Affordable, easy-going, and close to Old Town. Oh, and we have loaner bikes.
Clean one-room garden house with wood stove near the Cache La Poudre River and Old Town Fort Collins. Private access and parking in safe and quiet semi-rural neighborhood. Kids and pets welcome in our large fenced yard complete with shaded patio with outdoor fireplace, gardens, 1 dog and 9 chickens.
We're an adventurous couple with two daughters who like to cook, garden, raft, kayak, rock climb, backpack, hike, flyfish, run, knit, and mountain bike. We've lived in Colorado our entire lives and 21 years in Fort Collins and can give you lots of great suggestions for the area. If you're flying in there's no need to rent a car since we're just one block from a bus stop or you can borrow one of our townie bikes and take the Poudre River trail 2.5 miles to Old Town, Odell or Equinox Breweries. Take the trail 3 miles west to Laporte to hear some honky-tonk or bluegrass at the Swing Station.
The Garden House has a comfy queen sized bed and we can add a cot, inflatable mattress or pack-and-play upon request. Guests can access the bathroom and shower through the back door of the main house (just 5 feet away). Garden House also has WIFI, electricity and electric heater (but no AC). You're welcome to use the dining room, kitchen, stove and fridge in main house.
Pets are welcome, there's even a doggy-door so your pet can go in and out as it pleases.
Kayakers and rafters are welcome! We're only 15 minutes to some of the best whitewater in Colorado. The Cache La Poudre River is protected as one of the last "Wild and Scenic" rivers in the United States.
From DIA take Greenride or Supershuttle right to our doorstep ~$48.
Guests can access the bathroom, kitchen and dining room anytime day or night. They're also welcome to light-up a fire in the patio fireplace and hangout there as much as they please (being respectful of host and neighbors' sleeping patterns of course).
Interaction with Guests
We've met some amazing people through Airbnb and love hanging-out with guests. We also recognize that some people like to lay-low and we respect that too.
We live on a gravel road in a semi-rural part of town surrounded by open space. There's horses across the road and we often see deer. Guests often remark about the number of stars that are visible.
We're one block from the bus stop and you can plan your route on Transfort #9. For bikes we're .5 miles from the Poudre river trail system.
Other Things to Note
Old town is 2 miles away. The Poudre river is 1 mile. And reservoir ridge trail is 2 miles.
Your welcome to smoke on the patio (just not inside the Garden House). Please, clean up after yourself. Turn off electric heater and seal wood stove door before leaving. Respect the house, animals, and people. Report any spills or damages. We charge $50 for lost keys (what it would cost us to change the locks).
+ Yard +
Please make sure the gate is closed when you come and leave so our dog and chickens don't run off.
+ Kitchen +
You're more than welcome to store food in the fridge and use the kitchen to cook at anytime. Please put dirty dishes in the dishwasher or in the sink if it hasn't been unloaded. Help yourself to eggs, milk, juice, bread, cereal, coffee, tea, waffles and condiments.
Take extra towels if you need them and leave dirty ones in the hamper (in the bathroom closet).
+Your welcome to use the patio, the grill and fireplace. Lights are inside the back door. Be sure to turn them off.
Annie and Dave are great! The room is very comfortable and has a great fireplace. I highly recommend staying with them!
Annie and Dave have a unique and wonderful family. They were efficient with communication and were gracious enough to accommodate a same-day reservation. My boyfriend and I had considered spending 3x as much on a hotel for valentines day, but thankfully we found this listing as an alternative. The garden house was cozy and welcoming, and the wood-burning stove was a welcome and enjoyable change of pace. We were left with an abundance of wood to burn with effective wax fire starters. The outdoor patio space is also lovely, complete with seating, a fire pit, chicken coop, and compost. The location felt quiet, safe, and remote with an amazing view of the nightsky, yet was only a 5 minute drive from downtown. Overall, we appreciated the laid back atmosphere and the company of down-home friendly people. Can't wait to make another trip!
Annie and Dave are so welcoming and are so gracious with their home and amenities. Their house is in a perfect location within Fort Collins and was a great home base. We wish that we could have spent more time at the Garden House, but we had lots of activities planned. Hopefully we get to come back in the future!
Very good experience. Annie and Dave are very friendly people. While I wasn't able to spend a lot of time at the garden house due to my schedule, it was very nice and cozy and conveniently located.
We only got to meet Dave on our stay but he was wonderful! He was very helpful in suggesting neat places to see and places to eat. The garden home was so cozy!
We had a fantastic night staying at Annie and Dave's in the garden house. It was very private and separate from the main house, and Dave already had the wood stove burning when we arrived, which we very much appreciated. I didn't meet Annie, but Dave was very friendly and gave us good restaurant and brewery recommendations for the night and made us feel comfortable right away!
Annie and Dave are among the most giving and hospitable people I've ever met! They went above and beyond to make me feel welcomed! I highly recommend their Private Garden House, because it feels like a home away from home. I gained wonderful new friends and memories by staying here, and I look forward to staying again!
We're a laid-back yet adventurous family who love to be outdoors and travel. David is the Executive Director for international social justice organization and Annie is an Esthetician. We both grew up in Colorado and love to garden, knit, raft, kayak, hike, rock climb, mountain bike, snowboard and more. We live with our two daughters, 12 chickens, and 1 dog.