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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 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 3 bedrooms (each with its own bathroom) plus an office. The recliners in the basement family room are sofas and comfortable for sleeping. We have slept 5 people on sofas, 2 people on one queen bed in the Master Bedroom, 2 people on one double bed in the Americana 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 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, Bumbo, to help make your stay easier.

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Property Manager
Carol Ruettinger
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

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 5 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 Colorado Springs

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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Family Home on 2.25 acres with view of Blodgett Peak and city
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
Plymouth, MI

Perfect Colo Springs house

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family get together. There was plenty of room - both the living room and basement were great, comfortable gathering spaces. The kitchen was well-stocked. The bathrooms were amazing and luxurious! It is close to everything but still very secluded. There is a great trail that's easy to access from the backyard. The owner went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Lots of adventure brochures, cookies and M&M's to welcome us. We will likely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We sure appreciate your kind words and taking time to give us a review! The hiking trail is called the Santa Fe Trail and is great for hiking and biking. We sure hope to see you in the future!
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this home. Everything we could possibly need was provided and the cookies upon arrival and M&Ms throughout the house were great! The location is ideal, because you feel like you're away from it all, and yet you're very close to everything. It was fun watching the deer come by each evening for dinner. All in all, we had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to give us a review! We do love that the house is so close to everything yet it feels like we are away from it all and were happy to hear you enjoyed that too.
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Beautiful well equipped home, great location. Everything we needed for being in CO for son'swedding

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful clean well equipped home. Had everything we needed for family. 6 grandkids enjoyed the yard after 2 days of driving from Michigan. Accommodated family, friends & wedding party for informal rehearsal dinner.

Great natural setting-but still close to shopping, sites and Restaurants. Enjoyed watching Hummingbirds & deer that came right up to the house.

3 bathrooms were great for getting everyone ready on wedding day. Kitchen had everything we needed and family room & games downstairs was great for letting kids be kids while adults visited upstairs.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so appreciate the review and we want to say thanks for leaving the house in such great condition. Our goal is to provide just what you mentioned....a place where families can gather and a place where there is room for everyone to "stretch their legs" and find their spot to relax. We hope to see you again and congratulations on your son's wedding!
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What a great place!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 days during the Fourth of July Holiday, and the home was amazing. Everything was very clean and organized, and the home, although in the city, has a very rural feel to it. There were deer in the area behind the home, and the large patio on the back is where the majority of our time there was spent. Very looking forward to hopefully staying there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and we sure hope you will stay with us again too! Colorado Springs is a fun place to be during the 4th of July holidays.
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Loved this place! Will definitely go back!

  • 5 of 5

Carol met us there at the property when we arrived and showed us around a bit. We had two families of four staying there and we all had plenty of room to spread out. The downstairs is large so we let four kids sleep down there on the inflatable mattresses and couches. The master bedroom is nice because you can walk out on the deck from there and sit and drink coffee while looking at the mountains. The views were awesome from the back deck. We saw deer in the backyard as well as rabbits. The kids loved playing on the trampoline. We sat on the deck and watched them play. The home was close to restaurants and shopping as well as the parks. We had a great trip and would definitely recommend this house! Carol was great and we had everything we needed at the house, including extras like coffee, spices and condiments.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It always pleases us to hear our guests had a pleasant stay! Thanks so much for taking time to give us an online review.....we really appreciate it.
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A wonderful large house, with everything you will need for a great stay!! AAA+++

  • 5 of 5

Carol kept in touch and made our trip super easy! Her home is immaculate, everything that you could ever need is provided. Location is fantastic, we never saw or heard any neighbors - except for the large deer every night at the back door and the hummingbirds that hovered in front of our face! We had a party of 9, including 5 children. The house is very large, something for all to do. Pride of ownership is apparent, we will be back again!

Rich & Melissa Hilliard

Bolingbrook, IL

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Rich and Melissa for the review. And, we hope someday you may call Colorado home. Otherwise, we hope you will book with us again!
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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

Northeast Colorado Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Air Force Academy Graduation
May 19 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Air Force Graduation 2018
May 18 2018 - May 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Air Force Graduation 2019
May 18 2019 - May 31 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $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.
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Northeast Colorado Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3650 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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