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Mountain Villa, on 40 Acres, trout stream & private lake

  • 4 BR,
  • 3 BA,
  • Sleeps 8
18 Reviews

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Mountain Villa, on 40 Acres, trout stream & private lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p154526
-310 702-3132
Woodland Park South Central Colorado
5

The BEST Family Retreat EVER!

  • 5 of 5
This was the ideal "halfway point" for my family and my sister's family to spend a summer vacation together. We were all amazed at the treatment and information we received, from the owner, even before our journey began. Pam made sure all bases were covered and was even willing to add any personal touches that we may require.We definitely had a full house but there was plenty of room to spread out and enjoy our own piece of serenity.Upon driving up to the house, we stopped to just enjoy the gorgeous piece of property that would be ours for the next week.The land (and privacy) that this place offered is hard to find these days.It was the perfect location to do some awesome sightseeing-Cheyenne Mnt Zoo,Olympic Training Center,Garden of the Gods,Santa's Workshop,shopping in Manitou Springs,cliff dwellings in Manitou,Molly Kathleen Gold Mine tour,Pikes Peak,great restaurants and shopping-all within 20-30 minutes.This place had it all...we couldn't keep the kids away from the exploring and fishing/boating on the pond!Actually, when asked what their favorite part of the trip was, everyone said staying at the house!We had volleyball & badminton games going,relaxing in the hammock,glass of wine on the decks,hiking,family boardgames,movie nights,etc. We have been on the hunt to find a great place for my family (in Phoenix) to join my sister's family (from Kansas) to spend summer vacations together and this was perfect!We have already started our discussions for where to try next year but when we write out our list, Trout Creek is where we all come back to!Now we just need to decide on what week (or two) we can all fit into our schedule next year!Pam was extremely helpful and made sure we were taken care of...even leaving us a wonderful "Welcome" basket full of goodies!We loved her so much that we invited her to keep us company one evening and we really enjoyed our time with her.We have already recommended this property to all of our friends and even passed the word around while we were exploring the area and meeting other vacationers.This place really can't be beat!Thank you Pam and David for sharing this home with us and allowing us to have such an incredible family vacation!We will be back...
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Mountain Villa, on 40 Acres, trout stream & private lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p154526
-310 702-3132
Woodland Park South Central Colorado
5

Wonderful Memories Are Made Here

  • 5 of 5
We rented the Villa for a family reunion/vacation last June and were so happy we chose this vacation retreat! The reunion was in Colorado Springs and I was hesitant about the distance to the Springs from the Villa, but was assured it was only 40 min., and it was! The drive to the Springs is easy and, like so much of CO, picturesque. I am so glad we stayed at the Villa instead of in the Springs. We felt like we truly had a mountain get away vacation!

The home itself has everything you could ask for; a well stocked kitchen, comfy beds with nice linens, great layout, room to gather and spend time together, or go off for some alone time. We had two toddlers and when we got there we found two pack-n-plays and two high chairs (one of them looked brand new!).
There was a drought while we were there, so no fires in the fire pit, and we were asked to conserve water until the water truck could make it's delivery the next day. We tried to be conscious of our water use the whole week, and were much more aware of this when we returned home too.
Everyone enjoyed fishing on the pond, although they threw most of them back for future visits. We had 3 generations fishing at one time! This will probably never happen again. The poles are there and ready to go. (Funny story: we sent Dad out to find the highchair in the garage, but instead he found the fishing poles and headed straight to the pond!)
We cooked most of our meals at the Villa, which is easy thanks to the spacious, well appointed kitchen. It is stocked better then most peoples home kitchens! We cooked out on the grill and then sat by the patio to eat. There is also a table just outside the kitchen that is perfect for your morning coffee! All of the patio areas are enclosed with a glass railing, so you don't have to worry about the kids falling/wandering off.
We took day trips to the zoo in the Springs (feed the giraffes!), Manitou Springs (best ice cream), and tubing down the Platte river. The tubing was enjoyed by everyone, although some of us just sat our chairs in the river to cool off.

We did have lunch out after the zoo at Rudy's BBQ, which is right on Rt.24. It was delicious and you can get family size servings and share.
Pam and David are super helpful, yet not intrusive. They have lots of info available for both the house and things to do. When I couldn't get a dvd to play for the grandkids, Pam came to my rescue!
Hope we can come back again sometime!

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