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HOST A CREATIVE ARTS RETREAT

AT SUNMOUNTAIN CENTER

With the inspiring backdrop of mountains and quiet atmosphere, SunMountain Center is well-suited for any creative retreat or workshop.

Whether you are looking to gather like minded artists together or teach a new unconventional art technique, SunMountain Center will help you to host your ideal creative arts retreat or workshop.

 

The open spaces within our two historic lodges are furnished with natural light, tables, chairs, and various other equipment, including an on-site kiln, to aid you in your retreat. We also host a variety of add-on experiences and workshops to accompany your retreat. Learn more in our Property Overview section below.

 

SunMountain Center’s unique atmosphere and inspiring location will help you unlock new facets of your creative soul. Regardless of the nature of your retreat, we work with you to create an environment that fits your needs. Whether you want to stimulate art creation or share a movement-oriented retreat, create a meditative atmosphere, or just relax as a group, the SunMountain Family will help to make you feel at home while you host your retreat.

Host Your Next Retreat:

 

  • Drawing & Painting
  • Pottery (kiln on-site)
  • Photography
  • Creative Writing
  • Collage & Paper Arts
  • Plein Air Drawing or Painting
  • Craft Workshops
  • Novel or Poetry Writing Intensives
  • Dance, Transdance, & Movement
“SunMountain Center was way better than I even imagined and even pictured on their promotions. There were so many amazing amenities and things to enjoy that it was almost impossible to enjoy everything on site during a shorter retreat. Every room is so charming and the bathrooms are decadent. I wasn’t quite sure what the energy of the building would be, but I was so happy when everything felt light, welcoming and good.”

 

– April Axé Charmaine, Sol Vida Worldwide
Click for Rockledge historical information

The Rockledge house was designed by Pueblo architect William Stickney and built in 1913. The architecture and style of this home mirrors the surrounding terrain; this is illustrated by the original Manitou Greenstone found in the rock walls, terraces and carriage house. This house features spacious bedrooms, all with private baths, that can be configured to accommodate guests in both private and shared sleeping situations, a community dining room, a yoga/meeting room, and two fireplaces for creating a cozy, relaxing mood as well as a spacious stone outdoor patio with a fire pit, water fountain and hot tub.

Click for Onaledge historical information

The Onaledge house was built in 1912 as part of the Craftwood Shops; the house is a fine example of the simple yet beautiful Arts & Crafts Movement. Throughout the years, the Onaledge house has been used as housing for the Masters of the Craftwood Guild, private residence, and a bed and breakfast. Today the Onaledge house provides a quaint family style home perfect for your getaway or retreat. This house features five cozy bedrooms that can be configured to accommodate guests in both private and shared situations, a yoga/meeting room, two wood burning fireplaces, a constant current swim spa/hot tub.

Property Overview

 

Aligned in holistic well-being and a supporter of living arts, SunMountain Center is the premiere Colorado venue for hosting your upcoming retreat or workshop. Located just over an hour outside of Denver on the Front Range and nestled among the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, the two historic homes of SunMountain Center are surrounded by natural and historical beauty. Our intimate setting cultivates deep connections and supports your students in their retreat experience.

 

  • Two eclectic and historic lodges for rental use
  • Accommodates up to a max of 34 overnight guests (additional lodging may be available upon request)
  • Private lodging and en suite bathrooms
  • Several communal learning and dining spaces that are light, spacious and cozy with hardwood floors
  • Yoga props available (blocks, blankets, bolsters, straps, meditation pillows, etc.)
  • Tables, chairs and projection equipment available
  • Pottery kiln on-site
  • Complimentary two-hour soaking pass at SunWater Spa
  • Complimentary organic coffee and teas
  • Scenic walking trails
  • Hot tubs
  • Biodynamic farm
  • Delicious organic, vegetarian meals
  • Additional facility spaces are available at SunWater Spa for yoga, meetings, gatherings; rates vary

 

Enhance your retreat at SunMountain Center by adding on workshops and experiences like yoga classes, clay classes, or music workshops, to complement your programming. Please inquire about current programming and rates.

“The meals were outstanding, The chef was accommodating to all of our dietary needs/restrictions and provided vegan, gluten free meals that were so clearly mindfully prepared with love. Our participants enjoyed their time here and the house was a cozy setting for our evenings.”

 

– Mackenzie Sullivan

Rates

We offer a variety of pricing options in order to meet your budget. Please submit an inquiry form for rates based on your event needs.

 

Rental includes the reservation of one or both of our houses: Rockledge and Onaledge.

 

All overnight rates include:

  • Three organic, vegetarian meals a day
  • Access to scenic walking trails and hot tubs on property
  • Complimentary two-hour mineral water soak at SunWater Spa

 

Special Notes:

  • Minimum of 10 paying guests per program for a minimum of two nights*
  • We request a four-month lead time to book program
  • All lodging can be arranged as private king-bed suites, or shared room units featuring luxurious bedding and en suite bathrooms

 

*SunMountain Center can customize your retreat; please inquire.

Tell Us What You Need

Let us know your vision! Our unique properties can be configured to support your group’s needs and activities. We will do our best to help you create a transformational and inspiring event.

Contact us with your ideas.

Please submit the below inquiry form and we’ll be in touch to discuss further.