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Beautiful Garden Cottage in the Heart of Downtown

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bed 1 bath, close to CO College, easy access to I-25 & all DT attractions

2 bedroom/1 bath private garden cottage, pet friendly, sleeps up to 5. We're located in a friendly, established neighborhood, just across from the Historic Old North End District.

Off street parking for 2 vehicles. Full access to our backyard garden oasis, including private deck w/ gas BBQ grill, and fire pit, outdoor seating/dining, artistic/creative space full of great vibes and a view of the Peak! Beautiful and enjoyable during any season! Comfortable and clean living area stocked with games, movies, and fun! Short and long term rental possible depending upon availability. Please no smoking inside.

Super clean, super comfortable, fresh towels and bed linens always provided with the option of a linen change for stays over 2 nights.

Great access to Colorado College (2 blocks) & Downtown Colorado Springs! Less than a 10 minute drive to Old Colorado City & Manitou Springs shops and entertainment, Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Bear Creek Dog Park. And approximately 20 minutes to Seven Falls, Broadmoor, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Cog Railway and the gateway to Pikes Peak! Great hiking, biking, and strolling nearby. Delicious access to Downtown restaurants and breweries!

Amenities Include:

~Private entrance

~Secluded, pet friendly, fenced backyard

~Fully equipped kitchen w/ brand new appliances & dishwasher

~Coffee bar

~Laundry access available upon request

~Gas fireplace

~Complimentary WiFi

~42" TV and Blu-ray/DVD (Complete with DVD collection)

~ Basic toiletries included (TP, tissues, shampoo/conditioner & soap)

~Off street parking for 2 vehicles

~Great access, heart of Downtown Col. Spgs.

More Details

Joanna Duke
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Joanna Duke

We are a "young" 40's couple, both artists and we run a fine finish carpentry business (J. Lawrence Creations). We enjoy creating special places, enjoying them, and sharing them. Joshua and I met pursuing a mutual love of West African drumming and have spent the last few years exploring our entrepreneurial talents. I (Joanna), ran a conference and retreat/residential camp for over 15 years and am thrilled to be transferring those skills to a smaller more intimate experience. We welcome ALL kind hearted individuals and look forward to sharing our Downtown Colorado Springs paradise! We have both enjoyed various world travels and look forward to helping others as many have helped us. Our style is laid back, inclusive, and harmonious. Generally, we LOVE creating joy. So, happy travels to you, and please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Joanna Duke purchased this house in 2001

Why Joanna Duke chose East Colorado Springs

This house is absolutely delightful as well as functional. The area is fabulous and close to all things Downtown. When we purchased the house in 2001 it was pretty run down and funky! Growing up in the Downtown Colorado Springs neighborhoods, this property provided a unique opportunity to care for and improve upon a place that is important to our family. We are taking on the family tradition of Bed and Breakfast-ing and excited for you to share it with us. Our Garden Cottage promises that you will be absolutely delighted at every turn. New appliances and an upgraded custom bathroom ensure you will have comfort as well as function!

What makes this house unique

A hidden garden paradise in the heart of DT! Walking distance (15-20 minutes) to DT shopping, breweries & restaurants, galleries, and only 2 blocks from Colorado College. Easy access to the interstate for day trips and travel.


East Colorado Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 , shower , This bath is newly remodeled, with great style!
  • Newly renovated bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Main bedroom - 1 queen , This room has lots of natural light, and a super comfy bed!
    Tall Room - 1 double , The 9' ceiling in this cozy room makes it feel roomy
    Living Room Sofa Sleeper - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The sofa pulls into a twin size bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Our cottage is fully loaded with family friendly amenities, however we are not "baby proofed". While children under the age of 5 are welcome, families have needed to move several things and rearrange to accommodate little ones. If you have children under 5 and choose to book with us, please be aware that all items need to be placed back where they were found. If there is an excessive amount of "redecorating" to be done after departure, a $50 service fee will be issued. Thank you for your cooperation~J2


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Beautiful Garden Cottage in the Heart of Downtown
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Never have I stayed in a location like this place. It was house warming, comfortable, spacious, and very clean. I’ll recommend Garden Cottage to everyone that is seeking a place to stay for vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Miguel! I’m sorry we didn’t get to meet you this time, we would be happy to have you and your family back again. Thank you for taking such great care of our home! Joanna and Joshua
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Great location for our visit

  • 5 of 5

Amenities were very good. Decor was in keeping with the area. The yard was really cute and I would have spent a lot of time out there, except we had a lot of rain during our stay. I’d love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place! Central location!

  • 5 of 5

We were so fortunate to find this comfortable two-bedroom

cottage. It was in a perfect location with easy access to I-25

and all the tourist attractions up Rt. 24, north to the Air Force

Academy, and south to Cheyenne Mtn and Royal Gorge. We

had a nice private garden area in the back and no noise from

other tenants. We liked the big windows, the skylight in the

kitchen, the cute decorations, the lights in the backyard and all

the DVDs, games and books. There were plenty of linens and

the kitchen is very well-equipped with up-to-date appliances,

dishes, and pans. We ate out on deck many times, enjoying

the cool weather and view of the mountains. The owners,

Joshua and Joanna, were really nice and responsive to any con-

cerns. If you want a great place to stay while seeing the sights

in Colorado Springs, this is it!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint, relaxing time for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Garden Cottage! My family of 5 (including 3 teenage children) enjoyed the comfortable cottage and the relaxing garden during our stay in Colorado Springs. The cottage is eclectic and quirky; I noticed something different every day! It was centrally located with an easy drive to all the activities we had planned. Between our activities, we were able to come back to the cottage and relax, sit outside and enjoy the garden. The kitchen was adequately stocked for cooking meals and the outdoor grill was a bonus! We had to take our dog last minute and Joanna was very gracious and accommodating. We would recommend the Garden Cottage for a great stay in Colorado Springs!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice cute Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cottage with nice homie feel. Easy location to everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place and hosts. Beds are super comfy!!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Tony's (sports)/or Rico's (wine, bookstore, music)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Patty Jewett Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tejon St. (just about anything you want)
Car: recommended

We are located less than a mile North of Downtown Colorado Springs and all that it has to offer ~ Restaurants, shopping, museums, parks, hiking, and general merriment!

Located 20 minutes from The Wahsatch Garden Cottage ~ "Adventures Out West" provides several different tours from Manitou Springs: Phone:(719) 578-0935 WEB:

Offered On Site: West African Drum classes, Career/Life/Health Coaching, Intuitive Readings, Babysitting


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Insurance $59

Pull Out Couch
Pillows for the couch can be found in the armoire in the main bedroom, and additional blankets can be found in the drawer of the coffee table.
Climate Considerations
We live in an exceptionally dry climate and water is a precious resource.
Towels will dry overnight if left hung up.
We ask for your cooperation to preserve water in this high Colorado desert.
Bath Linens
Please use gray towels/face cloths for makeup removal or grime.
A bathmat is provided for your use (wrapped in a bow!), please use it. They are fresh for your use, at no additional cost, and help protect our floor. Thank you so much!
We provide 1qty towel, hand towel, and face cloth per person for stays up to 6 days. If you need additional towels, you are welcome to use our back supply for an additional linen fee of $25/ towel set.
Additional Linen Use and Cleaning Fees
Towels: We provide 1 each of white face cloth, hand towel, and towel, and 1 each gray face cloth and hand towel per person for stays 1-6 nights. You may help yourself to the back up towels located in the main bedroom for an additional linen wash fee of $25/ single set.
Beds are made based on the number of people staying/ rooms requested, and we schedule our house keeping staff on that information. If additional bed linens are required or used (DOES NOT INCLUDE ADDITIONAL BLANKETS), an additional house keeping fee of $25 will be applied to your account.
Additional linens are provided at no additional cost for stays of 7 days or longer.
A service fee, at a rate of $40/hour-billed by house keeping, will be assessed if checkout procedures are not completed.
Thank you for helping us keep our home and small business operating smoothly and efficiently. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation!
The Duke Family

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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