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Laura Cohen

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Speaks: english

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

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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South Central Colorado Chalet Rental Photos and Description

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, washer and dryer for longer term guests, 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.

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.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laura Cohen (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

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 South Central Colorado

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.


based on 33 traveler reviews

CIRQ DU CHALET: Lake View Mountain Top Chalet/Cabin Retreat, Winter Wonderland.
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
Papillion, NE

Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This particular property is exactly as pictured and described. It is extremely clean and well cared for. The views from the property are absolutely amazing! If you're looking to stay in town and 5 minutes from everything, this is probably not the place for you. We didn't mind driving a few minutes and being in such a beautiful location was well worth it for us!

We had kids and a small dog and everyone was comfortable and had a good time. There is MUCH to do in the area such as Garden of the Gods, Pike's Peak, the Royal Gorge, etc.

Laura is a great host. I had one issue of a light not turning on (wired to a switch) and she responded immediately. I would highly recommend her place to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake View Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this lovely cabin with a gorgeous view of the lake. We watched two buck deer eating very close by and enjoyed coffee on the natural stone patio. The cabin was furnished very nicely and was very clean. We had everything we needed. It was convenient to Colorado Springs where we went to ride up the railway to Pikes Peak. We could've stayed many more days, however, this was the last stop of our trip West before we had to head back to Tennessee. We hope to come back one day! Thanks Laura!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at the Chalet. Thank you for sharing your photo of the neighborhood buck. Our location is just perfect for whatever kind of vacation a family is looking for. Just within reach of everything. Please visit us again.
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Great little getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Decided to spend a few days in the mountains with our boys, and this was perfect! Plenty of space for them to roam around outside, really comfortable accommodations, and a relaxing evening for mom and dad after the boys were tucked in bed. Close enough to civilization to get what we needed, but far enough away to really relax. Beautiful views, just an overall great place to spend some time with the family!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes Lee and I so happy to hear that everyone enjoyed our little piece of the mountain. It really is a very special place and we are glad to share it.
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  • 5 of 5

This chalet was amazing. It was so peaceful and quiet, which is exactly what we look for in a vacation property. The beauty was unrivaled. Nature was right at the back door.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lee and I are so glad you and your family enjoyed your time here. We hope you where lucky enough to be able to see our neighboring wildlife. Please come back soon, fall is especially beautiful.
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Denver, Colorado

Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Cirq Du Chalet is a wonderful get-a-way! A well-appointed cabin on an amazing lot that is welcoming the moment you pull up the drive way. We made dinner every night and enjoyed the fire while it snowed outside. The WiFi worked great which was a huge benefit as we were able to stay connected for our work and online classes. The location is also amazing as it’s very close to a Wolf Sanctuary, Mueller State Park, Cripple Creek, and only about an hour away from the Royal Gorge. I wish we could have stayed longer as there was so much to explore! Owners were very easy to work with and the home/services were as advertised or better.

We would recommend this place to our friends/relatives in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You just mentioned most of the reasons that I was immediately attracted to the Chalet when I first saw it. Lee actually didn't get to see it until after we owned it. Luckily he trusts me. Please come back again, we would love to have you.
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Houston. TX. USA

Amazing hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed this wonderfully appointed chalet for 10 days, hosting two of our grown children and one grandson, and my brother and his wife, and there was plenty of room and very comfortable beds ( especially in the charmingly decorated King-sized master bedroom). The bathrooms were roomy and furnished with quality towels, hair drier, mirrors etc. I can't say enough about the fully provisioned kitchen; I had brought several items that I didn't expect to find, but there they were. The dinnerware and flatware and glassware were of really nice quality, as well as the cookware.

There is a large Safeway store in Woodland Park, plus a Walmart, and a remarkably well-supplied smaller grocery in Divide, as well as a very nice restaurant that features very delicious pizza along with an ambitious menu. We fished in Skaguay Reservoir with success (rainbow trout) about an hour from the cabin, and near Cripple Creek, an old mining town that is fun to visit. There are other nearby fishing reservoirs, plus the beautiful though private lake viewed from the porch and the comfy Adirondack chairs there.

The chalet is a bit challenging to find, but the map and instructions provided worked well. The nearby wolf sanctuary was a fun expedition, and for kids there's a surprisingly good dinosaur museum in Woodland Park, where there are lots of fun restaurants, and a clean and convenient laundromat. I have some mobility problems, but the chalet was quite accessible, though it would probably not permit wheelchair access. The weather was cool but not cold...a great escape from Texas summer heat.An altogether warm and inviting location!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your adventure to our mountain paradise. We strive to keep the Chalet neat, clean and well stocked with everything anyone would need during their stay. We are centrally located to so many sites which makes us a great home base to any traveler. Please visit us again in the near future. Laura & Lee
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Florissant Fossil Beds
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, 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

Florissant Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Years
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 3.9%

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 8 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.
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South Central Colorado Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1434 sq. ft.
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
  • 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 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds decorated in rustic denim comforters.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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

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