The Shadowcliff campus includes a variety of spaces supporting large and small group meetings, group gatherings, breakout sessions and private contemplation.
Our facilities include two lodge buildings – Rempel and Cliffside, and three cabins – Riverbend, Fireside and Overlook. In addition, the Shadowcliff Chapel is the home to numerous educational workshops, retreats, weddings and reunions each year. In 2013, we will be unveiling the Laws of Nature Interpretive Trail dedicated to former Shadowcliff directors Bob Mann and Judith Christy. The trail will include substantially all of Shadowcliff’s grounds, providing education and additional opportunities for quiet meditation and reflection.
The meeting facility is situated on the highest point of Shadowcliff property. Originally built as a chapel, it is constructed of native lodgepole pine and has wrap-around windows overlooking the lakes and surrounding mountains. The massive stone fireplace, constructed of native moss-rock and encompassed by artistic decor, provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The Meeting Facility often serves the central gathering place for workshops and retreats. See photos here.
The Rempel Lodge is a chalet-style alpine lodge with a wood and stone interior enhanced by a diverse collection of Native American, Mexican, and international art. Gathering spaces include a spacious lounge for large and small group discussions, and quiet space around a magnificent fireplace pit for intimate conversations. Rempel Lodge also has a large dining area with picnic-style tables (handy for gathering round plans and team deliverables), plus decks with seating overlooking the Lakes and mountain ranges while listening to the babble of the North Inlet Stream tumbling below. Rempel Lodge includes guest rooms and a hostel on the second and third floors.
The Cliffside Lodge is located at the southern edge of the Shadowcliff campus. The top floor lounge is a multi-purpose get-away space, suitable for group meetings and breakouts. Picture windows provide a spectacular view of Grand Lake, Shadow Mountain Lake, and the distant peaks of the Gore range to the south. This facility is ideal as a place to reconnect with nature for workshops, reunions and small groups. Cliffside also includes a kitchen and a dining room on the first floor, connecting to a large outdoor deck.
Earth-friendly meals are prepared by Shadowcliff’s chef and served family-style in the Rempel Lodge dining room. Shadowcliff guests have come to expect high quality products at the Shadowcliff table. The chef and kitchen staff’s job is to know the price of each ingredient served both in dollars and in costs to the environment, demonstrating that it is possible to be “triple-bottom-line” economical without sacrificing quality and serving satisfying quantities. By modeling ethical choices that result in tasty and nutritious meals, served with care and attention, Shadowcliff shows guests one more way to bring our daily decisions into alignment with a sustainable restorative world.