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Family Home on 2.25 acres with view of Blodgett Peak and city

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,650 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Comfortable home, private but close to I25 and Woodmen

Come enjoy our family home as if it were yours. 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Carol Ruettinger
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 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 56 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.


Rockrimmon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - Office but could put inflatable mattress on the floor.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with full bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Americana Bedroom w/ full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa w/ memory foam and separate 3/4 bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Family Home on 2.25 acres with view of Blodgett Peak and city
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews
Belleville, Il

Wonderful home! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Inviting, cozy, comfortable, and definitely a good fit for a family.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Location Location Location....Gracious Host

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so thankful you were able to make it for Parents spite of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. It is our pleasure to serve Air Force families! Come back again anytime.
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Noblesville, IN


  • 5 of 5

Perfect beautiful location. The wildlife was amazing. Lots of Hummingbirds, other birds and even a visit from a couple of deer at dusk.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home is Amazing. The perfect place to stay for families with children

  • 5 of 5

The home is amazing, beautiful inside and out. Carol is wonderful. It is close to everything and yet very private. We all loved staying there. There were plenty of thing for the kids to do outside while we were there, the deer were wonderful and we all enjoyed watching the hummingbirds. There was plenty of room for everyone. We will be coming back and would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so thankful you got to enjoy the hummingbirds. The hour before sunset seems to be the VERY BEST time to watch the hummingbirds on the front deck. I call them "Kamakazi pilots" as they dive bomb to the feeders. We enjoy eating dinner out there almost every summer evening and watching "the show". You are welcome back left our home in such great shape.
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Albia, IA


  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect! I was with my parents and grandparents and there was more than enough room for the 5 of us. It was close to the interstate which was perfect for traveling around to different attractions, but the house seems so secluded when you are there. The owner is very welcoming (leaving candy, cookies, brochures about area attractions, even menus for nearby restaurants) and left helpful little notes around the house about where things are at or how to use something. I would definitely recommend this house to families visiting the Colorado Springs area.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear it worked out well for your family! And, we hope you will come back to visit us in the were amazing guests, leaving everything so nice when you left. And, thank you for taking the time to give us a review.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Old Chicago
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Patty Jewett
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-25 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
OutBack, Zios Italian, Las Palmitas, Old Chicago
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Monarch Ski Resort
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.