In July 2014 we took our girls to Colorado for vacation. Our first stop was Colorado Springs, CO. I wanted to stay somewhere besides a hotel. I researched several cabins, but the prices were a little higher than I wanted to pay for 2 nights.
About Air B&B
I discovered Air B&B. One of the great things about Air B&B are the reviews on each apartment, home, and room. We were looking for an entire home, and you can filter your search to find only entire homes in a certain area. There are several other filters, such as price range, bedrooms, bathrooms, hot tub, pool, elevator, pets allowed, etc. I scoured through several houses, finally filtering it down to 3. I actually played this searching and deciding game for several days before I made my final decision. We ended up renting a garage apartment at the base of Pikes Peak, Mountain Retreat in Cascade, CO. Every single review was fabulous.
About Our Stay
We loved staying there, and our hosts were very friendly. Everything we needed was provided in our little apartment. There was a security gate with a keypad to enter. They even provided a bottle of wine and fruit. The peaches were our favorite! Juicy and sweet, we devoured them. The first evening we sat on their lovely deck, visited and sipped ice cold local beer with our hosts, Ingrid and Robert. They had a shared hot tub and a towel warmer for heated towels when you got out of the hot tub. My oldest and I enjoyed the hot tub both evenings we were there. The evenings were so cool and beautiful. All the fresh mountain air and no wind or mosquitos. I wish we had stayed longer! We had meant to relax on our 2nd day in the evening after our daytime venture out to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Helen Hunt Falls and The Garden of the Gods, but we just packed too much into that day so there was not much time for relaxing when we made it back. Of course, my oldest and I managed to spend some time in the hot tub, to relax our achy muscles from walking all day.
After our stay at the retreat, we visited The North Pole, then headed to Meade, CO to spend the rest of the trip with friends. Luckily they have a big house with extra rooms, and we stayed with them for 3 nights.
I would stay here again and recommend it to anyone with a small family or to couples! It was a beautiful place to stay!
Where’s your favorite place to stay in the Colorado Springs area?