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At Happy Trails Vacation Rentals, we’ve prepared a peaceful refuge in each of our completely furnished and lovingly decorated “homes away from home” –-- minus the heat of the "flatlands" and the stresses of city life, but with the added indoor conveniences of satellite TV/DVD/VCR/CD, phone and wireless DSL and outside, a propane grill and picnic tables.  The living rooms have a small video library, books and games and the kitchens are completely equipped. We've tried to think of everything to make your vacation comfortable and enjoyable.

Victorians in Cascade

Location: Cascade, CO (2 mi West of Manitou Springs)
Accommodations: Three houses,
Ranger Station, The Olde Poste and the Caretaker's Cottage can be rented separately or together

Centrally located, Cascade is the ideal base camp for day trips in the Pikes Peak region with easy access to the attractions and activities of nearby Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, Cripple Creek or day trips to Buena Vista and Canyon City. Comfortable summers and mild winters mean year-round outdoor recreation, including hiking, back-packing, camping, mountain biking, cycling, horse-back riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice skating and fishing along the South Platte River, Manitou Lake, Rampart Range Reservoir, or 11- Mile Canyon and Reservoir.

Olde Poste - Caretaker's Cottage - Ranger Station

Cascade provides easy access to S Central Colorado's most famous attractions and destinations: The nearby Garden of the Gods and Red Rocks Canyon Park provide great opportunities for hikes, biking and horse-back riding. Within minutes are the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Cave of the Winds, Miramont Castle Museum, scores of quaint shops, art galleries, an old-time arcade, miniature golf and many great restaurants in Manitou and Colorado Springs.

COMBINATIONS of the historic Victorian houses The Olde Poste, Ranger Station and the Caretakers Cottage in Cascade make ideal accommodations for wedding guests, USAFA events or family reunions.

The Ranger Station's spacious kitchen welcomes you back to a real connection with great-grandma, sitting at the table over coffee or tea, chatting and keeping busy helping with dinner chores.  The dining table invites the family to eat the old-fashioned way – together, enjoying meals with the honest hunger that fresh mountain air brings on.  Food never tasted so good, nor sleep so deep and sweet, as in the embrace of this generous old house. In the livingroom, the 100+ year-old fireplace still works, and from the porch, you can watch deer feed in the front yard.

Cascade Ranger Station
3 Bedrooms - 1 1/2 Bath
Sleeps 6-11


Ranger Station Living Room

The Ranger Station has a large, welcoming porch, perfect for unwinding in the late afternoon after a day filled withColorado adventures. 

At last, you're at your Colorado home-away-from-home, furnished and decorated to awaken in you that feeling described by Gonzo’s song in “The Muppet Movie”:

       This looks familiar, vaguely familiar,
Almost unreal, yet, it’s too soon to feel yet;
So close to home, and yet so far away –
I’m going to go back there someday...

Olde Poste Cottage
3 Bedrooms - 1 Bath
Sleeps 6-9

The Olde Poste Cottage -- site of Cascade's old post office in the heart of historic Cascade, at the foot of the Pike's Peak Highway. This Victorian cottage, restored and furnished to reflect its genteel past, will return you to a time when folks came up Ute Pass to vacation away from the heat of the "lowlands." The living room walls display prints and photos of Cascade and Olde Poste Cottage from the Ute Pass Historical Society, as well as chronicling the drama of the American Post from the Revolution, through the exciting Pony Express, to the color and charm of the stamps and postcards found in today's U.S. Post Office. The cottage's bedrooms are lovingly decorated to make you feel welcome and comfortable.

Living Room


Master Bedroom

2nd Bedroom

The Caretaker's Cottage is a perfect single's quiet retreat or couple's get-away. Not far from Colorado Springs, yet a cool world away from the city heat, Cascade's breezes are fragrant with vanilla-scented Pondorosa and the musical cascade of Fountain Creek. With convenient access to the Pike's Peak Highway and Highway 24 in beautiful Ute Pass, this historic Victorian cottage will be your headquarters for activies in the Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs and the entire Pike's Peak region.
The Caretaker's Cottage is also offered at discount in conjunction with either the Ranger Station or Olde Poste to serve as an additional bathroom and bedroom for larger parties (no persons under 18).

Caretaker's Cottage - (Sleeps 2)

Main Room


Caretakers Cottage
1 Bedroom - 1 Bath
Sleeps 2


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Please feel free to call or email us with questions.
If you wish to reserve more than one cabin, please make your reservations early!

Enjoy your stay in Colorado!!

Aaron Peterson (719)287-0805

Happy Trails Vacation Rentals, LLC