Built by the famous Maytag family
Freda Maytag, daughter of the Maytag appliance company founder: Francis Louis Maytag, built this house as family mountain retreat in 1935. She may have discovered the gorgeous town of Woodland Park, as many did during that era, riding the train from Colorado Springs into gold mine country. Many would take advantage of the Woodland Park train station stop to picnic and to pick wild flowers in the high country fields, and enjoy the breathtaking view of Pike's Peak to the south.
Freda's son, Bob Maytag, went on to become the Mayor of Woodland Park in the 1960's, but the historic "Maytag"–as it has always been known–was purchased by the wealthy Blackford family in 1957 who renovated the interior of the neo-Colonial designed home with real splash. The spirit of the original design and many of the early renovations can still be enjoyed throughout the property. All three of the original structures were built with "retreat" in mind.
Purchased by Ben and Robin Pasley in 2010 the property has been treated to a complete renovation, top to bottom. Most of the mechanical features of the house have been updated, the main kitchen entirely modernized, and the guest cottage renovated so well that it has become an extremely popular short term rental. Everything from the stylish welcome gate, all the way through to the new double basin sinks in the master bathroom, the home has been made completely ready to welcome you!