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Real Log Cabin w Hot Tub, Wi-Fi, Secluded

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,284 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to our "Olive Branch" cabin in the woods.

If you are looking for that perfect getaway, you've found it! This is a true log cabin, nestled at the edge of the woods with total seclusion. Enjoy spectacular views of both the San de Cristo Mountain Range and America's Mountain, Pikes Peak!

The cabin is completely decorated with a woodsy, Colorado feeling and furnished for pure comfort.

You will enjoy all the comforts of home in this unique log cabin. It features one bedroom on the main floor with a queen size bed, two night stands, a reading chair and dresser. The living room, kitchen and dining area are all open on the main level. The large, luxurious bathroom is also on this level. It has a separate shower and an antique clawfoot bathtub for a relaxing bubble bath.

The open loft area over looks the living room and kitchen. The loft has two queen size beds, a night stand and a 19-inch TV/DVD player. There are also two small cots with sleeping bags tucked in the loft nooks for the kiddos!

The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric range, refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher as well as all the essentials you need to prepare great meals. The living room has contemporary black leather furniture and a cozy wood-burning fireplace in the corner. There is also a 48-inch flat screen TV with Dish Network and a DVD player in the living room.

Sit out on either of the spacious covered decks in the four oversized rocking chairs and enjoy the incredible views while watching the wildlife play. Spend your evenings around the open fire pit reminiscing about old times while making new memories with family and friends. You will find yourself star-gazing the night away. After an adventurous day, soak your aches and pains away in the outdoor 4-person hot tub.

This is a great cabin for honeymoons, anniversary celebrations, family getaways, hunting and fishing parties or those looking to relax. It truly is a great place to rejuvenate your soul!

Colorado Has An Abundance of Activities to Enjoy Year Round!

If you choose to venture out to explore the Pikes Peak Region, there are many wonderful attractions to see. Below is a list of some of our favorites in the area.

Cripple Creek - Historic Mining and Gambling Town

Canon City - Royal Gorge Bridge, Royal Gorge Railroad, Rafting

Salida - Arkansas River, Rafting, Fishing

Fairplay - Mining and Ghost Town

Breckenridge - Ski Resort Town

Manitou Springs - Pikes Peak, Cog Railway, Cave of the Winds, Cliff Dwellings

Colorado Springs - Garden of the Gods, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Seven Falls, Air Force Academy, Museums

Buena Vista - Arkansas River, Fishing Rafting, Hot Springs

Woodland Park - Dinosaur Museum, Shops & Restaurants

Florissant - Petrified Redwood Forest, Fossil Beds, Homesteads

Monarch - Ski Resort

Leadville - Ski Resort, Mining Town

This lovely home is available year round. Summer weeks, holidays and special event weeks fill up quickly, so make your reservation early!

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2017

About Lauren

Thanksgiving of 2014 we purchased the Olive Branch Cabin after having rented it ourselves several times over the past few years. It is now 'home' where we love to walk, watch the sunrises and sunsets, and be in communion with God and the mountains and the deer who roam here. We think of the mountains of Colorado as 'God's country' and hope that others also find the peace and solitude here that we experience.

We named the cabin 'Olive Branch' because it represents the beginning of a vision we have to reach out to military couples who have experienced brokenness as a result of war. In the Genesis story of Noah and the Ark, the dove brought back an olive branch when the flood waters began to recede. The Olive Branch is therefore a symbol of hope... hope for a new future, hope for a new start in life, hope for a new beginning in our relationships with each other and with God.

And so we are Robert and Victoria and as you may have assumed, we are a military couple who has traveled and lived all over the world. Robert is an Air Force Chaplain and Victoria is a Presbyterian Minister. We have served congregations and military bases in Kentucky, Ohio, Idaho, Spain, Colorado, California, Florida and Texas. But our first love has always been Colorado! We are empty nesters now as we have two college-aged children and the four of us are stretched between three different states. And so one of the reasons we have this cabin is so that we can finally have a place to call home and to gather as a transient and geo-separated family.

Lauren purchased this cabin in 2014

What makes this cabin unique

Many years ago we began to lead marriage retreats for Air Force couples and believe that God is calling us to do this in our future Colorado retirement. Until then we continue to serve God and country, enjoy visits to the Olive Branch Cabin, and spending time with our adult children. It is our hope that your time spent at the 'Olive Branch Cabin' will bring about hope, renewal and sacred rest.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a delightful cabin! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, couldn't have asked for a better place. Red Door vacations was wonderful, so easy to work with and the cabin was perfect. We would highly recommend it!
Aug 2013
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Florissant Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1284 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Large full bath with separate shower & antique claw foot tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Loft
  • Queen size Beds (3) 1-queen bed in master bedroom 2-queen beds in Loft area
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Upon your arrival you will have a starter supply of household items stocked throughout the cabin. Items include: HE laundry soap, dryer sheets, 3-rolls of toilet paper, 1-roll of paper towels, liquid hand soap, coffee filters, dish soap & trash bags. You may also find several other cleaning items, spices & condiments. Feel free to use any items at the cabin & leave what you don't use for next guests. If you are staying more than 2-nights you may want to pick up additional supplies to suit your needs. There are 3-major grocery stores in Woodland Park & 2-smaller markets in Cripple Creek & Divide for last minute items.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Real Log Cabin w Hot Tub, Wi-Fi, Secluded
average rating of 4.888889 based on 43 reviews

The perfect cabin for a weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was everything we were looking for and more. Upon arrival it was clean and fully stocked with all the essentials, towels, extra blankets, soap, cookware, etc. Literally all you need is yourself and any food you want to cook. It was definitely roomy enough for a small group or family. We enjoyed making s'mores by the outdoor fire pit, soaking in the hot tub while star gazing, and just enjoying the solitude that a mountain cabin offers. The route to the cabin can be tricky as it takes you up some steep and winding dirt roads, but the staff at Red Door were helpful in letting us know that beforehand so we were prepared. We also spent some time exploring the surrounding areas; Manitou Springs, Garden of the Gods, skiing at Breckenridge, and taking a tour of the nearby wolf sanctuary were all must-sees. I would absolutely recommend this cabin, and would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review. We love it when our guests have a memorable trip, and the owners of this cabin take such great care to make sure guests can really unwind and make themselves at home. We'd love to have you stay again! --Red Door Vacation Rentals
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Rental Review

  • 2 of 5

I would give this place 5 stars however when you have a cleaning fee and the place is not completely cleaned that is where I draw the line. So because of this I will not recommend this place

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry the house wasn't up to your standards for cleaning. Unfortunately, during this time of year as the cold weather sets in, we have noticed an increase in the cluster fly activity in the cabin. We are taking every measure to reduce the number of flies in the home. The owners are aware and have called in exterminators and pest control, however, more flies simply get in. We clean each of our rentals after each guest checks out, but our guests are our best eyes on the property. We'll take your feedback and speak with the cleaning crew and the owner about what we can do better about the fly situation and about how to make sure the house's cleanliness is up to everyone's standards and nothing gets overlooked. We don't wan't the cleaning to keep you from enjoying your stay.
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Estes Park, CO

Perfect in every possible way!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this property justice. Aside from being incredibly gorgeous, yet cozy, clean and stocked with everything you might need, the owners have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. A fully-stocked kitchen, labels on all supplies, nice linens, throw blankets, dog supplies, and on and on. It's a little piece of paradise that we did not want to leave! I can't recommend this property enough if you are looking for a truly relaxing and peaceful getaway. We were treated to gorgeous sunsets, sunrises, and we got to see the full moon from our hot tub. We will be back in the winter when we can sit inside by the fire and do nothing but eat and read all day. Thank you to the owners and management for providing such a fantastic getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'd love to have you back to enjoy this lovely cabin during a different time of year! There's nothing like seeing the snow fall on the trees in the mountains! We're thrilled that this trip went above and beyond your expectations. We can't wait to see you all again! --Red Door Vacation Rentals
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  • 5 of 5

My wife, my 10 mo. old son, and my 3 large breed dogs came to this cabin for a week, and we fell in love with the place!! The cabin is secluded and far enough away from the neighbors for us to let our dogs out to roam on their own and not get into any trouble. If you bring some groceries you can just stay in and relax or you can get out and explore the area. We had a couple lazy days where we just stayed in and did nothing... Just watched satellite TV and played on the internet on our iPad. The other days we were exploring the region! We went to the Cave of the Winds, the Royal Gorge Bridge, the Denver Aquarium, Seven Falls, and several near-by (within 45 minutes) shopping locations.

This cabin is a paradise. Very clean. Most everything except food is provided. We were idiots and brought bottled water only to realize mountain water is much better!

Very pet and family friendly!

This place is DEFINITELY on our 'repeat' list!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds like you had a great time. We can't be more thrilled! We love that this was the perfect getaway for your family. You have your hands full with the little one and three pups, so please come visit us again when you're ready for another getaway. --Red Door Vacation Rentals
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Pensacola, Fl. now but still resident of Mo.

Pre wedding stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the whole time there! Loved the cabin and how roomy it was with 4 adults! The only thing that was not the best of things was the road conditions! LOL..The wash board would rattle your teeth! LOL.. The number of deer we saw was above board amazing! Thank you for providing all the cook ware we needed for our meals. We cooked nearly every meal and did not lack for anything to complete them! Overall it was an amazing start to our adventure in Colorado and our wedding!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad the cabin was everything you wanted! It's true the roads can get bumpy, so you have to take it slow, but at least it's a pretty drive to the cabin! We'd love to have you back. Thank you for staying with Red Door Vacation Rentals!
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Floyds Knobs, IN

Family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin in the middle of nowhere. The only sound you could hear was the wind blowing, the rocking chair rocking or the hummingbirds buzzing by. So relaxing. We grilled out, played horseshoes, sat in the Jacuzzi, built a fire at night and looked at all the beautiful stars.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This really is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and recharge. We're so glad you could enjoy everything this cabin had to offer. We'd love to have you stay with us again. --Red Door Vacation Rentals
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Colorado Springs (COS)
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Thunderbird Bar in Florissant
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Shining Mountain Golf Club
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Cog Railroad
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Teller County Hwy 11 (Scenic Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Cripple Creek casinos & restaurants
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Car: necessary

Cabin is located just 4 miles from the scenic highway to Canon City. Also for the more adventurous drivers that want a real scenic treat try the Phantom Canyon or Shelf Road to Canon City~!

Want some exciting mining history? Head up to the Historic gold mining town of Cripple Creek(12 miles). You'll find museums, gold mine tours, live theater, shops, restaurants & limited stakes casinos.


Rates & Availability

Florissant Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day/USAFA Grad Week
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Independence Day
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day/USAFA Parents' Week
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 13 2017 - Nov 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
CSA Damage Waver Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.9%

Check-In: After 4:00 PM MST
Check-Out: Before 10:00 AM MST

* Must be at least 25 years of age with valid credit card to reserve.
* An additional $150.00 cleaning fee will be applied to each reservation.
*Additional 3% processing fee on all reservations (included in tax rate above)
* Choice of $35 Non-Refundable Damage Insurance --OR-- Refundable $1,500 Security Deposit required at time of reservation.
*Optional CSA Travel Insurance available

An advance payment equal to 25% of the rental revenue plus damage insurance due at time of reservation. All advance payments will be applied toward the house rental. Payments can be made in the form of Credit Cards, Cash, Cashier's Check or Personal Checks payable to Red Door Vacation Rentals. All NON-SUFFICIENT checks are subject to a 50% collection fee and immediate reservation cancellation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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