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CIRQ DU CHALET: Lake View Mountain Top Chalet/Cabin Retreat, Winter Wonderland

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,434 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Cirq Du Chalet Mountain Top Retreat a gorgeous private and separately owned vacation property adjoining and overlooking several trout lakes. Cirq Du Chalet offers stunning views and privacy for the discriminating guests.

Over 1400 square feet of well decorated, turn-key private vacation residence on 2.4 acres of mountain rock formations as well as native aspen and pine landscape. The Chalet sleeps 6-8 in a three bedroom and two bath 2 story retreat.

Many modern amenities include; fresh water well, septic, gas forced heat, electric, HDTV, Dish satellite, wireless internet, telephone, fireplace insert, newer appliances, new mattresses, bedding and linens and so much more. The home has been updated with new flooring, new furniture and a updated second bath. Everything is included in this turn-key vacation rental that you will need for any length of stay.

There is a fenced in back yard for the kids and dogs.

CIRQ DU CHALET is just far enough from the congestion of town but close enough for dinner and a show or shopping trip in any of the neighboring towns.

Nearby fishing, surrounding attractions, cities and adventures are just a short drive away making this location awesome for destination central. Immerse yourself and your guests in the best of mountain life. Hiking and biking trails/parks, white water rafting, world class downhill skiing, cross country skiing, 4 Wheeling, ATV trails, fast water trout fishing, tubing, horseback riding, hunting, casino gambling, visiting a gold mine, star gazing, or sitting on one of the numerous rock formations and taking in the spectacular views. You will find seating areas scattered around the property for intimate conversation or larger get togethers.

Centrally located to all the activities in and close to Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, Manitou Springs, Green Mountain Falls, Garden of the Gods, and the Cliff Dwellings, but don't forget about the Canon City area, where some of the best white water rafting happens. The train ride through the Royal Gorge is highly recommended. You can also head over Hosier pass and visit the Ski areas like Breckenridge - about 80 miles away. Stop in Guffey, Colorado to shop for that antique yard art you didn't know you were missing or just set up an easel or tripod and shoot some amazing photos of America's past. Tell Bill we said 'Hey'. Take the kids to the North Pole and Pikes Peak only 25 minutes away.

Cripple Creek: This cabin is approximately 30 minutes from the gold mining and casino town of Cripple Creek. Something for everyone to do up here. It is home to one of the largest active gold mines. Take a mining tour, a train ride or enjoy wonderful restaurants and entertainment etc.

Teller County claims our property is in the town of Divide. The USPS and Google maps claims we are in the town of Florissant. We are really on the border of both towns. To get all of their attention we have lovingly renamed this area Floride.

From Colorado Springs head west

up Ute pass hwy 24. Travel through the towns of Woodland Park and Divide. Turn left at Twin Rocks Rd. Pass the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. Take the next left at Trout Haven Rd. Continue up the mountain taking rights all the way up to Wahsatch Road.

We do not permit "wild" parties. The reserving guest must be 25 years or older, remain with the group the entire time and be financially responsible for any lost or damaged items. Guests will be asked to complete a Guest Reservation Agreement and return it with a copy of their driver's license.

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More Details

Laura Cohen
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Laura Cohen

Laura and Lee will be your hosts as you plan your stay in Colorado. As business partners, the proprietors have a relaxed approach at providing a comfortable living space with plenty of amenities to enjoy. They enjoy scuba diving reefs, boating, fishing, golf, hiking the Colorado mountain landscapes in their newest rental in Divide Colorado (Cirq Du Chalet) Available Spring 2013. As professional landlords, L & L share a passion for selecting and renovating investment properties for long or short term leasing. If they are traveling, there are professional property managers and cleaning personnel that look after the properties. L & L also are dabbling in product development and patenting on several projects. When someone says 'someone aught to' these two do! If you will be visiting Florida check out our Sarasota rental on Bermuda Brook, VRBO #446734

Laura Cohen purchased this chalet in 2012

Why Laura Cohen chose Florissant

This property took all of one minute to buy when we first visited. Location, Location, Location then View, View, View. Central to all things from the bigger city of Colorado Springs to peaceful solitude of the mountains.

What makes this chalet unique

Laura and Lee believe it is as important who you lease from as what you lease.


Florissant Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1434 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Newly remodeled with double bowl sinks.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Comfortable king bed with log head and foot boards
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Beautifull decorated queen bedroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa in the living room.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds decorated in rustic denim comforters.
  • Queen air mattress will fit comfortably in the upstairs bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Check in is after 3:00 pm and check out is before 10:00 am. We are a family friendly neighborhood and can not accept any "wild" parties. The reserving guest must be 25 or older, stay with the group the entire time and be financially responsible for any lost or damaged items. We do accept dogs with a $250 per dog refundable deposit. Unfortunately we can not take cats. To insure the cleanliness of the home for the next guest we ask you to follow our restrictions. Pets are not allowed on the furniture. If they are used to being on the furniture at home, PLEASE bring sheets or blankets to protect our furniture. Dogs must not be left unattended unless they are kenneled. Please bring bedding for the dog to use in the carpeted areas. NO smoking in the house.


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CIRQ DU CHALET: Lake View Mountain Top Chalet/Cabin Retreat, Winter Wonderland
average rating of 5.0 based on 56 reviews

Everything you need, beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here March 2018. It was very clean and well stocked. We had the pleasure of meeting the lady who cleans and maintains the property. It was obvious she took great pride in her work and enjoyed her job. That said a lot to me about the type of person the owner must be. We had fun exploring the property and using the fire pit. There are lots of scenic places to sit outside and lovely views. My six year old had a blast climbing the big rocks around the property. There was also a tree swing, which was a big hit as well. I came here to have a peaceful place to recover from major surgery and it was perfect! I loved stretching out in the lawn chairs and listening to the wind. Sitting there in sun, it felt like the rest of the world melted away, as all you can see are trees, mountains, and water. One thing that I was pleasantly surprised about, was how open and bright the inside of the house is. The pictures don't do it justice. It almost feels like you are outside/inside with all the picture windows. The gas grill was very clean! Make sure you bring your own firewood, and keep in mind that you do not actually have access to the pond in the background of some of the pictures unless you are staying for an extended period. We went ice fishing just up the road at Mueller state park. It was incredible and a must see if you stay here.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heavenly Escape!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place! This location had absolutely everything we could ever want! It was cozy, clean, beautiful and with spectacular views! Perfect for a couple with dogs looking to relax, (like us) or a group of friends enjoying a weekend of fun! The yard was perfect and perfectly enclosed for our biggest escape artist! You WON'T regret booking this fantastic home! I can't wait to go back!!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

I grew up in this house! It means so much to me that you are taking great care of it. We will be back in warmer weather to enjoy the fire pit and outside seating! Our stay was amazing! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so special to me and Lee that you and your family have been able to spend time in the house that your father built. We love it as though we built it ourselves. Please come share it with us anytime.
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Perfect place just out of town but remote enough to get away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

The posted pictures drew us here, and when we arrived we were not disappointed. The cabin is in perfect shape and bigger than it looks. The owners were more than accommodating. A great experience from start to finish. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Chalet is so close to Colorado Springs. It is just a relatively short drive to get away from it all. We would love to have you back anytime. The summer temperatures are great for beating the heat and fall is spectacular.
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Roger & Elizabeth

  • 5 of 5

It was awesome!!!

thanks Laura

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you were able to spend Christmas at the Chalet again this year. We hope you liked the decorations and the Christmas tree in the living room. See you next year!
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The perfect mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was everything we wanted! Beautiful views, plenty of room for everyone to stay and all the amentities we needed. It was the perfect thanksgiving getaway! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great, we are so happy that you all enjoyed yourselves. Please come again any season. Laura & Lee
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center
Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
McGinty's Wood Oven Pub in Divide
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
McGinty's Wood Oven Pub in Divide
Car: necessary

There are so many adventurous places to go and things to do, here are just a few: Florissant Fossil Bed National Monument, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Mueller State Park, Pikes Peak National Park, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Ute Pass, Rampart Reservoir, 11 Mile Lake, Arkansas River trout fishing, Lake George, The Royal Gorge, hundreds of miles of ATV trails, many micro-breweries, wine tastings

In addition to: Manatou Springs, The North Pole & Santa’s Workshop, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Seven Falls, Garden of the Gods, the Air Force Academy,

the Cave of the Winds, Eleven Mile Reservoir, historic gold mining district and Casinos of Cripple Creek and Victor. Within an hour and a half drive, you can be at most ski resorts as well as river rafting spots, In addition, the Rocky Mountains are at your front door.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 3.95%

Refundable Pet Security Deposit = $250 per Dog. Maximum 2 dogs. No cats please. Dogs must be kenneled when not supervised by their guardians.
Rates are subject to change without notice. Occupancy over 7 will be charged an additional $10 per person per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.