3 bedrooms-sleeps 6 (Full, two twins, and a queen hide-a-bed),1 1/2 baths, full kitchen, laundry room, linens and cookware provided, wifi, cable.
I am so pleased to share my second home with you here in beautiful Beulah Valley!!! This is not the average vacation rental as I do live here part of the year. This property has been part of Beulah's history for about 100 years, and for the last 35 years, my family has had the privilege of being it's caretaker. (A copy of 'From Mace's Hole To Beulah' is a wonderful historical background of Beulah, and is available for you to read during your stay. Page 150 is about my Grandfather and grandmother, Joe and Katherine Mehring.) Also, we have a variety of wildlife for your enjoyment. The deer are always plentiful, and you'll often see several sets of twins or triplets romping in the hayfield. They may seem tame, but never attempt to feed or touch any deer, just take a few photos from a safe distance and enjoy their beauty as a spectator. Bear are also common in the valley. Although it's not quite Yellow Stone park, we get our share. Do not leave garbage out: Do not leave picnic food unattended: Do not try to get closer for a better shot - trust me, just get a better camera, and stay back!. Lion are less frequently seen here in town, but the same rules apply as for the bear. Other critters may include skunks, raccoons, turkey, rabbits, fox, squirrels, bobcats, and unfortunately, a few mice (sorry, we do our best, but this is the country.) Some of the amenities our cottage offers are cable TV, wireless internet, washer/dryer, dog pen, horse corral, 3 minutes from Post Office, general store, two restaurants, coffee shop and antique shopping. A short 30 minute drive offers mountain lake fishing, golf, theatres, and museums, and only an hour away is the famous Royal Gorge Bridge or Bishop's castle! We are pet friendly with a $200 refundable deposit and proper health papers. This is truly a one-of-a-kind vacation spot, and one of the best kept secrets in the beautiful mountains of colorado!
The driveway and yard are large and allow for plenty of parking. You are allowed to hike the fields, but no vehicles please, as I harvest the hay crop several times per year. I do keep the basement area locked inside and the outbuildings are for private storage only. Visitors are welcome to use the gas grill - extra propane is in the back porch closet - you will need to light it by hand, as the auto-light feature is broken.
I have a sheet with local attractions, phone #'s, etc. inside the china hutch top drawer. Pueblo is about a 20 minute drive - Colorado City about the same - San Isabel Lake and Bishops Castle 30 minutes via 12 mile. (Ask at the local General Store.)
The nicest thing about Beulah, is the peace and quiet. Mountain View Cottage is close to amenities, but secluded from noise and bustle.
Other things to note:
At certain times during the summer, we have 'box elder bugs'. They do not bite, but can be a little annoying as they crowd into warm areas during the evening. My water well is about 1/4 of a mile at the bottom of the field and runs off a pressure tank up to the house, therefore, the water pressure systematically fluctuates from a trickle to Niagra Falls - so be prepared! Always keep in mind that we are not the Mariott - Mountain View Cottage is a quaint, little old farm house property with lots of characters and quirks!