This is a magical place and you'll feel it as soon as you arrive. It's where the "purple mountain majesties" reside from Katharine Lee Bate's "America the Beautiful". Sit in the living room and take in the magnificent views. 12 months per year, the Fortress at Pike's Peak provides a fantastic getaway for up to 12 people. The reason it is so popular is the location, views, comfort, ambiance, and amenities and they are available year round.
"The Fortress" is a perfect getaway no matter what the season. During the summer heat, cooler mountain temps provide an oasis from the heat. In the fall the colors change and it continues to be a great base camp for outdoor adventurer. It's a spectacular winter wonderland and always a great place to bring the family for holidays as well as special occasions.
It has the best views in the area, some say anywhere, and you don't even have to go outside to see them. Do you see a less expensive place offering the same views from the great room or even from a back deck? It is very unlikely. Don't waste your hard earned money on a place that has great views for squirrels and birds but not guests. Many places misrepresent their views. The Fortress is the real deal!
So venture out or stay cozy, yet feel like you're in the middle of it all! Every picture you see of views was taken from the deck! The Fortress provides a perfect environment for an unforgettable family vacation which you'll treasure forever. Our valued guests hate to leave and look forward to returning.
This ultimate mountain getaway sits high atop a hill on the western slope of Pike's Peak, providing unobstructed views of the magnificent Sangre de Cristos mountain range. And you can even see the visitor center atop Pikes Peak looking east from the deck
An hour scenic drive from Colorado Springs. This chalet style home consists of 2180 SF on 3 levels with floor to ceiling south facing windows. Great room features ample seating , electric simulated fireplace, dining area and modern, fully stocked kitchen + 2 full bathrooms.
The Fortress includes all the comforts of home, including free WiFi. There's an HD flat panel TV in the great room and big screen TV in lower level rec room both offering DISH TV's Top 120 stations and local stations from Colorado Springs and DVR capability plus Netflix! The large loft bedroom has a comfy king bed with full bathroom/shower and a walk in closet. Two bedrooms on the main level each offer queen beds and share a full bath. The lower level has a queen size sofa bed. We can set up 2 additional twin beds and a king mattress on the floor of the lower level also.
Lower level family room with direct access to spacious walk-out concrete patio and large hot tub/spa. Send the kids down here for their own big screen HDTV and a small pool table. A nice selection of board games are provided.
The wrap around 600 sq ft deck includes gas barbecue and comfortable options for dining or just sitting and taking in the view. Tastefully decorated throughout, carpet, tile and hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings. Very romantic get away for two or perfect for a family reunion of up to 12.
Short drives to golf, rafting, great hiking and many great attractions like the Pikes Peak Highway, Royal Gorge Bridge, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Garden of the Gods, Seven Falls, Cave of the Winds, wildlife sanctuaries, and of course the center of Cripple Creek is only 7 miles away. Guides to all attractions available on property and booked guests receive info on whatever they request and expert suggestions.
For dates after 2018, send me a message I can open the dates up for you.
Acesso de hóspedes
Then entire house is available to guests with the exception of a supply closet and storage area on the lower level.
Interação com hóspedes
I will be reachable on my cellphone from 9a - 6p every day and will be checking messages most other times. I have a location manager should we need to come to the unit for any reason that may arise. Any reasonable requests will be addressed at the earliest possible time.
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The property is located at approximately 9000 feet above sea level. If you have a sensitivity to high altitude or respiratory issues, this is not the place for you. The last 2 miles to the property are on well maintained dirt roads, during the time of year when snow is possible (Nov - April), a 4 wheel drive vehicle is a must. The public roads are regularly plowed as needed. I have a snow removal service in place for the parking areas immediately adjacent as well as the private access drive. Please note there are no refunds due to weather or travel issues outside of the stated cancellation policy, but I am glad to offer available similar replacement dates. Note that only 1 guest has had to cancel due to weather in the last 4 years, and it turns out they could have easily made it :).
12 guests max, note # of beds in listing
Quiet time is 9pm every night.
Be civilized and considerate.
No firearms allowed on property without host's permission.
No burning of anything inside the house, including candles and incense.
No fires of any kind allowed on property.
Smoking is not allowed in the house, but is ok on the deck. You absolutely must use the outdoor cigarette disposal station. This is in an area prone to wildfires.
Guest agrees to fold up and return outdoor deck chairs to the deck box and outdoor tables next to the deck box. Chairs and tables are not to be left out on the deck when unattended and overnight. Strong winds may blow these into the house windows. If this occurs the guests security deposit will be charges for window repair.
Good dogs are welcome! Puppy fees will be adjusted after booking based on # of canines and are as follows: $10 per mutt per night :)
Cleaning fees will be adjusted after booking based on # of guests and are as follows:
1-4 guests $155
5-7 guests $175
8-10 guests $200
11+ guests $225
Before checking out, guest agrees to:
1) Bag ALL trash and leave in or near the large bin in the laundry room.
2) Run dishwasher if there is anything which needs to be washed in it.
3) Clean any significant mess such as stuck food on any surface, in appliances or any spills on floor, and outdoor furniture.
Failure to do so will result in an additional cleaning fee taken from the security deposit.
4 wheel/All wheel drive is strongly advised for stays from November thru April.
Check out is 11am, sorry no exceptions due to housekeeping scheduling.
Only registered guests are allowed on the property unless special permission granted by owner.
Prior to departure, guests need to run the dishwasher, bag all trash and leave in or near the bin in the laundry room.
Guests agree to a possible occupancy check by my local property manager during their stay.
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I'm a former east coaster who loves it out west. After I left NYC in 2003, I lived on top of a mountain in Cripple Creek, CO for almost 5 years. I had a world class view sitting in my living room. How cool is that? .
I reside full time in Henderson, NV about 20 minutes from The Strip, but I hardly ever go there. There are many cool and beautiful places to hang out around Vegas.
I have 2 rescue dogs, Buddy & Gracie who keep me constantly entertained.
I strongly believe that being considerate and civil to each other personally is the most important element in peaceful co-existence. In regards to business, being fair, responsible, and keeping your word is my mantra. If you don't agree with that, please don't consider being a guest. If you are of the same mind, I'd be happy to be your host..