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Gateway To Pikes Peak, Garden Of The Gods, Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home With An Amazing View Of Pikes Peak

If you're looking for a quiet, roomy home with the most amazing view of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, look no further. Breathtaking views of Pikes Peak, the Garden of the Gods and the front range of Colorado... it is spectacular. The hot tub on the deck is probably one of the most wonderful hot tub experiences you'll have in your life. Old Colorado City and the Garden of the Gods are within walking distance. Some of the many attractions within just a few miles are Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City, historical downtown Colorado Springs, the Cog Railway, Barr Trail, the Air Force Academy, the Cliff Dwellings, Cave of the Winds, the Broadmoor Hotel, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and the New Santa Fe hiking/biking trail. If you stay for three days or more, I'll be glad to personally guide you into the Crags of Pikes Peak hiking area (very easy hike) or show you the way to a back trail to climb Pikes Peak which is very difficult requiring excellent fitness. I also have two bicycles that you can use and will be glad to direct you to some amazing bike paths. I have a canoe, but require that you've had some kind of certifiable course training for safety reasons. We can discuss in person.

Tim Hobson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Tim Hobson

Hello! My name is Tim Hobson and I'm a Colorado native born and raised in Colorado. I've been in Colorado Springs since 1988 working as an IT Project Manager for 30 years. I've finally decided to break away from the life in a cubical and go back to my love of working with customers. I was a llama / fishing outfitter/guide back in the early 90's. I have backpacked and camped all over Colorado. My main goal is to insure you have a wonderful time when you come to stay in my home. I will go out of my way to make sure you're comfortable, cozy, entertained and happy during your stay. Therefore, this is not just your standard rental. My plan is to add services which will improve your stay. I'll be glad to discuss the activities you're planning in the Colorado Springs area and make sure your vacation is a wonderful experience! I'm looking forward to meeting you.

Tim Hobson purchased this house in 1999

Why Tim Hobson chose West Colorado Springs

You just can't beat the view from my back deck. I've had many people visit my home and are 'jaw dropped' when they walk out onto my back deck. It really is spectacular. The sunrises and sunsets are soothing to the soul. The hot tub experience is magical. You just won't believe how beautiful it is. Watching the sun go down over Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods and then star gazing into the night is an experience of a lifetime. Of course, location is everything when you come to Colorado Springs. My home is in the heart of so many wonderful attractions.

What makes this house unique

1) Free hiking/biking/fishing guide (me!)

2) Centrally located in the middle of many of the tourist attractions in the area that make the city of Colorado Springs famous.

2) Game room in the garage including ping pong and pool

3) Wildlife come right into the yard.

4) An old, lovely grand piano that sounds wonderful in the sun room.

5) Over 40 board games in the collections (so far). If you have a game you like to play and I don't have it, I'll get it! It's just another addition to my collection of games in the house.

6) One of the most amazing views in Colorado Springs. I've had many friends of mine who are Colorado Springs natives that are stunned to see that I have such an amazing view. The first thing people say when they walk onto the deck is, "Wow... this is amazing." Come see for yourself.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in West Colorado Springs in Colorado Springs

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • One bedroom upstairs and three bedrooms downstairs. Please inquire if you have specific questions.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, the Cog Railway, Cave of the Winds, The Cliff Dwellings, Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs, downtown Colorado Springs, the Broadmoor, Barr Trail, The New Santa Fe Trail for hiking biking are all very close to my house and just a few minutes away.


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Gateway To Pikes Peak, Garden Of The Gods, Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City
average rating of 5.0 based on 100 reviews
North Dakota

Gorgeous views and perfectly set up for guests

  • 5 of 5

The owner of this property thinks of everything. It’s how I’d imagine my mom, who was the perfect hostess, setting up a guest house. He calls ahead and gets some suggestions of favorite foods and beverages and has the fridge stocked with some items that were enough for snacks and a couple breakfasts. Lots of fluffy white towels in every bathroom and shampoo. The sheets were comfortable and good quality not old and scratchy as were the beds. Kitchen well stocked and not with the old hand me down reject cookware some places have but adequate sets. Robes in a variety of sizes for the hot tub. Garage play area with everything you could want- even a disc golf disc and although my husband brought his own was fun to see. Bikes quality as well - we didn’t ride but certainly noticed they were Specialized not Walmart brand. And the views! No need to leave the house with the hot tub and view from the “coffee chairs”. Tons of games if a person is inclined from ping pong, pool and foosball to plenty of board games. Excellent variety of fiction choices on the shelf if you finished your book on the way here and lots of area hiking and other guides. I always worry with two young busy boys because some houses have a lot they can break and get into. Here there is enough fun that they weren’t interested in the few potentially breakable things.

We had other family in town as well and had a few people over for pizza and it was good for that with the garage extended space for kids to be a little wild while adults can see them but still sit at the table and chat.

All in all I wish I could duplicate this rental house experience everywhere we travel. I think the only thing I’d change is put the foosball (our favorite family game) in the nice garage as well rather than tucked in the basement so you can play and be near the other action. And clearly that’s not a real complaint.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review Audrey. You're right... I'm going to move the foosball table into the garage. I'm so glad you guys had fun and hope you get to come back to visit soon. Thanks again. Say hello to the fam for me. Sincerely, Tim
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This home is a Gem!

  • 5 of 5

The owner was absolutely great! The house was extremely clean. It is a wonderful vacation home. The beds were comfortable. He provides a lot to do at the house. The view is amazing! Perfect location! I would definitely rent it again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home! Wonderful and caring host!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about the home. Perfect size. Super comfortable beds. Game room in the garage. Gas fireplace in comfy living room. Kitchen cabinets stocked with every spice imaginable. All the cooking supplies you’ll ever need. Baths and showers are stocked with all toiletries, including newer towels and even bathrobes for your whole family. We were truly pampered in this home. Oh yeah, then we walked out onto this huge deck overlooking the most beautiful scenery in Colorado (Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods). Jump in the pre-heated hot tub and you’re in paradise. Our next trip to Colorado Springs will be based on when Tim’s Home is next available. Truly remarkable! Tim can start a franchise with the way he cares for his home and for his clients. Oh yeah, he even brought our children some fun treats. He brought us fresh roses and a bottle of wine to enjoy (along with fresh fruit and yogurt, etc). So generous and so caring. We are looking forward to our next opportunity to come back. If you see a spot in Tim’s calendar to rent this Home, grab it fast. You’ll be so happy you did:)

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Crosslake, MN

Great location and house.

  • 5 of 5

We love this house. Very clean, comfortable, and quiet. Great view of Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. Nice hot tub and deck sitting area. We used the pool table every night and the sound system works great.

I would definitely recommend this home for your stay in Colorado Springs.

Tim the owner is gem. You couldn’t ask for nicer guy to work with. I would go back just to hang with Tim. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home, Tim.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tim is an Amazing Host

  • 5 of 5

Before we even arrived for our trip, Tim had already reached out to make us feel at home. He inquired about some of our food/coffee preferences and graciously provided us with lots of goodies. Tim was at the house when we arrived later in the evening. He walked us throughout the house showing us where everything was and how to operate the lights, tv, fireplace, hot tub, etc. He checked in with us via phone to make sure we were comfortable throughout our stay.

The house was immaculate and provided everything you needed (even fuzzy bath robes; which I loved). Lots of entertainment, pool table, ping pong, fooz ball, books to read, lots of board games, etc. The kitchen was stocked with essential pantry items. The view was amazing on the patio and the house was very centrally located to everything.

Thanks for everything Tim! We had a great time!

I would definitely stay here again on our next trip to Colorado.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Geneva, NY

Awe inspiring view with great location

  • 5 of 5

Wow! The home was very comfortable. There was a wide variety of mattress choices. My wife and I and our friends tried out all the beds and chose the ones most comfortable to us. I think you'll find one that's right for you. The set up was great for two families because one could use the master bedroom upstairs and another larger family can use the downstairs. The house is well maintained with lots of details including pancake mixes and other items stocked for your use.

The view was magnificent! We could see Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods. And I loved the binoculars sitting next to the two chairs that face out to the mountains. Nice touch, Tim.

We played pool, ping pong, and played darts. I usually don't care for those types of things when I travel, but it was right there and it was a lot of fun for a few minutes diversion.

The TV in the living room was large and we were able to get Netflix and Hulu so we had a Huge selection of entertainment to relax to.

Speaking of relaxing, we absolutely loved the hot tub. It was a bit cold and windy while we were there, and we found the hot tub relaxing. Of course it has a great view of the mountains. While we were in a neighborhood, it was quiet and we felt it was pretty private.

While the house was great, the location was good because we could get to everything fairly easily. It did take roughly 10 minutes to get to most restaurants and stores of interest to us, so I can't say it was just around the corner. But, for our purposes, more than sufficient. Plus, we were so close to many, many attractions.

As great as all that was, Tim just pushed this over the top as one of the best places we've stayed with HomeAway. He was extremely interested in making sure we enjoyed our stay. While I have always been treated well by all the HomeAway owners (I can't complain about a single one) Tim is on a level all his own. He wanted to talk to me directly before our trip to verify the details, give advice, and ask about our preferences. He kept in contact before we arrived and was completely flexible on our arrival time. He met us at the house and gave us a quick tour. He was just a friendly guy, who loves his house and genuinely wants his guests to have the best trip ever. Mission accomplished. Thanks Tim!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15.4 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport (COS)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Jake and Telly's
Nearest Golf
4.4 Miles
Patty Jewett Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Paravicini's Italian Bistro

The Air Force Academy is 14 miles away. The football games are great! Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and the Broadmoor Hotel are located near each other and are about 7 miles. The Broadmoor Hotel is a historical site open to the public. There is a wonderful lake and views including restaurants and bars. You can sit and have a drink and soak in the atmosphere of a 5 star hotel (but then come back and hang out at the most amazing spot Colorado Springs... the back deck). The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is fantastic. It's one of the best zoos in the country. The entrance to the Pikes Peak Highway is about 11 miles. It's another 19 to drive to the top. All of these attractions can be found via the web on a variety of websites. Last, but not least, my house is at the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. I'll be glad to help steer you in the right direction for site seeing, hiking, biking, fishing and many other recreational activities. Bottom line: My home is centrally located to many wonderful attractions and I'll make sure you have a wonderful time during your visit. Note: If you stay for three days or more, I'll be glad to take you on a guided walk into the Crags area on the north-west slope of Pikes Peak. It's a very beautiful area and the hike is easy. We can discuss all of your needs and interests over the phone when you call.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £377.45

Owner'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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