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Historic Olde Poste in Cascade

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)

Base your vacation from OLDE POSTE COTTAGE -- site of Cascade's old post office in the heart of historic Cascade, at the foot of the Pike's Peak Highway. This Victorian cottage, restored and furnished to reflect its genteel past, will return you to an earlier time in Cascade's history when folks came up Ute Pass to vacation among the mountain Ponderosa, away from the bussle of city life. The livingroom walls display prints and photos of Cascade and Olde Poste Cottage from the Ute Pass Historical Society, as well as chronicling the drama of the American Post from the Revolution, through the exciting Pony Express, to the color and charm of the stamps and postcards found in today's U.S. Post Office. The cottage's bedrooms are lovingly decorated to make you feel welcome and comfortable.

Perfect for four adults and up to three kids, or three couples, this historical Victorian cottage will be your headquarters for both summer and winter activities in the Manitou/Colorado Springs and the Pike's Peak region. (see the AREA ACTIVITIES' button on our Happy Trails webpage for great links and discount coupons).

The Cottage is completely furnished with everything you need to be comfortable on your vacation. You'll want to return again and again!

LINK TO COTTAGE'S OWN WEB PAGE, 'Olde Poste Cottage information', AT BOTTOM)

GUEST COMMENTS SAY IT ALL:

'Everything was so wonderful. The kids loved not being stuck in a hotel room. You guys were so helpful.' TANYA, Dallas, TX

'Thanks for a nice cozy place to stay for both our families. All the extra touches were appreciated.' GARY & TWILA, Scottsdale, AZ

'Very lovely home. The house is very homey and very clean. Beds are comfortable and it's big enough for two families. Thank you -- we are looking forward to staying again.' BRIAN, JOSEPHINE, HAYDEN & BRENDA, Queen Creek, AZ

'Nice decorations. Enjoyed our stay here very much.' LOIS & FAMILY, Flower Mound, TX

'Thanks for providing us such a lovely place to stay! We had everything we needed (the wireless is a huge plus) and best of all, a comfortable place to 'come home' after a day of adventure. Looking forward to seeing you next time we are in the area. God willing!' MARYANNE (on behalf of everyone in our families), Ronkonkoma, NY & Houston, TX

'What a lovely home! We had a great time over Parent's Weekend (our son is in his third year at the Air Force Academy). The amenities of the cottage gave me the chance to 'spoil him' with a few home-cooked meals and I even made cinnamon rolls from SCRATCH! As always, time has gone so quickly! The memories and pictures of lovely late summer in Colorado will be cherished ones.' Ft Wayne, IN

'What a great place for a Christmas Vacation. Your hospitality was wonderful and the Olde Poste worked out great for our family. Location could not have been better...a full week of excitement - all within 10 miles.' JASON & FAMILY, Tomball, TX

'Michael and Maria were married at the Wines of Colorado and had a wonderful stay here. Thanks so much!' Ft Worth - Dallas, TX

'Steve, Cathy & Family enjoyed staying in your vacation house very much. It was like home away from home. We would like to stay here again. It has a warm touch. Thank you so much.' Papillion, NE

'The Poste Cottage is adorable! With three young boys in our group, this was a solid arrangement.' ANN M, Washington, DC

'Great time! Very comfortable home - great location, central to everything we wanted to see and visit. The Pantry Restaurant was out of this world! Garden of the Gods was spectacular. Pikes Peak Highway was so much fun! Casa Grande Mexican food in Woodland Park was yummy! We'll be back in the fall.' Ho-Sing-Lay Family, Lyman, NH

'We were here for USAFA graduation. We are so proud of our graduate. Thank you for providing us a cute house for us to stay. The kids really enjoyed the back room. Also, loved playing horseshoes and exploring the back yard. Thanks again!' Hansens & Lymans, South Elgin, IL

'We love the Olde Poste Cottage! It was so much more cozy and warm than any hotel! It was fantastic being able to cook meals for the whole family. Can't find a better location; we were never in the car too long on our way to touristy stuff. Thanks for providing a wonderful place for our family to make memories in.' Wegers, Magallons & Brantleys - TX & FL

“We had an AWESOME time on our vacation! The cottage was a perfect home-away-from-home. The location here is excellent and the owners were very helpful (yes, we tried the hike at Crags!) and attentive. We grilled out twice during our stay and enjoyed meals at “home” each night of our stay. We loved the attractions too – Garden of the Gods, Cliff Dwellings, Cave of the Winds, Cog Railway, Seven Falls. Also went horseback riding and whitewater rafting with Noah’s Ark in Buena Vista, and saw Royal Gorge and Molly Kathleen Mine in Cripple Creek. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!!” Matt & Martha Cummings & Family – Memphis, TN

Keywords: House, cottage

More Details

Owner
George and Lynn Wood
Member since: 2007
Speaks: german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2017

About George and Lynn Wood

George and Lynn are not Colorado natives, but this is Home. George first came to Colorado to attend the USAF Academy in 1965. After graduation he was briefly stationed in Colorado as a young Intelligence officer prior to his assignment to Korea. After Korea and training in counter-insurgency, George served in Southeast Asia. His next assignment was in Hawaii where he met and married Lynn, who had been teaching at the University of Hawaii. A son and daughter soon rounded out their ohana. In 1978, a visit with friends in Colorado convinced them that this was eventually to be their permanent home. 14 years later, after living overseas, experiencing many cultures, and watching the Soviet empire fall, they finally made it to Colorado! They originally bought their Woodland Park and Cascade houses in 2002 as long-term rentals, but found that converting them to comfortable refuges for vacationers offered them better opportunities to meet and interact with great families from all over the world. George is now retired; he and Lynn have raised and shown some wonderful Bernese Mountain Dogs, in addition to having the honor and pleasure of hosting many visitors to our corner of paradise.

George and Lynn Wood purchased this house in 2002

Guestbook comments from the owner

(from Guestbook) "This is a fantastic little place! Every year we visit Colorado for the Hill Climb and this is the first time we’ve stayed at the Olde Poste. During our stay this year we enjoyed breakfast each day in the house as well as a lunch and dinner. VERY HOMEY! Olde Poste is a great location for tons of awesome sight-seeing! We recommend Boriello Brothers Pizza (on Platte) to anyone who needs a break from cooking. We’ll return to Olde Poste again! Wonderful vacation!"
Jul 2016
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Amenities

Cascade House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk is double on bottom, single on top
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Upon request, Bunk Bed (1) One twin (single)/full-futon (double) bunk(sleeps 3)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.6842103 based on 39 reviews
5

Cozy house perfect for spending time together in a beautiful setting.

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Our son is a doolie at the US Air Force Academy, and this was our first Parent's Weekend. We were able to be with our son over 5 days, including 3 days where he could leave campus and stay with us. My mother joined us for the trip, so we knew we wanted something much different than a couple of hotel bedrooms. We wanted to be able to be together, yet allow our son time to go off on his own. As a doolie, he would need to get in full dress uniform to go out, so we knew we wanted to mostly stay in. The house was perfect for this, with a small but functional kitchen, a small dining table in the living space with a couch and chair and TV. We played cards, we read books, and we even watched several Harry Potter movies much to the delight of our son. The 3 separate bedrooms allowed our son to chill by himself when he needed, and yet join us when he wanted to be part of the family. The small washer/dryer combination came in handy as it allowed us to wash all his clothes, something that is not easy for a doolie.

The house is an easy 35 minute drive to the USAFA campus, and only 15 minutes from the heart of Colorado Springs. It is in a beautiful setting with mountain views in all directions. It is right off the highway, so the road noise is very noticeable. But we weren't bothered by that much, and were able to leave the front door open frequently without any issue. The house is in good repair for something more than 100 years old. The WiFi is fast enough to stream movies. The furnishings are eclectic but functional and comfortable.

Overall, we truly enjoyed our stay and it was exactly right for our purposes.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy little vacation home

  • 5 of 5

For travelers on a budget, this was a great place to stay. It is laid out very well and had all we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Great Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to take our 5 young adult children for a quick getaway before they all get back to college - this cottage was perfect for us. Your hospitality was amazing! Can't say thank you enough for this property being available for us to use, we don't like staying in hotels, and our kids loved the feeling of being at 'home' after a day out on the trails. Thanks again for helping us make some memories with our family!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

There were 7 of us and we loved our stay at the Olde Poste in Cascade. It is very close to The North Pole, Pikes Peak, Cave of the Winds and Downtown Manitou Springs. The owners provided everything that we needed. It was wonderful having a washer and dryer and being able to cook a meal. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Close to all amenities

  • 5 of 5

Great location to the Highway and all the local attractions. House was perfect and our family felt right at home! We spent every night on the front porch enjoying the wildlife and the cool breeze! Everything you need is provided! Thanks for the trip of a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Great little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time! This is right off Ute Pass and close to all of the things first timers (or multiple timers like us) in Colorado Springs want to do! The cottage is clean and comfortable. It was the perfect size for our family. There were 5 of us total that stayed and there would've been room for more:)

The porch with the grill was a major bonus for us. We love to grill! It also has a washer/dryer. Major plus! George is really nice and helpful. Overall, it was a great experience with Olde Poste!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Wines of Colorado
Car: necessary

Centrally located to attractions: 8 minutes down Ute Pass from Woodland Park, 5 minutes up from Manitou Springs and 10 minutes from Colorado Springs. 1.2 miles to Pikes Peak Toll booth: 9 miles drive to the top of Pikes Peak on the Pikes Peak Hill Climb highway Visit Santa's Workshop and the North Pole, take the Pikes Peak Highway to Catamount Lake or all the way to the Pike's Peak Summit. (See the Area Activities button on our website for a comprehensive page of links to Pike's Peak regional activities).

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $95
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 5.72%

The first 50% of the stay is due 90 days prior to arrival with the final due 15 days prior.
Please call if you have further questions or you would like to make a reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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