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Located just west of Pikes Peak, Cripple Creek is where the last great Colorado gold rush took place. In fact, it was so bustling with treasure hunters and those who supported them, it almost became the capital of the state at one point. Today it’s not only popular among those who want to test their luck in casinos, but among history buffs and outdoor adventurers. For the best place to base yourself, these cabins and other types of vacation rentals are ideal.
This large recently renovated home accommodates up to eight in three bedrooms, with plenty of space for everyone to stretch out. It’s close to everything from Cripple Creek gambling to ghost towns, historic landmarks, hiking, fishing, and ATV tours. There are lots of enticing outdoor spaces, including a picnic table for alfresco dining and a hammock for relaxing with the silence only interrupted by the songs of the birds and the gentle breeze through the trees. There’s also a six-person hot tub for soaking under a canopy of stars. Once back indoors you can cozy up to the fireplace. You’ll have laundry facilities, an HDTV with Hulu and Netflix, and a full kitchen as well.
Located in Cripple Creek Mountain Estates, this three-bedroom home sleeps up to six and includes a deck where you can watch deer and other abundant wildlife along with a hot tub for soaking under the stars. It’s sure to feel great after a day of hiking on the miles and miles of trails that wind through the mountains just out your door yet the town is only minutes away too. While it’s great for an unplugged stay, Wi-Fi is included, along with a full kitchen, laundry facilities, and TV.
Tucked into the mountain wilderness, this family-built cabin includes two bedrooms plus a loft, allowing up to six guests to enjoy privacy, seclusion, and magnificent views. In autumn, the fall colors are dazzling but any time of the year you can look forward to striking natural beauty and brilliant night skies for stargazing. Yet Cripple Creek is only minutes away. The rental was built by three generations of the Barnett family and features huge windows that will immerse you with the outdoors, making it feel as if you’re at one with the forest. There’s a well-equipped kitchen, puzzles and games, and a Blu-ray player for movie nights (bring your own favorites). It accommodates up to six in two bedrooms plus a large loft.
This beautiful home sits high atop a hill on the western slope of Pike’s Peak, providing a great place for a large family or any large group, accommodating as many as 11. As you can see from the reflection in the wall of windows, this truly is where “purple mountain majesties” reside as the host notes. It comes with awe-inspiring views that can be enjoyed from the deck and living room while being only a mile from Mueller State Park with its hiking trails. The town of Cripple Creek itself is a little over a 20-minute scenic drive away. It includes lots of high-end amenities like an expansive walk-out concrete patio with a large hot tub, multiple big-screen HDTVs, and a small pool table. Wi-Fi, cable TV, a well-equipped kitchen, and washer/dryer are included too.
The “Blue Bell” cabin sits on 3.75 acres, nestled among aspens and pines to provide a secluded feel while being just 10 minutes from town. There are two decks where you can watch the sunrise over Pikes Peak, enjoy the wildlife that wanders by, including lots of deer and birds, and after dark, fabulous stargazing. There’s a grill for cookouts too. Inside, enjoy the warmth of radiant baseboard heating, the wood-burning stove, and a romantic fireplace. The cabin also has a full kitchen with a coffee maker supplied with coffee, sugar, flour, and cooking oil, satellite TV, and free Wi-Fi.
This one-bedroom A-frame cabin is nestled in the trees providing a tranquil setting and gorgeous mountain views while being just a short drive from town. It includes a deck where you can sip your morning coffee with a view or enjoy dinner under the stars followed by a soak in the bubbling hot tub. There’s plenty indoors too, like a wood-burning stove to cozy up to, TV, and free Wi-Fi. inside, you can cozy up to the warmth of a fire in the wood-burning stove. Pet-friendly, it also includes a TV and free Wi-Fi. It accommodates two in one bedroom, and if you want to bring your four-legged best friend, pets are welcome too.
For those who want to be steps away from all the action in downtown Cripple Creek, this 1890 Victorian Doll House is just 1.3 blocks away, nestled in the hillside. No matter what the season, you can look forward to fabulous views, including the golden hues of the aspen trees in autumn and snow-covered mountains in the winter and early spring. Keep an eye out for the wildlife, there are wild donkeys that roam by along with deer, fox, and raccoons. There’s a large deck for taking in the views and in the bathroom, you’ll have a clawfoot tub to soak in along with a separate shower. It has two bedrooms, sleeping up to four, and all the modern comforts.
Enjoy mountain views, tranquility, modern amenities, and convenient access to town from this three-bedroom cabin. The private wrap-around deck includes a gas grill and patio furniture ideal for cookouts or just relaxing while taking in the gorgeous vista. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the views are unreal inside or out. You’ll be nice and cozy with a wood-burning stove, included, and there’s a Smart TV with a DVD player for movie nights too. You’ll be able to cook up gourmet meals in the kitchen with high-end appliances, do your laundry with a washer/dryer, and share all the photos you’re bound to take with free Wi-Fi. The master suite has its own bathroom and deck access too.
This adorable cottage includes two bedrooms, accommodating up to four guests. It’s within walking distance to town, making it easy to take advantage of all the attractions from museums and tours of the Mollie Kathleen gold mine to the Butte Theater and gambling – all are only steps away. It offers great free Wi-Fi, games for the kids, a TV with access to Netflix and a DVD player with movies provided.
Just seven miles northwest of Cripple Creek atop a knoll, this “Mountain Dream” rental offers breathtaking views from the deck, loft, and great room. You’ll be able to gaze out at the Sangre de Cristo, Collegiate, and Pikes Peak mountain ranges, including Mount Pisgah. It has hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, and a gas fireplace, along with a hot tub to soak in after sightseeing. Spread over three levels, it sleeps up to six and includes two bedrooms plus two sleeper sofas, with the large master loft bedroom featuring its own private upper deck. There are three TVs for streaming, DVD and VCR players, Wi-Fi, and a pool table too.
It’s hard to beat this two-bedroom home for six when it comes to location and tranquility as it sits on 8.5 private acres at the end of a county road, ensuring peace and quiet but it’s less than a mile from town. As you might imagine, it offers spectacular views as well. The hot tub is the perfect place to be after a day of play and you’ll have a propane grill for cookouts along with a gas fireplace inside for a cozy ambiance. There’s a fully stocked kitchen, multiple flat-screen satellite TVs, Wi-Fi, and laundry facilities too.