About this listing
Our peaceful and relaxing Mountain Retreat is in Ute Pass off of Hwy 24 halfway between Colorado Springs and Woodland Park. Love the mountain air at 7500 ft elevation. Fully fenced yard and nearby Fountain Creek. Enjoy Colorado at its best!
Our Mountain Retreat is close to the Pikes Peak Highway, half way up Ute Pass from Colorado Springs. Mountain Retreat sets apart from our main house. There is a living room, kitchen, bath and outside balcony with a gas grill. A single bedroom has a queen bed and a twin bed. HD TV and cable, DVDs, internet WiFi. Fenced property has a security code gate, on park-like setting at 7500 feet elevation. And to relax, take a dip in our hot tub and emerge with hot towels fresh from the towel warmer!
Nearby Sights: Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds, Manitou Springs, U.S. Olympic Training Center, Air Force Academy, Seven Falls, Helen Hunt Falls, North Pole (Home of Santa's Workshop) and Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park.
Nearby Day Trips: Royal Gorge whitewater rafting trips, horseback riding, Cripple Creek mining town & casinos, Florissant Fossil Beds, Eleven Mile Canyon park and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center near Divide. Breckenridge, Monarch and Keystone ski areas are about two hours away.
There is much more with an easy drive. For those who want other adventures, arrangements can be made to take you trout fishing or canoeing on a crystal clear mountain lake!
There is a good chance you will see wildlife from the balcony. We've seen deer, wildcat, bear, fox, coyote, birds galore, and one time we even saw a lynx right outside the fence!
We have a variety of snowshoes for your use and suggestions for trails. We can help you make arrangements for skiing or snowmobiling.
English and German are spoken.
A single flight of stairs is taken to get to Mountain Retreat.
Interaction with Guests
We love to have our guests come over to visit. At the same time, we know that some guests will want privacy and we respect that at all times.
Inquire as to whether your pet is acceptable. Generally, we allow dogs as long as they are housebroken and don't scratch or chew furniture.
There is no smoking in the house, but it is permitted on the balcony.
Check in after 4:00 PM unless other arrangements are made. Call us from Colorado Springs so we will have a heads up on your arrival.
Check out 11:00 AM.
About the Host, Ingrid
I have lived in the USA for 40 years, having been born and reared in Germany. My husband, Robert, is a retired lawyer. The two of us live in the main house on the premises. I have been a sports parachutist, airplane pilot, skier, skater and competitive ballroom dancer. We love to go to the opera & symphony. I tend my flower and vegetable gardens while Robert tends to the yard and serves as webmaster for a couple of organizations.