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Experience Life Off the Grid with Spectacular Views in a Solar Powered House

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Unwind, Replenish, Reconnect at "The Landing" Surrounded by National Forest

Experience life Off the Grid at 9400’ on top of Bald Mountain in Colorado outside Woodland Park. Miracle Mountain Retreat is located on 20 acres surrounded on 3 sides by National Forest & Farish Memorial Reserve with Spectacular Views of Pike’s Peak. 1 mile walk to Rampart Range Reservoir with 13 miles of trails around it. 7 mile drive to downtown Woodland Park, 25 miles to Colorado Springs. We are powered by solar & wind.

There are 2 apartments in the house.

"The Landing" is 1900+ sq. ft. on the main level and can accommodate up to 5 people. It has a Great Room which includes a massive stone fireplace, dining area, kitchen with hand-painted tile and breakfast room enclosed in glass. The Great Room has an outdoor patio and deck attached with BBQ. There are 3 bedrooms. The Master has a king bed with bath including a 6 ft. soaking tub, marble shower and 2-sided fireplace. The 2nd and 3rd bedroom share a 3/4 bath. The 2nd bedroom has a twin bed and desk while the 3rd bedroom has a double bed with french doors opening to the north side of the house.

We live in the lower level apartment and are onsite if needed.

More Details

Owner
Susan and Ray Wolfe
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Susan and Ray Wolfe

We had this house built 20 years ago. It has run beautifully on solar and wind with a back-up generator since it was built with never a power outage.

Susan and Ray Wolfe purchased this house in 1994

Why Susan and Ray Wolfe chose South Central Colorado

Spectacular Views, Serenity, Silence in a Pristine Location yet close to town

We are often surrounded by the large elk herd that will bed down for the night within a few feet of the house. We enjoy the birds and the bunnies here also.

What makes this house unique

Heaven on Earth

Amenities

Colorado Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Experience Life Off the Grid with Spectacular Views in a Solar Powered House
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
5

Grrrrrrreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at Susan and Ray's place. We could sit and watch the clouds/storms go across Pikes Peak all day long. A great show! Thank you so much Susan and Ray. Happy Holidays.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unsurpassed location and accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, wonderful setting and nicely appointment home. On site owners were non obtrusive and very pleasant hosts. Stellar location, very private! We would stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Absolutely Perfect - One of our favorite family vacations yet!

  • 5 of 5

We have two small daughters 4 and 7 and stayed for one week in this lovely home. This place could not have been any more peaceful and perfect for our family. If you need to disconnect from the world and unwind then we highly recommend this home. We did local hikes during the day and had so much fun exploring the property. We enjoyed watching the wild Elk, rabbits, humming birds, and deer in the backyard! We did the Crag hike and also took the Cogg Railway up to Pikes Peak. This home was tucked away from everything but still with great access to Colorado Spring attractions. We will always remember this as one of our most fun and relaxing family vacations. Thanks Susan and Ray!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

If you're looking at this place...just book it now!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were traveling with our 3 year old son, and we wanted to spend a few days "unplugged" and connected to nature. Although there IS wifi there, you won't feel the need to be on your device very much at all. The house has everything you need and is uniquely charming- we also had more than enough space, and could have easily have had other guests over (and in fact did for dinner one night). The views from every room in this house are just spectacular, and I really loved that it felt like we had this view all to ourselves. There were tons of other resort towns that we looked at, but staying at a condo with hundreds of other units, just didn't feel like the special mountain experience we were looking for. This place is truly secluded (you think you're lost driving out there), but it just makes it that much more of a special experience. We did the hike out to the reservoir, and it was TOTALLY worth it and our toddler handled it surprisingly well (although we had to carry him back uphill on the return trip when he got tired). The reservoir is gorgeous with tons of more traveled trails around it, along the river rapids leading into it, and through the woods surrounding it. I wish we would have spent all day down there but we forgot to pack a lunch. The trail from the house to the reservoir is very faint and hard to follow at times, so be sure to make note of landmarks and take a compass if possible to avoid getting lost. It's not far, but it can be a little nerve racking making the walk for the first time.

Ray and Susan were wonderful hosts that were there if you needed them, and provided lots of excellent information about the house, things to do in the area, and where to shop. Response times were exceptionally quick anytime i had a question leading up to our trip.

Small notes: the beds are very comfortable, water pressure great (the tub was awesome!), we kept the doors open most the time and it was always a comfortable temperature inside, and the entire house was very clean and well maintained. We constantly spotted lots of song birds and elk, and at night, the place is exceptionally quiet and still with great stargazing.

overall- we won't be staying anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magical

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience. The view was magical and the owners were very friendly. We plan to go back there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Total and Complete Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Just one look at the pictures of Pikes Peak and the surrounding area will give you a good idea of just how beautiful the property is. We found the home to be more than imagined; the kitchen area provides all the equipment for your meal preparation and the interior dining areas have amazing views. Bed and bath areas were more than adequate (yes, the house is "off the grid" but we had no problems with the solar and wind generated electricity and the water pressure!) We chose to utilize the outdoor grill for several of our meals and spent a great deal of time out on the deck enjoying the outdoors! Since our intent was to relax and recharge we did not partake of the numerous activities available in the area, but rest assured there is something for everyone of every age to enjoy. The owners, Susan and Ray, were very accommodating and made our stay enjoyable. They are very knowledgeable of the area are can provide ideas and information to enhance your stay. We can't thank them enough for their hospitality. On a final note, be sure to go outside after dark; you will be amazed at how many stars are in that sky!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Highway 24 and Baldwin
Car: necessary

Miracle Mountain Retreat is within a mile of Rampart Range Reservoir with 13 miles of walking or biking trails. We are 7 miles to downtown Woodland Park which houses the famous Dinosaur Museum. A little further down the road is the North Pole in Green Mountain Falls. We are 40 minutes to Manitou Springs with the Indian Cliff Dwellings, Cave of the Winds and Cog Railway to Pikes' Peak. The other direction takes you to the Florissant Fossil Beds National Park and Cripple Creek Gambling. A 50 minute drive takes you to Colorado Springs with the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Broadmoor Hotel, Seven Falls, the Air force Academy and more. An hour and a half drive takes you to Denver passing through the Castle Rock outlet stores. Driving south of Colorado Springs is Canon City with the Royal Gorge.

Snow is possible anytime from October on. If there is a heavy snow guests may get "snowed in" until we are able to arrange for the road to be plowed.

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Rates & Availability

Colorado Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$310
 
 
Independence Day
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$310
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$310
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$268
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.13%

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