About the property
- Cabin3000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect fit for our family of 12
The Rice house was a perfect fit for our family of 12! There was plenty of room for everyone to have their own bed and everyone was comfortable the entire week. Katherine was very quick to respond to a couple of things we had come up. She even bought a conventional coffee pot for the house as requested prior to our arrival.
The property is beautiful with a great view of Pikes Peak. The land behind the house was perfect for exploring.
I had concerns beforehand about the ice box size as I had read other reviews stating that it was small. It was plenty of space for us. We just planned accordingly and only stocked up a couple of days at a time which was not a big deal since we ventured out everyday.
The house being off the grid was an initial concern as well, but it was no problem at all.
With having such a large group, we did run out of wash clothes after our first night. To keep from washing everyday, we picked up some inexpensive wash clothes and left them at the house.
Only suggestions is to stock better pots and pans and a new can opener. The can opener was broken when we arrived. We were going to pick one up, but forgot.
Our first trip to Colorado was absolutely wonderful! Thank you Katherine for sharing your home with us!
Plenty of space, great views and seclusion, but needs a lot of updates
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.
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.
Loved this place
Loved this place. We had our family Christmas vacation and we all had a great time away from the city. Would definitely come back
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.
Great Secluded Colorado Getaway!
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!
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.
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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.