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The rates may be off peak, but the beauty of The Mountain Fortress remains no matter what time of year. Recently we installed a brand new state of the art spa/hot tub and we felled some trees for safety/fire mitigation which also resulted in even better unobstructed views!
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. A morning snow provides a winter wonderland and the sun melts it away by mid-afternoon. Experience the beauty and excitement that only mother nature can provide.
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.
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!
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. 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.
Great family/game room as stated in description....moreless
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
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.
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
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
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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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!
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.