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Southern Rocky Mountain Retreat: Hot Tub, Fireplace, firepit, 80 Acres

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Serene 80-acre get-away, nestled in the southern Rocky Mountains, with spectacular views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains from the deck, living room, and loft. Relax in the 7-person hot tub while enjoying the mountain views or the stars at night. Firepit with Adirondack chairs. Large deck with patio furniture, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, gas fireplace, TV viewing area, kitchen, dining room, and living room with mountain views. Hike the property and enjoy the nature and wildlife.

A description and pictures of the South TBar Ranch where Soaring Eagle is located can be found by entering South TBar into your browser.

Bedrooms: Sleeps eight people. Chalet Room: Main floor. Incredibly comfortable queen size bed, oak beams across the ceiling are reminiscent of an Alpen chalet. Dresser, night stand, closet. Bathroom in hall.

Master Bedroom: amazingly comfortable poster queen bed, dresser, 2 nightstands, private bath: toilet, shower, walk-in closet, gas fireplace. Sliding glass door opens to deck.

Loft: 2 twin beds and fold out futon sleeps 4. Loft also includes reading area with chair and half and ottoman and an office. Mountain views from loft.

Kitchen: Beautiful, fully furnished kitchen with granite countertops and center island. Applicances: refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker, dishes, flatware, glasses – just like at home.

Exterior: Large deck with patio furniture. 7-person hot tub facing mountains. Home has WiFi, Dish network TV, phone with U.S. long distance.

Canon City area activities: 5 golf courses, horseback riding, Royal Gorge Park, Royal Gorge Scenic train ride, zip lines, rafting, Gold Medal fly fishing, Abbey Winery Tour, wolf sanctuary, Dinosaur Depot, shopping, restaurants, mountain biking trails

Caretakers/owners live in separate lower level walkout so we are available to assist you, but offer you complete privacy.

Guests will be asked to sign an agreement that they will abide by the house rules.

Prohibited: recreational drugs including marijuana, drones, trespassing and use of other properties on the ranch, motorcycles, atv, utv, and firearms.

We live in a remote, peaceful, quiet area where everyone values their privacy. Accordingly drones and trespassing are strictly prohibited. A $200 fine will be imposed for either.

More Details

Joyce and Michael Omohundro
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, A little French - email is best.
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2017

About Joyce and Michael Omohundro

School: North Hardin High School, University of Louisville, University of Denver

Work :Nuance Communications, Nuance

About Joyce: grew up in rural Kentucky on a dairy farm. Went to college at University of Louisville and ended up traveling the world as a computer consultant. :-) Speaks fluent English and Spanish and some French. Michael: grew up in Virginia and is a graduate of Annapolis and Univ. of Oregon. He is a history buff, loves the outdoors, and sports - of course - golf, 8-oar rowing, marksmanship, skiing. He speaks English and Spanish.

Joyce and Michael Omohundro purchased this chateau / country house in 2013

Why Joyce and Michael Omohundro chose South Central

We looked for 2 years before purchasing Soaring Eagle. We wanted beautiful scenery, serenity (no road noise - just the wind in the trees). We wanted to see wildlife: deer, elk, antelope, fox, bobcat, etc. It has wonderful water - its own well so we are able to have a lovely garden in front of our house.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The home has southern exposures and views from almost every room. The interior is paneled and has a wood smell when you walk in. I love the flow of the house. From the deck we have a plethora of hummingbirds and other local birds in the summer. They look like flying jewels. :-)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the great review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.
Mar 2016
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Cañon City Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Spa
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Granite counter tops, heated tile floors Towels, washcloths, and bath mats provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Chalet room - 1 queen
    Loft bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Chalet room: closet, dresser, nightstand
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Historic Canon City features a variety of dining options, fly fishing and rafting on the Arkansas River, the Royal Gorge, and scenic train ride.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Southern Rocky Mountain Retreat: Hot Tub, Fireplace, firepit, 80 Acres
average rating of 4.6896553 based on 30 reviews

Off the beaten Track, Comfort in ranch country

  • 4 of 5

This is a very well equipped and comfortable home. It accommodated two couples and two young children with ease. The views are tremendous. We were a little unlucky and saw very little wildlife. The opportunities for hiking are limited and local attractions require much driving. However well recommended as a pleasant retreat from urban living.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Unfortunately there is no way to transport our 80 acres and the mountain views to town! :-) (smile) We post on the site our distance from Canon City (about 50 to 55 minutes) and from white water rafting (25 to 30 minutes). We also remind our prospective guests of this when we approve their stay in case they didn't read that on the website so that they will be sure to understand our location before they book. We look forward to having you return. Thank you for the review and for staying with us.
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Remote but beautiful and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Soaring Eagle was an extremely beautiful property. You overlook miles and miles and miles of lovely mountains. The sunrises and sunsets will truly create memories for you. When sitting on the back deck all you can hear is the chirping of the birds. It is however quite a drive to get out there. So if you're looking for convenience to town this is not the spot for you. It is about an hours drive to get to zip lining and white water rafting.

On the drive however we saw a bear, antelope, wild turkeys, deer, and we love the free range cattle just roaming all over.

Having Joyce and Michael stay on the property is not a big deal at all they are very helpful and will let you know exactly what you need to do. If you are looking for a slice of heaven this is the place to stay.

The house is extremely beautiful and very well-stocked. They have thought of everything. So I highly recommend this property if you're looking for peace and quiet. One last thing, sitting in the hot tub looking up at the stars was truly an amazing experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Remote, with exceptional views! Bring binoculars !!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for us! We really enjoyed being out in the country for the breathtaking views, star filled skies, and wandering animals. The place is remote, so will take a bit to get to and from town, but this was not a concern for us. Not sure why the other reviews are toned negative that the owners are present, and living below you. They were great people and an excellent, readily resource, for knowledge around the area. The homeowners' only concern was to make sure we were enjoying our stay, and we did! We really appreciated the fact that they were willing to share their home!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canon City cabin review

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful. The cabin has everything needed for a great stay. The kitchen is very well stocked with quality pots, pans, dishes and many other items. The furniture is very comfortable, including the beds! The hot tub is quite nice. Temperature was perfect, the water was clean and everything worked well. We also saw a wide variety of wildlife including deer, turkey and elk. The owners were nice and helpful. Our stay was very enjoyable. We would most certainly rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous views but owners are on property

  • 4 of 5

If you're looking for a quiet getaway in Southern Colorado, then this is a great place to come! 6000 acre ranch and they own about 80 acres themselves. Joyce and Michael were VERY ACCOMODATING even when I mistakenly said two adults but there four of us. (First time using HomeAway) they didn't charge us extra and were very friendly and even stayed up until 1030 to greet us after we drove from Denver. The only down side is that I didn't realize they lived on site. If I would have read the comments, I would have known but I recommend that it be placed in the description as well. I did not feel 100% privacy. We felt like we had to whisper and could not play music loudly late at night. Again no fault of their own, we were just being respectful - we never heard or saw them during the weekend. They have their own entrance. Wildlife was awesome. And great hiking. Clean house! Beautiful wood beams! Another recommendation is to have hot tub turned on and ready for guests after a long drive it would be nice to relax in. Thank you Joyce and Michael for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay. Sorry you missed the part in the description that says that we live the in the walkout. It has its own entrance and exit. We allow our guests complete privacy and only interact if they ask us to. I remember telling you that the space between the main two floors and the walkout are insulated and that there was no need to be concerned about music, conversations or noise. Obviously, you still felt uncomfortable and we are sorry to hear that. Thank you for your feedback. - Joyce and Michael
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  • 5 of 5

Simply incredible house and views. It is unlike any other place I've ever stayed. We loved it! We would absolutely return here.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
79 Miles
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Nearest Barpub
34 Miles
Canon City
Nearest Golf
34 Miles
Canon City: 5 golf courses!
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Colorado 9 (13 miles) HWY 50 (23 miles)
Nearest Restaurant
34 Miles
Le Petit Chablis, Queen Anne, El Caporal, MoMo's
Nearest Ski
87 Miles
Breckinridge or Monarch Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Canon City (34 miles) is a charming historic town with full amenities: ATM/bank, shopping, massage, spa services, etc. Royal Gorge is 24 miles from our property with a scenic train ride and optional dining car service.

Summer Activities: White water rafting, horseback riding, zip lines, 5 golf courses, Abbey Winery Tours, scenic train ride

Winter Activities: skiing, snowmobile trails, snow shoeing, Abbey Winery Tours, scenic train ride, mountain biking with numerous trails

Recommended Restaurants: Le Petit Chalis, Queen Anne, Momo's Japanese, El Caporal, Michael's on Main


Rates & Availability

Cañon City Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 7.4%

A maximum of eight people are allowed.
No smoking in the house. Outdoors smoking permitted if using a metal or plastic cup with water for ashes and butts. We are in a forested area.
No marijuana permitted.
No firearms permitted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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