Vacation Rental Description
The backyard forms your own private park. You can relax while your children are engrossed with the excitement of their own secluded space. The large log playground provides swings for tiny tots to adults. Logs form a balance bridge, slide pole, a sliding board, climbing tires. The concrete basketball court has two baskets. Equipment is available to set up tether ball, volleyball or badminton. The treehouse is a cozy hide-a-way. National Forests border the property and provide hundreds of acres of hiking. A treasure map leads the adventurous through the mountains to an old gold mine and "treasure." There are hammocks, a campfire pit, lawn chairs, a miniature waterfall, gas grill. For winter fun there are sleds and snow tubes. We are located in the beauty of Ute Pass.
Relaxation is enriched with our spacious spa / game room. There you can soak in our hot tub where you can listen to music as you cheer on your friends playing ping pong or working out on various exercise machines. There is a child's foosball and air hockey table plus an adult foosball table.
Since your vacation is a time for rest, we splurged on the bedding. Memory-foam on the mattresses provides form-fitting support. The beds are covered with fluffy down comforters. Sleep in the unique, theme-decorated bedrooms - each is an imagination experience.
"King’s Crown" room has a king-sized bed. "Country Garden" has two queen size, canopy beds. "Grandma’s Attic" has two twins, one of which is an adjustable bed that can be positioned for special sleeping needs. "Wilderness Trail" has two twin beds. "Mountain Adventure" has two twin beds inside a large tent. Finally, one of the living rooms has a queen-size hide-a-bed.
The house is specially designed to be environmentally friendly. Sun rays flood the house with toasty warmth during the winter, and in the summer the house is naturally cooled. Laundered linens are dried on a line in the fresh mountain air. Woodland Park, our nearby "City Above the Clouds," boasts an average of 300 sunny days per year, more than San Diego, CA or Miami Beach, FL.
In the summer the 8500 foot elebation means pleasant days and cool nights. Our expansive solar windows take advantage of the sun and clean mountain air. Through them you look on to your private yard. There is no central heating system, so on those occasional winter days when the sun is hidden, you set individual heaters in the rooms or better yet, your family will gather around your glowing fire in the wood stove. 'Roughing it' never felt so good.
The home is well stocked with a big commercial stove, bread maker, large cooking pans, commercial steamer, crock pot, blender, toaster, microwave - equipment that surpasses most home kitchens. Plus we supply a good supply of your basic staple foods so you generally need to buy mostly just meat, produce and dairy. There is baby equipment: high chair, crib, backpack baby carrier, stair guards.
We, the owners/managers live nearby so are immediately available to provide for your every need.
Sun Mountain Retreat.
- Cooking Utensils
- Open Fire
- Amenity Parking
Sun Mountain Retreat has recreational activities on grounds for any age. For the little ones: sandbox, dress up clothes, raggedy ann dolls, tire swings. For school age children: large log playground, treehouse, snow tubes and sleds, child-size air hockey and foosball, For all ages: a treasure hunt to an old gold mine, hot tub, basketball court, volleyball, badminton, tether ball, ping pong, full size foosball, work-out equipment, 100's of videos, board games, books, CD's. The large, country kitchen is stocked with most food staples, bread-maker, blender, large commercial baking pans, 6-borner commercial stove, toaster and so much more for large-group cooking.
- Adventure Sports
- Horse Riding
- Hunting/Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Night Clubs
- Snow Boarding
- Theme park
In our general area are a million acres of National Forest, Northfield Reservoir and 11-Mile Reservoir, The North Pole amusement park, the Olympic Training Center, The United States Air Force Academy, Focus on the Family kids headquarters, The Dinosaur Museum, The Royal Gorge, white water rafting - 1 hour away, skiing - 1.5 hours away