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Cozy Bungalow in Manitou Springs! Minutes from Pikes Peak!

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Come escape and unwind at this charming Spanish-style bungalow nestled beneath the Garden of the Gods Park in historic Manitou Springs! 'Manitou' is the Native American word for 'spirit' and after you spend time here and the surrounding area, your spirits will definitely become awakened and refreshed.

Snuggle into this quaint bungalow and wake up to the sounds of mountain chickadees, barn swallows, and yellow canaries. Relax in the breakfast nook as you enjoy a cup of coffee and breathtaking views of Pikes Peak. Breathe crisp and cool air as you take a morning hike or bike through a national landmark - right in your backyard!

Explore Manitou’s unique shopping district, take a sip from one of the nine named mineral springs and stop by the local cafe for a soothing pot of tea. Later, return 'home' to sit on the deck and enjoy the surrounding mountain range and watching the sky turn bright pink and orange at sunset - all while the barbecue heats up for an awesome grilling experience.

Feel like exploring? Experience the Manitou Incline or one of the local hiking and biking trails just minutes away. Enjoy a soak (and yoga) at the SunWater Spa less than 1/2 mile west on the same street. Stop in for a local beer at the Buffalo Bike Lodge east on the same street walking distance. Shuttle stop to town or take the walking path to the city pool for indoor swimming, gym, and outside kiddie pool.

Enjoy beautiful drives and hiking, tourist stops like the Olympic Training Center, Air Force Academy, Cave of the Winds, and much more. Take a hike, bike, drive, and even run up to the top of the 14,110 foot summit of Pikes Peak! Skiing is available within two hours at several places (which are open in the summer for some great mountain biking)!

Shop for antiques and souvenirs in Old Colorado City, at wholesale outlets in Castle Rock and Dillon and at the Shops at Briargate and Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs. Just ten minutes away downtown Colorado Springs has many unique shops. Wine and dine at local micro-breweries such as Manitou Brewing Company and Bristol Brewery at Ivywild.

Take a stroll past millionaire mansions (Cripple Creek Gold) on Wood Avenue and head to The Broadmoor Hotel which is a beautiful site to explore, as are the nearby Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Will Roger’s Shrine, and Seven Falls. As for other museums, the Fine Art’s Center is stocked with art from all over the region and the Pioneer Museum is a fun place to learn Colorado history.

Other nearby attractions include Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Florissant Fossil Beds, Royal Gorge,Western Mining Museum, Rockledge Ranch (run the old fashioned way with blacksmith, antiques, etc.), regular and fly fishing, gold medal fishing, pay for what you catch fishing, and tons of hiking trails.

Gamblers will want to try their luck at Cripple Creek casinos. Cripple Creek, once a booming mining town, also offers local mine and jeep tours. Attend interesting local events such as: Emma Crawford Coffin Races, Springspree, Donkey Derby Days, Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, the balloon festival, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Auto Race, etc.

E-mail for more information about the bungalow, local events, or the area - or call us at the number listed below. We are natives of the 'Springs,' and know all the best restaurants and site seeing in the city, and state! We'll help, or not! Just let us know. We’ll keep books and articles about the area in the house, as well as maps for visitors who want to spend a few days driving and exploring ALL of Colorado!

Happy vacationing from our family to yours ~ Karyl, David, Alison, Mike, Owen, & Hilary!

Keywords: Bungalow

More Details

Karyl and David
Member since: 2002
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2018

About Karyl and David

We have lived in the area for over 50 years. This bungalow belonged to Karyl's mother who lived in and loved this home for over 30 years. We have two daughters, one son-in-law, and one grandson who all live in Manitou Springs. We hope you enjoy our cozy pink bungalow.

Karyl and David purchased this bungalow in 1974

What makes this bungalow unique

Quiet home that sits above the street. Off-street parking. Unobstructed views in front looking out on field with mountain views. Conveniently located to all attractions and shopping.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Red Rock Retreat, a charming delightful and welcoming cottage. Thank you for all the thoughtful touches to make our stay comfortable. The location is convenient to so many local attractions. We especially enjoyed walking to the Garden of the Gods Park, Manitou Incline and wandering around downtown. We can't forget the mineral springs, we found most of them and enjoyed collecting water to make lemonade, sipped on the patio on a warm evening..delightful.
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in West Colorado Springs, Colorado

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking inside; only in lower courtyard.
  • Pets cannot be left alone unless in a crate.
  • Only one off-street parking spot
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1), Baby Cribs (1) We have a pack-and-play style crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double/full size futon bed in living room. We also have a twin Aero/air bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Cozy Bungalow in Manitou Springs! Minutes from Pikes Peak!
average rating of 4.74359 based on 40 reviews

Amazing Place!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This was better than we expected. The place has great character. We met with our whole family for a vacation and the place made it so wonderful. The mornings and evenings with the deer coming to visit right outside the window was so awesome! We had something to do all the time when we were inside, games, cards it was great. The place had was everything and more. We will definitely return!!!!

  • Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful little getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Red Rock Retreat. We stayed for 7 nights with my husband and two kids, ages 3 and 6. It was close and convenient to everything that we wanted to do. The house was clean, comfortable, safe and had everything that we needed. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, WI

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I couldn't be any happier with our extended stay here at the bungalow over the winter. The views are great, the neighborhood is great. We'll miss our daily visits from the local deer population. David and Karyl were very gracious to have us and so very easy to contact and deal with. The location is great to get anywhere from downtown Manitou to Old Colorado City or Garden of the Gods right behind. We would not hesitate to stay again or recommend to friends or family coming to visit. A big thanks again to Karyl and David. I can assure that you will not be disappointed in your stay here.

  • Submitted: 16-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kansas City, Mo


  • 5 of 5

If you are coming to Colorado Springs, this is the perfect place to stay!! My boyfriend and I are in our late 20's and we both agreed that the location and the setup of this cabin were beyond PERFECT!!! It was so cozy and so close to everything we wanted to do. It literally felt like our own little home in mountains! Dave and Karyl are the nicest people, and they were very flexible with us. I highly HIGHLY recommend this place, and we will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: 30-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No privacy and rude communications

  • 1 of 5

House had no privacy, there were all sorts of people wondering around and cars parked in front of the House staring at it.

There's the inappropriate and arrogant fact that a book was left on our bed. But the most shocking part was owner rudely writing to us calling us thief s because apparently we used too much toilet paper and hand lotion left at the Property. Absolutely won’t recommend.

  • Submitted: 6-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry to hear our rental did not meet your standards during your 2 night stay. The house is located on a neighborhood street that is directly across from a beautiful soccer field accessed by school youth and their families. We are the main road to a beautiful park, The Garden of the Gods Park and downtown Manitou Springs. People who walk or bicycle by our rental nestled high above the road, which makes it private, often stop to look up at the "unique pink house" !! We are also sorry if you felt the book titled "Dreams" that we place on the bed was inappropriate and a concern for you. The book is just a symbol of extending a good nights rest for our guest to be read or set aside. As for the missing supplies, we were surprised to find our full size refillable lotion and soap pumps were missing, along with all the toilet paper rolls and tissue boxes during your 2 night stay. Of course guests are welcome to use what they need during their stay and perhaps we need to include more supplies for upcoming guest. Please note the entire security deposit was returned to the guests and they were never referred to as thieves.
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SO welcoming and comfy!

  • 5 of 5

Three of us stayed for 4 nights in October and it was perfect. One of the reasons I selected the property is because it is SO close to all the must-do things in Colorado Springs. (Cog Railway, Garden of the Gods, etc.) We are talking MINUTES! Then the second reason I picked it was the excellent nightly rate. I was going to be willing to put up with lesser accommodations in order to get the price and convenience. Well, the best part is, the quality of this property is excellent, so you can truly "have your cake and eat it too" with this bungalow!

Everything is as shown in the pics, so it is obviously not the newest and most current decor, but those places can seem cold and sterile anyway. This feels like sleeping over at your aunt's house, complete with the use of all her wonderful amenities - from aluminum foil and spices to garbage can liners and laundry detergent. You don't need to worry about bringing (or buying) all those extras, which is so nice. It is also very clean, feels super private, and Karyl is quite responsive, friendly and helpful. The only thing I will mention is that there are several stairs from the driveway up to the door, so any folks that might have trouble with that should be aware. We 'd go back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: 27-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Within walking distance to Garden of the Gods Park. One mile to downtown Manitou Springs. Family-friendly park one block away which includes a skateboard park, tennis court, playground, and paved walking path along Fountain Creek.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation bungalow rental in West Colorado Springs, Colorado

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$395.52

Rate includes all taxes and cleaning fees. Rates are flexible for stays of 7 days or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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