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Beautiful, Family-Friendly, Spacious Home W/Hot Tub & Striking Mountain Views!

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Last updated: 05/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Great family-friendly mountain home that can sleep up to 9. Enter the home on the 2nd level into the living area with spacious family room overlooking Mt. Lindsay and Mt. Blanca. Stay cozy in the cold weather with electric baseboard heating and/or with the modern wood stove. Enjoy cooking in the kitchen overlooking the beautifully landscaped yard. Kitchen is fully equipped with refrigerator (ice trays), built in oven, microwave, electric stove with griddle, and dishwasher. There is also a toaster and coffee maker for your convenience. Enjoy meals in the dining room overlooking the mountain view or outside on the deck. Relax in the solarium taking in the serene alpine setting through the wall of windows or have fun playing games. A full bath with shower is located just off the solarium. Outside upper deck with deck chairs is accessible from the solarium. All the bedrooms are downstairs. Master bedroom with king-size bed, full, in-suite bath (sunken tub), second bedroom with 2 single twin beds, third bedroom with a twin over double bunk bed. Full bath in downstairs hall (shower) serves both second and third bedrooms. Also available are 2 twin cots that can be placed wherever desired in the house and used to sleep two additional people.

Full size washer and dryer are located in downstairs hall for all your laundry needs.

The yard surrounding Casa Friede has been painstakingly landscaped over the years by the former owners and adds to the charm of the home. In addition to the upper deck, there is a lower deck area with bench seating where you can sit, enjoy the lovely yard and listen to the wind rushing through the trees.

Wildlife is abundant in Forbes Park as are the opportunities to enjoy it. Access to San Isabel National Forest is available from within the Park. You can walk the many roads within the development and enjoy some of the 5,000 acres of protected common land which includes meadows, streams, forests, lakes and beaver ponds. Also available in Forbes Park are many miles of hiking, cross country skiing, and mountain biking.

Visit Great Sand Dunes National Park only 45 minutes away. You'll be amazed at the massive sand dunes and will feel like you are in the middle of a desert. You can get up close and personal and climb the dunes and enjoy the creek that runs through it during the spring and early summer. This is one of our family's favorite spots in Colorado.

Also within 2 hours are several ski areas (see link below for more info) that you can take a day trip and enjoy. La Veta and Cuchara are about an hour or less drive from Casa Friede and offer local dining, shopping and entertainment options fun for all ages.

We invite you to come experience Casa Friede and explore beautiful Southern Colorado.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    Twin over double bunk bed - could sleep up to 3....moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Master bedroom has in-suite master bath with sunken tub....moreless

  • Cots Available: 2 twin/ single

    Two twin cots are available for use anywhere in house....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining room table can seat 6 comfortably but can squeeze in up to 8....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size...moreless

  • Garage:

    Space for 1 car in garage plus parking on driveway for any additional vehicles....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard heating in additiion to wood stove. Can use either/or or both....moreless

  • Internet:

    DSL internet with Wifi ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone:

    Landline. Limited cell access....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full size...moreless

  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, coffee filters, creamer, sugar....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice trays only; no icemaker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric with griddle....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Summer
May 18 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$230
$1,380 $4,830
Fall
Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$210
$1,260 $4,410
Holiday
Dec 1 - Jan 10, 2016
2 night min stay
$250
$1,500 $5,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $180
  • Security Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 5.8%

Notes:

Casa Friede is available to rent 5/2014 - 1/18/15. We will close for the rest of the Winter season from 1/19/15-4/30/15 (see below for one exception). We will open again from 5/1/15-1/17/16.

We would consider keeping Casa Friede open during some or all of the time period from 1/29/15-4/30/15 if there is interest in a long term rental (1 month or more).


Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/21/2015
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Location

136 Miles
Nearest Airport
Colorado Springs
16 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ft. Garland
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 160
16 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ft. Garland
83 Miles
Nearest Ski
Red River Ski Area, NM

Car: Necessary

Forbes Park is a beautiful, gated 13,000 acre development located in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. It's far enough away from the hustle and bustle to be a fantastic get-away location, but close enough to civilization to offer lots of fun options for sightseeing, outdoor adventuring, shopping, dining or just relaxing and enjoying the gorgeous mountain views and wildlife.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: My husband, David and I (Michelle) currently live in Central Ohio with our 3 children. David fell in love with Colorado and the Rocky Mountains many moons ago when he went on his first hiking trip. A few years ago, while surfing the internet looking for potential property in Colorado, he discovered Forbes Park. He visited the area several times then brought me along. We both agreed this was a great place to buy a vacation home, and the rest is history!

Why the Owner Chose Fort Garland:
We started our search in Forbes Park by looking at available lots with the intent to build; however, when we were shown Casa Friede on a whim, we fell in love with the house. The former (and original) owner was so nice and had kept up the house so beautifully that we decided to continue their legacy in the name of the house.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The fact that Forbes Park has access to San Isabel national forest, is within around 2 hours or less of several nice ski areas, and is close to a host of other options for hiking, sightseeing, cross country skiing, etc. was very attractive to us. There are great options for either summer or winter activities for the whole family.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Casa Friede!

    Casa Friede!

  • Lovely landscaped front yard.

    Lovely landscaped front yard.

  • More rock garden views from front deck.

    More rock garden views from front deck.

  • Take a dip in the hot tub then relax on the deck, and enjoy the peaceful views.

    Take a dip in the hot tub then relax on the deck, and enjoy the peaceful views.

  • View of Mt. Lindsay and Mt. Blanca from family/dining rooms and solarium/deck.

    View of Mt. Lindsay and Mt. Blanca from family/dining rooms and solarium/deck.

  • Dining room view of elkherd wandering through our yard mid-March 2014!

    Dining room view of elkherd wandering through our yard mid-March 2014!

  • Casa Friede in the Rocky Mountain snow! Views of Mt. Lindsey & Mt. Blanca.

    Casa Friede in the Rocky Mountain snow! Views of Mt. Lindsey & Mt. Blanca.

  • Full kitchen with fridge (ice trays), dishwasher, built-in oven and microwave.

    Full kitchen with fridge (ice trays), dishwasher, built-in oven and microwave.

  • Full bath (shower) just off the solarium.

    Full bath (shower) just off the solarium.

  • Master bedroom with master bath (sunken tub).

    Master bedroom with master bath (sunken tub).

  • Bedroom 3 - twin over double bunk beds.

    Bedroom 3 - twin over double bunk beds.

  • Side view of Casa Friede in the snow.

    Side view of Casa Friede in the snow.

  • Spacious dining room.

    Spacious dining room.

  • Lower front deck - great to enjoy gorgeous front yard!

    Lower front deck - great to enjoy gorgeous front yard!

  • More views of beautiful landscaping in front yard.

    More views of beautiful landscaping in front yard.

  • Casa Friede overlooking side yard.

    Casa Friede overlooking side yard.

  • Sunset over mountain view from deck; each is unique, but this was spectacular!

    Sunset over mountain view from deck; each is unique, but this was spectacular!

  • Family room with great views!

    Family room with great views!

  • Charming wood stove in family room for heating.

    Charming wood stove in family room for heating.

  • Solarium surrounded by windows and gorgeous views.

    Solarium surrounded by windows and gorgeous views.

  • Staircase down to bedrooms.  Tall block glass windows let in loads of sunlight.

    Staircase down to bedrooms. Tall block glass windows let in loads of sunlight.

  • Bedroom 2 - two cozy, single twin beds.

    Bedroom 2 - two cozy, single twin beds.

  • Downstairs full hall bath (shower).

    Downstairs full hall bath (shower).

  • Snowy view of entrance to drive up to house.

    Snowy view of entrance to drive up to house.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Property type
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/21/2015
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