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Secluded, Peaceful, Turn-of-the-Century Hilltop House in Green Mountain Falls!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Large deck, 2 Bedroooms, 2 full baths, large porch, vintage kitchen, anitiques!

Hilltop House is a summer-only rental (May-September), and one of the oldest, most secluded, and unspoiled cabins in Green Mountain Falls. Perched on nearly one full acre of property that backs up to the Pike National Forest, it is so 'hidden' that many long time residents in town are not even aware that it exists. Built in 1908, it is full of antiques, and has now been completely restored with a large deck that features private 360 mountain views and the sound of a mountain stream. It is arguably the most secluded and beautiful deck view in Green Mountain Falls. While restoring it, the owners found (and have preserved) newspapers used as insulation that feature an article about the death of silent film star Rudolph Valentino! A large claw-foot tub in the master bath completes this one of a kind mountain retreat.

If this property is not available to rent, the Meyers family owns an adjacent property, the Diamond Bar (#402626) that is also a vacation rental, sleeps up to six, at the same rate. Or you can rent both cabins for a family reunion.

Hilltop House is accessed by a private drive at the end of Colorado Street away from traffic. It is full of vintage furniture and turn-of-the-century photographs and artifacts. It features a giant front porch with rocking chairs and spectacular views of Rampart Range. While sitting on the new 16x24 deck, renters can not only hear the Crystal Creek stream, but see it as a silver ribbon of water coming down Mt. Ester.

The master bedroom features a new queen size iron bed, and a dressing room with a full bath. The living room has a futon and looks out on towering blue spruce trees. There is a downstairs bedroom area with two full sized beds, and a full bath with shower (perfect for the kids).

But the most remarkable thing about Hilltop House is its historic quality, and one of the most charming, vintage kitchens you will ever cook in (wait til you see the stove back). Hilltop House is so private that it is a favorite spot for wildlife, and you will frequently be surprised by a herd of deer who make it their home, as well as the red-tailed fox, mountain birds, and yes, the occasional black bear.

Hilltop House has plenty of private, off-street parking, and is a short (two block) walk from the charming village center of GMF, which is emerging as a true arts community with an annual summer arts festival (The Green Box). There is a great bar (The Blue Moose), a lovely restaurant (The Mucky Duck), and a coffee/homemade ice cream shop (Duckies). There is a playground for the kids, and a stroll around the lake with the Victorian gazebo completes an evening in the village. There is fishing (state stocked), and frequent outdoor concerts fill the air with music. And yes, this is where you find perhaps the best breakfast place on earth, The Pantry. If you like to hike, you are in paradise, as GMF continues to develop and mark hiking trails for all levels. Hilltop House is situated near several trail heads, and maps are provided.

By design, this property is "screen free." It has no television set or gaming center, but there is free wifi for renters. The owners, Shawn and Robin Meyers, believe that a real family vacation means doing something other than watching TV or playing video games. So we filled Hilltop House with books, board games, and rocking chairs. It this sounds like a real vacation to you, contact us.

Hilltop House is truly one of the most unique properties in Green Mountain Falls, and you have to see it to appreciate how special it is. We hope that you and your family and friends get a chance to vacation here. You will want to come back again and again.

More Details

Owner
Shawn Meyers
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

About Shawn Meyers

Robin and Shawn Meyers honeymooned in Green Mountain Falls in 1976, and have brought their children (and now their grandchildren) to GMF for 36 years. This is now the fifth generation to treasure life in this very special mountain town.

Shawn and Robin live in Oklahoma City, where Robin is a minister (Mayflower UCC) and a professor (Oklahoma City University), and Shawn teaches art at the University of Central Oklahoma. We spend a good part of our summers in GMF, and are available to help renters have the best possible family vacation.

Shawn Meyers purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Shawn Meyers chose South Central

Hilltop House belonged to Jack and Ann Heffelfinger for many years, and they spent their summers here until both were in their early 90's. We got to know them as neighbors, and then when they could not longer come to the mountains, the family offered to sell the cabin to us. We are restoring it without changing its essential character. There is no other place quite like it.

What makes this cabin unique

Hilltop House is a remnant of another time. Not only is it over a hundred years old, and full of antiques, but is secluded and remote, even in the middle of town. The best feature is perhaps the huge front porch, which will remind you of big front porches in the south, with rocking chairs and gorgeous mountain views. A HUGE walk-out deck has now been added, and must be seen to be believed.

Amenities

Green Mountain Falls Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two full baths. Upstairs bath features a claw foot tub and separate dressing / powder room. Downstairs bath has a shower. Both are full of antiques.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • Master bedroom includes a new queen size with iron headboard. Master bath has dressing room. Hilltop House is a turn of the century mountain cabin full of antiques.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hilltop House is unlike any cabin you are likely to stay in. It has to be seen and experienced. It is secluded, charming, and historic. You feel as if you are in a private mountain retreat, full of antiques, at a rate lower than most GMF properties. Up the private drive at the end of the road, there is no traffic, just the constant sound of a mountain street. Yet the village of GMF is just a three block walk away. Breakfast at the Pantry and dinner at numerous area restaurants means you can stay in or go out. This is a pure mountain vacation property that still feels like a cabin with all the modern amenities. The huge deck has the best view of any GMF property. Once you stay here, you will be back.

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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Crockett, TX
4

A little bit of heaven.

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful vacation at Hilltop Cabin. The cabin is very peaceful and secluded. Sitting on the balcony and watching nature makes your heart and mind very happy. Not having television or wi-fi was not an issue for my family. It gave us time to reconnect with each other. I recommend this cabin to anyone who wants to sit back, relax and enjoy nature. You will not regret it.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It is an incredible place. Peaceful and in tune with nature.

  • 5 of 5

Hilltop makes you feel like you are part of nature. Interior is a trip back in time but still very comfortable. Lot's of room and unbelievable scenery. Lack of wifi was really a blessing and a chance to actually get away.

A doe and her two young ones grazing just outside the kitchen window was a perfect topper to a great trip

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clive, IA
5

Best place we've ever stayed in Green Mountain Falls

  • 5 of 5

We've come to Green Mountain Falls for several visits over the years but this cabin is now our favorite. The view is spectacular. The accommodations are perfect. The hosts couldn't be nicer. It was so peaceful there. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming Cabin with Gorgeous Views!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five thoroughly enjoyed our 4-night stay at Hilltop House! We have come to Green Mountain Falls for many years, but our stay in this cabin was our first, and it is our new favorite. It had plenty of space for us, with a downstairs bedroom and bath with shower for the kids, and upstairs master bedroom and bathroom with old-fashioned clawfoot bathtub, perfect for soaking away stress and sore muscles from hiking! By far the best feature was the beautiful deck with sweeping views of the valley, as well as the mountaintops. We ate nearly every meal outdoors, grilling on the grill and enjoying the birds, gorgeous weather, and sound of the falls while we dined, watched the sunset, and stargazed! The glassed-in porch is also lovely for relaxing with a book, playing games, or even moving a meal indoors if it rains. There are no wifi or screens at the cabin, but we were happy to unplug and read, hike, play games, laugh and talk, and watch a few movies on our laptop. We also hiked to the falls, and explored the nearby trails. What an enjoyable family vacation in a peaceful, refreshing spot! Thank you, Robin and Shawn! We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loves the Hilltop House and Green Mountain Falls! So relaxing and comfortable! Love the deck and sounds of the nearby Crystal Falls. Also, this cabin is so conveniently located to so many area attractions. Can't wait for our next visit!

The Alleys, TX

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Cabin Retreat in the Mountains!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself, and two young children highly enjoyed our 5 night stay at the Hilltop House. We wished we could have stayed longer. Green Mountain Falls is a lovely town with nearby hiking, parks, and restaurants. The Hilltop House was close to town tucked into the hillside with gorgeous mountain views. We felt we were in our own secluded getaway. Although over a hundred years old, the Hilltop House was quite comfortable, clean, and had all the amenities we needed. We loved looking at the old photos and scrapbooks left in the house. The large deck was amazing to sit outside and listen to the nearby waterfalls, watch for wildlife, and simply watch the sky change over the mountains. Our children loved walking to the falls and playing on the rocks. The location is nearby to other amenities/activities in Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs, and Woodland Park. Our young children enjoyed going to Pikes Peak and North Pole City amusement park (10 minutes away). We were also close to Florissant Fossil Bed National Monument, which we all enjoyed. The weather was fabulous while we were there, cool and refreshing. While close to lots of activities, we preferred to just relax at the cabin. Be forewarned, it is quite a steep hill to reach Hilltop House. If really wet, 4 wheel drive might be nice to have. Also our ATT phones did not work well in the whole area, but our Verizon phone had moderately more service. The kids didn't mind being unplugged for a week!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
U.S. 24
Car: recommended

Green Mountain Falls is a small mountain village on the shoulder of Pike's Peak, private and secluded but within a short drive of Woodland Park (five minutes) and Colorado Springs (25 minutes). Fast becoming an arts community, GMF is the place to go hiking, fish in the pond with a Victorian gazebo, enjoy beautiful mountain views at 8,000 feet, and truly 'vacate.' You can sleep to the sound of a mountain stream and do nothing, or you can visit all the nearby attractions of the Pike's Peak region, which makes GMF the perfect family vacation spot. Ride the Pike's Peak cog railway to the top of America's most famous mountain, or visit a dinosaur museum in nearby Woodland Park. There is truly something here for everyone.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

weekly cleaning / linens $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.9%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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