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Exec. Mountain Home on 50 Acre Ranch -Trout Ponds

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Trout Creek Ranch is located on 50 acres with Trout Creek running through the property and feeding two trout ponds. The ranch has beautiful views of Pikes Peak. There are many different species of wildlife living on and near the ranch, such as deer, elk, bear, fox, geese and ducks.

In the evening, relaxed by the fireplace or chimineas, have a glass of wine, coffee or cocoa. View the exquisite mountain sunsets and early morning sunrises. At night, it's a stargazers dream! With no city lights, the stars are bright and plentiful, no traffic noise to interfere with the orchestral sounds of nature. Six outdoor seating areas offer plenty of gathering spots for quiet times, grilling, fun times or just getting the whole gang together! The peaceful sound of rushing water from the pond can be heard from the grilling deck. You also can enjoy incredible views of the 50 acre property.

You will find the rugged charm of a mountain getaway with all the amenities of a modern hotel: gourmet kitchen, vaulted ceilings supported by big wooden beams, Wi-Fi, cable, Blu-ray/DVD player, flatscreen TVs, huge washer and dryer, sauna and 85 gallon jetted tub. Enjoy gazing at the views through the full wall of windows on each of the three levels.

This Ranch has often been referred to as a little piece of heaven, a paradise and a romantic retreat. It is located 20 miles from Colorado Springs,18 miles from Cripple Creek , 83 miles from the the beautiful ski resort of Breckenridge and Denver is only an hour and a half away. There are wonderful hiking trails, fishing and over 150 miles of national forest trails through the nearby Pike National Forest (great ATV and hiking trails).

Whether you're looking for a family vacation or a romantic holiday, this executive mountain home is the perfect place for an unforgettable time.

Nearest Airport : Colorado Springs Airport at 33 Miles

Nearest Motorway : Colorado State Highway 24 at 2 Miles

Nearest Ski : Breckenridge Ski Resort at 83 Miles

Nearest Golf : Shining Mountain Golf Club at 5 Miles

Nearest Restaurant : Swiss Chalet at 3 Miles

Keywords: Luxury

More Details

Wendell Howie
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2017

About Wendell Howie

As a former Dallas banker & business owner we traveled to Colordo every year. We were married in the home and travel much of the time. It's our privilege to make the Ranch available for others to enjoy. Our goal is to share this remarkable natural setting with our guests by providing private, warm and luxurious accommodations and a memorable visit to the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Wendell Howie purchased this house in 2001

Why Wendell Howie chose South Central

We love the Rocky Mountains and the Colorado Springs Region. We purchased the property back in 1999 with my father and brother. In 2001 we had finished our homes. Mine and my brothers homes are approximate approximately 4000 Sq Ft. with my fathers at around 2000 Sq Ft. located right on one of the Trout Ponds. (He fishes from his deck).

What makes this house unique

The Ranch has two beautiful Trout ponds with 'Trout Creek' running thru each. The Pikes Peak National Forest with over 150 miles of trails, is less the 1/2 mile from the Ranch. We are only 5 minutes from the town of Woodland Park and 25 minutes from Colorado Springs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home. I miss waking up to the mountain view! I don't know If you hear that our almost 2 1/2 year old grandson caught his first fish out there in your pond! My husband would cast it out for him and let him reel it in. Well, on one of the casts he caught a fish. Tim said his eyes got really big and he just focused on reeling. Tim asked him if he could feel him. He said, "I feel him!" He caught 2 fish by himself! Pretty special!! It was so nice that he could run around and fish. If we only could have gotten him to sleep would have been nice. He is a home body and was really glad to be going home to see his cat, lawn mower, weed eater, leaf blower and 4 wheeler. I enjoyed our walk down to the dumpster the last night. Love the stream and the landscape! A beautiful place. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Jun 2017
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Woodland Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) The King bed in the Master is a unique hand made Aspen Log Canopy., Queen size Beds (1) There are 3 queen beds., Double Beds (1) One double bed in bedroom 5., Twin or Single Beds (1) There is on twin bed in the large family bedroom with 60 Inch HDTV & sitting area., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We do have an air bed if needed for extra guests.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Wine Cooler, separate wine glass cabinet, coffee maker, laundry room with large sink and top of the line washer & dryer.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Exec. Mountain Home on 50 Acre Ranch -Trout Ponds
average rating of 4.952381 based on 46 reviews

Beautiful home, surrounded by quiet mountain forest.

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful, comfortable and well-maintained. We cooked/grilled every night and appreciated the high-end kitchen and large dining table. The views were spectacular, and we loved the quiet surroundings. The owners were terrific, and even did some late-night maintenance to the road after a strong storm came through, to make driving conditions safe for us. Two things would have made it perfect -- a pull-out sofa bed somewhere (we were a group of adults, so room-sharing got a bit complicated), and more seating space in the living room so that everyone could gather together. Highly recommend this lovely house for a group mountain getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed the home. We did have an airbed. I really wished we had know you needed it. Hope you can return again sometime! Wendell & Lili
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Family of ten with an age range from 11 to 85.

Great location, far enough away from town life. Close enough to make a quick run for supplies. Made day trips for rafting, zip lines, Cave exploring, hiking and shopping.

Beautiful views, spacious home, top end kitchen, quiet and peaceful evenings.

Lots of wildlife around, fishing on site and wooded areas to explore.

Owners were available at any time if anything came up.

Thank you for a great place to stay during vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our kids a 3 grand babies over memorial weekend. Came in at night in the dark. And it was dark! Woke up to the view of the backside of Pikes Peak out our bedroom window! Totally amazing. This is a lovely home with plenty of levels, decks and space for you if you have need of a quiet moment. My husband took our 2 year old out fishing and he had room to run and wildlife to look at. He caught his first fish here by himself on an adult rod, even reeled it in by himself. This place is not very far from town but is very private. The owners were close if we needed anything but really respected our privacy. This place is close to 9000 feet in elevation. If elevation bothers you that is good to know. Loved it. No issues with anything. The location, fishing and view are hard to beat!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great meeting you guys. I especially enjoyed watching your grandson fishing. It brought back memories of when my daughter caught her first fish. Blessings!
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A truly remarkable experience

  • 5 of 5

My family and I truly enjoyed our stay at this wonderful property. We were a large group but Wendell and Liliana made our stay very comfortable and relaxing in their amazing home. I most definitely would recommend this destination to any and all.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was really great having you at the ranch. We wish you and your family all the best! Wendell and Lili
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  • 5 of 5

Our 3 night stay from August 31 to September 3rd, 2016 was not enough time at this beautiful house. The amenities are great, the views are beautiful and being able to sleep with the windows open on a summers night brought back so many memories of my childhood. We were a group of 10 middle aged adults and every single one of us was simply not ready to leave this beautiful home. A couple of the ladies took a hike, some of us just sat around and enjoyed nature from the balconies.

The beds were very comfortable, my husband and I made all the reservations for our group trip so we had the honor of the master bedroom. My husband utilized the Sauna and the Jacuzzi tub, most relaxing was his response. We cook breakfast and dinner, the kitchen was fully stocked with pots, pans, baking dishes,everything we needed was available including spices. We were pleasantly surprised to have shampoo and conditioner, as well as laundry detergent. Overall we look forward to returning to this little piece of Heaven.

The Casiano Group

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Unbelievable week!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week at the cabin. Absolutely fantastic! The Howies are very easy to work with and the home is beautiful. We would recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Ute Pass Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Shining Mountain Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Colorado State Highway 24
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Swiss Chalet
Nearest Ski
83 Miles
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
My home location on the ranch.
Nearest Point of Interest
My Father's Home
Nearest Point of Interest
My Brothers Home
Car: recommended

churches, ruins, synagogues, gambling casinos, scenic drives, freshwater fishing, hunting big game, mountain climbing, whitewater rafting, hunting small game, mountaineering, ice skating, fly fishing, hunting, rafting, ATM/bank, laundromat, babysitting, massage therapist, medical services, groceries, hospital.


Rates & Availability

Woodland Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
AFA Graduation Week
May 15 2018 - Jun 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 3.9%

Cleaning Fee is for 12 @ $250.00
In excess of 12 @$300.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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