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We welcome babies, toddlers, and children! They are our most important guest.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 8 nights


About the property

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

Welcome to the Colorful Colorado Vacation Rental, where our goal is to make your stay refreshing, peaceful, and memorable! Our location is perfect for families who want to see and do all the city has to offer. Our home is family friendly, 5-20 minutes from every major attraction, and run by a family that takes pride in serving you well. 40% of our bookings come from return guests and word of mouth.

Stay at our home and have the perfect day with your family. Wake up and make yourself breakfast at the coffee and cereal station, pack a light lunch, and head out the back door for a hike to the Grand View Overlook (using the entrance reserved for residents of the neighborhood). After visiting this picturesque location that includes a view of the entire Colorado Springs landscape (Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, Air Academy, Downtown, etc.) enjoy a picnic, grab a few family photos, and stop by the Mark Reyner stables to see horses before you hike back home. Upon your return, enjoy cold filtered water from our 1st Source water supply straight from Colorado's mountain streams. Lastly, rejuvenate your soul in the new therapy spa bathroom designed to massage your feet!

We receive compliment after compliment on our clean and organized VRBO. Thank you, past guests, for recommending us again and again! 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.

If this location does not fit your needs, our family also owns and operates two other VRBO properties entitled “Oakwood Colorado,” and “Wildflower Colorado," (please see listings #972088 and #833907).


The home is a walk from breath-taking 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.

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

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

*** We love 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. Make baby and toddler travel easier by bringing less! We have a Pack-n-Play with mattress and organic fitted sheets, electric baby swing, Bugaboo Bee stroller, backpack carrier, Boppy Pillow, changing pad, high chair, Cooshee booster chair, bibs, utensils, plates, sippy cups, Step 2 slide and much more!

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

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

Just a few of the Colorful Colorado Vacation Rental Perks:

1. Owners who are here to serve your needs. We can be as close or as far away as you desire, depending on your preference.

2. A constant refresh of new high-quality towels and bed linens.

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. Paper towels, dish soap, basic spices and cooking oils, and laundry detergent.

4. A clean team that is within the family. Our clean team includes the owner to ensure the home is left immaculate. The home is always given the utmost care between guests.

5. We have 5 years of expertise in running a VRBO. We are thankful for the 300+ guests we have had the privilege to meet and have stayed again with us!

Thank you for considering Colorful Colorado Vacation Rental. We are honored to be part of your vacation :)

#High Speed Internet #Wifi #PikesPeak # GardenoftheGods #Manitou #PalmerPark #Hiking #Sunrise #Mountains #Central #SevenFalls #OlympicTrainingCenter #MemorialHospital #PenroseHospital

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East Colorado Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 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
    Bathroom 3 - En suite to Mesa Verde bedroom. - toilet , 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.
  • 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 comfortable queen size mattresses, pressed sheets, and high-end 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 ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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average rating of 4.967742 based on 106 reviews

Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time visiting Colorado. We had 3 adult children with us. The accommodations were perfect. A well stocked kitchen. Any questions or concerns were quickly answered or resolved. Highly recommend this property.

We did a large amount of hiking. Pikes Peak, Manitou incline, seven bridges and Garden of the Gods.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Above and Beyond

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Colorado Springs, the house was very clean and tastefully decorated, very comfortable and above what we expected - from the homemade chocolate chip cookies waiting for us on the kitchen counter to the fluffy white bath towels in all of the bathrooms!! We very much appreciated the owner's personal touches!!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our third time in 16 months to stay in the Bowman home, and that speaks volumes! We absolutely love everything about this home! From the spaciousness, to the amenities, comfy beds, cozy fireplace, little extras such as chocolate chip cookies, make-up wipes (good ones), the mountain view, the quiet location/friendly neighbors, nice private back yard, oh, and most importantly to us, the cleanliness!! Also very much appreciate that the owners are a good Christian family! It shows! Already planning our stays next year! Thank you, Chad and Jill (and Charlie, Sarah, and Jill's mom) for attending to every detail in the care and preparation of the home! Love, love, love it!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six just returned from this home away from home today. It was a fantastic stay. Jill and Chad were wonderful to communicate with, from the request to book to the end of our stay. We really appreciated the welcome treat that was left for us. The house itself was immaculate, and very comfortable. Bedrooms were spacious and we all slept very comfortably in the beds. The colorful decor was fun and tasteful. We loved that the home was kid-friendly, with toys, books, dvds, board games and a Wii. There is also a small slide in the backyard for younger kids. The house is close to some of Colorado Springs' top attractions.

The kitchen was well equipped with everything you'd need - even an electric mixer and cake pans. Coffee, a large variety of teas and two types of cereal were provided, which we found very thoughtful. Otherwise, the pantry was more baker-friendly so if you plan on cooking, you'd want to make a stop at the nearby grocery for additional spices and oil. We mostly ate out as the food in the area was quite good, so this wasn't too much of a problem for us.

All in all, our stay at Colorful Colorado was perfect, and we would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed staying at this beautiful house. It accommodated us 5 adults perfectly. The location in Colorado Springs was very good for our activities, and the suggestions for restaurants, etc. that were left by the owners came in very handy for deciding what to eat and where to go. Thank you for a great stay at your house.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extremely clean and comfortable!!

  • 5 of 5

I was nervous as it was traveling with 2 small children (2y and 10ms) but Jill and Chad made this home feel as if it was my own. As soon as we entered the door, we felt welcomed with all the personal and welcoming touches left on the table as our greeting. This home is EXTREMELY clean!! The towels, bedding, bathrooms, floors, kitchen drawers, etc. were absolutely pristine and made for a wonderful and relaxing stay. The playroom and backyard were perfect for our children to relax and play in after a long day of sightseeing and traveling. The home is close to downtown, and several stores to buy groceries or forgotten items. Jill has a book of suggestions for the area (food, grocery stores, attractions , etc.) which was very helpful. We look forward to coming back to Colorado Springs in the future and will certainly return to colorful Colorado! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chad Bowman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

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! 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 East 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 comfortable Lazy Boy chairs and sofa. 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

The bowman Family,

Thank you once again for the use of your home. We absolutely love it, and feel so comfortable and at home here. We so appreciate your cleanliness and attention to detail, as well as all your "extras." We are already looking forward to next year's stay!


Love your willingness to share your faith!!!!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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