Welcome to the Creekside Cabin located in the Historic District of Manitou Springs, CO just steps from the Garden of the Gods Trading Post. We would like to invite you to fall asleep with the sound of the bubbling creek right outside your window each night. Enjoy the cool shady grassed area for a BBQ picnic next to the creek with your family and friends. Watch the Colorado wildlife from your living room window as they come down to the creek for a drink. Enjoy a glass of wine on the large deck overlooking Fountain Creek while you relax from a day of sightseeing and shopping. Welcome to the oasis we call the Creekside Cabin.
Built in the 1940s, this is truly a mountain cabin with the advantage of being near everything Colorado Springs has to offer. Just outside the front gate of the property is the Midland Trail. At one time the trail was the Denver and Rio Grand Rail Road right-of-way through the town of Manitou as it wound its way up to the gold mines of Cripple Creek, CO. Now it is a city Biking and Walking trail system that gives you access to all of Manitou as well as Garden of the Gods and all of Colorado Springs. Just steps down the road is the trading post at Garden of the Gods. A few minutes up the path and you will find yourself in the historic and often quirky downtown of Manitou Springs. There is a public park right next door to the property that includes a skate park, tennis courts and a kids playground. Across the street you can enjoy the boys of summer play high school baseball. Enjoy the community pool less than 1/4 mile away (by car or by Midland trail) on those hot summer days.
Inside you will find the rustic cabin set up for comfortable and clean stay. There is a full kitchen with microwave, range, oven, fridge and dishwasher as well as granite counter tops and all the utensils and dish-wear needed to support your stay. The one bedroom boasts a comfortable king bed and the bathroom houses a 6ft Claw Foot Tub from yesteryear just begging to be used for a nice long soak. In the living room you will find plenty of seating including a Futon Couch with a plethora of bedding should you need it.
The property boasts over 1/4 acre in the Historic District of Manitou Springs for you to relax on the grassy lawn or cool your toes in the mountain stream. Various wildlife visit the property from squirrels and ducks to deer to the rare sighting of a bear. There is room for your dog to run as well (although the property is not 100% fenced in) and if you like there is a dog kennel in a shady part of the property for your best friend to stay in when you leave for site seeing or dinner at one of the nearby restaurants. And speaking of restaurants, there are several within a 5 min walk from the front door or take a stroll up the road to the Trading Post at the Garden of the Gods for a quick bite and shopping.
Activities nearby include the Garden of the Gods rock formations, accessible by walking, biking or drive through. Pikes Peak and the Barr Trail are just at the other end of town/Midland Trail. Hop on the Cog Railway and take a trip to the 14110+ foot top of Americas' Mountain or take a short drive to any of Colorado Springs attractions including the Seven Falls Area, The Broadmoor Hotel, the US Air Force Academy and many more. Motorsports, natural hikes and winter sports (in season) are all available in abundance as you travel up the pass towards beautiful Woodland Park (20 min) or beyond to Breckenridge (2 hrs) and other ski areas.
Although this is an rustic cabin, there is no need to be disconnected here. We include high speed internet and a 40 inch Smart HDTV with access to Netflix and Pandora as well as Music channels.
Please be welcome to enjoy the peace, tranquility, convenience, and the Manitou Springs, Colorado lifestyle as only the Creekside Cabin can present them.