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Relax and Unwind at Valley Glen (formerly D&B Ranch)in the PIKES PEAK Wilderness

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio style: 1 King size bed, 1 queen sleeper couch, 1 twin sleeper couc

We have 3 cottages!

Private 52 acre Romantic Get-Away Cottages. Elegant cottages are situated at the base of a private mountain and 15 feet from a year round roaring creek! If want to stay in and grill dinner, enjoy a bottle of wine by the fireplace, and soak in the Jacuzzi tub Valley Glen is the place. If you want to cook breakfast (yes breakfast items provided!) and head out to take in Colorado and the local attractions Valley Glen is the place.

The Williamsburg is a studio-style cottage boasting an enormous room with a gorgeous brick fireplace for living and sleeping. You’ll be greeted by high ceilings, cherry hardwood floors, and antique details. Adjacent is a breathtaking custom designed study that provides a warm, relaxing atmosphere for time of solitude and reflection with the background hum of the creek. Solid detailed carved mahogany mantle in study came from a home in Waddington NY, dated 1877 adorning room with history and elegance. Study has a computer for internet access in addition to wireless throughout cottage.

Relax and Unwind at Valley Glen (formerly D&B Ranch) in the PIKES PEAK Wilderness. Located just 30 minutes from Colorado Springs and 15 minutes from the historic gambling town of Cripple Creek, Valley Glen is the perfect place for your mountain getaway. Breathe in nature, listen to the sounds of a refreshing mountain stream and get inspired by the majestic setting of the Colorado Rockies.

The following breakfast items are provided for your stay: Eggs, Orange Juice, Half & Half, Butter, Biscuits, Coffee, Tea, and other spices

The Williamsburg sleeps a total of 5 if needed.

Note: there is 1 king bed, 1 queen sleeper, and 1 twin sleeper

More Details

Amy Nordquist
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Amy Nordquist

The previous owner designed and built the three cottages in 2001--architecturally, it was designed based on what he thought Thomas Jefferson may have built--the scale is much smaller however—he believed Thomas Jefferson was the greatest architect for visual effect in the history of our country. Valley Glen is a truly unique place to stay in the Colorado mountains!

Amy Nordquist purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Amy Nordquist chose South Central Colorado

The mountains offer serenity and in our busy lifestyles, we all need that relaxation. This location combines a blend of a remote, romantic oasis with access to outdoor activities, historic locations, and the entertainment of gambling, shopping, and dining.

What makes this cottage unique

the Big Horn Sheep hang around frequently along with deer, elk, and my favorite is the awesome little Hummingbirds that stay around from May through Sept.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"you can't improve upon perfection. You are the example of graciousness. This cottage is so lovely and down to the very best detail. Seventeen sparkling windows, excellent quality facial bathroom tissues. I have visited 39 lodges/cottages in PA & CO and yours is absolutely the very best. This is far above the Broadmoor & The Ritz Carlton in Denver. We'll be back in the summer! Nothing could be better! You really take the prize for cleanliness and attention to detail.".
Jan 2012
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Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Separate shower and Jacuzzi tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , The study is off the studio room with a twin sleeper couch
  • Cottage is studio-style therefore the King bed and the Queen sleeper are in the large room that contains the TV, brick fireplace, and dining table. The twin sleeper couch is in the separate study that is off the main room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Relax and Unwind at Valley Glen (formerly D&B Ranch)in the PIKES PEAK Wilderness
average rating of 4.75 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful mountain get away

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for a cozy cottage, next to a mountain stream with tons of character, look no further. We LOVED this place and are certain you will too! The location is tucked away, yet only 20 minutes away from Cripple Creek. Giving you the option of having a glass of wine by a warm quite fire, or a cocktail during a night out on the town.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am honored to have hosted you this weekend! We hope to see you again soon. Visit in the can take that glass of wine by the fire pit to gaze at stars under clear mountain skies!! OH so lovely! Thank you for your kind words. AMY at Valley Glen
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awesome place

  • 5 of 5

great location and perfect hospitality

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review! We look forward to hosting you again in the future! Take Care, AMY
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Beautiful property, relaxing and amy is awonderful sweet person

  • 5 of 5

Iloved the property and the surrounding area its a great place if you want quiet and relaxation

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peacefull Hideaway!

  • 4 of 5

Valley Glen is nestled inside a narrow canyon which offers seclusion and quietness. The cottage we stayed in was well equipped, nicely decorated, roomy and very comfortable. We stayed in February while there was still a blanket of snow covering the grounds. The rippling brook just outside our front door created a beautiful scene with relaxing sounds. We imagine the summer and fall months would be ideal as there are brick patios along the stream, a gazebo, fire pits with tables and chairs . It's an easy drive from Valley Glen for sightseeing to Mueller State Park nearby and the old mining towns of Victor and Cripple Creek also just a few miles away.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! What a fantastic description you gave of this getaway including the surrounding activities! Do visit in the summer....even more breathtaking. Take Care, AMY
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Wonderful Weekend Near Mueller State Park and Cripple Creek

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I had a very relaxing weekend in this beautiful cottage tucked into a canyon near Mueller State Park. The cottage is beautifully furnished and a perfect peaceful getaway from the city. We snowshoed the trails in Mueller State Park and donated our money to the slot machines at Cripple Creek. A fun, fun weekend.

Thanks Amy!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: LOL...I am pleased to hear your are in such good spirits about your "donations" to the slot machines!! Thank you SO much for taking the time to share about your stay with us! I so look forward to hearing about our guests experiences whether via reviews online or our guest book in the cottages...It is truly my reward after guests leave us!! I look forward to hosting you again in the future...until then, take care. AMY
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Beautiful, peaceful and relaxing! Love the cozy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely the most relaxing vacation we have had! Loved the coziness of the cottage! The property is beautiful and away from it all! You get to disconnect from the real world and just enjoy the beauty of Colorado! Amy's dedication to making her guests feel welcome is what makes it all so charming! We can't wait to come back! Thank you Amy!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kaley, Thank you for the kind review. I am glad you enjoyed this best kept secret!!! We look forward to your return. Thanks! AMY
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Colorado Springs, CO
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Woodland Park, CO
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Hwy 24
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Cripple Creek & Divide, CO
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Breckenridge, CO
Car: recommended

We are located on the back side of Pikes Peak, 15 min. from casinos, gold mines, wine tasting, hiking, biking, fishing, Pikes Peak Railroad and much more. We are 30-45 min. from the Airforce Academy, Ft. Carson, Peterson AFB, the Olympic Training Center (free tours every hour), Cheyenne Mountian Zoo, Seven Falls, Ghost Tours, Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, North Pole and much more. We are 1 hour from Monarch Pass, Breckenridge, Aspen, Vail, South Park, Beuna Vista, Salida, Water Water Rafting, Mount Princeton Hot Springs, Arkansas River, Royal Gorge State Park & Train. There is endless things to do.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 3.9%

Please note a 25% deposit will be charge to your card at time of reservation. We do not accept American Express. If you must cancel your reservation, please call us at least thirty (30) days prior to your arrival date to cancel your reservation and receive full deposit refund. Less then 30 day cancel is subject to loss of deposit if reservation is not re-booked for another date. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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