The Facilities

Facilities

Our comfortable facilities are designed to take the pressure of the world off your shoulders, freeing you to reconnect with your self, your friends, your family, co-workers and the Earth.

Accommodations. The Nature Place has 48 studio apartments constructed of natural wood and rock with large windows and private decks to relax and view the spectacular natural beauty that surrounds us. Each apartment has a fireplace, sitting area, full bath, wet bar, work station with wireless Internet connection, and small refrigerator. The extra long full size beds feature pillow top mattresses and warm european style comforters, providing luxurious sleeping conditions in our mountain location where nights are always cool — even during the summer. Double occupancy capacity is 100 and with three in a room occupancy is 130.

Dining At The Nature Place. Enjoy delicious home cooked meals and terrific views while relaxing in our dining room. Meals are served buffet style and include a variety of mouth-watering choices. The variety of food offered meets most low fat and vegetarian diets, and special dietary needs can be accommodated with advanced notice. Sack lunches can be arranged if your group wishes to plan an all-day activity. For groups conducting meetings, we provide mid-morning and afternoon breaks of pastries, fruit, home made cookies or sweet breads. Appetizers before dinner are available upon request at an extra charge. We do not have a liquor license but can provide ice and mixers if you choose to bring your own spirits. For families with young children, we have booster seats and high chairs available for your use in the dining room.

Conference Rooms and Audio Visual Equipment. Our facilities feature four conference and meeting rooms to accommodate 15 to 150 people in a variety of configurations. Numerous breakout areas are also available throughout the site. Each conference room has its own audio-visual equipment, telephone, restrooms and inspiring views of ponderosa pine and aspen groves. Coffee and hot water for tea are always available, and mid-morning and afternoon snack breaks include pastries, sweet breads, home made cookies or fresh fruit. Prior to your arrival, we will discuss your set-up needs, so that the conference room is ready for your use the moment you arrive.

We have complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the campus. You may rent the following audio-visual equipment: computer and video projection units, flip chart pads and stands, VCR/DVD players, CD players and digital/video cameras. Screens are available at no charge in each conference room.

The Lodge. Our Lodge is the center of activity at The Nature Place. Guests may relax in front of a roaring fire in the lounge, enjoy meals in the dining room and view the spectacular expanse of Pikes Peak on the deck. The lower level of the lodge has guest telephones, a computer with Internet access, printer, natural science displays and a library. There is also a baby grand piano, breakout areas, a fireplace, a 42” flat screen television with Dish Network channels and a recreational area that includes ping-pong, pool, and foosball tables. The main office of The Nature Place is also located in the Lodge; featuring a copy machine, fax machine, guest services and sundry items.

Recreation. Recreation opportunities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, exercise and weight room and a multi-use game court for basketball, volleyball or tennis in our sportsplex. The Nature Place also features 2 outdoor tennis courts, a horseshoe pit, an outdoor amphitheater for casual meetings and a campfire pit, miles of marked hiking and mountain biking trails and incomparable opportunities for natural history exploration.  With advanced notice, The Nature Place can work with you to provide many more recreational opportunities, including a visit to the Interbarn —a unique nature interpretive center — an astronomy observatory with one of Colorado’s largest telescopes, rock climbing, ropes challenge courses with a zip-line, fishing, mountain biking, arts and crafts, guided naturalist hikes.  Horseback riding, gold medal trout streams and river-rafting are nearby with a local outfitter.