Springtime in the Rockies with fabulous Views !

House Sitter Needed for Username: Westcliffe   


Posted or Updated: Mar 26,2024   Reviews (2)   Applications: 1

Mountains, Westcliffe
Custer,Colorado United States

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From: May 30,24  
To:      Jun 8,24
Days:  10, Short Term Can be extended to June 10th if preferred

Come to Westcliffe, Colorado to enjoy the spring in our log home on 70 acres.  Your responsibilities will be to care for our senior Border Collie mix, a senior house cat  and 2 barn kitties.  Hunter, the dog, goes for a 10 minute walk each day.  The barn kitties live in the barn and need water and food refilled and litter boxes emptied every other day.  You'll need to fill bird feeders and bird baths and water some outside plants.  We no longer have livestock, but our neighbors use our pastures for their Longhorns so they're fun to watch.

The main floor consists of a living room, the kitchen and dining area, a laundry room, a full bath and the guest bedroom.  The bedroom has a queen bed and a dresser and closet for your use.  There is WiFi throughout the house.

The TV room is downstairs in the walk out basement.  We have Dish Network with access to Netflix and Prime if you have accounts  You can walk outside from the TV room to a covered patio and a fire ring area. 

The house has a deck on two sides as well as a sunroom attached to the barn for those cool or windy days.  All have a view of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, which have many hiking trails.  You can also walk out from the house and go for miles on the dirt roads.

We are close to Lake Deweese if you'd care to fish.

The barn has an apartment with a stationery bicycle as well as a Bow Flex for your use.

We will not have a vehicle for your use, but you will have access to the attached garage.

You will be 9 miles (3 on a dirt road) from the cute little town of Westcliffe, CO.  It has grocery stores, gas stations, a medical clinic, a Post Office, a Health Club, a bowling alley, museums, a theater with live shows and movies, many shops, several restaurants, several art galleries, and an observatory for viewing the stars.  Westcliffe is a Dark Skies Community -- you can see the Milky Way ! There is more information at is an hour drive to Canon City and the Royal Gorge.  You can also reach Salida, Pueblo and Florence, the Antique Capital of Colorado, in about an hour. Colorado Springs is a 2 hour drive.

House Sitter Feedback / endorsements (2)

“ Nicest views ever and friendly pets ”

Sit Dates Oct-3-23 - Oct-15-23 Sitter SCTumbleweeds, Member Since Jul-22-16

We stayed here in this comfortable house with Hunter the border collie for a few days. It is a dark sky community and you see the Milky Way easily on clear nights. Heat and water heat are by propane, and the internet works well. The area is away from town 10-15 minutes. It is a marvelous place to walk with lovely views, deer herds, and free-ranging cattle. The pet care is easy for the older dog and cat. We enjoyed our time here and feel anyone who loves a wide-open mountain and valley view would also.

“ Awesome! ”

Sit Dates May-12-23 - May-24-23 Sitter obodoyoga, Member Since Nov-30-22

One of my most memorable experiences, from start to finish.  The hosts are delightful, their home is beyond belief and Hunter is a very special dog.  I enjoyed their hosptality as well as the genuine kindness of the local community.  Pretty much, this is where it's happening and the incredible setting is beyond comparison.  All five star!

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