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Romantic Getaway Cabin

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Log home on a ridgeline... facing Pikes Peak and surrounding ridges and valleys

Our cabin and property is ideal for your outdoor Wedding Ceremony at our Aspen Arbor (contact us - it is under separate contract and pricing: honeymoons, an artist retreat or just a needed vacation.

Our high-altitude cabin (about 10,200 feet) is a log home atop a ridge with panoramic views of Pikes Peak and surrounding ridges and valleys. This spectacular view is enjoyed from the interior front wall of vaulted windows as well as from the wraparound deck. The setting is romantic. The property overlooks National Forest to the east (flanks of Pikes Peak) as well as buffer tracts for CC&V Gold Mine and private tracts. The decor is freshly updated with wood and slate floors, stainless steel appliances, lighting, an island with a wine cooler, and granite counters with romance in mind. The Living room is beamed with tongue and groove ceiling. Accommodations are for up to 6 people with a king bedroom and two queens. It has two bathrooms. A 5-person Hot Tub sits on the deck where the views can be enjoyed. Our Wood Stove will keep you toasty on those chilly Colorado nights. A large 60" HD satellite-fed television with BluRay DVD player, surround-sound system with Bluetooth receiver, and WIFI are available (please, no video-streaming such as Youtube or Netflix or Video phone calls). Another BluRay player is in the King bedroom for that TV (bring movies). We do have cards and various board games... a large fire pit for bonfires and skewers for making smores, cooking hot dogs, etc.

It is an easy 10 minute drive to Cripple Creek... a 25 minute drive to Divide's restaurants, etc., and a beautiful 50 minute drive to Manitou Springs and western Colorado Springs. The cabin is Dog-Friendly (additional fee required... dogs not permitted without paid fee) and has dog pen (we recommend it's use since coyotes are in the neighborhood). Damages will be billed. No other animals permitted.

There are hiking/riding trails surrounding the cabin... please stay on the trails... but be aware of wildlife such as coyotes, deer, elk, fox (no hunting is allowed) and local cows. The Crags trail along with Pancake Rocks, Dome Rock and Mueller State Park trail systems are all minutes away.

Winter Road Conditions: We live in a Winter Wonderland! The caveat of this is if daily excursions, touring and shopping are in your plans, it is mandatory that a 4x4 or AWD (with good tires/chains) be used to access the cabin with snow or melting snow/mud on the road due to the steepness. If you still want to book the cabin in winter months without AWD-4x4, please ask me. A neighbor is willing to help move the family up and down our ridge at cost... just ask.

Special Occasions Gift Baskets can be arranged upon request. Please let us know what the occasion is and we can provide specialty items for the occasion (i.e. honeymoon, anniversary, birthday, etc.). We would love to make this a memorable stay for your special celebration.

And, please, no smoking in the cabin. Please remove cigarette butts, etc. upon checkout. No one wants to see them dumped, of course.

Please be accurate with your number of guests... as we purchase our water supply or manually deliver it for each guest group (the 3 wells here do not work). So please keep this in mind by taking short showers, not leaving the water running, and please do not do laundry.

Also, we have moved out check-out time to 10 am rather than 11 am. Thank you for understanding.

If you are going to be in the area and would like to visit the property prior to booking you are welcome to come by but please make an appointment I can show you around and to avoid disturbing any current guests. Also, I will need to get you directions (GPS units do not normally work navigating to the cabin).

We do not allow weddings or special events, parties, etc., here without our Event Contract. We do bookings for both events and lodging... so please contact us as we booking those typically months in advance.

Let me know what questions you may have. God bless!

More Details

Matt Turner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Matt Turner

An Atlanta native, I moved to Colorado in 2012. I have been a real estate appraiser since 1987... with a tinkering in the remodeling, property management, wedding businesses and ministry. Stacey is my new wife. She's a Wedding and Event planner, an Air Force employee and a veteran. She's from Port Huron, Michigan moving to Colorado with Uncle Sam in the 1990's.

Matt Turner purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Matt Turner chose South Central Colorado

I knew this was the place for which I had been looking when I saw the 'bow'... the front glass wall which is protrudes, is vaulted and beamed. Afterwards, I realized the property had somewhat of a view. Friends and I have been remodeling the property in steps since the purchase and still have several things to do.

What makes this cabin unique

One of our guests termed it a "Stunning" view. Spa (hot tub) overlooking the SW summit of Pikes Peak (7 miles away... you can see the Cog Train as it nears the summit), Almagre, Sheep, Sentinel Point, Trachyte, Cow mountain, adjoining ridges and neighborhood valleys. No other neighborhood cabins are in sight (only a few RV's, some with generators) though a neighbor has expressed the desire to build a nearby cabin (thus, we have removed most references to the Cabin and property as being extremely private, just in case they begin to built).


Cripple Creek Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Our King suite is relocated in a new lower level bedroom. A cot is available for seventh guest.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • whitewater rafting
Our Guest Guide will be on the Island (unless moved). It is a blue binder. It is a requirement that guests agree to abide by the instructions therein to avoid damaging the cabin, fixtures and equipment. By booking, agreement to abide by these instructions are Accepted and Binding. We wish we did not have to state this but, otherwise, damages may occur and charges to your credit card and/or other remedies, including legal action, may be sought. Damages, missing items, etc., have happened and should be reimbursed by the Guest. Please supervise your family, children and teenagers. Check-in time is 4 pm... our new check-out time is 10 am, please. At 10,200+ feet in elevation (per Garmin GPS), the home looks up at the SW side of Pikes Peak summit. At certain times (not running in winter) one can see the Cog Railway as it summits the peak (from the right side of the ridge running to the upper left). The summit is roughly 7 miles away.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Arlington, TX

Awesome views!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay & especially the fantastic mountain views! By far this house has the best views ever. Loved watching the hummingbirds & relaxing on the deck. Peace & quiet abound.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I loved sitting on the deck and watching the humming birds. It was a very peaceful place.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view of the mountains. The sunrise was awesome. Place was clean and well equipped. It has three bedrooms with 2 queen and one king bed. Full kitchen with dishwasher.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin was wonderful. So peaceful and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Almost perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is very nice and hot tub a big plus. Very much appreciate that I could bring my small dog with me. Water pressure is a bit of an issue. We ran out of water the last night of our stay. Overall, I'm very happy. Owner was also very nice to communicate with.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great view, great memories, great place

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't give this place the true Justice it deserves! We loved our time here. Cripple Creek was quaint. The hot tub was wonderful after our long days out. The owner was responsive and the fire pit was great. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Keller, TX

Perfect place to get away!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was exactly as we expected. Tucked in the middle of nowhere in the CO Rockies with gorgeous views and amenities within the cabin. The scenery was gorgeous. All of the tips from the cabin guide were very helpful. Matt was also very helpful and attentive to all of our questions. Would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Cripple Creek
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Woodland Park
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 67
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Cripple Creek
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Car: necessary

Cripple Creek is a 10 min drive from the cabin. Cripple Creek is famous for it's Casino environment as well as several fine restaurants, a herd of donkeys wandering around and the huge CC&V Gold Mine. The cabin is not far from National Forest, State parks and preserves. We are roughly 1 hour from Colorado Springs Airport and about 2 1/2 hours from Denver International Airport.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $50

We have changed our formal check-out time to 10 am, please... in spite what the website is showing (not editable).
For us as owners to avoid loss... and as part of our rental agreement... the guest understands and agrees that they will abide by the Guest Guide (blue binder) to avoid damages to the cabin, fixtures, equipment, etc. and not remove items of any sort. These will be charged to the guest. Please clean up any accidents, spills, or pet accidents, etc., as soon as possible. Of course we request that pets be kept off beds and furniture and please remove pet poo prior to checkout.

Also, the cabin is rather high in elevation.. above 10,000 feet. Please take precautions and check with your doctor prior to booking the cabin if you have respiratory issues such as COPD, asthma, heart-health issues, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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