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Mountain Lodge, on-Site Recreation, Sleeps 14

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Big - sleeps 14 - enjoy this private back yard - great for large groups

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Last updated: 12/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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Woodland Park house description

Sun Mountain Retreat

This spacious residence has easy access, yet it is secluded in the mountains where you bask in clean air and brilliant winter sun.

The backyard forms your own private park. You can relax while your children are engrossed with the excitement of their own secluded space. The large log playground provides swings for tiny tots to adults. Logs form a balance bridge, slide pole, a sliding board, climbing tires. The concrete basketball court has two baskets. Equipment is available to set up tether ball, volleyball or badminton. The treehouse is a cozy hide-a-way. National Forests border the property and provide hundreds of acres of hiking. A treasure map leads the adventurous through the mountains to an old gold mine and 'treasure.' There are hammocks, a campfire pit, lawn chairs, a miniature waterfall, gas grill. For winter fun there are sleds and snow tubes. We are located in the beauty of Ute Pass.

Relaxation is enriched with our spacious spa / game room. There you can soak in our hot tub where you can listen to music as you cheer on your friends playing ping pong or working out on various exercise machines. There is a child's foosball and air hockey table plus an adult foosball table and 8-foot slate pool table.

Since your vacation is a time for rest, we splurged on the bedding. Memory-foam on the mattresses provides form-fitting support. The beds are covered with fluffy down comforters. Sleep in the unique, theme-decorated bedrooms - each is an imagination experience.

'King’s Crown' room has a king-sized bed. 'Country Garden' has two queen size, canopy beds. 'Grandma’s Attic' has two twins, one of which is an adjustable bed that can be positioned for special sleeping needs. 'Wilderness Trail' has two twin beds. 'Mountain Adventure' has two twin beds inside a large tent. Finally, one of the living rooms has a queen-size hide-a-bed.

The house is specially designed to be environmentally friendly. Sun rays flood the house with toasty warmth during the winter, and in the summer the house is naturally cooled. Laundered linens are dried on a line in the fresh mountain air. Woodland Park, our nearby 'City Above the Clouds,' boasts an average of 300 sunny days per year, more than San Diego, CA or Miami Beach, FL.

In the summer the 8500 foot elebation means pleasant days and cool nights. Another benefit of our high eleveation, recent studies show that obese people can quickly lose weight and keep it off for weeks afterwards by spending time at higher altitudes.

Our expansive solar windows take advantage of the sun and clean mountain air. Through them you look on to your private yard. There is no central heating system, so on those occasional winter days when the sun is hidden, you set individual heaters in the rooms or better yet, your family will gather around your glowing fire in the wood stove. 'Roughing it' never felt so good.

The home is well stocked with a big commercial stove, bread maker, large cooking pans, commercial steamer, crock pot, blender, toaster, microwave - equipment that surpasses most home kitchens. Plus we supply a good supply of your basic staple foods so you generally need to buy mostly just meat, produce and dairy. There is baby equipment: high chair, crib, backpack baby carrier, stair guards.

We, the owners/managers live nearby so are immediately available to provide for your every need.

Keywords: Eco friendly, solar heat, on-site recreation, large house, borders National Forest

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered
              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Our home is designed for family fun. Lots of mountain hiking is available on the neighboring National Forest. There are recreational choices on-site for all ages. Especially popular is the treasure hunt through National Forest to an old gold mine. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Air Hockey
                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Foosball
                  • Game Room
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Music Library
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Pool Table
                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • Toys
                  • VCR
                  • Video Games
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Forests
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain
                  • Mountain View:

                    Sun Mountain is at the base of Pikes Peak....moreless

                  • Rural

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Whitewater Rafting

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 14 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Backpack
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Firewood
                  • Fitness Room / Equipment
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking On Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Shampoo
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Wood Stove

                  Kitchen

                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Child's Swing
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio
                  • Sand Box
                  • Small Cooler

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub
                  • Indoor Hot Tub
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.7
                  from 22 traveler reviews
                  I found a reading buddy at the top of the stairs 10/02/2009

                  VRBO Bear stayed here:


                  Sun Mountain Retreat is a delightful family getaway, especially when you have a passel of cubs to entertain. We had bearly parked before the entire brood was racing for the enormous play structure, tree house, game room and hot tub. The house is warm and inviting, and we immediately felt welcome and at home. The comfortable beds are perfect for hibernating. But you won’t want to spend all your time indoors, or you would miss out on the gorgeous vistas waiting just outside the door, including the deer that greeted us through our window one morning. Don’t pass up the kid-friendly comfort and adventure awaiting you at Sun Mountain Retreat.

                  The VRBO Bear
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas
                  Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $360
                  $1,995
                  New Years
                  Dec 27 - Jan 5, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $360
                  $1,995
                  Summer
                  May 15 - Sep 15
                  4 night min stay
                  $360
                  $1,995
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $270
                  $1,190 $3,600
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 3.9%

                  Notes:

                  Any reservations could require a refundable damage deposit of $300 to $500. If you choose to pay by credit card, you will be charged the 2.5% booking fee.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 12/06/2014
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                  Location

                  24 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  90 Miles
                  Nearest Ski

                  Car: Necessary

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1985

                  About the owner: We, Bob and Karen Magistrelli, built Sun Mountain Retreat for our family home. God carried us through the unknowns of construction - working miracles all along the way. We designed the home for kids - where they could be safe and have fun. We raised our seven children and numerous foster children here Years later we moved nearby to a home where we now take in men coming out of prison. We help the men start life over after years of isolation from society. Our income from Sun Mountain helps to provide for the needs of these men.

                  Why the Owner Chose Woodland Park:
                  When our family home, now Sun Mountain Retreat, was no longer needed by the family, we could not bear to sell it, despite multiple buyer requests. We love this area and we love our family home. Our seven children are grown and settling in the immediate area. Making Sun Mountain a vacation home has involved all our children. Running it has been a great joy to us as we see our guests enjoying our home as much as we did.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Our most unique offering is the wide range of fun family activities right at our home - from a private backyard park to a large indoor recreation room and spa. Our home is central to a wide range of activities. Guests can enjoy the city offerings of beautiful Colorado Springs and can also be challenged with the outdoor activities of the mountains that surround us. Our home was designed to conserve our limited natural resources - as a 'green' home our guests can know they are part of needful conservation.


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                  Photos

                  • Big - sleeps 14 - enjoy this private back yard - great for large groups

                    Big - sleeps 14 - enjoy this private back yard - great for large groups

                  • The front of the lodge shows it nestled in the mountain slope with Pikes Peak in the background.

                    The front of the lodge shows it nestled in the mountain slope with Pikes Peak in the background.

                  • Our home borders 1000's of acres of National Forest.  A short hike and - Oh, what beauty.

                    Our home borders 1000's of acres of National Forest. A short hike and - Oh, what beauty.

                  • Behind the tree house - basketball court and tether ball

                    Behind the tree house - basketball court and tether ball

                  • Your kids will love this large, private playground.  Also enjoy - our basketball court, tether ball, volleyball and more.

                    Your kids will love this large, private playground. Also enjoy - our basketball court, tether ball, volleyball and more.

                  • This large country kitchen is fully equipped for large family cooking.

                    This large country kitchen is fully equipped for large family cooking.

                  • The masterful interior decorating makes for a cozy, restful feel in the hall balcony.

                    The masterful interior decorating makes for a cozy, restful feel in the hall balcony.

                  • Twin beds in 'Wilderness Trail' room.

                    Twin beds in 'Wilderness Trail' room.

                  • 'Grandma's Attic' with twin beds contains the old trunk with dress-up clothes - just like at Grandma's house.

                    'Grandma's Attic' with twin beds contains the old trunk with dress-up clothes - just like at Grandma's house.

                  • The mountain mural outside your tent - what a way to rough it.

                    The mountain mural outside your tent - what a way to rough it.

                  • Cook on large, gas grill; eat at the picnic table, then sit and chat

                    Cook on large, gas grill; eat at the picnic table, then sit and chat

                  • Oh, how we love the mountains.  We are close to town, but feel so secluded.

                    Oh, how we love the mountains. We are close to town, but feel so secluded.

                  • Oh, the fun of Colorado snow settling over our spacious, but cozy home.

                    Oh, the fun of Colorado snow settling over our spacious, but cozy home.

                  • A short walk takes you here - This is why we love the mountains.

                    A short walk takes you here - This is why we love the mountains.

                  • Ping pong, air hockey, hot tub, 'wild horses' - fun for everyone

                    Ping pong, air hockey, hot tub, 'wild horses' - fun for everyone

                  • Spa/game room looks over the kids playing in the backyard park

                    Spa/game room looks over the kids playing in the backyard park

                  • An environmentally friendly, cheery home with big, open space for family gatherings.

                    An environmentally friendly, cheery home with big, open space for family gatherings.

                  • Living room on lower level.  See TV hidden under the stairs.  At top and bottom of stairs are child-safety gates.

                    Living room on lower level. See TV hidden under the stairs. At top and bottom of stairs are child-safety gates.

                  • Did we mention big and sunny?  In the 'Country Garden' room, two queen size beds fit easily.

                    Did we mention big and sunny? In the 'Country Garden' room, two queen size beds fit easily.

                  • This king size bed in 'King's Crown' room is on the main floor - no steps.

                    This king size bed in 'King's Crown' room is on the main floor - no steps.

                  • Hey kids!  Wanna sleep in a tent?  'Mountain Adventure' room sleeps two in the tent.

                    Hey kids! Wanna sleep in a tent? 'Mountain Adventure' room sleeps two in the tent.

                  • Queen size hide-a-bed in this upstairs balcony.  Old coal-mining artifacts decorate the walls.

                    Queen size hide-a-bed in this upstairs balcony. Old coal-mining artifacts decorate the walls.

                  • Regulation size pool table

                    Regulation size pool table

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                  This listing was first published here in 2005.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

                  $270 - $360 per night (USD)
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                  5 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 14

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                  Speaks: english
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