Fantastic view of the entire town of Cripple Creek and Pikes Peak from our driveway parking area. Peaceful, quiet and private 3-acre location, but you only have to walk down our dirt driveway to catch the inexpensive town shuttle that goes all around Cripple Creek. It's $2/person and FREE for seniors! If you are used to fairly steep roads and the 9,600 foot elevation, it's an easy walk to anything in town in less than 10-15 minutes, including the casinos, restaurants, bars, town park, rec center and museums.
We have electricity available nearby for a nominal fee per night, depending on the size of your rig (Hint, hint - we like red wine!). Slideouts and awnings can usually be accommodated as well but, again, it depends on the size/type of RV you're bringing. Your propane BBQ is OK but no charcoal or wood fires are permitted at any time. There is a propane firepit you can use in our common area. We are nice and reasonable people and don't mind requests, but we reserve the right to say no to anything that doesn't work for us.
We have a large dog and welcome yours to visit. There is a fenced off-leash dog park about 2 miles away. There may be opportunities to use our fenced backyard for limited amounts of play time (assuming we don't have barking issues), but pets cannot be left unattended on our property at any time.
We live a very quiet lifestyle, and guests who respect our privacy and wish for a peaceful home life are welcome to park for the night to enjoy our town. Rules aren't fun, but we want to be sure we're on the same page if you visit, so please:
* No smoking or vaping of any kind while on our property.
* No children under age 6, please.
* No charcoal or wood BBQ's or open fires at any time (propane is OK). We have an abundance of high grasses and often have fire bans.
* No motorcycles, OHVs or loud machinery. Generators are OK until 8pm. We live in a very quiet town.
* LEASHED pets are welcome. Please clean up after them, regardless of where they do their business.
Paved roads in Cripple Creek, then a long but mostly straight dirt driveway.
Will need to unhook but there is space on the property and the street to park a tow separately overnight. Long narrow dirt driveway but level turn-around and parking at the top of the driveway, assuming all our vehicles aren't in the way when you arrive. Must have advance notice of your arrival so we can move our vehicles to allow more turn-around space.
We prefer to be home when you arrive so we can meet. Blocked dates are usually when we know we'll be working longer hours. However, we may be able to accommodate your request during blocked dates if we have advance notice. Feel free to ask!
Casinos, museums, hiking, nature, antique and gift shops, history, and so much more! Go to VisitCrippleCreek.com. We are within an hour drive of Pikes Peak, the Royal Gorge, the Arkansas River, Florissant Fossil Beds, several state parks and reservoirs, the Gold Belt Scenic Byway, and so much more.
Services available within 1 mile include an auto repair shop (honest/reliable), take-out sub shop, grocery store, post office, 2 gas stations, Ace hardware, liquor store, RV parks with dump station, playgrounds, Family Dollar, and numerous restaurants. We are in a very walkable in-town location yet surprisingly private and quiet.
Great host, and an awesome place to park with fantastic views of the town. I highly recommend!
Incredible hosts and very helpful. We've stayed here a couple times and canine creek never disappoints. We felt so welcomed - and welcome - during our time here. Nice, safe, restful stay during these crazy and chaotic times. The daily parade of deer and wildlife is the cherry on top!
Such an interesting town and wonderful hosts! Many many thanks!
When I drove in and saw the panoramic view from where I was instructed to park (next to a big pine tree and a picnic table), my first thought was "no way"! The site is up on a hill looking down on the quaint little mining town. A couple of foxes and a deer came by. During the night it was quiet - very quiet except the sound of church bells ringing far off in the distance. I laughed when I looked out after dark and saw the lights of mainstreet - casinos! During the day I could hear the local resident burros "honking" and a church bell marking the hour and half hour and the whistle of the train. What a perfect spot! Susie is the perfect hostess - and over (red) wine with her and her husband, she shared recommendations for my little old 15-year-old Beagle and I. She knows the history and the scoop on just about anything you'd want or need to know about where to go and what to do within 100 miles and we actually did just about everything she gave us tips on - dog park, hikes, Bluegrass Festival, a scenic route to the Gorge, what bakery to stop at. I stayed longer than I had planned and departing was bittersweet as I felt like I was leaving a visit with an old friend. But I made a new one!
Our hosts were so gracious and welcoming. They offered great advice on local attractions and activities and even had brochures for us. The site was perfect with great views of the town and surrounding areas. It was so peaceful and quiet and was very level. Thank you for a great first boondocking experience!
We were honored to be the first Boondockers at Caninecreek! Susie was great with communication and provided us with lots of information for local attractions. We enjoyed talking with Greg and learning some of the local history of Cripple Creek and the gold mines. Beautiful views, woke up to deer feeding nearby, and heard the local donkeys as they meandered past in the evening. Will definitely request another stay if we happen to be through the area again!