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The Gathering Place in Briargate - Minutes from the Air Force Acadamy

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, sleeps 14

The ambiance of our home has often been described as "comfortably elegant." This warm, welcoming environment has plenty of space to spread out during the day, and a wonderful dining room for everyone to come back together at meal time. Whether you are dining together inside or sitting around the fire-pit on the deck outside, this home is comfortable and inviting. Two living areas means the kids and the adults each have a place to gather and enjoy the blessing of fellowship. The main level includes a well-appointed kitchen with a large refrigerator, two ovens, microwave and coffee maker. It also includes a study that could easily be transformed into a spare bedroom. The large den is comfortable and roomy and connects to the two-car garage, half-bath, and laundry room with front load machines. The crowning jewel of the main level is the 16 foot long, hardwood dining table that seats 18 people comfortably--we have seated up to 24 diners. The finished basement includes two bedrooms, a full bath, a large living area, and a wet bar with a refrigerator and coffee maker. Upstairs you will find the master bedroom and bath, and three more bedrooms with a shared full bath. Outside is a beautifully appointed deck with a gas fire pit, gas grill, and plenty of seating for meals or relaxing in the cool Colorado evening.

Home Features

* Large deck with built in natural gas fire pit, dining area and gas grill

* Fully Air-Conditioned

* Fully stocked kitchen including a variety of spices and condiments with seating for 6+

*Large Dining Room with Harvest Table that comfortable seats 18 but we have fed 24.

* Free WiFi

* Laundry Room with Front Load Washer and Dryer and Sink

* Easy Access to the freeway and the many area attractions

* Comfortable beds and new linens

* Nearby hiking trails and 30 minutes from the popular Manitou Springs Incline (Earn your bragging rights!)

* Premiere shopping, breakfast, restaurants and coffee shop within 5 minutes of the house and mall and movie theaters 5 minutes in another direction.


* 5 minutes to the South gate at Air Force Academy

* 15 Minutes to Downtown

* 20 minutes to Garden of the Gods

* 30 minutes to Colorado Springs Airport

* 1 hour and 30 minutes to Denver Airport

Sleeping Arrangements

Main Floor:

- Office/Library for the private/quiet time. Can put a blow up or sleeping pad for extra guest.

- Additional half bath on main floor

Lower Level:

- Full Wet Bar with Coffee Maker, Refrigerator and Microwave

- One full bath with shower

- One bedroom has a spacious king bed

- One bedroom has two twins and a sitting area

- The couch is a sleeper that will sleep 2

Upper Level

- Full Bathroom with shower/tub combo

- The Master has a King size bed and a sitting area and 5 piece en suite

- One bedroom has a queen

- One bedroom has a queen

- One bedroom has a crib and twin over twin bunk beds.

More Details

Curtis & Lorie Phillips
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Curtis & Lorie Phillips

We are retired Navy and moved here to attend Bible College. We have four daughters and three grandchildren and have done a lot of living in this home. This home is Blessed and I hope you will feel welcome here.

Curtis & Lorie Phillips purchased this house in 2013

Why Curtis & Lorie Phillips chose Briargate

We have put a lot of sweat into making this house feel homey and comfortable. The large dining room is the best for a large crowd and people love gathering here to make special memories.

What makes this house unique

This home is comfortable and sturdy. We decorated our home to make our family and grand babies feel very welcome. They really can't hurt much. It is very close to the highway which makes it easy to get to any of the local attractions.


Briargate House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please don't park in front of the mailboxes...the neighbors will come over and ask you to move it.
  • The pillows and blankets can be used on the deck around the fire pit....please bring them back inside each evening and before you leave.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Main level half bath - toilet
    Upstairs full bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks
    Basement full bath - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Master bedroom and bath - 1 king
    Upstairs bedroom #2 - 1 queen
    Basement bedroom #1 - 1 king
    Basement bedroom #2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 baby crib , 1 bunk bed
    Upstairs bedroom #3 - 1 queen
  • Alternate bedroom in the main level study for inflatable/portable bed There is also a queen sleeper sofa in the basement. There are extra queen sheets in the upstairs closet. There are two foam mattresses in the basement closet for your convenience that are good for kids to sleep on. Twin sheets can be found in the bathroom closet in the basement.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
Minutes from the Air Force Academy, parks and athletic facilities.


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The Gathering Place in Briargate - Minutes from the Air Force Acadamy
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Family Wedding

  • 5 of 5

This was such a beautiful home and we extremely enjoyed it. My family came to town for my daughter's wedding and it was the perfect place for everyone to gather after busy days full of activities. The dining room table was by far the best. It was so nice all of us could be together in one place. I definitely recommend this home for anyone with large families and those without. It is perfectly charming and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. I am so glad that we were able to be a part of your special occasion. A wedding is such a joyful time and we are happy you chose our home. Blessings to you and the happy couple.
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House was beautiful and well stocked. Great location with plenty of parking.

  • 4 of 5

Only problems were the master bedroom bath tub not working as it should and washing machine not working. Going to laundry mat for a large family took time and was an unexpected cost.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central Kansas

This property was ideal for our family of 14 as we enjoyed our time in Colorado Springs. Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean and well stocked. The owners were so gracious as they checked in with us to make sure we had everything we needed. There were several places our entire group could meet together. We had 17 people at the dinner table several times and each of us had plenty of room. The deck and back yard were awesome gathering places as well. We would highly recommend this property to anyone who will be vacationing in Colorado Springs.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Briargate Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Colorado Springs was an ideal location and the Briargate house was an ideal home for a reunion of our family of fourteen, ages 3 to 70, from Washington, California, and Virginia. We had a wonderful four days. We loved the huge dining room table, the deck with firepit, the large kitchen, and the spacious basement. About the only things we can think of that would have made our experience even better would have been a less soft mattress in the master bedroom and four full bathrooms rather than 3 and 1/2.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Totally awesome!!!! Everything we needed and more!!! Very homey and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed and more! Totally awesome vacation!

Would come back in a heartbeat! Even though it rained every day we were there, we found plenty to do

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for visiting us. I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves. 😄
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Graduation family fun with no hassles

  • 5 of 5

We had a graduation party, birthday party, and family get together and it was great. The owner where accommodating, easy to reach if needed. The best part was in the evening when we would go outside and start the fire and just sit, talk and laugh. I really have nothing bad to say. i could not of ask for a better place to stay and better people to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet, I am so glad you enjoyed the house. You all were awesome and you dealt with our issues with such grace. Congratulations again to you and your daughter....blessings to all of you. :)
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Colorado Springs
Car: necessary

We are just minutes from the South Gate of the AFA, the interstate, the mall and movie theater. There is also the Promanade Shops of Briargate with high end shopping and dining.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Property Damage Insurance $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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