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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 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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Divide Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Relax and Unwind at Valley Glen (formerly D&B Ranch)in the PIKES PEAK Wilderness
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 15 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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It is a very peaceful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Amy and family are very nice people. They made our stay one of the nicest we've had. The cottage was very comfortable and clean. Will stay here again. Highly recommend this property. Thanks for the great stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I am honored you chose to stay with us for your anniversary AND birthday!!! We know our guests have other to be chosen; and then to know you will chose to stay with us again is a great compliment! I am glad your time was enjoyable...until next time. AMY
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Quiet and serene

  • 5 of 5

Lodging next to a stream, on a property with a home and two other rental units. Very quiet and peaceful. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review! SO appreciated! I am glad you enjoyed your peaceful and restful time at Valley Glen...we look forward to next time : ) Amy
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What a beautiful cottage in a beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. We really felt tucked away yet were fairly close to many tourist attractions. The cottage was nice and located in such a beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking the time to write kind words about our hidden gem! We were honored to be able to host your during your getaway. Hopefully again in the future! AMY
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It was exactly as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

Coming into our first night we were greeted with cookies and hot chocolate. Be able to leave the windows open and the door so that we could enjoy the fresh air and the sound of the stream was amazing and completely relaxing. We highly recommend this place to anyone and will most likely come back one day.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words! I agree the creek, fresh air, and intangible relaxation is priceless (and hard to describe in words). So THANK YOU for sharing your experience! Please come back...we'd thoroughly enjoy hosting you again! AMY and team 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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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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