FOUNTAIN CREEK COTTAGE
Nestled near the heart of the quaint little village of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado sits this simple mountain cabin. Let me give you a bit of history. In 1958 my uncle Sam Stearman (yes, I really do have an Uncle Sam) purchased a strip of property bordering Fountain Creek. He divided the piece of land into lots and sold them. At the time, almost every lot was purchased by one of Sam’s pastor friends. Almost immediately they all began planning and building their own little mountain getaway. Over the years the cabins changed hands several times. Sam even sold his. Then in 1985 he discovered that one of the cottages was for sale. He and son Scott became partners in purchasing that dwelling. They set about to remodel it and then found that another was for sale. Sam purchased it. Then another.
In August of 2011 we discovered that a second cabin in the row was for sale and we were able to purchase it thinking that we would use it for a summer vacation rental. My brother Terry and his wife Barb partnered with Jane and me. With the purchase of this second cabin Stearmans now own four of the seven in the row.
As soon as we purchased what we call the “Fountain Creek Cottage” we went to work to make it a comfortable place where people could enjoy some privacy along the banks of a wonderful little creek. And believe me, it was a job for this cute little place had been neglected for a number of years.
We started by having a new roof installed and the exterior painted. Then we pulled up all the carpet and had new flooring installed throughout. Popcorn ceiling was scraped off the kitchen ceiling and new knock down texture was installed there as well as on the bathroom ceiling and the ceiling and walls of the smaller bedroom.
New appliances, sinks, vanity, toilet, faucets and light fixtures were brought in. New curtains were hung and new sidewalks and a patio were added as well as a washer and dryer in a spacious laundry room. For the media minded, cable T.V. is available on a flat screen as well as wifi.
The cabin features two bedrooms, each containing a queen sized bed with new mattresses and new bedding. Since both are on the back of the dwelling, opening the windows at night brings in cool mountain breezes and the gentle sound of water splashing over rocks in the creek. You’ll be pulling for the blanket before morning, even in summer.
The cabin rents for $800 per week (Saturday check in at 3:00 p.m. and Saturday check out at 11:00 a.m.). Through the summer months we try NOT to rent it for weekends only, however if dates have been left vacant we will rent it on a daily basis for $125 per night.
$200 deposit is required along with a signed contract (which I will email to you upon agreement of date). Deposit is refundable up to 30 days before scheduled arrival. All other information is included in the contract for your review.
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Green Mountain Falls is approximately 10 miles up highway 24 from Colorado Springs. Though the recent Waldo Fire caused our evacuation, we were left unscathed, without even the smell of smoke. For that we are extremely grateful.
Many of Colorado’s most desirable attractions are nearby. The Pike’s Peak highway is just over a mile from our cabin. The Cave of the Winds, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the North Pole (a favorite with our grandkids and FREE if you’re over 60), Garden of the Gods and of course shopping in Manitou and a visit to the Air Force Academy. Don’t miss Seven Falls or a drive up North Cheyenne Canyon to Helen Hunt Falls. Hiking trails abound and then, of course, there’s the option of just sitting on the patio and enjoying the sun while listening to the creek.