9 Bedrooms, 8.5 Baths, 3 Floors

Sleeps up to 27 guests

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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 24 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/   

http://cripplecreekrailroad.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/

http://www.cmzoo.org/   http://www.wolfeducation.org/  http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Mueller

http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/paradise-cove-swimming-hole-trail

http://www.manitou-springs-adventures.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/   

http://www.coppercolorado.com   http://www.keystoneresort.com/

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Amenities & Accommodations

The main retreat features 7 bedrooms and 6.5 baths and sleeps 14 in beds; 3 King-sized suites, 3 Queen bedrooms, 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds.  Larger parties can add our new Family Quarters (opened September, 2016) to their reservation for an additional $300 per night.  The Family Quarters adds another King Bedroom with attached bath and a bedroom with (2) Twin over Double bunk beds and one non-attached bath across a common living area.  This brings the in bed sleeping capacity for the entire retreat to 22.  There are Hydro-therapy tubs in virtually every guest room.  A fully stocked kitchen includes new stainless appliances, double oven, dishwasher, double sink, microwave, small appliances, cookbooks, dishes, utensils, 2 Kuerig coffee makers, etc.  Large island allows for team cooking, potluck style serving, crafts, game nights, or just hanging out and catching up with friends and family.  1 gas fireplace in one of the King-sized guest suites.  In-floor, radiant hot water heating through-out the property.  Two indoor dining areas with large tables.  Outdoor dining tables and a large 5 burner Vermont Castings propane gas grill for guest use.  Two wicker porch swings to enjoy the amazing views from the front deck along with plentiful other outdoor seating to capitalize on this once in a lifetime opportunity!  Pool table and lots of board games provide hours of fun.  

Be advised that the retreat sits atop a rather steep and approximately 800 yard dirt access road!  We do our best to maintain this road but we highly recommend SUVs particularly in winter months.  

An outdoor and nature-lovers wonderland!  Views that will take your breath away.  Hiking, mountain biking, BMX track within 3 minutes of the property, fishing, hunting, ATV and jeep trails, etc.  Bird lovers are sure to like the 4 houses that are installed on our porch.  We are graced each year with blue birds for sure in house #1 and a variety of others depending on who arrives first each year and stakes their claim.  Once we get an update from a few guest ornithologists we will update this site with more details about this year's inhabitants.  Expect to see deer, elk, fox, coyotes, the world famous cripple creek donkeys, squirrels, raccoons, and even a rare bear or mountain lion sighting right from the comfort of your deck chair or a hike around the property.

  

Vacation Rental Home Amenities

    • Satellite TV
    • Deck
    • Gas Fireplace
    • Central Heating
    • Game Room
    • Full Kitchen
    • Microwave
    • Washer/Dryer Unit
    • BBQ
    • High Speed Internet
    • Wireless Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Keyless Entry
    • Coffee Service

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Rental Policies and Conditions

Payments Accepted

Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Certified Checks/Money Orders, PayPal, Cash, Bank Transfers

Minimum Stay

A minimum stay of 4 nights required during standard rental dates.

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This is a non-smoking, pet-free facility.  A cleaning fee of $495.00 is charged per reservation. 

Our base rates cover a maximum of 14 guests in 7 bedrooms and 6.5 baths.  

Guests may add our Family Quarters to their booking increasing the total occupancy and in bed sleeping capacity to 22 for an additional $350/night.  This provides access to 2 additional bedrooms, 1 King bed, and 2 Twin over Double bunk beds, and 2 additional full bathrooms.  Additional guests above 14 without booking the Family Quarters will be charged $50/person/night.  Additional guests above 22 when booking the family suite will also be charged $50 per night.  Maximum occupancy is 27.  


We are excited to be under new ownership effective 6/28/2016.  Our new owners (Chris and Erika) immediately put their mark on the property by upgrading our already outstanding guest experience with all new high quality linens, new flat screen televisions, some new furnishings, artwork, etc.  Interior decorators have been busy transforming the overall property look and feel.  5000 square feet of hardwood flooring have replaced the old carpeting and new paint adorns the walls on the upper and main levels.  A comprehensive and multi-hundred thousand dollar renovation is occurring throughout 2016-2017 and early bookings get the benefits.  Watch our progress as the pictures on our website are updated and get excited with us as your booking date approaches. 

Contact us with questions about your booking at  alpinevistaproperties@gmail.com.

Rates may vary depending on holidays, seasons, or special events. Please click "View Rates" above to view detailed pricing.

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Location

Cripple Creek can be reached from three directions. It's about 50 miles west of Colorado Springs via highways US 24 and CO 67. From the west, highway US 24 joins Teller County road 1 at Florissant for the 18 mile drive into Cripple Creek. From Canyon City to the south, county road 88, a Scenic Byway, follows the historic Shelf Road, one of the historic access roads to the mining district. Regardless of the route you choose, there are a number of interesting and enjoyable tourist attractions along the way.  


Our property is located on the Southwest side of Cripple Creek.  No matter how you accessed Cripple Creek, find your way to the intersection of A Street and Carr Ave. or Bennett Ave.  Go south and take a right on Thurlow Avenue.  Thurlow Avenue becomes CR 89 and navigates you through the public works yard.   Take the first right onto Stratton Circle and then the first right onto our private road to access the property.  You will see the sign to our property at the base of the driveway.  The 1/4 mile driveway is shared with 3 other houses, unpaved and steep in places so we recommend sport utility vehicles especially in winter months.