We live on secluded and forested 50 acres plus 35 leased adjacent acres, 11 miles south of the town of Florence, Colorado, with access to National Forest and Bureau of Land Management close by. We are an hour drive away from the cities of Pueblo and Colorado Springs. The Pueblo Reservoir is close by for mountain biking, water sports and fishing, as is the Royal Gorge and the Arkansas River Valley with its many attractions incl. rafting, fishing, hiking, horse back riding, entertainment etc. The Bishop's Castle and Lake San Isabel with many opportunities for hiking and fishing are about a 45 min drive away. Denver can be reached in 2.5 hours and has of course many big city attractions. If you are interested in history, Bent's Old Fort is about 2.5 hrs East and the Santa Fe Trail used to come close by here.
We have a 3 bedroom masonry house and a detached, single room guest suite with bathroom, electricity, a stereo system, well water, swamp coolers,TV and DVD player, a large outdoor deck and a hot tub. We are searching for an honest, reliable and animal loving person and/or couple who would take care of our pets and livestock (3 horses, 3 dogs and 3 cats) and keep our house, greenhouse and outdoor garden plants alive during our absence.
We will be traveling away from home from July 27 through August 18, 2022. On July 7, our regular housesitters will arrive and take over their duties. Since we have a guest suite, we would prefer an early arrival and could negotiate extending your stay after they arrive, if desired. An earlier arrival would give us the opportunity to get acquianted and introduce you to all the chores and animals that will fall into your responsibility. The chores take about 45 minutes of time twice a day, AM and PM.
We are looking forward to receiving a response from you. Please only serious and reliable inquiries. Please also provide references.