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Lakefront Mountain House with Lovely Interior, Wifi, Big Deck, Pets Welcome

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Office, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Lakefront Mountain House with Lovely Interior and Wifi. Available 12 months a year.

Family vacation home furnished with fine American, English, and French antiques.

We're on the shores of a small, private mountain lake in the Pike National Forest Area -- 45 minutes from Colorado Springs and 1.5 hours from Denver. This is the 'real Colorado,' not the 'tourist Colorado.' (The house actually borders a National Forest.)

We like to tell our friends that we're 'kind of in the middle of nowhere' but the spot is actually quite accessible -- 14 miles from stores and restaurants.

Some detais about rentals... Our rates are reasonable with non-summer rentals super-reasonable! There is one fee only: a $120 cleaning fee. No taxes! No deposit! Three night minimum for rentals.

SPECIAL: Summer 2017: rent 7 days, get $100 off.

Your pets are w e l c o m e.

(Questions? Call Tim at 720-530-5827.)

Getting to the Mountain House with a passenger car is easy. You do not need 4-wheel drive. Well-maintained roads are available all year round with the last 1.5 miles on an unpaved road.

Full kitchen, washer & drier, Direct TV, Wi-fi.

There are Fire and EMT services close.

The location is private, rural, quiet. Altitude is manageable at 7500 feet. Our neighbors are about 70% full time residents and about 30% vacation home part-timers. They all value their privacy and this quiet, exclusive location.

We're half way between Woodland Park, Colorado and Deckers, Colorado. (The official address places this house in Sedalia, Colorado which is utterly confusing -- the house is not near the city of Sedalia.)

- Hike, bike, relax

- Get cozy around the gas fireplace

- Chill on the stone patio with steps leading into the National Forest

- We have a big hammock that you can place in sun or shade on one of the decks

- Break out our croquet set and set up a course on the hillside; hilarity will occur

- swing on the swing hanging from the tree (providing you are kid-sized)

The area is rich with leisure activities. You have everything you can imagine that people do in the Rocky Mountains (except for downhill skiing and quality white water rafting -- both of these are a good 90 minutes away.)

- Hundreds of stores and restaurants within a one hour drive

- The Garden of the Gods

- Ski at Breckinridge (this is a drive!)

- Gambling at the historic mining town of Cripple Creek

- A Scenic (somewhat obscure) Day Trip that We Love: drive to Mount Princeton Hot Springs near Buena Vista and enjoy a late breakfast at Bongo Billy's in Buena Vista

- World class fishing on the Platte River

- Family-friendly fishing within 8 miles

- Mountain bike trails

- Cross-country skiing

- Climbing

- Mini-golf

- Pikes Peak and the famous cog railway

- Air Force Academy

- Florissant Fossil Beds

- Manitou Springs

The house and the 2 acre lot literally backs up to the National Forest. There is a ridiculous amount of deck space and a large gas grill.

The interior is rustically elegant and comfy. The antiques are, for the most part, from the 1800's and 1900's with some older pieces as well.

The master bedroom is large with a king bed and its own bathroom. The other bedrooms are functional and attractive. Like the rest of the house, they're lovingly but not fussingly furnished in antiques.

1 bedroom w/King, 1 bedroom w/Full, 1 bedroom w/2 twins.

Kids & pets welcome.

You are advised that there are breakables in the house.

A basic DirecTV package. HD. One small tv. DVD player (no Blu-ray.) We have a phone. We have internet access with Wi-Fi. Your cell phones will work only now and then in this part of the world. Please note that the DirecTV is turned off from about January 5 through about mid-April.

*Short-term renters (like you) are prohibited from swimming, boating, or fishing on the lake next to the house* Non-negotiable. The rule is strictly enforced. There are, of course, all sorts of recreational activities in the area, including swimming, boating, and fishing.

Standard check-in time is 3:00 & standard checkout time is 11:00. We're happy to accommodate different times if you need them -- just set this up in advance.

Handicapped access info... The house is on a hill in the mountains. Once you are inside the house, everything is all one level. However, entering the house requires you to walk up stairs and steps that are roughly the height of one story. Some of these steps have handrails. Some do not. There are several ways into the house, all of which require some stepping without handrails and/or moving on unimproved ground and/or stepping on steps that are rocks or railroad ties. (Take a look at the picture which shows the house in profile. This gives you a very good picture. You can see the stairs with handrails up to the porch.) If it is night, you will be traveling into the house when it is dark.


1. Where are you?

Google maps it. Search for Westcreek, Colorado and you'll see that we are in the Pike National Forest area between Deckers and Woodland Park. For a more detailed look, search on Google maps for 14964 N Pine Lake Dr, Sedalia, CO 80135. If you zoom in and choose 'satellite' you can see the lake; we're near the north end of the lake on the eastern shore near the spillway.

2. Where is the nearest store?

Woodland Park has real stores, including a supermarket. Deckers (north of the house) is closer and has a bait shop. Like we said, this is the real Colorado not the tourist Colorado!

3. Is there a security deposit?


4. Is there a contract?


5. Where can we fish?

Manitou Lake in Manitou Lake Park (7 miles away), Cheesman Reservoir aka Cheesman Lake (15 miles away), or, for serious fly fishing, the South Platte River (multiple sites.)

6. Is this house within driving distance of the Bucksnort?

Yes. 38 miles.

7. What fees or taxes are charged?

There's an $100 cleaning fee for each rental.

8. Check in is when? Check out is when? Can I get an early check in or a late checkout?

Our standard check-in time is 3:00 and our standard checkout time is 11:00. We're happy to accommodate different times if you need them -- just set this up in advance. We'll give you crazy check-in times if you want them like 1:00 am or late check-out or whatever. Obviously, in the summer, the schedule is tight. When it isn't summer, we have a lot more flexibility.

9. Dogs ok? Cats ok?


10. What's up with the prohibition on lake access? This is an exclusive, private lake in a part of Colorado that has very few bodies of water. The lake is an important part of the aquiver serving Colorado Springs and, as such, has many rules and regulations attendant to it.

11. What is the story with the VRBO and/or HomeAway App?

We do not use this app. You will find no information from us on this app. This app will not provide you with driving directions. This app will not tell you where to find a key.

You may receive boilerplate communications from VRBO and/or Homeway referring you to this app. Ignore such communications.

We provide all of our info via email or (to a lesser extent) via phone. And we are always happy to answer your questions.

It isn't that we hate technology... The house gets no cellphone reception. Which means that some renters will, obviously, be accessing driving instructions via this app on their phones as they travel to the house and, well, you get the idea. That would be a problem,.

12. What's your favorite hike? If you situate yourself well in this area, you can look out over miles of wilderness -- land appearing exactly as it did 500 years ago. We strongly recommend tramping around the lake. You'll see a variety of wildlife, including an abundance of local and migratory birds.

13. Where is the nearest hospital? Before you arrive we'll send you a handout that includes all sorts of emergency info. The nearest hospital is Pikes Peak Regional Hospital and Surgery Center, just S of Woodland Park CO. 16420 West Highway 24, Woodland Park, CO 80863, (719) 687-9999.

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Tim Weise
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017


Car: necessary


Sedalia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


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Lakefront Mountain House with Lovely Interior, Wifi, Big Deck, Pets Welcome
average rating of 4.8 based on 30 reviews

Fantastic location, and just as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for 4 days between Christmas and New Years, and everyone agreed it was a great experience. Beautiful scenery, everything worked great in the house, and a great location for accessing different activities located in the area such as Pikes Peak, Cave of the Winds, and other attractions. The elevation was perfect for a family of first-time visitors to the Rockies...high enough to start getting acclimated, but low enough to give relief to those who get affected by the higher altitudes at Pikes Peak.

Overall, great stay! Thank you to the Wieses for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic lake house away from it all

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in this charming lake house! It's roomy and has lots of character. We felt right at home and loved the off-the-beaten-path location. Beautiful views can be seen from the front porch.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, quite spot. Just what we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained, not remote but still away from it all.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A good get away

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and well equipped with the necessities. It is remote and would recommend arriving in the daytime. It is about a 45 minute drive to the Pike's Peak area. The house is comfortable and well suited to a family vacation.

Now our disappointments : The two larger beds were uncomfortable and at least the mattresses need to be replaced, though the house is on a lake front you are not allowed to use the lake, check rental pricing and be aware that, as in our case, it can vary 20% for the same time if you are flexible.

Bottom line: would we rent it again? Yes, if they replaced the beds.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Well appointed house with an nice view and location

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed house with an nice view and location. The owner was responsive and easy to communicate with.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice get-away and very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the peaceful setting and spacious cabin home.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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