EverGreen Cottage, Near Cripple Creek Colorado
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Pets allowed: No
After a day of sightseeing or hiking, relax and stargaze from the expansive front deck. It's quiet and private, but only a short distance to Woodland Park, Cripple Creek, or Colorado Springs. If you have a larger party, it's walking distance to Horseshoe Lodge & Timber Ridge cabins, for larger family get-togethers.
Come visit us! Relax. Decompress. Hear your thoughts slow down in the stillness of the cool mountain air.
Sleeping: 2 private bedrooms. 1 with a unique Queen log bed; second bedroom sleeps four.
Bathroom: One full bath (shower and tub)
Heat: Portable, electric fireplace/heater.
Land Line Telephone; Cell phone service can be spotty
TV/VCR/DVD (no reception, Lots of Videos, microwave,toaster, Coffeemaker)
OTHER FEATURES: Picnic Table. Great views from living room, dining areas and deck. Near Mueller State Park for hiking, fishing, biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing.
Location: Approx: Seven miles south of Divide in Rainbow Valley, near Mueller State Park. Ten miles to Cripple Ck. Just 20 minutes to Woodland Park, with restaurants, fast food, a movie theater, hospital, grocery stores (including a 24-hour Walmart), and the Dinosaur Resource Center, the amazing private collection of an active paleontologist's dinosaur fossils.
NOTE: Longer minimum stay requirements and higher rates may apply during holidays or peak demand. We'll strive to keep them reasonable, though. Enjoy your stay!
About the owner
- 1 Queen Bed
- 1 Double Bed
- 2 Twin Beds
- Full Kitchen
- Parking Included
- Hardwood Floors
- Linens Provided
- View (Mountains)
- Alarm Clock
- Refrigerator (Full)
- Ceiling Fan
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- TV (Antenna)
- DVD Player
- Grocery Store
- Gym/Fitness Center
Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Cripple Creek, Colorado
Eleven Mile Canyon is awesome!
January 23, 2015
A friend from Texas recommended this place, so we tried it out. The first day, we fished in Mueller State Park, catching and releasing a couple dozen tiny brook trout. It was fun, but we wanted something big enough to eat. The guy in the Woodlands Park flyshop suggested either Eleven Mile Canyon Reservoir, or Eleven Mile Canyon itself, which flows from the Reservoir to Lake George. We bought a few flies and headed out the next day to the Canyon, 20-30 minutes from the cabin (depending on how fast you drive). Once you get to the park, the road is rough, but every turn brought a new postcard picture view. It's amazing! The fish are abundant, but stubborn. At one point, I laughed as my son started whacking trout with his fishing pole. They were clustered at his feet, adamantly refusing to bite. After a selfish hour of fishing, I headed back to the cabin to get the girls, who put on swimsuits and loved wading in the cold water. We'd have stayed until sundown, but had tickets to the musical (Guys & Dolls) in Cripple Creek. There's a Boy Scout camp in the canyon, so if your son is taking a trip to that camp (Camp Alexander), you might think about staying in this cabin. The cabin is great. It looks like it has been recently remodeled, and was very clean. We didn't notice that the mattresses are hard, but they're memory foam, so there's no bounce to them. It's an ab workout to get out of bed, especially if you're the one who sleeps next to the wall. You can't just roll out of bed, but must climb over your partner, or climb over the footboard. Two things they should fix: (1) Master bedroom window. The weather was great, so sleeping with the windows open at night was wonderful. But the big window in the master bedroom barely opens, and is even harder to close. (2) When we arrived, there was a slight sulfuric smell in the master bedroom. We opened the windows, and it dissipated after a couple hours. The owner says it's from the hot water heater in the master bedroom closet. If the cabin is vacant for few days, the sulfur smell builds up. They should replace the hot water heater, if that would fix it. But neither issue is significant enough to knock a star off. The whole stay was so much fun, we spent a day driving around, looking for cabins for sale. But we realize that would be too much hassle. We'll be back to Evergreen.
stay for the rally
August 24, 2013
the only thing that would have given a 5 star rating was to have different mattresses on the beds,the onesthere were much to hardotherwise it was a great set up we will use again in the future.
This was a review from a past guest. We enjoyed the review so much, we included excerpts in our description:
We've stayed here before with our three kids, escaping a Texas August, and we all fell in love with the place. It's very cozy...2 bedrooms and a bathroom, as it says. It would be a stretch to sleep 8. Maybe 6, or 7 (if they're friendly), given current beds.
Also, there's no internet (although you can get enough of a cell phone signal to get things on your phone or use it as a hotspot...that's a major improvement since our first stay, when we had to walk up the mountain and pray to the wireless gods to make a phone call). But if you're coming for the internet, you're missing the whole point.
The cabin is actually situated in a neighborhood, of sorts, so you have the best of both worlds. The roads, while not paved, were plowed and clear after a big snowstorm the night before. Water is delivered from a central well run by the neighborhood, so it's both reliable, and tested annually. But from the deck, you can see one cabin...and Pike's Peak. That's about it. The cabin adjoins a much larger lot with another cabin up the mountain...so you effectively have ~2-3 acres of alpine bliss to yourselves. Isolation, without being cut off from the world.
The pleasant little town of Divide is a few minutes up the highway, for basics. Woodland Park is just a few minutes past that, for everything else. Restaurants, shopping, a 24-hour Wal-Mart, the hospital, Redbox. Fast food. A movie theater. Whatever your little heart desires other than the cool crisp mountain air and the isolation of the pines.
As to the cabin itself, it has all the basics, and a few niceties. It's cozy and homey, with a reasonable selection of movies and games. When we were there the first time, the dishwasher didn't work, but it does, now. The coffee maker still had grounds from the guests that were there before us...but didn't, this last time. I think they've gotten a new cleaning crew?
Other than that, it was what we hoped for. With 3 kids, you can't stay in a hotel for anything close to the price you can get this 2-bedroom cabin for. It's not the Hilton...but that's not why you're looking for a mountain retreat.
Do yourself a favor, and spend some family time at Evergreen Cottage.
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