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Near Air Force Academy New Home w/ Large Gathering Areas & Private Suites

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,610 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 10 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 4 Bath On 15 Acres w/ Mountain & Pond Views

1 C Barn is a new, custom, estate home surrounded by 15 Acres of land in picturesque Colorado. It is close to the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, and Monument; 45 minutes to Denver. We can accommodate larger groups for events such as weddings and other gatherings over 25, up to a maximum of 65. Any event over 25 people is subject to additional terms and fees; message us for additional pricing and policies.

With timbers sourced out of the Black Forest burn, siding from the original homestead, and beetle kill pine throughout the interior, our space holds a refined country barn ambiance. 1 C Barn sleeps 16 with open spaces for slumber parties up to 25 (extra guest fees apply, 25 person overnight occupancy maximum stay is 3 nights, bedding not provided for more than 16 guests). The combined gourmet kitchen, dining, and living area is perfect for hosting a larger group. This space also features a fireplace and sitting area. Downstairs, there is a separate TV family room with wet bar. We have indoor and outdoor games, a hot tub, and gas fire pit, as well as an outdoor grill and dining area. There are 4 private bedrooms (two with lovely en-suite baths), 2 additional baths, and a laundry room with a full washer and dryer. For sleeping we have 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 2 double beds, 1 bunk bed (2 single beds), 4 single fold out floor mattresses ("flip chairs"), 1 oversize single fold out couch, 1 couch that converts to a double bed, and 2 regular couches. The home does not have A/C as it is situated in a high plains area at an elevation of 7500 ft and is equipped with several ceiling fans and many large windows to allow for good ventilation on warmer days. Required short term rental agreement to follow all bookings via email. All reservations subject to booking at owner discretion based on the estate's schedule. All rates subject to change prior to booking confirmation.

More Details

Alyce McElhoes
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

About Alyce McElhoes

Twenty-one years ago we purchased 40 acres from the original homesteader of the land on a handshake deal. We subdivided the land into home-sites, built homes on them, sold them to lovely neighbors, and created covenants that protected property values but allowed for fun things to do like have animals and barns. Our 3 children grew up here and had ducks, goats, cats, dogs, motorcycles, and go carts . They went off to college, got degrees, and have come back to help with the family business. As a labor of love we all built this beautiful gathering place that we hope people will come, stay, play, and enjoy the wide open Colorado spaces that we call home.

Alyce McElhoes purchased this estate in 2016

Why Alyce McElhoes chose Colorado Springs

This is a very unique, new, private, and beautiful home. Almost all of the finishes in the home are totally hand crafted. It is a very versatile property. It can easily accommodate larger groups but is also cozy and inviting for a small group. The hosts are experienced in planning both large and small events and parties and are happy to help. It is close in to some fantastic parks (like 417 acre Fox Run Park), restaurants and shopping, but sits on a peaceful 15 acres of land.

What makes this estate unique

Sizable gathering areas, beautiful Colorado construction, many options for your stay. Experienced, professional, friendly, and accessible hosts ready to be a part of helping you plan your wedding, family vacation, or weekend retreat. Peaceful indoor and outdoor spaces to hang out, read a book, or sit by a fireplace. Two big screen TVs to watch a game or good movie. 6 Person Hot Tub. Great game area in a heated garage for everyone to enjoy. Private cul-de-sac road for walking or biking.


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

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3610 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 25 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Any event, such as a reunion, wedding, rehearsal dinner, etc, must be approved and paid for (if applicable) prior to stay.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Powder room w/ walk-in shower
    Master Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Freestanding tub, walk-in shower, and dual vanity
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Dual vanity
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk-in shower, private to suite
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , Shares dual vanity bath with Bedroom 4
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , Adjoins private en-suite bath and walk-in closet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Shares dual vanity bath with Bedroom 3
    Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Adjoins 5 piece master suite bath & walk-in closet, upstairs
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing


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Near Air Force Academy New Home w/ Large Gathering Areas & Private Suites
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Perfect venue for family gatherings/celebrations!

  • 5 of 5

We hosted a rehearsal dinner for 55 on a Friday evening and a barbque the following afternoon for an even larger number. Our family and friends traveled from all over the US to celebrate this wedding and having this "home away from home" to visit/eat/meet/chat/laugh and create memories made all the difference! It was lovely to not have time restrictions on our gatherings (as you might experience in a hotel/restaurant/commercial venue), so folks could arrive and linger in a relaxed fashion. The kitchen and great room were beautiful and ultra clean, the check in couldn't have been easier and Alyce is delightful. We give this a 5 STAR rating!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ginny! We loved hosting your special day for your family. It's a blessing to share in these days for guests. Hope to have you back for a family gathering! David & Alyce
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Beautiful home, great location with plenty of space

  • 5 of 5

My siblings, our families and our parents all stayed in this lovely home, a group of 22 (parents, teenagers and little ones) We celebrated our parents' 50th wedding anniversary all together and had a wonderful time. Alyce was very accommodating and very responsive with any questions we had. The home was clean, new and spacious. The garage had fun games and activities like Jenga, a pool table and several other games that our teenagers loved. We'd love to come back again sometime!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming to stay with us! You were wonderful guests. We enjoyed being able to provide a place for you to celebrate with your family for such a wonderful occasion. Please come back anytime!
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Fantastic place for our pre-wedding family gatherings.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with family and held a family brunch and the rehearsal dinner for our daughter's wedding that was held at nearby Flying Horse Ranch. This home was just perfect for us. It is beautiful, well-equipped and the owner was very accommodating. It is perfect for a small wedding or other celebration.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! It was great to provide a supporting location for you and your family as you celebrated your daughter's wedding!
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Successful family reunion

  • 5 of 5

This interesting house offered a perfect gathering place for our family reunion. Alyce was very accommodating, and I highly recommend her listing.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! We had a wonderful time hosting you. Thank you for the wonderful review.
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Wonderful experience !!

  • 5 of 5

The place has everything that is needed for a gathering. We enjoyed a lot and will surely recommend this place to everyone..

Already one of my friend who was staying with us has decided to book this place for another event this summer..

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us Arunaksha. It was great to have you and your family for the weekend. Come back anytime!
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The perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

Great roomy house. Close to the Academy, great kitchen, very comfy beds, excellent parking and access.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christian! It was wonderful to have you. Please come back anytime!
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Nearest Airport
63 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
El Padrinos
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kings Deer Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 83
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
CB & Potts
Nearest Ski
111 Miles
Loveland Ski Resort
Car: recommended

Near Air Force Academy, Shopping, Restaurants, Parks. 5 minute drive to Fox Run Park with trails to ponds and beautiful mature woods. Several nearby golf courses. Close to theaters, restaurants, and Great Wolf Lodge Water Park at Interquest Parkway. Private but close in.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Air Force/Army Game
4 Oct 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
USAFA Graduation 2019
24 May 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
10 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.58
Refundable Damage Deposit £231.75
Pet Fee £77.25
Cleaning fee £193.13

Availability is subject to master booking calendar for 1CBarn. Weddings, Gatherings, Parties over 25 people subject to terms and rates of 1CBarn. Use of event tables and chairs charged separately.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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