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Welcome to pure mountain serenity. Private drive, huge lot, gorgeous views!

Welcome to pure mountain serenity.  Private drive, huge lot, gorgeous views! A big front porch full of rocking chairs! Large living room with futon, dining table and lazy boy. Cutest cabin kitchen you have ever seen.  Full of antiques! Check out the stove top! Master bedroom with antique bed frame and door to front porch. Dressing room with lavatory off master bedroom, full of antiques. Full bath with claw foot tub off master bedroom. Downstairs bedroom with two double beds and fall bath. Downstairs full bath with shower and antiques. 1923 newspapers uncovered during renovation and preserved in dressing room wall. New stairs and railing for safe access. Anther view of large living room leading into kitchen. Another view of master bedroom. Antiques in the haunted Hilltop House . . . Porcelain door knobs . . . Antique sign . . . Antique tea sets . . . Bread box in kitchen . . . Dressing room antiques . . . Antique hooked rug . . . Newspaper story on the last role for silent film star Rudolph Valentino! Let you haunted vacation begin!

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • 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.

Property Type

  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • Cabin
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 or older...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 double

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          • Hilltop House is a turn of the century mountain cabin full of antique furniture and wall coverings....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • Two full baths, upstairs with a claw foot tub and separate dressing power room. Downstairs bath has shower and both are full of antiques....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Antique kitchen is the signature of Hilltop House. You have to see it to believe it....moreless

          • Stove:

            Electric range with antique stove top and warming closet...moreless

          • Dining:

            Large dining table in living room seats 6...moreless

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Large and comfortable and and full of antiques...moreless

          • Parking:

            Private drive with ample off-street parking...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Hilltop House is unlike any cabin you are likely to stay in. It has to be seen and experienced. It is charming, it is historic, it is an antique lovers paradise, it is in town but feels remote, it is crawling with wildlife, and yes, it is haunted....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                No TV by design. Hope our renters will appreciate how this enhances their family time together...moreless

              • Game Room:

                Gaming table on porch with traditional board games...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Golf:

                Shining Mountain Golf Club in Woodland part is a 10 minute drive...moreless

              • Tennis:

                Tennis courts in town, just two blocks away...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                New large balcony deck under construction...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                New grill provided (propane)...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Family

              Location & View

              • Mountain View
              • Village

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Activities

                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Golf
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Tennis
                  • Rafting
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Hunting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Spelunking
                  • Racquetball
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Skiing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Zoo
                  • Restaurants
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Synagogues
                  • Water Parks
                  • Shuffleboard
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sledding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating

                  Other Activities

                      • 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
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Awesome experience will haunt you and draw you back

                        Awesome experience will haunt you and draw you back

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 07/01/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/16/13
                        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.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

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                      • Love this place!

                        Love this place!

                        • Guest Lynn (Verona, WI)
                        • Date of stay 07/01/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/09/13
                        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.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway.

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer
                      May 18 - Sep 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $145
                      $875 $3,500
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $145
                      $875
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • weekly cleaning / linens $75 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 9.9%

                      Notes:

                      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.


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                      Last updated: 04/11/2014
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                      Location

                      • Nearest Motorway: U.S. 24 at 1 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      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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                      Photos

                      • Welcome to pure mountain serenity.  Private drive, huge lot, gorgeous views!

                        Welcome to pure mountain serenity. Private drive, huge lot, gorgeous views!

                      • Large living room with futon, dining table and lazy boy.

                        Large living room with futon, dining table and lazy boy.

                      • Check out the stove top!

                        Check out the stove top!

                      • Dressing room with lavatory off master bedroom, full of antiques.

                        Dressing room with lavatory off master bedroom, full of antiques.

                      • Downstairs bedroom with two double beds and fall bath.

                        Downstairs bedroom with two double beds and fall bath.

                      • 1923 newspapers uncovered during renovation and preserved in dressing room wall.

                        1923 newspapers uncovered during renovation and preserved in dressing room wall.

                      • Anther view of large living room leading into kitchen.

                        Anther view of large living room leading into kitchen.

                      • Antiques in the haunted Hilltop House . . .

                        Antiques in the haunted Hilltop House . . .

                      • Antique sign . . .

                        Antique sign . . .

                      • Dressing room antiques . . .

                        Dressing room antiques . . .

                      • Newspaper story on the last role for silent film star Rudolph Valentino!

                        Newspaper story on the last role for silent film star Rudolph Valentino!

                      • A big front porch full of rocking chairs!

                        A big front porch full of rocking chairs!

                      • Cutest cabin kitchen you have ever seen.  Full of antiques!

                        Cutest cabin kitchen you have ever seen. Full of antiques!

                      • Master bedroom with antique bed frame and door to front porch.

                        Master bedroom with antique bed frame and door to front porch.

                      • Full bath with claw foot tub off master bedroom.

                        Full bath with claw foot tub off master bedroom.

                      • Downstairs full bath with shower and antiques.

                        Downstairs full bath with shower and antiques.

                      • New stairs and railing for safe access.

                        New stairs and railing for safe access.

                      • Another view of master bedroom.

                        Another view of master bedroom.

                      • Porcelain door knobs . . .

                        Porcelain door knobs . . .

                      • Antique tea sets . . .

                        Antique tea sets . . .

                      • Bread box in kitchen . . .

                        Bread box in kitchen . . .

                      • Antique hooked rug . . .

                        Antique hooked rug . . .

                      • Let you haunted vacation begin!

                        Let you haunted vacation begin!

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Friday, January 24, 2014

                      $145 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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