This was our second trip to Colorado with the first one being way back in 1978. The moment we walked in we fell in love with the floor plan, arrangements etc.
The most important point is that the beds were absolutely the most comfortable either of us had ever slept in. My wife is very hard to please with a mattress and she slept better than she had in years.
Our most enjoyable venture was right on the property watching about 18-20 deer just walk all over the place like they owned it.
We enjoyed Westcliffe to the south and a day at the Royal Gorge. We aren’t spring chickens being married 50 years last March but if we make it back again I believe this will be our target to hit. Very nice accommodations.
Stayed three nights in between snow storm weeks and totally enjoyed snow capped peaks, quiet, stars, mule deer, and central location to Westcliffe and Canon City.
Cottage was tidy, comfortable, well stocked and decorated. Good tv reception for election night and wi-fi signal strong. Look forward to return in summer when warm enough to sit outdoors and just “be”.
The cottage is spotless and very comfortable. The large bunk bed was the feature piece. Every inch is well thought out. It was nice to have a kitchen to cook breakfast and enjoy a cup of coffee before we set out on our planned adventures. We were spoiled by the provided Rosemary Mint shampoo and body wash. Wonderful seating outside to enjoy the stars and moon.
Stayed at Hillside as a pit stop to acclimate on our way to the Rocky Mountains. It was very Quaint, Clean & Wellstocked. It snowed on our way in, and the property was a winter wonderland! Enjoyed playing in the snow. It was super quiet with a relaxing atmosphere. This little community has an antique functioning post office and the lady there was very nice. The essential oil bath products were a nice touch! Our GPS was a tad confused finding the location, perhaps an exact longitude and latitude measurement on the website would be extra helpful. Found this problem a lot throughout many Colorado areas. Would definitely book again here. A little hidden gem off the beaten path! Thanks Hillside for the pleasure of a visit with you.
The perfect place to enjoy each other's company. All the comforts of home with the mountain views and stargazing you would see if you were camping. Peaceful, very clean. Loved the fact there was no cell phone or wifi so we could truly relax in this day and age. We stayed for our anniversary as is centrally located near attractions we visited -- The Royal Gorge Railroad and Bridge, The Smokey Jack Observatory in Westcliffe, CO, Salida and the San Isabel Mountain trails.
AMAZING, we will return with our friends and family. Staff and owners are great!
We really enjoyed our stay at Hillside! The Cottage had just what we needed - a comfy bed, a sitting area, and a full mini kitchen. This was a great get-away in a beautiful part of Colorado we had never explored. The view out the window was stunning! We enjoyed some nearby hiking and biking and star-gazing at the Smokey Jack Observatory in Westcliffe. It was good to be "off-the-grid", without cell reception and functionally no internet (very low bandwidth available). We enjoyed time to play board games, read, and watch shows downloaded from streaming prior to arrival.
We were also impressed by the customer service. Tara was very attentive and prompt in responding to all questions.
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I cannot express how wonderful our stay was! Hillside is magical.
The country location of the town makes it ideal for those that truly want a peaceful getaway! I suggest arriving with a dinner plan because there are no close dining options. We purchased groceries from the health food grocery in a neighboring town and stored them in a cooler until we arrived. The kitchen was perfect and had everything we needed. We brought a pack and play from home for our one year old. We really liked that this cottage had a tub. Our cottage was beautiful and clean. We brought a baseball, kite and frisbees from home and enjoyed the lawn area. The mountain views are stunning. We were able to sight-see to other beautiful Colorado towns during the day. Late afternoon, the kids enjoyed splashing in the cool water creek. The owner, Tara, was very helpful with recommendations/ questions before our stay. We will be back!