Location: Cascade, Colorado
(3 miles West of Manitou Springs)
Accommodations: Victorian Cottage

Call (719)287-0805 for reservations

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Caretaker's Cottage

Base your vacation from Caretaker's Cottage at the foot of the Pike's Peak Highway. This Victorian cottage, restored and furnished to reflect its genteel past, will return you to an earlier time in Cascade's history when folks came up Ute Pass to vacation among the mountain Ponderosa, away from the heat of the "lowlands" and bustle of city life. The livingroom walls display prints and photos of Cascade and Ute Native Americans from the Ute Pass Historical Society. The cottage is furnished and decorated to make you feel welcome and comfortable.

A perfect couple's get-away, this historic Victorian cottage will be your headquarters for activities in the Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs and Teller County regions. There is much to do, close by and within easy driving. Across Highway 24, brown and rainbow trout can be glimpsed in fast-moving Fountain Creek. Only five minutes from the Station, Waldo Canyon beckons the hiker. Road bikers can join the Olympic bicyclists as they train, cycling up Ute Pass from Manitou to Cascade. Local bike shops also bus cyclists to the top of Pike's Peak, from which you can bike an exciting 19 miles down to the foot of the highway! Or you can take the Pikes Peak Highway by car -- just make sure your brakes are good!

Main Room

Cascade’s central location provides easy access both up and down Ute Pass for South Central Colorado's most famous attractions and destinations: The annual Pikes Peak Hillclimb starts just minutes away at the Pikes Peak Highway. In Manitou Springs, Barr Trail begins its 13-mile, 7500ft climb to the summit of Pikes Peak.  Beautiful Garden of the Gods borders Manitou on the northeast side, and Red Rocks Canyon Park borders on the southeast side, both providing opportunities for less strenuous hikes, runs, biking and horse-back riding. Manitou is also the home depot for the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Cave of the Winds, Miramont Castle Museum, Navajo Gallery & Gifts, scores of quaint shops, art galleries, an old-time arcade, miniature golf and many great restaurants.


Within convenient driving are tours of the USAF Academy, the US Olympic Center, and Focus on the Family. Going west on Highway 24 to Woodland Park, you can visit the Dinosaur Museum and continue on to hike the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Crags Trail or Mueller State Park. Drive another 30 minutes to Cripple Creek for a tour of the Molly Kathleen Gold Mine, low-stakes gambling, and to experience astounding views of three Colorado mountain ranges from 10,000+ elevation.

All within striking distance are famous area activities such as gold-medal fishing in the South Platte and Eleven Mile Canyon, big game hunting and great wildlife viewing, high-altitude golfing, world class four-wheeling, mountain biking and hiking, and white water rafting on the Arkansas River.

The Cottage is completely furnished with everything you need to be comfortable on your vacation. You'll want to return again and again!


Cottage Features
  • Linens
  • Off Street Parking
  • RV Parking
  • Wireless Hi-Speed Internet
  • Deluxe Queen Futon
  • Port-a-crib and highchair on request
  • Satellite TV / DVD / CD
  • Wildlife !
  • Full Kitchen: Toaster, coffee-maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove/oven, Microwave
  • Complete Cooking Utensils
Outdoor Features
  • Gas BBQ Grill / picnic table
  • Porch

  • Mountain View at base of Pikes Peak Highway
  • No Smoking

Dates available: Year Round


$50/night or $325/week
$920/month off-season.

$250 Refundable Reservation/Security Deposit required, refundable if cancellations are given 30 days in advance of arrival date. For cancellations less than 30 days prior to arrival the security deposit is nonrefundable. We make every effort to rebook the home and will refund your total security deposit if we are able to do so for your reserved time.

$40 cleaning fee

5.7% Tax additional for stays less than 30 days

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Phone: (719) 287-0805


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Area Activities

LARGER PARTIES: Located on the same property is the Cascade Ranger Station,
a 3-bedroom, 1 and 1/2 bath Victorian home and the 3-bdrm Olde Poste.

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