Ideal Group

Are You Our Ideal Group?
(and we your ideal retreat?)
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    Beaver Lake Retreat started as a training retreat for small groups of professionals in the creative and healing arts. Participants who had enjoyed the place itself as much as the programs, more and more often requested returning for a personal stay with their partners, some friends or family. No program necessary…just a great place to stay with lots to do and explore. We liked the mix, so we decided to encourage family and group vacationers as well as the original organized retreat groups. We are, however, distinctly different from those utilizing slick marketing propaganda in attempt to convince everyone out there that their lodging can be all things to all people.

Guest Comments

“I could write: Nice lodge, nice scenery, nice hospitality, but I won’t because everyone else posting already has, and you already know that. In the spirit of your CREDO: thanks for letting me enjoy life at Beaver Lake Retreat this weekend, I loved the serenity and it is difficult to leave! Who wouldn’t want to stay forever? Nice 20-foot Christmas Tree!” –Robin, from Newfoundland

“Vince, it’s been a wonderful stay. It’s been clean, comfortable, and restful. Catching a 12-inch trout and having it cooked for me in an hour says a lot. THANKS.” –Stewart, from New York City

“This was not only a vacation. It’s been even more than recreation. The nature and the people that we met. Became part of life we’ll never forget. It’s hard and sad to leave all this here, but in our hearts and souls we will be near. We hope that we can return one day for that we will work, think of and pray.” –Marina and Susan, from Germany

“The whole management team has voted you “the just in the nick of time Guru award. “Ok girls…you can just put down those knives, put away the valium, and very, very slowly put down your cloud cookies.” Thank you for the royal treatment and the jeep ride to Lead King Basin, unbelievably gorgeous!” –The Aspen Buddy Program, Inc.

“I don’t suppose you will forget the Virginian contingent any time soon! We had a wonderful exhausting and exhilarating time at Marble/marble and of course, at your retreat. Your magnificent hot tub and group kitchen made our dusty symposium turn to luscious comfort each evening. Thanks for encouraging us to invite other sculptors up to share the hot pool and our gourmet suppers. You made our vacation a lovely one.” –Anna, Trevor, Stephanie and Mack

“Vince, I’m not sure what the exotic mushrooms I told you about look like , but the hike you suggested was a grand adventure. As I sit here on the south deck and look at the shimmering light on the lake I realize how much I love this place and what a true place of retreat it is in my life. Thank you for your friendship and hospitality. Collete and I have had a nice time and I’ll always remember the jokes and laughter in the hot tub this year. The energy that the trees radiate touches one’s soul–there’s a lot of love in “them there hills”– you’ve chosen a perfect place. You and your place have been a big part of our group for 3 years now. And that’s just three years of this lifetime.”– Sat Nam, Lavon, from Dallas, Texas

“Thanks for a wonderful vacation, especially the exciting trip to your private land in Lead King Basin and to Crystal Mill. The wild flowers were beautiful and I’ve learned several new birds. I’ve also learned to trust the jeep driver and experience the excitement of scary mountain paths. You’ve chosen a fabulous life style and location to share with your guests.” –Martha, from Palm Coast, Florida

“Our entire stay was wonderful and unbelievably affordable. But what was most amazing was how you got our kids to put down their cell phones and video games in excitement over the scavenger hunts you devised for them to seek different flowers or particular shape of rock or type of feather. You really should charge for the canoes and all, everyone except us of course…we truly appreciate your generosity. We’ll be back.” –The Palmers, Highlands Ranch, Colorado

“The best Board and Staff retreat we’ve ever had. The perfect setting for our organizations agenda. We’ll be back next year. Both the vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals were excellent.” –The Colorado Environmental Coalition Board.

“The view from your dinning room of the lake, the wetlands habitat, and the snow capped peaks made this the perfect place to meet following the outing to study the preservation of the Yule Creek Trails riparian route. Thanks for your work and for making this meeting possible.” –The Sierra Club, Mount Sopris Group.

“Thanks for the relaxing time we were able to spend here. The views and your people are great. We enjoyed all the conversations and your collection of artifacts. We all enjoyed the hummingbirds, especially Brad.” –The Longs, Overland Park, Kansas

Can We Just Talk?

Tests and testimonials through cyberspace may be efficient but we refuse to eliminate the tried and true tradition of face-to-face, or at least ear-to-ear, feeling things out before you make definite plans for a stay at Marble Lodge on Beaver Lake Campus. True we’ve described our ideal guest profile as clean air-breathing, nature lovers, looking looking for a serene retreat from modern life.

Please call (970) 963-3608 with any questions.