6) You'll Love Staying in Our 1899 Bear Creek Miner's Log Cabin
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
This is an authentic miner's log cabin built in the 1890s. Very few of these log homes are still standing.
We invite you to experience this little gem set on the edge of preserved land right in Colorado Springs. Outside the front door of the cabin is an unobstructed view of the mountains and forest in the canyon.
Welcome to our mountain getaway retreat in the city, in beautiful, safe Bear Creek Canyon. Minutes on side streets from Downtown, Old Colorado City, and Manitou Springs. No one seems to believe me when I say how near we are to everything you'd want to do in the Springs, yet you feel like you are deep in the Colorado country! The cabin is at the very end of Bear Creek Place, in a very quiet area, on a dead end road, and has only 4 houses nearby. There are no streetlights on Bear Creek Place, so it is totally dark at night, perfect for stargazing.
This cozy, light, bright, romantic, fully renovated 900 square foot cabin borders miles of parks and open spaces. It has wonderful character and some of the original features have been preserved such as the stone fire place and some exposed log walls. There is no carpeting, only gorgeous newer Austrian Pine floors throughout. There are vaulted ceilings and a fully updated modern kitchen and bathroom. The cabin is stocked with many extra amenities such as paper towels, laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent, shampoo, conditioner, napkins, spices and plastic bags! The bathroom has heated tile floors and a travertine marble tub/shower enclosure. There are air-conditioners in both the living room and the bedroom (which cool the whole cabin), and the cabin is very well insulated, so it cools down beautifully at night if you prefer to leave the windows open. In the daytime, simply close the windows and the cabin stays pretty cool. There are also skylights in the living room so it is very light and cheery!
The bedroom has a queen sized tempur-pedic mattress on the bed and is extremely comfortable. There is a pullout queen size sofa bed in the living room with a comfortable memory foam matress, so the cabin can accomodate up to four people in those two beds. There is also a twin bed in a small alcove off the bedroom. It has curtains that can be closed to separate it from the bedroom and can sleep one more person, but access is through the bedroom. Note: The bedroom walls do not extend all the way up to the cabin's cathedralled ceiling, so the bedroom is private, but not sound-proof. (I hope that makes sense)...
The cabin is furnished with a mix of contemporary pieces and wonderful antiques. There are even antique toys (have fun with them!)... There are two televisions, a 40' Flat Screen TV in the bedroom with a DVD player and a 22' flat-screen TV in the living room. Both TVs have full cable TV service. The cabin is also set up for wireless internet access so you can sit outside on the patio and surf the web...
The back yard is totally fenced with outdoor furniture and a barbecue grill for al fresco dining. Or you can sit at the outdoor table in the front of the house and gaze upon the canyon.
Located in spectacular Bear Creek Canyon, (one of two canyons in Colorado Springs), the cabin is steps from a lovely creek, wonderful hiking, picnicking by the creek, wildlife viewing, biking and exploring, yet it is less than five minutes from the nearest Wal-Mart, historic Old Colorado City and 10 minutes from exciting Manitou Springs with their wonderful restaurants, shopping, supermarkets and galleries. Garden of the Gods park, with its exquisite red rock formations, is a must see and it is less than 10 minutes away with a fantastic visitor's center. Downtown Colorado Springs is just a hop, skip and jump away, as well... The Air Force Academy is about 25 minutes north of us, and Colorado College is about 10 minutes away in the downtown area. The Olympic Training Center is east of the cabin and less than a fifteen minute drive.
Bear Creek Nature Center is right down the road, a wonderful place to take the kids! There is also a beautiful mountain zoo less than 15 minutes away near the historic Broadmoor hotel (a great place to go for a drink or a meal or just to walk around the gorgeous lake). The drive up Pikes Peak is also a great day trip, and the road to the top starts about 10 minutes from the cabin. Also in Manitou Springs is the Cave of the Winds, and the Cliff-dwelling museum, both great day trips with kids.
The cabin has limited parking so two cars maximum, please. Access is either by a relatively short ride on a dirt road or up a short paved road. Getting into the parking area in front of the cabin can be a bit of a maneuver, so you have to be careful when pulling up...
We allow pets, but if you are going to be leaving your dog in the cabin while you are out, we ask that the dog be contained in a pet kennel if it is a chewer or a pee-er... So, please let us know if for some reason you need a kennel during your stay and we will try to accomodate your pooch.
Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if cancellation is 60 days or more before arrival date. Cancelling 30-60 days before arrival date will result in forfeit of deposit. Cancelling within 30 days of arrival date is non-refundable unless we are able to re-book those days. There is a $50.00 processing fee for any cancellations.
Another note: Cell phone reception can be somewhat iffy... Texting always works. Sprint (which I have) works but you may have to move around to find a good reception location. Verizon seems to work better than Sprint.
Keywords: 1890's Miner's Log Cabin
Member since: 2010
- 900 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Travertine marble bath enclosure. Heated floor.
- Satellite / Cable
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 16 - May 14, 2017
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $75
- Pet Fee $75
- Taxes Not included
There is a $50 extra cleaning fee for pets...
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Pardon the corny photo from X-Mas at our daughter's house... We have 3 Corgi dogs of our own, all rescued from the Humane Society, and our daughter has a 4th Corgi, also a rescue... We take our 3 pups with us whenever we can, and they love taking long hikes with us around the Bear Creek Canyon area. We have been married for close to 30 years. We lived in New York City for our first 35+ years, and have lived in Colorado for the past 17 years. We love it here! (You will too!)
Why the Owner Chose Colorado Springs, CO, USA:
We purchased this wonderful property as a country getaway right in the city. We had fallen in love with Bear Creek Canyon park and Section 16 hiking trails and when this unique property came up for sale, we couldn't resist! It's only 10 minutes from our home in Colorado Springs, yet feels like it is a whole different world.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
This canyon is surrounded by open spaces and there are only 22 houses in the entire canyon so it is a very quiet area. We have 3 Corgi dogs (all rescue dogs, adopted at the Colorado Springs Humane Society), and we take them hiking up into the surrounding parks and mountains. We love the proximity to all that Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City and Manitou have to offer, yet feel as though we are living in a mountain chalet, miles from civilization!
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Entrance to Cabin
Living/dining room with cathedral ceilings, stone fire place & queen bed/sofa.
Living room looking into kitchen
Dining area in living room with lots of books in book case.
Kitchen with breakfast nook.
Kitchen with dishwasher, and black washer/drier at left. Fridge & stove at right
Bathroom with travertine marble tub enclosure
Bedroom looking at TV and alcove with twin bed. Antique toys on shelf to left.
View of Bear Creek Canyon Just Outside Our Cabin bordering protected land.
Bear Creek Canyon view from one of the many hiking trails right near our cabin!
Dirt road leading into canyon right outside the cabin.
A visitor just outside nearby.
Side of cabin as you drive up to Bear Creek Place
Living room with pull-out queen sofa bed and stone fire place.
Stone fire place in living room
Rustic armoire in living room filled with extra linens.
Bathroom with heated tile floor.
Bedroom with 42' TV & tempurpedic queen bed. Alcove with twin bed is to right.
Patio with front steps leading to driveway. All you can see is the canyon.
Fully fenced back yard with patio furniture and barbecue grill.
Rock formation just down the street from the Cabin near Bear Creek
Beautiful Bear Creek! The stream is a few hundred feet from the front door!
Me (Mark) walking with Dover, Ginger and Deedee in the canyon.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016
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