Lone Rock Retreat

The mountains of Colorado’s Front Range provide a stunning natural backdrop for a retreat where the education community converges to exchange ideas, team-build and collaborate to address challenges and foster positive change for the communities which they serve. OZ designed the retreat for the Lone Rock Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic organization headquartered in Santa Cruz, CA, that supports the public nonprofit education ecosystem throughout the United States. Lone Rock Retreat serves as a comfortable, understatedly upscale ranch-style venue for education groups who partner with the foundation, or provided grants through their school districts, to gather for multi-day professional immersions. The retreat is remote yet accessible, with a concept and design aesthetic that emphasizes the themes of wellness, support, comradery, and collaboration. OZ collaborated with Confluence on a master plan that features a welcome center, 60 guest cabins, a seminar building to be used for daily group discussions, a lodge including group social gathering spaces, three dining experiences, and a wellness amenity with yoga, fitness, meditation space, a sauna and hot-springs style hot tubs. All the structures are connected by a network of walking paths that meander throughout the property. The flow and configuration of the retreat are meant to promote community without ever feeling crowded.


Bailey, Colorado


20,000 sf lodge
7 acres


AGC Ace Award
ENR Best Project Hospitality
ENR Best Project of the Year Finalist
2023 NEWH TopID
2022 ASID Crystal Award
2023 ASID Crystal Award (Seminar Room) - Hospitality under 10,000 sf

Practice Areas

Resorts + Hospitality

Scope of Services

Interior Design
Master Planning
Envisioning + Storytelling

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