|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Location, views, and accommodations that will not disappoint! 5,000+ sq. foot home that is an entertainer’s dream! Luxury kitchen with multiple granite countertop and serving areas, deluxe refrigerator, separate freezer, double ovens, 6 burner Viking gas range, and twin sinks. Eating area plus separate formal dining room adjoining a great room with massive brick fireplace, vaulted ceiling, flat screen TV, Blu-ray, sound system, and a wall of windows facing the mountains.
Walk out of the kitchen, dining room, great room, or master bedroom onto a 600+ sq ft deck with multiple seating areas, a gas and charcoal grill and hot tub; all with the same uninterrupted view of fields, stream, and mountains. Daily farm fresh eggs delivered (when the chickens are laying) and fresh herbs to pick (when in season).
All bedrooms located on north wing and are separated from hosting areas by slide-out door and hallway. Large master bedroom with connected bathroom complete with twin sinks, shower, and Jacuzzi tub. Jack-n-Jill bedrooms, one with king size bed and one with queen bed, are connected by a full bathroom. The fourth bedroom has a private full bathroom. The basement is a family room with second entertainment center, a built in “kid’s barn”, and couch that makes into a bed for additional sleeping accommodation.
Very close to the Academy, just beyond the survival training area. Cadet families preferred!
My husband and I dreamed of the day we could raise our children in the life we grew up in ... down on the farm. Now our four youngsters spend their days playing in the creek, on the rope swing, or with pet chickens/dogs/cats (more to come when we can get the barn built). We want to share the experience of this place with you, especially for those of you coming in to celebrate a special event with your cadet.
Sarah Hardman purchased this farmhouse in 2013
By the time guests arrive at our front porch, they don't need any explanation; this property offers great Colorado views, full privacy, and spacious accommodations. It lets us commune with nature from our back door, but is still close enough to quickly get to anywhere we want to go.
Farm life close to the city and area attractions! Backs to mountains and a stream...it doesn't get any better than that!
Our family had such a wonderful time at this unique home. First of all, the views through the floor to ceiling windows were breathtaking and our kids had plenty of open spaces to explore. A paradise for city-bound kids who don't normally get to roam free! They had so many activities - from pool to ping pong to video games in the basement to music to playing by the creek - and there was never a dull moment. The adults enjoyed cozying up in front of the wood stove and hanging out in the hot tub. The gourmet kitchen was dreamy too. This house was so spacious and really provided a wonderful environment for family to reunite and bond. Not a single complaint - just a perfect Thanksgiving trip. Thanks to Sarah and family for hosting us so graciously! (oh and the kids absolutely loved the four cats ... and the chickens too....). Highly recommend!!!
My family of 12 stayed in this fantastic home for a week and we couldn't have had a better stay! Sarah and her family went above and beyond to make their home seem as though it was our own. They were kind enough to even allow us to bring handicap accessiblity items to make things easier for my Mother. We felt right at home.
We had 3 family members in their 70's and the one level ranch home was perfect for them. The only part of the house inaccessible to the wheelchair was the basement and sunken living room. My Mom (in the wheelchair) could sit in the dining room and watch those of us in the sunken living room as we played pool. She didn't have to miss out on anything, and we could have easily taken her down the two steps.
We couldn't have asked for more gracious hosts. Sarah was very quick to answer any questions that we had and was extremely helpful. There was an issue with one appliance and she was super quick to come and resolve the problem. We never were able to get our phones connected to the internet, but the Netflix on the TVs worked just fine.
The house had the feeling of seclusion, but was within minutes of grocery shopping, restaurants and probably one of the nicest Goodwill Stores I've ever seen. We also enjoyed the close proximity to Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs, Garden of the Gods, The Airforce Academy and so many other sights. The views from the back decks were Spectacular and we enjoyed seeing the wildlife grazing out behind the house. The family chickens were kind enough to share their eggs with us and were delicious!
I might note that most of the home has brick floors with the exception of the bedrooms. If you are like me and can't go barefooted, then you might want to bring some slippers as the homeowners understandably request that you remove your shoes in the house.
The house was perfect for our large group. It has many window seats and small nooks where you can go to "get away" from everyone to read or relax. There is plenty of room to spread out and we never felt like we were cramped for space. The beds were all comfortable and we had plenty of bed linens. towels and wash cloths. The hot tub was so relaxing in the evenings and I'd guess it would probably hold 6 people. The large refrigerator and freezer were very handy for our large family and we thoroughly enjoyed the well stocked kitchen. I just can't say enough nice things about this home and it's owners!
Thank you Sarah, Nick and Family!
Great setting, peaceful and quite yet very close to all amenities. Large open spaces with smaller more intimate spaces available if you want to get away. The views were amazing. Sarah is a very gracious hostess and very responsive if you have any questions. Strongly recommend.
We could not have asked for a better rental! The family was so accomidating and the house fit our family to a T! The scenery was gorgeous and serene. We've never had such a relaxing vacation before! Would definitely recommend this property to anyone!
It was a wonderful place for our family reunion. Including the local families who spent lots of time with us, there were usually about 20 people, 3 generations. There were lots of gathering places so we enjoyed quality time with small groups. The children loved the basement and the pool table. Both places provided many hours of entertainment. We all enjoyed the deck and the sunsets over the Rockies. Early risers were thrilled with the spectacular double rainbow on our last morning there!
We had a tremendous time staying at this property. When planning our stay for a USAFA reunion, Sarah was warm and helpful in answering my questions and making a reservation. We got excited driving the road to the home- it’s just a little ways off I-25, a few minutes to the supermarket and civilization- but it feels like you’re on a homey ranch (you are). The rooms were all really comfortable and the house is a wonder in itself- you can just see it in the pictures. We made scrumptious communal meals in the kitchen and everything was there. I’m a light sleeper but the house is so big and solid I couldn’t hear a 3 year-old who inevitably woke up first each morning- I slept like a log at night and felt like a millionaire on a ranch during the day. I encourage any prospective guest to enjoy a similar unique experience in a really, really nice place!!
Country living, next to it all! You can get away from the hustle and still be mere minutes away from everything. Nestled in the middle of a 200+ acre working ranch (Note: the map only shows the location of the mailbox; the house is situated at the end of a 1 mile private drive). Enjoy lounging, barbequing, hiking, cross country skiing, and sledding! Then, get in your car and within 15 minutes enjoy stores, restaurants, the Santa Fe trail, the National Forest trail system, ... and the Air Force Academy! Within 30 minutes you can be at several shopping malls, a major outlet mall, several theatres, Garden of the Gods, and most other Colorado Springs area attractions.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Additional persons +12||$35|
|Property Damage Protection||$79|
Home is on a working ranch. Please stay out of any outbuilding. Wander land at your own risk! There is a $35 fee per person after 12 people. The basement has a queen sleeper sofa and a futon for added comfort.
No hidden costs...taxes included!