About this listing
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 stores, and just 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. DOGS ARE WELCOME limit 2 under 60lbs they cannot be left alone in cottage a fully fenced dog friendly yard is available. No kenneling in house.
The one bedroom, one bathroom cottage is best described as "old meets new." It is fully furnished with Italian leather furniture, cowhide rug, Samsung LCD TV w/ Apple TV & DVD player, comfortable queen size bed, and primitive furniture that came out West in wagons. The kitchen is fully stocked with all utensils, pots, pans, even spices and basic necessities that previous guests have donated to the collection.
Take a soak in the claw foot tub, or relax under the rain shower. Cook with the modern gas stove, and don't worry about dishes, just leave them in the dishwasher to be done on your departure. Access to washer and dryer can be arranged for stays of a week or more, bring your own supplies. Sleep in West Elm bedding ~ super cozy sheets, down pillows, and comforter. If you stay two nights or for the week or longer, 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 7 days or longer, access to washer and dryer in cottage is available.
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 mobile.
Other things to note
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. During the winter months please use energy saver on thermostat when you are out during the days. The porch light is an energy saver intended to be left on in the evenings for your convenience.
Please pick up after your dog's business...daily bags are provided for your convenience and a block trash can on the other side of fence for your disposal.
Please keep dogs off the furniture and the bed. If additional cleaning is required an addition $25 cleaning fee may be assessed.
Do not leave dogs in house alone, dogs may only be left outside in yard if you leave property...but no more than 2 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, I can show you how to hook up and have provided pods and dish soap.
Hiking and exploring can be a little muddy please remove your shoes when entering. If you need additional towels for dogs just ask.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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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.