Destination: Green Mountain Falls, CO
About: Nestled bellow Pikes Peak Green Mountain Fallas is a town of less than 800. Only 11 miles west of Colorado Springs after Manitou Springs and before Woodland Park. This town is a perfect weekend getaway without actually being too far away.
Route: I-25 S to US 24 W (directions)
Distance: 142 Miles
Time: 1h 30m
Sleeping: The Outlook Lodge (sponsored)
Before last weekend, I had never been to the Pikes Peak area. I had looked at going in the Fall and gushed over the cute rooms at The Outlook Lodge. So when they reached out in November, I was beyond excited! A weekend getaway for 2 – yes please!
We decided to go in December as a little Christmas getaway. Although, with so many trails and outdoor activities to do nearby I’m a little bummed we missed the warm weather. The snow in Colorado has finally started and last Friday’s showers made Green Mountain Hills into a beautiful little mountain now.
The Outlook Lodge is made up of tree buildings, The Main Lodge, Carriage House and Little Raven Inn. We had the upstairs Family Suite in The Main Lodge. The Main Lodge has 2 suites one up and down. The living room, dining room and kitchen are all shared by the guest. With no on-site staff, it feels a little like renting a shared space on Airbnb except 1000% nicer and well decorated.
Let me just say, hats off to whoever decorate this place – it’s perfect. Our upstairs suite had two little sitting areas. Both mornings we drank coffee and tea in the windowed room. Off of the main sitting room is two connecting bunk rooms. These rooms are so sweet, each bunk has its own tv! Childhood dreams come true!
The master is a cozy room with beadboard ceiling and walls, a built in desk and closet. With the 3 rooms comes 2 beautiful bathrooms. One with a bathtub and one with a walk-in shower. Again so well done! I love, love, love the subway tile with dark grout. Anywhere with complimentary face wipes get an A+ in my book, too! It is worth nothing the bathrooms are not connected to the bedrooms. While each bedroom has a locking door the sitting area that leads to the bathroom is open. As in anyone could walk up, ignoring the sign saying “Upstairs” guest only and walk in on you in your robe drinking tea.