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Historical Beauty by the Trails!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Historical 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathrooms home at the foothills of Pikes Peak

If you are looking for a relaxing vacation in Manitou Springs, you will love this beautiful renovated Victorian house only a few steps to the COG Railway and the infamous Incline. The upgrades and the tasteful interior design give this home a very unique character and charm which stands out from the rest.

The house offers three big bedrooms, a family room with a Murphy bed, a living room and a formal dining room; all with lots of natural lights. The kitchen is a Chef's dream - with modern amenities, which include maple cabinets, stainless steel LG appliances, granite counters and two islands for social gathering. The house features a front load washer and dryer, wireless internet, cable TV, flat screen TV, DVD players and plenty of games and art supplies to entertain your children.

You will love sitting on the front covered porch, drinking your morning coffee and watching the hikers as they make their way to the top of the Incline or sipping an evening drink listening to the sounds of the nearby creek.

This is the perfect house for 8 adults or a family wanting to be close to the outdoor activities and within walking distance to the shops and dining in Downtown Manitou Springs. You will appreciate the four dedicated parking spaces on the property and the free bus shuttle stop across the street during the high season.

Please call with any additional questions and for further details! We look forward to your stay!


We kindly ask to respect our non smoking policy inside the property.

Due to guests with allergies, pets are considered on case by case basis.

Note that cleaning fees are in addition to daily rate.

Cleaning fees:

7 or more people: $150

6 people or less: $125

Check-In at 3:00PM (unless approved by owner)

Check-Out at 10:00AM (unless approved by owner)

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Suzanne

After 27 years in the Canadian Army, 3 tours in Afghanistan and Croatia and a 3 year at Peterson AFB working for NORAD, it was time to slow down and enjoy life and what Colorado has to offer. Could not think of a better place than Manitou Springs with all the fantastic outdoor venues as well as this historic boarding house that has been an exciting and artistic project to restore in the last 3 years.

Suzanne purchased this house in 2011

Why Suzanne chose Colorado Springs

Yes! Like many others, I fell in love with Manitou Springs. I feel incredibly fortunate to have created a mountain heaven that allows me to indulge in all the activities I enjoy on a regular basis, including hiking up the Incline or Barr Trail, mountain biking at Red Rock Canyon, cycling loops around the Garden of the Gods or taking a stroll in downtown Manitou Springs and enjoying the art community and the great food of our local restaurants.

What makes this house unique

The house is the best place for people watching as hikers and runners make their way up Pikes Peak and the Incline. It is also the ideal place if you want to hike up the many trails around the house, take the COG train to the top of Pikes Peak or avoid the traffic and take the free shuttle to downtown Manitou and enjoy the various eateries and shops.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

Historical Beauty by the Trails!
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews

Beautiful house! Incredible location at the foot of The Incline.

  • 5 of 5

Suzanne is the most hospitable host we've ever had. From the personalized welcome card to the candy in the old fashioned dispensers to a fully equipped kitchen, she thought of everything. She was also instantly available for questions.

The heated floors throughout the house were a luxury.

Though we didn't have any little kids, we were impressed by the huge amount of toys, books (we had fun reading the Dr. Seuss tongue-twisters), even tiny chairs and a crib.

We would highly recommend this house to anyone!

Michael, Tia, Anikka, Arno, Thea, Aaron & Hermine

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bridgeport, TX

Love this house!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there for the new year and it was my daughter's 8th birthday. I love the dinning room table it set 8 . Beds were comfortable. The house is great. I would love to stay there again..

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic location and beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Suzanne's home in Manitou Springs. The pictures of the house are exactly what you will find when you arrive. A well stocked kitchen and even a welcome bottle of wine!

The location is perfect and a short hike to lots of quirky and cute shops, restaurants and places to explore. The Cog Train was

very close and we took the train all the way to the top of Pikes Peak which was amazing. This house will not disappoint! We loved our stay and will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Just a perfect place for us! Very well stocked, which was greatly appreciated. I can't think of a think that was missing. Lots of room for adults & kids. Fabulous location. One of our very best vacations...highly recommend ❗️

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Charming home with great location and view

  • 5 of 5

Our first experience with a vacation home rental instead of hotel and we got a winner! We had a wonderful stay in this charming, cozy home. It is beautifully appointed and has all the little extras that make you feel at home, both inside and out. Stunning views of Pikes Peak, just steps from the Cog Railway and scenic hiking, minutes from Manitou Springs downtown area. We really appreciated all the info provided on how to find and use everything in the house as well as where to go and what to do during our stay. Having coffee in the pantry and creamer in the fridge as well as wine and other extras was such a nice touch! Thanks, Suzanne, we had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Dunedin, New Zealand

Beautiful, Character Home

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this house in Manitou. We had a great welcome by our host. As we expected from the listing, the house is full of character and beautifully decorated, with lots of attention to detail. There was plenty of room, with a good layout, for our extended family. The house was very clean, and the kitchen well equipped. The location was good, only a short walk to town and with the shuttle stop across the road. However, do expect some very early morning noise from traffic. We had great communication with our host and would stay there again if in the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
COG train
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 24
Car: necessary

Located at the base of Pikes Peak, steps away from the COG Railway, the Incline and Barr Trail.


Rates & Availability

West Colorado Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 3 2017 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
AFA Graduation 2017
May 19 2017 - May 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
AFA Graduation 2018
May 26 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Fall
Oct 9 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.03%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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West Colorado Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main level - toilet
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Clawfoot tub, hair dryer, first aid kit
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted to King size bed
    Family Room - 1 queen , Comfortable Queen size Murphy bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 2 baby crib
    Walk-out Bedroom - 1 king , With walk out access to secluded area
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming

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