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Sit on Your Deck in an Alpine Forest & Next to Mountain Stream

Westcliffe, CO, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, fully furnished 1800 square foot home, sits on 2 acres bordering the national forest and right beside Venable Creek. The master bedroom has a king bed, walk in closet and full bath. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a washer and dryer. Attached to the kitchen are a dining room with a view and a living room with a wood burning fireplace. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms. Located in an alpine setting, it is less than 0.5 mile from the Venable, Comanche and Rainbow trail head. Direct TV with all available channels on flat screen TVs in living room and kids bunk room.

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Property Manager

Richard Kastendieck

Member Since 2010
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Richard Kastendieck

I grew up in a military family and traveled the world. I later joined the Navy myself and spent 12 years as a fighter/attack pilot flying off of aircraft carriers. After the Navy I spent 28 years with Continental Airlines (27 as a Captain ) flying Domestic and International routes. I currently live in Denver.

Richard Kastendieck purchased this House in 2002

Why Richard Kastendieck chose Westcliffe

Primarily the beautiful stream but also the seclusion and quiet.

What makes this House unique

Sitting on 1.8 acres of land the Venerable Cabin has a serene and relaxed feeling creating a time for family games and memory-making experiences. We love spending Thanksgiving at the cabin. Westcliffe is a sleeping jewel in a beautiful valley with magnificent mountains. The community recently received International Dark Skies recognition for the communities shaded lighting which preserves the night time views of the Milky Way and the stars above creating an incredible and moving experience. Summertime in the small town of Westcliffe has offered us a variety of activities. With an outdoor theatre in the park, The Blue Grass Festival, Western Days, Movies at the local theatre, along with local fun unique shops. Visit this website to learn more about Westcliffe's attractions. Http://westcliffe-colorado.com/Attractions.html We Love Enjoying the dry heat of the summer days along with the cool nights, listening to the stream in the background, and coming in the fall and see the spectacular sight of the Aspens turning to gold.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 bunk bed
      • Bedroom 4
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3

        Location Type

          • Village
            The town of Westcliffe is 10 minutes away. Grocery store, restaurants, theater, bowling alley, bars and shopping.
          • Water View
            Venable stream runs right behind the rear deck.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        Large screen TV. Leather couch , leather easy chair and rocking chair.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Fireplace
                      • Parking
                        large parking area
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Fireplace
                        Plenty of wood supplied.


                          • Kitchen
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                            ice maker and water dispenser
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Table seats 8 with 2 more at the bar and look through to kitchen.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                    Library with numerous novels and history.
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Direct TV with all channels.
                                  • Stereo
                                    Small disc player.
                                  • Television
                                    Direct TV in living room as well as upstairs bedroom.
                                  • Video Library
                                    Numerous kid and adult videos available.


                                      • Balcony
                                        Outside master bedroom overlooks the stream.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Overlooks the stream.
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • churches
                                          • cinemas
                                          • festivals
                                          • library
                                          • live theater
                                          • museums
                                          • playground
                                          • recreation center
                                          • restaurants

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • antiquing
                                              • bird watching
                                              • boating
                                              • eco tourism
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • photography
                                              • scenic drives
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • walking
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • fitness center
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • laundromat
                                                  • massage therapist
                                                  • medical services

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • hiking
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • fly fishing
                                                      • freshwater fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • equestrian events
                                                      • hunting
                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • mountain climbing
                                                      • rafting
                                                      • rock climbing
                                                      • swimming

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        3 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Perfect location by trails and on the creek

                                                        Tim T.

                                                        I will definitely come back as there is so much to do and the house is so well cared for

                                                        Relax in the woods

                                                        John P.Houston, Tx

                                                        I have been staying in Westcliffe 2 months out of the year since 2006. I have always wanted to stay at this cabin, but it was more than my wife and I needed for ourselves. This year, I took the entire family (6 to 75) and we all enjoyed the place. Right next to the hiking trails, yet close enough to town if you needed something. If you want to relax and be free of the Internet, then this place will fit your needs. I do have a wife with disabilities, so the cabin can be challenging in that regard, but it is doable.


                                                        CindyClaremore, OK

                                                        This house was perfect for what we wanted! The location to the Rainbow Trail is ideal for hiking. We really enjoyed the stream behind the house, very relaxing sounds!


                                                        Westcliffe, CO, USA

                                                        We are located 1/4 mile from the Venable and Comanche trail head. Beautiful mountain trails following the streams. The Alpine Lodge and Restaurant are at the end of the road just 5 minutes away (excellent dining with a view of the valley) Learn more about Westcliffe and the activities by visiting http://www.colorado.com/cities-and-towns/westcliffe

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                                                        Property # 307569