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4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, linens
TV, fireplace, DVD player, toys
TV, fireplace, DVD player, toys
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop

Guest reviews

4.7/5 Exceptional
67 reviews

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue Grill
  • Fireplace


Explore the area

Popular LocationArcade Amusements7 min drive
Popular LocationCave of the Winds10 min drive
Popular LocationManitou Incline13 min drive
AirportColorado Springs, CO (COS)30 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Cascade, this vacation home is in the city center and near theme parks. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Pikes Peak Center, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Cave of the Winds and Garden of the Gods. Traveling with kids? Consider Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Arcade Amusements. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Our guests love the property's quiet location.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Arcade Amusements - 7 min drive
    • Cave of the Winds - 10 min drive
    • Garden of the Gods Trading Post - 10 min drive
    • Manitou Cliff Dwellings - 11 min drive
    • Manitou Incline - 13 min drive

    Getting around

    • Denver Intl. Airport (DEN) - 93 min drive


    • The Wines of Colorado - 4 min walk
    • The Loop - 7 min drive
    • Ancient Mariner - 7 min drive
    • Marilyn's Pizza - 7 min drive
    • The Maté Factor - 7 min drive

    About this property

    Cascade Ranger Station

    Family-friendly vacation home in Cascade
    From the late nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, this comfortable Victorian served as the region's Ranger Station. Today it is rejuvenated and furnished to reflect its past as a gathering place for locals and visitors eager to hike, hunt and fish among Pikes Peak's legendary forested slopes. Your stay at the Ranger Station will open the door to an earlier time when folks came up Ute Pass to relax among the aspen, mountain spruce and ponderosa, away from the heat and bustle of flatland city life. The Station's spacious kitchen welcomes you into a real connection with great-grandma, sitting at the table over coffee or tea, chatting and keeping hands busy helping with dinner chores. The dining table invites your family to eat the old-fashioned way--together, enjoying meals with the honest hunger that fresh air and exercise bring on. Food will never taste so good, nor sleep seem so deep and sweet, as in the embrace of this generous old house. In the livingroom, the 100+ year-old fireplace still works, reminding us that summer is only one of Colorado’s mountain moods. The Station is completely furnished with everything you need to be comfortable on your vacation. The kitchen is set up with refrigerator, oven-stove, microwave, dishes, flatware, toaster -- we've tried to think of all that a good cook needs; there's a barbecue grill and picnic table outside too. Inside, you can relax with a good book or watch a movie from satellite, a DVD or VHS, or, if you must, access your email with hi-speed wireless. The master bedroom has a queen bed and connects to the main bath. Upstairs, the America Bunkroom has a bunk with a twin upper and a double lower. If needed, there's also room for a queen airbed. The Forest Bunkroom has a bunk with a twin upper and double lower. The Campfire Room connects from it with a twin bed. Total sleeping space in the main house is 9. A half-bath serves immediate needs upstairs. A laundry room has a washer and dryer. At last, you're at your Colorado home-away-from-home, furnished and decorated to awaken in you that feeling described by Gonzo’s song in 'The Muppet Movie': This looks familiar -- vaguely familiar, Almost unreal, yet, -- it's too soon to feel yet; So close to home, and yet so far away-- I’m going to go back there someday... CONFIGURATION: Master bedrm: queen bed (sleeps 2) Upstairs: America bedrm: bunk with twin upper, double l lower (sleeps 3); queen air bed available (2) Forest bedrm: bunk with twin upper, double lower (sleeps 3); Campfire room: twin bed (1) These entries from the Guestbook speak for themselves: 'What a wonderful cozy cottage – Everything was so comfortable for us. So perfect for exploring this incredible area – centrally located to explore the local sites: Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds, Cliff Dwellings and Pikes Peak – also close enough for day trips to the Arkansas River rafting, Royal Gorge and Red Rocks concerts. Our stayed was blessed and we thank you for being humble hosts.' Lise & Dave L. “We really enjoyed the cabin. It has a lot of charm. The location is great. Thank you for all your hard work.” Jodie & John Day, New Orleans, LA 'Our family was truly blessed to have chanced upon this wonderful cottage! Our son’s Air Force Academy Graduation was even more special by the comfort and unbelievable hospitality and amenities so graciously shared by Happy Trails. The location was ideal for sightseeing yet close enough to the Academy for the week’s events. The memories for the week will include the family barbeques, nightly card games and the beautiful view our family was able to share. Thank you' Mark & Sue R 'We truly enjoyed our stay. Being at a home with everything here already was truly a blessing. Knowing that we all share the hope and love of Jesus was a special perk. The house was comfy, private, a great relaxation 'base of operations' for our family vacation. Staying here put a real nice bow on the top. In Him, Joel, for all the Miles Family' 'Our final night in Colorado - it's been quite a trip! We attended a family wedding, went white-water rafting, and saw some sights we didn't get to see ten years ago when we were here last. It was a comfort to come back to this cozy cottage - all the comforts of home! Thank you for your hospitality - for calling and checking up on us - most likely we will return again. Until then, a warm thankyou from the Walter Family for providing us a safe, lovely place to rest.' 'We have enjoyed staying at your home. It was very comfortable and you have provided all the things we needed. This area is beautiful and we have enjoyed all the sights. It was wonderful to explore during the day and catch up with our friends at night. We were excited to see a bear wandering past the house one morning. We also enjoyed the baby birds in the bird house on the porch. Thanks again for providing such a nice place to stay.' Steve, Marian, Ruth, Rhonda, Dennis & Marie from England, Minnesota & Tennessee 'The house was a great relaxing respite for us during our stay. We are here to have a family vacation while Justin reports to the USAFA Prep School - a bittersweet combination as our first leaves the family nest. We've had a great time seeing the Garden of the Gods, the Academy, Molly Kathleen Mine, Arkansas River white-water rafting, fishing at 11-Mile Reservoir and visiting the hot springs in Buena Vista. We have been busy! We had a great time and have many memories of this week... We'll be back!' The Smith's, Rose's & Walter's 'Thank you so much! We had such a great time!! We had our whole family here and had an AMAZING time! The house was beautiful. We loved all the wildlife. Thanks again' The Fletchers, Skagens, Valentines & Kasseths 'Thank you, we had a lovely time here. The house is wonderful and has a great location. We spent many mornings on the porch reading and enjoying the mountains.' The Giers - Overland Park, KS 'Happy Trails' to you ... until we meet again. The Fagues loved your cozy and adorable home. We all would stay here again. Thank you and God bless!' Fague Family - Petaluma, CA 'Thank you for the charming and cozy place to stay during our wonderful week here. May God bless you and those who follow behind.' The Siffords - Mesquite, TX
    Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

    Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

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

    Property manager

    property manager
    Aaron Peterson
    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    • WiFi available

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking
    • Car required

    Family friendly

    • Toys
    • Highchair


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


    • 4 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 2 bathrooms
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Shampoo
    • Towels provided
    • Soap
    • Hair dryer
    • Toilet paper

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Living room
    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • DVD player
    • Games
    • Video library
    • Books

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio
    • Barbecue grill
    • Garden


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • In the city center
    • Near a hospital
    • Near a zoo

    Things to do

    • Fitness facilities nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Birdwatching nearby
    • Rock climbing nearby
    • Ice skating nearby
    • Cycling nearby
    • Hunting nearby
    • Hiking nearby
    • Rafting nearby
    • Cave exploring nearby


    • Sleeps 9
    • Unit size: 2000 sq ft (186 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 25


    Check-out before 10:30 AM

    Special check-in instructions

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


    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    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.
      Parties and events are allowed on site. 

    We should mention

    A car is required for transportation to and from this property

    Property is also known as

    Cascade Ranger Station Cascade
    Cascade Ranger Station Private vacation home
    Cascade Ranger Station Private vacation home Cascade

    Frequently asked questions

    Is this property pet-friendly?
    No, pets are not allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Check-out is at 10:30 AM.
    Where is this property located?
    This family-friendly vacation home is in the center of Cascade, within 6 mi (10 km) of Arcade Amusements, Cave of the Winds, and Manitou Incline. Miramont Castle and Manitou Cliff Dwellings are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for Cascade Ranger Station

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    4/5 Good

      Cool Place!

      We liked the close proximity to all the places we wanted to see: Manitou cliff dwellings, Garden of the Gods, several hiking trails. We did have to drive rather than walk to the trails due to the busy highway. We had a problem with the dishwasher and the owner responded right away and fixed it. We love the historical house with all it's quirks. Good to know: This is a 3 bedroom home, not 4, and the other cabins share the laundry room at this house. Suggestion to owner: leave some bathroom cleaning products. We had a lot of people using one shower :)

      4/5 Good

        Comfortable, Cozy, Next to Highway

        Very comfortable country cabin house. No frills, but good bones. Owner was very responsive to every inquiry and request. I was expecting more of a remote, isolated venue based on the pictures online. I was surprised that the house was just off Hwy 24 (busy highway well into the evening) and the Post Office was a stone's throw away. I do recommend the pizza place on the other side of the house. Delicious.

        5/5 Excellent

          Great place

          This was a great place to stay for a rustic quite cottage. It was centrally located to everything my family with young ones wanted to do. great place to stay

          5/5 Excellent

            Family Get Together

            This was a great location and accommodations for our stay in Colorado. Aaron went above and beyond to make sure we had all our needs met. I would absolutely recommend this Vrbo and we will definitely be staying again if we are going to be back in Colorado. Thank you for helping us make life long memories.

            5/5 Excellent

              So convenient!

              I cannot imagine anything more conveniently located! We were 5 miles from everything we wanted to do. We were able to eat lunch back at the Ranger Station and take breaks to recover from our spectacular hikes. We LOVED our stay. I would stay again!