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Truly Unique for Reunion, Retreat or Wedding Near Air Force Academy on 40 Acres

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Colorado Springs house description

Bring the whole gang,(up to 24 people) and cook, eat, sleep and play under one roof in this 7800 sq ft Colorado Style Retreat/Family Reunion Home. Perched on the ridge of a 40 acre secluded estate, this mini ranch is conveniently located only 12 minutes from the Air force Academy, 15 minutes from Colorado Springs, 6 minutes from Monument and services, 20 minutes from Castle Rock, and 35 minutes from South Denver. The 360 degree view offers beautiful sunrises, sunsets and miles of ever changing, unobstructed mountain vistas.
The House on Bluebird Ridge accommodates up to 24 people, and offers you the opportunity to host intimate special gatherings such as weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate retreats, family reunion functions and barbecues for up to 50 people.
You won’t have to leave Bluebird Ridge to enjoy Colorado’s beauty. Although, we highly recommend you do check out all the fun things to see and do nearby; hiking, trail running, mountain biking, fishing, horseback riding, tennis, golf, and swimming. You will also want to pull yourself from the ranch and take in some mountain adventures and touristy stuff; US Air Force Academy, Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Olympic Training Center, Seven Falls, Cave of the Winds, Cripple Creek Casino Town, Manitou and Old Colorado City shopping.
For added fun, treat your kids to a real Colorado Adventure; pack and pitch a tent on the property and spend a magical Colorado night around the campfire before you finish the cool night off with a soak in the hot tub.

Sleeping Accommodations 8 Bedrooms, 3 Bonus Sleeping Rooms
(24 in beds)

House Highlights:
-2 Kitchens
-8 Bedrooms
-3 Bonus Sleeping Areas
-7 Bathrooms
-2 family rooms
-1 Grand Billiard Room
-Library/Loft
-Soaking Tub and Steam Shower (master)
-3 fireplaces (1 wood burning, 2 gas)
-Hardwood floors in common areas
-Central Vacuum System
-In-floor hot water heat
-Colorado cool weather air conditioned; The altitude of 7600 ft combined with Colorado’s low humidity and chilly nights mean air conditioners are far and few between in the high country. On very hot summer days, it may get warm in the house in the afternoon; just pull the shades down by day, open the windows by night and enjoy a quick “Colorado Cool Down”.
-Music room; player piano, guitar, mandolin, ukulele & other noise makers, make for a fun and memorable time for all. (please supervise kids)
-Formal Dining Room open to Great Room (Seats 10)
-Informal Dining Area open to Great Room & kitchen (Seats 8 at table & 10 at counter)
-Great Room –main level; 27 ft vaulted ceilings, wood post & beams, 3 story stone wood burning fireplace, wall of southwest facing windows with mountain views
-Library Loft overlooking the Great Room with futon, game table, library, desk and computer printer.
-Gourmet Kitchen: Granite Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances; 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers, trash compactor, wine cooler, microwave oven, side by side refrigerator/freezer; gas stove, 2 stainless steel sinks, garbage disposals, instant hot water beverage dispenser, custom cabinets, walk in pantry, mountain view
-Laundry Room; washer, dryer, utility sink,
-2 staircases to upper level; formal staircase in the front entry and living quarters staircase off the Mudroom
-Large, side entrance Mudroom with storage cubbies, benches and shelving
-Grand Billiards Room with pool table, game table and fireside seating
-Ping Pong Room: Set up or take down the Ping Pong table and use this room for whatever fits your needs.
-2nd Kitchen-Lower Level: refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, instant hot water beverage dispenser.
Outside Features:
-40 acres; hike, bike, camp
-Gas BBQ Grill
-Hot Tub: 6-8 person
-Campfire Ring (contingent upon fire bands in place)
-Chiminea Fireplace on Patio
-Campsite for tent
-Redwood play set with swings and playhouse
-Available onsite: Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Crochet, Botchy ball, Hillbilly Horseshoes, Horseshoes, Soccer Nets
-1000 sq ft redwood deck with Mountain Views (partially covered) with seating and dining
-900 sq ft bi-level patio with seating and dining
-Lower Level Covered Patio with seating
-Large Covered Front Porch with seating and dining
-Flower Gardens
-Parking for up to 8-10 cars on pavement (overflow parking in the grass field)
-Garage: 4 car garage will be locked off and not available to guests. Special requests will be considered.
Amenities
-Wi-Fi
-Dish TV
-TV; Main Level Great Room, Lower Level Family Room,
-Main Level Master Suite
-Lower Level Play Room
-Ipod docks, alarm clock and radio in all bedrooms
-Computer Printer
-Books of all kind for your reading enjoyment
-Video Library with hundreds of family movies
-Iron, ironing board
-Blow Dryer in each bathroom
-Bath Towels
-Hot Tub Towels
-Bed Linens
-Blowup Mattresses and Linens (2)
-Telephone: There is no landline telephones…bring your cell phone!
-Pre-stocked initial basic household paper goods

Animal Policy

Dogs: Dogs are not allowed in the house and there is no fenced in area for dogs outside. The coyotes and hawks poise a real threat t little dogs (we have lost a few), so please don’t bring them to the house. If you have a pet that must travel with you, we can recommend an exceptional, nearby Boarding facility that offers your dog great fun at their 5 acre Dog Park like facility. Your dog deserves a vacation too.

Cat & Dog: ALERGY WARNING…..There is a resident ranch cat on the property at times. He mostly stays outside, but does sneak in from time to time to cuddle. His name is Oscar and he can stay for your enjoyment, or if there is an allergy issue, you can request he be removed from the premises during your stay. There is also a Golden Retriever named Sawyer that has access to the mudroom in the house throughout the year, but will not be on the premises during your stay. (If a serious cat or dog allergy exists, we do not recommend you stay in the house.)

Fun places to see in the Pikes Peak Region
Looking for fun attractions to experience while on vacation? With a wide variety of Colorado Springs tourist attractions to see when in town, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy. Feed the giraffes at the America’s only mountain zoo, take a step back in time in an old ghost town or roar with dinosaurs. Colorado Springs attractions have something for everyone. The region features more than 55 incredible Colorado Springs tourist attractions including Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and the U.S. Olympic Training Center.

Special Events
The House on Bluebird Ridge is perfect for intimate functions for up to 50 people and you are welcome to host your special event, inside or outside at no extra charge; Weddings, Cocktail Parties, Rehearsal Dinners, Barbeques, Corporate Functions. The owners will supply you with a list of local caterers and rental centers and work out the space logistics prior to your arrival.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 7800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside ok...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Main level access only. Bedroom and Bathroom doors narrow and may not accommodate all wheelchairs. Call owner for details...moreless

Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24, Beds for 24

  • Colorado Room: Upper Level with shared bath: 1 queen

    Awake your Colorado outdoor adventurers spirit...moreless

  • Safari Room: Upper Level with shared bath: 1 queen

    Custom painted African Savanna Animal Mural....moreless

  • Secret Garden Suite Upper Level with private bath: 1 queen

    Murals adorn the walls of this cozy “mini master suite” ...moreless

  • Master Suite, Main Level, Jacuzzi Tub, Steam Shower. : 1 king

    “Colorado Cozy” Master Suite with gas fireplace and views....moreless

  • The Guest Suite: Main Level with adjacent full bathroom: 1 queen

    This bedroom is perfect for guests who avoid stairs....moreless

  • Lower Level Master Suite with private Bath: 1 king

    This Spacious suite offers comfort and privacy....moreless

  • Sea Dreams Room: Upper Level Full Bed with shared bath : 1 queen

    Sneak a peek through the portholes to under the sea...moreless

  • The Mile High, Pile High Room-Lower Level: 2 twin/ single

    Ping-Pong by day and kid pile by night; blowup mattresses....moreless

  • The Play Room Lower Level with shared Bath: 8 twin/ single

    Large Room, Craft/Play Table, 4 bunks/8 twin beds....moreless

  • The Kids Corner-Upper Level area for blowup mattresses

    Bring your sleeping bags for overflow kid floor camping....moreless

  • The Library Loft-Upper Level: Semi private loft: 1 queen

    Huge loft balconies to the main level great room; Queen....moreless

  • 8 Bedrooms, 3 Bonus Sleeping Areas. 2 King Suites with private Bath 2 Queen Suites with private Bath 4 Queen with shared Bath 8 Twin (4 bunks) with shared Bath 2 Blowup Floor Mattresses available 1 Queen Futon ...moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

  • Secret Garden Suite Upper Level: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private Bath for the Secret Garden Suite...moreless

  • Upper Level Shared Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Shared by Safari, Sea Dream, Colorado Room & Kids Corner....moreless

  • Main Level Mudroom Bath: toilet, shower

    Off the Mud room; convient for showers after hot tub....moreless

  • Lower Level Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private Bath serves the Lower Level Master Suite....moreless

  • Lower Level Bath: toilet, shower

    Large Bathroom serves the Play Room and common area....moreless

  • Master Main Level: toilet, shower

    Fireplace, TV, Steam Shower, Soaking Tub, His and Her Sinks...moreless

  • Guest Main Level: toilet, tub, shower

    Fireplace, TV, Soaking Tub, Steam Shower, His-Her Sinks...moreless

  • 7 Bathrooms 3 Main Level 2 Upper Level 2 Lower Level

Other Amenities

  • Contact owner to discuss special services or event planning. Special Discounts may be available. Contact the Owner....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish TV...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Four (4)...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course View:

    Kings Deer Golf Course View 5-20 minute Drive: Woodmoor Country Club Air Force Academy Flying Horse Glen Eagle Castle Pines...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining Areas are all open to the Great Room. Formal Dining Room seats 10 Informal Dining Area seats 8 Kitchen Counter Stools seat 10...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 28 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Main Level...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood Burning in Great Room on Main Level Gas in Main Level Master Gas in Billiards Family Room Lower Level...moreless

  • Garage:

    Not available for guest use. Locked off....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room:

    1 Upper Level (Loft/Library) 2 Main Level (Great Room & Music Room) 2 Lower Level (Billairds Room & Family Room...moreless

  • Parking:

    8-10 parking spaces on paved area overflow parking on grass field...moreless

  • Telephone:

    No Land Line. Bring your cell phone....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bather and Hot Tub Towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Main Level...moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Main Level Gourmet Kitchen: Granite Counters, 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers, 2 sinks, 5 burner gas stove, trash compacter, Microwave, pantry, hot water beverage dispenser. Lower Level Kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave:

    1 on main level 1 on lower level...moreless

  • Oven:

    2 ovens in main level kitchen....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Non except complimentary paper goods to get you through the 1st day....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Main Level Stainless Steel side-by-side Lower Level standard refrigerator....moreless

  • Stove:

    5 burner Gas...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    YMCA indoor Pool 5 minutes away...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Discount 2015
Mar 3 - Mar 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$600
Easter 2015
Apr 1 - Apr 10, 2015
5 night min stay
$1,000
Air Force Graduation 2015
May 21 - May 27, 2015
7 night min stay
$1,400
High Season 2015
May 28 - Sep 30, 2015
5 night min stay
$1,000
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 21 - Nov 30, 2015
5 night min stay
$1,400
Christmas & New Year 2015
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016
5 night min stay
$2,000
Easter 2016
Mar 21 - Mar 31, 2016
5 night min stay
$1,200
Air Force 2016
May 14 - May 31, 2016
7 night min stay
$1,400
High Season 2016
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2016
5 night min stay
$1,000
4th of July 2016
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2016
7 night min stay

$8,400
flat fee
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 18 - Nov 30, 2016
5 night min stay
$1,400
Christmas & New Year 2016
Dec 16 - Jan 2, 2017
5 night min stay
$2,000
Air Force Graduation 2017
May 20 - Jun 5, 2017
7 night min stay
$1,400
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $89
  • Cleaning Fee $500
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Damage Deposit will be refunded within 14 days of departure.

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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Colorado Springs
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Downtown Monument
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kings Deer Golf Course
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 25
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kings Deer Golf Course
75 Miles
Nearest Ski
Loveland Pass

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: We spent 10 years designing and saving to build the House on Bluebird Ridge not only as a comfortable Colorado cozy place to live and raise 4 kids, but as a warm, welcoming place for guests and people who need a place to stay. Over the years the house has been host to fundraising events, church events, school events, community events, and for 8 years, 50-70 high school kids every week for youth group. If the walls could talk! Great care has gone in to insuring the home “feels” casual, but is rich in comfort with upscale but not boastful or “stuffy” furnishings and amenities. We are told over and over again… “There is something about this house…it is so warm and inviting…I just feel the stress melt away when I am here.” As a family, we love the quite outdoors enjoy the serenity found on Bluebird Ridge as well as the wildlife you are likely to glimpse. Now the kids are grown and on their own and we are left with a big house that needs to have people, families, love and laughter grace its rooms again. So, we offer it to you. Come, be our quests and share in the blessing that we call home. We hope the house blesses you as much as it has our family. Bob & Chris

Why the Owner Chose Colorado Springs:
We fell in love with the Colorado Springs Area when we were dating and on a weekend trip. We found our way back here purposely and have enjoyed living in the area since 1985. If you like culture, Downtown Colorado Springs offers museums, festivals, music, art and diversity of people. If you like playing tourist, you have come to the right place and will have to come back every year for 20 years if you want to catch all the tourist destinations. If you love outdoors and nature, as we do, you might start packing now as you might soon be moving here yourself. Bluebird Ridge is just north of Colorado Springs by a 15 minute drive and just south of Denver by 30 or 40 minutes. We can be almost anywhere in less than an hour, including the mountains. It takes no time at all to pack the car with the fishing poles or snow shoes and hit the foot hills for some outdoor adventure. Or take a little more time to head up the pass to the mountains or take the local “back road” up the mountains for some real seclusion. Warning…if you don’t want to move here, you may not want to come visit.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We looked for property for years before we stumbled upon “The Forty” as we called it. It was surrounded by pasture land with no homes in sight and we had to cut in the ½ mile driveway and run power and gas lines to the house. Today, we still use the long driveway and wake to the neighboring rancher’s cattle mewing. The view to of Pikes Peak is still unobstructed, and we now have the benefit of having the upscale neighborhood of Kings Deer and the Kings Deer Golf Course nearby. When we were designing the House on Bluebird Ridge, we hit a wall. The architects kept coming back with traditional houses that felt like everybody else’s house. “Dining room on the right, living room on the left, family room to the back next to the kitchen, bedrooms upstairs.” While those are lovely features in a home, we realized that we left our traditional home almost every weekend and headed for the mountains to find a lodge like rental that made us feel close to nature, relaxed and stress free. BINGO….So we built one of our own and stopped leaving every weekend. We soon found that we were more relaxed coming home to “our home” then we were going on weekend trips to the mountains. It was an out of the box idea, but we built our vacation dream home to live in everyday. It has been wonderful. Close to town and only 5 minutes to the grocery store and restaurants, wide open spaces and 360 degree views, wildlife and a very special Colorado Lodge Style home. The 27 foot post and beam constructed Great Room with a dramatic stone-faced wood burning fireplace is open to the oversized gourmet kitchen, formal and informal dining areas, and is the “heart of the home”. The house is designed so you can see out the front and back of the house from most every room and adds to the open airy feeling. The Colorado Sky is amazing and with our high perch we can see the sky and horizon in every direction insuring beautifully sunrises, sunsets and spectacular lightning shows.


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Photos

  • Great Room, the heart of the home.

    Great Room, the heart of the home.

  • Great Room View from the Kitchen.

    Great Room View from the Kitchen.

  • Room for the whole family to cook and eat together.

    Room for the whole family to cook and eat together.

  • Library Loft makes for a great retreat.  There is a queen bed up here too.

    Library Loft makes for a great retreat. There is a queen bed up here too.

  • Mudroom and back staircase...the most used area of the house.

    Mudroom and back staircase...the most used area of the house.

  • Master Bath on Main with 2 way fireplace, soaking  tub, and steam shower.

    Master Bath on Main with 2 way fireplace, soaking tub, and steam shower.

  • The Secret Garden Room, upper level mini master suite

    The Secret Garden Room, upper level mini master suite

  • Sneak a peek under the sea in the Sea Dreams Room.

    Sneak a peek under the sea in the Sea Dreams Room.

  • Upper Level Colorado Room with Queen Bed

    Upper Level Colorado Room with Queen Bed

  • Lower Level Master with King Bed

    Lower Level Master with King Bed

  • Game Room With Pool Tab

    Game Room With Pool Tab

  • Great Views, Beautiful Flowers, 40 acres, hot tub, lots of patio and deck space.

    Great Views, Beautiful Flowers, 40 acres, hot tub, lots of patio and deck space.

  • Great Room view from the Loft/Library.

    Great Room view from the Loft/Library.

  • Wide Open Spaces; Kitchen, Eating Area, Great Room, Dining Room-open floor plan.

    Wide Open Spaces; Kitchen, Eating Area, Great Room, Dining Room-open floor plan.

  • The Music Room with player piano, guitars and other fun noise makers.

    The Music Room with player piano, guitars and other fun noise makers.

  • Library/Loft with books for the whole family.

    Library/Loft with books for the whole family.

  • Master Bedroom with 2-way fireplace and TV that swivals to the master bath.

    Master Bedroom with 2-way fireplace and TV that swivals to the master bath.

  • Main level guest room with semi private bath

    Main level guest room with semi private bath

  • The Sea Dreams Room

    The Sea Dreams Room

  • Upper Level Safari Room with Queen Bed.

    Upper Level Safari Room with Queen Bed.

  • Lower Level Bunk Room with 8 twin/4 bunks.

    Lower Level Bunk Room with 8 twin/4 bunks.

  • Game Room with Pool Table, Game Table, Pingpong and Dart Board.

    Game Room with Pool Table, Game Table, Pingpong and Dart Board.

  • Lower Level 2nd kitchen

    Lower Level 2nd kitchen

  • Huge backyard and walkout garden level lower level.

    Huge backyard and walkout garden level lower level.

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