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Sit on Your Deck in an Alpine Forest & Next to Mountain Stream

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, fully furnished 1800 square foot home, sits on 2 acres bordering the national forest and right beside Venable Creek. The master bedroom has a king bed, walk in closet and full bath. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a washer and dryer. Attached to the kitchen are a dining room with a view and a living room with a wood burning fireplace. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms. Located in an alpine setting, it is less than 0.5 mile from the Venable, Comanche and Rainbow trail head. Direct TV with all available channels on flat screen TVs in living room and kids bunk room.

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More Details

Property Manager
Richard Kastendieck
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Richard Kastendieck

I grew up in a military family and traveled the world. I later joined the Navy myself and spent 12 years as a fighter/attack pilot flying off of aircraft carriers. After the Navy I spent 28 years with Continental Airlines (27 as a Captain ) flying Domestic and International routes. I currently live in Denver.

Richard Kastendieck purchased this house in 2002

Why Richard Kastendieck chose Westcliffe

Primarily the beautiful stream but also the seclusion and quiet.

What makes this house unique

Sitting on 1.8 acres of land the Venerable Cabin has a serene and relaxed feeling creating a time for family games and memory-making experiences. We love spending Thanksgiving at the cabin.

Westcliffe is a sleeping jewel in a beautiful valley with magnificent mountains. The community recently received International Dark Skies recognition for the communities shaded lighting which preserves the night time views of the Milky Way and the stars above creating an incredible and moving experience.

Summertime in the small town of Westcliffe has offered us a variety of activities. With an outdoor theatre in the park, The Blue Grass Festival, Western Days, Movies at the local theatre, along with local fun unique shops.

Visit this website to learn more about Westcliffe's attractions.


We Love Enjoying the dry heat of the summer days along with the cool nights, listening to the stream in the background, and coming in the fall and see the spectacular sight of the Aspens turning to gold.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a beautiful setting. We came many times during the 80's and 90's to Westcliffe. It's our first time back in almost 20 years. I love the house- well keep, clean, comfortable, and so inviting the moment you walk in. We certainly enjoyed it.
Jun 2017
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Westcliffe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming


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Sit on Your Deck in an Alpine Forest & Next to Mountain Stream
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Perfect location by trails and on the creek

  • 5 of 5

I will definitely come back as there is so much to do and the house is so well cared for

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, Tx

Relax in the woods

  • 4 of 5

I have been staying in Westcliffe 2 months out of the year since 2006. I have always wanted to stay at this cabin, but it was more than my wife and I needed for ourselves. This year, I took the entire family (6 to 75) and we all enjoyed the place. Right next to the hiking trails, yet close enough to town if you needed something. If you want to relax and be free of the Internet, then this place will fit your needs. I do have a wife with disabilities, so the cabin can be challenging in that regard, but it is doable.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Claremore, OK


  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for what we wanted! The location to the Rainbow Trail is ideal for hiking. We really enjoyed the stream behind the house, very relaxing sounds!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

We are located 1/4 mile from the Venable and Comanche trail head. Beautiful mountain trails following the streams. The Alpine Lodge and Restaurant are at the end of the road just 5 minutes away (excellent dining with a view of the valley)

Learn more about Westcliffe and the activities by visiting


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.9%

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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