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The Colorado Mountain Retreat is owned by Dave Rose, owner of Red Hills Properties, Inc. The home features 3 spacious private bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 car attached garage, central heat and new appliances. This is a cozy, comfortable place to get away from the pressures of day to day life. The home includes the dishes, utensils, linens and other amenities needed for a family or group vacation or outing.
The home has been enjoyed by families, hunters, motorcyclists, off-roading enthusiasts, trail riders and others. All of the comforts of home, but located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
The $100 damage - cleaning deposit will be used to return the home to the same condition as it was prior to your arrival. This includes washing bedding, towels and other items, vacuuming floors, cleaning sinks and other fixtures, putting items away, removing trash and other debris. We want your experience to be relaxing and the premises to be neat, clean and orderly.
View a short video showing some surprise breakfast visitors to our home at: http://www.youtube.com/embed/dWYKVgg8or4?rel=0
This is part of what makes coming to the Colorado Mountain Retreat so special.
The following comments have been shared with us by our vacation guests:
Great place, Great location. We had a nice time. Brad & Liz W. - Kansas
Thanks for allowing us to stay on such a last minute notice. You have done a great job in remodeling this home. Everything was so nice & clean! Great location! We will recommend to others. Marney & Sharon T .- Colorado
You sure know how and when to pick the vacation spots. A wonderful job of upgrading so your many friends & guests can enjoy for many years. We are very thankful for your great hospitality & motorcycling tour. Terry P. - Kansas
Thanks for the great motorcycle tour and great place to stay. John C. - Kansas
Thank your for the very comfortable home while we worked the last 11 days. We are greatly appreciative. Thank You. Christy & Molly - Colorado
Thanks so much for giving us this amazing family vacation! We has such a wonderful time over the five days we were here. Your home is inviting and cozy. We felt so comfortable and even had a couple of visits from some friendly deer. We hope to make it back someday. David, Terri,Brooke & Kids - Kansas
We have a really lovely stay in your home in Florissant last week and the week before. It was a perfect place, it was really comfortable and was close to all of our work. We just had a great time! Thank you a lot. We do the same work every year, so we will give you a call about renting it again next year. Great stay. Loved the place. Erin B. - Colorado
Thanks Dave for a very nice and comfortable home. It sure beats staying in a hotel. The area scenery is great and very convenient being a few miles from my cousin. Gary, Roma & Amy F.
It was a wonderful. Saw a buck 6 yards off the patio in back and still had velvet on his antlers. So much to do, will have to come back to do it all. Thanks for the great place to come & get away from everything. It was greatly appreciated. Lloyd & Gaynell R. – Kansas
We had a great trip to Colorado and we hope to be back next year. Now for an 18 hour drive back to Mississippi. Peter & Mackey - Mississippi
Enjoyed a great weekend driving thru the back roads and snapped hundreds of pics of the aspens and scenery. Got a couple of neat shots of a young buck walking within 10 yards of me while I sat on your front porch. Also saw a flock of turkeys on Park County Road 23 (by Tarryall Reservoir) but they were too quick for a picture. Great weather and company for a restorative weekend. The house was great. No problems and very comfortable. Scott C. – Kansas
Thanks for the short vacation. Great weather, grat view and location. Very nice place 7 great work that you have done. No luck finding a place yet, but still looking. Mark & Cathy – Kansas
We absolutely had the BEST weekend! Sharing your retreat has been awesome. Truly in God’s Country! You have your own little piece of Heaven!! Thank You! Stephanie & Derick & Bill - Kansas
Smoking is allowed outdoors, on the front porch and in the attached garage. ...moreless
Pets Not Allowed
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bedroom 1: 1 queen
The master bedroom features large closets and large dresser...moreless
Bedroom 2: 1 queen
The second bedroom also features large closets and dresser. ...moreless
Bedroom 3: 1 queen
The third bedroom includes large closets and dresser. ...moreless
The spacious master bedroom features large closets with mirror doors, HD television with DVD player and DirectTV satellite service, a small DVD library is provided & rental movies are available in town) and comfortable recliner for a leisurely afternoon of reading or relaxation. The attached master bath includes tub, shower, his & hers sinks and custom toilet. Each of the other bedrooms face the south with nice views of Dog Head Mountain and wonderful sun shine to enjoy during an afternoon nap. Each bedroom is equipped with dressers, suitcase stand for convenience and large closets with dressing mirrors. All interior walls of the home have been insulated for sound deadening and energy efficiency. ...moreless
Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower
The main bath includes tub, shower, vanity & custom toilet...moreless
Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower
The large master bath includes tub, shower, his & hers sinks...moreless
The Colorado Mountain Retreat is equipped with two full baths. The main bath is conveniently located in the hallway close to the second and third bedrooms. The large master bath is located off of the master bedroom for privacy. Both baths were recently remodeled. ...moreless
Satellite / Cable:
We subscribe to DirectTV basic satellite service. ...moreless
There is DirectTV satellite service, a small DVD library is provided & rental movies are available in town. ...moreless
Local Services & Businesses
The Colorado Mountain Retreat property provides a beautiful view of Dog Head Mountain, Dome Rock and Pikes Peak. ...moreless
The Colorado Mountain Retreat is conveniently located just 3 1/2 miles south of the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Fossil research, hiking and wildlife viewing are very enjoyable. ...moreless
The Colorado Mountain Retreat is located just 6 miles south of the community of Florissant, 10 miles southwest of the community of Divide and only 12 miles north of the mining town of Cripple Creek. ...moreless
New high efficiency natural gas heating system has recently been installed...moreless
High speed wireless Internet service is provided...moreless
A comfortable living room is provided with beautiful views of Dog Head Mountain. There is satellite television service and a small DVD library is provided & rental movies are available in town. ...moreless
The $100 cleaning fee is not refundable. We have professional cleaning services that are provided between each group visit. We want to be sure that your stay is enjoyable and that you don't have to spend valuable vacation time washing bedding, linens, making beds, cleaning bathrooms, cleaning the kitchen, emptying trash, vacuming and sweeping floors. Daisy Cleaning provides excellent service.
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Our vacation rental cabin located about 5.9 miles South of the US Highway 24 and Colorado Teller 1 Highway intersection in Florissant, Colorado. The Colorado Mountain Retreat is about 10 miles Southwest of Divide and about 12 miles Northwest of Cripple Creek.
The Colorado Mountain Retreat is in the heart of many activities including gambling in Cripple Creek, golfing in Woodland Park, skiing in Breckenridge, horse back riding in the Pike National Forrest, off-roading on the thousands of miles of Jeep trails and back roads in the area or motorcycle day trips to the historic communities such as Fairplay, Guffey, Deckers, Victor and others.
The retreat is located in the well-established Colorado Mountain Estates development. It is located on a 2.2 acre tract of land overlooking an open valley which is frequented by herds of deer and elk. Other wildlife abounds in the area.
The retreat is easily accessible off of the highway for motorcycle riders, yet is close to off-road trails and horseback riding areas as well. Just to the north 3 1/2 miles is the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and Park
The retreat is located about 12 miles west of Pikes Peak, as the crow flies. It is in the heart of many attractions in the Colorado Springs
Remodeling of the home was completed in 2014. It features 3 spacious private bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 car attached garage, central heat and new appliances. This is a cozy, comfortable place to get away from the pressures of day to day life. All of the comforts of home, but located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
In 2014 we added a fenced one acre pasture behind the home for guests that may be bringing horses or pack animals with them for trail rides or other activities. There is a parking area next to the garage for a horse trailer, camper or motorhome. There is also fresh water connection and electrical service available.
We have also added a new underground 1500 gallon fresh water cistern to provide more water capacity. Many of our guests have commented on the great tasting granite filtered well water. We have invested over $10,000 in improvements to the water system since purchasing the property.
Our goal is to make our vacation guests feel right at home when they come to visit!
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: Dave Rose established vacation homes in Colorado and Kansas, through Red Hills Property, LLC, in an effort to help those that wish to travel and enjoy scenic areas of those states. He wanted to provide people with a warm, family friendly place to stay. After spending a number of years on the road, he saw the importance of getting off the beaten path and enjoying life.
Dave and his sons joined United Country Real Estate in December 2006 with an office in Salina, Kansas. In April 2007 they opened their office in Coldwater, Kansas. In 2009 they added auction services to their operation. In February 2012 Dave had the honor of receiving the national 2011 Holcombe Award for exemplary management performance as an Area Vice President in service to United Country Real Estate. He was recognized in March 2014 with the 2013 Holcombe Award, joining a select few that have won the award twice during their management careers.
Prior to joining United Country Dave worked for Farm Bureau Financial Services as a Regional Claims Manager for 17 years, retiring in 2003. He managed claims offices in Salina, Osborne, Concordia and Manhattan. Prior to working for Farm Bureau, he enjoyed 8 years of service to our country in the US Navy aboard a nuclear fast attack submarine, the USS Scamp SSN-588 and on recruiting duty in Western Colorado.
He started a family owned and operated real estate business in 2003. In 2006 the small company was recognized as an Emerging Business of the Year and was nominated for the Plains Spirit Award by the Kansas Small Business Development Center. In June 2007 Governor Sebelius and the Kansas Department of Commerce recognized the company for the Business Achievement Award for service. The company was featured in a number of articles in the Salina Journal, Boston Globe, Yahoo News Technology section, on the front page of the Los Angeles Times and many other newspapers.
We hope you enjoy the Colorado Mountain Retreat and come back soon!!
Why the Owner Chose Florissant: While many vacation homes in Colorado are hemmed in with a curtain of pine trees and require driving miles of dusty, dirty back roads and even trails to reach them, the Colorado Mountain Retreat is conveniently located just off of Teller 1 Highway making it easy to reach with any type of vehicle, motorhome or motorcycle.
The home is located with expansive views of the mountains, stars and weather patterns. A 1 acre pasture north of the home has been fenced for equestrian enthusiasts to have a place for their favorite horses to relax and graze.
In the evenings guests are often delighted with the views of deer and occasional elk feeding down the hillside to the east. Some have awakened to see deer feeding in the yard in the early morning hours. Prairie dogs frolic in the pasture grass that surrounds the home, giving guests an up–close view of their busy lifestyle.
Those that enjoy star gazing enjoy the unobstructed views of the mountain sky with the faint glow of light to the east of Pikes Peak. The cool, clear mountain nights at 8,300’ elevation makes a warm jacket feel good, even in the summer.
Many guests enjoy the winding mountain drive to the quaint mining town of Cripple Creek with its many casinos, fine dining and entertainment. The sea food buffets on Friday and Saturday evenings draw raves from those that enjoy good food.
Whatever activity that you would like to enjoy, is likely within a short drive of the Colorado Mountain Retreat. Come and join us!!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
'Dave have had the best time in a very long time. For someone to turn their home over to strangers, has the best heart there is. Thank you so much for your hospitality.” Lynne H.
“I just wanted to tell you that my stay was very enjoyable, not only was the property fitting to my business needs, but due to people like you… I hope we cross paths again.” Stan C.
'Having a wonderful time! We LOVE the house.
Headed back to the Fossil Beds again today, our hike got rained out yesterday. Very interesting, I got a brochure to leave for you.' THE SISTERS
'We were delighted to be a part of your life by staying in your vacation rental. The arrangements and amenities provided were amazing and we truly enjoyed the short stay. Thanks a ton for the amazing hospitality.' Abhijith, Prince, Vipin & Family
'Thank you for a wonderful stay. The house is prefect for our sisters weekend. Hope to be back sometime.' Betty A.
'Your home out here is a perfect vacation retreat. Comfortable as well as spacious enough to relax. Thank you for allowing us to take it over this weekend.' Shirley G.
'Thank you for a beautiful stay in the meadow. Nice, comfortable house for all of us. Beautiful view!' Joyce H.
'Thanks for the wonderful place to have sister's weekend. The house was very nice and comfy!' Jane J.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful vacation house! We enjoyed exploring the area and mostly the relaxing home to just hang out. We will never forget our visit. PS: The Fossil Beds are a must see when visiting.' Carolyn K.
'Your vacation house is in a perfect location to visit all of the sights. I really enjoyed the stay with my sisters.' Elaine R.
'Great Place. Great Location. We had a nice time!' Brad & Liz W.
We hope that you can come enjoy one or more of our vacation retreats in Colorado and Kansas. Come as a stranger, but leave as a friend