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The Mountain Fortress - Cripple Creek C) (Ask About Last Minute Specials)Wi-Fi

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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Any time of the 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. The upcoming late summer/early fall season is one of the most beautiful times of the year here. Experience the beauty and excitement that only mother nature can provide. Book now before the prime dates are no longer available!

It has the best views in the area, some say anywhere, and you don't even have to go outside to see them. So stay cozy, yet feel like you're in the middle of it all! Every picture you see of views was taken from the deck! The Fortress provides a perfect environment for an unforgettable family vacation which you'll treasure forever. Our valued guests hate to leave and look forward to returning, especially to relax in our new state of the art hot tub.

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 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. 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 a walk in closet. Two bedrooms on the main level 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.

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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

    ...moreless

  • 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

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
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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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.


Contact us

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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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/31/2015
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