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Relaxing Forest Retreat, Hot Tub, WiFi, Stocked Lakes, Near OHV & Attractions

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Mountain Home, 3bdrm, 2 full baths, Resort Community (Everyone is on 1-2 acres)

Welcome to Wildernest Retreat at Elk Crossing! Surrounded by 2 acres of tall Pines and Aspens. Unlimited WiFi, and a Land line too!!!!

Enjoy the year-around hot tub and lava bowl, woodstove, DIRECTV (main level), the lakes, fishing and boating (seasonal). OHV trails are within 2 miles of our retreat! Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast!

Located within 5 miles of groceries, restaurants, and gas stations. We are conveniently located near Pikes Peak, Cripple Creek, Woodland Park and approximately 25 minutes to Manitou Springs/Garden of the Gods/Colorado Springs. This property has just added a land line that makes it easy to call about the local attractions.

After a day of cross country skiing, hiking, white water rafting, fishing or enjoying the nearby attractions come back to our cabin and enjoy the fully stocked kitchen (new Kuerig coffee maker), and the view from the deck while grilling on the gas grill. Enjoy the stars from the hot tub while watching the flames of the lava bowl dance in the evening sky. You see no other homes anywhere from the location of the hot tub. It is private and surrounded by forest and wildlife. Enjoy your favorite shows our HDTV 50" TV, and check out our selection of movies. Our retreat has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, living room, family room, kitchen, dining and laundry room with large washer/dryers.

At the lakes (located only a half a mile away) there are several picnic benches, and volleyball net. There is ample parking next to the lake if you prefer to drive. Drop a line in the lake to fish during the summer months and go ice fishing in the winter- timing varies based on when the ice is thick enough. There is a nominal fee for fishing and NO Colorado license is required. The lake is open for fishing from May through October 31st! We provide the poles, tackle and bait. Also, we have two different kinds of boats for you to enjoy on the lakes in the Summertime- no extra charge. One is a 14ft rowboat, and the other one is a new pedal boat.

This retreat is supplied with a binder filled with information about the property as well as the local area! This includes brochures on area attractions.

We do not allow pets and you must be 25 years old to rent this property.

More Details

Henry and Robin Reed
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Henry and Robin Reed

Hi, Henry and I (Robin) have lived in Colorado for 25 years and love the Rocky Mountains. It has been a wonderful place to raise our kids. We have explored many of the attractions here and there are things for all ages to enjoy!

When we moved to Colorado, we could hardly wait until our children were old enough to explore with us. When their grandparents retired here, they began teaching them how to fish for trout at the Rampart Range Reservoir. Being able to catch their limit has never been an issue!

We hope that you take the time to come to Colorado to relax, have fun and make some great memories!

Henry and Robin Reed purchased this house in 2013

Why Henry and Robin Reed chose Divide

We spent a lot of time looking for a special place to get away and relax. When we found this property, we fell in love with the lakes, views and wildlife. Each time we have stayed here we have had deer come into the backyard early morning and evening.

Having a place large enough for our immediate and extended family was important in case we wanted to get away to celebrate a special occasion. This mountain home's layout lends itself to privacy for more than one family.

Be ready for a photo opportunity when driving to the house because elk herds frequent the area!

Pack a picnic lunch and sit by the lake! There are several covered picnic benches and a bathroom by the lake as well. Drop a fishing line in the lake and catch a trout (we provide the poles and tackle)!

What makes this house unique

This is the only cabin in the area where we pre-purchase fishing passes for our guests, provide two different types of boats to enjoy (at no extra charge) and provide poles, bait and tackle. NO Colorado fishing license is required and the lakes are stocked twice a Summer with a variety of trout. Come try and catch a Golden HAS been done!


Spring Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
  • Shampoo, lotion, soap and hair dryers are in both bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Four-poster style log bed room
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Main floor, Aspen log bed and furnishings
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size futon bottom, child bed upper and extra twin
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This cabin is in a resort community. In the Winter, there is ice fishing (depending on the time of year, and ice skating on the pond). We provide fishing passes (for a nominal fee- no Colorado license is required), poles, tackle, and bait. These lakes are stocked twice a Summer with a variety of trout. We provide sleds and have a few pairs of snowshoes you can enjoy for the snowy months! In the Summer, along with the trout fishing, we have a 14 foot row boat and a pedal boat for you to enjoy-no extra charge. There is a volleyball net (and volleyball) next to the lake to enjoy along with plenty of picnic tables.


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Relaxing Forest Retreat, Hot Tub, WiFi, Stocked Lakes, Near OHV & Attractions
average rating of 4.965517 based on 87 reviews

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a wonderful vacation in Colorado! Cabin is in a great location that allowed us to enjoy many of the area attractions like Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, Cliff Dwellings and so forth. There is a local grocery store just a few minutes away and a Wal-Mart just a town away to get all of your grocery needs. Loved all of the extras that were included that we didn't have to worry about packing such a Pack N Play, high chair, kids toys, videos, and board games. It was wonderful sitting out on the deck using the hot tub or making smores by their fire pit. We also really enjoyed taking their boat out on the beautiful lake nearby. Enjoyed the cabin during our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Beautiful cabin! Amazing area. Better than we could have imagined!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin and area is the perfect retreat! We had the best time here. The pictures dont do this property justice. We were amazed and can't wait to go back! The lake is unbelievable and the views are breathtaking. We absolutely loved everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I loved it very much will definitely be looking forward to staying again!

  • 5 of 5

It was a great property to stay at very clean and home like.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

No complaints this is a great place loved the boats. Also the kids loved the dollar game, first time we played and it was a nice distraction for the kids, after a long day grown ups were tired and kids spent at least 2 hours looking for the dollars. Then helping them figure out clues to hide them on the last day was fun for everyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great cabin; great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time and we were thrilled with our cabin! It had everything you would ever need and more! We could tell that the owners put a lot of attention and time into making sure your stay was perfect. We will definitely be coming back! My son hand fed the deer that came up to our cabin!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful cabin that had plenty of room and everything we needed! The night we arrived, there were 6" of snow and we were somewhat concerned about finding the cabin and the owners helped us so much to find the cabin and get there safely. It was quite beautiful the next morning with the snow everywhere. The roads were clear the next day! We visited Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, 7 Falls, and plenty of shopping in Manitou Springs! A great vacation. The local grocery store (Venture) in Divide was awesome! They were so friendly and loved for vacationers to come in and visit! The last night were were there, we saw a herd of elk on "5" on the way to the cabin! I recommend this cabin to all vacationers that want a place to get away in the mountains! Plenty of games, movies, and a scavenger hunt! So much fun!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
McGintys Wood Oven Pub
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Shining Mountain Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
McGintys Wood Oven Pub
Nearest Ski
85 Miles
Car: necessary

The lakes are amazing and there are several picnic benches. We have two boats you can enjoy too. One is a 14 foot row boat and the other one is a peddle boat. We provide poles, tackle and pre-purchase fishing passes. There is a view of Pikes Peak from the lake too!

You will see lots of wildlife and if you like to ride ATV's the Pike National Forest is just 2.5 miles away! Come enjoy our place and catch a trout!! They stock it twice a Summer and there are some golden trout in the lakes!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

Rates are based on a MAXIMUM OF 4-6 adults at the property at one time.
100% refund if cancelled 60 days prior to arrival date.

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.

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