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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 and night stand. 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 6-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
Laura or Chris
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2018

About Laura or Chris

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.

Laura or Chris 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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 Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • 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
Our Concierge Service is available to help make your getaway as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. All of our vacation rentals are supplied with information binders filled with information about your specific property as well as the local area. Our staff is available before and during your stay to give advice, make reservations or offer any other assistance that you may need. Please browse through the list of services we offer then feel free to contact us if you would like to take advantage of our services. If you can't find what you are looking for, simply ask. All things are possible. Contact Laura to let us know how we can help!


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Real Log Cabin w/Hot Tub, Wi-Fi, Secluded
average rating of 4.903226 based on 47 reviews

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This place was divine! We drove down from Denver for an adults getaway and it was perfect. The surrounding areas offer plenty to do while the cabin offers peace and quiet. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the perfect getaway cabin! Has everything you need to relax & rejuvenate, yet close enough to activities should you choose to go out on adventures. We give discounts to returning guest...See ya soon~! Thanks for staying with Red Door Vacation Rentals
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Couldn’t have picked a more desirable accommodation! Perfect place for a mountain vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the cabin was perfect! Aside from groceries and our own personal effects, the cabin was fully stocked like a home away from home. The management does an excellent job preparing a comfortable and inviting stay. We enjoyed the hot tub, the fire pit, the deck areas with spectacular views of the mountains. We will most defense needs be coming back to stay here in the future. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. It is always good to hear that a guest had a great stay. This home is perfect for a get-a-way. Its quiet and secluded, yet close enough to get out and go somewhere. Thank you for choosing Red Door Vacation Rentals Christine
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the cabin was beautiful and well taken care of

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay there the cabin was beautiful and had everything we needed for our stay. We would definitely go back there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Come back anytime. We'd love to host you again. Christine Red Door Vacation Rentals
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Most Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Olive Branch Cabin as part of our honeymoon and it felt so much like home we didn't want leave! Our stay there wasn't long enough! We hope to return again in the future and if we do we wouldn't stay anywhere but here!!

The kitchen was fully stocked with even some of your basic seasonings (which surprised me) the kitchen pots and pans etc. Were all high dollar stuff that worked very well!!

My biggest concern coming here was that it was a pet friendly place and I'm not keen on indoor pet so I was scared to find hair....but to my amazment THERE WERE NONE TO BE FOUND!!!! you couldn't even tell there had ever been and pets in there it was spotless!!

We did have some weather issues so we were unable to try the hot tub! :( And due to the weather the wifi was out as well and there was hardly any service (for Verizon) but all and all we couldn't have had a better weekend!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. The cell phone service does get spotty out there. Nice to hear that there were no sign of pet hair anywhere. Kudos to the cleaning team, they do a nice job. Come back anytime, especially when you can stay longer. Christine Red Door Vacation Rentals
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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: February 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: November 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

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.
* $35 Damage Protection fee & Refundable $500 Security Deposit required at time of reservation.
* All reservations include 3.9% tax and 3% processing fee (included in tax rate)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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