Mountain lodge sleeps 14 - hot tub, billiards, ping pong, playground....


Home Description

Sun Mountain Retreat

This spacious residence has easy access, yet it is secluded in the mountains where you bask in clean air and brilliant winter sun.

The backyard forms your own private park. You can relax while your children are engrossed with the excitement of their own secluded space. The large log playground provides swings for tiny tots to adults. Logs form a balance bridge, slide pole, a sliding board, climbing tires. The concrete basketball court has two baskets. Equipment is available to set up tether ball, volleyball or badminton. The treehouse is a cozy hide-a-way. National Forests border the property and provide hundreds of acres of hiking. A treasure map leads the adventurous through the mountains to an old gold mine and 'treasure.' There are hammocks, , lawn chairs, , gas grill. We are located in the beauty of Ute Pass.
Relaxation is enriched with our spacious spa / game room. There you can soak in our hot tub where you can listen to music as you cheer on your friends playing ping pong or working out on various exercise machines. There is a child's foosball and air hockey table plus an adult foosball table and 8-foot slate pool table.

Since your vacation is a time for rest, we splurged on the bedding. Memory-foam on the mattresses provides form-fitting support. The beds are covered with fluffy down comforters. Sleep in the unique, theme-decorated bedrooms - each is an imagination experience.

'King’s Crown' room has a king-sized bed. 'Country Garden' has two queen size, canopy beds. 'Grandma’s Attic' has two twins, one of which is an adjustable bed that can be positioned for special sleeping needs. 'Wilderness Trail' has two twin beds. 'Mountain Adventure' has two twin beds inside a large tent. Finally, one of the living rooms has a queen-size hide-a-bed.

The house is specially designed to be environmentally friendly. Sun rays flood the house with toasty warmth during the winter, and in the summer the house is naturally cooled. Laundered linens are dried on a line in the fresh mountain air. Woodland Park, our nearby 'City Above the Clouds,' boasts an average of 300 sunny days per year, more than San Diego, CA or Miami Beach, FL.

In the summer the 8500 foot elebation means pleasant days and cool nights. Another benefit of our high eleveation, recent studies show that obese people can quickly lose weight and keep it off for weeks afterwards by spending time at higher altitudes.

Our expansive solar windows take advantage of the sun and clean mountain air. Through them you look on to your private yard. There is no central heating system, so on those occasional winter days when the sun is hidden, you set individual heaters in the rooms or better yet, your family will gather around your glowing fire in the wood stove. 'Roughing it' never felt so good.

The home is well stocked with a big commercial stove, bread maker, large cooking pans, commercial steamer, crock pot, blender, toaster, microwave - equipment that surpasses most home kitchens. Plus we supply a good supply of your basic staple foods so you generally need to buy mostly just meat, produce and dairy. There is baby equipment: high chair, crib, backpack baby carrier, stair guards.

We, the owners/managers live nearby so are immediately available to provide for your every need.


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We had a family vacation here it was AWESOME. The house is everything that has been described and shown in pictures. Bob and Karen are amazing people!!! Our grandson loved the play equipment in the back yard along with the openness to have nurf gun wars with his dad and uncle.

Visited on "March - 2017

We love Sun Mt. Retreat!!

We were so pleased with our 2 week stay at Sun Mt. Retreat. Our family was visiting my son for Parent's Weekend at USAFA. There were 10 of us and we had plenty of room. The relaxed atmosphere was just what we needed to reconnect as a family. My younger sons LOVED the tent room. :-) Karen was friendly and helpful and quick to respond to any questions. The home is in a wonderfully secluded spot but still very close to shopping, gas, etc. The views of Pike's Peak from the back hill are amazing! We saw deer and bunnies right outside the door. When we weren't out exploring the children had plenty to do with the playground, ping pong, games and more. (There were MANY movies available but we were so busy we only watched one. ) The home was an easy drive to USAFA, but far enough away that my son was able to forget about it for a while. ;-) We would highly recommend Sun Mt. as the perfect family retreat! We will certainly be coming back if at all possible.

Visited on "August - 2016

Blessed time with our family. Beautiful home.

Vacation of a lifetime for our family. The beautiful mountains surrounded us. We woke up to the view of Pike's Peak every morning. The cooler temperatures were perfect. Woodland Park was close by to eat at the Hungry Bear! Close to Manitou Springs, Garden of the Gods, Pike's Peak Cog Railway and much more. We played, laughed and worshipped Jesus as a family. There were 10 of us and we all had so much room. THe playground area and fire pit and patio with grills were perfect for our family with children. The game room added activity for pool, ping pong, jacuzzi. outside we played volleyball, badmitten, basketball and jungle gym. It is the best vacation our family experienced in a lifetime. We highly recommend it. We stayed for a week and will be coming back.

Visited on "June - 2016

The Pictures Don't Lie!!!

I cannot say enough about how positive my families experience was staying at this rental. You can't beat the price, the amount of space inside the house and outside, the view, the hiking trials around the house, and wild life, etc.. Having five kids ranging from 8-14 we were worried about them getting bored quickly but this rental didn't allow for that. They were all over the place and experiencing a lot of new things for the first time. For us this rental was also located in the perfect spot in regards to, it was at most, a half hour from all of the attractions we were wanting to visit while in town for the week. This rental was also literally 5 minutes from the grocery store (Wal-Mart) which made planning for and cooking dinner in the large kitchen area a very easy option. (Saved a lot of money by eating in) If we had any questions all we had to do was call the owners (Bob and Karen), and they got back with us in a reasonable time frame. My advice to any potential renters is to include a list of questions or concerns ahead of time in your correspondence with the owners so you are well informed about the area and what to expect. It helped us out greatly and cut down on phone calls to the owners once we arrived. And remember to hydrate, hydrate, and hydrate. The more water you drink will definitely help with the altitude adjustment. Hope this helps.

Visited on "October - 2015

Wonderful Home

I took a group to the Colorado Springs area and we stayed at Sun Mt. Retreat. The home and the surrounding area were wonderful. The home was even better than the description. It's location is perfect as you feel secluded in nature, yet you are close to the highway with easy access to everything the area has to offer. When and if we return to this area we would definitely stay here again. The owners were great to work with.

South Dakota

Visited on "March - 2018

Fantastic vacation

There were a bunch of us! We had to book last minute and Karen was amazing. They met us at the door upon our arrival and brought wood for the burner! There was plenty of room and activities for our children and grandchildren! The home is clean and very beautiful! Being able to speak with Karen on our last day there was very insightful about the property they built, as well as the wonderful people they are!

North Carolina

Visited on "May - 2018

wonderful place to relax

Bob and Karen were wonderful to work with. The house was perfect for our family of 14. Big kitchen, plenty of comfy beds and lots of room outside for the kids to play. If you want a fancy, 5-star home then don't stay here. This home has a 'lived in' feeling, which was perfect for us. We could let the kids play and not feel like we had to watch them continually with fear of breaking anything. Perfect location of 20 minutes from Colorado Springs and a Walmart and anything else you would need is only 5 minutes away in Woodland Park. Thanks again for sharing your home with us!


Visited on "August - 2018

Perfect Location

Dear Bob & Karen From the moment we set foot on your property, we collectively exclaimed our wonder and excitement. Your cabin this week has encased our laughter, milestones, and most of all new cherished memories! Some of us enjoyed reading in the hammocks, while others found our sense of adventure in geocaching and discovering the cave leading to a wild chase to the hidden treasure. With nine curious, wandering hearts, eager to explore our surroundings, we took solace at the end of every day enjoying a meal at your dinner table. From the bottom of our hearts and highest elevations of our spirits, thank you so much for your hospitality!!


Visited on "September - 2019

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