Alpine Vista Retreat
Alpine Vista Retreat (Formerly known as Whispering Pines B&B) is Cripple Creek's premier vacation rental and is under new management effective 6/28/2016! Built in 2003 as a Bed and Breakfast, each guest suite has a full attached bath with a hydrotherapy tub in most. We are no longer a Bed and Breakfast facility but the layout provides our guests with considerably more privacy and a higher-quality experience than other vacation rentals. From the deck and most windows, guests enjoy unobstructed views of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range and with 8500+ square feet of living space and 27 acres, the property can accommodate virtually any group from family reunions, weddings, corporate retreats, conventions, hunting/fishing parties, etc. Centrally located 45 miles west of Colorado Springs, 90 miles southeast of Breckenridge, and 50 miles north of Canon City. Despite the secluded, "top of the world" feel; in 5 minutes you can be in the heart of Cripple Creek enjoying all the attractions, gambling, shopping, etc. Book your mountain vacation now and enjoy all the area has to offer or check-in and leave the world behind for a few days or weeks:
Things to Do within 15 Minutes:
Cripple Creek and Victor are two of the most important and historic mining towns in America. Here you can explore Colorado's rich mining history at the Mollie Kathleen mine or take a tour of the world's 2nd largest active gold mine in Victor. Try your luck at one of the local casinos, tour the Outlaws and Lawmen Jail or Homestead House museums, interact with Cripple Creek's Donkey Herd that run free around town, .... prepare to step back in time. Within minutes of walking out the door of Alpine Vista you can be enjoying a host of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, photography, etc. Take a drive down the shelf road for a scenic drive to Canon City!
http://www.visitcripplecreek.com/ http://www.victorcolorado.com/ www.goldminetours.com/
Things to Do within 30-60 Minutes:
Paleontologists, archeologists, geologists, zoologists, .... Have no fear. Alpine Vista Retreat has something for you and it's just a short trip before you are in heaven. The Florissant fossil beds contain some of the richest deposits in the world. Then visit Woodland Park's Dinosaur Resource Center, or Manitou Springs and the Cave of the Winds or the Anasazi Indian cliff dwellings. Venture just a little further and experience geological nirvana at the world famous Garden of the Gods Park. If the sights of Alpine Vista Retreat haven't been nice enough for you, ascend to the top of Pikes Peak and try the views of 14,000 feet on for size if you wish! Hey kids, you can even feed the giraffes at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo or in 30 minutes you can be at the Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide. For those wanting a guided experience, try a jeep tour with Manitou Springs Adventures.
https://www.nps.gov/flfo/index.htm http://www.rmdrc.com/ http://caveofthewinds.com/
http://www.cliffdwellingsmuseum.com/ http://www.gardenofgods.com/ http://www.cograilway.com/
Things to Do within 1-2 hours:
For those willing to spend a little time in the car, Alpine Vista Retreat is close enough to get there. In just over 1 hour you can be in Canon City, home of the Royal Gorge and one of the world's highest suspension bridges - a must see! 20 minutes more to Florence where Antique lovers can spend the whole day bouncing from store to store or take a peak at the Federal Supermax Prison and be glad you are on the outside! The closest ski mountains are Breckenridge and Monarch which are just about 2 hours away. Within 2.5 hours, 4-5 others are reachable including Vail, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain, and Keystone.
http://www.canoncitycolorado.com/ http://royalgorgebridge.com/ http://www.breckenridge.com/
http://www.skimonarch.com/ http://www.vail.com/ http://www.beavercreek.com/