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. Alternately, 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, an 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.
A wide variety of top rope climbs on real rock, suitable for all abilities.
Explore single track or jeep trails on our beautiful property to your own skill level.
See the stars through one of Colorado’s largest telescopes.
Guided Hike with a Naturalist
Take a walk to learn about local geology, plants, wildflowers, or birds.
Climb one of Colorado’s famous “fourteeners.” This full-day activity is moderate to strenuous.
Horseback Riding on Site
OFF-SITE ACTIVITIES USING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS
Call 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
“I just wanted to thank you for another great family reunion at The Nature Place. Your staff was great – I’d say the best yet. Shelley was the best. The facility and grounds looked great, and you’ve obviously made some additions and improvements. Though we never seem to get everything done that we plan, I left wondering how I could have squeezed any more into any day! The Nature Place, you, and your staff..."
"Thank you for a wonderful setting for our program. The food was great, our rooms were clean, everything ran smoothly and everyone was friendly. You are all appreciated."
“I never knew how good it feels to be treated like ‘Queen For the Day’ for 4 days in a row! Thank you!”
"Not only is this a beautiful facility, with GREAT FOOD, the best we have seen in 10 years, but you are kind, loving, supportive people. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
“The S------- family would like to express our appreciation to you and the entire staff for making our reunion such a success. To entertain and meet the needs of a group whose ages range from two months to seventy-five years is no small task and you were able to pull it off to perfection. The meals, accommodations, and variety of activities were outstanding, but the most important contributing factor..."
“The Nature Place turned out to be so perfect. And to think I had worried a bit after making my decision last fall—was it ‘spectacular’ enough to satisfy?’ What we enjoyed of course in this lovely setting was more simple than spectacular… Plus, an unbelievably gifted staff to help us see and appreciate more fully the beauty around us (and helping us climb those gorgeous Witcher rocks). Add to that the..."
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