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. Have a nightcap on the tiny minstrel balcony. 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.
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.
The house has a media room and game room, with a pool table for use by guests.
The English Room is is 14 ft x 16 ft with some very unique features. The large walk-in closet provides access to the bathroom, and to the cozy, very unique minstrel balcony - a feature only accessible from the room. This balcony does not have access to the outdoors. There are several electrical outlets, wireless Internet, and even wired Internet connections. The closet is exclusive to the guest room, and has ample space for any clothes or hanging bags that accompany you. The queen size bed is comfortable and warm, with an electric blanket for chilly nights. The recliner is a wonderful place to relax with a cup of tea and a novel.
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 also 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.
The Scottish room is 14 x 16 ft. This room can be entered from downstairs, although not ADA compliant it is good for those on crutches or have difficulty negotiating stairs. It features a reading nook with loveseat and lamp. Private use full bathroom just outside the room. No TV in room, but there is TV in the media room down the hall.
Guests have access to the downstairs rec room and media room, the outdoor hot tub as well as both bricked patios and 5 acres to wander. The upstairs offers access to the kitchen and dining room and the deck. Quiet times for the hot tub and pool table are 10pm- 10am, unless otherwise specified by hosts. The hosts live in the house in a separated fourth bedroom, which is not accessible to guests
Interaction with guests
We try to be available at your arrival, and we can interact with you as little or as much as you'd like. We love good conversation!
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 guests are not in room. Pets are not allowed on bed and 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. A a selection of cheeses, fruit and pre-baked goods will be available from 7:00 to 8:30 AM Monday through Friday if desired. On Saturday and Sunday a cooked breakfast option is available during 8:00 to 10:00 AM breakfast time. A variety of coffees and teas are also available at any time during your stay.
Please let us know if you do not want 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 dirty 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.
Smoking is allowed only outside, ash trays are provided and MUST be used (this is a forest).
No more than two guests in the English Room.
No more than two guests in the Eastern Room.
No more than two guests in the Scottish 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 either on their own bed or kenneled. They must be quiet and house trained.
Quiet time is 10PM- 10AM
Government picture id required on check-in.
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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'.