Cozy Basement SuiteCozy Basement with comfy full size bed, private bath, and private living area is yours to enjoy. The large living area has full size futon (folds down into a full sized bed), TV with cable and Roku, 6-port USB charger, coffee/tea. Located in a beautiful neighborhood; my house is close to Garden of the Gods, Air Force Academy, Seven Falls, etc. I have 2 dogs that live here full time and they will probably greet you as you enter. My big boy just turned one and is still learning manners. :)
Home away from home.My home is a 2 story house with a basement located in the beautiful northwest part of Colorado Springs. Last minute and late time bookings welcomed. Pet friendly.
Westside InnWe are located on the main street of Old Colorado City, a colorful, historic community, in a house built in 1899. Tourist attractions abound, just minutes away from us--Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, Cheyenne Canyon Park, Pike's Peak, Seven Falls and Old Colorado City itself, just to name a few. Great restaurants and breweries are within walking distance. I have carefully renovated our rental space, which includes 3 separate bedrooms and a deluxe bath shared by guests only. Mountain view!
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.