Enjoy a tremendous view of Pike’s Peak mountain along with abundant wildlife in the beautiful Colorado Rockies. This newly-remodeled vacation rental home sits at 9,200 feet adjacent to the Pike National Forest. The cabin is perfect for couples, a family, a small family reunion, or anyone wanting to relax in the mountains any season of the year. This location allows guests to step out of a private mountain home into eight acres of alpine forest, with a short walk to a national forest. This vacation spot offers the best of all worlds; a comfortable home base for relaxing, exploring, and sightseeing, with the conveniences of home; a forest playground; plus the amenities from nearby cities.
This home is equipped with satellite TV both upstairs and downstairs. The two big screen TVs and DVD players are great for watching movies. Visitors will also enjoy the wireless internet access and the unlimited phone service for both local and long distance calls.
This is an immaculate home with new beds, furnishings, and appliances. The driveway goes to the front door, with two garages available. The cabin features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen with adjacent dining room, a great room upstairs, and a cozy family room in the lower level. The kitchen, great room, and dining room are open for comfort and convenience. Both the upstairs great room and the lower level family room provide great gathering spots with large windows that bring in the sun and make it easy to view the mountains and wildlife.
The kitchen is fully equipped with appliances, utensils, dishes, and pans. A propane grill on the deck is available for outdoor grilling. All you need to bring is your food. The outdoor deck provides an exquisite daytime view of Pike’s Peak and clear nighttime view of the solar system. The backyard forms into a tree-covered valley for exploration and hiking. The wood burning stove will take the chill off a cool evening.
This is a great location for those wanting to explore the outdoors, yet remain close to the city and numerous attractions. The roads are well maintained. If wanting to explore beyond the cabin and surrounding forest, there are a multitude of things to do nearby. The cabin is located 15 miles from Woodland Park, which has enough stores to provide about any product or service needed. There are many things to do year round in the Pikes Peak Region in addition to fishing, hunting, hiking, rafting, and skiing. The changing of the Aspen leaves in September is breath-taking. Summer time in the Rockies is unmatched, with average temperatures of 70 degrees, the Aspens in full bloom, and a sprinkling of wildflowers.
The Pikes Peak Region provides a wide variety of activities for the outdoors person or vacationer, whether galleries, shops, restaurants, or mountain and water activities. Here’s a sampling of area attractions:
Divide - Mueller State Park with great hiking trails at the Crags (10 miles)
• Florissant - Eleven Mile Reservoir and State Park, petrified forest, and Fossil Beds National Monument and Museum (10 miles)
Woodland Park - Dinosaur Museum, shops, and restaurants (15 miles)
Lake George - Mule Creek Outfitters (20 miles)
Cripple Creek - Historic gold mining and gambling town, including Molly Kathleen Gold Mine (25 miles)
Manitou Springs - Pikes Peak and Pikes Peak Highway, Pikes Peak Cog Railway, and Cave of the Winds (30 miles)
Colorado Springs - Garden of the Gods, Air Force Academy, Olympic Training Center, Seven Falls, and zoo (35 miles)
Fairplay - Mining and ghost towns (55 miles)
Canon City - Royal Gorge Bridge and Park (70 miles)
Buena Vista and Salida - Arkansas River with outstanding fishing, rafting, kayaking, and hot springs (80 miles)
Breckenridge and Monarch - Ski resort towns (80 miles)
Leadville - Ski resort and mining town (100 miles)
Gold Belt Scenic Byway Tour
Keywords: Mountain Home, Cabin, Vacation Rental, Divide Rental
We are both educators who have always loved the mountains. We honeymooned in Colorado, return every summer, and have long wanted to own a cabin in the Rockies. This will be our retirement home.
The Owner purchased this house in 2008
We have friends living in this area who had always raved about the Pikes Peak region. The view of Pikes Peak from our cabin was a selling point; you can watch the mountain change in appearance ten times a day. There is so much to do in this area, particularly within a day drive. It's centrally located in Colorado, close to Colorado Springs and Denver, and is easily accessible.
Some of the greatest benefits to vacationing here are the simple ones... totally relaxing, watching the hummingbirds and deer, experiencing the daily weather changes, and constantly seeing the mountains. Good fishing is nearby.
What a way to end the year and begin a new one. We had a great time in your home. Everything was wonderful. We enjoyed the warm fire, beautiful snowfall, and the great family time. We spent a lot of time driving around looking at homes and getting to know the area. We enjoyed the food in Divide and Woodland Park. We had time to relax and bond with the kids while playing in the snow, playing games, and watching your great selection of movies. Thanks for letting us enjoy your home.
Divide - Mueller State Park w/ great hiking trails at the Crags (10 miles)*
• Florissant - Eleven Mile Reservoir and State Park, petrified forest, and Fossil Beds National Monument & Museum (10 miles)*
Woodland Park - Dinosaur Museum, shops, & restaurants (15 miles)*
Lake George - Mule Creek Outfitters (20 miles)*
Cripple Creek - Historic gold mining and gambling town, including Molly Kathleen Gold Mine (25 miles)*
Manitou Springs - Pikes Peak & Pikes Peak Highway, Pikes Peak Cog Railway, & Cave of the Winds (30 miles)*
Colorado Springs - Garden of the Gods, Air Force Academy, Olympic Training Center, Seven Falls, & zoo (35 miles)*
Fairplay - Mining & ghost towns (55 miles)*
Canon City - Royal Gorge Bridge & Park (70 miles)*
Buena Vista and Salida - Arkansas River w/ outstanding fishing, rafting, kayaking, & hot springs (80 miles)*
Breckenridge and Monarch - Ski resort towns (80 miles)*
Leadville - Ski resort & mining town (100 miles)*
Gold Belt Scenic Byway Tour*
Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, snowboarding, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, mini golf