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Family-Friendly Three Story Cabin Sleeps 12

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom Plus Loft With 2 And Half Bathrooms With A View Of Pike Peak

This 3000 sq ft cabin has great Pike Peak views out the front picture windows. Down stairs it has a pool table and ping pong table with all types of games and movie wall. Has a TV and a computer with wireless access. Has washer and dryer and a full kitchen. There is 2 king size beds, 2 queen and 2 full size and 4 single size beds. Its back a the end of a dirt road not hooked up to any electricity so it runs on solar and generator power. The cabin on about 5 acres great for hiking and mountain biking. Close to the Florissant fossil beds and wolf refuge center. There is gambling in Cripple creek with live old town theater.

Property Manager
Katherine Rice
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2018

About Katherine Rice

We bought this property about 10 yrs ago and lived in Colorado Springs and we enjoyed the beauty of this area. We moved out to Rapid City South Dakota. We wanted others to enjoy this beautiful area so were renting it out with VRBO.

Katherine Rice purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Katherine Rice chose Florissant

This is a beautiful property on the top of the mountain with views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains and Pikes Peak. Close to a lot of 14000 foot mountains if you like to hike those. Very peaceful with no electric poles and wires, it is an off grid cabin so it runs on solar and generator power.

Not far from Woodland Park with movie theaters and grocery stores and Cripple Creek with trains, gold mines and many attractions of the old west.

What makes this cabin unique

The stars are amazing with the Milky Way right there. It is remote enough so there is very little light pollution and it has 4 acre's for privacy and lots of good hiking.


Florissant Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , it is a loft room missing a door and a wall
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
There is a llama farm that we visit down the road


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

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Family-Friendly Three Story Cabin Sleeps 12
average rating of 4.2 based on 35 reviews
Denver, CO

Plenty of space, great views and seclusion, but needs a lot of updates

  • 3 of 5

We had a great time at the Rice house with our large group of family. There is plenty of sleeping and living space and wonderful views from the house. It runs on well water which we were told beforehand, but it can be tricky with large groups as you can’t run the shower and any faucet at the same time, and the shower water shuts off every 2min. The only big disappointment was the game room. It was advertised in the property description and it was a big reason for us choosing to rent. However, not a single game in the game room was usable as it was either destroyed or missing crucial equipment. The pool table felt is ripping and there is only 1 quazi-functional pool stick (and a collection of broken, unusable sticks for some reason). All the paddles on the ping pong table were destroyed or broken, and the net lacked all the proper pieces to secure it. The foosball table was completely destroyed as the “field” was caved in at the center. The air hockey table didn’t have a puck or a functional paddle. And as a heads up, the “movie room” projector only had the proper adapter for a PC. All of this was a huge letdown, as we had a big group that was all looking forward to having that room as a space to relax, unwind, and play some games, but we were unable to use anything in that room. All things considered, we still had a nice time but would likely not rent again without the game room being restored to working order.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for informing us of some issues. It does sound like the previous guests were "hard" on the game equipment. We do have extra pool cues, table tennis paddles and other items in the locked utility room. We encourage guests to call us during their stay if there are problems so we can get the caretakers there to help them with their needs. The symptoms you describe with the water means the well was pumped dry. This can be avoided by staggering shower times, i.e. some taking showers at night and some in the morning. Mountain wells typically have modest capability but with a little planning there is adequate supply. Thank you for the information and we will take necessary steps to restore the game room.
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Loved this place

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place. We had our family Christmas vacation and we all had a great time away from the city. Would definitely come back

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

House was great. We had 11 adults in town for a friend's wedding and loved the house. It was clean, spacious and had everything we needed for a fun trip. The house is very remote so if you're looking for easy convenience to town it's not for you. Beautiful location and would recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Secluded Colorado Getaway!

  • 4 of 5

We had a small family reunion (6 of us) and we all enjoyed the peacefulness and beauty of the property. The wrap-around deck was awesome and allowed us to view the countryside from all directions. The hiking was also great! The house was plenty big and the beds were comfortable. Only critique would be to get some new pots, pans, sharp knives, ping pong paddles and pool cues. Other than that, our stay was top notch!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house made a for a lovely getaway. The house has tons of space for larger parties. Views out every window, stars, and silence. Definitely on our list to stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at the Rice cabin. It met our needs well. We were very comfortable and found what we needed stocked there. The location was central to many activities we enjoyed. The home was clean and had plenty of bedding, towels, etc. Thanks to the Rice family for sharing their home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cripple Creek
old western town with good food.
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Very large fossilized redwood trees
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Pike's Peak Cog Railway
Eleven Mile Canyon Dam
great fishing!
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center
great place to hike or ride your bikes
Lake George
Colorado Grande Casino
nice casino but don't gamble much
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Royal Gorge Route Railroad
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
colorado springs airport
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
woodland park
Nearest Train
20 Miles
train ride in cripple creek
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
eleven mile lake
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $175
Tax Rate 3.5%

This property is off grid and runs on solar and battery power with a pro-pane generator. Have to be careful with the electronics not to over load the system.

Manager'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.

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