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Chad Bowman

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

65+ Five Star Reviews!! We love our guests, and our guests love to stay here!

68 Reviews
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Your Central Colorado Springs Base for ALL of Your Activities!

'You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.' Isaiah 55:12 NIV

Why we do what we do: As parents of three daughters (soon to be four), we are always concerned for our family above all else. We are concerned about their safety, comfort, and happiness.

While on a vacation, my wife and I are especially aware of these concerns, and consistently desire our family to create safe lasting memories as well as to experience the best possible time while doing so.

After personally experiencing VRBOs and hotels that seemed to detract from our family vacations, we wanted to ensure that families who came to our VRBO home, enjoyed something different.

That's why our family promise is to only offer homes in the best locations-- with the best conditions a VRBO can offer. We firmly believe that if we can't live in the home happily ourselves, we won't expect you to do so.

When you choose to stay at our VRBO home, you have our personal promise that your family will feel welcomed, loved and cared for--all from family you never knew you had---in Colorado Springs.


Make yourself comfortable in this all ONE LEVEL, 1700 square foot, centrally located home! We love families of all ages!

Our beautiful, quiet neighborhood is ideal for a relaxing stay. We receive compliment after compliment on our clean and organized VRBO. We want the house to feel special for our guests upon arrival, because it holds memories for us! Come and stay at Colorful Colorado and make family memories of your own.

Decorated with natural elements, and the inspiring colors of this beautiful mountain region. With hardwood and tile floors, large windows for letting in the warm Colorado sunshine, designer lighting, newly remodeled kitchen complete with large Corian counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast bar. The large dine-in kitchen blends effortlessly into the living room for entertaining.

August 2016: Garden full of fresh vegetables for our guests to enjoy!


June 2016: New umbrella sun shade for patio furniture.

March 2016:

***New upholstered headboard and queen bed, curtains, bedside table, and custom painted wardrobe added to Little Bear Peak Bedroom.

***The kid's play room has some amazing new toys! Check out our new all wood red barn with farm animals! PLUS, new Fisher Price Little People house, car, and people! And a NEW baby swing for infants! (We love families of all ages! Our littlest guests are very important to us!)

***Cereal dispenser, tea, and coffee bar!! (Enjoy a quick, easy breakfast before a day of adventure!)

***NEW kitchen baking sheets, cooking utensils, measuring cups and spoons, dish towels & washcloths, toddler sippy cups & plates, and bibs. (We diligently replace or update anything that is not in top condition. Your overall experience is important to us.)

***NEW WINDOWS added to Mount Princeton bedroom and the laundry room in Jan 2016!!!

***NEW living room rug added November 2015.

***New refinished hardwood floors and paint in Mesa Verde and Little Bear Peak bedrooms added October 2015.

***New dining room table, chairs, and bench added August 2015.

The home is a walk from gorgeous city overlooks, hiking, and horseback riding! 3 minutes from two golf courses. 10 minutes from Colorado College and downtown Colorado Springs. 20 minutes to Garden of the Gods and Manitou. 22 minutes to the Air Force Academy, Peterson Air Force Base and Fort Carson. 25 minutes from the Colorado Springs Airport. 17 minutes to The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Sleeps up to 8 people (4 people in the Mt. Princeton bedroom, 2 people in the Little Bear Peak bedroom, and 2 people in Mesa Verde bedroom.)

3 bathrooms, with two private bathrooms off of two of the bedrooms. (Jetted tub, new vanities, new cabinets, new paint, new tile, new accessories, new art, new towels, and new lighting.)

Large, sunny laundry room with washer and dryer. Ironing board, iron, retractable indoor clothesline and clothes pins. Laundry detergent provided.

(The interior of our house is wheel chair accessible, but there are two steps up to the front door.)

*** We welcome babies, toddlers, and young children.

We offer everything for parents to keep them safe, entertained, and comfortable. The home is all one level, with no dangerous stairs. All of the windows have cordless blinds. The use of our Pack-in-Play crib, electric baby swing, Bugaboo Bee stroller, baby backpack carrier, changing pad, high chair, child size table and chairs in the kitchen, Cooshee booster chair, bibs, utensils, plates, cups, Step 2 slide, and sand box are available for your use while staying with us.

*** 3D TV and Blu-Ray 3D DVD Player and 3D Movies!

High speed wireless internet, Netflix streaming, Wii and Wii games.

2 RV parking spots, (one spot on each side of the house,) 1 car garage available for use, can park up to 3 cars in the concrete drive way. Plenty of room for parking on the street as well. (Wide streets, and we have the security of the street light to the right of our property.)

*** Allergy Friendly

No smoking inside the home or outside on the property. We require a clean air environment, and we would prefer that smokers do not stay here.

Please no pets.

Please do not burn candles or incense while in our home.

*** Our clean team is the best!

Check out our reviews from past guests. Our housekeeping and landscaping team work hard, and do not cut corners. You will arrive to a home that is sparkling clean, well organized, and ready for you to enjoy. Our clean team is all in the family, and we enjoy working on the property together.

Just a few of the things we provide in our rentals that no other rentals do:

1. New towels every 6 months.

2. New bed linens every 6 months.

3. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hair spray, hand soap, cotton balls, q-tips, hand lotion, Kleenex, body lotion, make-up remover wipes, hairdryers, and toilet paper. (Believe it or not, most rentals don't provide toilet paper. They request you bring your own!)

4. We supply paper towels, dish soap and laundry detergent, and basic kitchen spices. (Cinnamon, salt, and pepper.)

5. A clean team that is within the family. We take pride in our rentals, because they are our homes. We ensure that each rental is cleaned thoroughly and "little touches" of hospitality are felt by each guest.

6. We really care that you have a wonderful experience. Many other rentals are offered only for Air Force Academy events or certain weeks a year, and the owner has very little experience in maintaining a quality VRBO. We have 4 years of expertise in running a VRBO. We are thankful for the 150+ guests we have had the privilege to meet and have stay again with us!

7. Staying with us supports our adoption of our daughter from China. Your family vacation gives forward! :)

Check in as early as 4PM, and check out as late as 10AM.

Please see our video at the top-left corner of this page for more pictures of this rental. (Video icon next to Photos icon.)

"I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains? No, my strength comes from God, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains." Psalm 121:1.2

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Chad Bowman (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Chad Bowman

We are natives to Colorado Springs. We have three young children who love being outdoors, and exploring new places. We enjoy hiking, swimming, and traveling. Our vacation rental home is a reflection of our love for family, and our love for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We live in town, and can offer lots of suggestions on where to eat, play, and have fun as a family! Last summer we were chosen for Focus on the Family's Thriving Magazine July cover. Your stay benefits the cost of our adoption of our daughter, Esther, from China. We thank all of our guests who have supported us in our journey to adopt!

Chad Bowman purchased this house in 2007

Why Chad Bowman chose Colorado Springs

The Colorful Colorado home was built in the Centennial Heights neighborhood in 1959. With wide streets, mature trees, large green lawns, long driveways, and large rectangular ranch style homes. It has all the charm and simplicity of the era, but is centrally located to all of the fun!

What makes this house unique

See more! Do more! Make the most of your vacation without wasting time driving long distances to all corners of the city. We are the ONLY VRBO near Palmer Park, and central to everything else! Feel like taking it easy? Stay in and watch a 3D movie relaxing on our leather sectional. Or take a walk to the trails in Palmer Park, right behind our house! We have many guests tell us how much they enjoy the natural wildlife our VRBO has! From several deer, birds, and squirrels that visit our property daily to seeing the elusive black squirrel right in our VRBO's backyard! Serenity in the heart of the city.

Apart from convenience, a quiet neighborhood, and an open floor plan that provides easy family fun; our home is priced to be family friendly while providing all of the luxuries you would expect at nicer hotels.

Our dine-in kitchen makes it perfect for planning the next day's events over a home cooked meal, and make a perfect setting for retelling the day's excitement!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for having our family stay in your beautiful home. We were all very comfortable and your attention to all the "little details" made us feel so warm and welcome. (The cookies and child size table were a big hit with the little ones,) and us big kids too :) as they were gone by morning!! Jacob, our 4 year old, wanted us to make more! Anyway, we really appreciated having a wonderful place to give us, our children, and our parents, a room of their own for a few days after being cooped up in a hotel room. We had a busy couple of days exploring the area and really wish we'd allowed more time to see it all, and relax in your home. We will look forward to the next time our co-op has a convention in Colorado and hope we are able to stay here again in the future.

Thank you again for all the extra special things you do and provide for families. Even though we didn't get a chance to use most of it, it was so nice knowing all those things were available for us if we needed them.

Thank you, and God bless.
Sep 2016
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65+ Five Star Reviews!! We love our guests, and our guests love to stay here!
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Great family vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for the Pikes Peak Marathon and chose this house for its close proximity to the event and other sights in the area. It was also VERY family friendly - we were traveling with a toddler and baby. It was a wonderful space for our three families -great fenced backyard with a slide and a sandbox! Also, high chair, booster seat, pack and play, toys, small table & chairs and a stroller. Great kitchen and the chocolate chip cookies were very much appreciated!!! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing!! This home was perfect for our family. We had plenty of space and the amenities provided was very gracious. The home was immaculate when we arrived. We felt at home, definetly not like strangers. The owners were a text/call away in the event of any issues which was comforting to know. The neighborhood was quiet. Great back yard to play in with the kids. My 3 year old daughter loved the play area. I loved being able to clean my laundry before packing up at the end of the week. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great House Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family of 4 adults and 3 little girls. It was a great location for all the activities we wanting to participate in. The hosts thought of all those little needs including chocolate chip cookies in the cookie jar to welcome us. We cant wait to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family was extremely pleased with the lovely Bowman home!

  • 5 of 5

So clean, fresh, and very well maintained with many updates! Truly felt like a home away from home. Many extras and attention to detail! We spent six nights in the home and absolutely loved each and every minute. We met two of Jill's family members who were delightful, as well as a neighbor who offered great tips. Everything we could have possibly wanted or needed was available: directions to local grocery stores, coupons for restaurants, suggested activities with personal tips/helpful info., coffee/tea bar, cereal bar, freshly baked cookies, and much more. Great location near many of the local attractions and eateries. We highly recommend this home! We will never spend another vacation in a hotel! Excellent home and homeowners!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family of five!!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and nicely decorated. Kitchen is equipped with everything you need. Three bathrooms is a definite plus. Owners left plenty of useful information for the area. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful, homey property

  • 5 of 5

We, three grandchildren, my daughter, daughter-in-law, and myself, really loved staying at this beautiful three-bedroom four bed home located in a nice, quiet neighborhood. The large kitchen was stocked with plenty of dishes and just about every appliance one would want or need, and the table easily seated the six of us. Even many spices were supplied as well as a jar of freshly baked cookies. What a welcome :) The whole house is spic and span clean and tastefully decorated in cheerful colors; three bedrooms and three bathrooms, each furnished with all the necessities. The laundry room is great, and the living room comes with a supply of DVD movies. The owners appear to have thought of everything, and the location was great; not far from any of the attractions, but not on a busy street, either. We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
11.3 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Colorado Springs Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Rocco's Italian Restaurant
Car: necessary

We are centrally located to everything in Colorado Springs. From visiting the world's only mountain zoo: Cheyenne Mt. Zoo, to touring the natural splendor of Garden of the Gods, to driving all the way to the top of Pikes Peak for an unforgettable view; we are several minutes from these top tourist destinations. But we live right next to the best park in the city: Palmer Park! Drive up to the overlook, it only takes about 7 minutes to get to the top, and then take in the view of the entire front range mountains!


Rates & Availability

East Colorado Springs House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Non-Refundable Property Damage $49
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 9.63%

The cleaning fee is $150 per stay for 1 to 4 guests.
An additional charge of $30/night is added to parties of 5 or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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East Colorado Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - En suite to Mesa Verde bedroom. - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - En suite bathroom to Mt. Princeton bedroom. - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Relax in the over sized jetted tub.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • We provide shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, hand lotion, hand soap, toilet paper, cotton balls, q-tips, hairspray, hair dryers, and plush towels, hand towels, and wash cloths in each bathroom. All of the bathrooms have new paint, new lighting, and new accessories. Most have new tile floors, new vanities, and new hardware.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Little Bear Peak - 1 queen
    Mesa Verde - 1 queen , This bedroom has an en suite private bath.
    Mt. Princeton - 2 queen , This is our largest bedroom, with an en suite master bath.
  • All of our bedrooms have new paint. Several have new mattresses, new bed frames, new furniture, and all have new bedding. Each room has been carefully and thoughtfully designed for your ultimate comfort and enjoyment by utilizing the colors, textures, and natural God created beauty of Colorado.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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