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Rest, Relax And Roost Over Looking Garden Farms Urban Farm

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Old Colorado City House Rental Photos and Description

Luxury 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2 in queen bed

This one bedroom second floor apartment loft overlooks the solar greenhouse housing a Aquaponics garden, and the garden plots in the back yard. There are two vacation rentals on this property. The Garden Farm house is a two bedroom home sleeping up to four adults. This cottage is a one bedroom sleeping up to two adults in a queen bed.

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Susan Gray
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
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About Susan Gray

Richard and Allan moved to Colorado Springs from Austin, Texas in 2003 to enjoy retirement and everything Colorado has to offer. We built our home and gardens in the Victorian Style to fit the neighborhood. Allan retired from the telecommunications industry and Richard retired from the interior design industry. We share the interests of gardening, and love to travel. We have been to many countries around the world. Our favorite way to travel is staying in Self Catering Houses. We look forward to giving you the same wonderful experience in our cottages, that we have enjoyed during our travels.

Why Susan Gray chose Colorado Springs

This property is located across the alley from our residence. It was purchased with the idea of creating a small urban farm and solar Aquaponic greenhouse. The location and size of the lot are perfect for this endeavor. With our wonderful experiences from our rental Cottage (Tranquil Waters) we decided to turn the existing house on the property into a rental and built a garage with an apartment above it for a second rental. creating a unique compound in a residential setting.

What makes this house unique

Fresh food avaliable year round! Eggs, vegetables and fish are available

while staying in a beautifully furnished apartment overlooking the grounds. In the mornings sit on the balcony sipping your coffee with the view of our majestic Pikes Peak mountain. In the evening over conversation about the days activities, share a glass of wine and enjoy Colorado's beautiful sunsets. This apartment's location is central and convenient to all parts of the city and attractions.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Rest, Relax And Roost Over Looking Garden Farms Urban Farm
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
West Palm Beach

We Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Could not have a better stay! From the welcoming bottle of wine to the fresh eggs, we were blown away and pleasantly surprised. This property was professionally decorated and complete in every way. The garage was an added benefit, and we felt very safe walking the neighborhood streets. Our hosts made excellent recommendations for local restaurants, and the full kitchen gave us the option of cooking our own meals.

Our stay was simply luxurious and it was designed by very creative people, who seemed to think of everything needed for a perfect retreat.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10 out of 5

  • 5 of 5

You cannot do better staying here. Unit is beautiful, very clean, comfortable and fully stocked with everything. Beautiful furnishings and a welcome pack of eggs and coffee. Owners were very thoughtful to make sure their guests have everything they need for their stay. Location was perfect in a cute neighborhood. Close to grocery and lots of restaurants on 25 and Unitah and downtown Old COS. It's in Old COS, 5 minutes from downtown COS and 10 minutes from Manitou springs. I am so glad i did not stay in Manitou Springs. We went there in the evenings walked the shops and ate there. If i ever came back to the area i would stay here again. It literally is in the center of everything and a very short scenic drive everything as well. The only bad thing is you won't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Decorator Show Case

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a lovely place!

We were greeted by Richard and got a brief overview. The place was all ready with fresh flowers, eggs from the hens in the yard and a bottle of wine. Every nook has just the right decorator chotski and not a speck of dust anywhere! The place is close to the Old Town area but the weather was very unpredictable so we drove instead of walking. Lots to do in the area with a short drive. Fun romantic place, I'd recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Graet place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay while visiting our son who lives in Colorado Springs. It was convenient to restaurants, grocery shopping and the many great attractions in the area. As others have commented, the unit itself and the hospitality was first class! We plan to stay here again on our next visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Best Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful property took my breath away. The furniture was beautiful. The kitchen was perfect for someone like myself who loves to cook, or just wants to order in. So many options from nearby Old Colorado Springs for takeout. Susan, Richard, and Allan were the greatest hosts. I felt like I was visiting family. The view of Pike's Peak from the deck was breath taking. Safe, established neighborhood. Impeccable grounds that are maintained by what appears to be a master gardener.

I truly enjoyed my stay and hope to visit again.

-Michael Davenport, San Antonio, Texas

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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The Roost was just as we had read about and more. It was so clean, the decor was amazing.

  • 5 of 5

The property is Amazing. Couldn't have felt this relaxed in a hotel. Highly recommend staying here. Even though we were gone most of the time on our travels when we came home we relaxed like it was our own home. The owners are so friendly and the free eggs were delicious. Can't go wrong staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Thunder and Buttons
Nearest Train
5.4 Miles
Pikes Peak Cog Railway
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Mountain Shadows
Car: recommended

Restful Roost is located on a small urban farm consisting of an Aquaponics Greenhouse, Chickens and Garden Beds. On this same property is a two bedroom home also listed on VRBO as Garden Farms. We also have a one bedroom Cottage across the alley listed as Tranquil Waters Cottage.


Rates & Availability

Old Colorado City House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.25%

Rates ar subject to change prior to reservation confirmation. There will be a 5% cancelation fee when a reservation is canceled prior to 30 days of arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Old Colorado City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Full bathroom with a tub shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One Master Bedroom with a Queen Bed.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking

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