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The Kinship Cottage ★ Downtown & Old Colorado City★Five Star cleaning team trained in disinfecting & sanitation ★Attractively located on the west side, 1 mi to downtown ★Short drive to CO College, Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, USAFA ★Dog door and dog yard for pets who qualify ★Spacious backyard with fire pit ★Equipped kitchen w/toaster, coffee maker, pots & pans, etc ★Family Friendly: Pack n play, travel stroller & more ★FAST WIFI, desk & keyless entry for BUSINESS TRAVEL ★32 inch Apple TV in living room, Netflix provided ★Free Colorado beer
Garden of the Gods Cozy Bed and Bath RetreatCozy bedroom and private bath in a country victorian tri-level with unique barn door closure that offers privacy to your suite. Compact fridge and microwave . Complimentary tea, coffee and assorted snacks. Private bath features soaking tub and shower. Walking distance to restaurants and 2 mi to shopping and additional restaurants. 1.2 miles to I-25. 3 miles to Garden of the Gods, 5 -7 mi to Manitou Springs. Four lovely, quiet cats not allowed in the guest suite. No kitchen or laundry access.
Scandinavian inspired room in Colorado FoothillsThis charming remodeled home is right in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and minutes south of downtown Colorado Springs. Come enjoy the best hiking and hangs COS has to offer.
Set in the high desert at the eastern edges of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs has welcomed a steady stream of visitors since the railroad arrived in the 1870s. Once you see the big skies and the rugged landscapes, you’ll understand the allure. In fact, the sight of Pikes Peak — towering more than 14,000 feet on the horizon — is so impressive, it inspired the patriotic anthem “America the Beautiful.” Today, Colorado Springs is the second-largest city in the state and one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, though neighborhoods like Old Colorado City retain the quiet vibes of a frontier town. As the headquarters and training center for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, the locals are quite an athletic bunch, too. You’ll want to pack a sturdy pair of boots to explore the many trails, forests, and natural areas throughout the region.
Domestic airlines serve the local Colorado Springs Airport (COS), which has direct connections to several U.S. cities. More travelers fly into Denver International Airport (DEN), about 80 miles north. It takes a little more than an hour to drive from Denver to Colorado Springs, a straight shot on Interstate 25. You can book a ride with Colorado Department of Transportation’s Bustang, a network of buses connecting Colorado Springs to major towns and cities throughout the state. Rideshare services can whisk you around the town’s many breweries. To easily access the great outdoors, you’ll want a car.
The sun shines for 300 days a year in Colorado Springs, making it a four-season destination for outdoor recreation. The warm summer weather, with average highs in the 70s and 80s Fahrenheit, draws the most visitors. If you visit from June to August, come prepared with rain ponchos for the occasional thunderstorms, which usually don’t last too long. Late spring and early fall are pleasant times to visit, when you can look forward to fewer crowds and cooler temperatures, typically in the 50s and 60s. Unlike other popular destinations in the state, Colorado Springs doesn’t get too much snow in the winter months, when the still-chilly temperatures range in the upper 30s and low 40s.
Positioned in the Pike National Forest, iconic Pikes Peak is one of the state’s famous “fourteeners,” meaning mountains rising more than 14,000 feet above sea level. You could hike the arduous Barr Trail to the top, though driving the Pikes Peak Highway gives you the same views without all the sweat.
A designated National Natural Landmark, the Garden of the Gods ranks among the most unusual city parks in the country. Its red-rock landscape is dotted with narrow sandstone pillars and cathedral-like rock spires. The picturesque formations and more than 21 miles of trails make it the most popular hiking spot in Colorado Springs. Come here for scenic walks, mountain biking, climbing, and horseback riding.
The town of Manitou Springs has long drawn visitors for its natural mineral springs, which still bubble today. This old hippie enclave has plenty of galleries and more quirky storefronts to browse in its historic district.