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Colorado Holidays Near Air Force Academy

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 9 nights


About the property

House, 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 14 Stunning Pikes Peak Views

Colorado Springs is the vacation place to be this year!! Central to EVERYTHING!

We have a beautiful 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath house sitting on 5 acres! It welcomes you with unbelievable views of Pikes Peak, the Front Range Mountains and the Air Force Academy. This home is perfect for large family gatherings and special family occasions and holidays! Fourth of July is especially spectacular!! You can watch 3 locations vividly from this property!!

Four bedrooms upstairs and one bedroom on the main floor. The master offers a comfy California king, hand carved sleigh bed with plush, Euro top luxury mattress, triple dresser and 2 side tables, Wall mounted TV and a dressing area lrg closet! A beautiful 5 piece mst bath with double sink vanity, jacuzzi, jetted tub and large walk in shower, tile floors and counter-tops. The sitting area in the master boasts magnificent views of the Air Force Academy and the mountains!

The additional bedroom accommodations are:

- BR #2 Large bedroom with very comfy queen, rod iron bed with luxury mattress, dresser, armoire, two nightstands and walk in closet.

- BR #3 Brand New King bed with luxury Eurotop mattress! NIght stands and walk in closet!

- BR # 4 Queen Cherry Sleigh Bed with Bamboo, luxury mattress, , 6 drawer Dresser and nightstand; walk in closet, wall mounted TV. This room has an incredible view of the Academy as well! The three upper rooms share a full bath with double sink vanity and separate dressing area. Guests can shower while others use dressing area.

- BR #5 Located on the main floor, this cozy room has handscribed hickory floors and a view of the mountains and property! BRAND New Queen Cherry bed and chest with luxury mattress is a dream to sleep in! Side table and wall mounted TV! Perfect for those cannot do stairs. FULL bath in hall.

Each bathroom is equip with a hair dryer.

Gourmet Kitchen, Granite /Stainless Steel appliances, DOUBLE OVENS, large 5 burner gas cook-top, warming drawer, massive island with prep sink. Eat in kitchen and room for three at the bar! This kitchen is fun to cook in! Abundant dinnerware and Stainless Steel Caphalon cookware. Kuerig Coffee station, Regular Coffee Pot as well! All the necessities to make your stay in our home very enjoyable!

Porcelain Stone heated floors through main entry, walk ways, main floor bath and kitchen, very cozy for the winter months!

French doors lead into beautiful dining room with gas fireplace and hand scribed Hickory floors. This dining table will accommodate 8-10, with extra seating for 6 in additional elevated dining room with beautiful hickory floors, and a breathtaking mountain view! The formal living room has beautiful furniture and is a nice place to read, visit and enjoy the Front Range views! The walk out basement is a great recreational, sports themed room with a 8' foot hand carved pool table, Foosball table and TV/movie sitting area, with movies for the whole family. Lots of games and puzzles! Huge, sectional couch will seat about 12,with 3 recliners and a comfortable queen sleeper!

Huge laundry room with LG, front loader Washer and Dryer, folding table, ironing board and Stainless Steel hanging clothes rack, who likes to go home with laundry to do!

Wrap deck on the front and 20x40 back deck with fabulous outdoor furniture and fireplace. Private with great views from main eating area on elevated deck! Awesome place for morning coffee and great for evening meals!

Garage parking for two, other portion of garage holds the ping pong table! Bicycles.

Fox Run Regional Park is within 15 minute walk/bike ride or 3 minute in a car! Great hiking, with beautiful lakes!

Colorado Springs offers a multitude of sight seeing attractions, from the natural wonders of Garden of the Gods, Cliff Dwellings, Cave of the Winds, Theme Park of Santa's Workshop, people of ALL age LOVE our INCREDIBLE MUST SEE Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. If you want to venture a bit further the Arkansas River boasts some of the best Whitewater Rafting in the state along with Gold Medal Fishing.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Carol

My husband and I welcome you to our beautiful Colorado home. He is a pastor/worship leader and I am a real estate broker. We raised our two children here and have alot of wonderful memories in this home.

We have hosted many family holidays, wedding and baby showers here utuilizing the outdoor living space for the summer occassions! We enjoyed living here for alot of reasons, the privacy yet close proximity to all the activities, dining, shopping and outdoor fun in our beautiful city and surrounding area!

Carol purchased this house in 1996

Why Carol chose Sun Hills


Great space for large families inside and out!

Overlooks AFA and Front Range Mountains! Close to EVERYTHING!!

Magnificent views of Pikes Peak and mountains! Enjoy the beautiful Colorado evenings outside from distant city lights to stunning starry skies!

What makes this house unique

Gameroom with pool table, foose ball, ping pong is set up in garage!

Colorado Springs offers a multitude of sight seeing attractions, from the natural wonders of Garden of the Gods, Cliff Dwellings, Cave of the Winds, Santa's Workshop to our INCREDIBLE Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. If you want to venture a bit further the Arkansas River boasts some of the best Whitewater Rafting in the state along with Gold Medal Fishing.

We want to make your Colorado vacation SPECTACULAR!


Sun Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Treat home w/ respect, High end furnishings. Do Not take bedding/blankets/pillows out of bedrooms! Extra blankets for house & outdoor use in closets!
  • Do Not remove any household items from house, IE: GAMES, DISHES, BLANKETS, DECOR, DO NOT MOVE FURNITURE AROUND!
  • ALL doors, garage doors and windows MUST be closed and locked when you leave the house!
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs, Dbl sink vanity,separate shower, stool area
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor, granite vanity full bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 5 Piece Master, jacuzzi tub, you'll love it
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Mst suite, sitting area, couch,TV, 5p Bath,W/jetted tub
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Recliner in rm, TV, view
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Sleigh bed, TV on main floor NO STAIRS for this one
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Reading chair, dresser, armoire and W/I Closet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , New! Gorgeous rustic wood and slate bed, 2 side tables,
  • The master is a very comfortable, Gorgeous, hand carved King, sleigh bed with nightstands. Sitting area for TV or reading! Stunning views overlooking the Air Force Academy and the entire mountain range! Beds have luxury, bamboo mattresses. Luxurious bedding. Each bedroom is roomy and 3 of the bedrooms have TV's. Three upstairs bedrooms share the hall, Full bath with separate shower area, so you can get ready while someone showers. The 3 of the bedrooms have great views, the other two are on the back side looking across the property.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Cave of the Winds and The Cliff Dwellings are about 20 - 30 minutes away near historic Manitou Springs where there is more FUN shopping and sightseeing. Of course the Air Force Academy is 5 minutes away! There really I a lot to do here. More than I can list, I will have tour books, maps and coupon books at the house for your use during your stay.


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Colorado Holidays Near Air Force Academy
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

The most welcoming owner! We had an absolutely wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We held our annual leadership retreat at this gorgeous house! What a treat! It is immaculate! We could not wish for a more kind and welcoming owner!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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This is a great house at a great location. Very convenient to the Air Force Academy.

  • 5 of 5

Carol was very nice and she was easy to deal with. This is a great property. Very clean and convenient to the USAF Academy. Nice kitchen and very spacious dinning/entertaining area and outside deck. Perfect for a family gathering. We enjoyed the pool table.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Colorado Vacation Place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, this property is close to everything! The house itself was amazing, very comfortable and SUPER clean. The furnishings in this house are awesome!

The kitchen was FULLY stocked with everything we needed to cook with plenty of room to gather in while cooking.

Carol is a fabulous host, making sure everything was in order for us upon arrival. We had a very relaxing time! Thank you for providing a Five Star experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We love this house and Carol

  • 5 of 5

We have used Mountain Vista for past few years with our youth ministry and the size, location, and amenities can't be beat! Carol the owner is a delight and desires the create the best retreat experience possible! You have to check this place out!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoy having Matt and his youth group they are some of the most respectful guezts we've ever had, They have rented every summer for several years-and we will always welcome them back we love that we can use our home for the glory of our Lord Jesus!!
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Very comfortable, easy entertaining home. Fully stocked with all serving supplies needed.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home that comfortably accommodated our large family AND dinner guest that we had on some evenings. Very conveniently located to USAFA and loved waking up each morning viewing the Academy campus. Wonderful view of Thunderbirds practicing a couple of days before graduation. Back porch was lovely for entertaining as well and the extremely comfortable rec room on bottom level was great for teenagers. Owner was very responsive to all of our needs. Would definitely stay here over and over. Fabulous week every had at this home!!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow, wow, WOW

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at Carol's home. Actually you can call it YOUR home, because that's exactly how she and the home make you feel. If I could give 6 stars, that's what I'd give. The whole house has everything you can imagine. It is ready for you and your family to live in. I won't lie, it's not cheap, but when you are renting for a week, the week your child graduates from the AF academy, it is (was) sooooo worth it. From the front wrap around porch we could see the academy and sit back and watch the Thunderbirds practice the show they were going to fly for graduation. Ease of access to the academy made life so much easier during the hectic pace of graduation week. We had family from the midwest to the southwest show up and the house is so big, any family could fit. And the party that Carol threw for my son was spot on, A-number 1, thank you Carol just doesn't seem to be enough. THANK YOU

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you and your family had a great time and made some lifetime memories! We were so happy to make Caleb's Air Force graduation a day to remember with special family and friends! We enjoyed doing it and meeting all f your crew!! We want to thank you for choosing Mountain Vista Guest House and we hope that you will return sometime in the future, we think all of you are pretty special too! We wish Caleb all the best for his future endeavors! Blessings!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Multiple, All Types within 5-10 minutes
Nearest Ski
117 Miles
Breckenridge & Monarch
Car: necessary

This beautiful property is located 5 minutes to the North Gate of the Air Force Academy, Fox Run Park just a 5 minute drive from the house where you can enjoy hiking to small lakes, biking, frisby golf and play ground, 5-8 minutes to the Bass Pro Shop with Uncle Bucks Fishbowl/Bowling, Archery Range, and 27,000 gallon Aquarium and Fish Feeding along with many new restaurants for 2017, 15 minutes to the Promenade Shops at Briargate. A great New complex Brunswick Zone XL is 10 minutes away and offers:

•Nearly 50,000 square feet of fun for all ages

•Laser Tag

•Game Zone


•Bar & Grill

•36 bowling lanes

•Professional on-site catering

Within this area there are a variety of new restaurants, 20 minutes into Downtown Colorado Springs for more shopping, fine dining, sightseeing and day spas. Also just 30 minutes to Park Meadows Mall in South Denver!

Pikes Peak is MUST SEE! or a day trip to the Royal Gorge Park and recreation area for Whitewater rafting, Zip lining and so much more!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $500
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 7.9%

Travelers must sign a rental agreement with Owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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