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4 Bdrm Home on Treed 6.5 Acres 4 Miles from Air Force Academy

Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • Chateau / Country House5300 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps16
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

4 Bedrooms + pull outs, 4 Baths, Sleeps 12, plenty of floor space for extras

This spacious 5,300 sq ft home, built in 1981, sits on 6.5 acres among the majestic Ponderosa pines and Blue Spruce of the Black Forest in northern Colorado Springs. It boasts a balcony in the front looking out into the woods with enough seating for 12 and a porch on the back. Only 50 yards off the back porch, is Fox Run Regional Park which has two ponds, animerous gazebos, large meadows for playing sports, two playground areas, two trails through the woods for hiking, a good sized fenced dog park, and a picturesque view of Pikes Peak. You are sure to be comfortable in one of the four bedrooms, the well-lit living room or the lower floor family room.

Your vacation home is situated in the peaceful woods, yet is only 2 miles off of I-25 and gives you the amenities of a large grocery store, Wal-Mart, Bass Pro Shop, and a plethora of eateries five minutes away both West and South of the property. This up-scale home is ideal for attending Academy events or for exploring other area attractions including Garden of the Gods, Seven Falls, Cave of the Winds, Focus on the Family Visitor Center, and other wonderful Colorado Springs and Denver area attractions.

This is our home when there aren't any VRBO guests. We don't move completely out of our home but try to ensure there is room for you during your stay, feel free to slide our clothes to the side to make room in the closets and drawers, food, spices, and baking essentials in the refrigerator and cabinets are for your use. Just move them aside to make room for your cooking needs. Have a great stay with us.

Keywords: Spacious, picturesque, fully furnished, double oven kitchen solid oak trim throughout, mini-split heat pump for the upper level.


Pat & Lisa DiPaola

Member Since 2011
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Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Pat & Lisa DiPaola

We have been married for 37 wonderful years and God has blessed us with four amazing children an grandchild.

Pat & Lisa DiPaola purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1999

Why Pat & Lisa DiPaola chose Colorado Springs

We purchased this home so we could have enough room to spread out without bumping into our neighbors. The treed 600' front yard provides complete privacy from the road below. We loved the open floor plan of a passive solar house, the proximity to Fox Run Regional Park, and the quick access to so many things. We love it here and we think you will enjoy it too!

What makes this Chateau / Country House unique

Excellent location for participating in Air Force Academy activities such as USAFA Graduation and USAFA Parents Weekend. Less than 2 hour drive to Summit county ski and summer recreation areas; Breckenridge, Keystone, Winter Park, Copper, Vail, Beaver Creek. Aspen, and A-Basin.


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


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
      • Main Floor - Guest BDRM w/HDCP Equipted Walk-in Shower
        1 queen, Cable HDTV - Overlooks Waterfall into the reflection Pond
      • Lower LVL 1 BDRM w/Full Bath opens to Family and Game Room
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 2,500 sq ft 75% Sub-Grade Lwr flr with wood burning stove
      • Main Floor - MSTR BDRM
        1 king, Excellent view of Fox Run Park - HDTV w/Recorder 2 closets
      • Convertible bed(s)
        2 sleep sofa /futon, Sofa Pull out on lower floor / Futon on Upper Floor
      • 300 sq ft Upper Level w/BDRM & Full Bath
        2 twin/ single, View of Pike's Peak; Lg sitting area Digital TV w/recorder
      • Lower and Main Floors have 2,500 sq ft of floor space. (6) TV.s - HDTVs w/recorders in Main and lower floor BDRMS, Family Room, and living room. Digital TV w/recorder in Loft


      • 4 Bathrooms
      • Lower Floor Bath
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Upper Level Bath
        toilet, shower
      • Main Floor -Guest Bath
        toilet, shower, Shared Access with MSTR Bath w/Tub and Shwr w/ HDCP Rails
      • Main Floor MSTR Bath
        toilet, tub, shower, Shared Access with Guest Bath Shower

        Location Type

          • Rural


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


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        Sofa, Love Seat and Chair w/ottoman, Coffee table, wall unit and 40' HD Flatscreen
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Mini-Split Ductless Heat Pump for Upper level provides cooling in the summer and heat for the winter.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Large Capacity
                      • Free Long Distance
                        United States calls only. Occupant will be billed for any overseas charges
                      • Garage
                        Spacious 2 Car Garage
                      • Heating
                        Passive Solar, overhead radiant panels, and wood stove for heating loft area has mini split heat pump for AC and Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        1 Set of linens provided. If you feel like they need cleaning during your stay please feel free to use the Washer and Dryer.
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Parking
                        40'x60' Asphalt Pad at the top of the driveway
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                        1 Set of towels for up to 12 people. If you feel they need cleaning during your stay please feel free to use the Washer and Dryer.
                      • Washing Machine
                        Large capacity
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Stove
                        Free Standing in the on the lower level to augment this passive solar home


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Set of dishes, glasses, silverware, BBQ untensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                            Beautiful Granite Counter Tops and Oak Cupboards. Large Island/Breakfast Bar with pull out shelves for food prep-storage - casserole dishes - cookie sheets - mixing bowls- etc. Door to front porch
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Oven
                            New (2017) Over/Under Dual Ovens
                          • Pantry Items
                            Full Pantry - please leave a list of items needing replenishment
                          • Refrigerator
                            Ice and filtered water on freezer door
                          • Stove
                            New (2017)Four Burner Hooded stove with 4 spd exhaust fan and Light w/3 intensity levels
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 12 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Game Room
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    We have the standard package you have the controller we do not restrict channels - that's up to you. If you feel you need to restrict channels and use a password - Please leave us the password.
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    6 televisions in all - 1 Upper Level - 3 main level - 2 lower level. All with Cable and Premium Channels.


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Front and Rear Decks
                                      • Golf
                                        Golf Courses in the area within 10 miles of Home - Kings Deer in Monument, Air Force Academy has two 18 Hole Championship courses, Pine Creek in Colorado Springs to the south.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Propane grill on front deck


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                              • museums
                                              • churches
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • cinemas
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • synagogues
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • photography
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hot air ballooning
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • racquetball
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • snowmobiling
                                                          • spelunking
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • whitewater rafting


                                                              • Our landscaping is the way we want it. Large gatherings over 16 people will be charged a $5000 refundable fee to cover intentional damage to the landscape, excessive cleaning required, and excessive trash removal.

                                                                23 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Perfect for our gathering!

                                                                Brenda L.

                                                                This lovely 3 story home was perfect for our gathering to celebrate our daughter's wedding. This large home provided plentiful areas for friends and family to gather for a wide variety of activities. The kitchen is well appointed complete with a double oven and two refrigerator/freezers. We loved the generous deck with comfortable furniture and large grill. Indoors, there was plenty of room to set up for our various activities. We enjoyed watching the wildlife around the grounds, as well as the proximity to Fox Run Regional Park (out the back door). .Very quiet and private property, and yet less than 10 minutes to groceries, shopping and restaurants. In particular, we found Lisa and Pat to be responsive and helpful

                                                                before, during and after our rental.

                                                                If you are looking for a spacious, private and beautiful retreat for your gathering, this could be it. Although it is 3 stories, the lower level would work well for those in your party who may not be able to climb the stairs.

                                                                A 5. Great all the way around.

                                                                Judy H.

                                                                Lovely home

                                                                10 of us stayed.

                                                                Beautiful grounds. All the amenities you need. Lovely deck to sit on.

                                                                Clean. A great experience

                                                                Great location !

                                                                Karen F.

                                                                Spoke with the owner about some issues when we arrived. All was addressed and would return. Thanks for sharing your home!


                                                                Andrea C.

                                                                The house was excellent we had a family of 19 and we all had room to spread out. We had a wonderful experience in the house they had everything we needed and would definitely recommend this home for others.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Andrea - thanks so much for your wonderful review and for your return this year. Hope to see you again next year.

                                                                Beautiful home, gorgeous area!

                                                                Myron O.

                                                                We enjoyed out stay. The home provided us with enough space to do many different activities and also be all together. We loved the trails around the home and sitting out on the deck.

                                                                We had everything we needed. The tv remote did not work, but we just turned it on right on the tv.

                                                                We loved how we didn't have homes right next to us and felt like we were out on our own.

                                                                Perfect vacation rental

                                                                George M.

                                                                Great location. We were able to visit all the attractions all within 1 1/2 hours. With 5 Grandchildren and 7 adults we enjoyed the privacy and size of the home. The kids loved taking the trail to the park and playing on the play ground. We even saw some deer within 100 yards of the house. I would definitely recommend this house.


                                                                Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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                                                                23 Reviews
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