Secluded, Peaceful, Turn-of-the-Century, Haunted Hilltop House!
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Green Mountain Falls cabin description
Hilltop House is a summer-only rental (May-September), and one of the oldest, most secluded, and unspoiled cabins in Green Mountain Falls. Perched on nearly one full acre of property that backs up to the Pike National Forest, it is so 'hidden' that many long time residents in town are not even aware that it exists. Built in 1908, it is full of antiques, and the owners believe it is haunted (you decide). While restoring it, the owners found (and have preserved) newspapers used as insulation that feature an article about the death of silent film star Rudolph Valentino!
Filled with vintage furniture and turn of the century photographs and artifacts, Hilltop House features a huge front porch with spectacular views of Rampart Range and private mountain views 360. The master bedroom has a full bath (with large claw foot tub) and the living room looks out on towering blue spruce trees. There is a full downstairs bunk area with two full sized beds, and a full bath with shower (perfect for the kids).
But the most remarkable thing about Hilltop House is its historic quality, and one of the most charming, vintage kitchens you will ever cook in (wait til you see the stove back). Hilltop House is so private that it is a favorite spot for wildlife, and you will frequently be surprised by a herd of deer who make it their home, as well as the red-tailed fox, mountain birds, and yes, the occasional black bear.
Hilltop House has a private drive at the end of Colorado Street, and plenty of off street parking. It is a short, two block walk from the charming village center of GMF, with fishing, restaurants (including the world famous Pantry for breakfast), and numerous by hiking trail heads. You can do everything here, or you can do nothing here.
By design, this property has no television set, no gaming center, and no internet access (although it is widely available in town and elsewhere). The owners, Shawn and Robin Meyers, believe that a real family vacation means doing something other than watching TV or playing video games. So we filled Hilltop House with books, board games, and rocking chairs. It this sounds like a real vacation to you, contact us.
Hilltop House is truly one of the most unique properties in Green Mountain Falls, and you have to see it to appreciate how special it is. We hope that you and your family and friends get a chance to vacation here. You will want to come back again and again.
- 1800 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Linens Provided
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Whitewater Rafting
- Roller Blading
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Climbing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Rock Climbing
- Basketball Court
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Massage Therapist
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Green Mountain Falls is a small mountain village on the shoulder of Pike's Peak, private and secluded but within a short drive of Woodland Park (five minutes) and Colorado Springs (25 minutes). Fast becoming an arts community, GMF is the place to go hiking, fish in the pond with a Victorian gazebo, enjoy beautiful mountain views at 8,000 feet, and truly 'vacate.' You can sleep to the sound of a mountain stream and do nothing, or you can visit all the nearby attractions of the Pike's Peak region, which makes GMF the perfect family vacation spot. Ride the Pike's Peak cog railway to the top of America's most famous mountain, or visit a dinosaur museum in nearby Woodland Park. There is truly something here for everyone....moreless
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Awesome experience will haunt you and draw you back
Awesome experience will haunt you and draw you back
Beautiful views from every window. The cabin creates an illusion of seclusion and privacy. Yet, town and civilization (aka internet, tv, video games) are only blocks away. This will give you the best unplugged vacation you may ever experience if you can just pull the plug for a few days. There are numerous attractions and sights in the nearby area. However, we chose a relaxed week of just lounging in the cabin, enjoying the deer and other wildlife from the front porch rocking chairs. Reading, board games, and most of all having the uninterrupted storytelling and heartfelt discussions that linger into late night hours which bond people together. If you have a fantasy of that sort of experience with your family or friends, then this is where that magic can happen. It was delightful. Just be sure to keep everyone hydrated because the hilltop climb will get you if you haven't properly adjusted to the altitude. It seemed to take about two days to adjust. So we planned our first days to be low physical activity. Worked great. Cabin is well furnished, comfotable beds, lots of rockers, books, games,outdoor grill and picnic area, and nice well equipped kitchen. My favorite was a claw-foot tub that was wonderful for long soaks. Pay close attention to portraits in living room. They will open the door to the spirit of the cabin. You will be able to experience the essence of the cabin in a most unique way. One portrait in particular engaged us and became a participant in our entire week. Wonderful! This is a great place to bring children and teens to give them a unique, unplugged experience that they will remember for years to come. It is a wonderful environment to create special memories with family and friends. Shawn was wonderful and provided lots of history.highly recommend this for a unique opportunity in a beautiful spot.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/01/13
- Review Submitted 07/16/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Love this place!
Love this place!
What a delight. We were here with best friends and could not imagine how it could have been better. Robin and Shawn have done a great job in furnishing the cabin with everything you need. Kitchen is very well appointed. Wonderful location. Heaters worked well to take the nip out the morning. Radio station the radio was set to was splendid giving us marvelous classical music as we dined and conversed until the wee hours. Mountain views marvelous. Overhang allowed us to listen to the rain without shutting windows. Lots of birds, squirrels chatter of all kinds. A deer was spotted . Very quiet location. Comfortable beds. Plenty of blankets if you need them. And yes, we did hear noises that were unexplainable....ghosts? Who knows? Everyone was in bed and the sound of footsteps and doors being open were heard. I was thrilled at the unexplained. Now to find out more. Thanks Robin and Shawn! The stay was marvelous.
- Guest Lynn (Verona, WI)
- Date of stay 07/01/13
- Review Submitted 07/09/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway.
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May 18 - Sep 30, 2014
3 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
A deposit of 1/2 down to reserve, balance due 30 days before arrival. Payment by (E)/check is accepted. Full Refund of deposit requires email notice of at least 90 days prior to first date of reservation. A Refund of 1/2 deposit requires email notice of at least 30 days prior to first date of reservation. No Refund of deposit for cancellation less than 30 days prior to first date of reservation.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- weekly cleaning / linens: $75 + tax
- Tax Rate 9.9%
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- Nearest Motorway: U.S. 24 at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Robin and Shawn Meyers honeymooned in Green Mountain Falls in 1976, and have brought their children (and now their grandchildren) to GMF for 36 years. This is now the fifth generation to treasure life in this very special mountain town. Shawn and Robin live in Oklahoma City, where Robin is a minister (Mayflower UCC) and a professor (Oklahoma City University), and Shawn teaches art at the University of Central Oklahoma. We spend a good part of our summers in GMF, and are available to help renters have the best possible family vacation.
Why the Owner Chose Green Mountain Falls:
Hilltop House belonged to Jack and Ann Heffelfinger for many years, and they spent their summers here until both were in their early 90's. We got to know them as neighbors, and then when they could not longer come to the mountains, the family offered to sell the cabin to us. We are restoring it without changing its essential character. There is no other place quite like it.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Hilltop House is a remnant of another time. Not only is it over a hundred years old, and full of antiques, but is secluded and remote, even in the middle of town. The best feature is perhaps the huge front porch, which will remind you of big front porches in the south, with rocking chairs and gorgeous mountain views.
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Welcome to pure mountain serenity. Private drive, huge lot, gorgeous views!
Large living room with futon, dining table and lazy boy.
Check out the stove top!
Dressing room with lavatory off master bedroom, full of antiques.
Downstairs bedroom with two double beds and fall bath.
1923 newspapers uncovered during renovation and preserved in dressing room wall.
Anther view of large living room leading into kitchen.
Antiques in the haunted Hilltop House . . .
Antique sign . . .
Dressing room antiques . . .
Newspaper story on the last role for silent film star Rudolph Valentino!
A big front porch full of rocking chairs!
Cutest cabin kitchen you have ever seen. Full of antiques!
Master bedroom with antique bed frame and door to front porch.
Full bath with claw foot tub off master bedroom.
Downstairs full bath with shower and antiques.
New stairs and railing for safe access.
Another view of master bedroom.
Porcelain door knobs . . .
Antique tea sets . . .
Bread box in kitchen . . .
Antique hooked rug . . .
Let you haunted vacation begin!
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