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Magnificent Rocky Mountain Views - 15 Mins to Colorado Springs

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Enjoy total privacy, stunning Rocky Mountain views, and convenience to Colorado Springs, Green Mountain Falls, and Woodland Park at our newer passive-solar mountain home at the gateway to towering Pike's Peak. Kick back with a steaming cup of coffee and enjoy exceptional North East views of Ute Pass through a wall of windows in your living room - or lounging anywhere on the 3000 square feet of decks. Stroll out the side door and pick up Esther's Trail heading up into Pikes Peak National Park. Or drive a mile over to the North Pole amusement park and the start of the toll road to the top of majestic Pikes Peak.

Our house is perfect for romantic retreats, working vacations, family gatherings, and personal or holiday celebrations, with plenty of open spaces for entertaining, a large family room on lower level equipped with fridge, wet bar, board games; LCD flat-screen TV; wireless broadband service; and unlimited long-distance phone calls. New furnishings, light rustic/southwest interior, fully stocked kitchen, beds, and baths.

Master bedroom top level has king-size bed, cable TV, double-head shower; two bedrooms on main level - queen bed in one and bunk-bed in other - share hall bath; Bottom level has bedroom with two twins, hall bath, and pull-out double bed in family room.

Keywords: Vacation House, House Rental

More Details

Katharine de Baun
Member since: 2005
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:
April 21, 2018

About Katharine de Baun

Hello, I'm a busy Mom of four kids ages 18 through 11 recently transplanted from central New Jersey to Oregon! My past job experiences have included teaching community college and co-founding one of the first parenting websites, Moms Online. Over the last ten years I've gotten involved in managing rental properties here in NJ/PA, volunteering (Girl Scouts and PTO), and working as Editor in Chief for fitsmi.

Katharine de Baun purchased this house in 2005

Why Katharine de Baun chose Cascade

My husband and I bought this house as a bit of a lark - it was featured in a NYT piece in the Friday 'Escapes' section on Feng Shui homes. My mother-in-law was increasingly unable to travel and it just made more and more sense as we talked about it: why don't we buy it so we have a place for all of us to stay when we visit her? I did a little research about VRBO homes in the area and, at least at the time, there wasn't much competition (there's more now but we're still doing okay). We set up the house to please ourselves and our guests at the same time. It was a lot of work, and a lot of fun too.

What makes this house unique

We love, love, love the view at all hours, from watching the sun come up over the mountains early in the morning to dusk shadows and then sometimes a beautiful moon over the pass. My husband and I also love walking the Mt. Esther trail every morning we can (the head of the trail is a 10-minute walk away). When we're at the house, we enjoy complete privacy and the sense that we've gotten away from it all, but we also love the convenience of driving 20 minutes or less to many shops/attractions, from Colorado Springs to Manitou Springs, Woodland Park, Green Mountain Falls, Cave of the Winds, the local Rock Shop (our kids take forever to spend $5 in there!), Pike's Peak cog train, and more.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had such a wonderful time in your beautiful home in the mountains. Everything was just perfect the entire stay. During our stay, we went to the Air Force Academy, Fort Carson, Olympic Training Center, and Denver, but wherever we went, this was always a wonderful place to come back to every night. We all enjoyed Esther's Trail and we waited in anticipation of the mysterious bear! Last night htough, we found the garbage can dumped over, so we assumed he had come for a visit. Tomorrow we will venture home to Phoenix - 110 degrees!
Jul 2008
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Cascade House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Clean, house-trained pets considered upon request for extra fee


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Magnificent Rocky Mountain Views - 15 Mins to Colorado Springs
average rating of 4.851852 based on 114 reviews
Whiting, IN

Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation and enjoyed the house very much. The space was perfect for our family of 9 and the kids loved the daily visit of the friendliest dog we have ever met, Teddy.

We hope to visit again very soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Amazing views! Spacious home.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and spacious. Amazing views and close to many famous parks. Definitely will return!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

The home was as advertised and neat and clean. We very much enjoyed our stay at this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Totally awesome near all attractions

  • 5 of 5

The cabin house was so awesome, enjoyed it very much

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house..Great location for Pikes Peak Marathon.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. We had 6 adults and 2 kids. Plenty of room and a great living room for everyone to socialize. The deck was awesome to sit and take in the views. Great place to stay for Pikes Peak Marathon weekend. The owner, Katherine is very helpful and answers questions quickly. By the way, Teddy the local dog was fun to see when he stopped by each day. Well stocked with extras. Thanks PP RUNNERS MN

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views from this awesome log cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Kulsa House is very conveniently located - away from nearby towns, yet with easy access to all amenities and attractions. Everything in the house was great. Katharine was accommodating and easy to communicate with. Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.7 Miles
Blue Moose Tavern
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Kissing Camels Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 24
Nearest Restaurant
2.4 Miles
Black Bear Restaurant
Nearest Ski
95 Miles
Car: necessary

One of the best trails in the area, the Mount Esther trail, which switchbacks up into network of Pike's Peak trails, is a short walk from the front door...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.13%

$150 cleaning fee. $25/night pet fee if approved by owner.
Rentor/head of party must be at least 25 years old.
Four-wheel drive highly recommended during snow season.
For USAFA graduation week, please ask for quote.
Holiday weeks (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years) are $2100 weekly rental only; dates are flexible please ask owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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