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Wendell Howie

Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

Beautiful Home, Fishing from Deck Overlooking Pond

23 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Woodland Park House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

We purchased the property back in 1999 with my father and brother. In 2001 we had finished our homes. Mine and my brothers homes are approximate approximately 4000 Sq Ft. with my fathers at around 2000 Sq Ft. located right on one of the Trout Ponds. (He fishes from his deck).

The Trout Creek Ranch is an incredible property with a stream (Trout Creek) running through the middle of the Valley thru two Trout Ponds. We have so enjoyed the property with nearby access to over 150 miles of trails through the National Forest. We are only 5 minutes from the town of Woodland Park and 25 minutes from Colorado Springs.

Keywords: The Ranch is located on 50 acres with Trout Creek running through the property and feeding two trout ponds. The ranch has beautiful views of Pikes Peak. There are many different species of wildlife living on and near the ranch, such as deer, elk, bear, fox, geese and ducks.

This Ranch has often been referred to as a little piece of heaven, a paradise and a romantic retreat. It is located 20 miles from Colorado Springs,18 miles from Cripple Creek , 83 miles from the the beautiful ski resort of Breckenridge and Denver is only an hour and a half away. There are wonderful hiking trails, fishing and over 150 miles of national forest trails through the nearby Pike National Forest (great atv and hiking trails).

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Wendell Howie (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

About Wendell Howie

We bought the Ranch after my retirement. It's our privilege to make the Ranch available for others to enjoy.

Wendell Howie purchased this house in 2000

Why Wendell Howie chose South Central Colorado

We love the Rocky Mountains and the Colorado Springs Region. We purchased the property back in 1999 with my father and brother. In 2001 we had finished our homes. Mine and my brothers homes are approximate approximately 4000 Sq Ft. with my fathers at around 2000 Sq Ft. located right on one of the Trout Ponds. (He fishes from his deck).

What makes this house unique

The Ranch has two beautiful Trout ponds with 'Trout Creek' running thru each. The Pikes Peak National Forest with over 150 miles of trails is less the 1/2 mile from the Ranch. We are only 5 minutes from the town of Woodland Park and 25 minutes from Colorado Springs.

Reviews

4.7
based on 23 traveler reviews

Beautiful Home, Fishing from Deck Overlooking Pond
average rating of 4.695652 based on 23 reviews
3

Not the best

  • 3 of 5

It was a nice house, a little "worn", moderately clean, the owners were difficult. They claimed damage done by previous renters as our damage. We told them when we were leaving so we could do a walk through, but they came after we left. Live and learn.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have never received a 3 star review but I think I know the reason why. When this client made his reservation he immediately went in and canceled the property damage protection coverage, which my father requires on his home. When my wife called him regarding the cancellation, he told her to never call again and threatened her over the phone. I immediately called him and ask him why he threatened my wife. He said he didn't know who it was and that he would get a new policy in place. We waited for a new policy to be issued but non was. We requested that the client get the policy replaced again at his arrival. He said that it was replaced so we contacted the company and they insisted that it was not. When asked again, he did get the policy. The client had originally rented the home for 6 adults. When we greeted them on his arrival, we realized that there were 9 people. We mentioned that the home was rented for 6 and that according to our rate schedule on the website, each additional individual would be $10 per night. Instead of agreeing to pay the additional fee he said that he would have to check on that and get back to me. They requested additional linens, towels, bedding and use of an air mattress. We complied to his request right away. We never rent this home for 9 people due to the fact that it has only 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. On the website we say that the home sleeps 6 to 7 persons and the maximum occupancy is 8. The following day the client did not follow up with us as he had said. We asked again about the payment for the three additional guests. He said that he had not had time to look at it and would get back with me. We contacted HomeAway/VRBO.com to explain the problem we were having with this guest. They indicated that they would document the problem and that if the guest did not comply they may be evicted. We, for the 3rd time, asked our guest for the additional payment due and again we were told that he would get back to us. I then explained that we would have to clear the home by that night if he did not pay the additional amount due. He drove away. That evening I went by the home and he agreed to put the additional amount on his credit card. We had food and wine stains on the carpet. These were verified by our cleaning crew & ourselves to not have been from a previous guest. As anyone can see from our reviews, the home is always very clean and in great condition. Wendell
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5

Great place to relax and enjoy a peacful and beautiful weekend.

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate, great beds and living area, all the modern conveniences of home plus the pond we were able to fish from off the back poarch. Deer with spotted fawns walking across the yard in the morning was just wonderful.

My hat is off to our hosts who treated us very well. I highly recommend this spot if you are in the Woodland Colorado area.

Sincerely,

Ken Aycock

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you guys!
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5

Relax to the Max!

  • 5 of 5

We had a super time in the "small" house this year! In 2015, we had a larger group and stayed in the "big" house, but this was more than enough room for the 4 of us. We watched the trout, saw birds and deer and had a fun fox family playing on the rocks above the pond in the mornings. One member of the group had to "work" one day and he appreciated the good phone service and wifi. We especially enjoyed the Woodland Park Farmer's Market, Historic Ute Bar, Donut Mill, Pike's Peak, Broadmoor and Seven Falls, but it was still great to come back in the evenings to cook and relax. The Howie's hospitality is always appreciated and we look forward to booking on these properties in years to come. The house of choice will depend on how many of us can get together at once!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to have you guys at the ranch. I hope we can enjoy more summers. Wendell & Lili
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5

Nice place, beautiful views and super nice hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Howie Ranch is awesome! Would love to come back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynn thanks for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed our home and our property. Howie Ranch has been refer as a little piece of heaven. We would love to have you back at our Trout Creek Ranch. Blessings, Wendell and Liliana
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4

Very Nice Property

  • 4 of 5

Our family of six had a nice time at this property. Fishing off of the deck was the hit of the stay for the men in our group! Especially our eight year old grandson. He was the only one who made a catch! A nice sized rainbow trout.

A very nice kitchen but could have been a bit more stocked with mixing bowls, serving bowls, baking sheets, steak knives, etc.

Enjoyed watching the ducks and geese on the pond and saw one deer. My grandson set his trailcam but no activity on it; except a vision of what we thought was maybe bigfoot. Turns out it was just his grandma stumbling thru the woods! :)

The owners were very kind to work with - we will rent this property again!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate the feed back and have purchased extra items for the kitchen.
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4

Very relaxing. Nice location.

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed with our four teenagers and had a great time. The owners made everything as accommodating as possible. The house was very clean and well maintained. The location was very central to what we wanted to do in the area. The trout pond was a nice bonus even though we didn't catch anything. We were told by locals that trout weren't biting anywhere due to the time of year. Overall, I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Due to the excessive rains the Trout fishing has not been very good. However, one young man caught a 20 inch trout the week before. Lucky Guy!
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Map

Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mountain Shadows
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
CO State Hwy 24
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Swiss Chalet
Nearest Ski
83 Miles
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Car: recommended

This Ranch has often been referred to as a little piece of heaven, a paradise and a romantic retreat. It is located 20 miles from Colorado Springs,18 miles from Cripple Creek , 83 miles from the the beautiful ski resort of Breckenridge and Denver is only an hour and a half away. There are wonderful hiking trails, fishing and over 150 miles of national forest trails through the nearby Pike National Forest (great atv and hiking trails).

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Rates & Availability

Woodland Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$375
$2,495
$9,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$199
$1,229
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$375
$2,495
$7,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.9%

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Amenities

Woodland Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
coffee maker, 4 ring stove, spices, toaster, ice maker, oven, boat+paddles, central heating, hair dryer, local activities guide, shampoo, toilet paper, soaps basic, towels provided, alarm clock, jacuzzi, laundry soap, ceiling fans, paper towels

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