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!
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!)
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!
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!