Historic Mansion in the Heart of Manitou Springs

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8 bedrooms, WiFi
8 bedrooms, WiFi
Living Room
8 bedrooms, WiFi
Living Room

Overview of Historic Mansion in the Heart of Manitou Springs

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Historic Mansion in the Heart of Manitou Springs

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Hot Tub

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Manitou Springs, CO

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCheyenne Mountain Zoo15 min drive
  • Popular LocationUS Air Force Academy23 min drive
  • AirportColorado Springs, CO (COS)23 min drive
  • Popular LocationPikes Peak41 min drive

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About this area

Manitou Springs

This vacation home is located in Manitou Springs Historic District, a neighborhood in Manitou Springs. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Canyon. Arcade Amusements and U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Manitou Springs Heritage Center - 6 min walk
  • Ruxton's Trading Post - 7 min walk
  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo - 15 min drive
  • US Air Force Academy - 23 min drive
  • Pikes Peak - 41 min drive


  • Townhouse Sports Grill — 3 min walk
  • PJ's Bistro — 4 min walk
  • Royal Tavern — 4 min walk
  • Sahara Cafe — 5 min walk
  • Good Karma Cafe — 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Denver International Airport (DEN) - 88 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.

Historic Mansion in the Heart of Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs vacation home in Manitou Springs Historic District, near Garden of the Gods
Welcome to The Avenue, a historic icon in Manitou Springs, Colorado.
🏔 6000 Sq Ft Mansion at the base of Pikes Peak
🏔 Sleeps up to 16 adults & 4 kids
🏔 Located in the heart of Manitou Springs on Main Street
🏔 Unlimited high speed internet (up to 600mbps).
🏔 Multiple work stations, WFH friendly.
🏔 Pet Friendly ($100 pet fee).
🏔 8 person Hot Tub
🏔 Kids Play Room & Media Room
🏔 Baby Nursery

Welcome to The Avenue, a historic icon in Manitou Springs, Colorado. Built in 1886, this Queen Ann-style Victorian Mansion is one of the most unique, and exclusive private luxury lodging facilities in Colorado.

The Avenue is located in the heart of Manitou Springs on Main Street, perfectly situated between the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak. Hike the Manitou Incline, explore the arts district, and dine just steps away in this one of a kind mountain town.

The three-story staircase that centers the home, is the mansions defining architectural feature. There are three spacious parlors on the main floor, perfect for large families, special events, and corporate retreats. The Manitou Green-Stone fireplace is the focal point of the Main Parlor, mirrored by a large bay window overlooking the town of Manitou Springs. The formal Dining Room features a grand dining table for 12. Enjoy a beautiful Christmas dinner with family, or celebrate a special occasion, or inspire your team during a vibrant work session in this expansive and classic setting. The Kitchen Parlor welcomes all with seating for 14, a renovated kitchen, and extra large pantry.

This three story masterpiece offers 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, expansive gardens, patios, and works class views. Come stay at a true icon, refresh with the healing powers of the natural springs, and create life long memories with your friends and family in safety and incredible comfort.

🏔 1/4 acre lot adjacent to the Manitou Library grounds
🏔 Just steps to dining, shopping, art, and spas.
🏔 4 miles from Colorado Springs

Whether you're here to hike the incline, ride the Pikes Peak Cog-way, explore the US Olympic Headquarters Museum, get married, or visit family, The Avenue is the perfect destination for your upcoming stay in Manitou Springs.


The Grand Foyer - The centerpiece of the Mansion. Peer up the 3 story winding staircase, take in the grandeur of this majestic piece of architectural history.

Formal Dining - Formal dining room for 12. Fireplace, luxury furnishings, china & crystal table settings, and stained glass original windows.

The Parlor - The main gathering space featuring rich leather couches, gold fixtures, a TV cabinet with a 4K Roku TV, all centered by the grand Manitou Green-Stone gas fireplace.

Kitchen Parlor - Expansive casual dining area with seating for 14, open to the kitchen. The bright room serves as a common area for family and friends for meals, game night, work collaboration, or just relaxing with a cup of java from the coffee bar.

Kitchen - A fully stocked Chef's kitchen, ready to prepare a feast for all!

Pantry - A massive walk in pantry featuring a full assortment of kitchen and catering supplies. For special events, this area serves as a catering kitchen.

Game Room - Fully stocked game room for the kids to play, poker games, bridge, puzzles, and much more!

Media Room - Cozy up in the media room and take in a movie on our 65" 4K Roku TV with Sonos Sound. Pull out couch turns the media room into a 9th bedroom.

Main Floor Powder Room - The main floor bath features and extra large tub.

Main Garden - The landscaped front lawn features seating in our picturesque garden, to sit, relax and take in the sights and sounds of Manitou.

Main Deck - The front of the home features an an expansive deck area, with lounge seating.

Back Garden - The tiered back yard offers multiple seating areas, natural gardens, views of Pikes Peak, and an 8 person hot tub.


The Canon Suite & Nursery - This beautiful two-room suite offers one of the best views in the house! Grand King sized bed in the main room. The view from this Nursery bay window is of the cityscape on the mountainside, the front lawn, and garden, with a view of Manitou Avenue. An oversized twin-size daybed finishes the suite, providing for an additional guest or escape to a late-day nap. The bath features a claw-foot tub with a drenching rainfall shower. A large en-suite private bath with large scrollwork antique-style mirror above a pedestal sink.

The Ruxton Room - The Ruxton Room features a plush king-size bed, in a large guest room format with floor to ceiling classic white wood walls and two wingback chairs form a comfy seating area. The large adjoining ensuite bath features a claw-foot tub with a drenching rainfall shower. Stained glass windows add beauty and privacy to the bright bathroom. Ruxton Avenue, named after Scottish adventurer Fredrick Ruxton, is the route to the Cog Railway Station as well as the Barr Trail trailhead leading to the summit of Pikes Peak.

The Midland Room - This premium room is located in the front of the house looking out at the mountain views and Manitou Avenue. The warmth of wood invites you into this spacious room, decorated with an iron and wood king-size bed, wood bedside table, and a large wood dresser with mirror. A corner fireplace warms the room. Midland Avenue, just a couple streets behind The Avenue, in Manitou Springs is where the old Midland train station stood in 1887. The Avenue was built one year earlier in 1886, and the Midland Room is aptly named because it reflects the aura of a by-gone era.

The Pawnee Room - A cozy two-room suite, features a Queen Bed, and is perfect for guests with children. The sitting room doubles as a kids bedroom, and features a Roku TV for entertainment.


The Manitou Suite - A luxury two-room king suite featuring a dark burl wood king bed, with luxurious pillow top mattress, and hotel quality linens. French doors divide the 2 large rooms. The suite’s newly remodeled bathroom has a spacious tiled walk-in shower. The Manitou Suite is the largest guest room, and is the perfect location for the Patriarch/Matriarch of the family, the Wedding couple, VIP’s, or special guests.

The Osage Room - A signature room at The Avenue. Featuring a plush king-size bed with luxury linens and hotel quality pillows. Two oversized antique red velour chairs with an ottoman are tucked against the windows, a great place to kick up your feet, watch some TV, read a book or sip your evening wine. The third floor offers a deck with sitting area and incredible views.

Pike Peak Room - Named after Americas Mountain, the famous Pikes Peak, this open and sunny room lives up to its namesake. Featuring a queen-size vintage black iron bed with luxury mattress and hotel quality linens. The cozy reading nook, filled with afternoon sunlight, tempts you to snuggle up to an inspiring view of the Colorado foothills. The private bathroom features a new high-profile sink, vanity, and flooring. This window overlooks the library garden.

Amenities: Free high speed WiFi, laptop friendly work stations, heating, Air Conditioning, Luxury Hotel quality linens, towels, and bedding, hot tub towels. Full sized washer and two dryers

The Avenue comes fully stocked with everything to make your vacation comfortable, relaxing, and enjoyable.

PARKING: Parking at the Avenue is Street Parking. We have parking passes for up to 11 vehicles. We will provide parking passes upon arrival.
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer air conditioning.
Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a spa tub.

Property manager

Tina Barry
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Spa tub


  • WiFi available


  • 8 bedrooms


  • 8 bathrooms


  • Air conditioning


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property


  • Sleeps 16

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 30


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 allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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
Parties and events are allowed on site
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

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Historic Mansion in the Hear of Manitou Springs

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Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

The Avenue
We had a wonderful time staying at The Avenue. Situated on the main road in downtown Manitou Springs, the location and historic home was perfect for the 14 of us to celebrate Thanksgiving. The property managers were easy to work with and went out of their way to ensure everything was perfect.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Perfect family getaway
A great base camp for our family after my son’s wedding. Plenty of space for each couple. There were nooks for quiet time as well as gathering spaces to play board games. We could walk into town for lunch. House was well equipped and even went above and beyond my expectations. Terrific place. Clean, lots of kitchen items to use. An extra fridge and freezer. We did not have little ones, but there was a nice kids playroom if you have kids. The hot tub was great and the front porch fun to hang out on. My one caveat, which was not an issue for our group, but just to mention so others know: two of the rooms have baths down the hall, not inside the bedrooms. They are still private for a specific bedroom, but you have to walk in the hall to get there. And one room has a curtain to separate the bathroom from the bedroom rather than a door, so it worked well for a single. All of the bedrooms were spacious and had seating areas and TVs and mirrors and felt luxurious except one. It was small, only had a queen bed, no tv, no mirror or seating area and the bath was down the hall. It would have been a great place for a single or teen or child. But for a couple it was a bit small. Again the house was amazing for our needs. I just wanted to let others know that not all the bedrooms are equal in size or amenities.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Large & Beautiful House
Our hosts were exceedingly responsive. The house was beautiful and large enough to accommodate our needs. Very well equipped as well! Very convenient to downtown and close to beautiful hiking spots. Thank You!

5/5 Excellent

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5/5 Excellent

Family Reunion and Wedding
Great house, with lots of interesting rooms, bathrooms, hidden doors, and slippery floors. Excellent kitchen, hot tub, laundry. Great location, with lots to do just down the street -- and hot beignets literally across the street! Ample parking.