Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Fountain Creek Cottage

It's been quite a while since I've taken the time to write a note on these pages. No good excuse, just lazy I guess. But in all honesty, I've been busy. Oh, sure there have been the usual preaching assignments here and there and then there was that trip to Seattle to help Staci and Josh and family move to Monterrey, California. And Christmas was in there along with Jury duty on a capital case but forget all that.

I'm writing today to tell you about what my brother and I have done (along with our wives). And I have to admit that this is a bit of a commercial but please don't stop reading. I'm not going to try to get you hooked up to some pyramid scheme.

Terry and Barb and Jane and I purchased a cabin on Fountain Creek in Green Mountain Falls to use as a summer rental.  It won't be ready until about mid-June but it's going to be a sweet little place to spend a week. The delay in preparation is due to the fact that Terry lives in Topeka and that Jane and I are in Houston for three months serving as Interim Pastor at a terrific church there. And in all honesty, the cabin needs some work.

I had a new roof put on during the third week of January. The painter is coming as soon as weather is warm enough to paint the exterior. New carpet, remodeled bath and kitchen will be part of the jobs Terry and I are taking on during the last of May, first of June.

The cabin has two bedrooms with new mattresses and hotel style bedding. It has a beautiful fireplace, television, DVD and OF COURSE, I wouldn't call it the Fountain Creek Cottage if it wasn't on the creek. A beautiful crystal clear creek runs 10 steps from the back door. Imagine going to bed at night with the window cracked open listening to the gentle, yet hypnotic sounds of water splashing playfully over mountain granite rocks. I promise, you'll never sleep any better. And the creek is shallow enough and slow moving enough that your kids or grand kids will totally enjoy splashing and wading on a hot summer day.

The rent will be $800 per week. A week will begin after 3:00 p.m. on a Saturday and end by noon the next Saturday.

Winter weeks or weekends are also available as long as you stay at least three nights. The cost per night in that case is $125. The cabin is about an hour from Monarch (if you want to ski) and only an hour and a half from Breckenridge.

It's also located just about two miles from the toll road up Pike's Peak and only 9 miles from Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs with all the wonderful things those two areas provide.

The little village of Green Mountain Falls offers a delightful pond for fishing in the summer or ice skating in the winter. You'll also want to have breakfast at The Pantry and if you do, make sure to have their cinnamon raisin toast along with your omelet and country potatoes.

Well, that's all the "sales job" I know how to do. If you're interested in reserving a week you can call me at 303.870.3775 or send me an email at

Come experience a Rocky Mountain High.

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