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Beautiful, Family-friendly, Spacious Home w/Hot Tub & Striking Mountain Views!

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Clean, Cozy, Well-kept, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Home With Mountain Views.

Great family-friendly mountain home that can sleep up to 9. Enter the home on the 2nd level into the living area with spacious family room overlooking Mt. Lindsay and Mt. Blanca. Stay cozy in the cold weather with electric baseboard heating and/or with the modern wood stove. Enjoy cooking in the kitchen overlooking the beautifully landscaped yard. Kitchen is fully equipped with refrigerator (ice trays), built in oven, microwave, electric stove with griddle, and dishwasher. There is also a toaster and coffee maker for your convenience. Enjoy meals in the dining room overlooking the mountain view or outside on the deck. Relax in the solarium taking in the serene alpine setting through the wall of windows or have fun playing games. A full bath with shower is located just off the solarium. Outside upper deck with deck chairs is accessible from the solarium. All the bedrooms are downstairs. Master bedroom with king-size bed, full, in-suite bath (sunken tub), second bedroom with 2 single twin beds, third bedroom with a twin over double bunk bed. Full bath in downstairs hall (shower) serves both second and third bedrooms. Also available are 2 twin cots that can be placed wherever desired in the house and used to sleep two additional people.

Full size washer and dryer are located in downstairs hall for all your laundry needs.

The yard surrounding Casa Friede has been painstakingly landscaped over the years by the former owners and adds to the charm of the home. In addition to the upper deck, there is a lower deck area with bench seating where you can sit, enjoy the lovely yard and listen to the wind rushing through the trees.

Wildlife is abundant in Forbes Park as are the opportunities to enjoy it. Access to San Isabel National Forest is available from within the Park. You can walk the many roads within the development and enjoy some of the 5,000 acres of protected common land which includes meadows, streams, forests, lakes and beaver ponds. Also available in Forbes Park are many miles of hiking, cross country skiing, and mountain biking.

Visit Great Sand Dunes National Park only 45 minutes away. You'll be amazed at the massive sand dunes and will feel like you are in the middle of a desert. You can get up close and personal and climb the dunes and enjoy the creek that runs through it during the spring and early summer. This is one of our family's favorite spots in Colorado.

Also within 2 hours are several ski areas (see link below for more info) that you can take a day trip and enjoy. La Veta and Cuchara are about an hour or less drive from Casa Friede and offer local dining, shopping and entertainment options fun for all ages.

We invite you to come experience Casa Friede and explore beautiful Southern Colorado.

More Details

Michelle Kuhtenia
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Michelle Kuhtenia

My husband, David and I (Michelle) currently live in Central Ohio with our 3 children. David fell in love with Colorado and the Rocky Mountains many moons ago when he went on his first hiking trip. A few years ago, while surfing the internet looking for potential property in Colorado, he discovered Forbes Park. He visited the area several times then brought me along. We both agreed this was a great place to buy a vacation home, and the rest is history!

Michelle Kuhtenia purchased this house in 2013

Why Michelle Kuhtenia chose Colorado

We started our search in Forbes Park by looking at available lots with the intent to build; however, when we were shown Casa Friede on a whim, we fell in love with the house. The former (and original) owner was so nice and had kept up the house so beautifully that we decided to continue their legacy in the name of the house.

What makes this house unique

The fact that Forbes Park has access to San Isabel national forest, is within around 2 hours or less of several nice ski areas, and is close to a host of other options for hiking, sightseeing, cross country skiing, etc. was very attractive to us. There are great options for either summer or winter activities for the whole family.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fort Garland in Costilla County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Downstairs Hall Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located off of solarium.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed , Twin over double bunk bed - could sleep up to 3.
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom has in-suite master bath with sunken tub.
    Cots Available - 2 Single Bed , Two twin cots are available for use anywhere in house.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Beautiful, Family-friendly, Spacious Home w/Hot Tub & Striking Mountain Views!
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful property over the New Years holiday weekend. The home is very clean and very comfortable with some of the most beautiful mountain views I've seen. Sitting in the hot tub in the solarium while we watched it snow outside made for a wonderful weekend. Michelle is an amazing host and is very responsive to any questions we had about the property. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Great place and it was spotless . I will return

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

The views- spectacular! The condition of the cabin- fantastic! The amenities- wifi, direct tv, plenty kitchen utensils, soap, towels etc.. an abundance not even found at a 5 star hotel! Just an all around perfect cabin with more than what you would expect! The owner is great as she provided helpful communication before, during and after the stay!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location and very comfortable home. We will be staying here again next time we visit Colorado. The home was stock with everything we needed for our stay. Owners were easy to communicate with and answered all of the questions we had. It was a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous home in Ft. Garland, CO

  • 5 of 5

The pictures and description on the VRBO website do not do justice to this house. It is absolutely amazing! It is beautifully designed and decorated, and is in just a peaceful setting. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would not hesitate to return to this wonderful house. We particularly enjoyed to scenic views of the mountains surrounding the house, and enjoyed watching the wildlife. This is definitely a five star rental.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular views & awesome accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful home, thanks to my parents having rented it for our family vacation, for 8 days and all I can say is "WOW"!! The views from the living room were breathtaking, and the accommodations were luxurious. No detail has been overlooked. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking just about anything, the towels and sheets were of the highest quality, Kleenex was supplied in almost every room, and extra blankets, sheets and towels were made easily available. The hot tub was a bonus treat for those moments when you just wanted to relax and take in the splendor of the views. The property itself is well maintained and the rock gardens never failed to delight all of us. So much time and effort has been dedicated to making this property a show place, yet from the moment you walk in, you instantly feel at home. Scenic drives surround the property from every turn. Forbes Park is one of the most incredible places I've ever been and seen. We will most definitely be back! Thank you, Michelle, for truly providing a home away from home for others to enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
136 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
16 Miles
Ft. Garland
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US 160
Nearest Restaurant
16 Miles
Ft. Garland
Nearest Ski
83 Miles
Red River Ski Area, NM
Car: necessary

Forbes Park is a beautiful, gated 13,000 acre development located in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. It's far enough away from the hustle and bustle to be a fantastic get-away location, but close enough to civilization to offer lots of fun options for sightseeing, outdoor adventuring, shopping, dining or just relaxing and enjoying the gorgeous mountain views and wildlife.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fort Garland, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring/Summer 2017
15 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Fall 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Holiday 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.65
Security Damage Deposit £193.26
Cleaning Fee £139.14 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.8%

Casa Friede is available to rent 5/2015 - 1/3/16. We will close for the rest of the Winter season from 1/4/16-5/14/16. We will open again from 5/15/16 -1/14/17.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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