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AFA GRAD AVAIL, BEAUTIFUL EXEC. RANCH, GOLF CRS HOME, PEAK & ACAD VIEWS

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

4br, 2.5 Ba With Mtn & Air Force View + 3 sofa beds, xtra space

Our home is a warm, inviting, professionally decorated, newer, golf course home with two master suites on the main level., plus two extra sleeping areas, Please check owner for details.

There are multiple T.V.s, including flat screens, for keeping up with the latest news or watching a movie. The gorgeous marble contemporary dining table gives the home a luxurious feel. We offer a desk with internet for keeping up with business needs or simply your emails.

There are breathtaking great mountain views of Pike's Peak, the front range of the Rocky Mountains, and, of course, that awesome Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel! Enjoy the beautiful, colorful western sunsets from inside or on the deck & lower patio, a view of the city lights, and all upscale amenities including grills on upper and lower levels for outdoor dining. There is a resort feel urging you to return another time for more.

For golfers, our home is located across the street from the challenging Pine Creek Golf Course, with the clubhouse two blocks away. A new luxurious Lifetime Fitness offering huge outdoor and pools, saunas, beauty salon, fitness gym, grille, etc. is one mile away with day memberships. Colorado Springs offers an unbelievable array of things to do and see.

Upscale shopping and dining, one mile away in various directions, you will find indoor and outdoor malls of hundreds of well known and unknown (well kept secrets) stores and restaurants.

For must do tours in town, start with a tour of The beautiful Air Force Academy and the Olympic Training Center. Never miss the gorgeous, world famous, red rock Garden of The Gods where you can bicycle, hike, rock climb and ride horses. The old world charm of Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City offer hundreds of unusual shops with not-to-miss remembrance gifts.

Thirty minutes away drive to the top of Pike's Peak, or ride an incline car up, which you board in Manitou Springs. For seasoned hikers, hike the well known Barr Trail to the top of 14,000 foot Pike's Peak. Up Hwy 24 is the original Indian Cliff Dwellings. Within 15-30 minutes, take a tour and have lunch at the old European style Glen Eyrie Castle, built by Spencer Penrose, one of the city founders. If it is July, take in The Pike's Peak or Bust old west rodeo, with top competitors and featuring the glamorous Pike's Peak Rangerettes, a 10-20 year old group of female western precision horseback riders in glittering western costumes. For animal lovers, take in one of only 2 US mountain zoos here. An hour an a half away is the renown Royal Gorge, with the highest suspension bridge in the world! Mountain lovers get a real treat when they drive 2-4 hours to Rocky Mountain National Park for car touring, hiking or camping and lodging. A real treat is the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park where the movie, 'The Shinning' was filmed and if you stay there overnight, you might share a room with a real ghost! If visiting our city in the summer, there is some type of festival taking place every weekend such as The Hot Air Balloon Festival over Labor Day, where you can take a ride up in one of many hot air balloons. We have a great convention center hosting many interesting events and during the year get touring Broadway plays and musicals of every type. Art lovers can have lunch and visit our lovely Colorado Springs Art Museum. If you are in the mood to drop a few coins or bills, take a ride up to the old mining town of Cripple Creek, several hours away, where there are lots of great casinos and various festivals there also. Of course, our capitol, Denver, is only one hour away with unbelievable, wonderful things to do and see, including every professional sport, art museums, the Pepsi Center, with huge, big name concerts, a zoo, an arbortorium, and shopping to die for. The Brown Palace in Denver is one of the oldest hotels in the west and features lovely teas and tours, plus a handful of ghosts known to inhabit the hotel and seen by many a guest! You will never forget a relaxing dinner or lunch at one of the numerous eateries in the world famous Broadmoor Hotel, with its intoxicating close Chyenne Mountain view and charming Spencer Penrose Dining Room. This home with four different sleeping rooms on two levels will be your 'home away from home' in an exciting environment and unforgettable town! We welcome you to our home!

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More Details

Owner
Lydia Bruce
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Lydia Bruce

We are Lydia & Dick Bruce, owners of this lovely home, which we have enjoyed for 12 years and now wish to share with anyone who wishes to have their lives enriched by the lively, beautiful experience of spending time in historic Colorado Springs & the surrounding areas. A job change brought us here from South Carolina and we now wish to explore and experience some of the wonders of Arizona's Sonora Desert, Grand Canyon, & Lake Mead, etc. Please be our guests and enjoy!

Lydia Bruce purchased this house in 2002

Why Lydia Bruce chose Colorado Springs

We had traveled to Colorado for years to snow ski the world famous ski resorts, but never dreamed we would have a chance to live here one day. When the job opportunity came up, we quickly moved first to the mountains nearby and, after 2 years, decided we were ready to enjoy the city life. It took us a year to find a home and development with world class views in an upscale area that we would enjoy, and we now pass along some of that experience to you to enjoy!

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with our home the first minute we saw the glorious views from every room on the back side of the home. The layout of the home appealed to us tremendously with its 10 foot ceilings throughout and bright sunny rooms. The best part, though, is watching the sun set from the home or deck, in a rainbow of beautiful colors over the mountains, and turning them briefly into those same blues, purples, reds, pinks & oranges. The neighbors are ultra friendly and so welcoming and ready to say hello!

Amenities

Briargate House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Two full baths and powder room, main upper level
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full queen bed on lower walkout level.
  • Master Bedroom, King bed with private bath; Guest Room 1, Queen bed with private bath; Guest Room 2, Queen Sofa bed; Lower level, Queen bed, chest and nightstand, plus lazy boy loungers and loveseat with TV, in room in progress. Lower level is a lovely walkout onto patio, with the same mountain views from huge picture window and patio.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
HOME IS IN QUIET CUL DE SAC NEIGHBORHOOD. Fully equipped for one week or more. Perfect location for Air force Academy or golf at Pine Creek.Dozen of restaurants within 5 minutes

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

AFA GRAD AVAIL, BEAUTIFUL EXEC. RANCH, GOLF CRS HOME, PEAK & ACAD VIEWS
average rating of 4.428571 based on 14 reviews
4

Very nice home in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

Set-up worked well for our family. Teens had the downstairs space to themselves and enjoyed the hot tub. Deck was a great place to relax and take in the view. Neighborhood was very safe and nice and amenities very close by.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Good home - listing a little decieving

  • 3 of 5

It was a beautiful home, great views, lots of space and in a safe, wonderful location. However , it is 2 1/2 baths and only 3 bedrooms- there is an office space that is completely open to the hall, kitchen and living room with a couch I guess they are counting as a fourth room. My parents had to stay home due to my Aunt having an emergency tripple by pass - if they had come the kids would have had to share a bath - with us ior them - that is why 3 bath vs 2 1/2 would have made a difference in me choosing when booking - but since they didn't come it worked out . My son and daughter would have had to share a room or sleep in the open due to it say 4 bedrooms and only being 3 -- we loved the house and since my parents didn't come it worked out but that isn't what is listed . The shower in the second bath also didn't work .

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi. I am the owner and would like to respond to this review. The listing is absolutely not deceiving as it says three bedrooms which is what she admits it has. The guest mentions that it only has 2 1/2 bathrooms and they really needed three. The website clearly states that it has 2 1/2 bathrooms. Another home should have been chosen if the guest needed three full bathrooms. The guest bathroom works beautifully, as I immediately sent someone over to check it. The toilet works, as does the shower, the lights, etc. When she refers to the open space with just a couch in it, I beg to differ with that description. It is an open room off of the front hall, but a beautifully furnished room. It does not have a door, but has an attractive queen sofa bed that is very very comfortable. There is a lovely screen that is tall and can be used to change behind for privacy. There is a nice armoire for holding and hanging clothes. There is a huge picture window beautifully decorated and nice pictures on the wall. Anyone interested in this home just needs to look at all the pictures carefully and read the descriptions of everything and then please call me if they have any questions prior to booking.
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4

Beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

The house was very nice and in a very nice neighborhood. Easy to get anywhere in Colorado Springs. The only thing we found was that the number of bedrooms was a little deceiving. There are only two actual bedrooms. The other sleeping areas are in the open - one was a den with pull out couch and the other was in the semi-finished basement and was a double bed just in the room with the couches and tv. We made it work for us but it could be a little harder for multi family trips.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As the owner, I would like to respond. My site says that it is a 3 bedroom home. Bedroom three is on the lower level, which is huge, but in the front part of the lower level. There is wall to wall carpet, a queen (not double) bed. With matching chest of drawers, a single-tongue sleeping sofa and T.V. As I said on my site description, this lower level is still being finished, but still very nice at this point, and especially for teenagers or adults who are not expecting the Ritz. The den sleeping room on the upper level has everything except a door, but offers privacy for changing via a changing screen. You can see pictures of all this on my site and judge for yourself and notice that we get 4-5 stars always.
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5

great location

  • 5 of 5

We were at the Bruce's home for one week so beautiful inside and out, the home is within 10 minutes of grocery stores and a starbucks. The home is very easy to find and a beautiful view on the back patio. The best thing is that it is very easy to do day trips from the Colorado Springs area, we did g to Aspen and decided to stay over it was a longer trip then we thought, but the drive was fantastic. I highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a Colorado Springs home to rent, in addition the owners are very easy to work and communicate with.

Mark and Sherry Voina

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. I would like to mention that the dryer was repaired, along with several other minor things not even mentioned.
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Ohio, U.S.A
4

Beautiful 2 Bedroom Vacation Home

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this beautifully decorated 2 bedroom home. The house is listed as having 4 bedrooms, but one room is an alcove off the foyer with a pull out sofa and the other is a bed on a large piece of carpet in an unfinished basement. Sleeping in the alcove would be no different than sleeping in the living room. There is no privacy. We fortunately did not need to use that space. We had a teenager sleep in the basement and it was very cold and in his words, "a bit creepy," but the bed was comfortable so he was reasonably happy. I would not have enjoyed sleeping down there, however, so if you are traveling with several couples, you need to decide who would be willing to sleep in the basement. If your kids will sleep down there, just know that the hot tub is not in a separate room and that there are doors leading outside.

The main floor of the house is quite lovely and the master bedroom is huge. The furniture was very comfortable which is a huge plus in my book! We were able to unwind and relax in the evenings after long busy days. The kitchen is well stocked and there is plenty of room in a large pantry to store your groceries during your stay.

We loved having breakfast on the deck each morning and really enjoyed the view of Pikes Peak. The neighborhood is well maintained and quiet. We took walks in the evening and felt safe and comfortable.

The house is 20-30 minutes from the main attractions in Colorado Springs, but everything was easy to find using our GPS. There are plenty of restaurants nearby and a convenient grocery store. We were happy with the location.

I would like to suggest to the owners that they type up directions on using the hot tub, appliances, and the many T.V. remotes. We enjoyed the hot tub, although it never got very hot. The jets would only work for about 5 minutes at a time. I'm sure there was a way to adjust the settings, but we could not figure them out.

Overall, we were very happy with our stay and would recommend this house to others who want a peaceful place to stay while in Colorado Springs.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As the owner, I would like to respond. Just look at our site's pictures and you will see that the sleeping room off the entry hall with the very comfortable, queen sofa sleeper, has a privacy changing screen, amoire for clothes, and works well for anyone sleeping who does not require a door. As for the number of bedrooms, it is 3, not 2 as noted by the guest. The 3rd is on the lower level and not just a bed thrown on a piece of carpet. There is wall to wall carpet in the bedroom area, a full queen set of furniture, a sofa, T.V. Yes there is a door, which leads out to a lower level patio. The hot tub is in the back corner of that same level, so that should be noted if children are to be sleeping downstairs. The lower level is still a work in progress and not totally finished yet, but seems very acceptable if you look at my site pictures and note that we always get 4-5 stars in reviews.
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Redwood City, Ca, USA
5

Spacious, well stocked home in safe, neighbourhood with quick access to all attractions

  • 5 of 5

The home is very large (2 bedrooms with doors that close and attached bathrooms), 1 bedroom in the partly to most finished basement with own patio, and 1 alcove bedroom (no doors) with a restroom across from it. The upstairs living area and dining room lead to a patio with view of the mountains. The neighbourhood is safe with well lit sidewalks and access to nearby open spaces and parks. This would be a great place for 1 or 2 families with young children to stay and visit Colorado Springs. The kitchen has a lot of the basics (including dishwashing detergent galore, which I appreciate) and a few spices. The refrigerator had some basics (Mayo, Mustard, ketchup) as well, so look before you shop. The freeways are close enough to be convenient, but far enough away so that you get the vacation feeling.

There is a grocery store called King Soopers nearby, with good, quality produce and meats and a giant mall called Chapel Hill Mall with all the mall stuff. The owners were good about communicating with us. The only thing I would say is that there is some contradictory information on checkout and trash disposal within the written instructions in the house. However, the owners were very communicative and always answered questions in a timely manner. I would totally go back here if I spent a while in CSprings.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport, air force academy
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pine Creek Clubhouse
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pine Creek Golf Course, Eisenhower US Air Force
Nearest Train
62 Miles
Amtrack, Denver
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-25
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Salsa Brava
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Ski Resorts
Nearest Beach
66 Miles
Lake Pueblo State Park
Car: necessary

Air Force Academy 5 mi.The home is located in a beautiful, upscale golf course development on the prestigious north side overlooking a challenging, championship golf course, georgeous Pike's Peak & the front range, with the added bonus of a view of the Air Force Academy, clearly showing Cadet Chapel and the football stadium. Within five minutes, tour the Air Force Academy and take in massive, major upscale shopping. Fifteen minutes away, don't miss a drive up Pike's Peak, quaint, historic Old Colorado Springs, tourist area of Manitou Springs, breath-taking red rock Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds and Cliff Dwellers, world famous Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs Mountain Zoo, interesting downtown area & nearby Colorado College Campus. Visit Royal Gorge, 1 hour, Rocky Mountain National Park, 3-4 hours, Aspen, Vail, Steamboat & other ski resorts, 3-4 hours. Seniors over 70 ski Monarch free, 2 & 1/2 hours.

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Rates & Availability

Briargate House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.6%

When booking this property, you can choose one of either two fee structures to cover any potential property damage. 1. You can pay a $59, non-refundable fee. 2. You can pay a $500, refundable fee, which is refunded within 30 days after your visit, assuming there is no damage.

When booking for Air Force Academy graduation, the prepaid money is non-refundable.

Please be aware that there is a STRICT "NO SMOKING POLICY" and STRICT "NO PET POLICY" in or around the house.

If reservation is canceled, a 2.5% cancellation fee will be charged

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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