Looking to get away for a quiet stay in the mountains, but still need to be close to civilization? This cozy cottage in scenic Palmer Lake is for you. We have just completed a total renovation inside, and have posted interior pictures. Be one of the first to stay in this BRAND NEW listing.
Location: Our cottage in Palmer Lake is less than 15 minutes from the North gate of the US Air Force Academy. It is 20 minutes from spots on the North side of Colorado Springs, including Briargate and Focus on the Family. Denver is 45 minutes to the North. Cave of the Winds, Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, Seven Falls, Woodland Park, and Manitou Springs are short drives away. There is a variety of restaurants in Palmer Lake, and many more in Monument, just a few minutes to the South. Denver International Airport is a little over an hour away, and Colorado Springs Airport is about 45 minutes away. Painted Mines Interpretive Park in Calhan is less than an hour away. Skiing is two hours away. A listing of attractions within a few hours of the cottage is available inside the cottage.
Accommodations: Our cottage can sleep eight, with six in bedrooms plus a full size sleeper sofa in the living room. Since the dining area accommodates six people, the ideal number of guests is six. The kitchen is fully furnished, with dishes, appliances, and cookware for any occasion. There are 2 1/2 baths, with linens for eight. Please note that the shower in the master bath is small (30" x 30"). WiFi is included, as is cable TV. There are TVs in the living room and master bedroom. The master bedroom has a king bed, there are twin bunk beds in the second bedroom and a queen bed in the loft bedroom upstairs. The duvet covers, sheets, and pillow cases are laundered between guests.
Outdoor Living: Enjoy the beautiful Colorado weather (not guaranteed) and scenery in the outdoor living space. You will have exclusive use of a large outdoor hot tub, gravel patio, and gas grill. The back yard is fenced, so kids will be safe to play outside. Walks or jogs on the quiet streets of Palmer Lake are relaxing and safe. We generally have very few annoying insects in Colorado, which helps make outdoor activities more enjoyable.
Recreation: If being in nature is in your vacation plans, there are three trailheads less than five miles from the cottage. The Palmer Lake Reservoir trailhead is a five minute walk away. The Limbaugh Canyon trailhead is a six minute drive. The Spruce Mountain Open Space trailhead is less than five miles to the North. From these trailheads you can access the vast network of trails in the Front Range of the Rockies, including hikes on Mt. Herman and along Rampart Range Road. You can hike mountains, climb boulders, investigate waterfalls, and explore caves. Palmer Lake has several parks to enjoy, including the park around its namesake lake, which is within walking distance of the cottage. Glen Park is a ten minute walk, and offers tennis courts, picnic areas, and a playground. The Santa Fe Regional Trail passes by Palmer Lake, and the trailhead is about 1.2 miles from the cottage. If you like jogging or biking or want an easy trail for kids to enjoy, it is perfect for you. You can actually travel from Palmer Lake through the edge of the Air Force Academy and all the way South to Colorado Springs (nearly 20 miles) on this trail, which is mostly level and covered with packed gravel and sand.
The Owners: John and Jennifer live in a neighboring town, about 15 minutes away. We are completely dedicated to making sure your vacation experience in Colorado is memorable. We are ready to meet your needs before, during, and after your stay, and attempt always to return calls and emails within an hour.