About this listing
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.
We are 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 small dog run for four legged friends, and a recently resurfaced trampoline for your enjoyment.
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, and has no access 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.
Guests staying in the English Room have exclusive access to it and the minstrel balcony. When the Eastern room is booked, the bathroom adjoining to the English room is shared, when the Eastern room is not occupied, there is exclusive access to the washroom from the English room. 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 if Scottish room on lower floor 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 when guest is not in room and at night. Pets are not allowed on bed or 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 selection of meats, cheeses, fruit and pre-baked goods will be available from 7:00 to 8:30 AM, Monday through Friday. A hot breakfast option is available from 8:00 to 10:00 AM Saturday and Sunday along with the Continental menu above. A variety of coffees and teas are also available 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. Some food storage is available in the refrigerator.
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, 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 English 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.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.
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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'.
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