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Not Just a Typical Mountain Home...a Unique Experience! - the Mountain Dome Home

(65 Reviews)

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Log Stairs to Loft w/ Queen Bed, Walk-in Closet & 1/2 Bath


Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 Bedroom Home with numerous additional convertible sleeping options, 2 1/2 bath

Are you looking for a unique experience in a beautiful Colorado setting? The Mountain Dome Home is located on 35 scenic acres in a gated ranch with good road maintenance (very important in Colorado). This home has been featured in The New York Times newspaper in the Escape Section, Mother Earth News magazine and the local Canon City Daily Record newspaper due to it's unique design and artistic details, including full murals in the loft and domed ceiling areas painted by a local artist, and it's decor of mountain lodge and western themes.

You will find beautiful views, modern amenities and lots of privacy in this clean, cozy, artistic home. The home is stocked with most of the basics you will need during your stay including basic condiments in the kitchen, coffee, tea, hot cocoa & popcorn as well as all sorts of toiletries you may have forgotten.

There are 2 sleeping areas plus 2 sofas and 2 cots available if needed. The loft bedroom has a queen bed, closet and a 1/2 bath that we refer to as the 'loft outhouse' due to it's unique decor of barn wood vanity and faux painting that makes it appear old. This sleeping area has a full mural of Colorado mountain scenery and full sky in the domed ceiling area fully viewable from this lofty abode.

The second sleeping area is in the downstairs lower walkout level. The western 'cowboy' bedroom has a lower double bed with a twin upper bunk, closet, and a desk in the corner with cowboy notes and envelopes to send a message to someone about your adventures. There is a guest book located on the desk and we welcome your comments. There is a full bath across from this bedroom with a claw foot 'slipper' tub with a hand held shower head for cleaning up after a hard day.

The rest of the lower level has a family room, leather sofa for watching TV w/ satellite(separate controls) and a cowboy bar complete with saddle barstools, and a Denver & Rio Grande 'G' scale train running at ceiling level around the entire room. The decor is rustic but comfortable and cozy.

The main level of this unique cabin has a TV room w/ plush leather reclining sofa, DISH satellite and surround sound, a stereo sound system with 6 disc player cd that can be piped through speakers installed in any and all rooms in the cabin and all outside deck and patio areas, a sitting area to enjoy the fire in the wood stove, a full kitchen with a solid granite sink to wash the lodge inspired dish wear (sorry no dishwasher), full size refrigerator and smooth top range. The main level also has a bath with a custom built (room for 2) lodge inspired shower (tiles w/ bears, moose and pine cones), a stained glass window to let in the light from the window and a handheld as well as a rainfall shower head for full relaxation.

This home has been painstakingly built over the last 10 years by our own hands and we are excited to share it. We have had family, friends, acquaintances and customers stay here over the past few years and here are some of the comments we have in our guest books:

' What a wonderful home in the mountains you have! My words are inadequate to explain the charm and warmth and especially the love and labor you have spent.
We thank you for sharing your little piece of heaven with us!'
Gary & Sandy, September 2003

' My oh my, this is certainly a dream home in beautiful Colorado.'
C.J., July 2004

' Love, love, love it! So talented you are! No wonder your cabin is featured in all the magazines. Better than Hearst Castle.'
Nancy, July 2004

' Love your 'cabin'. It was hard to take everything in and I'm sure we missed some corner. Very unique and well done!'
Jane & Jerry, August 2004

' Thank you for opening your 'cabin' to us. It is AWESOME! We hope it will be your 'happy place' for years to come.'
Larry & Barb, August 2004

' If your cabin was in the Parade of Homes it would be winner #1! My first impression was to jump on the back of a horse and ride off into the sunset. Yee Haw! (Think it was the saddles at the bar).
Thanks for inviting us.
Jean & Joe, September 2004

' What a wonderful experience to see your home. Detail - Detail - Detail! All unique and one-of-a-kind. What a treat to tour such a treasure.'
Renee & Darrell, July 2006

' We're so grateful for the opportunity you gave us to have a family vacation! We all had a blast! The cabin is B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L! The attention to detail is amazing! '
The Bunch Family, July 2007

' Thank you so much for inviting me to your amazing cabin! I had such a wonderful weekend! Thank you for taking such good care of us. Your cabin is beautiful - I wish I didn't have to go home! '
Tripte, May 2010

' Thank you for such a wonderful stay here in your fabulously decorated cabin. As one of the first guests in the 'Cowboy Room' I strongly recommend taking a long, hot bath to soothe your muscles after a day on the slopes. Once again I had a great time out here and look forward to coming out many more times! '
Cheryl, January 2011

The cabin is 20 minutes to the famous Royal Gorge Bridge with it's many attractions, 4 whitewater rafting companies, horseback riding, helicopter rides over the Royal Gorge and less than an hour or two drive to many things to do in the area including Pikes Peak, Cripple Creek, Florence for antiquing, and Salida with it's many unique shops.

Whether you are looking for a leisurely quiet getaway, outdoor activities or visiting all the area attractions, this location is at the heart of it all.

This home is FOR SALE BY OWNER and is available fully furnished or without the furnishings. Anyone who is interested in discussing the details please feel free to contact me.

Keywords: cabin, house, cozy, mountains, ranch, Canon City, Royal Gorge, rustic, pines, trees, fishing, hiking, scenic, views, family, rafting, white water rafting, horseback riding, train rides, Cripple Creek, ziplines, ATV riding, Pikes Peak, helicopter rides
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1750 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adult over 25 must book reservation....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Kids love the mountain setting but be aware of the potential dangers of mountain living; bears, coyotes, rocky terrain and the intensity of the sun at 8650 ft elevation....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please be aware of local fire conditions/bans. When outdoor fires are banned it includes smoking, so please always use outdoor ash trays....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs under 50 lbs. allowed with a $50.00 per pet fee and signed Pet Addendum....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 5-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • Convertible bed(s)

    2 sofas, 2 cots w/ sleeping bags & 2 inflatible matresses...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) Loft Sleeping Area - very private, Double Beds (1) Lower level bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) Lower level bedroom Bunk over full size bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) 2 Comfortable Sofas but not sleepers plus 2 Cots - sleeping bags provided...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Central vacuum system - hose in lower level laundry room. Bird Food available in laundry room if you want to help us feed the birds - be aware bears like birdseed too. Wine available in lower level bar area - help yourself to a bottle - there's nothing better than some music and a glass of wine watching the sunset from the front deck. Log swing under deck. Seats 2-3 Children's tire (horse) swing under deck area. His name is 'Blackie' and please make sure his rope is hooked to log post before leaving him so he doesn't 'run away'. (Instructions from our grandaughter). PLEASE NO ADULTS as it streches out the springs and ruins it for the little ones. Hammock located hanging in front of cabin in summertime only. Another great place to watch the sunset....moreless


  • Books:

    Located in Main floor TV room bookshelves ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Located under 'Cowboy Bar' in lower level Lots to choose...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Over 50 CD's SONOS available to play your own music from smart phone or satellite radio. DOES NOT PLAY CDR's Speakers in every room and outdoor areas - choose 1 or all....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dual DISH receiver located in lower level family room. Operates both TV's independently. Kids or others can watch different channels to suit their tastes....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Central controls on main floor w/ speakers throughout cabin and in outside deck & patio areas. Speakers can be selected to be on/off based on preference...moreless

  • Television:

    One TV in main level TV room One TV in lower level family room...moreless

  • Toys:

    Located in lower level hall cabinet...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Over 50 DVD & VHS titles for kids & adults...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Great views of mountains and valleys. House Elevation 8652ft. Hike up to the top of the 35 acre lot behind the house and you can see Pikes Peak, the Sangre De Cristo mountains and the Collegiate mountain range. WOW! Don't forget your camera....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Linens Provided:

    High Quality Linens Used on all beds....moreless

  • Parking:


  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Local Calls Only Long Distance by personal calling card only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Soft & Plush...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Stackable front loader - small loads only Laundry detergent provided for 2 loads per stay...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Please make sure to log off when not surfing to maintain speeds with satellite provider....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Firewood and starters provided ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    12 Cup with regular coffee, decaf and 2 flavors provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All the basics plus waffle maker, crock pot, bread maker, mixer and cookbooks....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you may need plus paper products...moreless

  • Freezer:

    above refrigerator w/ ice maker ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Coffe, Seasonings, spices, oils, teas, popcorn, toothpicks...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full Size Stainless Steel with ice maker and water dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    Smooth top range...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Upper level deck with great views...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Over 800 Sq. Ft. with a 200 sq. ft. east facing deck off the main floor TV room - great for morning coffee. Another 600 sq. ft. of decking wrapping around the main floor facing southwest with grill, table & chairs for outdoor dining and plenty of comfortable seating....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    35 acres - hiking and great mountain range views from top of property...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas ...moreless



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Mar 2 - May 31, 2017
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$1,050 $2,500

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4 night min stay
$1,120 $3,600

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $75
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 7.4%


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  • Royal Gorge Rafting

    "Great rafting on the Arkansas River. "

  • Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

    "Amazing and so much fun for the kids and adults alike!"

  • Royal Gorge Route Railroad

    "Everybody loves a train ride!"

  • Museum of Colorado Prisons

  • Le Petit Chablis

    "Amazing to find an authentic upscale French restaurant in a small town. EXCELLENT! Must try..."

  • Merlinos' Belvedere -- CLOSED

    "Great italian fare! Makes their own blue cheese. A Must try!"

  • Pikes Peak

    "Great day trip from this property! Only about an hour each way and the scenery is beautiful!"

  • Garden of The Gods

    "Amazing to see these beautiful rock formations! Great day hiking and photo opportunities. An..."

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

    "One of the most beautifully natural zoos I've ever experienced. Be prepared for walking up h..."

  • Seven Falls

    "Beautiful! Another great day trip. Could be combined with Garden of the Gods or the zoo. "

  • US Air Force Academy

    "Beautiful setting! Chapel is inspiring. Great day trip combined with other Colorado Springs..."

  • Cave of the Winds

    "Spelunkers paradise. General tour or try the specialized tours if you are a fan. Nice day t..."

  • Royal Gorge

    "Truly a star of nature! A must see! Very close. "

  • Dinosaur resource center

    "T Rex awaits. Fun for the kiddos. "

80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Colorado Springs, CO
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy. 9

Car: Necessary

Royal Gorge Bridge, Train Rides, Rock Shop, River Rafting, Zip Lining, Gambling, Helicopter Rides, Jeep Tours, ATV Rides, Pikes Peak


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Norm & Pat Miller live in Colorado Springs, CO. Pat is a marketing consultant for small & medium size businesses in Southern Colorado. She also manages their vacation rental. Norm suffered kidney failure and received a donated kidney from a friend in 2013. He is now back to work full time. We enjoy building, remodeling our many projects over the years, and creating unique detailed hand made items of wood. We also enjoy traveling with our travel trailer.

Why the Owner Chose Cañon City, CO, USA:
We chose our property of 35 acres in this beautiful area of Colorado due to it's easy commute time from Colorado Springs where we live and work. We fell in love with the scenery, tranquility and security of the gated ranch area of Delilah Peak. We have spent the last 11 years building our dream cabin in the mountains on the vacant 35 acre lot and love the accessibility, privacy and peaceful area.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love that the ranch is gated and only accessible to owners and invited guests, has access to over 10,000 acres of BLM land for hiking, ATV riding and hunting, and has well maintained roads for easy access year round. It is 35 minutes to Canon City where you have access to shopping & restaurants. It is also a short drive to Cripple Creek, Salida and about an hour from Colorado Springs.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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  • Log Stairs to Loft w/ Queen Bed, Walk-in Closet & 1/2 Bath

    Log Stairs to Loft w/ Queen Bed, Walk-in Closet & 1/2 Bath

  • Kitchen w/island & desk area

    Kitchen w/island & desk area

  • Kitchen w/ stainless refrigerator & smooth top range

    Kitchen w/ stainless refrigerator & smooth top range

  • Dining Area seats 6-7

    Dining Area seats 6-7

  • Toddler Area in Loft

    Toddler Area in Loft

  • Loft 'Outhouse' vanity

    Loft 'Outhouse' vanity

  • Main Floor Bath Vanity Area

    Main Floor Bath Vanity Area

  • Main Floor Shower w/ Rainfall & Handheld shower heads and antique stained glass

    Main Floor Shower w/ Rainfall & Handheld shower heads and antique stained glass

  • Downstairs Western Family Room w/Denver & Rio Grande elevated train.

    Downstairs Western Family Room w/Denver & Rio Grande elevated train.

  • Cowboy Bedroom - Double & Twin

    Cowboy Bedroom - Double & Twin

  • Cowboy Bath Tub

    Cowboy Bath Tub

  • Front Deck facing southwest - great for sunsets

    Front Deck facing southwest - great for sunsets

  • Wood burning stove - firewood & starting agents provided

    Wood burning stove - firewood & starting agents provided

  • Kitchen Sink Area w/ solid granite sink

    Kitchen Sink Area w/ solid granite sink

  • Loft custom painted by local artist in textured relief around closet door

    Loft custom painted by local artist in textured relief around closet door

  • Loft Railing made by J. Dubbs

    Loft Railing made by J. Dubbs

  • Loft Bedroom and walk-in closet

    Loft Bedroom and walk-in closet

  • Main Floor TV Room w/Dish, Surround Sound, DVD & VHS Player

    Main Floor TV Room w/Dish, Surround Sound, DVD & VHS Player

  • Main floor bath w/Walk-in Shower w/ handheld & rain showerheads

    Main floor bath w/Walk-in Shower w/ handheld & rain showerheads

  • Cowboy Bar in lower level w/saddle bar stools

    Cowboy Bar in lower level w/saddle bar stools

  • Denver & Rio Grande Train

    Denver & Rio Grande Train

  • Cowboy Bath Vanity

    Cowboy Bath Vanity

  • Outside View

    Outside View

  • One of my favorite entries in our guest book! Our youngest reviewer.

    One of my favorite entries in our guest book! Our youngest reviewer.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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