MOUNTAIN FORTRESS-CRIPPLE CREEK COLORADO,LUXURY HOME,VIEW(LAST MINUTE SPECIALS)

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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MOUNTAIN FORTRESS-CRIPPLE CREEK COLORADO,LUXURY HOME,VIEW(LAST MINUTE SPECIALS)

Cripple Creek Chalet Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8-10

Breaking News! The Mountain Fortress just installed a brand new state of the art spa/hot tub on May 16, 2014 and we felled some trees for safety/fire mitigation which also resulted in even better unobstructed views!

Any time of year, the Mountain Fortress provides a fantastic getaway for 1 to 10 people. The reason it is so popular is the location, views, comfort, ambiance, and amenities and they are available all year long! It's a perfect getaway no matter what the season.

The Fortress provides a perfect environment for an unforgettable family vacation, which you'll treasure forever. Most of our guests can't wait to come back.

Still some prime dates available in September and October, come watch the leaves change and the stars shine.

It has the best views in the area, some say anywhere, and you don't even have to go outside to see them. Every picture you see of views was taken from the deck!

This ultimate mountain getaway sits high atop a hill on the western slope of Pike's Peak, providing unobstructed views of the magnificent Sangre de Cristos mountain range right from the genuine leather living room sofa. This is a magical place and you'll feel it as soon as you arrive. An hour scenic drive from Colorado Springs. Very secluded and private on 2 acres and positioned for total privacy! This chalet style home consists of 2180 SF on 3 levels with floor to ceiling south facing windows. Great room features ample seating , electric fireplace, dining area and modern, fully stocked kitchen + 2 full bathrooms.

Enjoy complimentary high speed wireless internet on your laptop. HD flat panel TV in great room offers Roku LT box which gives you free access to Netflix, Crackle, Pandora Radio, Facebook, plus MLB.TV to watch both live/recent games. The large loft bedroom has a comfy king bed with full bathroom/shower and a walk in closet. Two bedrooms on the main level each offer queen beds and share a full bath.

Recently renovated lower level family room with direct access to spacious walk-out concrete patio and large hot tub/spa. Send the kids down here for their own big screen HDTV with Roku 2XS (best Roku w/ Angry Birds!), pool table/air hockey combo, and electronic dart board. Or bring your own gaming system!

The wrap around 600 sq ft newly refinished deck includes gas barbecue and comfortable options for dining or just sitting and taking in the view. Tastefully decorated throughout, carpet, tile and hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings. Very private romantic get away for two or perfect for a family reunion of up to 12.

Short drives to golf, rafting, great hiking and day trips to ski areas. Guides to all attractions available on property.

We don't nickel and dime renters like many vacation rentals do. We constantly upgrade the property. The owner stays there often and wants it to feel like home. We've recently upgraded the great room with a beautiful Lane leather sofa, loveseat, and recliner. For larger groups, the sofa easily sleeps an adult and the loveseat a child. The rec room includes a queen pullout bed.

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Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
Michael (Owner)
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About Michael

I'm a former journalist now semi-retired. I lived there full time for 5 years until I had to relocate to care for my elderly parents. I currently reside in Henderson, NV.

Michael purchased this chalet in 2003

Why Michael chose Cripple Creek

I enlisted a buyer's agent to find me a property with a very specific ambiance over a wide geographic area. When he took me to this place it was so overwhelmingly perfect that I made my decision within 15 minutes and started working on the purchase the same day.

What makes this chalet unique

World class views, privacy, incredible value, convenience to so many things to do.......or just get away from it all and yet stay connected if you desire.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Mountain Fortress-Cripple Creek Colorado,luxury home,view(Last minute SPECIALS)
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Cripple Creek South Central Colorado
5

Wonderful and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5
This property was fantastic! My dad and I stayed for three nights at the Mountain Fortress while on a father-son fishing trip, and both agreed that three days was not nearly long enough! The views were breathtaking, the solitude and beautiful surroundings were incredibly peaceful, and the amenities of the Mountain Fortress made our stay extremely comfortable. After each day of fishing, we took full advantage of the hot tub and enjoyed a drink on the deck. Mike was an incredibly gracious and attentive host.

We have already begun to discuss a return trip to Cripple Creek and the Mountain Fortress.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Benjamin,
Thank you for taking the time to submit such kind words. We look forward to having you as return guests.
Mike
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Cripple Creek South Central Colorado
5

"Rocky Mountain High" written for this place!

"Rocky Mountain High" written for this place!
  • 5 of 5
This home is at about 9,500 feet and is at the top of a mountain. It's perfect for reasonably healthy people BUT I would be remiss in my duty to tell the whole story if I left out that you need to pay attention to the altitude and there was no cell service for us.

The day we arrived I became ill. I 68 years old and a serious heart patient and was gasping for breath, had angina, had a pounding headache and in general felt like a deflated balloon. THIS WAS MY OWN FAULT. I've had altitude problems before and should have avoided staying at the Mountain Fortress.
My bad!

I lasted 2 days and on the 3rd day went to The Pikes Peak Medical Hospital e-room and the doctor (Lee) gave me a script for oxygen that I had filled at Lincare in Colorado Springs. Things were massively better after that. I enjoyed the remainder of our visit.

We ate in Cripple Creek at Maggies and my daughters left some money with the casinos. We bought groceries and cooked a lot. Go here first before buying groceries since people have left behind nearly every condiment known to man. Go to The Venture Grocery Store in Divide. This store is better than Wal Mart in every way. They have a butcher, a real albeit small full line deli, fast & friendly service and surprisingly good prices. Hard salami and pepper jack cheese were $4.99/lb. Fresh baked French bread was $1.89 a loaf. It even smelled like a store should. I've owned grocery stores, deli's and restaurants and this place is the real deal. You might want to check out their store in Cripple Creek. It is closer to The Mountain Fortress and has reasonably priced gasoline with a Hardware store overhead. They even have a small liquor store next door. We cooked pork chops & steak on the grill.

We had 2 small snowstorms in 6 days. These were really cool. You are on TOP of a mountain and can look out and see the snow whip about. It was beautiful quiet music that you could see, taste, feel, smell and enjoy. God bless John Denver.

I see I've written a book. This place is everything that folks say about it and more. The owner is a very nice man as well.
GO but remember you are really really high and take oxygen if you need it.

I think a magic jack would work up here if you have one. I know they work on cruise ships if you connect to their WiFi. They have WiFi and Roku here. We had no cell service.
  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jim,
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review and thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you were able to return to Mountain Fortress and enjoy the rets of your stay. Concerning the cell phone service the application "Skype" seems to work very well for most smart phones. I have left more detailed instructions for future guests.
Take care,
Mike
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5

Perfect!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
The views are amazing from all around right in front of Pikes peak. The Chalet was clean and spacious. We took our perfect Christmas picture from the deck. The kids loved the lower level with Roku player and air hockey while my wife and I enjoyed the hot tub while only 15 degrees outside. We loved hiking around the area and we even found a snow sled a read for the boys. Totally private in the property. It was only 15 minutes from Cripple Creek which is a small super cool town with Casinos all over. Even with all the snow we got, our Front wheel drive SUV made it up to the property without chains. We highly recommend this property to everyone.

Regards
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest,
Thank you for your time and effort to submit this review. Hope to have you as return Guests.
Mike
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Cripple Creek South Central Colorado
5

Amazing vistas!

  • 5 of 5
One of the best spots anywhere. Clean, comfortable, affordable cabin with lots to do. Florissant fossil beds, Mueller State Park and the Gold Belt scenic byway, not to mention Cripple Creek all very close.

Great views out every window!
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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5

Breathtaking Views

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful vacation. Mike was very friendly and very helpful. The directions Mike sent were perfect. We had no pro lens ring the place. My favorite part of the trip was drinking coffee in the early mornings on the porch enjoying the view! The location was so peaceful and quiet. The cabin had everything we needed! The only difficulty we had was cooking at high altitude...first burning pizza ;)
Hope to return in the future!
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Victoria,
Thanks again for leasing the "Fortress" and for taking such good care of the property. Very much hope to have you as return guests.
Mike
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Cripple Creek South Central Colorado
5

Did not want to leave.

  • 5 of 5
We were very pleased with the Mountain Fortress we wish we could have stayed longer. We came to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary here and I can happily say that we enjoyed our 5 days here.

The Mountains and the views are stunning. We had the windows open everyday and the temperature was perfect with the gentle breeze coming through. The Chalet itself is so comfortable and has everything you can possibly think of to make you feel at home. The Hot tub was amazing after long days on our Motorcycles.

The Manager is so nice and it was so easy to make my reservations. I would recommend the Mountain Fortress for any occassion. We cannot wait to come back
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michelle and Group,
Thank you for leasing Mountain Fortress and happy to hear you had a nice stay and some good Rides! Look forward to having you as return guests!
Mike
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Royal Gorge Train
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Cripple Creek
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Breckenridge, Monarch Ski Areas
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Woodland Park
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Cripple Creek
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Cripple Creek Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season 2014
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,330
$5,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Season 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,225
$5,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Season 2014
Jan 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,225
$5,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2023 - Nov 29 2023
5 night minimum stay
$190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2023 - Dec 27 2023
5 night minimum stay
$190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years
Dec 30 2023 - Jan 3 2024
4 night minimum stay
$190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 3.9%
Notes Rates based on 2 adults. Add $10/night for each additional guest. Additional $10/pet. (Max. 10) Holidays are Peak rates
Cleaning fee: $100 2-3 guests, $110 4-6 guests, $120 over 6 guests.
Guests to provide sleeping bags as needed to accommodate arrangements in excess of the four beds and 3 sofas provided.
Damage/Reservation Deposit- A damage/reservation deposit of $200 required
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Amenities

Amenities

Cripple Creek Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2180 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Living Room
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Gas Heating
  • Split-System Heating
  • Living Area
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Loft bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main level
  • Both bathrooms sizable Upper loft bedroom has full walk in closet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Main level
    Family Room - 1 queen , Lower level Walkout, Sleeper sofa
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Loft w/ walk-in closet, full bath
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Games
  • Radio
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Smoking allowed on deck/patio only with use of cigarette disposal container. Washer/Dryer provided lower level.
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