House, 3.5 Bedrooms (Sleeps 9), 1.5 Baths
About Aaron Peterson
George and Lynn are not Colorado natives, but this is Home. George first came to Colorado to attend the USAF Academy in 1965. After graduation he was briefly stationed in Colorado as a young Intelligence officer prior to his assignment to Korea. After Korea and training in counter-insurgency, George served in Southeast Asia. His next assignment was in Hawaii where he met and married Lynn, who had been teaching at the University of Hawaii. A son and daughter soon rounded out their ohana. In 1978, a visit with friends in Colorado convinced them that this was eventually to be their permanent home. 14 years later, after living overseas, experiencing many cultures, and watching the Soviet empire fall, they finally made it to Colorado! They originally bought their Woodland Park and Cascade houses in 2002 as long-term rentals, but found that converting them to comfortable refuges for vacationers offered them better opportunities to meet and interact with great families from all over the world. George is now retired; he and Lynn have raised and shown some wonderful Bernese Mountain Dogs, in addition to having the honor and pleasure of hosting many visitors to our corner of paradise.
Aaron Peterson purchased this House in 2001
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Perfectly located for sightseeing, fishing, entertainment, good local food. Gateway to Garden of Gods and Pikes Peak. Great for family get away. Good for nature lovers. Would definitely recommend.
I stayed at this charming house with my husband three daughters and granddaughter. There was plenty of room for all of us. The property is close to everything we wanted to see. Aaron was very easy to work with and allowed us a late checkout.
We only had two small issues. The shower water would not remain a constant temperature. It kept fluctuating between hot and cold. And the bed in the master bedroom could use a new mattress. It’s not very comfortable. But other than those two minor things I would highly recommend this property and would definitely stay there again myself
Nice place to stay at.
Nice little house. Easy access from main road. Enjoyed sitting on porch drinking coffee. Had all the comforts of home.
Convenient, cozy cabin!
Great stay! Cozy cabin home with everything you need. Owner was terrific to deal with.
It was a fun place, with a great view
Loved this place. Would recommend to anyone. Beautiful view and centralized location to all local activites
Great cabin for large families in the heart of the Pike’s Peak area
Our family of ten enjoyed our stay at the Ranger Station and Caretakers Cottage. The Ranger Station is a large cabin with everything needed for a comfortable stay. Pros are large size and convenient location. It is easy access to all of the Pike’s Peak attractions. WIFI, Direct TV and plenty of toys/board games for the kids. Equipped with gas grill too! Large kitchen with all appliances and a separate laundry room with full size W/D. Two dining tables and fireplace. Cons-very close to Hwy 24, therefore, lots of road noise. Despite what appears in the photos, this cabin is not secluded. Was also very disappointed with large backhoe digging right in front of the cabin. Mattress on all beds need replaced as they are not very comfortable. Hot water ran out before a shower could be completed. Trash receptacle outside was over-flowing with trash when we arrived and was not emptied during our stay. Overall a great value!
Easily accessible to all main attractions (Pikes Peak Hwy, North Pole, Dinosaur Resource Center, Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds, Olympic Training Center, USAF Academy, Wolf Refuge, Focus on the Family, Cripple Creek Mining District). Centrally located to regional attractions: 8 minutes down Ute Pass from Woodland Park, 5 minutes up from Manitou Springs and 10 minutes from Colorado Springs. 1.2 miles to Pikes Peak Toll booth: 9 miles drive to the top of Pikes Peak on the Pikes Peak Hill Climb highway Visit Santa's Workshop and the North Pole, take the Pikes Peak Highway to Catamount Lake (fishing!) or all the way to the Pike's Peak Summit. (See the Area Activities button on our website for a comprehensive page of links to Pike's Peak local hikes and activities).