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Cozy Garden Retreat Cottage In The Heart Of Downtown Manitou Springs

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 320 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3 adults

Overview

A warm, garden cottage nestled in a grotto in the heart of Manitou. This renovated boutique (320 sq. ft.) dwelling dates to 1896, and is seconds to springs, coffee houses, shops, trails & spas. The Nest is a half block from Manitou Avenue but surprisingly private, and it is surrounded by nature.

Layout

The cottage has three rooms--a bedroom, a living room with adjoining kitchenette, and a 3/4 bath.

Bedroom

A full-sized, memory foam bed in a separate bedroom provides great comfort and privacy. Baseboard heat (dedicated and adjustable) sets the room to your most comfortable sleeping temperature. The bedroom has a door that opens to an outdoor seating area behind the cottage. The room contains a TV, DVD player and DVD collection, as well as shelves for storing clothes.

Living Room

The Living Room is equipped with a Jotul gas heating stove, a sectional couch with end tables, a round, and a circular, wooden table settee with two chairs. The room is perfect for lounging, and the couch, one section of which lifts up for storage becomes a queen-sized bed for one additional adult guest or two children.

Kitchenette

The kitchenette adjoins the living room. It has a half-sized fridge, toaster oven, microwave and double sink, electric water boiler, french press, a all the necessary plates, mugs and utensils. The gas stove top serves as prep space, but can be utilized for stove top cooking if/as necessary.

Soak up the intimate environment of the garden, with limestone retaining wall and patio seating, both in front of the cottage and in a nature nook off of the bedroom. Sunlight beams into the cottage through windows on all sides, and through a skylight over the shower. Sun-filtering blinds and a gas stove are perfect for those days when you just want to curl up in a soft, warm blanket and read while you sip hot tea.

Need an additional place on site for other family members (up to 8) to stay? We also have a 2 bedroom, 2 loft, 2 full bathroom property in neighboring Old Colorado City. See

More Details

Owner
Christopher Dwyer
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Russian, Minimal French and Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 November, 2017

About Christopher Dwyer

Chris and Jillian are community-builders, and believers in the power of positive intention. Chris teaches yoga, practices permaculture, and works as a local food systems advocate. Jillian leads a company that makes organic, gluten-free bread mixes, and chocolates.

Christopher Dwyer purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Christopher Dwyer chose West Colorado Springs

The 1919 Main House, 1896 Cottage and 1/3 acre grounds are a surprising mix of private and ultra-convenient.

The owners are in the process of evolving their property into a center for community engagement, a place where people, groups and communities can learn how to become more self-reliant, abundant and joyful in this time of societal transition.

What makes this cottage unique

Boutique, private cottage that feels like it's in a nature bubble, but that is half a block from historic downtown. Inquire with hosts about local connections and additional on-site and off-site services and packages, from healing treatments and herbs, to yoga instruction, to healthy food products, to discounts at local restaurants and the local spa.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From the moment we arrived, we were treated as family by our hosts. The privacy of our charming cottage was special, yet just one block from downtown activities . .. a most memorable holiday. We plan to return again and again to this lovely mountain retreat.
Dec 2015
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 320 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Stay cozy with the heat lamp or gaze at the clear blue Colorado sky through the skylight in the shower. Private and surrounded by nature.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Full-sized, memory foam mattress which makes for a very comfortable sleep. DVD player & movies available. Wake to the sound of chirping birds in the grotto and have hot tea on the back patio area by the rock wall.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Cozy Garden Retreat Cottage In The Heart Of Downtown Manitou Springs
average rating of 4.7555556 based on 46 reviews
Centennial, CO
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Wow! This place could not have been more charming

  • 4 of 5

We booked a weekend away to celebrate a one year anniversary. The plan was to use the cottage mainly for sleeping because we would be so busy mountain biking and hiking. Well, Mother Nature threw a wrench in our plans and brought freezing rain and snow. There is no better place on earth to be holed up for a day or two than the "Gnome Cottage" - as we called it. We arrived to find truffles and mixed nuts and everything we needed to feel comfortable and at home. We slept like babies in the super comfy bed. When the VRBO description says it's a 1 min walk from downtown that is not an exaggeration. It is literally a minute. It would take ten times longer to drive and try to find parking. Despite how close it is to downtown, it truly does feel like you're in a little cottage in the woods.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to host you, Brad, and we love the moniker "Gnome Cottage," which we believe captures beautifully the Fablehaven-esque sanctuary in the heart of Manitou Springs. Jillian was thrilled that you liked the organic, hand-rolled, Peruvian dark chocolate truffles she crafts for our guests and for guests of the new Sunwater Spa. We welcome you back to fall in love at the foot of America's Mountain anytime.
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5

Perfect cozy cottage in the heart of Manitou!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED staying in the cottage! Owners are so nice, great location, and so very relaxing! We can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy little Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Went for a 4 day stay. Clean, cozy and convenient.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy little 'Cottage'

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Nest. Cozy little cottage that really gives the feel of Manitou Springs. Great location for exploring the downtown area. One thing I would note: the parking is very tight. We have a little Miata and it worked well, but getting a larger vehicle in could be an issue.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome hosts. Peaceful and quiet setting. One block walking to the heart of Manitou Springs.

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and peaceful retreat!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful! We loved having the peace and quiet of the cottage while being within walking distance of downtown. Christopher was a great host and we sincerely enjoyed visiting with him. The pride taken in this property was evident. We'd love to visit again and highly recommend this property if you are looking for a peaceful retreat!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center
Pikes Peak
Old Colorado City Historic District
Cave of the Winds
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in West Colorado Springs, South Central Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Fall-Winter Special
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£145
for 2 nights
From
£63
From
£83
Fri,Sat
£437
£1,653
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£212
for 2 nights
From
£96
From
£105
Fri,Sat
£588
£2,324
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £18.87
Refundable Damage Deposit £75.49
Tax Rate 11.03%

The Nest at the White Yarrow Inn & Homestead is a drug-free, smoke-free, pet-free environment.
Cancellation policies are as follows: 100% refund with more than 28 days notice; 50% refund with between 14 and 28 days notice; refund of security deposit only with less than 14 days notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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