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Fall Colors Are Coming! Cozy Mountain Cabin on Five Beautiful, Wooded Acres

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Last updated: 09/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to our “Cabin in the Woods” located on five rural acres in beautiful Divide, Colorado! From the moment you enter through the secure iron gate and drive down the winding driveway to the cabin the peace and tranquility of the area will settle upon you like a blanket. The gentle wind blowing through the grove of Aspens and fir trees whispers a sweet “Velkommen”!

I was born and raised in Hammerfest, Norway, known as the northernmost town in the world! There the winters were long, dark and extremely cold. The summers were short, lasting perhaps 4-6 weeks, but balmy and brightened by the Midnight Sun. After immigrating to the United States I missed the mountains and scenery of my homeland, which is why I love living in Colorado so much! The majestic views of Pikes Peak and the Rockies remind me of my childhood home.

When you enter our cabin you will notice the beautiful natural hickory hardwood floors on the main level as well as rustic décor and touches throughout. The living area has a comfortable leather recliner/rocker and sofa. There is a 46” HD flat screen TV and cable programming offered by DirecTV as well as a Blue Ray DVD player. Enjoy a cozy fire in the convenient gas fireplace.

The dining table seats six people when the extra leaf is used. Additional seating is provided by four barstools at the kitchen counter.

The kitchen is stocked with dishes, glassware, flatware, pots & pans, etc. Besides the glass top electric stove, refrigerator and dishwasher you will also find smaller appliances such as a hand mixer, waffle iron, blender, rice cooker and coffee maker.

The master bedroom is located on the main level and features a comfortable king-sized bed. There is a 40” HD flat screen TV with DVD player in this bedroom for your enjoyment.

The full bathroom on the main floor is located just outside of the master bedroom and offers a tub/shower combination, sink vanity and toilet. Just beyond the bathroom is a laundry closet where a full-sized washer and dryer are available for your convenience.

Upstairs you will find the second bedroom, which features a queen-sized bed. Also located on the upper level, the third bedroom has the capacity to sleep three people in the twin bunk beds and additional twin sized bed. The bathroom on the upper level has a shower, sink vanity and toilet.

All bedrooms are furnished with quality linens and bedding and the bathrooms are stocked with soft bath towels, hand towels and washcloths. Each bathroom has a hair dryer provided, and you will find an iron & ironing board in the laundry closet.

Outside there is a spacious wrap around deck where you can enjoy your meals “al fresco” or your morning coffee while soaking in the beauty of the natural surroundings. There is a propane grill on the deck for your use if you wish to grill your dinner.

The cabin is located on 5 acres of forestland covered with mostly Aspen trees, wild flowers and all natural vegetation and tall grasses. Grasses and wildflowers and other "natural" vegetation grow in wild profusion and provide food and shelter for the abundant wildlife in the area. We hope our guests will enjoy the cabin, the natural vegetation and forest life and setting so totally different from life in the city.

There is so much to experience and enjoy at our Cabin in the Woods! The Aspen trees on our acreage remind me so much of my childhood home in Norway. Here my wife and two children take long exciting “nature walks”. We thoroughly love exploring our own land as well as nearby national forest. Wildlife abounds everywhere. We often see deer, some accompanied by their newborn fawns. There are elk, foxes, rabbits and occasionally we might see a mother bear with her cubs! Majestic eagles soar, as well as hawks, owls, songbirds and humming birds.

You will be within easy distance of many attractions in and around Colorado Springs, the old historic Cripple Creek, the majestic 14.115 ft. Pikes Peak and enjoy fishing in crystal clear mountain lakes and streams. I once took the cogwheel train from Manitou Springs up to the dizzying heights of Pikes Peak, where Katharine Lee Bates in 1893 received her inspiration to write the song America the Beautiful. You can also drive to the top of the mountain for a modest fee - that is if you are not too faint of heart!

Finally toward evening as the glorious Colorado sun sets, come home to your Cabin in the Woods and enjoy a family meal on the spacious deck. Here feel the cooling breezes of approaching evening rustling the leaves of the Aspen trees, watch families of deer come close to your private gathering, and watch hummingbirds hovering close and hear song birds serenade. Be sure to have your camera ready. You might just get pictures you will treasure for years to come.

Our children (7 and 4 years old) cavort outdoors from early till late. They catch butterflies, pick wildflowers for their mom and wonder in amazement over dragonflies, grasshoppers, caterpillars, huge tiger moths, and smaller moths and butterflies with wings of every hue. This last summer they found many bird’s nests, including a humming bird nest with the mother bird tending her tiny eggs. Many educational hours were spent spying on hatching birds, bunny babies and other wild creatures!

If you enjoy unspoiled nature, fresh mountain air, privacy and a chance to “get away from it all”, this is the place for you!

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We will not rent to students or singles under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent. A copy of a valid driver’s license must be provided at the time of booking....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We welcome children at our cabin but expect them to be carefully supervised by adults at all times. Please don't allow the children to jump on the beds to avoid falls. Wildlife is a familiar sight and if left alone will usually not interact with humans. Children should be educated to enjoy looking at the animals but not to approach or yell or throw anything at them....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking in the cabin is prohibited. Additionally if drought persists as in prior years smoking and open fires may be banned by local authorities outside of the premises as well. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small (under 25 lbs) well-behaved, house-trained dogs may be considered. A Pet Fee of $50 will be charged & arrangements must be made in advance. Please inquire....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Master/King (Bedroom 1): 1 king

    Located on the main level...moreless

  • Queen (Bedroom 2): 1 queen

    Located on the second level...moreless

  • Twin/Bunk Beds (Bedroom 3): 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    One twin bed & bunk bed in this 2nd level bedroom (sleeps 3)...moreless

  • The master bedroom is located on the main level of the cabin & has a king-sized bed. It shares the main level bathroom with the rest of the main level. The second bedroom is located on the 2nd level & features a queen-sized bed. It shares the second level bathroom with the third bedroom which has a twin bed and a bunk bed set (sleeping a total of 3 in this bedroom.) ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Main Level Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    (Separate from Master bedroom)...moreless

  • Second Level Bathroom: toilet, shower

    2nd bathroom is located in hall & shared by upper bedrooms...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    BlueRay DVD player in living room; DVD player in master bedroom...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV Cable...moreless

  • Television:

    The living room has a 46” HD LED Flat screen TV with BlueRay/DVD player. There is a 40” flat screen HD TV and DVD player with basic channel package in the master bedroom....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small collection of DVDs available...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural:

    The property sits on 5 acres within a beautiful grove of aspen and evergreen trees....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area table seats 6. There are 4 bar stools at the counter for additional seating....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wifi internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Vehicles are to be parked on driveway area only. Please do not park on grass or vegetation or on the main road....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic pantry items (including coffee) ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Spacious wrap-around deck with beautiful views of the natural area, aspen & evergreen trees...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a grill located on the deck ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn
Sep 6 - Nov 22, 2016
3 night min stay
$175 $200
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,120
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016
4 night min stay
$225
Winter
Nov 28 - Dec 22, 2016
3 night min stay
$150 $175
Thu, Fri, Sat
$900
Holiday
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,575
Winter 2017
Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$125 $145
Thu, Fri, Sat
$875
Spring 2017
Apr 1 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$165 $175
Thu, Fri, Sat
$990
Memorial Day Holiday 2017
May 26 - May 29, 2017
4 night min stay
$225
Summer 2017
May 30 - Jun 28, 2017
5 night min stay
$200 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,400
July 4 Holiday 2017
Jun 29 - Jul 5, 2017
5 night min stay
$225
Summer 2017
Jul 6 - Sep 4, 2017
5 night min stay
$200 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,400
Autumn 2017
Sep 5 - Nov 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$175 $200
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,120
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
$225
Winter 2017
Nov 27 - Dec 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$150 $175
Thu, Fri, Sat
$900
Holiday 2017
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,575

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Cleaning fee $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 3.9%

Notes:

NOTE: We only accept short term rentals, up to a maximum of two weeks. Please do not inquire for long term rentals.....thanks.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Last updated: 09/23/2016
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Location

38 Miles
Nearest Airport
Colorado Springs
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
McGinty's Pub
8.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Shining Mountain Golf Club
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
County Hwy 24
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
McGinty's Wood Oven Pub
81 Miles
Nearest Ski
Breckenridge Ski Resort

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Norway is my native country. I was born and raised in Hammerfest, Norway, known as the northernmost town in the world! My favorite pastime was skiing in the winter and trout and salmon fishing in the brief summers. I came to the USA as a teenage emigrant, crossing the border at a check point between the USA and Canada Christmas eve 1957. I consider that the best Christmas gift I ever received! For many years I lived in the flatlands but always dreaming of being able to make my home in Colorado. The opportunity came in 1977 when I came to Denver to do graduate studies.

Why the Owner Chose Divide, CO, USA:
My wife and I first bought mountain property at Grand Lake, CO near Winter Park. How we loved and enjoyed our weekends and summers at that place! However, after several years in Grand Lake we decided to migrate south…about 150 miles. So we purchased Cabin in the Woods in Divide, Colorado on 5 acres of aspen, evergreens and a meadow covered in wildflowers. Part of the reason we bought Cabin in the Woods is its proximity to many attractions in and around Colorado Springs, historic Cripple Creek, majestic Pikes Peak and fishing in crystal clear lakes and streams.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
There is so much for us to experience and enjoy here! The aspen trees remind me of my childhood home in Norway. My wife and two children take long exciting “nature walks”. exploring our own land as well as nearby national forest. Wildlife abounds everywhere. There are deer, some accompanied by their newborn fawns. We see elk, foxes, bunnies and occasionally a mother bear with her cubs! Majestic eagles soar, along with hawks, owls, songbirds, and humming birds. Our children, - 7 and 4 years old love to cavort outdoors from early till late. They catch butterflies, pick wildflowers for their mom and wonder in amazement over dragonflies, grasshoppers, caterpillars, huge tiger moths and butterflies with wings of every hue. We know that you will love our Cabin in the Woods as much as my family and I!


Contact us

Speaks: english, norwegian, Tagalog

 

Photos

  • Welcome to our 'Cabin in the Woods!'

    Welcome to our 'Cabin in the Woods!'

  • New gas fireplace & large TV in living area

    New gas fireplace & large TV in living area

  • Fully stocked kitchen (seats four at counter)

    Fully stocked kitchen (seats four at counter)

  • TV in master bedroom

    TV in master bedroom

  • Queen bedroom is located upstairs

    Queen bedroom is located upstairs

  • Third bedroom with twin bed & set of twin bunk beds

    Third bedroom with twin bed & set of twin bunk beds

  • A full sized washer & dryer are available on the main level

    A full sized washer & dryer are available on the main level

  • Propane grill & seating area on the large deck

    Propane grill & seating area on the large deck

  • Picnic area in the natural setting around the cabin

    Picnic area in the natural setting around the cabin

  • Beautiful fall-colored aspens surround the cabin

    Beautiful fall-colored aspens surround the cabin

  • Side view of the cabin showcasing the spacious wraparound deck

    Side view of the cabin showcasing the spacious wraparound deck

  • Cozy living room

    Cozy living room

  • Comfortable seating in living area

    Comfortable seating in living area

  • Dining table seats six people

    Dining table seats six people

  • Master bedroom on main level with king-sized bed

    Master bedroom on main level with king-sized bed

  • Full bathroom located next to the master bedroom on the main level

    Full bathroom located next to the master bedroom on the main level

  • Seating area in queen bedroom

    Seating area in queen bedroom

  • Full bathroom located upstairs

    Full bathroom located upstairs

  • Enjoy your morning coffee on the deck as you enjoy the peaceful surroundings!

    Enjoy your morning coffee on the deck as you enjoy the peaceful surroundings!

  • Spacious deck with plenty of seating

    Spacious deck with plenty of seating

  • The fall colors are emerging

    The fall colors are emerging

  • Picnic table in the yard

    Picnic table in the yard

  • Close to Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, Pikes Peak & Colorado Springs

    Close to Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, Pikes Peak & Colorado Springs

VRBO #582888

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, September 25, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, norwegian, Tagalog
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