This is an amazing place in the Colorado mountains to have your family reunion. It is a safe environment, where we take care of all the details. Our staff can help you custom design a multi-day gathering, according to your individual interests. Your days can include leisurely hikes, led by guides specializing in birding, geology and botany, with a sack lunch in the field. Or, some members of your family may choose more adventure-based activities: hike one of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks, go rock climbing and mountain biking, or ride the zip line! And, there is fishing in the area. Many enjoy an evening trip to our observatory to explore the night sky through one of the state's largest telescopes. There is also plenty of space for relaxing and enjoying the incredible nature that the Colorado Rockies offer, as well as time to socialize with family or read a book in an aspen grove. The choice is yours!
Included with your stay are miles of marked hiking trails, indoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, workout room, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, horseshoes, ping-pong, a pool table, foosball and a piano.
Please work with Rob or Samantha our program administrators to design an agenda that meets your family’s interests.
High and Low Ropes Challenge Courses
Fun and exciting possibilities including a Climbing Tower and a Zip Line. $20 per person ($200 minimum) for a ½ day.
A wide variety of top rope climbs on real rock, suitable for all abilities.
$30 per person ($200 minimum) for a ½ day to ¾ day.
Explore single track or jeep trails on our beautiful property to your own skill level. $25 per person ($50 minimum) for a ½ day, including guide.
See the stars through one of Colorado’s largest telescopes.
$5 per person ($50 minimum) for approximately 2 hours.
Guided Hike with a Naturalist
Take a walk to learn about local geology, plants, wildflowers, or birds. One hike for free. Additional guided hikes are $5 per person ($50 minimum) for approximately 1-3 hours.
Climb one of Colorado’s famous “fourteeners.” This full-day activity is moderate to strenuous and prices vary from a minimum of $120.
Horseback Riding on Site
$30/person for a 2-hour ride (when available).
OFF-SITE ACTIVITIES USING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS
From $25 per person for a 1-2 hour ride. M Lazy C Ranch 719-748-3398
Ride through “Brown’s Canyon” or the “Royal Gorge” on the Upper Arkansas River. River Runners (800)525-2081 Wilderness Aware (Buena Vista) 800-462-7238 and there are other quality commercial providers available.
Search for your own fossils at a nearby private quarry. Clare Quarry – 719-748-3275. Hike or drive to the Florissant Fossil Bed National Monument, our neighbors.
Professional outfitters, guides and instruction available on nearby gold medal streams.
The Peak Fly Shop – 719-687-9199.
Ark Anglers – 719-539-4223.
In Woodland Park - Shining Mountain 719-687-7587.
All others are in Colorado Springs:
Apple Tree 719-382-3649
Cherokee Ridge 719-597-2637
Patty Jewett 719-385-6950