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Spacious and Comfortable for Family Gatherings!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home on 1/2 acre lot with activities for the whole family

This comfortable, warm, and inviting, 5 bedroom, 3 bath home is impeccably clean, spacious and perfectly situated on a ½ acre lot, which backs up to community open space to provide the greatest amount of room for your family's stay. Perfect for family vacations and celebrations! Featuring 1 California King bed, 2 queen beds, 4 twin beds and a queen sofa sleeper. Accommodations for up to 12 people. The master bedroom includes a private 4 piece master bath with an extra-large newly remodeled tile shower containing dual shower heads. The guest bath is a full bath, also newly improved with granite vanity and hand quilted décor. The 3rd bath is a newly remodeled full bath.

The main floor includes a spacious living area with gas fireplace. The home is equipped with WiFi. For your comfort and convenience, the home has central air conditioning, gas heating, a 2-car garage, mud/laundry room with front loading washer and drier.

The main floor offers dining for 10, utilizing both the kitchen nook and dining area. The kitchen comes fully stocked with cookware, bake-ware, small appliances, stainless steel appliances, basic supplies and pantry staples.

This 2,850 sq. ft. home also includes a spacious family room/entertainment room with an HDTV big screen including Netflix, DVD’s, Wii, games, puzzles, toys, fiction and nonfiction books and workout area utilizing free weights, and a treadmill.

Outdoor amenities include dining for 5 on the large 16x20 deck along with additional seating for 4 in the play yard. Enjoy the crisp, clean, Colorado evening air from the porch swing before grilling the evening meal, and roasting marshmallows at the chiminea with friends and family. The back yard contains a custom built play set including 2 slides, 3 swings, tire swing, monkey bars and a climbing wall up to a cat walk in addition to the 15’ trampoline, volleyball net, tether ball, and 100’ zip line for kids and teens alike, but don’t forget the adjustable basketball hoop in the front drive.

With a neighborhood park, soccer field and basketball courts ½ block away, there are plenty of opportunities to get the kids out for sunshine and exercise. For a minimal cost, the neighboring Recreation Center is just a mile away, where you can swim in one of two pools, play on the water slide or exercise in the lap lanes. Another neighboring recreation center just ½ mile from the house offers basketball court gym time for those of you ready for a game of 1 on 1. The public golf course caters to every caliber of golfer and is Colorado’s longest golf course, only minutes from the home.

We trust that your stay at High Plains Retreat will be exactly what your friends and family are seeking for a Colorado Springs country vacation, and we pray that you will be truly blessed!

More Details

Laura Schlup
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 29, 2017

About Laura Schlup

Our family has enjoyed growing up in our small community outside of Colorado Springs. All the conveniences have grown up around us since 1999 to become a town just outside of the city.

Laura Schlup purchased this house in 1999

Why Laura Schlup chose Colorado Springs

We chose High Plains Retreat because we desired a large lot for our growing family with space to run, jump, play and build! Our neighborhood schools, parks, recreation centers and walking paths are nearby. The hiking trails of Black Forest are just a few miles drive and the hot-spots of Colorado Tourism are within 20-30 minutes. Our home provides the space to entertain friends and family and play with friends on the back yard play equipment.

What makes this house unique

Our large lot provides room to separate from neighboring homes; our outdoor play equipment offers hours of fun and our big screen tv with Netflix along with WiFi offers entertainment and relaxation for all ages.


Falcon Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large tile dual head shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Guest Room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Guest Room with Trundle Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Guest Room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Guest Room
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , located in living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Spacious and Comfortable for Family Gatherings!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Family fun in a beautiful home near Colorado Springs

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home, plenty of space to spread out, and a back yard that will keep your young ones active and happy -- this awaits you if you rent this marvelous property just east of Colorado Springs in the Falcon/Peyton area. Our family of 13 - 6 adults and our seven grandchildren ranging in age from 4 to 19 - were together for our 50th wedding anniversary and it was the perfect place for us. Laura was a gracious hostess and even had a neighbor look in on us to see if we needed anything. The neighbor was friendly and fun and welcomed us as though we were family.

The property was a "home," not just a "house" we rented. We felt at home the minute we walked through the door. The beautiful art work and the inspirational and positive messages that are a part of the decor really spoke to my heart. Everything was clean and comfortable and the kitchen was perfect for us. -- The backyard was one of the things that caught our eyes as we looked at rental property and it was everything we hoped for and more. The younger children played on the trampoline, the playground equipment and the zipline. The older ones had fun with the tether ball and badminton. We enjoyed the cookout on the large back deck in the cool Colorado weather.

The property is beautifully landscaped so we had a photographer come to the home and take family pictures as a remembrance of our time spent there celebrating our anniversary. Laura's home has a nice piano which our granddaughters enjoyed. Our family gathered to sing which was a nice memory. We also enjoyed gathering together in the huge family room to watch the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics.

If sightseeing is your forte, you will enjoy many opportunities to go places in the Colorado Springs area that are just minutes from this fabulous property. If pizza or pasta is one of your favorites, don't miss Fargo Pizza -- it was great.

I realize this review is full of praise, but it is everything I've said. I don't think you would ever regret renting this home for your family. It is beautiful, it is spacious, and it is a perfect place for children. If you do rent it, I wish you joy -- I know that is just what you will experience.

Thank you, Laura and your family, for opening your home for others to enjoy. As we left on Saturday morning, we all said, "Good-bye, wonderful home -- thank you for such a great time!" -- Perhaps we will be fortunate enough to go there again some day. What a treat!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were blessed to share our home with Carol's precious family. Thank you Carol and family for your sweet words, for enjoying and caring for our home like it was your own, and for leaving behind a guest book for future guests to sign and share their experiences with us and others. Congratulations on 50 years of marriage! I'm honored that you chose our home for your celebration.
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Wonderful home, very clean! Laura was delightful to work with.

  • 5 of 5

The backyard was a big hit with the kids. The home is very clean and organized. We had plenty of room with our large group. We came to Colorado Springs for a wedding. The property is far from main part of town but worked well for our wedding location. The beds and linens are nice. Large family room in basement with TV for teens to gather. Laura provided a closet with tons of board games. Garage is small and my Yukon XL would not fit. Very quiet neighborhood with a great park within walking distance. Great home for families with children to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home! This is a beautiful home and the kids loved the back yard. With 5 bedrooms and three bathrooms, it was the perfect size for our whole family. Laura was fabulous to rent from and made us feel very welcome and we felt right at home. We would highly recommend this home to anyone and if we ever make another trip to Denver, we would rent it again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house was in a nice community and and had a very cozy space!

  • 5 of 5

We had two families staying in this house during our week's stay. Having 2 levels in this house made it very convenient for everyone to have their own space. The owner was very accommodating and was personable. At first I was concerned with the location, but later realized it was a very nice, quiet community and perfect for relaxation after several activities throughout the day. I would highly recommend this house for a relaxing vacation near Colorado Springs. Overall, it was a wonderful vacation experience!! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

This house worked so well for our family of six. The house and yard work beautifully for a family.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home for a Vacation with Family!

  • 5 of 5

We spent four nights in Colorado Springs with our four kids. This house worked beautifully! It is meticulously clean and offered plenty of bedrooms and space to spread out. The back yard offers a plethora of activity options for young children up to adults. Our four teenagers loved being outside playing volleyball or badminton, jumping on the trampoline, zip lining, and playing basketball. It is located in Peton, Colorado which is a suburb of Colorado Springs. It took about thirty minutes to drive into Colorado Springs for activities (90 minutes to drive to Royal Gorge for rafting and the zip lining there). We usually ate breakfast at the house, drove into town for our activity and lunch and then spent the late afternoons and evenings back at the house. The kitchen is well-stocked and easy to use. (There is a Safeway, Walmart, and Walgreens within a ten minute drive.) During our stay we hiked and had a jeep ride in Garden of the Gods, rafted the Arkansas River, visited the Royal Gorge Park which included zip lining and other fun rides, rode the cog rail up to the top of Pikes Peak, and rode bicycles down from the summit. We enjoyed it all. When asked to rank their favorite activities of the vacation, all four teens listed playing in the back yard at or near the top of their lists!! It was a delight to work with Laura.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Antler Creek
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Antler Creek
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

Preferred method of payment by ECHECK.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice
Additional guest may be added at an additional fee with owner's approval
3 day notice prior to reservation required

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund