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Counting Stars Adobe, come count the stars from beautiful rooftop deck

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,368 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath adobe with panoramic views of city lights & mountain views

Imagine sipping a cup of coffee watching the sunrise over the city of Colorado Springs while sitting on your own private rooftop deck. After your day of sight seeing you can end your day by drinking a glass of wine watching the sunset over Garden of the Gods on the deck. Once nightfall has come you can then count the stars while enjoying the deck and fire pit. All of nature's bounty is just steps away from our home away from home. Endless hiking & biking trails are literally at your doorstep in our home. Within minutes you can be at all the wonderful attractions the Pikes Peak region has to offer. The quaint charm of Old Colorado City is within minutes with its unique shopping and wonderful dining.

Counting Stars Adobe has a beautiful rooftop deck with gas fire pit overlooking the city of Colorado Springs, Red Rocks Canyon Open Space and the stunning Garden of the Gods. The home has a large master suite with a new plush king size bed and walk-in closet on the main level with an en suite bathroom. There are 2 additional bedrooms in the lower level. One bedroom has a new queen mattress, dresser and closet. The third bedroom has a daybed with a trundle bed for two twin beds. The third bedroom also has a dresser and large closet. The second full bathroom is in the lower level.

After a pleasant day of exploring the area you can come home to our lovely home and relax in front of the TV and electric fireplace. The living area with couch and loveseat has a new smart TV and high speed wireless internet and DVR cable service. So you won't have to miss any of your favorite shows while on vacation. The main floor living room also has a cozy reading nook area. The adobe has a well equipped kitchen and laundry area all conveniently located on the main floor. The eating area is just off the kitchen. The home is tastefully furnished with all new furniture, high quality linens in southwest style. The kitchen is fully stocked with all new supplies. In addition, the pantry has basic supplies provided.

Paradise awaits just outside the front door for bikers, hikers, nature lovers and photographers. Counting Stars Adobe is just one mile from Bear Creek Nature Park Center. Just across the street is the Red Rocks Canyon Open Space with abundant trails to explore. It is a dream location for your biking or hiking vacation. The home also has a 2 car garage so you can safely store your valuable outdoor "toys" while enjoy a night out in the unique flavor of Old Colorado City a short 1/2 mile from your vacation headquarters. In addition Manitou Springs is a short 10 minute drive where you can explore the wonderful shops and dining establishments of this unique mountain town.

Want your vacation to be more relaxing? Just hang out on the rooftop deck and count the stars while you enjoy our lovely Colorado cool evening mountain air. Beautiful scenic drives are just minutes away if you care to explore the Broadmoor area, wonderful Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Seven Falls and of course Americas mountain Pikes Peak. Downtown Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City are just minutes away offering wonderful dining and shopping.

This lovely home offers something for everyone and can be the headquarters for your Colorado vacation experience.

More Details

Debbie Short
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Debbie Short

My husband and I love the Colorado Springs area are thrilled to be able to call this beautiful area home. We fell in love with this home immediately and decided to make it our "home" away from home and to share this unique living experience with others. The feeling you get from sitting on the roof top deck is unparalleled from most vacation lodging. We have lived all over the world and have moved many times and feel so fortunate to make the Pikes Peak Region our permanent home. We have worked very hard to make this home an unique lodging and "homey" experience for the traveler. We hope this vacation home will become a favorite lifetime memory for you and your family.

By also living in the area I am available if the need arises to help your vacation experience be the best it can be. Enjoy the personal touch of having the owner living in the area and manage the property.

Why Debbie Short chose Colorado Springs

Colorado boasts 300 days of sunshine. Colorado Springs offers majestic views and a wonderful lifestyle and easy access to all the wonders of the Rocky Mountains.

What makes this house unique

Our adobe is such a special and relaxing home. You truly feel like you are embracing the southwest spirit. Our home is cozy and comfortable. The rooftop deck is a one of kind experience to be able to both enjoy the city lights and the majestic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. This home provides the unique qualities of the western experience in a modern day adobe with an unmatched view of the Pike Peak region.


West Colorado Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has a king bed. Second bedroom is furnished with a queen bed. The third bedroom has a day bed and trundle (two twin beds). Since I have neck issues a contoured neck pillow is available for your use.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
Public park with playground and tennis courts is about 4 blocks away.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Counting Stars Adobe, come count the stars from beautiful rooftop deck
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 48 reviews

Very clean, well stocked, great location!

  • 5 of 5

I was very impressed with Counting Stars. From the start communication with the owner was easy and she went out of her way to make sure we had what we needed. The house was very clean and had all the little necessities, eliminating the need to shop for paper products. Since we were hiking every day and packing sandwiches, the baggies were much appreciated! We were able to make my AF son's favorite dessert for his birthday and cook him an awesome meal of ribs before he went back to Pueblo to continue flight training and eating powdered eggs. It was great having spices and detergents available since when you go on vacation you couldn't possibly use a whole package and would have to leave it at the rental property. I wish we had been able to hike the red rock canyon open space but we were so busy we ran out of time. Our oldest son biked that area and thought it was great! I highly recommend the Garden of the Gods Cafe within walking distance. We went​there for my son's birthday and everyone was very impressed. You can walk into old Colorado City and visit the shops. There is an awesome Chinese tea shop there that we loved as well as couple of very nice coffee shops. You will not be disappointed if you stay at Counting Stars Adobe.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you need is there! It's charming and well cared for and convenient to the entire area!

  • 5 of 5

We will keep coming back to Counting Stars Adobe!! It's a wonderful, welcoming home to relax and enjoy .

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptionally Clean, Well Stocked & Conveniently Located

  • 4 of 5

Great little property near Old Colorado City and conveniently located to such attractions as Cheyenne Mtn Zoo (MUST SEE), the Broadmoor, Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds, Manitou Cliff Dwellings... etc.

The house was immaculate, and much more stocked (kitchen supplies in particular) than most I've stayed in. VERY comfortable beds!!! Roof top deck and fire pit are beautiful (tho with surprise snow storm, we didn't get to enjoy this feature).

I would just note here that this is a great property for adults and infants or kids over 4... not ideal for crawlers/new walkers/toddlers as there is a very steep set of stairs between 1st and 2nd floor.

Debbie was a great hostess and very kind and conscientious of her guests.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Counting Stars Adobe for a long weekend getaway. Everything was exceptionally clean and Debbie has the kitchen stocked with all the basics you need. Our stay was very comfortable and we'd definitely recommend this property to anyone staying in the Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs area.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Property is great close to hiking trails great brew pubs and restaurants.

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Very clean everything spotless. Very comfortable beds. Close to many trails brew pubs restaurants. So much to do. Wild life right out our door. Many mule deer coyote rabbits Hawks great to watch. We can't wait to come back to stay again

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best

  • 5 of 5

This home was absolutely fantastic! Our host had a large skillet cookie waiting on us and a Christmas tree was just the icing on the cake as we were there over Christmas. The beds were extremely comfortable and the sheets seemed luxurious. The home was well stocked with all the necessary staples. We spent a couple of evenings on the roof roasting marshmallows even though it was so cold. The stars were calling to us. All in all, this was by far the best place I've ever stayed at and I'm a world traveler for both work and pleasure. Debbie's was a most gracious host and really went out of her way to make sure all our needs were met. If you don't stay here, it would be a huge mistake. You will not regret it

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Patty Jewett Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
Hwy 24
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Garden of the Gods Gourmet Restaurant
Car: necessary

All of nature's bounty is just steps away from our home away from home located across from Red Rocks Canyon Open Space. Endless hiking & biking trails are literally at your doorstep in our home. Bear Creek Nature Park is one mile away. Within minutes you can be at all the wonderful attractions our area has to offer. The quaint charm of Old Colorado City is just a few blocks away with its unique shopping and wonderful dining. Counting Stars adobe is located in an older eclectic neighborhood.

Conveniently located to all the tourist attractions Colorado Springs has to offer. Manitou Springs, the Broadmoor area, Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak are all within 10 to 15 minutes drive. The delightful Garden of the Gods Gourmet Restaurant and market is conveniently located 6 blocks away.


Rates & Availability

West Colorado Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
AFA Grad/Memorial Weekend
May 20 2017 - May 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 5 2017 - Jul 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 27 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas cheer
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
AFA Grad/Memorial Weekend 2018
May 19 2018 - May 28 2018
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 29 2018 - Oct 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.25%

USAFA graduation week requires 7 nights reservation. (Check-in May 20 with check-out May 27). If you want different 7 nights please contact me. I will work with you.

Standard rate($149 rate) is for 4 guests. Each additional ADULT guest $20 per person. For large families no additional charge for minor children. Summer & seasonal rate no additional charge per person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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