"We rented this cabin for 6 days, 5 nights, and honestly we loved every minute. We had some great visits to Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Garden of the Gods, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Cripple Creek and Mollie Kathleen Goldmine, Mueller State Park, and Pikes Peak, and more; and it was all within reasonable and in some cases- short driving distance. So, five stars for location. 25 stars for views- there were hummingbirds constantly, and even beautiful double rainbows. I cannot explain how refreshing the view and the air was. Our kids are older- 9 and 13, and enjoyed exploring the wooded areas close to the house. They also enjoyed the game room, and we had some fun games of pool and ping pong; as well as monopoly. It was great family time. While there is so much to do nearby, we found ourselves taking a few touristy things off the list so we could enjoy the house more. Since our whole family is musical, we also enjoyed the piano. The kitchen is completely stocked with everything you could need to prepare great meals- double oven, gas grill, tons of utensils... I found that I had over prepared and packed things that were already available. There's really only Walmart and Safeway in Woodland Park for groceries- there was a smaller grocer in town, but they don't carry much, so plan accordingly. The only struggles we faced was that the only bathroom was downstairs (we knew that going in) but going up and down those stairs every time left us pretty winded since we're from flat ol' Texas. :) I would also have liked to have a couple of drawers to unpack the suitcase in the main level bedroom, but that is a personal preference. And the shower is quite tight- for my 6' 2" hubby. Other than that, we absolutely loved every minute- the hot tub is amazing. You cannot beat the views (but take some bug spray!) and my boys had their first cups of coffee from the well stocked coffee/tea bar. We had no issues with the driveway, but we do have an SUV and were there in July, so no snow. Carrie and Mark have great guides and instructions for everything, so we felt right and home and communication throughout booking and our stay was outstanding, and I feel like we made some new friends from afar. I'm sure I've forgotten to mention something here, but it really was a lovely stay and we would definitely go back. We are especially missing that cooler air and showers now that it's the heat of August in TX. Thank you Carrie and Mark for allowing us to stay!"
Guest: Amanda H.
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: August 7, 2015