Our home is designed for family fun - basketball court, treehouse, volleyball
About Karen Magistrelli
We, Bob and Karen Magistrelli, built Sun Mountain Retreat for our family home. God carried us through the unknowns of construction - working miracles all along the way. We designed the home for kids - where they could be safe and have fun. We raised our seven children and numerous foster children here Years later we moved nearby to a home where we now take in men coming out of prison. We help the men start life over after years of isolation from society. Our income from Sun Mountain helps to provide for the needs of these men.
Karen Magistrelli purchased this House in 1985
Why Karen Magistrelli chose Cascade
When our family home, now Sun Mountain Retreat, was no longer needed by the family, we could not bear to sell it, despite multiple buyer requests. We love this area and we love our family home. Our children are grown and settling in the immediate area. Making Sun Mountain a vacation home has involved all our children. Running it has been a great joy to us as we see our guests enjoying our home as much as we did.
What makes this House unique
Our most unique offering is the wide range of fun family activities right at our home - from a private backyard park to a large indoor recreation room and hot tub. Our home is central to a wide range of activities. Guests can enjoy the city offerings of beautiful Colorado Springs and can also be challenged with the outdoor activities of the mountains that surround us. Our home was designed to conserve our limited natural resources - as a 'green' home our guests can know they are part of needful conservation.
Marijuana may be legal in Colorado, but it is absolutely forbidden in our home.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
We stayed over Thanksgiving and the property was great. It snowed a couple days but other than our mini vans not dealing with ice well, it wasn’t a problem. I think we had highs in the teens a couple days but we stayed warm with the provided heaters. Actually, one of the days with a foot of snow outside we had to open the doors because it was getting slightly hot inside with all the large windows!
The kids loved playing outside and sledding. The kitchen was very well stocked and had everything you could possibly need. It is in the mountains more or less so we were colder than nearby Colorado Springs but it really wasn’t an issue. There is even a Walmart a mile or so away for anything you forgot. Oh, and of course pets are allowed! The dogs might have loved the snow more than anybody. My lab was in heaven!
Overall I highly recommend this house, great place to stay. Owners were responsive to questions and have a beautiful property, inside and especially out with a thick layer of new snow to look at safely warm inside!
Peaceful, felt like home
Thank you so much.....we enjoyed our peaceful, family gathering at your property. The view, the comfy beds, the ping pong tournaments, sitting around the fire at night talking & laughing in the mountain air, coffee on the porch swing in the morning & oh yes, the Treasure hunt, (bring your hiking shoes for that) so much FUN! Thank you for anytime we needed you, just a phone call away. We enjoyed our stay at Sun Mountain Resort and look forward to our next visit. Thanks again!
Wonderful time with family
There were ten adults and one small dog. We had a great time as a family. The kitchen is well equipped. The dining area is perfect for this size family and the house is quite spacious. The location is perfect. There are a few things that are badly need of repair on the outdoor equipment. The charcoal grill needs to be replaced, we often ended up cooking indoors. Probably only 12 adults fit comfortably. If there are small children or teenagers that don’t need a bed, it can sleep 14. All-in-all we would recommend it for a time of family fun and a place to relax.
Thanks for your review. It is helpful to know the gas grill isn't working. We will take care of that. You are right, the log playground needs repair. Now that our busy summer is coming to an end, we won't disturb guests by bringing in heavy machinery to replace logs and support beams. We are making plans now on how to re-build and repair our large playground.
Family friendly home!!!
We enjoyed all the entities the home provided. In addition, we were centrally located to many sites and activities we were interested in.
Lots of fun extras!
We loved the play set for the kids, the big kitchen table, the hot tub...it was a great place for my large family to stay!
The property offered something for everyone in our family gathering of 15 of all ages from 2yrs-70yrs. The house was clean and ready when we arrived, it was also well stocked with a few essentials like shampoo, in case you forget. We enjoyed the large windows looking out to the back of the property - we saw deer and rabbits everyday. Lots of space to spread out and enjoy a variety of activities. The playground and outdoor space was great, but needs some maintenance - the grass was calf height and some of the ropes and wood on the playground need to be replaced.