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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 large front porch with rocking chairs and spectacular views of Rampart Range. While sitting on the new 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 WiFi, television set or gaming center. 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 a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2018

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 42 years. This is now the fifth generation of our family 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 Green Mountain Falls

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Smoking and No Open Fires anywhere on the property! OPEN FIRES—are prohibited in GMF
  • QUIET HOURS—TOWN RULES are between 10 pm and 8 am.
  • OCCUPANCY LIMITS—are strictly enforced. The Hilltop House will accommodate 6 people.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • 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 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 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 ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
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
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
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 stream. Yet the village of GMF is just a three block walk away - downhill. 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 but offers all the modern amenities. The large deck and patio has the best view of any GMF property. Once you stay here, you will be back.

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Secluded, Peaceful, Turn-of-the-Century Hilltop House in Green Mountain Falls!
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Austin Tx
5

Wanna escape the modern world for a while? I miss it already

  • 5 of 5

A way to escape the electronic world . Robin and Shawn are amazing and generous owners.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous place for a family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Something for all ages to enjoy, from 6 months to 88 yrs. Had the adjoining Diamond Bar cabin as well so plenty of space for everyone to take a quiet nap, go hiking or get together for laughter filled family dinners on the deck.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Location! Peaceful & Quiet

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with our 7 and 9 year old kids. It was the perfect location to relax--in the mountains, surrounded by trees, with the sound of a waterfall in the background! The kids loved having their own "exit" from the downstairs bedroom so they could "spy" on us in the mornings and the huge boulders on the property were a lot of fun for them too, along with the nearby hiking trails. We spent a lot of time on the deck, too. The house is conveniently close to so many great attractions--Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, etc. While it doesn't have a ton of amenities, it is a well-cared for property and we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 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: August 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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Blue Moose - 5 minute walk - DOWNHILL
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Shining Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
U.S. 24
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The Pantry / The Mucky Duck - 5 minute walk
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 (20 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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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140

Payment and CANCELLATION POLICY:
Because summer is High Season, we require a deposit of 1/2 down immediately to reserve the cabin with the balance due 30 days prior to your check-in date. Payment by personal credit card or personal check is accepted. Full Refund of deposit requires email notice of at least 60 days prior to first date of reservation. No Refund of deposit for cancellation less than 60 days prior to first date of reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.