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Downtown Old Colo. City Gateway to Garden of the Gods, Red Rock Park, Manitou

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Loft, 2 Bath. The Pinnacle of Mountain Urban Comfort & Convenience

Experience mountain urban paradise in the heart of downtown Old Colorado City, with deck overlooking the range from Cheyenne Mountain to Pikes Peak, easy access to Garden of the Gods, and seconds' walk to novelty shops, cafes, restaurants, town library, post-office, art galleries, and seasonal farmer's market at Bancroft Park.

This 2 Bedroom, 2 Loft, 2 Bath space is beautifully appointed, family-friendly and spacious. It is professionally cleaned using natural products before each use.

Kick off your shoes in the entry hall, enter one of the cozy, comfy bedrooms, and plunk yourself down on a rocker or couch with a warm throw. The beds are new and firm, the rooms well-lit and cozy, and each has easy access to a full bath where you can soak any troubles away.

All the amenities you might need, including high speed wifi, are at your fingertips in this spacious, updated, comfortably posh space. The Library Loft is stocked with a host of games for all ages (cards, board games, puzzles, darts), a high chair, a pack n' play, and a stroller.

Explore the mysteries of the collection in the hearth library, a ladder-accessible wall of books and other points of interest that runs floor to ceiling in the living room. Grab a glass of wine, sit in the bomber couch, and put your feet up on the ottoman as you gaze into the flames of the fire or peek out the windows at the folks ambling by.

Express your culinary genius in the spacious kitchen, with double oven, fridge, dishwasher, and all the pots, pans, utensils, plates, glassware, wineglasses and other things you need for a party of up to eight! The kitchen even has tailor-made table/bar and a pantry shelf that can save you a trip to the store for that item you forgot when grocery shopping.

Enjoy the neighboring farmer's market, marionette theater, art galleries, tea houses, pubs, fine dining and specialty shops. There is an art walk every first Friday of the month! And don't miss the spectacular Territory Days Celebration in late May!

Bike or take a short drive to the area's natural treasures and attractions---Garden of the Gods, Red Rock Canyon Park, Manitou Springs, Cave of the Winds, Pikes Peak and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Seven Falls, the U.S. Olympic Headquarters, and the Air Force Academy, just to name a few.

This vacation rental is not just a place, but a full experience, one loaded with comfort, culture & nature for singles, partners, families and groups up to eight.

More Details

Property Manager
Christopher Dwyer
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, russian, Minimal French and Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Christopher Dwyer

I'm a yoga teacher, homesteader, writer and nature-lover who has lived up and down Colorado's front range for over 30 years. I'm also a husband to Jillian, an herbalist, organic foods maker and creator of self and community awareness-oriented gatherings and experiences. Jillian and I have a teenage daughter, and we love being parents!

When I'm not tending to the chickens or bees on the grounds of the White Yarrow Homestead in downtown Manitou Springs- or expanding our vacation rental business (4 current locations), -you might find me sipping away at one of the naturally carbonated springs that pop up around town or recording the next vignette for my blog on transforming and thriving in times of great change.

Christopher Dwyer purchased this condo in 2016

Why Christopher Dwyer chose Old Colorado City

Jillian and I came to the Pike's Peak area before we were married and living in Colorado, and we were so smitten by it that we vowed we would live here together someday. We love intimate, downtown spaces at the foot of the mountains, and we feel so alive when we're in distinctive places like Old Colorado City, Garden of the Gods, Red Rock Canyon Park, Manitou Springs, Cave of the Winds, Pikes Peak and Cheyenne Canyon.

What makes this condo unique

Amazingly appointed space that feels intimate for a single or couple, but that can easily host families or other groups of 7 people.

Have some wine by the fire, cook a great meal in the fully-sized kitchen, invite friends over to hang out, catch a movie on Netflix and/or enjoy games of all kinds, from cards, to chess, to darts to puzzles to board games.

Seconds walk from all kinds of high quality restaurants, galleries, pubs, and shops.

Bike or take a short drive to mountain trails, parks, awesome vistas, and natural playgrounds. If you plan to visit neighboring Manitou Springs while you're in the area and would like a place to park, contact us for information on free, private parking available for guests at the our sister property, The White Yarrow Inn & Farmette in Downtown Manitou Springs.

Want to get to area attractions or cruise around the area on a bicycle? Not only can you get to Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Canyon Park by bicycle, but also some great trails wind through Old Colorado City to downtown Colorado Springs and to Manitou Springs. There's a bike rental shop 3 blocks from the Library Loft! See for details. Also, 1/2 a block from the Library Loft is a company that takes people on bicycling tours up Gold Camp Road and down Pikes Peak! See for more information.

There is so much to do and see in the Pikes Peak region, you may need several trips to take it all in!


Old Colorado City Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Shoes off at the door Safety first on the ladders (supervise climbing kids) Stay off loft ledges North of the loft sliding doors
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Single bed is in the sleeper Loft; access by library ladder.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 single bed is in the sleeper loft, access by ladder.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming


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Downtown Old Colo. City Gateway to Garden of the Gods, Red Rock Park, Manitou
average rating of 4.4375 based on 16 reviews

The Library loft inspires fun!

  • 5 of 5

We brought 4 teens for a sweet sixteen birthday weekend of hiking and shopping. The library loft is so unique in its layout with the loft ladders, fireplace, full kitchen and even a record player. The kids spent the first 2 hours just discovering everything in the loft. No T.V. needed! Shopping and dining only a few steps away. Great down town veiw of Old Colorado City. We were able to hike in the mountains and end the day in town. Truly a unique experience, we will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time in Colorado City

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Library Loft. I’ll list the things we absolutely loved and then the few things that knocked off one star. The good -first impression as you walk in is awesome. The place was clean and very charming. The lofts were fun for the kids (we have 3 teenagers). The games and books are also a nice touch. Some reviews complained about only one tv, but I actually loved it. We sat in the main room a couple of nights and played board games. No distractions of a tv and great family time that is so rare these days! The location and proximity to all Colorado Springs has to offer was also a huge plus. Less than a 10 minutes drive to places like Gardens of the Gods, Cave of the winds, etc. We loved being able to walk to the local shops for souvenirs, great coffee, local wine and excellent food. The place was stocked w soap, laundry detergent, paper towels, shampoo/conditioner, some kitchen basics (seasonings, oil, etc). Overall a nice choice. The owner was also super responsive to our questions. Now, the not so good (I won’t call it bad, just things any one staying here would want to be aware of). The lofts - perfect for teenagers or tweens... definitely not for small children or adults. You can only stand up in the area w the sky light. A few heads were bumped, lol. I climbed up there once and was ready to come down immediately. The finish work in the place leaves a lot to be desired. I feel like just a little investment in the place could really improve overall impressions. Many things are in need of some repair (not big things, just stuff that makes it 4 and not 5 stars). Examples - The locks on the bathroom doors are falling off and stripped out. The kitchen ware and cookware are just alright and kind of bare bones. The coffee pot is a one person pot, so we had to brew two pots. The front door handle actually feel off (my husband fixed it, lol). The dryer takes forever to dry. You can just tell everything is very DYI by a not so handyman. The last thing that I think is important to note is the area. It’s alive and so charming during the day. The Saturday farmers market is awesome. At night and early in the mornings, I didn’t love it. If you like to take an early morning or evening stroll, the area doesn’t seem the safest. The homeless population is high in the area and made me uncomfortable to walk by myself or send the teens out alone at night. During the day no problem. Overall I would recommend, just a few things to be aware of.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay! Easy check in/out, fabulous location and plenty of room for our family of 5. Wished we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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The library loft was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and wonderful property!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Great time. Close to lots of the fun stuff to do around Colorado Springs.

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for a large family comfy place, great location. I would stay there again

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful loft and very nice old town shops. Appreciated all the recommendations provided

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to the owner for the "locals of the beaten path recommendations." Garden of the Gods cafe was delicious and the Red Rock and God's hikes were stunning aswasthe drive thru Cheyenne park

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Nearest Airport
12.1 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Thunder and Buttons
Nearest Golf
3.3 Miles
Garden of the Gods Club
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Highway 24
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
La Baguette
Nearest Ski
102 Miles
Breckenridge Resort
Car: not necessary

Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, Red Rock Canyon Park, the Broadmoor, Cave of the Winds, the Manitou Incline, Manitou Springs, Santa's Workshop, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Old Colorado City, Territory Days.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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