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4 Bdrm Home on Treed 6.5 Acres 4 Miles from Air Force Academy

Bedrooms 4
Space 492 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms + pull outs, 4 Baths, Sleeps 12, plenty of floor space for extras

This spacious 5,300 sq ft home, built in 1981, sits on 6.5 acres among the majestic Ponderosa pines and Blue Spruce of the Black Forest in northern Colorado Springs. It boasts a balcony in the front looking out into the woods with enough seating for 12 and a porch on the back. Only 50 yards off the back porch, is Fox Run Regional Park which has two ponds, animerous gazebos, large meadows for playing sports, two playground areas, two trails through the woods for hiking, a good sized fenced dog park, and a picturesque view of Pikes Peak. You are sure to be comfortable in one of the four bedrooms, the well-lit living room or the lower floor family room.

Your vacation home is situated in the peaceful woods, yet is only 2 miles off of I-25 and gives you the amenities of a large grocery store, Wal-Mart, Bass Pro Shop, and a plethora of eateries five minutes away both West and South of the property. This up-scale home is ideal for attending Academy events or for exploring other area attractions including Garden of the Gods, Seven Falls, Cave of the Winds, Focus on the Family Visitor Center, and other wonderful Colorado Springs and Denver area attractions.

This is our home when there aren't any VRBO guests. We don't move completely out of our home but try to ensure there is room for you during your stay, feel free to slide our clothes to the side to make room in the closets and drawers, food, spices, and baking essentials in the refrigerator and cabinets are for your use. Just move them aside to make room for your cooking needs. Have a great stay with us.

Keywords: Spacious, picturesque, fully furnished, double oven kitchen solid oak trim throughout, mini-split heat pump for the upper level.

More Details

Pat & Lisa DiPaola
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
6 March, 2018

About Pat & Lisa DiPaola

We have been married for 37 wonderful years and God has blessed us with four amazing children an grandchild.

Pat & Lisa DiPaola purchased this chateau / country house in 1999

Why Pat & Lisa DiPaola chose Colorado Springs

We purchased this home so we could have enough room to spread out without bumping into our neighbors. The treed 600' front yard provides complete privacy from the road below. We loved the open floor plan of a passive solar house, the proximity to Fox Run Regional Park, and the quick access to so many things. We love it here and we think you will enjoy it too!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Excellent location for participating in Air Force Academy activities such as USAFA Graduation and USAFA Parents Weekend.

Less than 2 hour drive to Summit county ski and summer recreation areas; Breckenridge, Keystone, Winter Park, Copper, Vail, Beaver Creek. Aspen, and A-Basin.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 492 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Lower Floor Bath - toilet , bath with shower
    Upper Level Bath - toilet , shower enclosure
    Main Floor -Guest Bath - toilet , shower enclosure , Shared Access with MSTR Bath w/Tub and Shwr w/ HDCP Rails
    Main Floor MSTR Bath - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Shared Access with Guest Bath Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Main Floor - Guest BDRM w/HDCP Equipted Walk-in Shower - 1 large double bed , Cable HDTV - Overlooks Waterfall into the reflection Pond
    Lower LVL 1 BDRM w/Full Bath opens to Family and Game Room - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , 2,500 sq ft 75% Sub-Grade Lwr flr with wood burning stove
    Main Floor - MSTR BDRM - 1 extra lg. double bed , Excellent view of Fox Run Park - HDTV w/Recorder 2 closets
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sofa bed/futon , Sofa Pull out on lower floor / Futon on Upper Floor
    300 sq ft Upper Level w/BDRM & Full Bath - 2 single bed , View of Pike's Peak; Lg sitting area Digital TV w/recorder
  • Lower and Main Floors have 2,500 sq ft of floor space. (6) TV.s - HDTVs w/recorders in Main and lower floor BDRMS, Family Room, and living room. Digital TV w/recorder in Loft
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Our landscaping is the way we want it. Large gatherings over 16 people will be charged a $5000 refundable fee to cover intentional damage to the landscape, excessive cleaning required, and excessive trash removal.


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4 Bdrm Home on Treed 6.5 Acres 4 Miles from Air Force Academy
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The house was excellent we had a family of 19 and we all had room to spread out. We had a wonderful experience in the house they had everything we needed and would definitely recommend this home for others.

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrea - thanks so much for your wonderful review and for your return this year. Hope to see you again next year.
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Perfect for our gathering!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely 3 story home was perfect for our gathering to celebrate our daughter's wedding. This large home provided plentiful areas for friends and family to gather for a wide variety of activities. The kitchen is well appointed complete with a double oven and two refrigerator/freezers. We loved the generous deck with comfortable furniture and large grill. Indoors, there was plenty of room to set up for our various activities. We enjoyed watching the wildlife around the grounds, as well as the proximity to Fox Run Regional Park (out the back door). .Very quiet and private property, and yet less than 10 minutes to groceries, shopping and restaurants. In particular, we found Lisa and Pat to be responsive and helpful

before, during and after our rental.

If you are looking for a spacious, private and beautiful retreat for your gathering, this could be it. Although it is 3 stories, the lower level would work well for those in your party who may not be able to climb the stairs.

  • Review Submitted: 02/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A 5. Great all the way around.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home

10 of us stayed.

Beautiful grounds. All the amenities you need. Lovely deck to sit on.

Clean. A great experience

  • Review Submitted: 05/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location !

  • 4 of 5

Spoke with the owner about some issues when we arrived. All was addressed and would return. Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Review Submitted: 02/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, gorgeous area!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed out stay. The home provided us with enough space to do many different activities and also be all together. We loved the trails around the home and sitting out on the deck.

We had everything we needed. The tv remote did not work, but we just turned it on right on the tv.

We loved how we didn't have homes right next to us and felt like we were out on our own.

  • Review Submitted: 03/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Great location. We were able to visit all the attractions all within 1 1/2 hours. With 5 Grandchildren and 7 adults we enjoyed the privacy and size of the home. The kids loved taking the trail to the park and playing on the play ground. We even saw some deer within 100 yards of the house. I would definitely recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27.8 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Monument, Colorado
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
US Air Force Academy
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.2 Miles
Chili's, Texas Roadhouse, Japanese, Mexican
Nearest Point of Interest
Our House - 1610 Stella Dr
Nearest Point of Interest
Kig Soopers Papa Murphry's Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
Walmart Texas Road House Pet's Mart
Nearest Point of Interest
Home Depot Kohls Wells Fargo
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Air Force Academy
Nearest Point of Interest
Gleneagle Golf Course
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
AFA Graduation Week 2018
19 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
AFA Parent's Weekend
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
AFA Graduation Week 2019
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
AFA Parent's Weekend 2019
30 Aug 2019 - 2 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$6 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$191.14
Property Damage Protection AU$126.16

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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