This is for one bedroom, bathroom may be shared if 2nd room booked.
Enjoy early morning coffee, as the sun hits the top of Pikes Peak. Sit around a bonfire as twilight approaches, and night falls. Soak in the hot tub on the patio. Slumber in deep comfortable sleep.
The house is located a convenient 15 minute drive to either the north or south entrance to the Air Force Academy.
Pet friendly, but must be kenneled when guests away and at bedtime.
The house is located on 5.25 beautiful secluded acres in Black Forest, perfect for a gentle evening walk. There are two large brick patios that are open for use. The entry patio is ideal for a cool getaway on hot summer days, and the larger west brick patio with the 8 person hot tub is well suited for warm summer days and nights, and getting cozy in the snow. At night, the outdoor brick fire pit provides a wonderful camping like experience, stepping away from the fire lets you look into the night sky and see the myriad of stars, unpolluted by city lights. The spacious deck is perfect for a meal, and provides a fantastic view of Pikes Peak - "America's Mountain". There is a large dog run for four legged friends, and a trampoline which was recently resurfaced
The house has a media room and game room, with a pool table for use by guests.
The Eastern room is 14 x 16 ft. It is decorated with far east and middle eastern decor. The large closet is separated from the room by a four panel Shoji privacy screen, allowing it to be used as a private changing area. Lying on the bed you can see Pikes Peak through the southern window. There is a queen size bed that is comfortable and warm, with an electric blanket for chilly nights. The relaxing easy chair and ottoman are perfect for a moment of contemplation or reading.
Guests staying in the Eastern Room have exclusive access to it. The bathroom adjoining to the English room is shared, when both rooms are occupied. Please inquire for status before booking. Access to the main floor is open with the exclusion of the master bedroom. Guests have access to the open kitchen and dining area. Guests have access to the lower floor, including the media room, the recreation/game room with the pool table, the lower floor toilet between 10AM- 10PM when the lower floor Scottish room is occupied, and the laundry. Guests have access to the full 5.25 acre property, with the exclusion of the working shed/tractor garage.
Interaction with guests
Your hosts will endeavor to be available during your stay. Information about the area will be provided, and in some cases, if requested, we may accompany or guide you to some of the interesting places in the area. We are long time residents, and are eager to guide you towards little known features of the area.
Other things to note
PETS: We are pet friendly, but require very well behaved animals. There is a dog run where your four legged family member can be placed when necessary. Pets in the house MUST behave well, and be housebroken. Pets must be kenneled at night and when left in room alone. Pets are not allowed on bed or other furniture Aggressive or incontinent pets will not be tolerated, and could result in additional fees. There are no animals currently at the house, but the area abounds with animals both wild and occasionally domestic.
BREAKFAST: Breakfast is included, and served between 7- 8:30AM Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted or agreed upon. A selection of meats, cheeses, fruit, and baked items are served. Saturday and Sunday a cooked breakfast option is available from 8:00 to 10:00 AM along with the above mentioned. A variety of coffees and teas are also available at any time during your stay.
Please let us know if you do not plan on breakfast.
OTHER MEALS/FOOD: Other prepared meals can be arranged on an ad-hoc basis, or before you arrive for additional cost. Additional food items can be stocked upon request. These meals/items must be arranged at booking or by 12:00 the day before.
LAUNDRY: Washer and dryer are available for basic laundry. Severely soiled or stained laundry can be washed at a local laundry.
COUCHES: Are not to be used as additional guest bedding. They are to be used only as social seating, and must be vacated by upstairs guests at 10 pm when there are downstairs accommodations in use due to Quiet Time observance.
Smoking is allowed only outside, ash trays are provided and MUST be used (this is a forest).
No more than two guests in the Eastern Room.
If you wish to have others at the house for a get together, we must approve beforehand.
Be neat, tidy up after yourself in public areas.
Pets must be kept off furniture and bedding, and sleep in their own kennel. They must be quiet and house trained.
Quiet time is 10PM- 10AM
Government picture id required on check-in.
In 2014 my wife and I tried out AirBNB on a trip to Portugal. It was such a positive experience, that we have stayed at more and more AirBNB locations, and began hosting in the summer of 2016.
Living abroad was wonderful, and England provided the flexibility of going to Europe or other locations with little effort. We loved the English countryside, the castles, trips to Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
We are flexible hosts, we will let you have your privacy, but you can call on us for information on what to do in the area, or for other information. We want to make any stay with us feel like a true 'Bed and Breakfast'.