Cozy Apt - Near USAFA & Garden of the Gods!

Property ID: 434145Black ForestCOUS
Sleeps 42 BR1 BA
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Situated on 3 wooded acres in the ponderosa pines, this 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom Black Forest apartment is an ideal peaceful escape for you and your loved ones. While still accessible to nearby venues, Garden of the Gods, the Manitou Incline, downtown, and many other local attractions, this vacation rental is the perfect home base while spending your days exploring. Observe local wildlife from your private patio, whip up meals in the kitchenette, and unwind in front of the flat-screen TV!


  • Kitchen
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Central Air Conditioning


Location Details

ATTRACTIONS: Sky Zone Trampoline Park (9.4 miles), United States Air Force Academy (11.4 miles), US Olympic Training Center (15.3 miles), The Broadmoor (22.1 miles), Manitou Cliff Dwellings (23.2 miles), Cave of the Winds Mountain Park (24.3 miles)

PARKS & TRAILHEADS: Garden of the Gods (16.8 miles), America the Beautiful Park Fantasy Playground (18.0 miles), Manitou Incline (25.3 miles), Pikes Peak (28.5 miles)

GOLF: Pine Creek Golf Club (7.7 miles), The Club at Flying Horse (9.0 miles), Antler Creek Golf Course (7.5 miles), Eisenhower Golf Course (14.3 miles), Kissing Camels Golf Course (17.3 miles)

SHOPPING: The Promenade Shops At Briargate (9.2 miles), First & Main Town Center (9.9 miles), Chapel Hills Mall (10.5 miles), Garden of the Gods Trading Post (22.2 miles)

NEARBY CITIES: Downtown Colorado Springs (18.1 miles), Manitou Springs (23.4 miles), Denver (67.3 miles)

AIRPORTS: Colorado Springs Airport (19.1 miles), Denver International Airport (72.3 miles)


10 reviews
  • Uncomfortable


    I found myself feeling quite uncomfortable when I arrived at the location. The basement is located down a dirt road and I felt secluded, even though I signed into the wI-fi, my phone calls kept getting dropped. I wish I had read the other reviews about no thermostat control, loud noise from the owners upstairs and no TV in the main area. I quickly found myself packing up and heading for a hotel so I could rest easy as it was already an exhausting trip before I had arrived. I asked for a refund and was denied even though I did not stay more than 2 hours.

    Published September 28, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Jenny, we take guest feedback seriously and passed your comments on to the homeowner who would like to share the following:
    - We strive to provide our guests with a great guest experience, so we were disappointed to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations and want to take a moment to address your concerns.
    - Our property is indeed nestled in a peaceful and secluded location, surrounded by nature and wildlife, which is often a draw for our guests seeking a peaceful retreat.
    - Regarding the Wi-Fi, we haven't received this complaint before about there being any difficulties with phone calls. We wish you had reached out during your stay, as we would have been happy to help address this concern.
    - Our property is equipped with electric heaters, fans, and extra blankets to ensure guests' comfort during their stay. We understand that preferences may vary, and we aim to provide a cozy atmosphere to our guests.
    - In regard to the TV, our property is designed in a way that doesn't accommodate a television in the main room due to the arrangement of the furniture. This is also clearly reflected in our listing photos.
    - We're truly sorry to hear that you felt the need to check out early and head to a hotel. Had we been aware of your concerns or issues with phone calls during your stay, we would have done our best to address them promptly and make your stay more comfortable.
    Unfortunately, we were not notified of your departure or the issues you faced until after your scheduled checkout, and as a result, we weren't given the opportunity to assist you during your stay.
    We regret any inconvenience you experienced and wish we had been given the opportunity to make things right during your stay.
    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

  • Disappointed


    Beautiful grounds and surrounding area, found out fast why there were ear plugs on the night stand. Sounds like the people upstairs are walking around with bricks on their feet, apparently quiet hours don't apply to upstairs. No climate control in downstairs, controls upstairs. The fire place doesn't work, not mentioned in ad only found out when you read the hospitality book. Would have been really mad if it was cold weather. No control for A/C, no tub, but that was what we wanted but should not be advertised.

    Published August 17, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Brett, we take guest feedback seriously and passed your comments on to the homeowner who would like to share the following:
    - Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay. We're sorry to hear the noise from upstairs disrupted your visit. The floors, unfortunately don't allow for much sound insulation between levels. We try to minimize our own noise when guests are present, but should look into options for reducing footstep transfer.
    - Regarding climate controls, the lower level does stay cooler in the summer so we provide fans, heaters and extra blankets to keep guests comfortable, but we're sorry if this had a negative impact on your stay.
    - As for the wood stove, we opted not to allow its use to prevent potential smoke, burns, and mess. In addition we appreciate you bringing this to our attention, our property does not have a tub and we have since updated the listing.
    Thank you for your insight, and we hope to have the opportunity to host you again soon!

  • Nice get away spot, close enough for Manitou Activities


    Snow or water resistent shoes required for entry and exit due to snow moistening running shoes. Cool but host promptly provided room heaters when requeated as thermostat controls upstairs, it was a little rough at check in as email c instructions was not obtained nor text yo vrbo/host answered in the 2 hours prior to arrival on site and phone reception throught T-mobile was hit amd miss on site. Family member was bummed the indoor fire place does not work just for looks. Honestly didnt have time to use it anyway as well truely enjoyed the activities available in the towns near by like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, Wind Caves, Colorado Brewery, Etc...

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Christina S.
    Published February 1, 2022
  • Great to enjoy Colorado outdoor adventures


    Good quiet clean..

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Susan D.
    Published September 20, 2021
  • Great to enjoy Colorado outdoor adventures


    Great host. House was in a quiet location close to Pikes Peak, Seven Falls and great hiking.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Susan D.
    Published July 14, 2021
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