Surround yourself with Rocky Mountain tranquility and comfort in this ideally located vacation getaway. Shooting Star Sojourn is a spacious mountain-top family home situated in the small town of Cascade, just off the historic Ute Pass Highway #24, and midway between Colorado Springs and Woodland Park (approximately 15 minutes to each). Enjoy a birds-eye view of the twinkling lights of Colorado Springs while only minutes from Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs, and countless other historic and natural attractions nearby.
Relax and enjoy the 360-degree views of pristine wilderness outdoors and a wrap-around deck perfect for meals or reflection. The four bedrooms and three full baths can easily accommodate 9 guests with full kitchens on both the upper and lower floors. You’ll find one queen, one full, and one twin upstairs, and one queen and twin bunk bed, and one double on the lower floor, as well as fresh linens and blankets.
There’s plenty of space to spread out and relax, read a novel, or enjoy a movie on the home’s TV with Cable and high-speed internet. The big and accommodating kitchen upstairs speaks entertainment with a lovely dining area surrounded by breathtaking scenic views. Rent the whole house or choose just the upper unit.
Nearby adventures to be had are limitless. Explore the rich history of the area’s indigenous and early-settler populations at the iconic Manitou Springs with its naturally effervescent mineral water; the mystic ruins of the Manitou Cliff Dwellings; or take a tour of the areas prolific historical landmarks. A hike through Garden of the Gods Park is an absolute must, as is an afternoon exploring the trails and lakes of Pikes Peak – on your way, take the kids to Santa’s Workshop Amusement park for Christmas fun year-round. Don’t forget to head west on Highway 24 into Colorado’s high country and world-famous ski resorts, national parks, and hot springs resorts are all within a three-hour radius.
The tiny yet charming town of Cascade is the starting point of the Pikes Peak Highway and home to the beautiful Holy Rosary Chapel (1931) and the historic Marigreen Pines Estate (1895), both built by the town’s founding family. Enjoy a fragrant glass of Colorado wine and a delicious, creek-side meal at The Wines of Colorado restaurant, just off the main highway. At nearby Chipita Park and Green Mountain Falls, you'll find charming cafes, restaurants, and pubs, as well as fishing at Gazebo Lake and a number of scenic hiking trails. Head west to Woodland Park for more Rocky Mountain adventure, camping, Old West museums, an ample assortment of restaurants and bars, pharmacies, clinics, supermarkets and just about everything else.