Come enjoy our family home as if it were yours! And, if you need a monthly rental from January through March each year, we offer a nice discount. It is also available for monthly rental in 2018 from October 22-November 19 with the same discount (See Rates). In 2019, in addition to January - March having a monthly discount, May 24-June 24 is available at a discount rate. It sits on 2.25 acres in beautiful Woodmen Valley. Our property has pine trees but also open views of the mountains (Blodgett Peak) and the city (gorgeous at night). We are 5 minutes from the intersection of I-25 and Woodmen, yet very private. We are close to the South entrance of the Air Force Academy, 15 minutes to Garden of the Gods, 5 minutes to Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, and it's a close walk or bike ride to the Santa Fe Trail (you can see the trail from our deck). We are also within 20 minutes of the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Cheyenne Mt. Zoo, Seven Falls, Olympic Training Center, Manitou Incline running trail, Downtown Colorado Springs. We have a large eat-in kitchen with a round table that can seat 8-10 with overflow seating at our island. It is well stocked with cookware and dishes for you to prepare meals. However, there are many restaurants within 5-10 minutes, also. We have a large family room in our walkout basement with a wood burning fireplace, 52' television, 9 recliners. An adjoining room has plenty of area for children to play with toys included. There is an outdoor play set for your children, a trampoline, and plenty of room to roam. Use our gas grill while you enjoy the views. Deer often frequent our property and you can enjoy seeing them in their natural habitat. Our home has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms.. The recliners in the basement family room are sofas and comfortable for sleeping. We have slept 2 people on sofas, 2 people on one queen bed in the Master Bedroom, 2 people on one double bed in the Americana Guest Bedroom, 2 people on the log bed in the African Guest Bedroom and 2 people on one queen sleeper sofa with memory foam in the smaller guest bedroom. The bedroom locations include the main level master bedroom with queen bed, television, mountain view and full bath. Walk out from the master bedroom right onto the deck. The second smaller guest bedroom is on the main level and has a sleeper sofa and a bathroom. The Americana Guest Bedroom and the African Guest Room with log bed is in the finished basement and also has it's own bathroom. There is plenty of floor room for sleeping bags and inflatable mattresses (we can provide two of each). Our front deck has a little pond with table and chairs for your relaxation. The hummingbirds provide great entertainment during the summer evenings. Air conditioning keeps you cool in the summer and during the winter you might enjoy building a wood fire in one of our two fireplaces. (One fireplace is in our cozy Living Room-I love to read in this room. The other fireplace is in our large Family Room in the walk-out finished basement. Wood is included.) If you have babies in your group, we have a Pack 'n Play, High Chair,, Changing Pad and baby toys to help make your stay easier.
- House3650 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 - 4 nights
Comfortable home, private but close to I25 and Woodmen
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 7, 2018
About Carol Ruettinger
I am a retired teacher from Academy School District 20 and Wayne is retired from Honeywell. We love to travel, fish, boat, and spend time with our family, especially our 6 grandkids! My second career is being a realtor....if you decide you love Colorado Springs, I'd be happy to help you find a home.
Carol Ruettinger purchased this House in 1998
Why Carol Ruettinger chose Rockrimmon
Hummingbird Haven if you are visiting us between mid-April through early October. You will be ankle to view many up close and personal off our front and back decks. A retreat in the city, yet close to I-25 and Woodmen. While sitting on the back deck, you will feel like you are in the country. Enjoy a view of the city lights and the mountain range, including Blodgett Peak.
What makes this House unique
2.25 acres of Colorado country right in the city. Peaceful, relaxing, family home. 7 minutes to the south entrance of the Air Force Academy. 3 minutes to I-25 for easy commute to anywhere in the city or head up to Denver/Castle Rock/Monument. Woodland Park is a short drive up highway 24 through Ute Pass. Wildlife includes deer, rabbits, coyotes, hummingbirds, and an occasional bobcat or bear.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect family vacation
I cannot say enough about this home! This is the 2nd time our family has enjoyed a vacation and here and it gets better and better. The owners are so thoughtful and the new deck was just spectacular!
Thanks so much for the great review and it was a pleasure to have you return to Colorado Springs and to our home. The new deck has been a great hit with guests. We can seat 12 at tables for eating and another 4 or 5 in chairs with side tables. And, you were here at the height of Hummingbird season! This is the most we have ever had....they are sure keeping me busy keeping the feeders filled! Hope you'll come back again
Wonderful Setting for a family. Great communication with the owner.
We were so happy with our stay here. The home was immaculate when we arrived and there were lots of special touches by the owner. Communication with Carol was great; she always responded to my questions and went the extra mile to help me. It was the perfect setting for our family gathering. The children loved the trampoline and played water balloon volley ball in the grassy area out back. We gathered each evening downstairs where there was ample room for all of us to be seated comfortably and plenty of play room for the children. We saw deer right out the kitchen window each evening and our daughter and son-in-law even saw a newborn fawn on their walk one evening. I especially liked that the kitchen had everything I needed to prepare meals for our large family so that we could enjoy gathering around the table with some favorite dishes. On nights when we didn't want to bother with the cooking, there were plenty of choices nearby to pick up pizza, etc. Even though there are stores within such a short distance, the property is large enough that it felt like we were away from everything when we were there. I can't say enough good about this property!
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! You left the house so nice upon your departure, we would love for you to visit us again anytime! Tonight we are watching the sunset from the deck and the hummingbirds feeding.
Amazing! Great family house for USAFA
We rent houses all over and I have to say this was the best rental experience we have had. The house had everything you could possibly need for your stay. Master bedroom had privacy from the rest of the house if the adults wanted to go to bed before the kids. There were plenty of extra blankets and pillows in all the rooms. The kitchen was fully equipped, extra silverware, plenty of Tupperware storage containers for leftovers. There were extra folding tables and chairs which helped immensely after USAFA graduation because we had some cadets stop by for a celebration barbecue. What a wonderful home. I wish I would have found this 4 years ago.
Thank you SO MUCH for the great review! It is always a pleasure for us to serve all of you in the Air Force....we are very appreciative of what your newly commissioned 2nd Lt. will do for our country during their Air Force careers.
If you ever visit Colorado Springs again, we would love to have you as a return renter!
Inviting, cozy, comfortable, and definitely a good fit for a family.
Inviting, cozy, comfortable, and definitely a good fit for a large family.
We came into town to visit our son who is stationed nearby in the Army. We ended up having Thanksgiving with another family at the place, and we all had an amazing time. Everything was clean, cozy, and they had so many things available to make life feel like home, while still feeling like we were on vacation.
The bathrooms were above par!
AND the well equipped kitchen, WOW! Quality in every detail.
I can not say enough about the well organized layout of everything large to small. Perfect!
Thanks for allowing us to make memories and feel at home.
We love that you were able to have a great Thanksgiving here in Colorado Springs at our home! It's gotten to be a race between Air Force and Army families as to who gets the house rented first for Thanksgiving each year. Army won this year! Come back and see us anytime!
Wonderful home! Great location!
After a long 12 hour drive we were welcomed to cookies and s'mores. The home was very welcoming, cozy and comfortable. Carol is an excellent host. We chose their home because of the space and the amenities for all ages. We were able to pack a little less because the home had everything we needed for a 1 yr old. We were greated to deer several days during our stay. We LOVED the outdoor seating! The dining table was great! Plenty of space for our big family and we were all able to sit together during meals. Carol and her husbands home is very clean and well taking care of. We did not have any issues. We LOVED, LOVED LOVED our stay. We definitely will book again!
Thank you for giving us a review....we certainly appreciate your kind words. And, you were amazing guests, leaving our home so clean and some of the laundry done. That was so helpful for us, as we had house guests arriving the day you left. Our goal is to provide a welcoming home that works well for families, as an alternative to a hotel. We're sure happy to hear it accommodated you well!
Location Location Location....Gracious Host
Carol and her husband were so gracious. Their attention to detail was truly amazing and the home was such a nice place to relax and stay for Parents weekend, plus the location was great.
Close to everything and convenient to the AFA. Sitting outside and enjoying the yard and the surrounding mountains were so enjoyable. Best place we have stayed so far in The Springs and definitely recommend staying here. Can't say enough great things about this home.
Thanks for everything.
We were so thankful you were able to make it for Parents Weekend.....in spite of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. It is our pleasure to serve Air Force families! Come back again anytime.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates subject to change until payment has been received. Air Force Academy Graduation Week and Parents Weekend has a no refund policy. This is a NON-SMOKING home. Please, if any member of your party needs to smoke, we ask that you seek out other accommodations.