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1880’S Farmhouse at the Foot of Pikes Peak, Co

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The Wellington House Historical Landmark 1880

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Last updated: 10/28/2013

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cascade farmhouse description

The first inhabitants of Ute Chipita Ranch were the Ute Indians . Chief Ouray and his wife , Chipita , used the land as a summer camping site during their yearly visit to pay tribute to the Great Spirit of Manitou Springs and soak in the healing mineral waters . The Ute tribe also participated in the annual Pow Wow at the sacred Garden of the Gods where tribes of all nations met peacefully for spiritual ceremonies and trade.

In 1858 , The Gold Rush brought thousands to the Pikes Peak region. The railroad brought tourists and locals “Up Ute Pass” for nature outings , restaurants and luxurious hotels . Many Europeans and easterners would come for “the cure “
The healing waters , air and climate were found to be healing for tuberculosis and respiratory disease.

Ute Chipita Ranch was homesteaded by William Wellington in 1881.
He built one of the first houses in the Ute Pas area and therefor “The Wellington House” is listed as an historical landmark.

Since that time, the house has had many incarnations, and transformations.
It has been a restaurant ,( with the best friend chicken in the land )
a hunting and fishing lodge, and an illegal gambling casino.

The house has since been restored, with all the comforts of home
It’s A little bit country, shabby chic, eclectic and decorated with antiques and treasures from around the world. There are antique stained glass windows throughout the home.

Downstairs is a large country kitchen with mosaic kitchen table made from broken dishes , two sinks, antique gas stove, with all appliances, dishes , cooking utensils and linens.

The Den has Rock, and hand tiled fireplace, that opens up into the adjacent Dining Room .
The Dining room seats 6 -8

The 2 bedrooms are upstairs: Queen size beds with comfy feather mattresses and soft linens

There is a bathroom with claw foot bathtub in the upstairs bath with a shower attachment .
There is a large walk in shower in the downstairs bathroom .

The covered front porch is wonderful for morning coffee, bird and wildlife watching or an afternoon nap .

A carport and ample parking can accommodate a RV and automobiles

The house is equipped with Direct TV, TIVO, HBO, Showtime, News, Sports and local channels. There are receivers in the upstairs Master Bedroom and in the downstairs Den.
(The televisions are somewhat small, CD player, stereo DVD VCR but with no 'fancy fixin's '.)
There are videos and books

High speed internet and WIFI

Th Phone can be used for local and national long distance.
Cell Phones:
Verizon, T-Mobile and others work well.
AT&T has poor reception in this area, but within 300 ft of the house, there is clear reception

There is an attached 1 bedroom apartment that is rented separately.

The house is two story and not suitable for handicapped nor small children under 8.

Pets are considered with a $49 damage deposit for each pet.

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 4200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Massage
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Senior Adults Only Community:

            There are stairs to upstairs bedrooms, Tenants must be mobile. Not suitable for handicapped ...moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Not suitable for children under the age of 8 yrs old ...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years of age with valid credit card and ID...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Pet damage deposit of $50 per pet ...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 queen

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          • Bedroom 4: 2 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Master Bedroom With Queen Bed, feather mattress , fresh linens, down duvets , chests, Direct TV, Guest Bedroom has large closet , feather mattress , down duvet ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

            Large walk in Shower ...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

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          • Upstairs Bathroom has claw foot tub bath tub with shower attachment Downstairs Bathroom has large walk in Shower and large tub ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Country kitchen with gas stove, breakfast nook, full refrigerator, dishwasher, 2 sinks , all appliances, cookware and dishes ...moreless

          • Dining:

            Gas fireplace in the Dining room and den ...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Heating:

            It gets warm and cozy in upstairs bedrooms Heat should be kept at 55 at night ...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Old wood stove that is not functional and should not be used ...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Pass through fireplace connecting Den and Dining room ...moreless

          • Parking:

            Large parking area, carport, room for RV...moreless

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

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Direct TV; HBO, Showtime, movie , local, news and Sports channels. ...moreless

          • Television:

            Televisions are small, nothing fancy ...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Video Library
          • Stereo
          • Music Library
          • Books

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            Can make local and national phone calls ...moreless

          • Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Lanai / Gazebo:

            Outside covered porch, perfect for morning coffee or a nap ...moreless

          • Deck / Patio
          • Lawn / Garden

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Location & View

          • Rural
          • Mountain View

          Activities

          • Churches
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • Fitness Center
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Ice Skating
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Hospital
          • Golf
          • Rafting
          • Water Skiing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Skiing
          • Snowboarding
          • Snowmobiling
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Rock Climbing
          • Tennis
          • Basketball Court
          • Groceries
          • Shuffleboard
          • Recreation Center
          • Ruins
          • Winery Tours
          • Restaurants
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Cinemas
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Library
          • Zoo
          • ATM/Bank
          • Bird Watching
          • Scenic Drives
          • Walking
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Antiquing
          • Miniature Golf
          • Horseback Riding
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Hot Air Ballooning
           

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          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          $189
          $1,300 $2,000
          * 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
          • Pet Fee $50
          • Taxes Included

          Notes:

          Credit cards accepted

          50% deposit at reservation. Refundable 30 days prior to arrival.

          If less than 30 days cancellation, deposit will be charged to credit card

          We will make our best efforts to fill the time with another tenant an if we are able to do so. We will refund a portion of the deposit , less handling fees .


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          Location

          15 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Colorado Springs Airport
          1 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Hwy 24
          130 Miles
          Nearest Ski
          Breckinridge, Vail, Keystone

          Car: Necessary

          The Wellington House is located at the foot of Pikes Peak just off Hwy 24.

          The Pikes Peak toll road and the North Pole, are located just 2 miles away. There are hiking trails throughout the area .

          The scenic tourist areas of Manitou Springs (7 miles) Garden of the Gods( 8 miles ) and Cripple Creek (25 miles) are easily accessed from Hwy 24 .

          The ski areas of Breckenridge, Vail, Keystone are approximately 2 hours away.

           

          Manager info

          Year Purchased: 1947

          About: “The earth is a spiritual presence… soothing ,strengthening, cleansing and healing. It must be honored and respected , not owned or mastered . We are only caretakers of the sacred land for generations to come.” Chief Ouray …Ute Nation

          Why Cascade:
          My family purchased Ute Chipita Ranch in in 1947 and have considered ourselves , the honored caretakers of this beautiful land and historical 125 year old home.

          The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
          The 'Wellington House ' and Chipita Ranch provides quiet, private, mountain living Just minutes to Colorado Springs with local tourist attractions, fine restaurants. Ski areas and hiking trails are nearby with easy access to Hwy 24. The Wellington House is a 'one of kind' , A true Original . Me and 'my ancestors' would enjoy having you as my guest .


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          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • The Wellington House 
Historical Landmark 1880

            The Wellington House Historical Landmark 1880

          • Living Room

            Living Room

          • Easter tea party

            Easter tea party

          • Kitchen  has everything
 including 2 kitchen sinks

            Kitchen has everything including 2 kitchen sinks

          • Dining Room with gas fireplace Table sits 6-8

            Dining Room with gas fireplace Table sits 6-8

          • Upstairs Bath with clawfoot bathtub

            Upstairs Bath with clawfoot bathtub

          • Stone gas fireplace in Den that passes thru to Dining room

            Stone gas fireplace in Den that passes thru to Dining room

          • Guest Bedroom 2

            Guest Bedroom 2

          • Morning breakfast on the front porch

            Morning breakfast on the front porch

          • shhhhh

            shhhhh

          • Living Room /Sun Room

            Living Room /Sun Room

          • Kitchen table nook
Mosaic table made from broken dishes

            Kitchen table nook Mosaic table made from broken dishes

          • kitchen

            kitchen

          • Hand made tile and antique sink

            Hand made tile and antique sink

          • Downstairs Bath 
Old Tin Ceiling from 1890's Bar and Brothel. Walk in shower

            Downstairs Bath Old Tin Ceiling from 1890's Bar and Brothel. Walk in shower

          • Fireplace in Den

            Fireplace in Den

          • Front Porch
Great for morning coffee, bird and wildlife watching .

            Front Porch Great for morning coffee, bird and wildlife watching .

          • Christmas, Home on the Ranch

            Christmas, Home on the Ranch

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          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Sunday, May 11, 2014

          $189 per night (USD)
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          4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
          Sleeps 8

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