Facilities and Services
The Horseshoe Lodge is the perfect place to retreat into the beauty and simplicity of Nature. Surrounded by towering hundred year old pines, the historic Horseshoe Lodge is a true escape from the hectic pace, busyness, and bustle of our busy lives. Built in the 1930s by WPA crews, the Lodge has been lovingly and tastefully renovated into an eco-lodge, making it an ideal place to comfortably experience Nature’s peace and wonder.
Nestled in a 611-acre mountain park and bordered by a 17,000 acre San Isabel National Forest roadless area, a stay in the lodge offers access to the park’s 3 miles of unpaved roads for walking, 6 miles of trails for hiking, and connection to many more miles of National Forest trails. At an altitude of nearly 7000′ in southeastern Colorado’s Wet Mountains, the area boasts a rich and unique ecology of native plants, migrant and resident songbirds, wildlife, plus lots of blue skies, sunshine, and Milky Way nights.
These all combine to make a stay at the Horseshoe Lodge a place to rejuvenate, explore, adventure, reflect, or just be with yourself, with others, with Nature.
Note that the Horseshoe Lodge at MPEC is a retreat and educational facility. As such, guests for wedding parties and groups attending Pavilion weddings are expected to adhere to Lodge rules that do not allow loud, disruptive, or drunken behavior when in and around the Horseshoe Lodge.
- Individual rooms are available for overnight and multi-day stays by individuals, couples, and families. Well behaved, supervised children are most welcome.
- The Horseshoe Lodge Retreat Center is also available as a rental for your group’s retreat or gathering. Along with our 11 overnight rooms (sleep up to around 30 total), we have several multipurpose rooms, break-out rooms, a massage therapy room, and a full-service kitchen that serves delicious, healthy meals.
- Each of the 11 overnight rooms at Horseshoe Lodge is different and includes furnishings and artistic touches that reflect a Nature connection.
- Four of the rooms have private bathrooms with showers; the other 7 rooms share 4 common baths complete with showers. Note that the shared baths are used by just one person at a time and so you do have bathroom/ showering privacy.
- The Horseshoe Lodge is a 4-season facility with hiking, biking, birding, wildlife watching, sauntering, and, weather permitting, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing right outside the door. We have lots of snowshoes to rent.
- Horseshoe Lodge is part of the award-winning Mountain Park Environmental Center, a non-profit environmental education organization complete with a Nature Shop and Interpretive Center featuring hands-on displays on the natural and cultural history of the area.
$200.00 refundable security deposit required for Facilities and Services rental.
Total price determined by total number of participants.
Every meal is prepared fresh and delicious for your group. Lunch begins at $12.00 per person, Dinner begins at $17.00 per person. Complete the inquiry form at the bottom of the page so we can customize a meal plan for your group
Each program is tailored to your groups goals and needs. Complete the inquiry form at the bottom of the page to find out how affordable it is to bring your group here for a great team building day.
Our classroom is ideal for any group. Whether you need a presentation set up or open space for yoga, our classroom can work for your groups needs. Complete the inquiry form at the bottom of the page to find out how to reserve this space of your meeting needs.
Our Naturalists are very familiar with the terrain of the Pueblo Mountain Park and happy to prepare a day that is ideal for your groups needs. Be it a guided hike or an Earth Studies program, we have a Naturalist that will help you choose the best fit. Complete the inquiry form below to get more information about bringing your group for the day.
The Pavilion is a beautiful stone building that is perfect for any occasion. Weddings, reunions, anniversary or birthday parties we’ll complete the table set up to your specifications. Complete the inquiry form below to get details to secure the Pavilion for your next special event.
Our girls dorm is warmly decorated and perfect for all age groups. Dorms are affordably priced and rental can include three delicious meals a day plus any of our other add-on’s. Complete the inquiry form below to get information on how to book your group today.
Our boys dorm is warmly decorated and perfect for all age groups. Dorms are affordably priced and rental can include three delicious meals a day plus any of our other add-on’s. Complete the inquiry form below to get information on how to book your group today.
We have 2 shuttle vans as well as 2 full size buses. We offer convenient and safe transportation to the Pueblo Mountain Park, let us worry about the traffic and hassle. Complete the inquiry form below to find out how affordable it is to transport your entire group.
Our science lab is a smaller classroom. It is ideal for small groups or as a breakout room for larger groups. It has a long counter and a small sink, we will complete all set ups. Complete the inquiry form below to learn how to book this room for your next meeting.
This is our smallest room with single occupancy only and has a comfortable twin bed. If you love small intimate spaces then this room is for you. The walls are a cornflower blue and a sunflower mural splashes over the walls created by one of Colorado’s most prominent woman artists. A white adirondack chair is comfy for reading or writing. This room has a detached shared bath. Guests love the ambiance and unique coziness that this rooms offers. Many return guests request this room as it inspires reflection and deep rest.
This room has a queen over queen bunk and reflects some of the wild fauna found among the pines outside the walls of the lodge. Simple and uncluttered, this room is a great place to find a restful night’s sleep. has a queen over queen bunk and is washed in luscious white adorned with a colorful Nature mural. It is a perfect room for quiet rest after a day of hiking the park’s trails.
Detached Private Bath*
This room has a double bed and is the perfect retreat room for those seeking quiet and contemplation. This room is ADA compliant and can accommodate one person in a wheelchair or someone that needs extra bathroom bar support. However, for everyone, this room is sweet and very lovely.
This room has a lovely iron queen bed. Details include a historic map of Yellowstone National Park, hand woven rug and a handmade quilt. This room reflects the heritage of the two room designers-Glenn Runkewich and Dianne Muller and their love of western heritage and the Rocky Mountains.
This room’s mellow green walls create that feeling of peace that only Nature can inspire. With a queen over queen bunk, it is homey and most welcoming after a day on the trails.
Detached Private Bath*
With 2 windows and bright light streaming in, this room is cheery and emanates the ambiance of a gentle autumn day. It has two hand-hewn extra-long log twin beds and adorned with striking images of bears. This room is warm and welcoming and creates that feeling of peace that only Nature can inspire. This is an ideal room for two people that want to share a room but want their own cozy bed; or for one person that wants to spread out.
Detached Private Bath*
This room is our largest room, light and airy with a lovely queen bed and an oak bunk. The walls are wrapped in a mural of mountains and wildflowers painted by a group of local professional women artists. Deep rich blue walls wrap this cozy space while hand painted images of the night sky inspire deep sleep in the 2 twin beds.
Detached Private Bath*