Our high-altitude cabin (about 10,200 feet) is a log home atop a ridge with panoramic views of Pikes Peak and surrounding ridges and valleys. This spectacular view is enjoyed from the interior front wall of vaulted windows as well as from the wraparound deck. The setting is romantic. The property overlooks National Forest to the east (flanks of Pikes Peak) as well as buffer tracts for CC&V Gold Mine and private tracts. The decor is freshly updated with wood and slate floors, stainless steel appliances, lighting, an island with a wine cooler, and granite counters with romance in mind. The Living room is beamed with tongue and groove ceiling. Accommodations are for up to 6 people with a king bedroom and two queens. It has two bathrooms. A 5-person Hot Tub sits on the deck where the views can be enjoyed. Our Wood Stove will keep you toasty on those chilly Colorado nights. A large 60" HD satellite-fed television with BluRay DVD player, surround-sound system with Bluetooth receiver, and WIFI are available. Bring your Netflix or Prime access codes. Another BluRay player is in the King bedroom for that TV (bring movies). We do have cards and various board games. With the current outdoor fire and smoking ban, you may use the gas grill or the wood stove for cooking and ambience.
It is an easy 10 minute drive to Cripple Creek... a 25 minute drive to Divide's restaurants, etc., and a beautiful 50 minute drive to Manitou Springs and western Colorado Springs. The cabin is Dog-Friendly (additional fee required... dogs not permitted without paid fee) and has dog pen (we recommend it's use since coyotes are in the neighborhood). Damages will be billed. No other animals permitted.
There are hiking/riding trails surrounding the cabin... please stay on the trails... but be aware of wildlife such as coyotes, deer, elk, fox (no hunting is allowed) and local cows. The Crags trail along with Pancake Rocks, Dome Rock and Mueller State Park trail systems are all minutes away.
Winter Road Conditions: We live in a Winter Wonderland! The caveat of this is if daily excursions, touring and shopping are in your plans, it is mandatory that a 4x4 or AWD (with good tires/chains) be used to access the cabin with snow or melting snow/mud on the road due to the steepness. If you still want to book the cabin in winter months without AWD-4x4, please ask me. A neighbor is willing to help move the family up and down our ridge at cost... just ask.
Special Occasions Gift Baskets can be arranged upon request. Please let us know what the occasion is and we can provide specialty items for the occasion (i.e. honeymoon, anniversary, birthday, etc.). We would love to make this a memorable stay for your special celebration.
We are not Weed friendly as a recent guest broke our rules about smoking inside... thus, no weed is allowed, ever. Further cleaning charges and damage charges may be made if this is broken. With the outdoor smoking ban and with our personal ban on indoor smoking, plan on smoking in your car. The other option is to smoking in town at one of the bars or casinos.
Please be accurate with your number of guests... as we purchase our water supply or manually deliver it for each guest group (the 3 wells here do not work). So please keep this in mind by taking short showers, not leaving the water running. The washing machine is no longer available.
Our check-out time to 10 am rather than 11 am because of the amount of work needing to be done. Our housekeeper is a neighbor in the valley and is punctual. Thank you for understanding.
If you are going to be in the area and would like to visit the property prior to booking you are welcome to come by but please make an appointment I can show you around and to avoid disturbing any current guests. Also, I will need to get you directions (GPS units do not normally work navigating to the cabin).
We do not allow weddings or special events, parties, etc., here without our Event Contract. We do bookings for both events and lodging... so please contact us as we booking those typically months in advance
Let me know what questions you may have. God bless!