Are you a sucker for old-time charm? Then you’ll adore your stay in this 2-bed, 1-bath clapboard cottage in Colorado Springs’ historic district (“Old Colorado City”). 2 dogs and 4 humans are welcome to enjoy this darling home in a desirable, walkable neighborhood offering an array of character-rich restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, museums & more. In the shadow of the Rockies, you’re within easy reach of outdoor adventures galore, and just minutes from hip & happening Downtown.
Snuggle into your own cozy cottage in Old Colorado City, a historic neighborhood replete with adorable homes from the 19th and early 20th centuries lined along sidewalks shaded by lovely mature trees.
Your home-away-from-home is a twee single-story clapboard bungalow with a dear little path leading from the sidewalk to its front door. There is also an alleyway that runs behind the row of homes, where you’ll find a driveway for two vehicles and a gate leading into your fully fenced back yard. This will likely be the way you’ll enter from day to day, so let’s begin here.
A completely private gravel yard is a nice space for kids and pets to let off steam and get fresh air, but the neighborhood is also pleasant for walking with a playground just two minutes away on foot (Thorndale Park).
A wooden deck with a grill and small dining table for two provides the opportunity for outdoor meals. A patio door leads from the deck into the living area and the spacious, open concept kitchen and dining space beyond.
If a hug was a piece of furniture, it would be the big, plump, curved sofa in the living area – the epitome of coziness. After a zestful day of sightseeing and wilderness adventures, kick off your shoes, sink in, and watch the wall-mounted TV.
In the kitchen/dining area, you’ll find a lovely table for 4 where you can share hearty breakfasts and unhurried dinners.
The kitchen is well-appointed for the culinary whiz among you. You’ll find plenty of cabinetry and counter space, including an island with 2 stools. (They’ll be more likely to help you do the chopping with a place to sit – and it’s a perfect spot for quick lunches and snacking.) You’ll have the use of a full-size French door refrigerator with an in-door ice dispenser and a full-size range, as well as a microwave, dishwasher, slow cooker, blender, toaster, coffee maker, chef’s knives, and cookware. Have a ball!
Also for your convenience, you’ll find a full-size washer and dryer. Pack light – you can do laundry!
Toward the front of the home, two pleasant bedrooms stand opposite one another, one with a queen and the other a full sized-bed, ceiling fan, and large closet. The nearby bathroom includes a combination tub/shower, and there’s storage for toiletries under the sink.
You’ll love the rustic original wood flooring throughout the home, and it might inspire you to wonder who walked those floorboards in the early days of the town. Ladies in ankle-length calico dresses and lace-up boots, perhaps? Maybe even ladies of a…shall we say, saucier nature? This part of town has a fascinating history!
Here’s something else you’ll really appreciate: hotel-grade linens are professionally laundered after every visit.
This property is managed by a local vacation rental specialist, and there’s a sense of quality and care that’s worthy of your 5-star review.
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We will send you detailed instructions no less than 48 hours prior to your arrival after you complete our verification portal. You will have privacy and access to the entire house using your special code given upon booking. Front door has a digital smart lock.
Interaction with Guests:
This home is taken care of by the team at Hostē. Please note that we do not have onsite maintenance or cleaning crews unlike hotels but all requests will be taken care of ASAP. Feel free call once booking is confirmed or message us with any questions you may have about this space. Enjoy your stay!
Old Colorado City is a designated National Historic District and one of Colorado Springs’ most popular neighborhoods among residents and visitors alike. Its tree-lined streets are home to many architecturally charming dwellings with over a century of stories to tell. It also offers award-winning dining, one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques, museums, coffee shops, street festivals and more.
Nearby Downtown Colorado Springs is yet another thriving center for dining, museums, lounges, breweries, art galleries and shopping, just 5 minutes away by car.
It’s no wonder the Colorado Springs region draws outdoors enthusiasts from around the world. The list of fresh-air activities available in and around the Rockies is a long one. Enjoy hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, rafting, skiing, snowshoeing, ziplining and more.
Everywhere you turn, you’ll find trails, parks, and scenic wonders. Some of the closest and most popular spots are:
Red Rock Canyon Open Space (7 minutes)
Bear Creek Regional Park East (8 minutes)
Cheyenne Caňon Park (11 minutes)
The Garden of The Gods Visitor & Nature Center, where ancient rock formations tower overhead at 300 feet (9 minutes)
Pike’s Peak -- also known as “America’s Mountain” -- reaching over 14,000 feet into the clouds (17 minutes).
No matter what you and your travel companions like to do, there’s something to please everyone within easy reach.
We recommend that you have a car or use Uber or Lyft when traveling in the Pikes Peak Region. We're happy to provide bus schedules and maps too if you'd like to use public transportation.
Other Things to Note:
-We do not have onsite maintenance or cleaning unlike hotels but all requests will be taken care of ASAP.
-Although the home doesn't have central AC our evenings are generally cool in the summer time, simply opening the windows will provide natural coolness.
-Please review the sleeping arrangements prior to booking.
-Please keep all trash secure in the bins. Do not leave any trash out overnight for your safety and the surrounding active wildlife in the city's area.
-The TV's offer streaming services only for guest's to use their subscriptions. Just don't forget to log out!
Last, it’s your vacation, so you probably don’t want a lot of RULES. So think of these more as our strong requests:
- NO SMOKING inside. This includes Colorado’s newest cash crop.
- We provide fresh sheets, towels, hand towels, wash cloths, and essentials like shampoo, soap, toilet paper etc.
- Quiet Hours begin at 10:00pm per city ordinance. Please be courteous of the neighbors during your stay.
- We cannot guarantee an early check-in, as we need time to make sure this property is perfect for you before your stay! Please check with us on the day of your arrival to see if the property will be ready early.
Non-Refundable Damage Deposit Waiver:
- Instead of charging a security deposit, Hoste charges a non-refundable $29 damage waiver fee that covers up to $2,500 for damage to real or personal property of the vacation rental property as a result of your acts or omissions. Please see house rules or the rental property agreement when you book for more information about how the damage waiver works. Because the damage waver fee is Non-Refundable; If a Guest changes properties for any reason they may be charged a new damage waver fee for the new property at the discretion of the property Manager.
Please be advised that we ask all guests to complete our secure, online guest verification portal after your reservation is created. Similar to hotels requiring photo ID upon check-in, we ask that guests provide a copy of their Government Issued ID, matching selfie and credit card to verify identity. This is used to prevent fraudulent reservations, identity verification and for the safety of all guests and homes. We take data security very seriously. All information entered into this form is encrypted and transmitted securely over SSL.
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