Early riser? Walk to one of the many local coffee shops downtown or sit on the front porch swing while taking in the mountain view. Either way, after a wonderful night's rest on one of the comfortable new beds, you will be sure to start your day off right.
As you walk into this classic 1905 bungalow, you will be instantly taken with the original details: wood floors throughout, original wood trim, pocket doors, and more.
There are two main bedrooms, one king with a large original built-in closet, and the other has a queen bed. Both beds feature down alternative comforters to keep you warm on those cold Colorado nights.
The living room, with a picture window that faces the mountains, has a queen sleeper sofa and loveseat as well as a 40 inch television, BluRay player and a Wii. There is a large selection of movies to watch as you unwind from a busy day of sightseeing. We have also provided a games and many books to choose from. If you prefer to watch something on TV, there are over 100 channels to choose from. The house is equipped with wireless internet.
Having friends or family over? No worries with a large dining table that seats up to 8 people! There are plates for twelve and plenty of glasses to go around in the fully stocked kitchen which has wonderful cabinets that are original to the house. With modern day conveniences such as a brand new (July 2013) dishwasher, refrigerator and electric stove, cooking for yourself or your friends and family will be a pleasurable experience.
A small family room is off the kitchen with a double sleeper sofa and a 32 inch television, and a BluRay DVD player.
Step outside on the covered back patio to enjoy the beautiful Colorado weather for an evening of grilling on the propane grill. There is seating for six at the outdoor dining table as well as an additional six lounge chairs in teh yard. The backyard is landscaped, fully fenced, and large enough for kids and dogs to roam freely.
A bonus sunroom has a single bed and makes for a nice guest room.
There are also two queen air mattresses should you have extra visitors during your stay.
The front porch is a great place to start and end your day, offering mountain views and peacefulness in this quiet, tree-lined residential neighborhood.
There is a full-sized washer and dryer with laundry detergent provided.
All furnishings are new in August 2012.
About the area: The house is located in an established neighborhood that is close to all area attractions. With the central neighborhood, you can get to Garden of the Gods, The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Pikes Peak, Cave of the Winds and historic Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City within minutes
Currently living in the Austin, Texas area, we are a family of five (three kids, mom and dad) who love to travel. I am originally from Michigan but have lived all over as a child (including Colorado Springs!) thanks to military. My husband is from Munich, Germany. He has lived in the U.S. for eleven years now and is an electrical engineer.
My husband and I travel as often as possible with our three kids. We typically travel to Europe once a year, but we also try to take at least one vacation per year in America. Wherever we travel to, we often end up renting a house or apartment instead of a hotel. For many years now, we have had a dream of owning a vacation home that we could share with others. Having family in Colorado Springs, we thought this would be the perfect spot. We love the mountains, the dry air (we live in humid Texas!) and the variety that downtown Colorado Springs offers.
I've always loved older homes. When we looked at this house, the realtor pulled out an old skeleton key from the lock box and I fell immediately in love! Walking through the house, with all of the original charm, I felt like it was a dream come true to find a house in such good condition with many of the classic details that a bungalow built in the early 1900's had.