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Cozy Old Colorado City Hide-a-way

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Non-smoking 2 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 6 conveniently located

This charming 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home in Old Colorado City was built in 1918. It has been updated and renovated to provide comfort to today's traveler. With plenty of living space for the whole family, this house easily accommodates 4 people (up to 6 utilizing the hide-a-bed couch). Colorfully decorated with light colors and comfortable furniture, the house welcomes tired travelers in need of a getaway!

The property includes a front yard as well as street parking. The fully equipped kitchen includes all dishware, cutlery, pots and pans, small appliances (such as coffee maker, toaster, blender, etc.) and large appliances (refrigerator, oven and dishwasher) needed to accommodate any meal preparation. Linens and towels are also available for your use, as well as access to a washer and dryer on-site.

The house is perfectly situated to take advantage of all that Colorado Springs has to offer! It is within walking distance of Old Colorado City’s famous shopping and restaurants, but also easy access to grocery shopping and drugstores and I-25. Hiking is only minutes away by car as well as downtown Colorado Springs!

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Bryan Carlson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

About Bryan Carlson

We are both teachers living in Fort Worth, TX and expecting our first child. We found Colorado Springs when we attended Colorado College over several summers to get our Masters' Degrees and fell in love with the city! We bought this house in our favorite area, Old Colorado City, and have spent the last 3 summers enjoying, updating and decorating it!

Bryan Carlson purchased this house in 2009

Why Bryan Carlson chose Old Colorado City

We love the area. Walking to shops, concerts and parks is a great way to relax and slow down for a break. The house is convenient and comfortable - just right for a business trip or vacation!

What makes this house unique

The house has retained its original charm and has the benefit of an eclectic and vibrant neighborhood. We love that you can walk to so many activities, stores and restaurants! It's all right there, including I-25 if you need to go exploring via car! We couldn't ask for a better vacation home and we hope you love it too!


Old Colorado City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , hide-a-bed sofa in the living room
  • Queen size Beds (2) one standard queen bed in each bedroom plus 1 queen hide-a-bed sofa in the living room, Baby Crib (1) crib available
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Cozy Old Colorado City Hide-a-way
average rating of 4.0 based on 12 reviews

Exactly as advertised

  • 5 of 5

We got exactly what was advertised with this property. Brian had everything ready to go when we got there. Great location for activities in and around the historic district (short walk to main historic downtown). It is also a short walk (or drive) to nearby grocery store and Walgreens. Much better than staying in a hotel!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really nice and great location!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here! All the comforts of home and a great deal! The decorations were charming and beds super comfortable. I would come back in a heartbeat! Really liked the bike decor in one of the bedrooms! The owners were very easy to book with. The A.C. was almost too good!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Mountainside Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The house (we stayed downstairs) was clean and charming. In addition to the normal appliances, there was a washer and dryer. We are headed home with clean clothes!

There are great restaurants and two parks in walking distance. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location within 20 minutes of everything from good eats, to Pikes Peak

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house and location. We took advantage and took in the Garden of the Gods, a great pizza place near the college and Pikes Peak. It was great to have the kitchen to work in because a finicky daughter's food choices. And everything was so close that we had no worries when we needing anything from food to wine.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I thought the house was perfect for our needs.

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfectly located for all the sights we visited. It felt big inside we had 6 people and never felt cramped. The owner was so nice and easy to work with. I would recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bad experience with a dirty rental-Owner said he'd refund our $ but kept $146

  • 1 of 5

Unfortunately we had a bad experience with Bryan for this rental. After viewing the pics in the listing, making all the arrangements, and sending the complete payment we showed up to a filthy, dusty, downstairs apt where bed linens were balled up and crammed into a shelving unit, dead bugs, cupboards with old food stuck on the shelves, filthy air vents crusted with old dirt, dirty frig that we had to scrub old food from before we felt good about putting anything in there, & non-working TV. Nothing like the pics! The owners (Bryan & wife) live in another state so I don't know when they last saw this place but I've rented several places thru VRBO and have never had an experience like this. I've always had great ratings from the people I've rented from so it's not that I'm particularly picky and I'm fine with older furnishings etc but this was the first time I actually walked into a place that was dirty and obviously not ready to be rented. After 2 nights, we actually spent the 3rd at a hotel! When I called Brian and said that we were really disappointed and could not stay there (to say the least) he offered to let us move into the upstairs unit. He told me it rented for a bit more but he said we could have that at no extra charge--"he wanted us to be happy"-- and I thanked him and told him that's what we would like to do. He then sends me an email the next day telling me to make a list of what needs to be done in the downstairs apartment and he would take care of it, completely reneging on his offer to let us move upstairs, saying that he would now just charge us half of what it would normally cost. I told him I didn't think it was our responsibility as paying guests to let him know what needs to be done to make the place livable. It seemed as if he had completely forgotten his offer the day before to let us move upstairs. He also seemed to have a passive/aggressive approach to dealing with this situation. First by offering us a solution, which we appreciated and then a day later, changing the whole plan. When I asked him about HIS offer to let us move upstairs, he said he thought we should just look for something else and he'd refund our money. At that point he put me in a very difficult situation of trying to find another place to stay immediately for the next 2 weeks, which was the original rental period. He refunded our money -less $146! I couldn't believe anyone would rent out a place in the condition we saw it! RENTER BEWARE!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I did everything I could to make this guest happy and after giving them a free night (since they had booked the wrong dates), and asking them repeatedly to tell me what problems they were having, they would not tell me what it was that was wrong other than the TV (which the wireless box was unplugged), I gave them a full refund (after they had stayed 6 nights) and explained that the $146 was a VRBO fee and I could not refund it myself. I told them that if It was not refunded automatically by the website that they would need to contact VRBO. They do not appear to have done that since I called VRBO today and was able to get the additional refund processed. I hope that since I am still trying to make them a satisfied customer and they now have all of their money back, they will reconsider their insulting review, but if they do not, that will reflect more on them than on me or my property. Thanks, Bryan
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kissing Camels
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Arapahoe Basin, Keystone or Loveland
Car: necessary

Access to amenities of Colorado Springs includes:

• 5 minutes to Garden of the Gods, Old

Colorado City, Colorado College and

Downtown Colorado Springs

• less than 10 minutes to North Cheyenne

Canon (including Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and

Seven Falls)

• less than 10 minutes to University of Colorado

at Colorado Springs

• 10 minutes to Manitou Springs (including

Pikes Peak)

• 15 minutes to the Air Force Academy

• 20 minutes from Colorado Springs Airport

• 1-1/2 hours from Denver International Airport


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

Refundable damage deposit of $500 required on all parties. The deposit is 100% refundable within 14 days of check out if unit requires no unusual maintenance or cleaning.
Check in/out processing fee of $125 on all rentals to cover unit make ready etc.

If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the reservation deposit will be refunded as follows:
100% if cancelled 90 days prior to the Check-in Date
50% if cancelled 45 days prior to the Check-in Date
All deposits are 100% transferable to new dates, based upon availability and seasonal rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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