Private entrance, sitting room, bedroom, shared bath. Full use of kitchen.
Lisa D. Knudsen
About Lisa D. Knudsen
I am 71 years old, retired from the book business for 10 years. I have lived in this house for 24 years and I count my lucky stars every day. The house was built in 1910 and I have done a lot to it over the years - new kitchen, new bathroom, red oak floors to match the original in several rooms, renovated the side porch into a sunroom, replaced the front porch. In the back of the house I have added French doors leading from the sitting room to a new patio, with fountain and pergola.
Lisa D. Knudsen purchased this House in 1994
Why Lisa D. Knudsen chose Old Town West
My house is in a wonderful neighborhood in Old Town Fort Collins. There are lots and lots of trees and my neighbors and I have a friendly competition with our flower gardens. My son, who is now 28, attended Dunn Elementary, which is just three blocks away. I have loved watching the children on their way to and from school - first as babies in strollers accompanying their older brother or sister, then a few short years later on their scooters and then bicycles.
What makes this House unique
My house is a 10-minute walk from the shops and restaurants in the center of Old Town, and a 15-minute walk to the CSU campus. City-owned rental bikes are available, which you can pick up in one location and drop off in another are available just a few blocks away.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Children not allowed
Babies are welcome; however, no children 18 months to 12 years, as my dog is afraid of children.
Photo ID required upon booking
Photo of government I.D. Required upon booking
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Fall trip to FOCO
Lisa has a wonderful property that was comfortable and relaxing to stay in for the short weekend trip. She's a wonderful host and was very cordial and helpful in making the stay wonderful. I would recommend her to anyone wanting a quiet, homey place to stay. Rich
Quaint Ft Collins winter stay
Absolutely delightful with a very gracious owner. Very convenient and interesting decor with antiques and enticing yard/birds. Beautiful collections of children’s books. Cozy bedroom and sitting room.
An unplugged, charming, very comfortable place to stay
This was my first experience staying in Fort Collins and this little home is as inviting and charming as it looks. It’s easy to walk to shopping and restaurants and was so comfortable! It was so clean and I loved the animals. Lisa was a very professional and warm hostess.
The charm is strong with this one
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lisa's quaint and homey cottage; the house was architecturally fascinating and surrounded by rambling gardens and whimsical statuary. A plethora of books were available in the cozy sitting room and the bed was one of the most comfortable we'd EVER slept in. Our only regret is that we didn't have much time to spend chatting with Lisa, as we found her one of the most interesting innkeepers we've ever met. I would love to come back and get to chat with her more! We would definitely recommend visitors to stay with her; the old town section is very quaint and visually rewarding, with wide streets and lots of piles of leaves to kick! Close to Old Town and to the relatives we were visiting. We would love to come back in the spring to see those gardens in full bloom!
Thank you so much for the lovely review. I do hope that you can come back when the garden is in bloom!
I would recommend Mrs. Lisa to anyone.
This was one of the best experiences a way from home in a long time. It was a really quick trip for us but it was just right for everyone.
A hidden gem near Old Town
Lisa's home was a gem of a property! The whole yard is a garden with fresh flowers, a fountain, and tomato plants (yumm!). The rooms were cozy, the bed was SO comfortable, and Lisa was the most hospitable person I've met in a long time. She made me feel at home and went above and beyond sorting through solutions when there were WiFi problems, since I had to work while here. The coffee was delicious - and she recommended restaurants, coffee shops, trails, and more for me to do in the spare time I had. On top of that, she had a refurbished clawfoot tub in her 1910-built house. Need I say more? If you are in Fort Collins, stay with Lisa. A short walk is all it takes to get to Old Town, but the house is on a quiet, safe street. Can't wait to be back!
Oh my gosh, Meghan is such a lovely person! She is courteous, friendly, considerate, and so appreciative. I loved every opportunity I had to visit with her and wish she could have stayed longer. I would be delighted to host her again.