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Gateway To Pikes Peak, Garden Of The Gods, Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home With An Amazing View Of Pikes Peak

If you're looking for a quiet, roomy home with the most amazing view of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, look no further. Breathtaking views of Pikes Peak, the Garden of the Gods and the front range of Colorado... it is spectacular. The hot tub on the deck is probably one of the most wonderful hot tub experiences you'll have in your life. Old Colorado City and the Garden of the Gods are within walking distance. Some of the many attractions within just a few miles are Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City, historical downtown Colorado Springs, the Cog Railway, Barr Trail, the Air Force Academy, the Cliff Dwellings, Cave of the Winds, the Broadmoor Hotel, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and the New Santa Fe hiking/biking trail. If you stay for three days or more, I'll be glad to personally guide you into the Crags of Pikes Peak hiking area (very easy hike) or show you the way to a back trail to climb Pikes Peak which is very difficult requiring excellent fitness. I also have two bicycles that you can use and will be glad to direct you to some amazing bike paths. I have a canoe, but require that you've had some kind of certifiable course training for safety reasons. We can discuss in person.

Tim Hobson
Member since: 2015
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Tim Hobson

Hello! My name is Tim Hobson and I'm a Colorado native born and raised in Colorado. I've been in Colorado Springs since 1988 working as an IT Project Manager for 30 years. I've finally decided to break away from the life in a cubical and go back to my love of working with customers. I was a llama / fishing outfitter/guide back in the early 90's. I have backpacked and camped all over Colorado. My main goal is to insure you have a wonderful time when you come to stay in my home. I will go out of my way to make sure you're comfortable, cozy, entertained and happy during your stay. Therefore, this is not just your standard rental. My plan is to add services which will improve your stay. I'll be glad to discuss the activities you're planning in the Colorado Springs area and make sure your vacation is a wonderful experience! I'm looking forward to meeting you.

Tim Hobson purchased this house in 1999

Why Tim Hobson chose Colorado Springs

You just can't beat the view from my back deck. I've had many people visit my home and are 'jaw dropped' when they walk out onto my back deck. It really is spectacular. The sunrises and sunsets are soothing to the soul. The hot tub experience is magical. You just won't believe how beautiful it is. Watching the sun go down over Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods and then star gazing into the night is an experience of a lifetime. Of course, location is everything when you come to Colorado Springs. My home is in the heart of so many wonderful attractions.

What makes this house unique

1) Free hiking/biking/fishing guide (me!)

2) Centrally located in the middle of many of the tourist attractions in the area that make the city of Colorado Springs famous.

2) Game room in the garage including ping pong and pool

3) Wildlife come right into the yard.

4) An old, lovely grand piano that sounds wonderful in the sun room.

5) Over 40 board games in the collections (so far). If you have a game you like to play and I don't have it, I'll get it! It's just another addition to my collection of games in the house.

6) One of the most amazing views in Colorado Springs. I've had many friends of mine who are Colorado Springs natives that are stunned to see that I have such an amazing view. The first thing people say when they walk onto the deck is, "Wow... this is amazing." Come see for yourself.


Colorado Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • One bedroom upstairs and three bedrooms downstairs. Please inquire if you have specific questions.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, the Cog Railway, Cave of the Winds, The Cliff Dwellings, Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs, downtown Colorado Springs, the Broadmoor, Barr Trail, The New Santa Fe Trail for hiking biking are all very close to my house and just a few minutes away.


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Gateway To Pikes Peak, Garden Of The Gods, Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City
average rating of 4.990654 based on 107 reviews

Absolutely Incredible House with a Great View!

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for a family vacation! My wife and I decided to take our kids, son who is 9 and daughter who is 7, to the mountains this year for vacation and picked this house because the views looked stunning from the pictures on VRBO. The pictures on VRBO didn't do it justice, it is even more incredible in person. There are spectacular views of Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods which are even better when viewed while using the hot tub that is on the deck! The house is super close to anything you would want to do around Colorado springs, about 5 minutes from Garden of the Gods, 10 minutes to Manitou Springs, 20 minutes to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 15 (maybe less) minutes to the start of the drive up Pikes Peak, and the list goes on and on with the longest drive that we had to make being a little over 20 minutes.

The kids loved the house too especially the hot tub and the game room that has a pool table, ping pong table and dartboard among many other games and items such as baseball gloves, fishing poles, tennis rackets, etc. Both of the kids learned how to play ping pong, pool and darts while we were there. It was perfect after a day of hiking to be able to come back to the house and wind down while playing these games with the kids.

The only thing our kids liked more than the house was the property owner Tim. Tim was there to great us when we arrived and was such an incredible host. He went out of his way to make sure we had everything that we needed (and more) to make our vacation perfect. Tim is a great resource for everything from restaurant recommendations to where the best hikes and scenic drives are. He was so great to the kids that they would ask every day, "are we going to get to see Tim today?"

This was definitely one of the best family vacations we have been on and hands down the best house we have stayed in. Between the views, game room and Tim, I'm not sure we'd be able to top this one! If you're looking for a great vacation house in Colorado Springs that is perfect for a family this is it!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We can’t say enough great things about Tim’s house! If his house isn’t kid friendly, then I don’t think one exists! We were there for several days with our 5 year old who was so sad to leave and still talks about Mr. Tim and his house! He has really thought of everything! We loved all the games from cornhole, ladder ball, ping pong, pool, etc. The house is the perfect location for ease of getting to tourist sites. This is if you even want to leave the spectacular view!!!!! Also the house is the BEST stocked VRBO we’ve ever stayed in. From the dishes, brand new pots and pans, linens, and even toilet paper, travel shampoos and such. The towels and sheets are high old worn hand-me-downs in Tim’s place! Beyond that Tim is just a really great, nice guy. We were sad to leave and hope we make it back to visit again in the next few years and get the chance to stay at Tim’s place again. Thanks for everything Tim!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great views from a cozy home that’s ideally located in relation to the key places to visit, such as Garden of the Gods and Pike’s Peak. And Tim is a wonderful host. It’s our second visit to Colorado Springs at the same house … hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unparalleled Experience

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed in VRBO homes all across the country. This was our second stay at the Cozy Nest. Our host Tim Hobson provides such attention to detail in anticipating whatever may be needed, you’ll want for nothing. He has such a joyous, warm personality. He is just a call or a text away if you have a question or would like a recommendation. We pre-ordered our groceries to be delivered via Instacart (pretty slick!), and Tim kindly put our groceries away as we were late in our arrival. I haven’t even discussed how wonderful the home itself is, but just scroll through the 100+ five star reviews, and you’ll get a good idea. Thank you Tim for your great hospitality!

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  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, amazing views , perfect location and a really good owner.

  • 5 of 5

What a great week , Tim the owner could not have been more helpful, he also supplies everything you may need during your stay. The house has amazing views of 3 of the top places to visit and all within a short drive from the house, we could not have picked a better house to spend our holiday in. Evenings spent in the hot tub looking at these amazing views, what a way to end your day, the web site photos do not do the place justice.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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The property is very nice. It lists as kid friendly, it is KID, not child friendly at all

  • 4 of 5

The picture lead me to believe it was in the mountains. Never being to Colorado before I assumed it was, but actually it is in a subdivision ... A very nice subdivision. Close to a church if you want to attend a church. This house is very close to all the tourist sites you'd love to see while in Colorado. The owner is very nice and goes over and beyond to make sure you stay is enjoyable. He does however furnish this house with his relatives antiques which stresses him out each day if you bring small children. It's a lovely home for adults, very quiet. Very well stocked. It is a bit pricey for the age of the home.. you are paying for the view mostly along with the area. We left exhausted from all the activity and very happy.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love children to visit my home! My house is set up especially for children and guests of all ages to play and have fun. I have a pool table, ping pong table, cornhole, a baseball, a softball, gloves, frisbees, a football, a basketball, darts, jump rope, hula hoop, tennis balls and rackets, ladderball, a foosball table, bicycles, fishing rods, and the hot tub . I have playing cards, dominoes, candyland, mouse trap, jenga, and many more board games (50 in all). I have crayons and coloring books. I have nightlights including one that shines the planets on the ceiling. I have two pack and plays and a high chair. I buy ice cream for the children. I’ve been so fortunate to have guests in my home who respect and appreciate my property. Yes, it’s an older home (built in 1981), but it has amazing character and has a wonderful ambience that’s great for families. I’ve been told many times that my house ‘feels like home’. Guests of all ages don’t want to leave. Please read my reviews. One of the children called my home ‘heaven’. Call me and we can talk about your expectations and how I can make your vacation special.
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Nearest Airport
15.4 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport (COS)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Jake and Telly's
Nearest Golf
4.4 Miles
Patty Jewett Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Paravicini's Italian Bistro

The Air Force Academy is 14 miles away. The football games are great! Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and the Broadmoor Hotel are located near each other and are about 7 miles. The Broadmoor Hotel is a historical site open to the public. There is a wonderful lake and views including restaurants and bars. You can sit and have a drink and soak in the atmosphere of a 5 star hotel (but then come back and hang out at the most amazing spot Colorado Springs... the back deck). The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is fantastic. It's one of the best zoos in the country. The entrance to the Pikes Peak Highway is about 11 miles. It's another 19 to drive to the top. All of these attractions can be found via the web on a variety of websites. Last, but not least, my house is at the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. I'll be glad to help steer you in the right direction for site seeing, hiking, biking, fishing and many other recreational activities. Bottom line: My home is centrally located to many wonderful attractions and I'll make sure you have a wonderful time during your visit. Note: If you stay for three days or more, I'll be glad to take you on a guided walk into the Crags area on the north-west slope of Pikes Peak. It's a very beautiful area and the hike is easy. We can discuss all of your needs and interests over the phone when you call.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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