Bears Den-Scenic Mountain Retreat, Close to Pikes Peak

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, books
TV, fireplace, books
TV, fireplace, books
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Bears Den-Scenic Mountain Retreat, Close to Pikes Peak

Bears Den-Scenic Mountain Retreat, Close to Pikes Peak

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
Cripple Creek, CO

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCentury Casino12 min drive
  • Popular LocationWildwood Casino16 min drive
  • Popular LocationButte Theater17 min drive
  • AirportColorado Springs, CO (COS)82 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8
1300 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
    Bathtub/shower combo

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About this area

Cripple Creek

This vacation home is located in Cripple Creek. Old Homestead House Museum and Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Mueller State Park and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Century Casino - 12 min drive
  • The Brass Ass Casino - 12 min drive
  • Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad - 13 min drive
  • Wildwood Casino - 16 min drive
  • Butte Theater - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Denver International Airport (DEN) - 146 min drive


  • Pioneer Pizza — 10 min drive
  • Jackass Cafe — 11 min drive
  • The Gold Mine Restaurant — 12 min drive
  • McGills Pint & Platter — 12 min drive
  • Home Cafe — 12 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Bears Den-Scenic Mountain Retreat, Close to Pikes Peak

Family-friendly vacation home in Cripple Creek
The health and safety of our guests is our number one priority. We try to minimize person-to-person contact with private amenities and entry via a lockboxe. Plus, our expert cleaning procedures are in line with current CDC guidelines.

The Bears Den is a secluded cabin nestled on a hillside in the midst of tall pines and beautiful aspens, just 10 minutes from the historic mining and casino town of Cripple Creek. Enjoy magnificent views of Mt. Pisgah and surrounding mountain ranges from every window. We have made the Den very cozy with its 3 bedrooms, 3 queen sized beds and one queen sofa bed in the living room, 2 baths, a game room, and a back deck with a grill and seating. It has a wood stove in the living room and amazing views. Special touches from Renee and Michael make your romantic getaway or family stay an unforgettable experience.

Whether you use The Bears Den as a base for exploring the surrounding small towns and nature adventures, or as a spot to just sit and relax in the midst of the pines and aspens and enjoy the wind through the trees, we know you will come away from your stay refreshed and relaxed. You will surely appreciate the less crowded roads, the offbeat little stores and old mining towns, and all the opportunities for natural adventures in a part of the state far less familiar to many visitors to Colorado.
Did I mention the views? Just imagine sitting on the deck having your morning cup of coffee while soaking up the warm Colorado sunshine and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and trees. This is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors. Lots of places for hiking, even just stepping out of the cabin is an amazing place to hike and take in the views.

Located within 5 miles of groceries, restaurants, and gas stations. We are located not far from Pikes Peak, Cripple Creek, Woodland Park and Manitou Springs/Garden of the Gods. If you’re looking to venture even further, drive 50 miles to Colorado Springs( an hour drive) or 80 miles to Breckenridge (an hour and twenty minutes), a beautiful ski resort town.

The Bears Den highlights one of Colorado's attractions that is often overlooked: a true mountain life experience.

The Bears Den is a secluded house/cabin in the mountains near Cripple Creek. Our Den is your home away from home, fully stocked with all necessities. We provide shampoo, conditioner, soap, hair dryer, lots of coffees and tea, board games, books,adult and child coloring books.
You can reach us at any time and we are really glad to have you as our guest.

The Cripple Creek area is a secluded and mountainous region rich with wildlife--we have recently seen several foxes, a family of mountain sheep, and a mother black bear with two cubs! Neighbors have reported seeing bobcats. Local ranches feature llamas and horses, and the idyllic quiet of the Rampart Range, with surprise views of Pikes Peak during the short excursions you can make to Colorado Springs, as well as local towns like Florissant, Divide, and Woodland Park. The area between Cripple Creek and Florissant is one of our favorite places because it includes the Fossil Beds National Monument, a green space and reserve of 6000 acres that will never be developed. The park is a very interesting day trip for adults and kids alike, and as you enter Florissant there is even a shop where you can sit and search through shale brought in for your own real fossils (taken from the Monument by careful extraction, the only spot in the US that allows this activity).

We are available for guest contact at any time. There is a lockbox on the door. You will be given a code when you book and will be able to check in by yourself.
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.

Property manager

Renee McCleary
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • WiFi available


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Spices


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • Arcade/game room
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 1300 sq ft (121 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 20


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

Bears Den-scenic Mountain Retreat Pikes Peak House Cripple Creek
Bears Den-scenic Mountain Retreat Pikes Peak House
Bears Den-scenic Mountain Retreat Pikes Peak Cripple Creek
Bears Den-scenic Mountain Retreat Pikes Peak
Bears Den scenic Mountain Retreat Close to Pikes Peak

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 94 out of 96 reviews
5 - Excellent 98%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 96 reviews
4 - Good 2%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 96 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 96 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Very nice out of the way stay.
Everything was in place as our arrangements. The steps down to the house were a little tricky for us seniors but we managed them well. Cookware was well used and utensils were kind of spare.

5/5 Excellent

Really Sweet Spot
This property was exactly as described! Lovely back patio with a gas grill and a lovely umbrella! Toys for our granddaughter, games, small library, and a game area to use if desired. Plenty of coffee, teas, seasonings etc. Comfortable beds. The parking was excellent as we were stopping on the way home from an extended trip out to WA and had our 27 foot camper. Plenty of flat parking. A beautiful drive up to the cabin. Plenty to do in the area! Loved it!

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful and peaceful setting. My only suggestion is to have better bed pillows and maintain the deck which needs to be re-stained and the railing seemed a bit loose. We did enjoy our stay and our contact was helpful.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

We had to postpone this trip in 2020 due to the covid and the property manager let us push it back til this year! The cabin was amazing with spectacular views!

5/5 Excellent

Excellent property!
The home was clean and ready for us, with an easy check-in process. The views were amazing and nice picnic area. Definitely recommend!