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Distinctive Vacation Retreat w/ Hot Tub, Private Valley and Views!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful 3BR/2BA Mountain Home, sleeps 6

'Deer Meadow Retreat': This beautiful mountain hideaway is tucked away in its own private valley near the end of a cul de sac road where the only passersby will be you. The meadow is graced with wildflowers and frequently visited by wildlife including deer, fox and occasionally a bear. Relax on the front deck and take in the panoramic views of pine and aspen forests on the surrounding hillsides. Soaking in the hot tub on a moonless night will open up another world, with more stars in the sky than you could have ever imagined.

And yet, your vacation paradise is conveniently located between Divide and Cripple Creek, less than a mile off the main highway, on a county maintained road that is easily accessible year round. You are only 45 minutes from Colorado Springs, 10 miles from historic Cripple Creek, and surrounded by state parks, hiking trails and back road jeep trails.

The home features new paint inside and out, new carpet and flooring, including ceramic tile, and many luxury items such as an Italian leather sofa and new pillow top mattresses. The decor is a warm mix of Southwestern and Mexican art, making each room a different experience of color and flair.

After a busy day of activities or visiting the many local tourist attractions, you can wind down in front of your beautiful Southwestern tiled gas fireplace, enjoying dish TV, your own DVDs or some of ours. The bedding is comfortably set up with 3 Queens.

You will never want to leave the Colorado Rockies after a few days at our 'Deer Meadow Retreat'!!

**MORE PHOTOS available upon request**

Amenities: Complete kitchen including coffee, tea, spices, foil and plastic wrap, washer, dryer, local phone, dish TV in living room and master, VCR, DVD, hot tub, gas fireplace, gas BBQ grill, deck furniture, towels and linens provided.

Nearby activities include less than 2 hours to World Class Skiing or White Water Rafting Also:

The Dinosaur Museum and fine restaurants in Woodland Park,

Gambling and restaurants in historical Cripple Creek,

Mueller State Park,

Florissant Fossil Beds,

Seven Falls,

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo,

North Pole,

Cave of the Winds,

Royal Gorge,

Pikes Peak,

Garden of the Gods,

Air Force Academy,

Fishing at Eleven Mile Reservoir or South Platte River,

Historical Victor, Gold Mines and Gold Belt Tour,

Molly Kathleen Gold Mine Tour,

Prime location for fall Aspen Viewing.

More Details

Gay and Gary Liberty
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Gay and Gary Liberty

Gay and Gary Liberty have recently moved to Woodland Park and personally manage and maintain their three vacation rental cabins in the Pikes Peak area. Gary is retired from Air Force Reserves and his civil service career as an aircraft mechanic. Gay has many years of experience in the hospitality field in both resort marketing and hotel reservations and front desk. They are delighted to share their love of the Colorado mountains and their love of each special cabin setting to ensure a memorable and relaxing vacation experience for their guests.

Gay and Gary Liberty purchased this house in 1998

Why Gay and Gary Liberty chose Colorado

At the time when Deer Meadow Retreat was built, Gay...a mountian gal at heart...had been living in Divide and in the Rainbow Valley development for several years. Having some extra cash to invest, she shopped for quite some time to locate the right piece of land for the home she had personally selected as well. The intent was to rent the house conventionally, which she did for several years. Everything changed once she and Gary, now married, decided to update the house and rent it as a vacation rental because, for several years they had been living in Peyton, CO and for the first time they could enjoy the cabin and the location themselves!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Gay and Gary

Well, we’ve been home for a week, and I wish I was still there in Colorado. We had a great time, and your cabin was wonderful. We had time to relax, time to explore, time to play, and time to re-connect. We had deer, elk, a fox, more deer, raccoons, and something that I’m not sure what it was (a pair of eyes peering at me at night, definitely not a hoofed creature) at the cabin.

It was 106 degrees in Riverside today.

I’ve got to figure out a way to spend more of my summers in Colorado.

Thanks again for sharing your cabin with us.



Riverside, CA
Sep 2012
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Rainbow Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • whitewater rafting

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Distinctive Vacation Retreat w/ Hot Tub, Private Valley and Views!!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 57 reviews
Alto, Texas

Very Quiet and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

This was a very quiet and relaxing place to stay. The property was clean and well stocked. We have 4 kids ranging in age from 5-14 and enjoyed every minute. It was far enough from other houses that you didn't have any noise, which is surprising considering that there is a busy highway only a short distance away. The only problem we had was that we have a large diesel truck and couldn't make the hairpin turns to get to it and into the driveway. We had to make several tries at it backing up and going forward again. But it could not be helped, and was definitely worth it! There is a nice little grocery store just a few minutes away. We also really enjoyed the hot tub. My kids all had a blast! We would definitely recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed the weekend before Valentine's day and had an amazing and relaxing weekend. The property is very clean and the house is cozy and comfortable. Upon arriving I ran around the house squeaking in excitement and taking everything in. Gay and Gary provided everything we needed from kitchen supplies to towels and toiletries. They also had wildlife guides and a binder full of nearby trails with maps and attractions which came in really handy as we didn't get cell reception and hadn't planned our outings beforehand. I loved that there was no cell service (t-mobile), it really added to the feel of "getting away from everything." We took advantage of the hot tub every chance we could get, and loved looking out over the porch to the beautiful views, especially after it had snowed. We even got to watch a fox trotting around the property! There are some other properties visible from the porch, but they were far enough away that we felt secluded. I also loved the fireplace and extra blankets as I get cold very easily. There were plenty of books, games, and movies to keep us entertained when we felt like staying in, and great sights to see when we wanted to explore. It was the perfect getaway spot and we loved every minute of our stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time. Just felt to remind any readers that we do have that very old fashioned land line phone so you can easily call to inquire about local activities, reservations and services. Some cell services/phones do work intermittently at the cabin but will get up to full signal just a few minutes down the highway either direction so you can catch up on everything when you are out and about.
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Simple, Clean and Quiet; Nice Location!

  • 4 of 5

This home is simple, clean and quiet. We sledded out back on a very steep hill. (Oh my goodness, it was steep and FAST! )The hot tub was lovely on a moonless night; we saw a shooting star on New Year's Eve! The location is very convenient and I would definitely recommend this rental. My only suggestion is that the owner put in another comfy chair for the living room and that they repair the dryer. (It works, but doesn't get hot enough to dry the towels in a timely manner.) Other than those two little things, we LOVED it!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Wonderful spot in between Divide and Cripple Creek. Great location in the valley, saw plenty of deer and wildlife off the back deck. The bedrooms and bathrooms were great size, and the kitchen was well stocked with everything you'd need. Super clean. And the bed in the master is insanely comfortable.

That driveway is no joke, though! Our SUV was totally fine, but I can see smaller cars or ones with no AWD having issues.

Great access to Cripple Creek and hiking in Mueller SP or Raspberry Mountain. Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alan Connecticut

  • 5 of 5

Owners were awesome . It was very nice ,secluded ,quiet. Hummingbirds and deer were awesome . Nice deck for relaxing . Easy ride to Pike's Peak and Cripplecreek.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great time!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent two nights here. We had a great time! Plus, Cripple Creek casinos are a short distance down the road. All I can say is this place was well kept, peaceful, and relaxing. This was our reconnaissance trip to scope the area out. We will certainly be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hiking, scenic drives, tourist and historical attractions, gambling.


Rates & Availability

Rainbow Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 2017 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
May 19 2017 - Sep 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $59 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.9%

Add 3.9% State & Local Taxes
$150 damage deposit (fully refundable if property is left as found and no damage or missing items)
50% Deposit due at booking; balance due 45 days prior to arrival.
Until confirmed, rates and policies are subject to change.
Pets must be approved, inquire as to policy and fees will vary
Cleaning fees start at $59- 4 persons
Christmas and New Years weeks rent for $150/night based on 4 persons

Full payment is required for all reservations booked within 45 days of arrival. If booked further out, 50% is due at the time of booking.

Cancellations prior to 45 days of arrival will be refunded minus 15% cancellation fee.
Cancellations within 45 days of arrival are not refundable unless they are rebooked, minus 15% cancellation fee.

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