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Hike to a sunrise, retreat to complete peace...

East Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • House1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 8 nights

Your Central Colorado Springs home for ALL of Your Activities!

'You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.' Isaiah 55:12 NIV

Welcome to the Colorful Colorado Vacation Rental, where our goal is to make your stay refreshing, peaceful, and memorable! Our location is perfect for families who want to see and do all the city has to offer. Our single level home is family friendly, 5-20 minutes from every major attraction, and is operated by a family that takes pride in serving you well. 40% of our bookings come from return guests and word of mouth.

Wake up in the morning and enjoy the complimentary selections of cereal for breakfast. Then hike with your family to the best sunrise overlook in the city and enjoy the day exploring caves and pausing for picturesque photo-ops before having an early afternoon picnic at the Grand View Overlook. After a morning of fun return to the home for a refreshing shower in our newly remodeled (Jan 2018) designer bathroom with colors, materials, and textures selected to restore your peace holistically. While the kids play in the fenced backyard plan your evening -- may we suggest ending the day with a grilled burger in the backyard before heading to the seven falls night show. It's phenomenal!

We receive compliment after compliment on our clean and organized VRBO. Thank you, past guests, for recommending us again and again! We want the house to feel special for our guests upon arrival because it holds memories for us. Come and stay at Colorful Colorado and make family memories of your own.


The home is a walk from breath-taking city overlooks, hiking, and horseback riding! 3 minutes from two golf courses. 10 minutes from Colorado College and downtown Colorado Springs. 20 minutes to Garden of the Gods and Manitou. 22 minutes to the Air Force Academy, Peterson Air Force Base, and Fort Carson. 25 minutes from the Colorado Springs Airport. 17 minutes to The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Check in as early as 4 PM, and check out as late as 10 AM.

(The interior of our house is wheelchair accessible, but there are two steps up to the front door.)

*** We love babies, toddlers, and young children ***

We offer everything for parents to keep them safe, entertained, and comfortable. The home is all one level, with no dangerous stairs. All of the windows have cordless blinds. Make baby and toddler travel easier by bringing less! We have a Pack-n-Play with mattress and organic fitted sheets, electric baby swing, Bugaboo Bee stroller, backpack carrier, Boppy Pillow, changing pad, high chair, Cooshee booster chair, bibs, utensils, plates, sippy cups, Step 2 slide and much more!

*** 3D TV and Blu-Ray 3D DVD Player and 3D Movies! ***

High-speed wireless internet, Netflix streaming, Wii and Wii games.

Just a few of the Colorful Colorado Vacation Rental Perks:

1. Owners who are here to serve your needs. We can be as close or as far away as you desire, depending on your preference.

2. We are consistently updating, replacing, and improving the home for our guests.

3. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hair spray, hand soap, cotton balls, q-tips, hand lotion, Kleenex, body lotion, make-up remover wipes, hairdryers, and toilet paper. Paper towels, dish soap, basic spices and cooking oils, and laundry detergent.

4. A clean team that is within the family. Our clean team includes the owner to ensure the home is left immaculate. The home is always given the utmost care between guests.

5. We have 5 years of expertise in running a VRBO. We are thankful for the 300+ guests we have had the privilege to meet and have stayed again with us!

Thank you for considering Colorful Colorado Vacation Rental. We are honored to be part of your vacation :)

#High Speed Internet #Wifi #PikesPeak # GardenoftheGods #Manitou #PalmerPark #Hiking #Sunrise #Mountains #Central #SevenFalls #OlympicTrainingCenter #MemorialHospital #PenroseHospital #Vacation # ColoradoSprings

If this location does not fit your needs, our family also owns and operates two other VRBO properties entitled “Oakwood Colorado,” and “Wildflower Colorado," (please see listings #972088 and #833907).


Chad and Jill Bowman

Member Since 2013
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 07, 2018
About Chad and Jill Bowman

We are natives to Colorado Springs. We have three children who love being outdoors, and exploring new places. We enjoy hiking, swimming, and traveling. Our vacation rental home is a reflection of our love for family, and our love for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We live in town, and can offer lots of suggestions on where to eat, play, and have fun as a family!

Chad and Jill Bowman purchased this House in 2007

Why Chad and Jill Bowman chose East Colorado Springs

The Colorful Colorado home was built in the Centennial Heights neighborhood in 1959. With wide streets, mature trees, large green lawns, long driveways, and large rectangular ranch style homes. It has all the charm and simplicity of the era, but is centrally located to all of the fun!

What makes this House unique

See more! Do more! Make the most of your vacation without wasting time driving long distances to all corners of the city. We are the ONLY VRBO near Palmer Park, and central to everything else! Feel like taking it easy? Stay in and watch a 3D movie relaxing on our comfortable Lazy Boy chairs and sofa. Or take a walk to the trails in Palmer Park, right behind our house! We have many guests tell us how much they enjoy the natural wildlife our VRBO has! From several deer, birds, and squirrels that visit our property daily to seeing the elusive black squirrel right in our VRBO's backyard! Serenity in the heart of the city. Apart from convenience, a quiet neighborhood, and an open floor plan that provides easy family fun; our home is priced to be family friendly while providing all of the luxuries you would expect at nicer hotels. Our dine-in kitchen makes it perfect for planning the next day's events over a home cooked meal, and make a perfect setting for retelling the day's excitement!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Little Bear Peak
        1 queen
      • Mesa Verde
        1 queen, This bedroom has an en suite private bath.
      • Mt. Princeton
        2 queen, This is our largest bedroom, with an en suite master bath.
      • All of our bedrooms have comfortable queen size mattresses, pressed sheets, and high-end bedding. Each room has been carefully and thoughtfully designed for your ultimate comfort and enjoyment by utilizing the colors, textures, and natural God created beauty of Colorado.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1 - En suite bathroom to Mt. Princeton bedroom.
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, Relax in the over sized jetted tub.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Bathroom 3 - En suite to Mesa Verde bedroom.
        toilet, shower
      • We provide shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, hand lotion, hand soap, toilet paper, cotton balls, q-tips, hairspray, hair dryers, and plush towels, hand towels, and wash cloths in each bathroom.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Very close to downtown - away from the noise but within a short driving distance.
        • Mountain View
          Two rooms have views of Pikes Peak.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                      Free Highspeed Internet (Wifi)
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                      The fireplace is gas, and can be turned on manually by pressing the "on" button on the faux log set.
                    • Garage
                      Keep your car warm, and out of the snow!
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      We also provide an indoor clothes line for hanging up garments that can't be dried in the dryer. We provide wool dryer balls to help speed up the drying time too!
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Enjoy our comfortable furniture while watching a 3D movie.
                    • Parking
                      Long double drive way. RV parking available.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      We provide laundry detergent for our guests.


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                          We provide coffee and tea, creamer, and sugar.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Large, spacious Corian counter tops. Stainless steel appliances, 42' cabinets.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          We provide paper towels, napkins, dish cloths and dish towels. SPICES PROVIDED: Pure vanilla extract, thyme, oregano, cumin, cinnamon, chili powder, pumpkin pie spice, paprika, salt and pepper.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Jenn Air
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              8 at the dining table. 3 at the kitchen bar. 1 child in highchair.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 12 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                  3D Blue Ray
                                • Game Room
                                  Plenty of games and puzzles for kids.
                                • Games
                                  Cards, Rummikub, Scrabble, puzzles (all ages,) and more!
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  42' 3D HD TV with several pairs of 3D glasses. Netflix code provided upon booking.
                                • Toys
                                  Toys for babies, toddlers, and young children. We really do have something fun for every age level and interest. We have kids too! So we know what they need and want! :)
                                • Video Games
                                  Wii system with lots of games!
                                • Video Library
                                  We have lots of family friendly Blue Ray and 3D titles: Finding Nemo, Despicable Me, Soul Surfer, Up, The March of the Penguins, Pride and Prejudice, and more!


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Patio table and chairs for 6.
                                    • Golf
                                      The Colorado Springs Country Club is a few blocks away.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      We usually have fresh tomatoes and green beans for our guests to pick from our summer garden in July, August, and September. Sunflower border in August and September. Enjoy!
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      New grill with propane free of charge provided.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Tennis available at Gerry Berry park - 4 blocks away!


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          The home is one level, and is wheel accessible. (The front entrance to the house has two steps.)

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Massage


                                                • playground
                                                • churches
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • cinemas
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • whitewater rafting

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              104 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Thank you for the memories and the cookies!

                                                              Paige B.

                                                              The home was beautiful. The owners kind. The cookies delicious. And the hike to the bluffs refreshing!

                                                              Thank you so much!

                                                              Colorfully Cute in Colorado

                                                              Eric S.

                                                              The hosts could not have been better. They truly make your stay special. Fresh cookies and flowers on arrival. It is evident that they want to make your stay the greatest it can be.

                                                              The house worked out extremely well for my family. It was spacious and well appointed with nice appliances and kitchen gear. The bottom line, I would stay in this house again in a heart beat if our travels ever take us back to Colorado Springs!


                                                              Perfect! We had a great week.

                                                              Christine S.

                                                              The house was spotless and well stocked - they thought of everything. The location was perfect and the neighborhood was nice and quiet. My daughter is a student at CC so it was convenient for her and for us.

                                                              Very clean and pleasant home

                                                              James O.

                                                              Enjoyed our stay

                                                              Stayed here for rehabilitation :)

                                                              Jennifer T.

                                                              I came here with my family while I had rehab for my hip. My home had too many stairs and following my Dr.'s recommendation, I found this one level home. This home was a Godsend while I heald and the owners could not have been more caring. The single level and low entry showers made my rehab more comfrotable than I could have imagined.

                                                              Clean rental

                                                              Kelly G.Illinois

                                                              Very clean house in a great location. Rented this house for employees working in the area. Quick response time and very easy to work with. Would rent again. Thanks for all your help Chad!


                                                              East Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO, USA

                                                              We are centrally located to everything in Colorado Springs. From visiting the world's only mountain zoo: Cheyenne Mt. Zoo, to touring the natural splendor of Garden of the Gods, to driving all the way to the top of Pikes Peak for an unforgettable view; we are several minutes from these top tourist destinations. But we live right next to the best park in the city: Palmer Park! Drive up to the overlook, it only takes about 7 minutes to get to the top, and then take in the view of the entire front range mountains!

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Additional Guest Fee
                                                              Damage Insurance
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              The cleaning fee is $150 per stay for 1 to 4 guests. An additional charge of $30/night is added to parties of 5 or more.

                                                              104 Reviews
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