Dogs and humans welcome!
"The Dog House" is a charming cottage in the Old North End within walking distance to Colorado College, city parks, trails, neighborhood coffee shops, grocery store and 1 mile to downtown. Watch the sun set behind pikes peak while enjoying the fire pit, enjoy a home cooked meal on the patio or ask friends over for a BBQ. OF COURSE DOGS ARE WELCOME HERE in the fully fenced dog friendly yard.
The one bedroom, one bathroom cottage is best described as, old meets new. It is fully furnished with Italian leather furniture, cowhide rug, samsung flatscreen, ipod/iphone charger, comfortable queen size bed and primitive furniture that came out west in a wagon. The kitchen is fully stocked with all utensils, pots, pans, even spices and basic necessities that past guests have donated to the collection.
Take a soak in the claw foot tub, or relax under the rain shower shower head. Cook with the modern gas stove, don't worry about dishes just leave them in the dishwasher to be done on your departure. Sleep in West Elm bedding, super cozy sheets, down pillows and comforters. Stay two nights or stay for the week you will be looking forward to your next visit to Colorado Springs.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO STAY 1 NIGHT PLEASE CONTACT ME IF POSSIBLE I WILL MAKE ARRANGEMENTS.
A view of Pikes Peak greets you every morning from bed when you look out the window.
Let me know if you need anything from the store before you arrive so you don't waste vacation time shopping.
A fenced yard for pets to play.
If you stay more than 7 days access to washer and dryer in cottage.
Interaction with Guests
I try to greet each guest upon arrival. If it is not an option because of schedule conflicts,
i'll arrange access and touch base via text or call.
The close proximity to Colorado College, Shooks Run Trail, memorial park (free yoga Saturdays), DogTooth Cafe and walking distance to downtown. You don't even need a car!
Yes close to bus stop. Taxi from COS is around $30.00
Other Things to Note
I will share my fresh eggs from my hens in the garden as well as produce I pick (in summer and fall). I always stock coffee, tea, spices and some basics to cook because there is nothing worse than having to buy a whole bottle of something when you only use a teaspoon. My only ask is if you use it all up, leave something you didn't need the whole bottle of so we keep the collection going for everyone.
To keep costs to a minimum please turn off the lights/AC when not in use and close the blinds and windows when your out in the summer to keep the house cool. The porch light is an energy saver intended to be left on in the evenings for your convenience.
Please pick up after your dog daily bags are provided for your convenience.
Please keep dogs off furniture and bed.
Do not leave dog in house alone, dog may only be left outside in yard if you leave property but no more than 2.5 hours at a time.
This cottage was build in 1901, the sewage is sensitive please be mindful of what goes down the drain and in the toilet, to include not flushing feminine hygiene products.
The dishwasher is portable, let me show you how to hook up or let me do the dishes after you leave.
The Dog House was terrific---very cozy and comfortable. Great bed. Fully stocked kitchen. Charming host. In a great neighborhood, close to everything.
I'd love to stay there again
We had a lovely weekend at the Dog House. Cayce has created a cozy and inviting space for guests. Our only complaint was in regards to communicating with Cayce prior to our trip. We received no response when we asked for details about how to get into the house. We ended up just having to show up and wing it. Cayce did get in touch later, however and was very nice and helpful. Also, it helps to be an early riser at the Dog House, since the neighbors' dogs start barking noisily around 7am every morning.
My friend and I enjoyed our stay- excellent location- it's in a safe neighborhood and closely to Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, and zip lining if you're not afraid of heights! Wifi was really strong too. It was easy to communicate with Cayce from the beginning. Loved Colorado Springs- would recommend this place to a friend!
Awesome place to stay. Lovely cottage, clean, private, place to sit in the sun outside. No complaints.
Very clean and super comfy bed. Excellent location, I love this neighborhood in the Springs. Had a great trip!
We had an excellent stay in Colorado Springs, thanks in part to our quaint, comfortable lodging! The location is simply perfect--about a 20 min walk to the shops, dining, and bars. The bed was super comfortable and the house was very clean. Having a fenced in yard was a major plus for us as we were traveling with our two small dogs. Thank you, Cayce, for such a great overall experience!
Perfect little cottage with interesting frontyard...pretty central to everything. Our little family is going to miss it!
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I am a corporate trainer and road warrior. I have spent a lot of time in hotel rooms and always appreciate comfortable quarters. You will find a comfortable bed, nice towels, and a clean house when you arrive, just like I expect when I travel.