Vacation Home

A Creek Runs Through It Luxury Log Home

  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms

A Creek Runs Through It is where dreams come true, nestled in the aspens at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.  If you want to work from paradise, just bring your laptop and enjoy the WIFI! Perfect for family/friends getaway and also a nice romantic escape. An inviting wrap around deck is perfect for enjoying the outdoors, pond and creek. 

THE PERFECT STAYCATION! Situated at 9,000 FT in an aspen grove,  on a four-acre parcel, this 2,800 square foot, 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a loft, living room, fully stocked kitchen,  family room with kitchenette, a pond and a creek attracts travelers who seek luxury country living.  This home is not for everyone as we do have some limitations so please read through this description.  You’ll love the peace and quiet, comfortable accommodations and amenities. The Rainbow Trail is accessible through the neighborhood. 

Our biggest differentiator is our location, unique amenities and hospitality. Our motto – “We are at your service and tend to all the little things!”

*Highspeed WIFI with both Starlink and CenturyLink satellites & cell service booster satellite

*5 HDTVs with DirectTV basic cable and streaming apps, DVD players & DVD library

*Foosball Table, board games, library located in large family room with additional kitchenette.

*Wrap around deck with 2 picnic tables, 1 griddle and 1 grill, 2 large swing chairs and plenty of other seating to enjoy the outdoors.

Max 6 guests (including children, excluding infants).  Guest count is closely monitored. Please let us know if there will be any non-overnight visitors.

We also welcome doggies with some exceptions, $100 for under 10lbs and $200 for larger doggies - fee per pet per stay, pre-approval required and doggie house rules must be followed. 

An inviting wrap around porch is perfect for entertaining as it has 2 picnic tables, chairs, 2 grills and 2 custom massive swing chairs. Listen carefully and you can hear the creek that runs the length of the property and the spring that feeds the pond. Inside you will find dramatic vaulted ceilings with large windows to appreciate the mountain views. Snuggle up at one of the two fire places or lace up your winter boots for snowshoeing. 

This is a REAL European log home with massive logs throughout and built to perfection.  This home is perfect for those wishing to spend time in the country with a bit of luxury.  Remote peaceful location and 15-20 minute drive from downtown.

Bring your hiking gear and head to the Lake in the Clouds trail. Bring yoga and beach mats to set up around the pond and creeks for a serene morning or afternoon.  

Bring your telescope to stargaze!  We are a Dark Skies community so it is a true escape from light pollution and city living.

The Spaces:

The Master Bedroom has a King sized bed with a firm luxury Tempur-Pedic®  Mattress, vaulted ceilings with ensuite full bathroom, walk-in closet, HD TV with Dish TV network & Ceiling fan.  Shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, new towels and high quality pillows and bedding are provided.  

The Loft has a queen sofa bed with desk, ceiling fan and sits right outside the master bedroom and open to the living room.  Window-side seating for hanging out and enjoying the sounds of nature.  You can find the sofa bedding in the master bedroom closet.

The Queen Bedroom sits on the main level and has a Queen sized bed, ceiling fan with door to the deck and full bathroom.  There is a hanging rack with hangers behind the door for hanging clothes.

The Living Room sits on the main level with a wood burning fireplace, a queen sofa bed, HD TV with Dish TV network and massive handcrafted propeller ceiling fan.  The sofa bedding can be found in the master bedroom closet or on the sofa.

The Dining Room and Kitchen sit next to the Living Room in an open concept with vaulted ceilings, large propeller fan and unique custom bear chandelier.  

The kitchen is fully stocked with a variety of pans, utensils, serving ware, dishes, new small appliances such as coffee maker, toaster, blender to make it easy for meal prep and serving.  We will provide the essentials such as basic spices, tea, coffee, filters, sugar and condiments.

The dining room table is an antique and can seat up to 6 and extension leaves can be found next to the cabinet.  The breakfast bar can sit up to 3 more sitting close enough proximity for conversation.

The Family Room is large with a kitchenette, bar, dining/play table, large gas fireplace, Foosball table, queen sofa bed, HD TV with Dish TV network, dartboard and darts, DVD library, board games, books, cards, DVDs and door to lower deck.  The sofa bedding can be found in the cabinet next to the kitchen. 

The Bunk Bedroom has two bunkbeds for a total of 4 single beds with a HD TV with DVD player and ensuite full bathroom.  It is a large room perfect for the kiddos to spread out!  There is an inflatable bed in the cabinet as well if you have extra kiddos that want to sleep in the same room.

Although we have 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 3 sofa beds and 2 bunkbeds, our guest capacity is restricted to 6 total guests (including children and infants). Our sleeping bed variety gives guests MANY options on sleeping arrangements.

The grounds are natural landscaping with various spots to read or meditate and hear the sounds of the "quaking" of the aspen leaves, the chatter of the birds and local critters like elk, deer, wild turkey, owls, red tail hawks, golden eagles and yes even bobcats and coyotes.

Our community is one of 10 in the world that has earned a Dark Skies designation.  The stars are amazing!

Entire home.  The home sits on 4 acres total since we own the lot next door.  The pond is private and belongs to us - it is not suitable for swimming but rather enjoying its beauty.  You may play on the creek as it runs adjacent to the property.  I love sitting by the creek and reading or sometimes working on my NY Best Selling Novel and sipping some wine. 

The laundry room is accessible to you and for your use.  We keep our cleaning & maintenance supplies in there so please only use what you need and encourage guests not to take anything out of our supply.  

If you are flying in, consider flying into Colorado Springs airport.

A Creek Runs Through It is managed by us personally through Davison Mountain Getaways. Because we self-manage, you get a more personalized interaction. We don't strive to get a lot of bookings but rather host the right guests so that we can provide a better experience. We are entrepreneurs and have run large companies in our past so both our houses strive for great customer service.

We love hosting and making your stay special so we are available via text or phone call.  We respond very quickly to cater to you.  Upon booking, you are warmly greeted and followed up by access instructions and I also reach out the day before your stay to make sure you are all set and ensure the cabin is set a the right temperature for you!

Location! This unique log home is located in an exclusive gated community close to town (20 minutes away) and is perfect for a launching pad to many adventures.  It is secluded but not too far from downtown.  The downtown has a very cool laidback vibe with the friendliest folks I have ever met.  It is a harmonious mixture of ranchers and artists.

The house is ideally located with gravel road in good condition.  Having a 4-wheel drive is a good idea any time of the year as you never know about the weather.  Antelope, mule deer, prairie dogs, coyotes and tons of birds roam the grounds.

Whether you ant to explore nearby Westcliffe, Silver Cliff, Cotopaxi, Mission Wolf and the Wet Mountain Valley, you will love this gorgeous location. Opportunities for shopping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing at Lake Deweese (13 miles away) or at times, we stock the pond (right on our property), cross country skiing, and more are all close by. The 120 mile-long Rainbow Trail is just steps away and Commanche/Venerable trailhead is 1/2 mile away!  Both Wolf Springs ranch where there is a bison herd and Mission wolf sanctuary are located about 1/2 hour drive south of Westcliffe. Elin Rusher's ranch at Music Meadows right across the valley hosts authentic horseback adventures on her working ranch.

Did I mention The Milky Way and Meteor Showers visible from the deck? Westcliffe is the first certified Dark Skies Community in Colorado and the world's highest.  The heavens above are filled with sparkles due to the high altitude and lack of light pollution.  Can you spot E.T.?

Classic Colorado sites like the Royal Gorge Bridge and the train (70 minutes away), Arkansas River where you will find Gold medal trout fishing and white water rafting (40 minutes away), Great Sand Dunes National Park, the Spanish Peaks, five 14ers, a dozen 13rs, Hardscrabble Pass, Garden of the Gods, Bishop Castle, Salida, Monarch Mountain skiing, and many more attractions are all within 1-3 hours' drive from the house.

Home highlights


Pets welcome

Wireless Broadband Internet


Take in the views and the majestic logs

A Creek Runs Through It spectacularly nestled in the Aspens

The front door is on the upper deck and welcomes all our guests

Open concept main floor plan with wood burning fireplace

Antique dinning table sits below a custom iron bear chandellier

Great views of the aspens and Spread Eagle Peak from every window


Parking and facilities

Gated-Community, Parking available, Parking-on-street, Parking Included, Private Garden , Private Porch


Housekeeper Optional , Laundry service optional


Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets welcome, Pets allowed only after arrangement, Smoking not allowed, Unsuitable for elderly or infirm , Wheelchair inaccessible


Deck chairs, Foosball, DVD-Player, TV (Antenna), TV (Cable) , TV (Satellite)

Kitchen and dining

Gas BBQ, Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Kitchenette, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster, Vacuum cleaner , Water purifier

Location features

Lake, Mountain, River , Rural

Bathroom and laundry

Bathroom & Laundry, Bed linen, Hair dryer, Clothes dryer, Essentials, Iron & Board, Shower, Towel set, Bathtub , Washing machine

Heating and cooling

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Floor heating , Heating available

Internet and office

Wireless Broadband Internet , Telephone

Home safety

Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit , Smoke Detector

House Rules

  • Housekeeper Optional

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Children welcome

  • Pets welcome

  • Pets allowed only after arrangement

  • Smoking not allowed

  • Unsuitable for elderly or infirm

  • Wheelchair inaccessible

Check-in: 04:00 PM

Check-out: 10:00 AM


72 Gibson Road , Westcliffe, United States


Policy and notes


Select check-in date


About host

Vanessa Davison

We love to host and we know it is the little things that matter in making your stay fantastic.  We have Superhost status on Airbnb and Premier Host on vrbo with over 150 reviews.  

We enjoy both homes regularly as our own vacation homes so we don't just host anyone. We prefer to host families who are going to treat our home as their own and want to experience the magic each mountain home offers.

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