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Beautiful Custom Home

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 660 sq ft game room, 2+ acres w/2 sides national forest!

This beautiful, spacious home sits at the end of a cul-de-sac bordering Pike National Forest on 2 sides! Enjoy all that Colorado has to offer right from this home! Please note that to see this home via Google maps or any other on-line mapping system, you must use 65 Bear Trail, Florissant, CO 80816. This home is also offered as a Bed and Breakfast for smaller parties. Please call for nightly rates and fees for this option.

The master bedroom is equipped with a King bed with a Sleep Number mattress, a walk-in closet and an en suite all on the main level. Also on the main level are the kitchen, living room, laundry facilities and a 660 sq ft game room! The two bedrooms upstairs can sleep another 4 people, all on memory foam mattresses, while sharing another full bathroom on that level; One of the upstairs bedrooms also has a love seat, TV and gaming set-ups while the other one has another desk, book shelves and a ton more books; the game room has a queen sized futon, as well!

The game room also has a regulation sized pool table, treadmill and other exercise equipment, TV and DVD player, a stereo, a wet bar, gas free-standing wood stove-look fireplace for heating and ambiance, table and chairs for card games and board games, plus another refrigerator and microwave! It has access to the front of the home via a sliding glass door as well as access to the back of the home via a standard door. The cabinets are stocked with games, additional linens as well as additional kitchen supplies.

The office area has HughesNet satellite internet service with the Apple Airport wifi enabling device. Free local calling and free long distance calling anywhere within the continental United States is provided! It also has a commercial-grade printer, bookshelves with a ton of books in them. There is access to the deck and BBQ grills also through the office, which adjoins the dining room and provides easy access from the kitchen through to the deck. (There is a charcoal bbq grill/smoker on the deck next to the office and a gas grill on the deck to the front door.)

The living room boasts a 2-story rock wall as the backdrop to the free-standing wood stove. There is also a piano, large TV, VCR, DVD player plus plenty of books, Videos, DVD's and CD's for you to read and enjoy during your stay. The living room also has another access to the back deck plus a sofa that converts into a queen bed and a love seat that converts into a twin bed, providing additional sleeping accommodations for 3 more people.

There is a badminton set, crocket set, golf putting pad and chipping nets available for you to set up as you desire as well as horseshoes for you to enjoy.

We provide all of the linens, towels, full kitchen utensils, plates, cups, glasses, silverware, stemware, pots, pans, food processors, a crock pot, mixers, baking pans, coffee pot, etc. There is a cabinet full of cooking spices, and another cabinet full of baking spices to use as you need. Sugar, flour and coffee are provided, as well. We also have a large array of condiments in the game room refrigerator for you to use as you need.

Pets are allowed with prior approval, additional deposits and additional nightly fees apply. Please call or review our Standard Rental Agreement. for more details. All 2 acres are fenced with field fencing (2'x6' at the bottom up to 6'x6' at the top - not suitable for the small dog breeds and cats can easily go through it). There is a large 4'x8' dog house in the back yard, as well

Please note that the VRBO website does not allow individual fees and discounts to be added to their "Rates" page (it assumes all fees and discounts are applicable to all renters, which isn't the case) so please note:

1. We do charge $25 per night per person in excess of 10 people (but children 2 and under are not counted),

2. We also require credit card information be left on file for any additional damage, theft, etc., that may occur while you are staying at our home,

3. We also require the names and addresses plus picture ID's of everybody staying at the home; school ID's are acceptable for kids under the age of 18 and family photos are ok for children not yet of age for school,

2. We do charge a $250 per pet pet deposit and a $25 per night per pet fee,

3. We do offer a 10% discount for active and retired military, law enforcement, first responders (including EMT's and fire fighters) and Emergency Managers. Proof of profession is required and you must ask for this discount at the time the reservation is made.

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Member since: 2015
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Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2018

About Elaina

We moved into this home in 1999 when our son was just a toddler. It is a beautiful home and a beautiful area with so much to do inside and outside the home. We absolutely love it up here! It is a very warm and inviting home that we believe you will enjoy as much as we do! We only open up my home during the summer months (May - September) as a vacation rental when we are planning extensive vacations ourselves. We can, however, rent out one of the spare bedrooms during other times of the year on an individually considered basis.

Elaina purchased this estate in 1999

Why Elaina chose Florissant

When we first came out to look at this property it simply felt like home. From the minute we drove up the driveway with the backdrop of Aspen trees behind the house and during the time we were inside the house, it had a warm and welcoming feel! The high quality of the Town and Country Cedar Home is very much apparent in this home! It is simply a great home! Couple that with all of the outdoor recreational activities available, situated right next to the Pike National Forest and centrally located in Colorado, we couldn't ask for more!

What makes this estate unique

With the character of the custom Town & Country open floor plan bordering the Pike National Forest and at the end of a cul-de-sac plus centrally located in Colorado allows you a great place to enjoy without going anywhere else or a great place to come back to after exploring any part of Colorado while on vacation! (From this home you will be just 2 hours to Denver, 1 hour to Colorado Springs, 1 hour to Canon City, 4 hours to Pagosa Springs, 1.5 hours to Breckenridge, 4 hours to Grand Junction, 3.5 hours to Trinidad!)


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Florissant, Colorado

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Max. adults: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Please see my standard Rental Agreement for further details and requirements of stay.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • An abundance of towels, washcloths and hand towels are provided in each bathroom. The master bathroom has a large walk-in shower (and bidet) while the upstairs bathroom has the tub/shower combination. There is plenty of storage in all 3 bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Bedroom has a King Sized, Sleep Number bed, en suite with a huge walk-in shower and bidet. Also nice sized bay window with window bench overlooking the back yard. 2nd Bedroom has a Queen Sized, memory foam bed, love seat, TV and a variety of gaming options, beautiful views of the backyard and east hillside of the property with view of the large rock formation just in the forest on the east side of the property. 3rd Bedroom also has a Queen Sized, memory foam bed, beautiful views, a desk, bookshelves with a ton more books. All 3 bedrooms have walk-in closets, dressers, chest of drawers and reading chairs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
This property is great for family reunions! With sleeping accommodations for 10 (in beds and futons) with another inflatable queen sized bed for 2 more and an abundance of outdoor space to pitch a tent or two or three, or park another RV in the driveway, multiple families can enjoy each other all in one location at a fraction of the cost of hotel accommodations! Since this home is also my primary residence, for smaller parties, individual room rates can be made available in lieu of occupying the whole house. Call for more details. ALL Events, such as wedding events and extremely large family reunions that will cause overflow of people beyond my own accommodations MUST BE approved ahead of time! Home is on a well and septic system and the county has permit requirements for specific events and sizes.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Quiet,Spacious, beautiful, Fun and owner very accommodating and helpful, Kids loved it too!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome family reunion! We stayed 10 days at end of July and first week of August. We came from across the country to see each other for the first time for some of the kids. Our son who is being stationed in Hawaii and family knew it may be awhile before we saw each other again. We took this time in a huge home in beautiful surroundings to get to know each other again.

The eleven mile lake where we went fishing is gorgeous too. We were able to decide to stick around the property to let the kids play outside or read or play games (which was well stocked with different books and games for all ages) when it was raining.

Although it is pretty far back on a dirt road, we all were able to drive to Colorado Springs to the Garden of the Gods and to Cripple Creek (Molly Kathleen mine tour, train ride and Heritage Center) and Woodland Park to shop and get groceries. Florissant Fossil beds hiking on their trails

The cooking of course seemed non-stop with so many of us and there was enough of every type of dishes, cups, pans, utensils, etc.

We used the hot tub and the wood burning stove. Very nice!

We hope we will be able come back again. It was good to get out of the heat for all of us and enjoy the cooler weather of the mountains in Colorado.

Thank you again Elaine for sharing your wonderful home. Hope to see you again.

  • Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Brian, for the kind remarks! It was very nice meeting you and your family! You are all welcome back anytime...just let me know when you want to come back and I'll try to make the dates available to you, if possible! Please also thank your boys for me for their active duty services to our country!!
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Wonderful, homey retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvelous time at this beautiful, homey property. We cooked breakfast and dinner each day, and we had everything we needed for preparation. After sight seeing during the day, it was so nice to be able to return to the relaxing hot tub. We were greeted by humming birds each morning and, we even had deer visit on our last morning!

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place with plenty of room!

  • 5 of 5

Our family shared the cabin with my brother in law's family. Total of 10 of us, and we had plenty of room and beds. Beautiful location with tons of things to do in the cabin for the kids. Would definitely stay at this property again.

  • Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Chris! You are all welcome back to my home anytime! Have a safe and fun winter! See you next summer??
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Great Colorado getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable stay for two couples and their dogs. At the end of the street on some backcountry roads and very nicely secluded. Suited our needs and close to some beautiful areas and fishing spots. Would definitely stay here again. Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a blast!!

  • 4 of 5

We brought a multi-generational group, mom and dad, three siblings, one boyfriend, and grandma, three well-behaved dogs, and a horse in order to spend some time together before everyone scatters to their respective colleges. It was fun to have a family sing with grandma playing the piano after supper. The game room was worth its weight in gold. We must have played 100 games of pool. Shopping in Woodland Park was fun. The Lake George Pizzeria was utilized for dinner the night of our fantasy football draft. The home provided lots of room to spread out but still be together. The large fenced back yard was perfect for the dogs. Our husky spent more time outdoors then he ever does at home. The hummingbirds were wonderful to watch. We had a great time at this property. The owner was very friendly and accommodating.

  • Submitted: 8-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a great time at my home. I do strive to make my home a very relaxing place for families to enjoy. Please let me know what I can do to increase future reviews from a 4 to a 5 star rating. I hope to see you all again!!
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Mountain vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this home and found it to be everything we were looking for. Peace and quiet and solitude with great views and access to great fly fishing, Pikes Peak and the nice local towns that Colorado is famous for. My son and his wife brought their 2 well behaved dogs who had plenty of room to romp and gophers to chase. We saw enough wildlife to satisfy everyone and the scenery was spectacular. Overall, a good time was had by everyone.

  • Submitted: 29-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Woodland Park, CO
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Highway 24
Nearest Restaurant
16 Miles
Lake George Pizza
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Breckenridge Ski and Golf Resort
Car: necessary

Being centrally located in Colorado, you will find the following attractions within an hours' drive: Pikes Peak and Santa's Workshop, Royal Gorge, Cave of the Winds, Trophy fishing in various reservoirs and streams, Seven Falls, The Crags, Horsethief Park, Pancake Rocks, Mueller State Park, Cripple Creek gaming town, train rides, Molly Kathlene Gold Mine, a variety of hot springs, mountain bike trails, ATV trails, horseback riding, rock climbing, boating on the 11-Mile Reservoir, Rampart Reservoir, Spinney Reservoir, skiing and paragliding on Pueblo Reservoir, golfing in Woodland Park, The Dinosaur Museum in Woodland Park, home brew beer and restaurant facilities plus a plethora of hiking, sight seeing, bird watching, etc right out the back door in the Pike National Forest!

Within a couple hours drive are the following ski resorts (plus others): Breckenridge Ski and Golf, Keystone, Winter Park, Copper Mountain, Monarch.

Within 4 hours drive are: Wolf Creek ski resort, Pagosa Springs Hot Springs resort, Grand Junction, Steamboat Springs (maybe a little longer than 4 hours but not by much), Aspen, Vail, Beaver Creek, Durango and the 4-Corners area, Mesa Verde, basically you can get to all 4 corners of Colorado from this home within 5 hours drive max!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Florissant, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$0
Property Damage Protection C$125.01
Cleaning Fee (no refund) C$126.27
Refundable Damage Deposit C$631.35
Must call for pet info C$0

A separate Rental Agreement must be signed accompanying a legal form of ID as proof of age and confirmation of signatures. A credit card must be left on file for any excessive cleaning, damage and/or theft issues. No smoking, of any nature, is to be done inside or additional charges will be billed and taken from the credit card left on file, which may include the costs to relocate the next group of travelers if excessive smoke smell lingers in the home. An itemization of the extra costs will be sent.

10% discount for confirmed active or retired military, police and fire including Emergency Managers and EMTs.

This home is my primary residence and home to 2 dogs and a cat. Personal effects throughout the home but the dogs and cat will be taken with us on our own vacations while visitors are staying at our home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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