About this listing
Sleep as long as you like at 6,035 feet in your own private bedroom with attached full bath. Or rise early and take in fresh mountain air on nearby neighborhood trails. The coffee and Internet are always on, you are welcome in our kitchen, or, weather-permitting, to enjoy your breakfast on our flagstone patio in full view of Pikes Peak.
Our dog and cat are friendly and will probably ignore you. There is room in our driveway for your car. On weekends, we usually cook breakfast and you will be welcome to join us. If you prefer to go out, we can direct you to dozens of restaurants within a couple of miles.
We are a 15-minute drive or $30 cab ride from the Colorado Springs Municipal airport and about the same to the downtown area. Here on the east-central side of town there are plenty of theaters and shopping, bike and walking trails. Downtown Colorado Springs is full of restaurants, parks and coffee shops. We can show you how to take a bike trail all the way downtown, about 7 miles.
You will enjoy using our quiet, older neighborhood as a base for your trips to the Garden of the Gods, the U.S. Air Force Academy, or even to the top of "America's Mountain."
Your private bath is attached to your room. Outside your room, there are couches and a coffee table. Down the hall, there is a modest exercise room with TV. If you need to use our kitchen to prepare a meal or two, just let us know in advance.
Interaction with Guests
We enjoy getting to know our guests over breakfast and sometimes over a glass of wine at our backyard patio table. We are also happy to leave you to your privacy if you prefer. You will have a key so you can come and go as you please. And we are happy to tell you about our favorite places to eat or go sightseeing.
Colorado Springs is not known for a convenient public transportation system. It is getting better but relying on the buses here will involve plenty of walking and waiting. A car is highly recommended.
Other Things to Note
Shannon is fluent in French and Tim is competent in Spanish.
The city of Colorado Springs is now requiring that we pay a city sales and lodging tax of 4.5%. Because we do not wish to raise our room price, we are including the tax in the $45/night price. Therefore, the price of the room is actually $42.50 plus $2.50 for the city. We will be handling the tax on our end so you will just pay the $45 that we have always charged to Airbnb. No worries for you!
Our non-smoking house has three bedrooms upstairs and you will have complete privacy downstairs in your own bedroom and adjoining bath. There is a simple rec room down the hall from your room, with simple exercise equipment, a couch and TV with cable.
We serve breakfast on the first morning of your stay. After that, you are welcome to prepare your own breakfast in our kitchen and arrange your other meals out. We have a large patio in our 1/2-acre yard, complete with picnic table and chairs under a sprawling maple tree. You may make arrangements in advance to use our hot tub.