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Air Force Academy/Gleneagle Northgate location spacious ranch home.

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,350 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Great Home In A Great Community With A Great Family Feel.

AIR FORCE academy location available for 2019 graduation and parents weekend 2019. This home is as close as you can get to the USAF Academy. You can come and go from the Academy during graduation week,parents weekend without the hassle of traffic on I25. This home is great for your family graduation week with main level very open and two main level bedrooms with king beds. Lower level has a second family room with TV area plus a ping pong area with 2 additional bedrooms and full bath with walk in shower.

Modern rancher tucked away in a quiet neighborhood with walking trails yet close to all conveniences. Grocery stores coffee shops, Bass Pro, Indoor Go Cart, Magnum Shooting Range and restaurants are all minutes away. Fox Run Park is just a hike up the hill which has great trails for cross country skiing or snowshoeing in winter and hiking trails and ponds to enjoy in summer months. If you enjoy bike rides the Sante fe bike trailhead is close by just off Baptist road.

The home has a very open floorplan with all the comforts of home including a ping pong table in lower level family room. All new mattresses,linens and bed coverings. The kitchen has granite counters, stainless appliances and all the gadgets you may need during your stay. The office/library on main level even has open floor space for morning yoga (mat included) an eliptical and free weights to stay on top of your workouts. Cable TV, wifi, Internet provided with this home. Flat screen TVS in master bedroom and in fam rooms on both levels. Sorry but no pets and of course no smoking!

More Details

Property Manager
Vivian Layman
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Vivian Layman

My husband is retired military so I was a military wife for over 20 years. We are both originally from the East Coast. We have raised four children two sons Air Force Academy Grads (2005/2010) and a son that is a Radiology Tech and a 21 year old college student (girl). We have 5 grandchildren to our Air Force sons and recently have cut back on our workload to travel to see them more often. I am a preschool teacher/Children's Librarian. We love our home and our neighborhood but when we are away we love knowing it is being enjoyed by others!

Vivian Layman purchased this house in 2006

Why Vivian Layman chose Colorado Springs

We love this community and the simple lifestyle it affords.

What makes this house unique

The benefit to this property is not only the wonderful location to the Air Force Academy, Monument and all the wonderful things to do in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas but also that it is in a beautiful neighborhood with trails and wildlife all around you. We love that we can get on and off base without ever getting on the freeways or we can go to Palmer Lake to hike on backroads as well. It is truly a great location.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Colorado Springs in El Paso County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Failure to make second on time will result in owner cancelling reservation . No fires, smoking or pets. Family gatherings encouraged but no loud party
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Main level has two bathrooms. One is master and second is off the second bedroom. Lower level has a third bathroom with walk in shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Two main level bedrooms have King size beds. The main master has bathroom ensuite. The bathroom has a double sinks, toilet, shower and jacuzzi tub. The second bedroom on this floor has a small but full size (single sink) bathroom just outside the doorway. Main level laundry room. Lower level (basement) has two bedrooms one with a queen and the other with a full bed. Bathroom on this lower level has a sink, toilet and walk in shower. There is also a twin bed sit up in great room area of lower level for a younger child. A crib and pack and play are also stored in closet of bedroom on lower level.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
Our focus is for those (families) or couples wanting to visit the Air Force Academy during special events or just for seeing the beautiful Colorado Springs. We are sorry to decline renting from larger groups being supervised by youth leaders. We also will not rent to multiple families. One family per rental visit and a maximum of 4 children. Our home is in a quiet neighborhood and out of respect for our neighbors we decline large groups.


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Air Force Academy/Gleneagle Northgate location spacious ranch home.
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

A Great Stay at a Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and spacious home in the perfect location for us as we participated in and enjoyed USAFA commissioning and graduation week events!

Located in a quiet neighborhood with friendly neighbors and panoramic views of the USAFA campus. Couldn't have been a more convenient location to serve as "home base" for visiting USAFA.

The home had plenty of space and Vivian provided us with everything we needed to feel right at home from the minute we entered.

Moreover, Vivian was great to work with throughout...including helpful "tidbits" while we were there!

And, folks we had over during the week were equally impressed!

Thanks again, Vivian!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for all your kind remarks. Your family took such great care of our home and we are so appreciative. You were great people to communicate with and we are thankful you chose our home for such a big event as USAFA graduation. We take such pride in the success of all the cadets and feel such happiness for their families. We welcome great families like yours into our home. Thank you again! Blessings to you all!!! Vivian & Steve
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  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about of stay at the Layman’s. The house is very beautiful and Vivian and Steve are exceptional to work with. It left like I was staying at a relatives house. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Colleen, Scott & Girls, We could not ask for a better family to stay in our home. It was wonderful to meet your family! Thank you for taking great care of our home and going above and beyond what we asked of you before you checked out. It was great to come home too. Thank you for choosing our home and your taking time to write the sweet review!! Steve & Vivian
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Long Beach, CA

Warm welcome!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment that you walk in the door everything in this home says Welcome, have a wonderful stay! Lights are on, notes of welcome and half and half in the fridge for your coffee (Keurig) the next morning! A well stocked pantry and kitchen with an invitation to use anything you find, shampoo and conditioner in every shower and cozy throw blankets in every sitting area! This was a delightful home in a beautiful area, with many deer sauntering past windows in the morning. You will be glad you stayed here!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful having your family celebrate a holiday in our home. You the best guests and I am grateful you chose our home to make family memories in together. I feel like we made new friends along the way! Blessings!!
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Coppell, Tx

Great home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great Air Force Academy Parents' Weekend at this home. Vivian made sure that we had everything that we needed and much more. We really appreciated her thoughtfulness and kindness in making it a fun and special weekend for our family. The home was very comfortable, clean, and in a great neighborhood. We couldn't have asked for more! The location is perfect for USAFA events!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristi, So happy to read your review and to know our home met all your needs. We strive to make our home as comfy as possible for all our guests. We appreciate families choosing our home to make family memories together. Family is so important to us! Thanks for taking good care of our home and being great guests! Hope you come back for graduation week 2019! Blessings! Vivian & Steve Layman
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Enjoyed our time in Colorado Springs

  • 5 of 5

Great location, very clean and plenty of space. Kitchen is well stocked, grocery store not too far. Close to attractions.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad our home met your needs and your family enjoyed a great vacation time in Colorado Springs. It was our pleasure to have you choose our home and we hope you visit again!
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Beautiful home, beautiful area!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home. We enjoyed it very much! The owners were so easy to work with. There were little homey touches everywhere.....anticipating anything you might need. We loved the ping pong table, the fresh flowers, the porch, the walking trails close by, the beautiful view, the big leather sectional in the basement, and the well stocked kitchen. Lots of restaurants close by and not too far from any of the tourist spots we visited. We would definitely stay again if we are ever in the area!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home for your vacation. I am so glad it met your needs and you felt so at home. I truly enjoyed all our communication and I thank your beautiful family for taking great care of our home. I hope the rest of your summer is great and we certainly would love you all back in the future! Blessings!
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Air Force Academy location great for families coming to Colorado for Air Force Academy events.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £133.25
Refundable Damage Deposit £76.14

Our property is a smoke free property! We also ask that you place any garbage into the trash receptacle outside the garage before you leave and load and start the dishwasher. It would be helpful if you stripped the beds that were used so that we can will know which beds and bedding was used during your stay so they can be laundered and remade. We especially ask that you wipe down kitchen counters and leave the kitchen the way your found it. We want to keep cleaning fees low and this helps. We try to accommodate guests with early check in times if possible (no charge) but are less flexible on check out times. Check out is 10 am and by requests we can sometimes allow a later check out time (2 pm) but we charge a late check out fee and require that you request ahead of time so we know if it is even possible. Thanks for your understanding!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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