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. Your well-behaved, dog/cat friendly pet is welcome but must accompany you on all of your outings. 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 which we provide on the first day of your stay. 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.
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 $50/night price.
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.
Instant booking is available but if you plan to stay only 1 night or longer than 5 days, please send a request rather than using the instant booking. Thank you.
If your shoes are damp or wet, please remove them upon entering the house. Thanks.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.
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.