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Shooks Run Retreat Media Room HotTub Grand Dining Cen.Air-Sleeps 14

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14


Sorry, no motorcycles are allowed on this property.

This beautifully restored 1931 Craftsman is centrally located in the heart of Colorado Springs, it is located 1.5 miles from I-25 and is close to everything in the Pikes Peak Region. The neighborhood boasts 100-year old trees, good walking areas and 3 parks. We are within walking distance to the middle of the city and 2 blocks to Memorial Hospital.

You will have the entire property to yourself, with a recently-updated gourmet kitchen, large dining table that comfortably seats 12, two beautiful bathrooms including one with an over sized soaker tub, and a year-round outdoor hot tub. There's a large outdoor patio and dining area that seats 10, gas grill, and a fire bowl (plenty of firewood is provided).

There are 4+ bedrooms in this spacious 2800 square-foot home:

* Bedrooms 1 and 2 each have a queen bed, and are connected via a private hallway on the main level that also includes a full bathroom

* Bedroom 3 also has a queen bed and is attached to the lower-level custom bathroom with an over sized soaker tub

* Bedroom 4 has two full beds and 1 twin bunk with an attached walk-in closet on the lower level

* A comfortable European-style futon is located in the main-level library, with french doors that offer privacy from the main living area

* A queen sleeper sofa is available in the main-level living room if needed

A 42-inch is available in the living room, and the lower-level media room sports a 60-inch HDTV and surround sound -- both are equipped with cable TV and Blu-Ray. If you don't find a movie to your liking in the library of over 125 DVDs, there are several Red Box kiosks within 10 blocks of the house. The house phone offers unlimited free local and long distance calling, free WiFi is available in all areas of the home, and there's an office area that provides ample work space.

Ample off-street parking is available, including an oversized 2-car garage with door openers. The home is kid friendly, with a 'pack n play', high chairs and security gate available for your use.

You will be downtown in Colorado Springs where you will find restaurants to fit any budget along with museums, bars, libraries, the Fine Art Center, the Pikes Peak Center, Colorado College, a lake, a swimming pool, ice skating, several parks, bike paths,shopping, the National Firefighters Memorial, the United States Olympic Center and art galleries.

Pike National Forest is just moments away, hosting a variety of awe-inspiring trails for horse-back riding, biking, hiking, 4X4ing. There’s paragliding, mountain climbing, rafting, the Royal Gorge Bridge, swimming, golfing, hunting, fishing, even bird-watching. Take the kids to Garden of the Gods to view ancient Indian artifacts. Ride the Cog Railroad to the top of Pikes Peak, or drive 45 minutes to Cripple Creek and tour a working gold mine, gamble in the casinos, feed the wild burros. Hike the Seven Falls trail, and stop to shop in artsy Manitou Springs on your 10-minute drive home.

My name is James. Although I'm not the owner, I'm not a property management company. We have a great housekeeper and I visit the house each time before our guests arrive to make sure you'll be satisfied with it. Our standards are high as is our respect for our guests.

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund minus a $75.00 processing fee if cancellation is made 90 days or more prior to reservation date. 50% refund if cancellation is made 30-89 days prior to reservation date. No refund with cancellation 29 days or less prior to reservation date unless we are able to re-book the days. Please consider purchasing Travel Insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy. We are not responsible for acts of nature unless access to the property is impossible. Days cannot be switched within the last 60 days prior to arrival.

More Details

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:
September 21, 2018

About Matt

I'm in the U.S. Air Force and originally from Long Island, New York. After 10+ years in the military, I've lived in many places...but have always wanted to come live near the mountains in Colorado. After spending 4 years in the Washington, DC area, I finally had that opportunity to come to Colorado.

Matt purchased this house in 2011

Why Matt chose East Colorado Springs

I set out to purchase my first home here upon arrival in Colorado Springs, and absolutely fell in love with this home from the moment I saw it. With everything I wanted -- historic character, modern touches, open layout, and close to the heart of downtown, this unique home is my dream house.

What makes this house unique

As an avid entertainer, I thoroughly enjoy the gourmet kitchen and dining table for 12+... but the media room is the feature that initially caught my eye, and I've hosted numerous movie nights and viewings of major sporting events here.


East Colorado Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main-level Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower-level Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Over-sized garden-style soaker tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Library - 1 sleep sofa /futon , European-style futon (twin size)
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen-size sleeper sofa
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , One Full/Twin bunk and an additional full
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting


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Shooks Run Retreat Media Room HotTub Grand Dining Cen.Air-Sleeps 14
average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 reviews

Great Space for a big group

  • 4 of 5

The house was the perfect space for our family of 14. The basement was a great area for the kids to hang out and give the parents some time to hang out upstairs. All of the amenities that we needed were there and the house was very clean. It was centrally located to all of the things that we wanted to see while we were there.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, plenty of room, comfortable and, well equipped!

  • 5 of 5

Your house was perfect for our family. We were here to attend my son's wedding. We hosted a picnic in the park for 50 the night before the wedding and comfortably prepared all the food in your spacious and well equipped kitchen. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Shooks Run for our daughter's graduation. It was perfect with plenty of room for everyone to enjoy each other inside and outside. We hope to stay there again!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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House is clean, neighborhood made us uncomfortable.

  • 3 of 5

Positives: The home is clean. Kitchen is beautiful. Owner is responsive when called.

Negatives: not all of these can the owner realistically change!

I wish the bedrooms and baths had locks, most don’t .The downstairs bathroom has a musty smell. There are many cob webs on the exterior of the basement windows if shades are opened. The most concerning negative is the neighborhood. At night there are many sirens and police cars going by; all hours of the night. Difficult to stay asleep. Strange man out front of the home yelling on one night. Perhaps in Colorado Springs this is a middle class neighborhood; I’m not sure.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the big advantages of this home is the proximity to all that downtown Colorado Springs has to offer -- it sounds like it was a particularly eventful period in town during your stay! I'm so sorry to hear there was a strange man yelling out in front of the home. That is certainly not the norm, and we would recommend contacting the police in such a situation.
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It was very clean, and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved staying here. There was so much space and close to everything. Everything was provided for us. I would highly recommend this home to anyone. I will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Central Retreat

  • 5 of 5

All the comforts of home in the heart of the city. Clean and updated with plenty of room for a big gang. Fabulous hot tub. Couldn't have asked for more

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Various Downtown
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Ravens Nest Coffee
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

20% discount for reservations made within 10 days of arrival-not valid w/other discounts
*** 5 day minimum for USAFA Graduation, Thanksgiving and Christmas ***
100% refund (minus $75.00 processing fee) if cancellation is made 90 days or more prior to reservation date. 50% refund if cancellation is made 30-89 days prior to reservation date.
No discounts offered for USAFA Graduation/Parents Weekend

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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