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The Victorian Church Inn
The Victorian Church Inn
7 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
7 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
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A peaceful serenity in a small town, without traffic noise, an outdoor patio by a lovely pond with a waterfall, a beautiful interior looking like you are in the Victorian era, and lovely antique shops within walking distance. Small banquet facilities. Bring your family and friends, lots of room! Enjoy!

The space

This church was built in 1902 (First Church of Science) and has all the original stained glass windows, hardwood floors, high ceilings with hanging lights. (Fans were added later!) Wood burning stove in center for added ambiance. It is now a beautiful living area with a kitchen and a bathroom with newly tiled shower. Stackable washer and dryer. Upstairs (originally the choir area) is the master bedroom. The downstairs is openly divided into four areas: a formal living area, formal dining area (banquet table), TV area with trundle bed and another partitioned off area for a bedroom. We have beautiful dishes and glassware for entertaining a special event. We will have whatever your needs may be ready for you: flowers, wine, food to prepare by you or catered. If you want a massage, just ask, we can accommodate that, too! Call for any questions or requests. Let me know if you want to bring a pet. Fenced in yard.
Florence is the antique capitol of Colorado and this lovely home is walking distance to the shops (close to 40 antique shops, art galleries, western shops).
WIFI available. Food will be supplied per your request, special diets, too. Let us know what you need. If you want flowers, wine, etc. let us know that, too. Think of it as a great honeymoon place or special surprise for your spouse. Victorian or Steampunk weddings can be arranged for small parties. The walls are graced with portraits (murals) done by the owner (artist Barry Brierley) and the home is furnished with the charm of Victorian furniture. Florence is in the SE part of Colorado and is near the Royal Gorge, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Westcliff. (Great day trips! And you can fly into Colorado Springs, 40 minutes away or 2 hours from Denver Airport!)

Guest access

Close to downtown shops. Grocery store and dollar store within a mile. Public swimming pool walking distance. Hot springs within 5 miles away. Royal gorge 10 miles away (rafting, zip line, fishing, train). TV with internet service and Direct TV. Hiking and biking trails close by. Colorado Springs 40 minute drive and Pueblo 30 minutes away! A short drive to Canon City. Entertainment at several local establishments including an art center, micro brewery, and so many eateries with a variety of food choices. Visiting Florence will surprise you with all the great shops, things to do, and gracious people!

Interaction with guests

Encouraged to call anytime and stop by our shop, Spirit Riders at 111 W. Main where the street is lined with antique, novelty shops.

Other things to note

For traveling nurses, dentists, etc. 3-6 month contracts are available.
Florence is a great place to live and visit. Direct TV and VHS tapes... lots of them. No air conditioning because of the stained glass window, but have portable evaporative coolers and fans. Also it cools down at night and with doors open it keeps house cool. Wood burning stove and gas heat in winter. And wake up to sun streaming in creating beautiful colors from stained glass windows!


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
Essentials

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 single bed
Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 floor mattress, 1 crib

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 11AM
Check out by 10AM

Please be respectful of the beautiful stained glass windows from 1902. And if there are children, no added artwork on the walls from crayons, etc.! We want you to enjoy the serenity of this beautiful old church, and have a beautiful romantic getaway. Our western shop, Spirit Riders is 3 blocks away and we are available for any questions or concerns. Thank you for renting our lovely new addition to our family!


Cancellations

26 Reviews

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Scott User Profile
October 2017
As advertised. Some very unique touches. Barbra and Barry were great hosts. Walking distance to downtown Florence.
Barbara User Profile
Response from Barbara:
Thanks Scott!
October 2017

Judy User Profile
September 2017
Quite a unique concept for the adventurous traveler. Everything you could need is provided, fine china, stemware, linens, extra blankets, and a charming fenced garden with fish pond. We had traveled with our dog and she was welcomed with open arms. We appreciated being within walking distance of town yet never heard any town noises. There would be a lack of privacy if you had more than 2 or 3 travelers. Great extended stay vacation.
Barbara User Profile
Response from Barbara:
Thank you Judy! We were thrilled to have you! Glad you enjoyed our unique home!
September 2017

Ann User Profile
August 2017
Our stay was very nice, very clean and roomy. It was a great place to stay if you are heading to Canon City to visit the Royal Gorge. Florence is a very nice small town. Would recommend this Airbnb for sure!
Barbara User Profile
Response from Barbara:
Great suggestion! Why I didn't think of that??!! Thank you!
August 2017

Alex User Profile
August 2017
Fun spot! Close to restaurants and bars, lovely decor, and the omnipresent feeling that Jesus is watching you sleep.
Barbara User Profile
Response from Barbara:
Never thought of that!
August 2017

Andrew User ProfileAndrew is a superhost.
August 2017
What an interesting place with tons of character and space. A lot of attention has been paid to decorating and giving this place a great churchy but comfy and cozy feeling. The place was spotless, the hosts were kind and welcoming, and I enjoyed visiting their antique shops. Icool and unique Airbnb that she won't want to miss if you consider
Barbara User Profile
Response from Barbara:
What a great review! Thank you. Don't wait for the next eclipse to come back!
August 2017

Safia User Profile
August 2017
This is a beautiful place to stay and Barbara is such a kind person. We were 6 adults and 3 children and everything was very accommodating. We needed a place to stay last minute and Barbara pulled through for us, even though she had just had an event the night before. The building was spacious and Barbara was helpful and respectful of our privacy. Worthy of Noting: There are some statues and many images of animate beings displayed, as well as a few religious (Christian) paraphernalia. If you are sensitive to any of these things then I'm sure you can speak to Barbara ahead of time to see what can be done. You will not regret staying here. We will be back next year, God Willing.
Barbara User Profile
Response from Barbara:
Thank you for your review. The building was built in 1902 as a Christian Science Church founded by Mary Baker Eddy from Boston. I have included some of her small books as it is history and some guests are interested in that for historical information and not religious preferences. I have no intention to offend anyone and has nothing to do with my religious beliefs or any others.
August 2017

Francie User Profile
August 2017
A very unique property! Fun to think about it's history and to enjoy all the victorian touches.

Florence, Colorado, United StatesJoined in September 2011
Barbara User Profile
My husband and I live on a ranch 3 miles from Florence, Colorado. We own and operate Spirit Riders Western Emporium at 111 E. Main in Florence. We have just purchased this beautiful historical church and have converted it into a beautiful guest house. We have decorated it with a…
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