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"The Forest House", Magically Wooded, Hot Tub,Peak Views

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"The Forest House" on Enchanting Wooded Property with Peak Views and Hot Tub

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Last updated: 08/31/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Divide house description

We have named our mountain home "The Forest House" because of the enchanting and magical nature of the heavily wooded property with groves of aspen and pine. Deer and fox are frequent visitors to forage on the many varieties of wildflowers and wild raspberries. If you are fortunate, you may even see a bear!

From the secluded, large back deck, you can relax in the private hot tub and watch the squirrels at play and observe many species of the winged one from a true "birds eye view". Yet, your mountain retreat is easily accessible on a county maintained road, less than 1 mile off the main highway and midway between Divide and Cripple Creek, on the back of majestic Pikes Peak.

You are in the center of vacation paradise, with so much to do that you will want to come back again and again to experience all that this area has to offer! You are surrounded by state parks, hiking trails and back country 4-wheel roads. Even so, wonderful restaurants and attractions are only a short drive away as you are only 10 miles from historical Cripple Creek, 20 minutes from Woodland Park and 35 minutes from Manitou Springs.

The home has been newly painted, recarpeted and warmly decorated with Southwestern and Mountain art. At the end of a busy day, as you relax in the comfy, overstuffed sofa and warm by the crackling fire in the wood-burning fireplace, you can enjoy all the comforts of home with dish TV and a selection of DVD and VCR movies to watch. The bedding is comfortably set up with 2 Queens and 2 Twins, all with new pillow-top mattresses.

An extra full mattress is available for overflow sleeping options. The Master suite features double sinks and a garden tub and is decorated in a beautiful mix of old and new with the highlight being an oak highboy dresser with a marble top. The bed is warm and cozy with a down comforter and duvet set and the heavy pine rocker, with a 30 year history of soothing many fretful babies, is perfect for your morning cup of tea or an afternoon novel.

This mountain home is the perfect get-away to experience Colorado at its best, all Four Seasons of the year!!

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Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Mature dogs (2 maximum) will be considered. A small pet fee (usually $25 - $50) will apply depending on size/breed/age....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            You are welcome to smoke out on the deck...moreless

          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Coffee Maker/Toaster/Blender included as well as vacationers suppies of spices, cooking oil, coffee/tea, foil, plastic wrap and paper plates...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Deck Furniture

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                Large selection of classic and newer DVD/VHS...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (2) Direct TV in Living Rm and Master Bdrm...moreless

              Communications

              • Dialup Access:

                This can be provided upon request or phone line is available to use your own computer with dial up service....moreless

              • Telephone:

                Local phone, can also use dialup connection with your computer...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Hot tub on large and private back deck...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large, private deck with deck furniture overlooks a panorama of aspen and pine, great for bird and squirrel watching!...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Nestled among aspen and pine forests on the back of Pikes Peak, your leisurely walks will offer breathtaking views of the Peak as well as distant mountain ranges....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Cinemas
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Rafting
                      • Hunting
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hiking
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Boating
                      • Sledding
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Zoo
                      • Restaurants
                      • Live Theater
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Museums
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Spelunking
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.8
                      from 11 traveler reviews
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                      May 1-Sep 15 .. $150/nt-$900/week (based on 4 ppl) 2 nt min;4 nt min for holidays
                      Oct 31-Apr .. $115/night(based on 2 ppl)2 nt min; Holidays-High season rates apply
                      Sep 16-Oct 31...$125/nt based on 2ppl  Extra Person Charge:$5 per person per nt.  
                      $150 Damage Deposit; fully refundable if property is left as found with no damage
                      or missing items).  50% Deposit due at booking; balance due 45 days prior to
                      arrival.  Cancellations within 45 days of arrival are non-refundable unless
                      re-booked. Inquire about Pet fees and policy.
                      Weekly discounts available.  Cleaning fees start at $49 depending on party size
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Last updated: 08/31/2014
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                      Location

                      Snowshoeing, Rafting (2hrs), Downhill Skiing (2hrs), Area attractions include Gambling in Cripple Creek, The Dinosaur Museum, Mueller State Park, Florissant Fossil Beds, Seven Falls, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, North Pole, Cave of the Winds, Royal Gorge, Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, Molly Kathleen Gold Mine, Historical Victor, Gold Mines and Gold Belt Tour, Air Force Academy, Eleven Mile Reservoir

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1997

                      About the owner: Gay and Gary Liberty have recently moved to Woodland Park and personally manage and maintain their three vacation rental cabins in the Pikes Peak area. Gary is retired from Air Force Reserves and his civil service career as an aircraft mechanic. Gay has many years of experience in the hospitality field in both resort marketing and hotel reservations and front desk. They are delighted to share their love of the Colorado mountains and their love of each special cabin setting to ensure a memorable and relaxing vacation experience for their guests.

                      Why the Owner Chose Divide:
                      Gay had The Forest House built as a home for herself and her youngest son when she was newly divorced. She had already been living in Divide and Rainbow Valley since 1992...actually on the same street! She maintains many wonderful memories of this cabin as her home and can also tell some funny and not so funny stories about how she and her son were nearly homeless when the construction was behind schedule. Her two sons built the large back deck and she transplanted the wild raspberry bushes and built the rock planters herself...obviously with no prior experience! Gay left in 2001 and rented the cabin conventionally for a few years as she had married Gary and moved to his "house on the prairie" in Peyton, CO. In 2005, after some disappointing rentors, Gay and Gary decided to make it into a vacation rental and her old home was her own once again!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Gay's favorite memories of life at The Forest House center around being able to just wander off into the woods at a whim, in any direction! Gay knows all the little back ways to trails, and passages that really aren't trails, in the area! She learned the names of all the wildflowers and the mushrooms too. When the mushrooms are prolific, all the freezer space disappears and you would also find mushrooms drying all over the back porch! Of course, Gary isn't too keen on this as he never knows what is going to be disguised in his dinner! Gay and Gary love to stay here when they can and take leisurely walks, even if just the loop that the road makes. Another great memory about life at The Forest House is sleeping with all the window shades wide open and waking to the rosy pink glow of the "coupling" in the morning when all of a sudden all the birds start to sing. Also, this cabin was the childhood home of our springer spaniel, Tucker, who is now almost nine years old!


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                      • "The Forest House" on Enchanting Wooded Property with Peak Views and Hot Tub

                        "The Forest House" on Enchanting Wooded Property with Peak Views and Hot Tub

                      • Master Suite with Plush Bedding, Double Sinks and Garden Tub

                        Master Suite with Plush Bedding, Double Sinks and Garden Tub

                      • Cheery Dining area with seating for six persons

                        Cheery Dining area with seating for six persons

                      • Relax in the Hot Tub, Barbeque, Bird Watch or enjoy the Sun on lrg Private Deck

                        Relax in the Hot Tub, Barbeque, Bird Watch or enjoy the Sun on lrg Private Deck

                      • Warm & Cozy living area with wood burning fireplace and "Woodsy Decor"

                        Warm & Cozy living area with wood burning fireplace and "Woodsy Decor"

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                      Date last modified - Monday, January 27, 2014

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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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