Creekside Cabin Retreat at the Base of Pikes Peak
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Cascade cabin description
At an elevation of 7800 feet, Cascade-Chipita Park is found nestled at the base of Pikes Peak. Spend your days rafting, tubing, hiking, mountain climbing or biking and your evenings relaxing creekside dipping your aching feet in nature's version of an ice water bath. The shallow stream flows straight from the slopes of Pikes Peak and is perfect for kids, keeping them occupied for the day while parents recline in the mountain sunshine.
Fountain Creek Cottage has a rustic feel with modern amenities. A full washer and dryer makes quick work of those clothes dirtied in pursuit of the Colorado outdoor lifestyle. The kitchen is fully functional with a full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher and oven/stove top. Brew a pot of coffee in the provided coffeemaker and enjoy a hot cup on the back porch listening to the creek and watching the sun rise over the mountains. Tucked into a shallow valley among a handful of mountain cabins, Fountain Creek Cottage gives the impression of an isolated mountain retreat while within walking distance of The Pantry Restaurant and their homemade cinnamon raisin bread. After a full breakfast head out on foot to one of two hiking trails: Heizer Trail and Catamount Trail.
Summer is an exciting time to vacation along Ute Pass. Local mountain towns host festivals such as Territory Days, Donkey Derby Days and Green Mountain Falls Bronc Days. Step back in time and explore the rich history of the area with tours of Cave of the Winds, Manitou Springs, and gold rush boom town Cripple Creek.
Winter months are a perfect time to visit too! After a day of snowmobiling or snowshoeing in the surrounding mountains or ice skating on the nearby pond curl up in front of a cozy fire and read a good book or catch up on your favorite show on the flat screen TV (cable provided).
The cabin features two bedrooms, each containing a queen sized bed with new mattresses and new bedding. Since both are on the back of the dwelling, opening the windows at night brings in cool mountain breezes and the gentle sound of water splashing over rocks in the creek. You'll be pulling for the blanket before morning, even in summer.
- 900 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- The bathroom is newly remodeled with a bathtub and shower.
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Medical Services
- Ice Skating
- Fly Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Gambling Casinos
- Theme Parks
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Green Mountain Falls is approximately 10 miles up highway 24 from Colorado Springs. Many of Colorado’s most desirable attractions are nearby. The Pike’s Peak highway is just over a mile from our cabin. The Cave of the Winds, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the North Pole (a favorite with our grandkids and FREE if you’re over 60), Garden of the Gods and of course shopping in Manitou and a visit to the Air Force Academy. Don’t miss Seven Falls or a drive up North Cheyenne Canyon to Helen Hunt Falls. Hiking trails abound and then, of course, there’s the option of just sitting on the patio and enjoying the sun while listening to the creek....moreless
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My two boys (ages 7 and 11) stayed in this lovely cabin in July and loved it! The cabin itself was clean, cozy and had everything you could need...including a washer and dryer. The boys loved playing in the creek out back and I loved listening to as I lay in bed at night. GMF is a charming little town. We used the local swimming pool and basketball courts and thoroughly enjoyed breakfast at The Pantry. The pond and gazebo were lovely as well. We hope to come back soon!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/16/13
- Review Submitted 09/24/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children.
We had a great time here! It was exactly as described on the post. Our kids loved the creek out back! You can even hear it at night from the bedrooms. It was a nice peaceful sound while you are drifting off to sleep. The place was nice and cozy and was nicely decorated. Tim was a wonderful help and very nice and friendly. He came down and introduced himself to us when we arrived and even checked in on us to make sure we were safe when they had flooding in the area while we were there. You couldn’t ask for a nicer person to rent from. We defiantly would recommend this place to our friends and family. It really is a great deal for your money. You are nestled right at the base of the mountains and on a non-busy road. It was so peaceful and quite. I can’t say enough nice things about this place and the experience we had. We really do love it! IIt is also a close drive to many Colorado attractions. Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs and Woodland Park are just minutes away. The Royal Gorge is a little over an hour away and Cripple Creek is about 30-40 mins drive.
- Guest Erica (Spring Hill Ks)
- Date of stay 08/03/13
- Review Submitted 08/20/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities.
Mother Making Memories and Living Everyday to the Fullest
Mother Making Memories and Living Everyday to the Fullest
After my husband nixed my beach idea for vacation and told me he wanted to go to Colorado instead...as this is unfamiliar state for me I thoroughly researched the areas as well as got advice from friends, I settled on somewhere near Manitou Springs as well as Pikes Peak. I knew we wanted to rent a cabin and did multiple searches and finally found this one. I contacted the owner and messaged back and forth several times before booking. The owner is a semi- retired well respected preacher. He and his family had just bought back the property the previous year...so there were no reviews. We made alone call and knew this was truly a very special family man. Upon arrival we were left the code and left coconut cream pie. This cabin is not knew nor fancy but they have remodeled a lot. I love the character of this house. It was a busy week for us and the owners but I knew that they were only a couple doors down, as his family owns several small cabins in a row. Owners called and checked with us several times. You fall asleep to the ripple of the creek every night. Just about every night we grilled out on the back deck and enjoyed the wildlife along the creek as my husband grilled and we ate as a family. Cabin is a little drive from a lot of things. Cascade, Green Mountain Falls only a mile down the Ute Pass has multiple hiking, biking trails. We brought our bikes and could get around well. cabin is located at bottom of Pikes Peak so not only is your morning view sun coming up over the Peak. Spent day whitewater rafting on Arkansas river near by. Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs right there as well. Fishing everywhere. Every night we would come back and huddle under the warm down blankets and stayed snuggled in to morning. This place has a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, laundry...there were 4 of us, but there were also two cots in closet. We enjoyed seeing the mule deer wandering through, the flora of Colorado and my daughters favorite the prairie dog village in Green Mountain Falls. I definitely would stay here without any doubt. It is not fancy, but warm and cozy!!!! A true find with an owner with integrity and passion.
- Guest Midwest Mom (IL)
- Date of stay 06/25/13
- Review Submitted 07/05/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: Dear Jim and Laura, thank you so much for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you in our little cabin and we're so glad that you enjoyed it.
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2 night min stay
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Additional information about rental rates
$800 for Sat-Sat Stay
$200 deposit is required along with a signed contract (which I will email to you upon agreement of date). Deposit is refundable up to 30 days before scheduled arrival. All other information is included in the contract for your review.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
$50 Cleaning Fee
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Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: After 40 years in ministry my wife and I recently retired to Green Mountain Falls, Colorado. We sit on our deck and watch our five grandchildren frolic in the cool mountain stream I once played in as a child.
Why the Owner Chose Cascade:
It is tough to find a more tranquil and beautiful place to vacation with your family. To us it has always been the perfect spot to take a break, put our feet up and reconnect with our family.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Five generations of my family have vacationed on Fountain Creek. I can't remember not loving it. The cool mountain breezes and the scent of pine call to mind cherished family memories.
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Fountain Creek Cabin
View from the back patio
In the Winter
Living room with wood burning fireplace and dining table
Beautiful Stream in the backyard
Ice Skating at the pond
Grandkids having boat races in the stream
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