Lone Rock Retreat

About the Project

Lone Rock is a retreat destination for leaders who strive to provide education with liberty and justice for all. It’s mission: An inspiring environment to nurture and challenge leaders so they have the imagination and stamina to transform public education. It is located on a 2,000 acre Ponderosa pine covered mountain site in Bailey, CO with abundant wildlife. The 7-acre village campus is nestled into the hillside with connecting trails and footpaths. The facility hosts groups of 15-60 leaders from the education sector who attend multi-day retreats to develop their skills, create a forum to connect with each other, inspire ideas, as well as reigniting their life’s passion. Leaders enjoy team-building exercises, circular learning spaces, amphitheater spaces, expansive trails, and outdoor spaces as well as an on-site wellness building that includes cascading hot springs. The campus buildings include the welcome center, lodge, seminar, cabins, wellness, and the engineering warehouse.

The lodge is the main gathering place and is the centerpiece of this project with its distinctive clam shell silhouette and extensive rammed earth wall. The building features a concrete and steel structure, zinc roof, unique high-end finishes, a commercial kitchen, three dining areas, a lounge, and living areas. The seminar building is a steel and wood structure with three circular meeting rooms with high acoustical standards, large breakout spaces, and an outdoor amphitheater. The fifteen four-plex cabin buildings contain 60 units total and are constructed with concrete foundations, wood framing, wood siding, and standing seam metal roofs. The welcome center features concrete foundations, CLT framing, and an asphalt shingle roof. The wellness building is constructed with concrete, steel, and wood frame and has a green roof and multiple spas. The engineering warehouse is the maintenance and receiving building.

Location: Bailey, CO

Architect(s): OZ Architecture

Owner: Lone Rock Foundation


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