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Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Charming, quiet, elegant, beautiful, Mountian views called Horseshoe Lodge

5 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

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2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 7

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
owner/property manager (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Why owner/property manager chose Colorado

This home is only 15 mins from Cripple Creek Colorado

Guestbook comments from the manager

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!!
Sep 2014
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Reviews

3.4
based on 5 traveler reviews

Charming, quiet, elegant, beautiful, Mountian views called Horseshoe Lodge
average rating of 3.4 based on 7 reviews
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July trip

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do appreciate out guests sending us reviews good or bad so we can fix and make the home better. As for the cell phone service is dependent on what service provider in this area of the mountains. Also we do have a collection of DVD's so looks like we need to gets some new movies as the area don't have cable. When it comes to the smell from the shower its sounds like the company that did some work needs to come back to look at the septic tank again and the windows will be fixed shortly. Thank you again for staying and with help with the home.
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Could have been better

  • 1 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do thank anyone that leaves a review. But we never got a call or message of these issues. But our housekeeper told us about some ants, and the bug guys have been up there. It is a cabin in the woods, we try our best to make sure its as nice as we can. First time we heard about the shower and DVD Player and if they didn't work, we have a local repair guy. They home doesn't have internet, if we know who this was, you can send your details to Joyousvacationsatgmaildotcom. Thanks Management .
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Great time in the Mountains

  • 4 of 5

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).

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute and Cozy

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Probably wouldn't sleep 8, and no internet...but a perfect getaway.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rainbow Valley Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 28 2016 - May 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$145
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
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2 night minimum stay
$130
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$145
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $20

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Amenities

Rainbow Valley Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Sleeping: 2 private bedrooms. 1 with a unique Queen aspen log bed; second bedroom has 2 twin beds
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis

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