Welcome to the Mountains!

A rustic mountain sanctuary, we believe in the power of human connection.

Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge is an educational non-profit lodge and retreat center nestled on the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park.




Shadowcliff is a not-for-profit organization. Our mission is, “An eco-friendly mountain sanctuary where together we are creating a climate for a restorative world.” As a sanctuary, we provide a safe place for personal and community retreat and renewal.



See what's going on at Shadowcliff and in Grand Lake. Learn about community events, upcoming programs, and other events on our calendar. To see specials and announcements, scroll down to News and Updates.



Coming to explore the western side of Rocky and Grand County for fun? Traveling alone, with your family, or friends? Looking to find the perfect place for a larger group? Between our two lodges, three cabins, and hostel dorms, we've got something for everyone.

Now Hiring

We are looking for people with open, searching attitudes, as well as a willingness to live with and accept persons of different views and beliefs, willing to do some hard work, learn skills, and participate in a variety of tasks.

Group Experiences at Shadowcliff

Shadowcliff is an eco-friendly mountain sanctuary nestled in the heart of the Rockies and the foothills of Grand Lake, Colorado. We invite you to come experience a magical place full of energy and life, and to learn, reflect, renew, share, and reconnect.

Every season, from Memorial Day to late September, we open our doors to groups of all kinds. From private groups to those with programming available to the general public, we partner with a wide variety of people and organizations. Groups with open programming include family camp, tai chi, yoga, and dance retreats to writing, hiking, educational, and health and renewal events. Private events range from strategic planning and organizational retreats to reunions of all kinds, to weddings. We are also happy to work with anyone looking to host a single day event. Really, any group looking for a connected, community focused location in a rustic mountain is a good fit at Shadowcliff!

2019 Upcoming Events

  • 24
    Volunteer Weekend
  • 1
    Journey Home
  • 7
    Cacao Ceremony Training
  • 7
    Bonnie Severson Luncheon
  • 9
    Hike and Sketch with Adventures in Good Company

News & Updates

Volunteer Weekend 2019
Dear Shadowcliff Community,  "Volunteers built Shadowcliff"… this is one of the many unique and foundational truths of our Shadowcliff history that continues to ensure we…
Shadowcliff 2019 Seasonal Hiring
Shadowcliff 2019 Seasonal Hiring Update Dear Shadowcliff Community, An update on our hiring for the 2019 Season --- due to the wonderful work of our…
A Shadowcliff Signature Event: Critters, Creeks, and Crows
Critters, Creeks, and Crows: A Family Nature Adventure June 21 – June 23, 2019  Unplug and reconnect with your family.    LIMITED SPACE:  REGISTER NOW…

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Shadow Cliff is a one of a kind gem in Grand Lake. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I stayed in the dorm room which was clean and plenty of room for my stuff. The main lodge is very welcoming with majestic views over the town and lake below. There is a well appointed kitchen for doing your own cooking.