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Built in 1908, completely restored, and full of antiques

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 double

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  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Game Room:

    Gaming table on porch with traditional board games...moreless

  • Television:

    No TV by design. Cabin is screen free. Hope our renters will appreciate how this enhances their family time together....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Village

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large dining table in living room seats 6...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Fireplace:

    Electric fireplace with heater...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard heat when needed...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless internet provided by password to guests...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large and comfortable and and full of antiques...moreless

  • Parking:

    Private drive with off street parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Antique kitchen is the signature of Hilltop House. You have to see it to believe it....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator with freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric range with antique stove top and warming closet...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    HUGE new walk-out deck, 16x24 trex with 360 mountain views and the sound of a mountain stream! ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Shining Mountain Golf Club in Woodland part is a 15 minute drive. Colorado Springs courses are 30 minutes away....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Grill provided (propane)...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts in town, just blocks away...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 3 - Sep 30, 2016
4 night min stay
$145
$875 $3,500
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$145
$875
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees:

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

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Green Mountain Falls, CO, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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.


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  • Built in 1908, completely restored, and full of antiques

    Built in 1908, completely restored, and full of antiques

  • Giant front porch full of rocking chairs

    Giant front porch full of rocking chairs

  • Master bedroom, new bedding with antique frame

    Master bedroom, new bedding with antique frame

  • Downstairs bedroom with two double beds and fall bath.

    Downstairs bedroom with two double beds and fall bath.

  • Check out the stove top!

    Check out the stove top!

  • Dressing room with lavatory off master bedroom, full of antiques.

    Dressing room with lavatory off master bedroom, full of antiques.

  • Antiques in the haunted Hilltop House . . .

    Antiques in the haunted Hilltop House . . .

  • Antique tea sets . . .

    Antique tea sets . . .

  • Antique bread box in kitchen . . .

    Antique bread box in kitchen . . .

  • Antique hooked rug . . .

    Antique hooked rug . . .

  • You're home!  Sign at bottom of private drive up to Hilltop House

    You're home! Sign at bottom of private drive up to Hilltop House

  • Antique china hutch

    Antique china hutch

  • Hilltop House is tucked back against the national forest on a full secluded acre

    Hilltop House is tucked back against the national forest on a full secluded acre

  • Antique kitchen fully equipped

    Antique kitchen fully equipped

  • Huge new trex deck!  16 x 24 with 360 mountain views and sound of stream

    Huge new trex deck! 16 x 24 with 360 mountain views and sound of stream

  • Living room with antique rug, dining room table, futon and fireplace

    Living room with antique rug, dining room table, futon and fireplace

  • Full bath with claw foot tub off master bedroom.

    Full bath with claw foot tub off master bedroom.

  • Downstairs full bath with shower and antiques.

    Downstairs full bath with shower and antiques.

  • Porcelain door knobs . . .

    Porcelain door knobs . . .

  • Fine china comes with the cabin!

    Fine china comes with the cabin!

  • Dressing room antiques . . .

    Dressing room antiques . . .

  • Newspaper story on the last role for silent film star Rudolph Valentino!

    Newspaper story on the last role for silent film star Rudolph Valentino!

  • Front stairs

    Front stairs

  • Wildflowers picked from the mountainside

    Wildflowers picked from the mountainside

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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