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#1 Owner Cleaned, Maintained, and Operated Since 2013

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 8 nights


About the property

Your Central Colorado Springs Base 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

Make yourself comfortable in this all ONE LEVEL, 3 bed and 3 bath, centrally located home. We love families of all ages!

Our beautiful, quiet neighborhood is ideal for a relaxing stay. 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.


September 2017: New carpet in Mt. Princeton bedroom. New Company Store ultra warmth comforter in the Little Bear bedroom.

August 2017: New toys, books, and puzzles for our favorite little guests! Including a pink pig ride-on for toddlers!

May 2017: New luxurious 450 thread count bed linens! New blender, cutting board, and kitchen utensils! (We update and replace items continually. Other rentals provide inefficient, hand-me-downs.)


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.


Sleeps up to 8 people (4 people in the Mt. Princeton bedroom, 2 people in the Little Bear Peak bedroom, and 2 people in the Mesa Verde bedroom.)

3 bathrooms, with two private bathrooms off of two of the bedrooms.

Large, sunny laundry room with washer and dryer. Ironing board, iron, retractable indoor clothesline and clothes pins. Laundry detergent provided.

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

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

*** We welcome 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.

2 RV parking spots, (one spot on each side of the house,) 1 car garage available for use, can park up to 3 cars on the concrete drive way. Plenty of room for parking on the street as well.

*** Allergy Friendly

No smoking inside the home or outside on the property. We require a clean air environment, and we would prefer that smokers do not stay here. We are NOT a marijuana friendly environment.

Please no pets.

Please do not burn candles or incense while in our home.

*** Our clean team is the best!

We are very different in this aspect from other VRBO's in town. We insist that we as owners clean and maintain our own property. We do not hire out a cleaning service. This ensures that the home is maintained to a higher level of guest satisfaction. Check out our reviews from past guests. Our housekeeping and landscaping team work hard, and do not cut corners. You will arrive to a home that is sparkling clean, well organized, and ready for you to enjoy. Our clean team is all in the family, and we enjoy working on the property together.

Just a few of the things we provide in our rental that other rentals may not do:

1. A Jesus Christ centered home away from home. "Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations." Psalm 90:1

2. New towels and bed linens every 3 months.

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. (Believe it or not, most rentals don't provide toilet paper. They request you bring your own!)

4. We supply paper towels, dish soap and laundry detergent.

5. A clean team that is within the family. Ask other VRBO's "Who cleans this rental?" You would be shocked at the answer. Most VRBO's are cleaned in 2 hours with little attention provided. When my clean team shows up to our VRBO, it is myself (the owner,) 3 to 4 family members and 2 close friends. We then spend 6 to 8 hours on the inside and outside of the property thoroughly cleaning it and maintaining it - ensuring your stay is fantastic.

6. We really care that you have a wonderful experience. Many other rentals are "short time," offered only for Air Force Academy events or certain weeks a year, and the owner has very little experience in maintaining a quality VRBO. Ask them if they run their VRBO full time, or for just a "few weeks a year."

We have 4 years of expertise in running a VRBO. We are thankful for the 250+ guests we have had the privilege to meet and have stay again with us!

Also, when you stay at our VRBO, it is a true VRBO. In other words, it isn't a family residence that is used as a VRBO once-in-awhile. When you stay at a family residence it will likely have locked rooms unavailable to you, sentimental or "too personal decor," and sharing of closets and dresser space.

We do NOT have a management company. Most VRBO's are run by a management company. This is the worst situation for guests, because quality isn't a priority - bookings are their priority.

Our home is your home until we go Home. 😊

7. Staying with us supports our adoption of our daughter from China. Your family vacation gives forward! :)

"I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains? No, my strength comes from God, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains." Psalm 121:1-2

More Details

Chad Bowman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Chad Bowman

We are natives to Colorado Springs. We have three young 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! Your stay benefits the cost of our adoption of our daughter, Esther, from China. We thank all of our guests who have supported us in our journey to adopt!

Chad Bowman purchased this house in 2007

Why Chad 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!

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
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - En suite to Mesa Verde bedroom. - toilet , shower
    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
  • 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. All of the bathrooms have new paint, new lighting, and new accessories.
  • 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 new paint. Several have new mattresses, new bed frames, new furniture, and all have new 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 ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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#1 Owner Cleaned, Maintained, and Operated Since 2013
average rating of 4.9673915 based on 105 reviews

Above and Beyond

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Colorado Springs, the house was very clean and tastefully decorated, very comfortable and above what we expected - from the homemade chocolate chip cookies waiting for us on the kitchen counter to the fluffy white bath towels in all of the bathrooms!! We very much appreciated the owner's personal touches!!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our third time in 16 months to stay in the Bowman home, and that speaks volumes! We absolutely love everything about this home! From the spaciousness, to the amenities, comfy beds, cozy fireplace, little extras such as chocolate chip cookies, make-up wipes (good ones), the mountain view, the quiet location/friendly neighbors, nice private back yard, oh, and most importantly to us, the cleanliness!! Also very much appreciate that the owners are a good Christian family! It shows! Already planning our stays next year! Thank you, Chad and Jill (and Charlie, Sarah, and Jill's mom) for attending to every detail in the care and preparation of the home! Love, love, love it!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six just returned from this home away from home today. It was a fantastic stay. Jill and Chad were wonderful to communicate with, from the request to book to the end of our stay. We really appreciated the welcome treat that was left for us. The house itself was immaculate, and very comfortable. Bedrooms were spacious and we all slept very comfortably in the beds. The colorful decor was fun and tasteful. We loved that the home was kid-friendly, with toys, books, dvds, board games and a Wii. There is also a small slide in the backyard for younger kids. The house is close to some of Colorado Springs' top attractions.

The kitchen was well equipped with everything you'd need - even an electric mixer and cake pans. Coffee, a large variety of teas and two types of cereal were provided, which we found very thoughtful. Otherwise, the pantry was more baker-friendly so if you plan on cooking, you'd want to make a stop at the nearby grocery for additional spices and oil. We mostly ate out as the food in the area was quite good, so this wasn't too much of a problem for us.

All in all, our stay at Colorful Colorado was perfect, and we would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairview, TX (near Dallas)

A great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed staying at this beautiful house. It accommodated us 5 adults perfectly. The location in Colorado Springs was very good for our activities, and the suggestions for restaurants, etc. that were left by the owners came in very handy for deciding what to eat and where to go. Thank you for a great stay at your house.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extremely clean and comfortable!!

  • 5 of 5

I was nervous as it was traveling with 2 small children (2y and 10ms) but Jill and Chad made this home feel as if it was my own. As soon as we entered the door, we felt welcomed with all the personal and welcoming touches left on the table as our greeting. This home is EXTREMELY clean!! The towels, bedding, bathrooms, floors, kitchen drawers, etc. were absolutely pristine and made for a wonderful and relaxing stay. The playroom and backyard were perfect for our children to relax and play in after a long day of sightseeing and traveling. The home is close to downtown, and several stores to buy groceries or forgotten items. Jill has a book of suggestions for the area (food, grocery stores, attractions , etc.) which was very helpful. We look forward to coming back to Colorado Springs in the future and will certainly return to colorful Colorado! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular Home! Immaculate!

  • 5 of 5

Look no further for a place to stay while in Colorado Springs! This home is amazing. It is decorated beautifully and it feels like you are right at home.The decor is darling! Each room is very clean! The beds were very comfortable. The backyard is a perfect way to end a long day of sightseeing. Upon our arrival, there were fresh cookies waiting for us(a huge hit with our kiddos) as well as a cereal dispenser filled with two different kinds of cereal. The bathrooms were all stocked with body wash, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, blow dryers, hair spray and so much more. They had coupons for the zoo, the forecast for the week, a binder full of their favorite places to eat and all the local grocery ads.We can not wait to go back to this beautiful home. The owners were amazing to work with. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home! We were so blessed to make memories of a lifetime at this home!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11.3 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Colorado Springs Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Rocco's Italian Restaurant
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 $150
Damage Deposit $49

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.

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.

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