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Gorgeous Colorado Farmhouse Getaway in the Forest, yet 10 minutes from town.

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Over 8000 square feet of sun light filled rooms with 3000 square feet of outdoor entertaining space, including 4 fireplaces, a fire pit, 1000 square foot trex deck with pergola and large barbecue grill, gym, perpetual motion pool, secondary fully stocked kitchen in mother in law apartment, 4 car garage with ample parking spaces on drive for plenty of guests, 4 miles of trails behind house for exploring, numerous entertaining spaces, easily accommodates 40+ people for a dinner party, multiple dishwashers for easy clean up after, beautiful king size beds in 4 bedrooms, and queen in 5th , 6th. Children's rooms sleep multiple children with pull out beds and bunk beds. Play set in the back yard complete with 2 slides and an easy access ramp. Lilac gardens and flowering trees flank the front door and backyard 15 foot outdoor fireplace connected to fully furnished outdoor living room. Come and enjoy this pristine property for your next family reunion or simply to enjoy the beauty of Colorado. Air Force Academy families encouraged and welcome to take advantage of military discounts.

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Susanne

We are a family that loves the outdoors and all that Colorado has to offer. We hike and bike in the trails behind the house, we horse back ride up the street at the equestrian center, we love skiing and snow boarding. When the weather is nice we love to swim in the pool and eat out on the deck, then sit by the fire outside and roast marshmallows while watching for shooting stars. On a clear night we've seen lots of them!

Susanne purchased this house in 2013

Why Susanne chose Black Forest

This property is special because it is so private and surrounded by beautiful nature. It sits back on the 5 acre lot, and there are 20 acres of ponderosa pines around it. The trails behind the lot are part of Black Forest park and are beautiful but also very safe and easy to navigate because of signs and a neighborhood they wind through called Cathedral Pines. It is a 4 mile loop. If you want to experience a 5 star hotel feeling in the mountains, but close to shops and great restaurants, this is the place for you.


Black Forest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Max. adults: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Gorgeous Colorado Farmhouse Getaway in the Forest, yet 10 minutes from town.
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Outstanding Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a gorgeous Farm Home!! No words can describe this house--it is phenomenal from the beautiful outside space as well as the spacious inside which met ALL our needs. The small children thoroughly enjoyed the playroom, outdoor playset and trampoline!! Also they would not forget to feed the kio fish! The kitchen was amazing which allowed many family members working together to prepare our meals. It was soo big that we did not even use the downstairs one. Thanks for the fresh flowers, infused water, and the fixings to making smores! There were soo many places to relax and enjoy each others company. We watched movies, play cards, and enjoyed the games!! The bedrooms were soo comfortable and the bathrooms were much nicer than any hotel!!! The adults enjoyed sitting around the fire pit and looking at the twinkling stars!! The owner Suzanne was soo congenial and was punctual in answering any questions we had! Suzanne--you have an awesome property and a beautiful home!! Many family members said: this is the best home you have rented Mom!! Thanks for sharing it with us! We have sooo many memories and will tell our friends about our experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kathy for your encouraging review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and loved helping to make a special reunion for your family! Best wishes, Susanne
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Amazing home great for my large family!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very friendly and accommodating. From the moment my family of 19 arrived they were in awe at how big and nice the home was. There were so many things to do at the home itself, from zip line and the in ground trampoline, to laying in the hammock or relaxing in the hot tub. The town was lovely with plenty of places to sightsee. We will definitely try to come back and stay here again. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable, great location.enjoyed the stay, owner was very responsive to our needs.

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room , loved the outside fireplace . Our family had a wonderful time. In a very good location. Owner was very nice , made sure we had everything we asked for .

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your feedback and positive review Richard. So glad your family had a great time! Best wishes, Susanne Hoffman
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Reunion Success!

  • 5 of 5

The property was terrific for adults and children (14 of us staying at property, and another 10 or so visited for a party). Lots (I mean lots!) of play areas for kids, and plenty of space for adult relaxation both inside and outside. Spectacular views and easy access to highways, groceries, etc. Kitchen areas were spacious and there were multiple appliances. Bedrooms were one master room after another, plus separate rooms/beds for the kids. Bathrooms around every corner and home supplies (blankets, towels, etc.) all provided. Landlord was nearby and truly wanted the experience to be perfect for everyone - mission accomplished! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing the Farm House and for your positive feedback! So happy your reunion was a success! You were wonderful guests and we wish you all the best.
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Perfect for AFA wedding trip! Highly Recommend!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here for my son’s wedding. The house is as beautiful as the pictures. Landscaping is lovely, & well maintained. We had 12 adults, 1 child, & 1 infant in our group. Working with Susanne was very easy. She responded promptly to any questions, & was intent on ensuring the best experience possible. We had planned to have a rehearsal/meet & greet picnic for up to 50 people at a local park. Susanne suggested we meet at the house instead. We did make that change. There was ample parking, beautiful outdoor areas to mingle, & we could retreat indoors for the stray afternoon showers. Guests enjoyed the zip line, in-ground trampoline, playfort, & badminton. They especially loved feeding the fish in the koi pond. Everyone commented on how perfect the house was for our function.

When we arrived, Susanne & her team were working hard to finish the cleaning. I’m afraid we may have rushed them out. All the beds were made with fresh linens.There were plenty of pillows & extra linens. Fresh wildflowers adorned the mantle & kitchen table, lemonade was in the fridge & a bowl of fresh fruit was on the counter. The baby crib requested was available. There were several humidifiers for our use. The kitchen was stocked with various appliances, including a regular coffee maker, waffle iron, etc. There are 3 ovens in the main kitchen. One was not working properly, but we did not need it. Two dishwashers in main kitchen worked fine. There were two sub-zero fridges in main kitchen, completely empty for us. The second fridge door seemed to have a balance problem, but just needed to be pushed shut completely each time it was opened. The main kitchen was sufficient for all our needs. We did not use the basement kitchen at all. There were two gas grills on the deck off the kitchen. The burners on the larger grill were not all functional. I let Susanne know a few days before it was needed. A new grill was delivered the very next day. We stored excess trash in the garage until trash day, and just set it out next to the cans for pickup. There is a large stone stairway outside down from the main deck. It is absolutely gorgeous. Be very careful, as it is steep. Allergy sufferers be aware, a dog does live here.

We took advantage of every amenity. We played pool, swam in the infinity pool, played cards and board games, hiked and ran the trails in Black Forest Park, and relaxed around the fire pit and the outdoor fireplace.

Thank you Susanne for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Linda for your thoughtful and encouraging review! We so enjoyed having you and are so happy your special event was a success. Thank you for your prompt and kind communication of your needs, and letting us accommodate them as they arise Lovely family and we wish the newly weds a lifetime of happiness.
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Wonderful for family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

The location is beautiful as is the home. It is perfect for a family gathering. We enjoyed the large patio and the volleyball net and hot tub. Outdoor fireplace was great. The big tables in the kitchen and dining rooms were perfect for family games. All beds were very comfortable and there are plenty of bathrooms. Let the owner know ahead of time how much refrigerator space you will need so they can make room. The owner was very helpful with suggestions and responded quickly to all questions. We had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Denver International
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Colorado Springs
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Insurance $79

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.