Nestled in the heart of coveted Shooks Run neighborhood--just 1/2 mile from the vibrant restaurants and shops of downtown, this delightful 4 bedroom home is an ideal sanctuary for families and large groups. The kids can run loose in the private, fully fenced backyard while you sip your morning coffee and gaze through the trees at the view of majestic Pikes Peak from the front porch. Just a stroll away are extensive running trails, parks in all directions, and beloved local coffee shops and markets.
Whether you are on vacation, visiting students at nearby Colorado College or UCCS or cheering on athletes at the Olympic Training Center, this thoughtfully outfitted family home will easily become your home away from home.
Inside this 100-year-old home you'll find a delightful blend of charming historic detail and fully updated, modern amenities and conveniences. Truly the best of both worlds! High ceilings and giant windows downstairs let in lots of natural light, and fun roof angles and bright colors add interest and character. Each bedroom is whimsically decorated with treasures from the owner's world travels, and you can fall asleep dreaming of what Colorado adventures the next day may hold for you!
Because this house is a family home for much of the year, you can be assured that the fully stocked and renovated cook's kitchen will have everything you need to prepare and enjoy any type of meal--including a crock pot and Cuisinart pots and pans. Eat in at the large dining table with extended seating for 12 or enjoy an evening grill-fest in the HUGE fully fenced, shaded and private backyard while the kids enjoy the play structures or your friends toss a frisbee. Don't feel like cooking? The restaurants and shops of downtown are just 1/2 mile away, or even better, walk across the large, grassy median to the beloved neighborhood market and deli for a quick bite or beverage. Enjoy a shady, cool morning stroll to local favorite coffee shop Switchback Coffee Roasters, just 2 blocks to the north.
Shooks Run is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in town, and when you turn onto this street you will see why! Even though it is right downtown, it feels secluded and private. It boasts large, mature, tree-lined streets with huge grassy medians. Beautifully maintained historic homes that are landscaped with care and attention sit back from the road. Take a stroll along the shady sidewalks and you'll soon discover hidden surprises to explore in all directions!
You will have the entire house, with the exception of the locked pantry, basement, garage, and closet under the stairs.
I love helping guests make the most of their time in our beautiful area, and live very close by, but I give my guests their space unless I'm asked to help out or say hi in person. I am available throughout your stay.
Please be mindful that historic houses also have historic plumbing :)
*Wondering how far?*
Downtown Colorado Springs (shops, restaurants) -- .5 mile
Memorial Park -- less than 1 mile
Memorial Hospital -- just a few blocks
The Olympic Training Center -- just a few blocks
Shooks Run Park and Trail -- 2 blocks
Local Favorite Switchback Coffee Roasters -- 2 blocks
Neighborhood market Willamette Grocer & Deli -- across the street
Old Colorado City (shops, restaurants) -- 3 miles
Garden of the Gods -- 6 miles
Seven Falls -- 6 miles
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo -- 6 miles
Manitou Springs (shops, restaurants, the Incline hike) -- 7 miles
Colorado Springs Airport -- 10 miles
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