|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Short Term Rental only we call Horseshoe Lodge is a long time favorite Cabin in our Network. Secluded in a Pine & Aspen Forest. It's an easy drive from Colorado Springs and is just off the paved highway 67 South about 7 miles from Divide, and only 10 miles from Cripple Creek. Horseshoe has a woodsy feel and is a pleasant retreat for all seasons year round. This is one of the closest homes to Colorado Springs, Divide, or to Woodland Park. It has Gas Heat as well as the Wood Burning Stove insert in the Fireplace. It has all the usual kitchen utensils for a visit plus Oven, Stove, Microwave, Toaster, Blender, Coffeemaker and large Refrigerator too.
At Horseshoe Lodge, you will Enjoy Wonderful Mountain Views of Pike National Forest from the large living room windows as you sit by the charming old brick fireplace. Or step out to stargaze from the back deck. A very special atmosphere is created within the 2 Bedroom home. There are several antiques in this home that bring a real Mountain Cabin Energy to your visit.
The Master Bedroom has a nice Log Queen Size Bed and end tables, while the Guest Bedroom has a Queen Bed as well as a Twin bed also. There are a couple of couches in the Living room: one folds out to be a Queen bed in front of the Fireplace; so overall you can sleep up to 6 or 7 guests maximum.
This home is also Walking Distance to the Evergreen Cottage for larger family get-togethers.
This home is only 15 mins from Cripple Creek Colorado
We came from Tennessee and really enjoyed the peace and quiet along with the tremendous views. We're used to the country & the pine & aspen were a new experience to us. The home is cozy but we did buy a couple things to help out a bit : ) We will DEFINITELY be back again! Sure enjoyed our stay & the stars at night from the deck are spectacular! - Especially from the Hot Tub!!
Our stay at Horseshoe Lodge was an enjoyable one. It provided us the rest that was needed. However, the ad maybe a little misleading. You do not have cellphone service or tv and the DVD library is not there. There was a strong smell of sewage when taking a shower. The Windows do not have screens so you can't open the windows for cooler air because blowflies and moths came in.
The drive to the property was nice. We also enjoyed the seclusion of the location. In selecting this location, just know there is no phone or internet access. There is a TV but it looks like it was only connected to a DVD player. There is multiple dishes on the roof, maybe for tv and internet, but its not accessible for the guests.
Be warned, there are critters in the house. Upon entering the house, there were large ants all over the floor. When going to bed, I pulled back the comforter and there where ants in the bed, on the pillow and floors. Spiders were also in abundance. I basically had to choose either sleep in the car or sleep on the bed with not sheets or pillows. I am glad I was not there with my kids this time around.
The only other major issue is the shower was broke, like someone had kicked it in. I guess a bath was optional but with all the signs asking we not waste water, I thought a bath would.
Bottom line is due to the critters, I would not stay there again. I could deal with all of the other items.
Had an incredible time! Enjoyed the changing Aspen and visited the Casinos in Historic Cripple Creek Gold Mining Town. Road the Rail Road and took a tour of the Molly Cathline Mine (a mile underground).
This cabin was available on short notice, which was nice. The owner was good to work with at the onset. The cabin itself is cute and cozy. No phone (cells did not work either), TV or internet, so it was a quiet weekend, if that's what you're looking for. The VHS movies provided are all very dated so bring your own if you want to watch something. The cabin is very dark; all the light bulbs are 40 watts. I can see them wanting to conserve energy but this makes it a little difficult to do a whole lot after dark. There were some pretty serious cleanliness issues, and some basic supplies lacking, like dish soap, tin foil, something to wash dishes with, etc. Just a heads up, you may need to go back into town for supplies. These issues were reported to the owner immediately upon our return; we have yet to hear back from him and don't expect to at this point. If you stay here, you have to hike the Crags! If you're coming down Hwy 67 from Divide, you'll see the entrance to the trailhead on your left, just after Mueller State Park. Overall a nice weekend.
We've stayed here before with our three kids, escaping a Texas August, and we all fell in love with the place. It's very cozy...2 bedrooms and a bathroom, as it says. It would be a stretch to sleep 8. Maybe 6, or 7 (if they're friendly), given current beds.
Also, there's no internet (although you can get enough of a cell phone signal to get things on your phone or use it as a hotspot...that's a major improvement since our first stay, when we had to walk up the mountain and pray to the wireless gods to make a phone call). But if you're coming for the internet, you're missing the whole point.
The cabin is actually situated in a neighborhood, of sorts, so you have the best of both worlds. The roads, while not paved, were plowed and clear after a big snowstorm the night before. Water is delivered from a central well run by the neighborhood, so it's both reliable, and tested annually. But from the deck, you can see one cabin...and Pike's Peak. That's about it. The cabin adjoins a much larger lot with another cabin up the mountain...so you effectively have ~2-3 acres of alpine bliss to yourselves. Isolation, without being cut off from the world.
The pleasant little town of Divide is a few minutes up the highway, for basics. Woodland Park is just a few minutes past that, for everything else. Restaurants, shopping, a 24-hour Wal-Mart, the hospital, Redbox. Fast food. A movie theater. Whatever your little heart desires other than the cool crisp mountain air and the isolation of the pines.
As to the cabin itself, it has all the basics, and a few niceties. It's cozy and homey, with a reasonable selection of movies and games. When we were there the first time, the dishwasher didn't work, but it does, now. The coffee maker still had grounds from the guests that were there before us...but didn't, this last time. I think they've gotten a new cleaning crew?
Other than that, it was what we hoped for. With 3 kids, you can't stay in a hotel for anything close to the price you can get this 2-bedroom cabin for. It's not the Hilton...but that's not why you're looking at VRBO.
Do yourself a favor, and spend some family time at Evergreen Cottage.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 28 2016 - May 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|