Impressive 300 degree Overlook from the Foothills near Garden of the Gods
Joan and Bryan Gibson
About Joan and Bryan Gibson
Natives of Wisconsin, Bryan and Joan Gibson moved to the Springs after a stay of 6 years in Phoenix. Both taught in public and Christian schools for many years, Bryan in the science and math fields and Joan as an art teacher. Now they pursue their interests in art (the home showcases a mural and hand painted furniture by Joan), photography, and astronomy (just ask Bryan for a 'star party' from the deck!). Now, semi-retired, Bryan's an Adjunct Science/Mathematics Professor for a local college and host the local Astrophotography group for the Springs. They have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren who live in Arizona and California. Bryan also enjoys artisan bread making and custom roasts his own coffee. If you're a coffee lover ask for a cup of what he believes is the world's best roasted coffee beans (Kenya and Kona)!
Joan and Bryan Gibson purchased this House in 2014
Why Joan and Bryan Gibson chose Northwest Colorado Springs
Why Colorado Springs? Compared to the extreme cold of Wisconsin winters and the extreme heat of Arizona summers, coming to Colorado felt like Goldilocks landing in the 'just right' state! We love it here with its mild and sunny, yet variable seasons. We located to the foothills on the city's northwest side to be near Bryan's job as a photographer/videographer and eLearning developer for an international brain training company. Our home was chosen for its views of the city and the mountains. In 2012, the Waldo Canyon Wildfire took our original home as well as those in our immediate and extended neighborhood. After nearly 2 years, our neighborhood is almost 100% rebuilt and is beautiful. We were able to move 'back home' in 2014 and are enjoying our new dream house. While we occupy the main level, we've decided to use the lower level walkout for when our family gathers and to share with others desiring a spectacular home away from home in beautiful Colorado Springs. For four special weeks during the year we are making our entire home available for use by the Air Force Academy parents or other large family groups who need a nice place to stay in Colorado Springs. For most of the remaining balance of the year, the Lower Walkout Level will be available for those needing a very nice place to stay, at a moderate price, for a family of up to 13 individuals.
What makes this House unique
Great location and breathtaking views! A quiet, safe, and newly rebuilt neighborhood that's minutes from the most visited (free admission) park in all of Colorado...Garden of the Gods, as well as Flying W Ranch (soon to be reopened), and the Navigator headquarters at Glen Eyrie with its beautiful and historic castle. Not much further south is Old Colorado City with its unique shops and eateries, Manitou Springs with its shopping and the challenging incline, the Barr Trail, and the Cog Rail up to Pike's Peak (under construction). Many popular destinations in Colorado Springs like the Olympic Training Center, the beautiful Broadmoor Resort, the Air Force Academy, Focus on the Family, and the unique downtown are easily accessible with I-25 a mere 3.5 miles away. Denver and all it offers is only an hour to the north. Built in an impressive Tuscan style, this new home has an easy access circular driveway, and a wheelchair accessible private entrance to the lower walkout level and studio apartment. Although "events" are not allowed, it's the perfect home to keep the family together for weddings, reunions, graduations, or vacations. The home now also has a 48A, free to use, Tesla Charging Station and an Observatory with personalized tours for those interested. See wonderful Colorado from our lovely and special home away from home! We'll leave the lights on and the welcome mat ready!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Amazing stay in the Springs....
I booked a weekend stay at the beginning of August 2019. I had family coming in from out of town and wanted to take them somewhere fun and breath taking. We got them both at this house. Joan and Brian were excellent hosts and were very helpful with anything we needed. The house was stunning and very roomy for a large group. They have plenty of games and things to do so you will always be entertained.
Beautiful Location, Wonderful Stay
The space was absolutely amazing for our group, offering space to eat together, play pool together, and hang out as a team together. Joan and Bryan were great and responded quickly if we had a question. I would highly recommend this location. Friendly owners, outstanding location (not far from Garden of the Gods), and fantastic views of the sunrise! Our group made meals together and took advantage of the large dining room table for meals. Would go back in the future in a heartbeat.
Everything-inside and out- matched pictures and description on VRBO. Homeowners were most pleasant. Home was immaculately spotless and fresh .Beautiful view from patio. Watch the sunrise over the city with a cup of coffee, or watch it set over the Rockies at the end of your day. Very convenient location. Garden of the Gods and Old Colorado City are just minutes away. If you ask owner, he will take you into his observatory and give you an astronomy lesson. Having a home away from home like this couldn't have been better.
Thank you James.You were great guests and we welcome you back anytime!
What a great place with welcoming owners! It was such a great stay in Colorado Springs. We had everything we needed and had a relaxing time.
Our family of 7 had a great time staying here! Joan and Bryan are so nice! They had everything we needed, easy access to everything we wanted to do, and plenty of space for all of us without feeling crowded. We enjoyed playing games they had on site and did a cookout!
Beautiful view- Like new property,
We rented the 4 bedroom unit and the other 1 bedroom unit- I think total this is over like 3500 square feet on 1 level and just 2 or 3 years old. So it is in excellent shape.
Located in a safe neighborhood on a small cul-de-sac this 2600 sq ft lower Level of a Tuscan home walks out to the most amazing views of the city, eastern plains, and mountains.
Garden of the Gods Park, Ute Valley Park, and Blodgett Peak are within 5 minutes by car and offer great hiking. There are also neighborhood parks, playgrounds , and an outdoor pool and tennis courts. Glen Eyrie Castle is just south heading to Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City, the Incline, and Cave of the Winds, all here on the west side. Downtown is an easy 12-15 minute drive.