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Gorgeous Mountain View’s, Pets Welcome, Great Location, Walk to Town and Parks

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Views of Pikes Peak, Pet Friendly Property, Easy Walk to playgrounds, trails.

Guests love the location of this house as well as my other two VRBO Properties, one just across the street (619156) and the other five doors down (1030372) all on the same street, families really enjoy the convience.

Old Colorado City is located near the southern edge of the Rocky Mountains, easily accessible by car as well as by air through both Colorado Springs Airport and Denver International Airport—this is where convenience and comfort unite. The house is fully renovated 1898 Victorian.

Platte House has 3 Bedrooms, 2 full baths, Central Air Conditioning through out. All bedrooms have Doctor's Choice Queen Beds and Ralph Lauren Sheets, Baby Crib available. The Living room features a Pottery Barn custom wrap around couch and Whiskey color leather ottoman. Five television's through out the house including the Kitchen. Landscaped/fenced in backyard and manicured front yard great for a BBQ on the gas grill. Large high end washing machine and dryer, owner supplies detergent and fabric softner. Refrigerator/freezer with front door ice maker and purified water system. Comfortable Front Porch, great views of Pikes Peak and the mountain range. Lots of wildlife will walk through the front yard, enjoy a nice quiet evening walking a short distance to fun shoppes, beautiful galleries and many restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors.

More Details

Christina Schell
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:
March 16, 2018

About Christina Schell

My work career has been spent at many great properties The Broadmoor, Buena Vista Palace, PGA National Resort and Spa, The Breakers and I am still currently working in the hospitality industry. I have decided over the past few years that I want to create a 'special home' and treat it as the best 5 Star/5 Diamond experience for my guests.

Christina Schell purchased this house in 2010

Why Christina Schell chose Old Colorado City

Colorado's unsurpassed natural beauty surrounds the house and provides endless possibilities for excitement and exploration. Old Colorado City is described as the gateway to the American West, the neighborhood is framed by the picturesque mountains, lush meadows and scenic canyons that have inspired visitors for centuries. Colorado Springs and the cute historic towns offer an inspiring array of outdoor activities that take advantage of the natural beauty of Colorado and caters to guests' and their individual interests.

What makes this house unique

With over 300 days of sunshine each year and virtually no humidity, Colorado Springs provides the perfect backdrop to explore the timeless beauty of the West. Historic Old Colorado City is less than 3 blocks away from the house and less than a 4 minute walk, during the summer every Saturday from 7AM-1:00PM we have a Farmer's Market with local produce, meats, cheese, bread and flowers. Throughout the summer every Thursday at Bancroft Park we have concerts and all summer long we have festivals and a Friday Night Art Walk.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank You so much - We enjoyed our stay & the house is adorable!
Mar 2018
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Old Colorado City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Nice Big Oval Tub, Big window with privacy, lots of space
    Bathroom 1 - Downstairs - toilet , shower , Very easy access, Bright, lots of cabinet space
  • 2 Bathrooms, (1) upstairs with Shower/Tub Combo. Plenty of cabinets and storage areas. (1) Bathroom downstairs with shower. (2) Hair Dryers and Flat Iron Available.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom 1 Upstairs view of front yard
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom 2 upstairs view of mountains
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom 3 downstairs view of yard, handicap accessible
  • All 3 Bedrooms have Doctor's Choice Queen Bed, all Bedrooms have Wireless internet, TV with 100 Channels, nice size closets. All Bedrooms have a nice window with view and windows have white wooden shades, rooms are very quiet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The House is equipped with a Security Alarm for all doors and motion sensor, also a Fire Alarm and a water alarm (next to dishwasher). All alarms are monitored by the ADT security company. PET FRIENDLY


What a wonderful location to stay while in Colorado Springs!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jun 22, 2016

It’s no secret that bears love the outdoors, and I can’t think of a better location than Colorado Springs to experience the raw beauty of America. I have been known to stay in a mountain den, but for this trip I wanted the whole house to stretch my legs and let the cub have a private bedroom. I felt extra warm and fuzzy when I found a cute Victorian style home in the Old Colorado City historic district, the perfect home base for a trip to Colorado Springs. The house is a short walk to breakfast, lunch, and dinner restaurants on Colorado Avenue. I especially enjoyed Mountain Shadows Restaurant for a hearty breakfast and Dat’s Italian for an authentic New York style Italian dinner. After breakfast, stop by Mountain Mama’s Natural Foods for healthy hiking snacks including gluten-free and paleo options. The neighborhood is so peaceful and relaxing that a deer chose the neighbor’s back yard to bring two fawns into the world on the first morning of our stay. Who needs cable TV and Wi-Fi when you can watch a fawn taking its first steps? The house has everything you need if you want to cook for yourself including modern appliances. The back yard is perfect for grilling and relaxing if you are in the mood. Mama Bear loved the soaking tub after hiking Barr Trail. Little Bear loved the Cog Railway and especially the donuts and hot chocolate at the Summit House. A cozy Victorian style house feels just right after taking in the nourishing beauty of the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak. Katharine Lee Bates wrote a poetic review of Colorado Springs over 100 years ago that perfectly captures the beauty and emotion experienced by travelers then and now. Colorado Springs is truly America the Beautiful!

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Gorgeous Mountain View’s, Pets Welcome, Great Location, Walk to Town and Parks
average rating of 4.888889 based on 92 reviews

Charming home located close to everything

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the property with my elderly in-laws, husband, teen-aged son & dog. House was perfect for us as it has a downstairs bed and bath so my in-laws did not have to climb the stairs. Living room was roomy with a big sectional, back yard is great, completely fenced with picnic tables and a grill. Overall house was well equipped. Best thing about the rental was the location - a couple of blocks from Main Street Old Town Colorado Springs, a few miles from Manitou Springs, Garden of the Gods, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Pikes Peak, and Cave of the Winds. Christina was also quick to respond to questions and accommodating. The next time I am in Colorado Springs I hope to stay in one of her properties again.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very well thought out place to stay. We really enjoyed it. Close walking distance to downtown.

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely stay here again. We enjoyed the location and the attention to detail.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home! Super close to old town Colorado. Christina was very helpful with her suggestions and very prompt responses. Want to book it again for the summertime. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Nice cozy home

  • 5 of 5

Clean nice place to stay

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Cute house in a great location! Great amenities inside. Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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LOVE this place!

  • 5 of 5

This rental is absolutely perfect in every way! From the fenced in back garden area to the fully equipt kitchen, not a single detail was missing! I will recommend this rental to anyone I know planning a visit to the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center
You will discover many trails for hiking and cycling. Great places to take photo's and obser...
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pikes Peak
America's Mountain, need I say More!!!!!!!
Helen Hunt Falls
Old Colorado City Historic District
Bear Creek Dog park
Great place for all our furry friends!!!!
United States Olympic Training Center
Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center
You will discover many trails for hiking and cycling. Great places to take photo's and obser...
The Broadmoor
North Cheyenne Canyon Park
Waldo canyon
Colorado Springs Fine Art Center
The Famous Steak House
Craftwood Inn
La Taverne
The Golden Bee
Summit at The Broadmoor
King Soopers
Cinemark Tinseltown USA
Adventures Out West
The Promenade Shops At Briargate
B J's Velvet Freez
US Air Force Academy
Phantom Canyon Brewing Co
Great Pool table area and good food, outdoor patio. About 3 miles from house.
Mountain Mama Natural Foods
The best market for all natural/organic foods/products, great deli with to-go items. Gluten ...
Seven Falls
Black Forest
Mountain Mama Natural Foods
The best market for all natural/organic foods/products, great deli with to-go items. Gluten ...
Jake & Telly's Greek Cuisine
Pizzeria Rustica
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Barpub
Meadow Muffins, Motif, Thunder & Buttons, 2South
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Patty Jewett Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Cog Railway
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Jorge's,Thunder and Buttons, Motif, Carlos Bistro
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Breckenridge, Colorado
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Memorial Park
Car: not necessary

Loads of History in Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs and The Broadmoor. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 7 miles away, Garden of The Gods 3 Miles away, The Broadmoor 4 miles away, Cog Railway with trip to top of Pikes Peak 5 miles away, Olympic Training Center 7 Miles away, Air Force Acadamy 10 miles away,

Denver 70 miles away, Colorado Springs Airport 15 miles away, Horseback Riding 5 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50

If someone smokes &/or Vapes, they must do so 15 feet from front door, back door, windows, a $250.00 deep cleaning fee will be charged if any kind of tabacco/Vape smell is noticeable inside house.

No Parties or large gatherings, this includes Graduation Parties.

Check-in 4:00PM Mountain Time
Check-out 11:00AM Mountain Time

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.