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Premiered as "the model VRBO." We love our guests, YOU'LL love your stay.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

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

Your Colorado Springs dream vacation begins at this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom vacation rental house at the base of the city's famous Edna Mae Bennet nature trail! This designer home offers over 1,700 square feet of single floor living space and provides an ideal family location a walk away from an impressive trail system suitable for all experience levels. The trails are world famous for their hiker friendliness, mountain biking thrills, postcard sunsets, locally owned horse stables, and picturesque wildlife.

Coming to see the Colorado bears, raccoons, deer, squirrel, mountain lions and more?! Find them all within the Palmer Park nature reserve steps outside your front door! Looking for a way to unwind and experience the other attractions of Colorado? Downtown, Garden of the Gods, Manitou, Old Colorado City, the United States Air Force Academy and more are within minutes due to the secluded central location of this neighborhood. Up to 8 travelers will love spending days exploring the great outdoors and their evenings unwinding in the home designed from top to bottom for family comfort.


Bedroom 1: Queen Bed | Bedroom 2: Two Queen Beds | Bedroom 3: Queen Bed

The home's open floor plan makes this retreat ideal for families, elderly and those travelers seeking a space filled with gorgeous Colorado sunlight all on a single level with no steps.

Let the kids chase rabbits in the fenced backyard while dad grills or while the adults prepare a meal in the fully stocked eat-in kitchen. Pick some vegetables from our organic garden and make your meal complete! And if you are not ready to come in for the day and eat as a family at the oversized dinner table, take your conversation outdoors and eat under the umbrella of the outdoor patio furniture as you laugh and recant the day's adventures.

After dinner, end your day with a rejuvenating shower in the city's only bathroom designed with the colors, textures, and emotions to cleanse your mind, body, and soul.


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. 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, sandbox and much more!


We provide this shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hair spray, hand soap, cotton balls, q-tips, Kleenex, body lotion, make-up remover wipes, hairdryers, and toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, basic spices, cooking oils, laundry detergent, and so much more.


Our family is on a mission to make vacationing in Colorado Springs easy and memorable for guests. If you have questions before your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, we will humbly be available to serve you 24/7 to help with any questions or help you may need.


Our family also owns and operates Native Colorado #1307253

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Key Residence Features:

- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, free WiFi, air conditioning, central heating, in-unit high-efficiency laundry machines, driveway parking, RV parking, and much more!

- A location that offers Colorado's nature a step away from your front porch and a short drive to every other major attraction.

-3D TV with a selection of family-friendly 3D movies!

Netflix streaming, Wii and more!


- No smoking inside the home, or outside on the property grounds.

We love our home, smoking is terrible, and we love our guests. Providing clean air for every guest in our home is a top priority :)!

- No pets allowed

- No events, parties or large gatherings

- Must be at least 25 years old to book

Have a blessed vacation!

More Details

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.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 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.

Why have one hotel room for your whole family, when you can have the whole house?

Guestbook comments from the owner

The bowman Family,

Thank you once again for the use of your home. We absolutely love it, and feel so comfortable and at home here. We so appreciate your cleanliness and attention to detail, as well as all your "extras." We are already looking forward to next year's stay!


Love your willingness to share your faith!!!!
Jul 2017
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East Colorado Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Premiered as "the model VRBO." We love our guests, YOU'LL love your stay.
average rating of 4.9576273 based on 131 reviews

Model for a Perfect VRBO experience

  • 5 of 5

Colorful Colorado meets all expectations generated by stellar reviews. Spacious, comfortable and truly feels like your home away from home. Location is fabulous and close to all the attractions in Colorado Springs. Chad and Jill also add great little touches such as fresh baked cookies, a great guide with helpful information such as preferred local restaurants, and hikes and making a point to specifically welcome families on arrival.

A true model for what a VRBO vacation house should be.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Beautiful, spacious, clean, quiet

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled with the rental from the time we walked in the door. The kitchen was open and bright, and well-stocked. There were some awesome treats on the table and homemade cookies in the cookie jar. Three bedrooms with three separate baths was a perfect set-up for our family of four. We were really surprised by how quiet the neighborhood was and several times I sat in the little backyard, soaked up the sun and enjoyed my reading ... in peace and quiet. The owners are fantastic and went over and above to make sure our stay lived up to expectations. This is really a model for how a VRBO should be set up and operated.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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The sunrises were my favorite memory...

  • 5 of 5

While the older kids slept my husband and I got into he routine of stepping out the front door at 5:15AM to hike up the street and watch the sunrise from the Grandview overlook. Trust me ou don’t want to miss out on this.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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  • 5 of 5

As a traveling lecturer I visit many locations around the country. This home spoiled me. I brought my mountain bike and spent my free days on the miles of nearby trails and my evenings on the cool porch grilling with my colleagues. The bathroom was pure bliss and the pictures do it no justice as it is magazine spectacular!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Colorado’s wildlife lives right outside the door!

  • 5 of 5

We can to see Colorado wildlife and didn’t have to go far! The kids had a great time trying to catch wild rabbits in the backyard, bird-spotting, and watching deer roam the front yard! We felt blessed to see so much of Colorado before we even stepped foot outside the home. Thank you for your home! It was absolutely perfect :)!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Above and Beyond Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This is by far THE BEST VRBO we have stayed at yet, and we use VRBO 2-3 times per year. Not only is the house beautiful, but the Bowman's went above and beyond to make sure our stay was amazing. From the fresh cut flowers to the fresh baked cookies, coffee and tea upon arrival to high end and comfortable bedding, this place has it all. It was the perfect place for children too, with the fenced in back yard, toy room and child friendly dishes. We will for sure be back to this place...already looking at options for next summer. If you are in Colorado Springs, this is the place to be, but be will be spoiled!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Nearest Airport
11.3 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Colorado Springs Country Club
Nearest Train
45.8 Miles
Royal Gorge Railroad
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Rocco's Italian Restaurant
Nearest Ski
119 Miles
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Property Damage Insurance $59

The cleaning fee is $165 per stay for 1 to 4 guests.
An additional charge of $30/night is added to parties of 5 or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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