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Exec. Mountain Home on 50 Acre Ranch -Trout Ponds

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Trout Creek Ranch is located on 50 acres with Trout Creek running through the property and feeding two trout ponds. The ranch has beautiful views of Pikes Peak. There are many different species of wildlife living on and near the ranch, such as deer, elk, bear, fox, geese and ducks.

In the evening, relaxed by the fireplace or chimineas, have a glass of wine, coffee or cocoa. View the exquisite mountain sunsets and early morning sunrises. At night, it's a stargazers dream! With no city lights, the stars are bright and plentiful, no traffic noise to interfere with the orchestral sounds of nature. Six outdoor seating areas offer plenty of gathering spots for quiet times, grilling, fun times or just getting the whole gang together! The peaceful sound of rushing water from the pond can be heard from the grilling deck. You also can enjoy incredible views of the 50 acre property.

You will find the rugged charm of a mountain getaway with all the amenities of a modern hotel: gourmet kitchen, vaulted ceilings supported by big wooden beams, Wi-Fi, cable, Blu-ray/DVD player, flatscreen TVs, huge washer and dryer, sauna and 85 gallon jetted tub. Enjoy gazing at the views through the full wall of windows on each of the three levels.

This Ranch has often been referred to as a little piece of heaven, a paradise and a romantic retreat. It is located 20 miles from Colorado Springs,18 miles from Cripple Creek , 83 miles from the the beautiful ski resort of Breckenridge and Denver is only an hour and a half away. There are wonderful hiking trails, fishing and over 150 miles of national forest trails through the nearby Pike National Forest (great ATV and hiking trails).

Whether you're looking for a family vacation or a romantic holiday, this executive mountain home is the perfect place for an unforgettable time.

Nearest Airport : Colorado Springs Airport at 33 Miles

Nearest Motorway : Colorado State Highway 24 at 2 Miles

Nearest Ski : Breckenridge Ski Resort at 83 Miles

Nearest Golf : Shining Mountain Golf Club at 5 Miles

Nearest Restaurant : Swiss Chalet at 3 Miles

Keywords: Luxury

More Details

Wendell Howie
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Wendell Howie

As a former Dallas banker & business owner we traveled to Colordo every year. We were married in the home and travel much of the time. It's our privilege to make the Ranch available for others to enjoy. Our goal is to share this remarkable natural setting with our guests by providing private, warm and luxurious accommodations and a memorable visit to the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Wendell Howie purchased this house in 2001

Why Wendell Howie chose South Central Colorado

We love the Rocky Mountains and the Colorado Springs Region. We purchased the property back in 1999 with my father and brother. In 2001 we had finished our homes. Mine and my brothers homes are approximate approximately 4000 Sq Ft. with my fathers at around 2000 Sq Ft. located right on one of the Trout Ponds. (He fishes from his deck).

What makes this house unique

The Ranch has two beautiful Trout ponds with 'Trout Creek' running thru each. The Pikes Peak National Forest with over 150 miles of trails, is less the 1/2 mile from the Ranch. We are only 5 minutes from the town of Woodland Park and 25 minutes from Colorado Springs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Owners were very accommodating, We went for Thanksgiving, they made sure we had big enough pans. Our travel put us at this destination rather late, so they worked with my son who lives near the area to get our arrival check in taken care of. This is a very beautiful and well cared for home. We had Thanksgiving there with family, ranging in age from 11 to 78. The home is very spacious and relatively close to many sight seeing places. This was our first time booking a vacation home like this, Thank you for sharing your home and making this a pleasant experience.
Nov 2013
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Woodland Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) The King bed in the Master is a unique hand made Aspen Log Canopy., Queen size Beds (1) There are 3 queen beds., Double Beds (1) One double bed in bedroom 5., Twin or Single Beds (1) There is on twin bed in the large family bedroom with 60 Inch HDTV & sitting area., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We do have an air bed if needed for extra guests.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Wine Cooler, separate wine glass cabinet, coffee maker, laundry room with large sink and top of the line washer & dryer.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Exec. Mountain Home on 50 Acre Ranch -Trout Ponds
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 41 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our 3 night stay from August 31 to September 3rd, 2016 was not enough time at this beautiful house. The amenities are great, the views are beautiful and being able to sleep with the windows open on a summers night brought back so many memories of my childhood. We were a group of 10 middle aged adults and every single one of us was simply not ready to leave this beautiful home. A couple of the ladies took a hike, some of us just sat around and enjoyed nature from the balconies.

The beds were very comfortable, my husband and I made all the reservations for our group trip so we had the honor of the master bedroom. My husband utilized the Sauna and the Jacuzzi tub, most relaxing was his response. We cook breakfast and dinner, the kitchen was fully stocked with pots, pans, baking dishes,everything we needed was available including spices. We were pleasantly surprised to have shampoo and conditioner, as well as laundry detergent. Overall we look forward to returning to this little piece of Heaven.

The Casiano Group

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Unbelievable week!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week at the cabin. Absolutely fantastic! The Howies are very easy to work with and the home is beautiful. We would recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location for our family gathering with plenty of rooms and bathrooms for each couple, which was a priority. The house was clean and nicely maintained with enough space to hang out, talk and eat. Wendell and Lili were very informative into the functioning of the electronics and appliances in the house as well. They provided excellent assistance prior and during our stay. The house was in a good location allowing us to go to the Springs, Breckenridge, Keystone and Buena Vista as day trips. Yes, I would most definitely recommend this home as a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This house is just amazing. From the bed, in the master bedroom, you can see Pikes Peak! There are 4 decks and a patio and they all have a great view. Had a little buck and 2 does that used the house for shade in the afternoons and we seen 5 elk one morning in front of the house. The 2 trout ponds are just down the hill and easy to walk around. Can't say enough about the house. It has everything you need, especially in the kitchen, to just stay there and enjoy the peace and quiet. We really enjoyed the mornings on the deck drinking coffee and watching the hummingbirds. This property definitely has everything it advertises and more. Wendell and Lili are very delightful, wonderful hosts. We definitely recommend this rental to anyone that wants a little luxury while enjoying the beautiful mountains. Thank you, Wendell and Lili, for a wonderful week of vacation we'll never forget. We so hope to be able to come back again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tommy, We was a real pleasure meeting You and Your Family. We are so glad you enjoy ed our home. We would love to have you back sometime. Wendell & Lili
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at the home for our yearly outing. We have stayed on two of the homes on Ranch and both provide great accommodations. Everything about the home is as advertised and more. Ponds provided a great get away for the younger kids in the group. Owners are very responsive to any needs during your stay. Thanks again and we look forward to booking the house for future visits.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and views

  • 5 of 5

The property was close to Woodland Park, which is close to many attractions in the Colorado Springs area. It was very peaceful and easily accommodated a large group.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fiesta Mexicana Family Restaurant
"Best Mexican food in town."
Swiss Chalet Restaurant
"Excellent Food! Neil and the Staff at the Swiss will take excellent care of you! People tr..."
"Best Grocery Store in Area. There is also a Walmart SuperCenter further east on Highway 24."
Dinosaur resource center
"Have not personally been there but they say it's very interesting."
Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Ute Pass Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Shining Mountain Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Colorado State Highway 24
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Swiss Chalet
Nearest Ski
83 Miles
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
My home location on the ranch.
Nearest Point of Interest
My Father's Home
Nearest Point of Interest
My Brothers Home
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Woodland Park House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 11 2017 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
AFA Graduation Week
May 15 2018 - Jun 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 3.9%

Cleaning Fee is for 12 @ $250.00
In excess of 12 @$300.00

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