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Romantic, Private Mountain Retreat at the Base of Pikes Peak

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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Caboose Suite sleeps 2-3, Cascade Room sleeps 2

Romantic, unique and private getaway in the beautiful mountains at the base of Pikes Peak.

The luxuriously renovated Illinois Central Railroad caboose is the ultimate in privacy. The sitting area includes a flat screen television and dvds, kitchen area with refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot. The separate bedroom area features a queen sized bed, claw-foot soaking tub and spacious bathroom area with shower. Enjoy your morning coffee or an afternoon glass of wine on your private deck. Soak your cares away in your private hot tub.

***New photos coming soon!*** The newly renovated Cascade Room is truly a Rocky Mountain Spa getaway. This room features a jetted tub and shower with a stunning etched glass surround depicting the Rocky Mountains. The cozy sitting area faces the wood burning fireplace and flat screen television with complimentary Netflix movies. Awaken to the towering pines outside your window.

Fountain Creek ambles through the back of the property and we encourage our guests to enjoy a bit of solitude sitting by the stream.

Cozy, peaceful, and relaxing, the Blue Spruce Caboose Inn is the perfect place for a couples getaway, honeymoon, anniversary or year-round vacation. Or bring your little train enthusiast for a special birthday surprise!

Numerous nearby activities and attractions include hiking (15 minute walk to our neighborhood waterfall), biking, fishing, golfing, shopping, the North Pole amusement park, performing arts theatres and creekside casual or gourmet dining. We are walking distance to the Wines of Colorado restaurant and Pikes Peak Winery, both featuring relaxing creekside patios and free wine tasting.

As our exclusive guests at the Blue Spruce Caboose Inn, you will be afforded the ultimate in hospitality. Breakfast is delivered to you in your suite or ask about our 'Do Not Disturb' package which features a continental breakfast placed in your refrigerator prior to your arrival, to be enjoyed at your leisure in the morning.

The Blue Spruce Caboose Inn is the perfect all-around, year-round getaway. We look forward to your visit.

Keywords: Mountain setting, private deck and hot tub, close to Manitou and Colorado Springs

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Lynda Martinez
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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About Lynda Martinez

One never knows where life will lead them!

After living in Southern California for most of my life, I could never have dreamed that my journey would lead me to a beautiful inn tucked away in the mountains of Colorado.

I have always loved entertaining, so innkeeping seemed like a great new career.

Not only is cooking a passion, like my grandma, I just love to feed people! Using local and organic products as much as possible, I like to prepare food that is healthy, delicious and delightful to look at.

In my spare time I can be found tending my flower and vegetable gardens. My little dogs Maggie, Buddy and Roxy are always close by. We try to get a walk or hike in daily. Late afternoons you will usually find us down by the stream. When I call "happy hour!" they know exactly where to go!

Lynda Martinez purchased this house in 2006

Why Lynda Martinez chose South Central

I have many fond memories as a young girl taking family vacations in the mountains. The sound of the trees swaying in the wind and the smell of the pines created such a sense of appreciation for all that nature has to offer. One can't help but take a deep breath and relax just a bit. Plus, the opportunity to observe so much wildlife on a daily basis was irresistible. I have encountered numerous deer peacefully grazing in the yard just a few feet from me. Twice a bobcat has been spotted on the property and of course it is always a great day if you get to see a bear!

What makes this house unique

After looking at all different kinds of bed and breakfast properties, this property definitely spoke to me. I love looking up and being surrounded by mountains covered by beautiful pines, spruces and aspens. No matter what season or what the weather, I never tire of the views.

Having Fountain Creek run through the property was definitely a bonus. My thoughts immediately turned to visions of my grandchildren splashing around, skipping rocks and floating boats down the stream. I love sitting quietly by the water, observing a fox stopping to take a drink or the robins taking a nice cold bath.


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Romantic, Private Mountain Retreat at the Base of Pikes Peak
average rating of 4.9036145 based on 83 reviews

Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful stay. The caboose was well appointed and even luxurious! The hot was Wonderful and the claw foot tub was a treat. The breakfast was so good and worth every penny. Wonderful host! We have already recommended to friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Loved this place as well as Linda!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay and relax. Linda was so nice and her breakfast is amazing. Location is perfect, close to everything but still secluded feeling.. Hope to visit again soon...

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Lovely Unique Property

  • 5 of 5

Such a charming and unique idea for a vacation home. It was very easy to find and a great location for hiking and visiting Colorado Springs and all the surrounding area. The caboose was just lovely, comfortable, classy and cozy! The breakfasts that Linda brought over each day were just delicious - her peach French Toast was amazing. The hot-tub was great after a long day hiking, and the winery located a few minutes walk away was a great place to have dinner.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Wow, where to even begin. This place is awesome. The caboose has everything you'll need and it's very cute and well put together. The hot tub was a great bonus. Just soak and take in all the beauty surrounding you. Definitely have Lynda, who is an awesome lady, make your breakfast, guarantee you won't be disappointed. I hope I get to come back one day.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Kailua, HI

All Aboard! Great lodging - and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

In keeping with a train theme for our vacation, I happened upon the Blue Spruce Caboose. It was a perfect choice!

Lynda has spared no detail in transforming an old caboose into a delightful little vacation cottage, perfect for a relaxing romantic get away. The sitting room is comfy and contains all of the necessities should you decide to eat in: dining utensils, bowls, plates, wine glasses and corkscrew (of course!). The little fridge even includes a freezer.

The bedroom is so comfy - and has an antique claw-foot soaking tub. The furnishings and décor are exquisite. I only wish we had stayed longer in order to take advantage of the soaking tub and hot tub which is located on the lanai.

As others have recommended, definitely order breakfast from Lynda at least one morning. I didn't even have room for lunch after the scrumptious breakfast that was delivered right on time.

One note: the upper windows do not have shades, so you will awaken as the sun lights the sky. It's not too bright as the entire caboose is shaded by - what else - a big blue spruce.

The property is conveniently located just 30 minutes from Colorado Springs, about 10 minutes from historic Manitou Springs along with Garden of the Gods and on the same street (less than 5 minutes away) a the entrance to Pike's Peak. You can't go wrong with the Blue Spruce Caboose!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Amazing Anniversary Trip

  • 5 of 5

We booked reservations and stayed at the Blue Spruce Caboose for our 48th Anniversary and our accommodations were absolutely amazing! The caboose is furnished beautifully and it is apparent that a lot of thought went into this project. We requested the special breakfast that is available and were certainly not disappointed! Maybe it was the beautiful setting with the mountains, beautiful flowers, etc but it was the most delicious breakfast we have ever had in our 48 years together! As much as we loved everything about this trip we were most impressed with Lynda Martinez, she is absolutely the best hostess/innkeeper possible, so attentive to our every need or want. She is a real treasure! We will certainly return to the Blue Spruce Caboose again in the near future!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Cascade is a small mountain town nestled at the foot of Pikes Peak at an elevation of 7,400 feet. We are centrally located to all local activities in Woodland Park, Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs.

Canon City, whitewater rafting and the Royal Gorge are less than an hour's drive away.

Just a short fifteen minute drive and you can be fishing at the Catamount Reservoirs, thirty minutes and you can be at Manitou Lake or the Platte River.

Shining Mountain Golf Course, located in Woodland Park is only twenty minutes away.

When you stay in Cascade, don't worry about spending your vacation time driving - we're close to everything!


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Tax Rate 5.13%

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Cascade House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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