Womens’ Retreat, the “Dream Lodge in a Mountain Paradise.”
When I was planning a week-long elite women’s retreat, I was fortunate enough to be able to use the Meadowview Mountain Lodge located near the southern entrance of the Rocky Mountain National Park. I could not have asked for a more perfect setting to be able to achieve the goals of this event, which included a rejuvenation of body, spirit, and mind for these hard-working professional women. Six women who had not met each other gathered together to share personal experiences, issues, and talents for a great exchange of ideas and inspiration. The lodge provided a beautiful private room with a view for each guest. The gourmet kitchen allowed for the preparation of healthy fresh foods as well as a generous work space for creative projects. Daily hikes were enjoyed in the cool April weather, with incredible photo opportunities of the surrounding mountains, streams, and wildlife. We also enjoyed side trips into the National Park and to the wonderful nearby mountain town of Grand Lake whose generous abundance of galleries, shops, and eateries were a delightful bonus. At the end of each day, the women met to enjoy a chick flick, evening snack, and a daily wrap up. It can all be summed up in one word: PERFECT!
Susan A. (Los Angeles)
As an oil painter, I used the Meadowview Mountain Lodge as a retreat for my artist friends on two different occasions over the past few years. Can you imagine a more beautiful and inspiring setting for a group of artists who paint the landscape? We were creatively inspired by the locations right from the lodge and its property. But maybe even more, the inspiration came from the general vibe of spending a few days in the quiet solitude that permeates the lodge outside and inside.
By day, the outdoor setting of the lodge, which is nestled among the lodge pole pines, the expansive views from the meadow, or numerous hiking, riding, and snowmobiling options, was enough to provide any creative person with an inexhaustible supply of content.
By night, the comfort and luxury of the lodge provided an environment conducive to the passionate discourses of artists trying to solve the world’s problems.
The friendships that started many years ago were strengthened by a shared profound experience in one of nature’s most beautiful valleys.
Ron R. (Mount Pleasant, UT)
We hosted several couples’ retreats at this magnificent mountain lodge for about 10 couples, in both winter and summer months, over the past few years. Each couple had their own room and with seven bathrooms, it made the accommodations first class. The main gathering rooms are large and spacious for the whole group, but due to the large size, there are separate spaces for games, theater, sitting areas, dens, and decks.
Winter or summer, this special place in the Colorado mountains offers it all. Regular sightings of moose, elk, and the occasional black bear add to this secluded location’s charm. It is near some of Colorado’s treasures and couples were able to hike, ride snowmobiles, take a day to ski at Winter Park, tube in Fraser, or stay in the well-appointed lodge.
A. Gir. ( San Diego)
I’ve used this mountain lodge for couples’ retreats, but it is ideal for corporate retreats as well. I’ve pitched the idea to my company’s Senior Leadership Team. It has first-class furnishings, is large, sleeps up to 3-dozen people, has multiple kitchens, game rooms, and even a steam room. It has large gathering rooms as well as private areas ideal of for separate conversations, meetings, reading areas, or presentations. The surrounding area provides dozens of possible team-building activities, near Winter Park, Grand Lake, hiking, biking, boating, etc. I would give this a 5-star rating. I hope to be back soon.
Ray (La Jolla, California)