a family reunion of up to 12.

Short drives to golf, rafting, great hiking and day trips to ski areas. Guides to all attractions available on property.

We don't nickel and dime renters like many vacation rentals do. We constantly upgrade the property. The owner stays there often and wants it to feel like home. We've recently upgraded the great room with a beautiful Lane leather sofa, loveseat, and recliner. For larger groups, the sofa easily sleeps an adult and the loveseat a child. The rec room includes a queen pullout bed.

Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Great family/game room as stated in description....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Fabulous area adjacent to house for long beautiful walks. Just cleared dangerous debris with pet safety in mind. There was some barbed wire from the early 1900's scattered around property I have removed. My Boston Terrier 'Buddy' and I care about yours! Sorry, no cats (that was Buddy's call)....moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Smoking allowed on deck only....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

            ...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • King size beds (2) Loft Master Bedroom and can set up one on lower level if # of guests exceeds 9., Queen size Beds (2) Main level, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Great room. Guests to provide sleeping bags as needed to accommodate arrangements in excess of the four beds provided. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Smoking allowed on deck/patio and outside only with use of cigarette disposal container on deck. 'We Prevent Forest Fires!'...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Music Library:

                Pandora Radio/Jukebox on great room TV/Family room. Use pre-existing stations or create your own!...moreless

              • Pool Table
              • Television:

                (2) Free Netflix, Crackle, MLB.TV...moreless

              • Video Games:

                Angry birds on family room Roku box or bring your own gaming system. Component (HD) and composite (SD) cabling provided, just plug in to back of system....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Netflix, Crackle, etc....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    The best views available in this area bar none. Even while lounging in the great room. I challenge any other rental owners to a friendly competition. The pics of views were all taken on the deck....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Broadband Access:

                    Best available in area....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Softener sheets provided...moreless

                  • Computer Available:

                    Soon to come 'Business Center' on master bedroom level with incredible views plus printer/scanner....moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Electrical replica Great Room...moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Available with Skype or other internet phone services on your laptop....moreless

                  • Heating
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Telephone:

                    Cell phone service only. Strong signals from Verizon and AT&T, don't know about other carriers...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Detergent, bleach provided....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Easy sign in. Just open a browser on your laptop and type in password provided...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available:

                    Ask property manager for option on independent services....moreless

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Top quality stainless steel flatware, barbecue set, measuring cups, baster, tupperware, colanders, etc....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Stocked with many spices and staples, including coffee, sugar, creamer. Beautiful dinnerware set, paper towels, napkins, soap, detergent. Coffee maker, crock pot, blender, baking trays. You name it!...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Well stocked...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Dispenses filtered (not that it needs it) water from private well plus cubed and crushed ice....moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Main deck has barbecue and new picnic table, seats 6-8, and 4 tall chairs.Lower level below deck hot tubbing so you can enjoy the outdoors....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

                        Added May 1, 2012, seats 6 comfortably. Temp and jets adjustable....moreless

                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Late Season 2014
                      Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $165
                      $1,155 $4,950

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                      Early Season 2015
                      Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $165
                      $1,155 $4,950

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                      Peak Season 2015
                      May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $190
                      $1,330 $5,700

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

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

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Pet Fee $10
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Tax Rate 3.9%

                      Notes:

                      Cleaning fee: $100 2-3 guests, $110 4-6guests, $120 over 6 guests.

                      Advance booking 3 months or more: $200 reservation/security deposit, 1st half rental fee due 60 days prior to arrival, 2nd half rental fee due 14 days prior to arrival.

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                      Last updated: 10/25/2014
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                      Location

                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Colorado Springs or Denver
                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Many in downtown Cripple Creek
                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Woodland Park
                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Colorado Springs
                      11 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      State Rt 24
                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Many in downtown Cripple Creek
                      88 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Breckenridge, Monarch Ski Areas

                      Car: Necessary

                      World Class Gold Medal fly fishing one hour away in the South Platte River in Deckers, CO. Shore fishing 40 minutes away at Lake George. Once you book, ask about the spectacular secret scenic overlook area only 1 mile from the house!

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2003

                      About: My name is Dave, I just turned 50, and before I became the 2nd owner of 'The Fortress' in 2003, I lived in Manhattan. I left my position running the news desk for a major news network to write and do freelance tv producing and directing while I worked on my novel. Haven't finished it yet, the views up here were too distracting! :) I lived at 'The Fortress' from June 2003 until I had to return back east to care for my elderly parents in 2008. From March 2008 until January 2012 the place was rented full time, and I decided to make it a vacation rental so I could come back and enjoy it myself. I now reside in Henderson, NV. I am still doing video producing and directing as well as some writing.

                      Why Cripple Creek:
                      I chose this as my full time home and was very sad I had to leave. In my opinion, this is the best view/location in the community. My real estate broker took me here in April of 2003 and after 15 minutes on the property, which was a private vacation only home for its previous owners (built in 1999), I decided to make the move and began working on the financing same day!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
                      The most bang for your buck you will get anywhere for people who want real value in this type of location. About 250 yards from the back of the house is the border of Mueller State Park. This property includes the great natural beauty of the state park. I have designed this place to have the best of both worlds. It's comfortable and modern, still with a rustic feel. And it includes modern technology so you can stay in touch with the real world....if you want to.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Welcome to the Mountain Fortress!

                        Welcome to the Mountain Fortress!

                      • Beautiful Modern Kitchen with Island that seats 3

                        Beautiful Modern Kitchen with Island that seats 3

                      • Up to the Loft Master Bedroom

                        Up to the Loft Master Bedroom

                      • Loft Bedroom (King) with Full Bath and Walk-In Closet.

                        Loft Bedroom (King) with Full Bath and Walk-In Closet.

                      • Kitchen from the Loft

                        Kitchen from the Loft

                      • 2nd Bedroom on main floor (Queen)

                        2nd Bedroom on main floor (Queen)

                      • Play Pool !

                        Play Pool !

                      • Deck with Views.

                        Deck with Views.

                      • Sangre de Cristos from Sofa

                        Sangre de Cristos from Sofa

                      • West side of Pikes peak from deck.

                        West side of Pikes peak from deck.

                      • Autumn Colors.

                        Autumn Colors.

                      • Southwest view from Deck

                        Southwest view from Deck

                      • Great Room with new laminate Wood Flooring.

                        Great Room with new laminate Wood Flooring.

                      • Kitchen, Great Room

                        Kitchen, Great Room

                      • Great Room from Loft.

                        Great Room from Loft.

                      • Private Loft Reading Area!

                        Private Loft Reading Area!

                      • Well Appointed Bedroom (Queen) main level.

                        Well Appointed Bedroom (Queen) main level.

                      • Brand New Rec Room, Big Screen TV, Darts

                        Brand New Rec Room, Big Screen TV, Darts

                      • And Air Hockey !

                        And Air Hockey !

                      • Hot Tub!

                        Hot Tub!

                      • Above the Clouds.

                        Above the Clouds.

                      • Free utilities!

                        Free utilities!

                      • Sangres

                        Sangres

                      • West side of Cheyenne Mountain

                        West side of Cheyenne Mountain

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                      Date last modified - Saturday, October 25, 2014

                      $165 - $190 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

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                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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                      Member since: 2007
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 10/25/2014
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