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Charming Getaway in Old Colorado City!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom non-smoking home with mountain views

This charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in Old Colorado City was built in 1918. It has been updated and renovated to provide comfort to today's traveler without losing the appealing touches not to be found in more “modern” homes. With plenty of open living space for the whole family (including living room, dining room, kitchen, front porch and reading nook), this house easily accommodates 4 people (up to 6 utilizing the provided air mattresses). Colorfully decorated with light colors, vaulted ceilings and comfortable furniture, the house welcomes tired travelers in need of a getaway!

The property includes a fully fenced yard as well as off-the street parking in the back. The fully equipped kitchen includes all dishware, cutlery, pots and pans, small appliances (such as coffee maker, toaster, blender, etc.) and large appliances (refrigerator, oven and dishwasher) needed to accommodate any meal preparation. Linens and towels are also available for your use, as well as access to a washer and dryer on-site.

The house is perfectly situated to take advantage of all that Colorado Springs has to offer! It is within walking distance of Old Colorado City’s famous shopping and restaurants, but also easy access to grocery shopping and drugstores and I-25. Hiking is only minutes away by car as well as downtown Colorado Springs!

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Bryan Carlson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About Bryan Carlson

We are both teachers living in Fort Worth, TX and expecting our first child. We found Colorado Springs when we attended Colorado College over several summers to get our Masters' Degrees and fell in love with the city! We bought this house in our favorite area, Old Colorado City, and have spent the last 3 summers enjoying, updating and decorating it!

Bryan Carlson purchased this house in 2009

Why Bryan Carlson chose Colorado Springs

We love the area. Walking to shops, concerts and parks is a great way to relax and slow down for a break. The unique touches in the house such as the vaulted ceilings, original push-button light switches, charming reading nook, open layout and just-the-right-size comfy-coziness!

What makes this house unique

The house has retained its original charm and has the benefit of an eclectic and vibrant neighborhood. We love that you can walk to so many activities, stores and restaurants! It's all right there, including I-25 if you need to go exploring via car! We couldn't ask for a better vacation home and we hope you love it too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great spot with easy access to local activities and day trips. Cute house on quiet street in Old Colorado City. Hope to visit again!
Jul 2013
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Charming Getaway in Old Colorado City!
average rating of 4.736842 based on 21 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

If you want a centrally located property in Colorado Springs in a quiet neighborhood this is the property. Just a short drive to Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs, Cheyenne Canyon Park, Air Force Academy, rafting in Canon City, Old Colorado City, Royal Gourge, and whatever else you want to do. There's a grocery store, pharmacy, and coffee shops you can walk in 5 minutes or drive to 2 minutes. If you like BBQ, don't miss Front Range BBQ. Owner was very responsive and easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Calm and Beautiful place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean, well maintained and furnished with all appliances. The owner was quick to respond to our request and helpful. Over all - completely satisfied with the stay in this house

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint house, wonderfully set up

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely setup. It is great for 2 couples. The two bedrooms are wonderfully setup with the reading nook directly off one. The thing that surprised us the Most though was the deer walking through the yard in the morning. What a great way to be awoken.

It is a great place to go for quiet, relaxing getaways. Best of all, it is near to downtown Old Colorado City, Garden of the Gods, Manitu Springs, and other great destinations. We arrived with bikes and would have loved to use them but snow on the ground did not help.

Note: For this property, you must really park in back since you only have "keyed" access to the back door.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely comfortable home.

  • 4 of 5

This home suited our needs very well. It is spacious, light and airy, clean, comfortable, and convenient. The kitchen (and really the whole house) was very well equipped, and it was nice to have two bathrooms in a home this size. I would definitely stay here again if the chance arises. I'm not sure who the neighbors downstairs were, and they most certainly did not disturb us, but when I realized I could hear someone downstairs yawning, I worried a little about disturbing them.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you found everything you needed. You were staying in our home away from home and we have it equipped just the way we like it. We are so glad that you had a pleasant stay and were considerate of the other guests as well. We hope to see you back again!
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Family getaway

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this residence and have no real complaints at all. It is roomy, and had every amenity we needed for our family of five. It is a few blocks from a great shopping district, and is in a quiet, pleasant neighborhood. The only liability might be that there is a little too scant sleeping space for a larger family--it is better suited for 3 or 4 people. The air mattress for my son was defective, but Brian reimbursed us for a new one. Great reading library, and a well-lighted porch on which to read. It is an older house, but not decrepit at all--it has charm.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The unit has two queen sized beds and we had previously offered an inflatable mattress for additional capacity, but this has proven to be unsatisfactory and unreliable. We hope to find an appropriate sofa sleeper to match our décor and upgrade the living area to have a more reliable and comfortable sleeping space for overflow this summer. We are so happy you enjoyed the library and the reading space!
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Parents Weekend charmer

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over the Air Force Academy's Parents Weekend. It served our needs very well and was quite spacious. The location was central to many of our activities and it was very quiet. Having laundry facilities in the basement was wonderful. We enjoyed our stay immensely.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kissing Camels
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Arapahoe Basin, Keystone or Loveland
Car: necessary

Access to amenities of Colorado Springs includes:

• 5 minutes to Garden of the Gods, Old

Colorado City, Colorado College and

Downtown Colorado Springs

• less than 10 minutes to North Cheyenne

Canon (including Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and

Seven Falls)

• less than 10 minutes to University of Colorado

at Colorado Springs

• 10 minutes to Manitou Springs (including

Pikes Peak)

• 15 minutes to the Air Force Academy

• 20 minutes from Colorado Springs Airport

• 1-1/2 hours from Denver International Airport


Rates & Availability

Old Colorado City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off season
Oct 31 2016 - Mar 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
check in fee $125
Pet Fee $250
Tax Rate 9.8%

Damage deposit of $500. The deposit is 100% refundable within 14 days of check out if unit requires no unusual maintenance or cleaning.
Check in/out processing fee of $125 on all rentals to cover unit make ready.

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Old Colorado City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Large antique clawfoot tub w/ curtains and shower head.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Oversized easy access shower.
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , With reading nook/nursery (crib available)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - Convertible full sized bed in living room
  • Queen size Beds (2) one standard queen bed in each bedroom plus convertible full size bed in living room, Baby Crib (1) available, pack and play available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • snowmobiling
Central Heat; trash & recycling pick-up included, ceiling fans in both bedrooms, game table including puzzles and board games, oversized claw-foot tub, reading nook with library

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