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 know 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.
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.
We stayed at Shannon and Tim's place for 3 days. We were in Colorado to celebrate our birthdays and Shannon surprised us with cupcakes with candles in our room. Shannon and Tim were very hospitable and the room we stayed in was very cosy and comfortable. They live in a very nice and quiet neighborhood and it does overlook Pike's peak. They also served us delicious breakfast on our first day.
They gave us a lot of ideas about things to do in Colorado Springs. Their friend gave us some excellent suggestions on what we do on the last day. They have a couple of dogs and a cat. My fiancé, who is generally scared of dogs, fell in love with Reese (their little dog) and she misses him even now. We had a wonderful stay and wish we had stayed longer!
The room was very quiet. Much quieter than any hotel. The mattress was comfortable, and no morning backache like i get from mattresses that are too soft. The hosts were most welcoming, and i look forward to being their guest in the future.
We really enjoyed staying with Shannon and Tim in Colorado Springs.
We arrived in the evening and left early the next morning, so we only got to chat with them briefly, but they were warm and welcoming hosts. They also have two very cool dogs who we would have loved to spend more time with.
The room is cozy and perfectly private, with an adjoining bathroom. And in the morning, Shannon and Tim left us a wonderful healthy breakfast of fresh fruit, eggs, warm coffee and more. It was a great break from the heavy restaurant food we'd been eating.
In short, yes, I'd recommend staying with them in Colorado Springs!
Shannon and Tim were welcoming hosts, along with their 2 friendly dogs. They were helpful, making suggestions about what to do, and we shared some interesting conversations. We had a large room and a private bath. Their neighborhood is quiet and centrally located. I highly recommend staying here when in Colorado Springs.
Shannon and Tim have a lovely home in a nice neighborhood. It was convenient to everything that I needed and the places I wanted to go.
I was greeted by Tim upon my arrival and he showed me around and oriented me to things I would need to know. Their dogs are very friendly. I only saw the cat in passing.
My stay was pleasant and I enjoyed my breakfast with Shannon and Tim on Saturday morning.
Although I had the full use of the basement level I only used the bedroom and bath as was just there more or less to sleep.
Shannon and Tim were perfect hosts, so friendly and welcoming. They made me feel right at home and cared about my well-being. Every morning there was a huge pot of coffee waiting for me and I enjoyed our chit chats while eating breakfast overlooking Pike's peak. The bedroom, bathroom and tv/exercise room were private, clean and very quiet. I would not hesitate to go back and stay with them again! Wonderful hosts. Wonderful Location.
Feels like home. Shannon and Tim are not just hosts-they make you feel like family. They have the perfect suggestion for anything you want to explore. Shannon's cooking is better than any restaurant. Their home is the perfect location to anywhere.Great room and spacious extra room if needed. The views every morning are breathtaking. Shannon and Tim made me fall in love with Colorado Springs:-)
About the Host, Shannon
I am a retired teacher who taught mostly 2nd and 3rd grade for 23 years. My husband, Tim, is a consultant and writer for home healthcare providers. I love to work outdoors in my yard in the summertime. I garden and do larger landscaping projects such as building decks and patios. I also love to read (mostly fiction) and hike with our dogs. We have 5 grandchildren whom we love to spend time with. We also like to go to the theater and to travel. I lived for 5 years in Lyons, France, so France has a special place in my heart, but I am happy to go anywhere and always find neat places to visit wherever we are. Sometimes we camp, sometimes we stay with friends or in other AirBnBs, and sometimes we do the hotel thing. Just depends on where we are. We have two friendly dogs -- a Labradoodle and a Cocker Spaniel -- and one ornery cat. They are very well behaved and never bother our guests.
My husband is a writer and public speaker. When he is in town, he works in his home office and is often available all day. When he is traveling, he may be away for a few days at a time. He has set up a high-speed, wireless network in the house that guests are welcome to use. From time to time, one or more of our grown children will drop by, the guitars come out and we harmonize to the songs they grew up with. Having the house full of people is one of our favorite things.
I have a heart for women's issues, and I belong to the Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak area which strives to improve the economic and educational status of women both locally and internationally. In conjunction with Zonta, I started a program called Launching Families which pairs mentors with girls aging out of the foster care system and heading on to college.