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Southern Rocky Mountain Retreat: Hot Tub, Fireplace, firepit, 80 Acres

Bedrooms 3
Space 213 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Serene 80-acre get-away, nestled in the southern Rocky Mountains, with spectacular views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains from the deck, living room, and loft. Relax in the 7-person hot tub while enjoying the mountain views or the stars at night. Firepit with Adirondack chairs. Large deck with patio furniture, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, gas fireplace, TV viewing area, kitchen, dining room, and living room with mountain views. Hike the property and enjoy the nature and wildlife.

A description and pictures of the South TBar Ranch where Soaring Eagle is located can be found by entering South TBar into your browser.

Bedrooms: Sleeps eight people. Chalet Room: Main floor. Incredibly comfortable queen size bed, oak beams across the ceiling are reminiscent of an Alpen chalet. Dresser, night stand, closet. Bathroom in hall.

Master Bedroom: amazingly comfortable poster queen bed, dresser, 2 nightstands, private bath: toilet, shower, walk-in closet, gas fireplace. Sliding glass door opens to deck.

Loft: 2 twin beds and fold out futon sleeps 4. Loft also includes reading area with chair and half and ottoman and an office. Mountain views from loft.

Kitchen: Beautiful, fully furnished kitchen with granite countertops and center island. Applicances: refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker, dishes, flatware, glasses – just like at home.

Exterior: Large deck with patio furniture. 7-person hot tub facing mountains. Home has WiFi, Dish network TV, phone with U.S. long distance.

Canon City area activities: 5 golf courses, horseback riding, Royal Gorge Park, Royal Gorge Scenic train ride, zip lines, rafting, Gold Medal fly fishing, Abbey Winery Tour, wolf sanctuary, Dinosaur Depot, shopping, restaurants, mountain biking trails

Caretakers/owners live in separate lower level walkout so we are available to assist you, but offer you complete privacy.

Guests will be asked to sign an agreement that they will abide by the house rules.

Prohibited: recreational drugs including marijuana, drones, trespassing and use of other properties on the ranch, motorcycles, atv, utv, and firearms.

We live in a remote, peaceful, quiet area where everyone values their privacy. Accordingly drones and trespassing are strictly prohibited. A $200 fine will be imposed for either.

More Details

Joyce and Michael Omohundro
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, spanish, A little French - email is best.
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018

About Joyce and Michael Omohundro

School: North Hardin High School, University of Louisville, University of Denver

Work: Nuance Communications, Nuance

About Joyce: grew up in rural Kentucky on a dairy farm. Went to college at University of Louisville and ended up traveling the world as a computer consultant. :-) Speaks fluent English and Spanish and some French. Michael: grew up in Virginia and is a graduate of Annapolis and Univ. of Oregon. He is a history buff, loves the outdoors, and sports - of course - golf, 8-oar rowing, marksmanship, skiing. He speaks English and Spanish.

Joyce and Michael Omohundro purchased this chateau / country house in 2013

Why Joyce and Michael Omohundro chose Cañon City

We looked for 2 years before purchasing Soaring Eagle. We wanted beautiful scenery, serenity (no road noise - just the wind in the trees). We wanted to see wildlife: deer, elk, antelope, fox, bobcat, etc. It has wonderful water - its own well so we are able to have a lovely garden in front of our house.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The home has southern exposures and views from almost every room. The interior is paneled and has a wood smell when you walk in. I love the flow of the house. From the deck we have a plethora of hummingbirds and other local birds in the summer. They look like flying jewels. :-)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the great review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.
Mar 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Cañon City, Colorado

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 213 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
  • Granite counter tops, heated tile floors Hairdryer, Shampoo, Conditioner, Body wash, lotion, handsoap, Bath Towels, Hot Tub Towels, washcloths, and bath mats provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Chalet room - 1 large double bed
    Loft bedroom - 2 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Chalet room: closet, dresser, nightstand
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Historic Canon City features a variety of dining options, fly fishing and rafting on the Arkansas River, the Royal Gorge, and scenic train ride.


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average rating of 4.7352943 based on 35 reviews

The property was beautiful, peaceful and very humbling .

  • 5 of 5

Joyce and Michael were the best! They are very kind, knowledgeable, courteous and beautiful people. Their love for nature is addictive. Their property and the the drive is breath taking and the wildlife was abundant. We could not have asked for a better vacation! Thank you Joyce and Michael !

  • Review Submitted: 08/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. It was a pleasure to be your host. Please come visit again.
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Great place and great views!

  • 5 of 5

Nice, clean, and comfortable. Had a great weekend stay.

  • Review Submitted: 11/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and property!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing, it's remote and absolutely gorgeous! Amenities were great and Michael and Joyce were there to meet us and supplied with anything we needed! There was a teepee on the property as well and the hot tub was amazing! It was hard to leave to go do activities as the beauty makes you want to stay forever! I did not read how far the location was off the main road, so be aware it's about 15 min off the highway on a dirt road, but totally worth it! I would recommend it for a retreat/chilling out trip and get your groceries/fill up on gas on way up as there is nothing around for miles!! Total seclusion = relaxation!

  • Review Submitted: 31/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. We love hosting folks like yourselves who love the beauty of nature and enjoy the peace and quiet. We all need more time to relax and we are so glad we can provide it. We hope you come and visit again. :-)
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Home away from home - everything except the chores!

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed and anything else we could think of. The hosts were friendly and offered any advice we asked about. Sitting on the back porch we had amazing views of the valleys and mountains - it was very relaxing. I was able to make some home made dinners and feed my family some healthy items to mix in with all the treats and dinners out. The kitchen was even more stocked with equipment and spices than mine. We took our time driving to and from our activities and were amazed at the wildlife along the roads and pathways. Our boys actually looked for animals instead of burying their selves in their phones. We photographed antelope, prairie dogs, squirrels, ground hogs, a Golden Eagle, Bluebirds and many other birds. We played games at night and spent more time as a family. Overall a wonderful time - Thank you Joyce and Michael - it was everything we imagined and then some.

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us. We are so pleased that you relaxed and enjoyed yourselves and had time for family. We love sharing this place with others. This is just what makes it great for us. We hope you come again. - Joyce and Michael
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Relaxing and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location, quiet and secluded. Breathtaking views of the mountains. The house was designed beautifully and was an exceptional fit for our family of 5. It was nice to have good quality skillets and baking sheets to make meals. The beds are super comfortable and there is even a reading nook upstairs. The owners were most gracious hosts and we loved having them available to answer our questions and educate our kids on various plants that grow in their lovely garden with a koi pond and greenhouse. We cancelled our plans one day just so we could stay at the house and enjoy all it has to offer. We walked all around the property breathing in clean, pine scented air and had a picnic while watching deer in the forest. We would definitely stay there again and highly recommend this beautiful property for its quiet, secluded location and spectacular views. Joyce and Michael, thank you for your hospitality and letting us stay at your property.

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thoroughly enjoyed having such thoughtful, polite guests. Thanks for leaving the Lodge in such fine condition. Other hosts would be lucky to have your family stay with them...........Five Star Guests.......please come back! Joyce and Michael
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Off the beaten Track, Comfort in ranch country

  • 4 of 5

This is a very well equipped and comfortable home. It accommodated two couples and two young children with ease. The views are tremendous. We were a little unlucky and saw very little wildlife. The opportunities for hiking are limited and local attractions require much driving. However well recommended as a pleasant retreat from urban living.

  • Review Submitted: 22/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Unfortunately there is no way to transport our 80 acres and the mountain views to town! :-) (smile) We post on the site our distance from Canon City (about 50 to 55 minutes) and from white water rafting (25 to 30 minutes). We also remind our prospective guests of this when we approve their stay in case they didn't read that on the website so that they will be sure to understand our location before they book. We look forward to having you return. Thank you for the review and for staying with us.
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Nearest Airport
79 Miles
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Nearest Barpub
34 Miles
Canon City
Nearest Golf
34 Miles
Canon City: 5 golf courses!
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Colorado 9 (13 miles) HWY 50 (23 miles)
Nearest Restaurant
34 Miles
Le Petit Chablis, Queen Anne, El Caporal, MoMo's
Nearest Ski
87 Miles
Breckinridge or Monarch Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Canon City (34 miles) is a charming historic town with full amenities: ATM/bank, shopping, massage, spa services, etc. Royal Gorge is 24 miles from our property with a scenic train ride and optional dining car service.

Summer Activities: White water rafting, horseback riding, zip lines, 5 golf courses, Abbey Winery Tours, scenic train ride

Winter Activities: skiing, snowmobile trails, snow shoeing, Abbey Winery Tours, scenic train ride, mountain biking with numerous trails

Recommended Restaurants: Le Petit Chalis, Queen Anne, Momo's Japanese, El Caporal, Michael's on Main


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 4 week
1 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$25 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day weekend
1 Sep 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$25 per night, per additional guest
2018 New years
28 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$23 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$254.86
Tax Rate 7.4%

A maximum of eight people are allowed.
No smoking in the house. Outdoors smoking permitted if using a metal or plastic cup with water for ashes and butts. We are in a forested area.
No marijuana permitted.
No firearms permitted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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