If you have four wheel drive you can camp near the creek where you can hardly see the house. Our grandkids like to play in the area where you can camp but they are not often here. Hope you can bring your own kids or grandkids.
Space for your own tent, pad & bag
Hosted by Cora
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15 guests
Studio
1 bed
Half-bath
15 guests
Studio
1 bed
Half-bath
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8 acres in which to find your special place. Flat grassy place near house and bathroom. More space to camp near creek when the weather is rather dry. Additional space in the pasture. Four wheel drive is best for camping nearest the creek. A camping porta-potty is provided for use in the pasture. Showers are not included in this listing but sometimes special arrangements can be made to take a shower in the house when other guest are not using the shower. Horses are in the adjacent pasture.

The space

No one camping near you like in most campgrounds. Cottonwood and elm trees. You will be camping on a state historical Farmstead property and with the host permission you may tour the old Homestead and see Jeeps from WWII that have been rescued by the host. White tailed deer, wild turkeys, Great Blue Heron and Great Horned Owls are frequent visitors. Twenty to Thirty minutes to downtown Colorado Springs. Your stay helps us rescue the old 1914 Homestead Cottage located on the property and pay for water so we can grow more plants and trees on the old farmstead. Thanks for considering staying with us. If you are just tired and want to stop driving and rest for a while that is an easy possibility also.

Guest access

Shower in the main house when arranged.

Interaction with guests

Can give the guest as much privacy as they would like.

Other things to note

Campfires not allowed at this time. Pets can be boarded at the Land of Ahhs just south of us.
No smoking of any kind in the main house. Smokers are responsible to safely dispose of smoking trash.


Amenities
Smoking Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Wheelchair accessible

Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 air mattress

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with smart lock

Alcohol and or illegal drug or legal marijuana use are grounds for cancellation. Please be respectful of other guest and host in the house if you need to come inside. Pre planned events acceptable when host approves ahead of time.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house

Cancellations

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Gal User Profile
September 2017
First of all, I would highly recommend to stay with Cora BUT in the house. The tent site did'nt work out well for us because of a lot of bugs and mosquitos around plus the weeds are very high and our car is too short for this. Except for this the enviroment is very good, Cora is very kind and you get to meet more travellers which is fun!
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Response from Cora:
There is a tenting area in a mowed area that is not so close to the creek. I keep mosquito spray on the back porch which these guest did not use. It is very helpful to use while setting up a tent in the evening hours when these guest set up their tent. There is a parking area for cars who do not wish to go near the tent area where these guest set up. Several guest have had much lower cars with no problems. We appreciate the honest feedback which helps future guest to better understand how to deal with camping by the creek.
September 2017

Marnae User Profile
September 2017
A quaint welcoming place to camp. She said the camp lot was full but we didn't even see our neighbors! There is a train close by, that passes several times in the night, but other than that it is extremely quiet.
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Response from Cora:
I am so used to the trains I do not even hear them at night. I mention in some of my listings that if you do not like the romantic sound of trains this is not the place for you. I recommend ear plugs or ipod type music for those that it might bother. Thanks for helping me clarify this for future guest. This old homestead was originally homesteaded by people connected with the trains and so it is an important part of its history. It might not have been a farmstead without the trains. The building materials for this Sears Catalog house were brought in by train and wagon.
September 2017

Courtney User Profile
September 2017
Cora is a wonderful host! Friendly, welcoming, and accommodating, I would absolutely stay here again!
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Response from Cora:
Thanks for the great review! We are so thankful that many like you are enjoying this farmstead with us. Your review will help encourage others to come. Thanks for taking time to write such kind words
September 2017

Daniel User Profile
August 2017
It's our first using the Airbnb and we stayed in the same place for two nights - comfy couch and campsite. We felt so welcomed even though we had complication with reservation, she was willing to work it out with us and so warm-hearted with us. We had the best visit in Colorado and two nights stay, highly recommended for those who want to stay in the nature and little away from the city. Also I would give her more than 5 stars!!
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Response from Cora:
Glad to be able to rearrange so that you could stay in a place with a tent set up for you on your second day even though the booking you booked was for a space for your own tent as it says. The second night was to be the night on the couch as you had it booked. I only had a pre set up tent available on the second night of your stay so thankful we were able to make it work for you.
August 2017

Chris User Profile
August 2017
My 2nd visit at this location. I opted to camp again. The experience was as great as last time. The camping property is large enough where you will get yourself a nice, safe, and exclusive camping spot. I hardly saw any of my fellow camping neighbors. Cora goes above and beyond to ensure her guests have a wonderful experience. Thanks Cora
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Response from Cora:
Thanks again Chris it is a delight to have you as a guest! Thanks for trying our new Tepee tent which is all set up ready for a guest to use complete with a comforter in case case guest do not have a sleeping bag. It is good for late night arrivals when you do not want to put up your own tent also.
August 2017

Judy User Profile
August 2017
The place is amazing! I was going to camp out, but due to thumderstorms and rain Cora upgraded me at no extra cost. Shadycove is warm and inviting. Cora made sure I had everything I needed. She and husband are great hosts. I highly recommend.
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Response from Cora:
We call it Shady Grove and we keep planting trees to make it shadier! We also love the Colorado Sunshine. We cannot always do upgrades like this but the room was not booked and I was thankful to be able to offer it to her during such an unusual rainy August.
August 2017

Jamal User Profile
July 2017
Cora responded in a couple minutes, very helpful with everything I needed, the property was beautiful, I would recommend this to anyone looking for a place to tent up for the night. Even if you don't have a tent it was provided for you. Thank you so much Cora can't wait to stop by again on my way back to Ohio.
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Response from Cora:
I try to respond as fast as I can. Not always possible. Not all listings come with a tent already set up but we do have two all ready for guest with air mattresses and blankets provided. One is a Tepee Tent with lots of space in it. Looking forward to seeing you on the way back.
July 2017

Fountain, Colorado, United StatesJoined in October 2013
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Come, visit the beautiful Colorado mountains, and let your mind enjoy a trip back in time with the stories, results and photos of those who homesteaded here. Shady Grove is the place to find a bit of nostalgia whether you are here for business or pleasure. We have several rooming…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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