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VRBO Bear Stayed Here last summer, Walk to Restaurants & Farmers Market, A/C

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


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

3 Bedrooms/2 Full Bath Adorable House, manicured backyard/views of Pikes Peak

This house is not listed on Craigslist and never has been.

Only book on VRBO with the Book with Confidence Guarantee.

It takes a couple minutes to walk from house to Colorado Ave for Saturday Farmers Market, Excellent Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner locations. Fun/Unique Shopping and wonderful Fudge and Ice Cream Shoppes.

Located in beautiful Old Colorado City 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. Welcome to a fully renovated 1898

3 Bedroom, 2 bath house. Enjoy Central Air Conditioning through out entire home. 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, brand new weber 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 pikes peak and wildlife, enjoy a nice quiet evening walking a short distance to great shoppes/boutiques and many restaurants/bars/ice cream/candy shoppes.

Maid Service available daily if interested.

More Details

Christina Schell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Christina Schell

My work career has been spent at many great properties throughout the country, the 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' of my own 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 Colorado Springs

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.


Old Colorado City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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 that is monitered by the security company.


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!

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

VRBO Bear Stayed Here last summer, Walk to Restaurants & Farmers Market, A/C
average rating of 4.878788 based on 66 reviews

Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time using VRBO and I have to admit that I was a little nervous and unsure of what exactly to expect. This is a wonderful home. Perfect spot for my husband, myself and our two younger teens. Everyone had enough room to spread out a little. The kitchen was a huge help feeding the crew. Close to all the attractions. Went out hiking for hours then came back to the house to crash in front of the tv. Perfect! Christina does a fantastic job with all the little details that make it special. Thank you for having us!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Time!

  • 4 of 5

We had a fun time and the house is super cute! The downstairs bathroom was hard to flush and the upstairs bathroom worked intermitently. It was aggravating fooling with working toilets on vacation. Also, if you want to sleep upstairs and you are hot natured you will need a fan, there is little air flow.

We had a great time though & would stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thank you for the feedback, so sorry to hear about the toilet, of course best to let the owner know if something is wrong when your a guest at house and of course assistance would have been a minute away. Not sure what happened I have had many guests since you departed and no other problems and a note is marked on the toilet downstairs to hold the handle down while flushing, nothing unusual there. The housekeeper and I both noticed the AC on as well as all the upstairs windows still open, this would definitely contribute to not cooling house off, the windows can be opened at the top or bottom and we noticed all the tops were wide open, again BEST to always call the owner ASAP with any questions or issues. Have a great summer 2017.
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A sure thing, every time..

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay in Christina's cottage, a bittersweet visit as our daughter has just graduated from Colorado College. :( It has been a perfect setting for our family these past 4 years, allowing us to host grandparents on this most recent visit, and providing plenty of room for everyone. The location and proximity to CC and downtown was ideal. We will most definitely return should we find ourselves back in the Springs. Thank you, Christina, for being a lovely host!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great comfortable place, good location, high quality furniture

  • 5 of 5

To give maximum score

- plastic cups & plates would have been useful, 1) for garden use & 2) make it more toddler friendly (fortunately we brought our own) and

- a highchair , we were able to borrow one from friends in Denver, would have struggled without it, and really that's the only thing missing

Other than that ...

Super location, felt safe & not far from tourist spots

Very comfortable beds & furniture

Well equipped kitchen & laundry

Nice to have the garden option

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs

location location location

  • 4 of 5

Very cute house in a great location that was close to everything. The home was very cozy and comfortable and provided all that you would need. Bedrooms were comfy too. Our only issue was with the downstairs bathroom toliet not working so well. Hopefully it will be repaired so there are actually 2 fully functional bathrooms. I would recommend this cute little house for a family stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect - excellent location, good kitchen, comfortable beds, and a cozy living room. We enjoyed wandering over to Colorado Avenue and it was a short drive to the Garden of the Gods. We felt very safe and the area seems to be a lovely community. Thumbs up!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying and writing a review. I am glad you enjoyed the area and visited the sites. Have a great spring 2017. Christina
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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

Old Colorado City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Fun 2017
May 2 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall Leaves/Holidays
Oct 2 2017 - Jan 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
Do the Incline 2018
Jan 8 2018 - May 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer Fun 2018
May 2 2018 - Oct 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Fall Leaves/Holidays 2018
Oct 2 2018 - Jan 7 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.25%

Thanksgiving: 5 night minimum at summer rate
Christmas/New Years Eve: 5 night minimum at summer rate
USAFA Graduation (7) Night minimum at summer rate - Graduation Date Wednesday May 24, 2017
Whatever you smoke &/or Vape, please 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 inside, Insurance will not cover.

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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