Onaledge Historic Lodge in Manitou Springs


Entire residential home hosted by SunMountain

16 guests, 8 bedrooms, 13 beds, 5 baths
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Apart too long? The Historic Onaledge Lodge in Manitou Springs has reopened for families & groups. An architectural gem of The Arts & Crafts era, Onaledge sleeps 18 & features its own "Manitou Inn Climb", 8-person hot tub, fully equipped kitchen, dining hall, 8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, wrap-around deck, stunning views & old-world charm. Robust internet. Walk to downtown Manitou Springs & Garden of the Gods. Your perfect re-connection destination! Inquire about intimate, DIY events at the Lodge.

The space
Onaledge is a historic lodge built by craftsman in 1912. Perched in the geographical center of Manitou Springs, easily accessible from Highway 24 and just 10 minutes from downtown Colorado Springs. Onaledge has been retrofitted for the modern traveler, but maintains its old-world charm.

Onaledge is one of three lodges located on the bucolic campus of the Smokebrush Foundation, a non-profit organization that produces and presents innovative arts experiences that foster creativity and collaboration in the Southern Colorado community. .The Foundation also operates Smokebrush Farm, which maintains Onaledge's grounds and grows food and rears animals throughout the campus.

Onaledge Lodge guests have the Lodge and and its immediate grounds all to themselves. However, Onaledge guests can sign up to participate in Smokebrush programs through the Foundation's website. Guests can also walk just a few steps past the top of the Manitou InnClimb to meet the farm's tortoise, pig, goats and chickens, while taking in surrounding vistas. Additional private accommodations for individuals and couples are available at the Smokebrush Foundation's Rockledge Lodge, which is located adjacent to Onaledge grounds on the Smokebrush campus. See "SunMountain Center" on Airbnb for details.

The Onaledge Historic Lodge building itself is a nationally recognized Arts and Craft era architectural masterpiece. Onaledge's tudor-style exterior was made from Manitou Greenstone and stucco. Its first floor interior features large, wood-floored rooms, stone hearths, decorative metal features, cathedral ceilings and wooden trusses that line the ceiling in visually satisfying arches. Stone patios and decking surround the lodge on three sides, along with fantastic views of the Rocky Mountains and surrounding tree-, rock- and ledge-scapes, make the Lodge an ideal space for family and other group gatherings and for intimate events. Read below for more information on special events at Onaledge.

Accommodations at the Lodge include two-bedroom/one-bath suites (3) and one-bedroom/one-bath rooms (2). Rooms are large but old-world cozy, and the Lodge can sleep 18+ guests, depending on the guests' desired configuration.

Kitchen and Dining: Onaledge has a commercial Viking stove (with 2 ovens!) and a Viking fridge. There is a kitchen island, with plenty of pots, pans, cooking utensils. There is also a separate buffet room for serving before one enters the dining hall, fully stocked with coffee maker, coffee, tea, dishware and silverware for 18. The dining hall has a main table that seats eight to ten, a low circular table for 4 and an ovular table for four. Families and groups also have the opportunity to dine outside on the stone porches and wood deck that wrap around three-quarters of the building. The wrap-around porches and deck are full of round tables and chairs, and the front porch has an outdoor buffet table/bar overlooking the front gardens.

Bathrooms: The lodge has 5 spacious bathrooms, with plush towels and hotel-style toiletries provided. Two of the bathrooms have bidets. Four of the bathrooms have tubs, and all have showers.

The North exterior of Onaledge lodge features a large entertaining deck with tables, chairs and an eight-person hot tub, all overlooking several magnificent greenstone terraces built during the 1930s (reportedly at a cost of over $1M) to line the grounds' North ridge. These terraces and ringed by steps we playfully refer to as "the Manitou InnClimb", which is Onaledge's mini-version of the famous Manitou Incline. Unlike the Manitou Incline, though, the InnClimb is a private venue, and no reservations are needed to hike it. Do the Manitou InnClimb loop 17 times, and you will have hiked the Manitou Incline equivalent, right in your own backyard! The terraces are also a great place to host a wedding, and for an additional fee, we offer use of the terraces to guests seeking to hosting a wedding there.

Back deck and Hot Tub. Onaledge's back deck is accessible via the kitchen, the buffet room and the dining room. The deck normally seats 8-10 guests and contains a hot tub that seats 8.

Special Events. With permission from Lodge management, and for an additional fee, guests can also host intimate, DIY-style events at Onaledge Historic Lodge. Make an inquiry through this booking platform for details. For gatherings and events of 25 or more people, we recommend you contact the separately owned Craftwood Inn next door to Onaledge Historic Lodge, which is a professional, full-service wedding and other events venue.

Onaledge Historic Lodge is professionally managed by The White Yarrow, LLC, a local short-term rental company that provides distinctive homestay experiences to Pike's Peak area visitors.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Hot tub
32" HDTV with Netflix, Roku
Free washer – In unit
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Manitou Springs, Colorado, United States

Onaledge HIstoric Lodge is a whole house vacation rental building in Manitou Springs, Colorado. It and its grounds are located within a larger gated, private, retreat center campus known as SunMountain Center. There are two other lodges on the Center grounds East of Onaledge--Rockledge Lodge and the Red Crags. These buildings are not visible from Onaledge Lodge itself, but guests at Onaledge can easily walk to them and participate in various experiential and educational programs they offer.

Onaledge and SunMountain Center share a Western boundary with a separately owned wedding venue, the Craftwood Inn. Across El Paso Boulevard from Onaledge is a residential neighborhood. Garden of the Gods is a half a mile North and East of Onaledge (take El Paso boulevard under Highway 24 to Garden Drive or Becker's lane and make a left). Sunwater Spa is 1/2 a mile West of Onaledge on El Paso Boulevard, at the edge of downtown Manitou Springs.

Manitou Springs sits on ancient native American healing grounds that rest atop a rare karst aquifer. Nestled in foothills at the base of Tava, also called Pike's Peak or "America's Mountain), Manitou Springs is known for its drinkable mineral springs waters that pop up throughout downtown. The city of 5,000 inhabitants sits 10 minutes West of downtown Colorado Springs and is an idyllic destination for those seeking to take part in small mountain-town life in a natural wonderland setting.

Two creeks that run down from the mountains convene in downtown Manitou Springs. In addition to its human inhabitants, the town hosts a plethora of wildlife (lizards, squirrels, raccoons, beavers, skunks, birds, deer, bobcats, mountain lions and bears to name a few). A variety of attractions can be found in the area as well. These include Pike's Peak, Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds, the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, several hiking, running and biking trails. Manitou Springs also host several significant events annually, including the Pike's Peak Ascent and Marathon, the Pike's Peak Hill Climb, the Emma Crawford Coffin Races, Manitou Carnivale, The Wine Festival, the Commonwheel Arts Festival, and more.

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SunMountain Center is a world-class wellness sanctuary, featuring a serene natural environment for guests to delve further into their consciousness and practice through yoga, the arts, and timeless teachings. Located in Manitou Springs at the base of Tava (more commonly known as Pikes Peak) SunMountain Center is the perfect space for your retreat or personal getaway. Our campus features two historic homes situated on six acres of terraced gardens and urban farm, complete with walking & meditation trails and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. We encourage you to tour the land, venture into the historic city of Manitou Springs, escape to our neighboring SunWater Spa for a blissful and healing mineral-water soak in the cedar tubs, explore the many local hiking trails, and much more.
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SunMountain center has staff on-site during the day and can field via text (use your booking platform's messaging system) or phone any questions you may have about Onaledge, SunMountain, Smokebrush Farm, SunWater Spa, Manitou Springs or the Pike's Peak area from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Guests should contact the appropriate authorities and SunMountain staff at any time in the event of health and safety emergencies. You may see maintenance or other staff on the surrounding Sun Mountain Center grounds around the building from time to time, but otherwise, we will allow you complete privacy for your vacation or retreat.

If you would like to learn more about ongoing programs, activities and events taking place at SunMountain Center, the Smokebrush Foundation, or Sunwater Spa, check us out on Facebook, on the web or in the appropriate section of the house guidebook.
SunMountain center has staff on-site during the day and can field via text (use your booking platform's messaging system) or phone any questions you may have about Onaledge, SunMou…

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Check-in: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets

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