You are invited to enjoy your vacation or trip to this wonderful vacation area in this immaculate and very spacious newly remodeled Colorado house with spectacular panoramic views of the Front Range, Pikes Peak and the United States Air Force Academy. This custom large three-bedroom house provides comfortable, high-end accommodations for six people. The large deck facing the mountains is the perfect place for enjoying the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, watching the amazing hummingbirds in the summer, taking in the awesome view of Pikes Peak, barbecuing, riding the exercise bike, soaking in the hot tub under starlit skies (spring, summer, fall or winter), or just sitting on the porch swing enjoying the fresh mountain air and tall pines on the private one-acre treed lot. You might even see a few deer coming up the driveway and through the forest area surrounding the house. The kids will love the play house nestled in the trees. Since the house is less than three miles from I-25, it is stress free to be on your way to the Air Force Academy, Denver, Colorado Springs or the mountains to experience all the wonderful area attractions.
The open concept, exceptionally large rooms are perfect for enjoying time together in front of the gas fireplace, playing games, watching television, and cooking and enjoying meals together in the kitchen/dining room area (easily seats 12) or on the deck. The bedrooms are large and all have living areas for private time. The third bedroom even has a Relax-the-Back chair. If someone needs to work, there is a comfortable, large office and WIFI is free and available 24 x 7. All linens are provided as well as a newly remodeled and convenient laundry room. If you have special little ones, a Pack & Play is available and there is plenty of room for the inflatable mattress in the third bedroom if you need an extra bed for a child.
The kitchen is fully equipped with new stainless steel appliances and all the conveniences of home. The lights will be on and there will be coffee, tea and chocolates ready for you upon arrival.
When we moved here from Minneapolis in 2009, we could hardly believe we found the perfect house in a quiet, private area nestled among tall pines with such spectacular views of the Front Range, Pikes Peak and the Air Force Academy. The house had a WOW effect on us, and it continues to have the same effect on everyone who visits.
Because of the high elevation (7500 ft.), forested area, and the wonderful mountain breezes, air conditioning is seldom needed, but the house now has central air-conditioning (September 2016) for those especially warm summer days.
We feel confident that you will enjoy your time in this newly listed (March 2014) vacation home and look forward to meeting you and sharing this wonderful Colorado-style house with you. It is truly our wish that your time in this area will be a blessing and a wonderful memory.
COLORADO SPRINGS ATTRACTIONS (located within 5-30 minutes of driving time from the home)
Garden of the Gods- Fabulous rock formations, views and trails, horseback riding, and mountain biking
Pikes Peak- an accessible 14,115 mountain summit via road or the Cog Railway train, known as 'America's Mountain'
United States Air Force Academy- tours and Sunday services at the Chapel
Seven Falls- a series of seven cascading waterfalls
Helen Hunt Falls with hiking trails
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, nestled on the side of a mountain with unique and beautiful exhibits
Serenity Springs Wildlife Center- private tours to view over 120 exotic lions, tigers, leopards and cougars
Cheyenne Mountain State Park- hiking and biking
Cave of the Winds- underground tours of a complex cave system
Manitou Cliff Dwellings- Native American cultural exhibit
Manitou Springs- historic and beautiful town with restaurants and tourist shopping
Bass Pro Shop- newest multi-million dollar attraction with shopping, animal exhibits, a restaurant and bowling
Will Roger's Shrine
Pioneer's Museum- features the history and culture of the Pikes Peak Region, located in the 1903 Historic El Paso County Courthouse
CityROCK- indoor rock climbing and instruction facility
Hot Air Balloon rides with Adventures Out West
Mountain bike trails; Rock Climbing; Hiking (including the Manitou Incline challenge with steep vertical gains of over 2000ft in elevation)
Pikes Peak Zip Line- 625ft of zip line over Manitou Springs
Colorado Jeep Tour Company
Various events, shows and productions at the World Arena or the Pikes Peak Center
Olympic Training Center- tours of the athletic facilities
Unique local shopping, upscale national chain stores, and the Castle Rock Outlet Mall
Countless fine local restaurants and national chain restaurants
Public golf courses, including the secluded and beautiful Bear Dance Golf Course in Larkspur, CO
Fox Run Regional Park- (7 min. from the home) fabulous mountain views, lots of open play space, playgrounds and forested hiking trails
Focus on the Family Headquarters
Glen Eyrie Castle- English Tudor style castle, nestled in 'Garden of the Gods' type terrain; built by General William Palmer; afternoon teas
Full-service spa at the exclusive, Tuscan-styled Club at Flying Horse (7 minutes from the home)
Movies at Hollywood Theaters at Interquest and I-25; bowling at Brunswick Bowl.
UTE PASS/HWY 24 ATTRACTIONS (located within 60-75 minute driving time of the home):
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
North Pole Santa's Workshop- family-oriented Christmas themed amusement park
Town of Cripple Creek - casinos, historic gold mines tours
City of Woodland Park- restaurants, shopping, Dinosaur Museum
Canon City - train ride, rafting, Royal Gorge
Salida - fishing, hiking, jeep trails, Monarch Ski Resort, rafting, shooting range
Fishing- Gold Medal/Blue Ribbon Fishing, including: the Dream Stream, Tomahawk, Badger Basin on the South Platte, Blue River, Arkansas River, Eleven Mile Canyon River, Eleven-Mile Reservoir, Spinney Reservoir, Rampart Reservoir, Antero Reservoir, Tarryall Reservoir, and Jefferson Lake; guides offered through Peak Fly Shop and Angler's Covey
DENVER AREA ATTRACTIONS (1 hour drive from this home):
Shopping: 16th Street Mall
Denver Broncos Football
Colorado Rockies Baseball
Colorado Avalanche Hockey
Elitch Gardens Amusement Park
Water World Water Park
The Denver Aquarium
Denver Art Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens