Dream Gables Cottage

photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns

photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns

Imagine coming upon this enchanting storybook cottage as you traverse up a narrow lane in a picturesque mountain town. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to visit this little salmon colored cottage in Manitou Springs, Colorado.

photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns

photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns

The owners graciously let me and my kids come over to have a look around. Dream Gables did not disappoint – it’s teeming with nooks and crannies and personal touches everywhere.

In the quaint mountain town of Manitou Springs, many of the historic homes are known not by a house number, but instead by a poetic name.

Photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns

photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns

This darling cottage is called Dream Gables. As I mentioned above, Dream Gables occupies a pristine spot on the side of a mountain with southward views.

This is the view (and my daughter enjoying it):

photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns

photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns

Dating back to 1889, Dream Gables has long fascinated and charmed those who are able to wander off the beaten path in the tourist-oriented town.

Dream Gables was featured in an article in the local newspaper:

Dream Cottage

 

Dream Gables newpaper article

Have a look inside….

image courtesy of: Nadine Kaplanian

image courtesy of: Nadine Kaplanian

image courtesy of: Nadine Kaplanian

image courtesy of: Nadine Kaplanian

Is it weird that I keep hearing the words and music to Moon River when I look at these pictures? Just replace the words “Moon River” with “Dream Gables”.   :)

image courtesy of: Nadine Kaplanian

image courtesy of: Nadine Kaplanian

A view of the living room from above:

image courtesy of: Nadine Kaplanian

image courtesy of: Nadine Kaplanian

The kitchen:

image courtesy of: Nadine Kaplanian

image courtesy of: Nadine Kaplanian

The dining room:

image courtesy of: Nadine Kaplanian

image courtesy of: Nadine Kaplanian

There are 3 bedrooms in total – 2 on the upper floor under those steeply pitched gables:

image courtesy of: Nadine Kaplanian

image courtesy of: Nadine Kaplanian

image courtesy of: Nadine Kaplanian

Tiny staircase:

image courtesy of: Nadine Kaplanian

image courtesy of: Nadine Kaplanian

It’s a real live doll house!

image courtesy of : Nadine

image courtesy of : Nadine Kaplanian

Thank you to the owners for allowing me to feature Dream Gables on my website.

 

 

1 Comment

  • Sue says:

    Thank you too to the owners and to you for letting us see Dream Gables Cottage – I love all the nooks and crannies, just everything.

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