|Space||1,800 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
This was our third time to stay at the Hilltop House and each year it just gets better! The large deck is a place where we spent so much time enjoying the wildlife, the cool mountain air and beautiful scenery. God willing, we will be returning next year! Thanks to Shawn and Robin for keeping this treasure of a cabin available to enjoy! Dale, Susan and Lisa, TX
Our stay at your charming Hilltop House could not have been more wonderful! Every morning and evening we loved to sit out on the deck, watching the sun and the moon come up over the mountains. What a view! We were surrounded by wildlife and were visited by chipmunks, hummingbirds, Stellar Jays and two young deer. I loved to listen to the stream nearby and the wind in the pine and aspen as I dozed off at night in my very comfortable bed. When we would return from fly fishing it felt as though we were coming home. The kitchen has everything one needs and more. The large living room and front porch were delightful places to sit on one rainy afternoon. It was very nice being so close to town yet being secluded on the edge of the forest. I simply cannot say enough about Hilltop House and sincerely thank Shawn for providing such an enchanting place for us to relax. We'll be back!! Ruth
I can't say enough good things about our stay in this wonderful cabin. It is very comfortable; has a great picnic table right out the back door for enjoying nature while having breakfast, lunch or dinner; and nicely secluded, yet close to town. When we first arrived and opened the windows, we heard the sound of a mountain stream and had to go exploring. Green Mountain Falls is a great town and close to Woodland Park and Manitou Springs for day trips. Can't wait to stay here again next summer.
Beautiful views from every window. The cabin creates an illusion of seclusion and privacy. Yet, town and civilization (aka internet, tv, video games) are only blocks away. This will give you the best unplugged vacation you may ever experience if you can just pull the plug for a few days. There are numerous attractions and sights in the nearby area. However, we chose a relaxed week of just lounging in the cabin, enjoying the deer and other wildlife from the front porch rocking chairs. Reading, board games, and most of all having the uninterrupted storytelling and heartfelt discussions that linger into late night hours which bond people together. If you have a fantasy of that sort of experience with your family or friends, then this is where that magic can happen. It was delightful. Just be sure to keep everyone hydrated because the hilltop climb will get you if you haven't properly adjusted to the altitude. It seemed to take about two days to adjust. So we planned our first days to be low physical activity. Worked great. Cabin is well furnished, comfotable beds, lots of rockers, books, games,outdoor grill and picnic area, and nice well equipped kitchen. My favorite was a claw-foot tub that was wonderful for long soaks. Pay close attention to portraits in living room. They will open the door to the spirit of the cabin. You will be able to experience the essence of the cabin in a most unique way. One portrait in particular engaged us and became a participant in our entire week. Wonderful! This is a great place to bring children and teens to give them a unique, unplugged experience that they will remember for years to come. It is a wonderful environment to create special memories with family and friends. Shawn was wonderful and provided lots of history.highly recommend this for a unique opportunity in a beautiful spot.
What a delight. We were here with best friends and could not imagine how it could have been better. Robin and Shawn have done a great job in furnishing the cabin with everything you need. Kitchen is very well appointed. Wonderful location. Heaters worked well to take the nip out the morning. Radio station the radio was set to was splendid giving us marvelous classical music as we dined and conversed until the wee hours. Mountain views marvelous. Overhang allowed us to listen to the rain without shutting windows. Lots of birds, squirrels chatter of all kinds. A deer was spotted . Very quiet location. Comfortable beds. Plenty of blankets if you need them. And yes, we did hear noises that were unexplainable....ghosts? Who knows? Everyone was in bed and the sound of footsteps and doors being open were heard. I was thrilled at the unexplained. Now to find out more.
Thanks Robin and Shawn! The stay was marvelous.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|weekly cleaning / linens||$75 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.