The Vrbo Bear stayed here
We found this property to be beary special
Designed for family fun - Activities, too many to count, for young and old
About Karen Magistrelli
We, Bob and Karen Magistrelli, built Sun Mountain Retreat for our family home. God carried us through the unknowns of construction - working miracles all along the way. We designed the home for kids - where they could be safe and have fun. We raised our seven children and numerous foster children here Years later we moved nearby to a home where we now take in men coming out of prison. We help the men start life over after years of isolation from society. Our income from Sun Mountain helps to provide for the needs of these men.
Karen Magistrelli purchased this House in 1985
Why Karen Magistrelli chose Cascade
When our family home, now Sun Mountain Retreat, was no longer needed by the family, we could not bear to sell it, despite multiple buyer requests. We love this area and we love our family home. Our children are grown and settling in the immediate area. Making Sun Mountain a vacation home has involved all our children. Running it has been a great joy to us as we see our guests enjoying our home as much as we did.
What makes this House unique
Our most unique offering is the wide range of fun family activities right at our home - from a private backyard park to a large indoor recreation room and hot tub. Our home is central to a wide range of activities. Guests can enjoy the city offerings of beautiful Colorado Springs and can also be challenged with the outdoor activities of the mountains that surround us. Our home was designed to conserve our limited natural resources - as a 'green' home our guests can know they are part of needful conservation.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 14
- Marijuana may be legal in Colorado, but it is absolutely forbidden in our home.
Vrbo Bear Stay review
We had a really lovely time during out stay. First, the house had everything to make it an enjoyable stay. The kitchen and bathrooms were well stocked. It is great for kids with lots of activities: a game room (table tennis, pool, etc), board games, outdoor play area, basketball, sledding. And the kids' rooms were made for their imagination, especially the tent room. The location was very good too. We were right next to the national forest and saw lots of deer and birds. We hiked a wonderful trail with great views of Pike's Peak that starts right behind the house!
Karen was very kind and responded quickly to questions. Highly recommended!
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others and thanks too for cleaning up so well before you left.
First family vacation
it was a perfect stay for our first big family vacation. My kids loved everything about the house.
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. That is what we work to see.
Homeowners are lovely and the house is amazing. Right near a Walmart and gas station so groceries and gas are no biggie. Excellent location in the mountains for a nature getaway!
Every time I came to the house to provide something, I received a friendly greeting by everyone I met in your college group. You were a great group of guys.
We stayed over Thanksgiving and the property was great. It snowed a couple days but other than our mini vans not dealing with ice well, it wasn’t a problem. I think we had highs in the teens a couple days but we stayed warm with the provided heaters. Actually, one of the days with a foot of snow outside we had to open the doors because it was getting slightly hot inside with all the large windows!
The kids loved playing outside and sledding. The kitchen was very well stocked and had everything you could possibly need. It is in the mountains more or less so we were colder than nearby Colorado Springs but it really wasn’t an issue. There is even a Walmart a mile or so away for anything you forgot. Oh, and of course pets are allowed! The dogs might have loved the snow more than anybody. My lab was in heaven!
Overall I highly recommend this house, great place to stay. Owners were responsive to questions and have a beautiful property, inside and especially out with a thick layer of new snow to look at safely warm inside!
Peaceful, felt like home
Thank you so much.....we enjoyed our peaceful, family gathering at your property. The view, the comfy beds, the ping pong tournaments, sitting around the fire at night talking & laughing in the mountain air, coffee on the porch swing in the morning & oh yes, the Treasure hunt, (bring your hiking shoes for that) so much FUN! Thank you for anytime we needed you, just a phone call away. We enjoyed our stay at Sun Mountain Resort and look forward to our next visit. Thanks again!