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Relaxing Forest Retreat, Hot Tub, Wifi, Stocked Lakes, Near Ohv & Attractions

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The smaller pond in the winter - the larger lake is in the background.

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1850 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We provide a pack-n-play and a high chair too!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outside...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Four-poster style log bed room...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Main floor, Aspen log bed and furnishings...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single, 1 child bed, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Full size futon bottom, child bed upper and extra twin...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Downstairs...moreless

  • Shampoo, lotion, soap and hair dryers are in both bathrooms.

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    50' screen HDTV with Direct TV cable access (on the main floor). Downstairs there is a 40' screen HDTV with a Blue Ray player for movies. Downstairs is not connected to Direct TV....moreless

  • Toys:

    There are a few toys in the children's room closet...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Lots of movies to choose from!...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    This mountian retreat sits on two acres of forest that boast aspens and a variety of pine and spruce trees....moreless

  • Resort:

    There are privately stocked lakes! Lake fishing in the summer and ice fishing in the winter! No state license required. $10.00 to fish, 4 fish limit per day!...moreless

  • Rural:

    Sits on two acres of pine, fir and aspen trees...moreless

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large sized dryer and we provide dryer sheets...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Air ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Unlimited Wifi installed in November 2016....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Furnished in true Colorado mountain style, with log furnishings and wildlife art. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    There is room for 2-3 vehicles in the driveway...moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a land line in the cabin for local and emergency calls. Other callers can call you from long distance. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Large sized washer and we provide laundry soap...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Duraflame logs are provided for you to enjoy...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig coffee maker with a sampling of K cups. We also have a full-sized coffee maker in the pantry if you prefer to brew full pots....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen. Includes mixer, toaster, coffee pot, griddle, crock pot, blender, all kitchenware, Keurig coffee maker, condiments and some spices....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Equipped and includes a toaster, crock pot, mixer and blender....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice maker, water dispenser...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    We have a deck that is off of the main level that has French doors that open up to a view of the pines and privacy in the back yard. The large propane grill and some chairs are on this balcony/deck....moreless

  • Boat:

    14 Foot Row Boat available for no charge! Added a Pedal Boat too - Summer of 2016!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a glider on the front deck, and a walk-out deck downstairs with a picnic bench, chairs and a table next to the hot tub and lava bowl....moreless

  • Golf:

    In Woodland Park - 12 miles away there is an amazing Golf Course called Shining Mountain Golf Club!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is an outdoor play gym for children in the front of the property....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large Propane Grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ski resorts are within 1.5 hours away. We provide sleds in the winter for local sledding at Mueller State Park. We have a couple of pairs of snowshoes available to use as well. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    6 person hot tub with lights and a waterfall!...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break 2017
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$140

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

HIGH Fish/Boat through 10.31!!
May 1 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$185
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 - Dec 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$185
Christmas/New Years 2017
Dec 16 - Jan 3, 2018
3 night min stay
$185
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$110

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 3.9%

Notes:

ALL GUESTS MUST BE DECLARED.

Rates are based on a maximum of 4 to 6 adults at the property at one time.

100% refund if cancelled 60 days prior to arrival date.

**** NOTE*****For 6 or more guests the cleaning fee will be $100.00


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • Divide Mercantile

    "The grocery store has a variety of items and a deli! Their prices are reasonable and I have..."

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  • McGinty's Wood Oven Pub

    "Delicious pizza and warm atmosphere!"

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  • Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

    "A must do for everyone! Very memorable, inspiring and interactive! "

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  • Cripple Creek

    "Go back in time in Cripple Creek, visit the Molly Kathleen Mine, several museums and if you ..."

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  • Florissant Fossil Beds

    "Here you will find knowledgeable park rangers, Fossil Beds and a Visitor's Center. The park..."

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  • Mollie Kathleen Mine

    "A working gold mine (off season)!! Be ready to travel down 1000 feet in the same equipment ..."

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  • Eleven Mile State Park Campground

    "Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities to include: hiking, fishing, and boating!!!"

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  • Shining Mountain Golf Club

    "Golf in mountain scenery - an enjoyable course - rarely crowded!"

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  • Manitou Park Lake

  • Manitou Springs

    "A picturesque mountain community known for historic charm - great shopping and food!"

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  • Manitou Cliff Dwellings

    "Cliff Dwelling architecture of the ancient Anasazi - enjoy the magic and mystery of the Nati..."

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  • Cave of the Winds

    "Discovered in 1881, this has been a premier Colorado attraction for more than a century. Ex..."

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  • Dinosaur resource center

    "Travel back in time and enjoy the 20,000 square foot museum located in Woodland Park! This ..."

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  • Pikes Peak

    "A popular tourist destination with views that are incredible! The Pikes Peak Cog Railway is..."

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  • Donut Mill

    "The best donuts in town!!!"

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  • US Air Force Academy

    "Spend some time at the beautiful Air Force Academy - you can catch a game, or tour the Chape..."

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  • Hungry Bear Restaurant

    "Enjoy dining in a rustic atmosphere!! Well known for a great breakfast!"

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  • Breckenridge Ski Resort

    "Only an hour and a half away - enjoy skiing in the Rocky Mountains!!! Close by you will also..."

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  • Seven Falls

    "Called the grandest mile of scenery in Colorado!! Enjoy hiking, self-guided tours and wildli..."

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  • Echo Canyon River Expeditions

    "If you want an unforgettable experience, try river rafting! Definitely for those who are ou..."

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  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

    "America's only mountain zoo...enjoy animals while enjoying breathtaking views from the mount..."

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  • Garden of The Gods

    " Within 30 minutes, you can experience the world-class Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature..."

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  • Old Colorado City Historic District

    "Shop and dine in old Colorado City! During Memorial Day Weekend you can experience the popu..."

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  • Academy Riding Stables

    "Your vacation would not be complete without horseback riding in the Pikes Peak region. This..."

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  • Miramont Castle Museum

    "Step back into the 1890's in this Victorian Style Castle at the foot of Pikes Peak, complete..."

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  • ProRodeo Hall of Fame

    "Enjoy learning about the history of the Rodeo! "

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  • Glen Eyrie

    "The Glen Eyrie Castle sits on several beautiful acres where you can often see bighorn sheep,..."

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  • Pikes Peak Center

    "Check to see if your favorite artist is playing! It hosts entertainment, cultural and educa..."

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  • Colorado Springs Fine Art Center

    "Enjoy a variety of events, theatre and the museum. "

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  • Santa's Workshop/North Pole

    "Fun for all ages. It is an amusement park that opened in 1956. Christmas never stops at th..."

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  • The Broadmoor

  • Broadmoor Golf Club

    "Enjoy three 18-hole courses!"

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  • Memorial Park

    "During Labor Day weekend, enjoy the Hot Air Balloon Festival - there are morning lift-offs (..."

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  • Peterson Air & Space Museum

    "If you enjoy learning about planes and missiles, you may wish to check this out - take a tou..."

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  • Aspen Viewing

    "During late September, early October the Aspens turn golden colored. Driving from Divide to..."

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  • St Elmo -- Ghost Town

  • North Catamount Reservoir

    "Flies and lures only...along the Pikes Peak highway!"

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  • Rampart Range Reservoir

    "Hiking, fishing, and some of the best singletrack in the Colorado Springs area...it is for r..."

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  • BierWerks Brewery

    "Enjoy great food, beer and now serving wine too!"

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  • The Wines of Colorado

    "A historic mountain venue in the village of Cascade (within 20-25 minutes) known as an invit..."

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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
McGintys Wood Oven Pub
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
Shining Mountain Golf Club
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-24
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
McGintys Wood Oven Pub
85 Miles
Nearest Ski
Breckrenridge

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!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Spring Valley (Divide, CO, USA):
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)!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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 Trout...it HAS been done!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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Photos

  • The smaller pond in the winter - the larger lake is in the background.

    The smaller pond in the winter - the larger lake is in the background.

  • Our vacation retreat!

    Our vacation retreat!

  • Lava Fire Bowl to warm the evenings while soaking in the hot tub

    Lava Fire Bowl to warm the evenings while soaking in the hot tub

  • Living Room with 50" TV with Direct TV on the main level.

    Living Room with 50" TV with Direct TV on the main level.

  • Master Bedroom on the main with a queen sized bed. A pack n play is available.

    Master Bedroom on the main with a queen sized bed. A pack n play is available.

  • Family Room with a wood stove.  We provide the Duraflame logs! TV and DVD player

    Family Room with a wood stove. We provide the Duraflame logs! TV and DVD player

  • Main Level Bathroom

    Main Level Bathroom

  • Deck overlooking the back yard with a large propane grill to enjoy cooking!

    Deck overlooking the back yard with a large propane grill to enjoy cooking!

  • The back yard, 2 full acres to explore!

    The back yard, 2 full acres to explore!

  • Fishing memories last forever!!! Lakes stocked twice a summer!

    Fishing memories last forever!!! Lakes stocked twice a summer!

  • Games for all ages!

    Games for all ages!

  • Momma and baby

    Momma and baby

  • A view of Pikes Peak from one of the lakes!  She's a beauty!

    A view of Pikes Peak from one of the lakes! She's a beauty!

  • Privately located 6 person Hot Tub with Lights.

    Privately located 6 person Hot Tub with Lights.

  • Enjoy the glider on the front porch!

    Enjoy the glider on the front porch!

  • Dining Room, we have a high chair for little ones

    Dining Room, we have a high chair for little ones

  • Queen sized poster bed downstairs next to the other bedroom.

    Queen sized poster bed downstairs next to the other bedroom.

  • Third bedroom.  Upper bunk weight limit of 150lbs.  Lower is a futon full sized.

    Third bedroom. Upper bunk weight limit of 150lbs. Lower is a futon full sized.

  • Small Play Gym in the front yard!!! Can you spot the deer?

    Small Play Gym in the front yard!!! Can you spot the deer?

  • One of the fishing lakes with Pikes Peak behind!

    One of the fishing lakes with Pikes Peak behind!

  • Boat launch,  covered picnic area and restroom - view of Pikes Peak!

    Boat launch, covered picnic area and restroom - view of Pikes Peak!

  • Elk herd on the road coming in

    Elk herd on the road coming in

  • Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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