Dao House Retreat Center

A Rocky Mountain Destination Retreat Center Venue and Nightly Lodging

The Dao House Retreat Center and Destination Lodging is located 7 miles from Estes Park, next to Rocky Mountain National Park. Our elegant rustic lodge and cabins have massive views and acres of nature playgrounds for activities year round.

Retreat Venue

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Winter Residency

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Current Status during Covid 19 - Work - Stay Exchange Open

Dear Dao House Friends, Guests and Retreat Leaders – 

Here is our latest update for welcoming back guests and retreats.  We have been given the Green Light to once again open our doors on April 27! 

Of course, we're so happy and want to lelt you know, our Team is working like never before to get ready for you. We'll only be renting 50% of our lodge in order to provide plenty of space.  Every room has been thoroughly cleaned and will be super disinfected after each stay.  

Our cabins are also open.

Our property covers 84 acres of nature playground - there is room to roam on our mountain without having to worry about crowds. We think it is time to get out into nature - the best therapy and wellbeing for this time.

We have a hotline open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at 970-586-4094 to answer questions on reservations.  If you are a retreat leader or are planning a retreat, please email Maria Camille at:  maria.daohouse@gmail.com



Dao House opens its dorms for a work exchange opportunity this summer. Dao House is on 84 acres along with the Rocky Mountain National Park provides a playground of hiking, rock climbing, biking, photography, fishing, kayaking, writing, painting and more. One of the world’s top destinations for adventure.

A wonderful opportunity to get away from the city. The work exchange program is designed to provide flexibility to pursue your activity. You work 30 hours a week for private room and board. Assignments my include facilities maintenance, housekeeping, cooking as examples.  You may bring an expertise as well.

Please email why you would like to be considered for the work exchange to peterb@daohouse.com. Minimum stay one month. We would love to hear from you.



In the cooler months, it’s time to recharge and do things a little differently.  Part creative residency, part cultural exchange, part immersive hospitality experiment, Dao House brings together a Residency Program to support creative exploration, athletes in training, and noble expression. Born from the insight that a retreat center can be more than mere accommodations, Dao House turns them into destination residences during the beautiful winter and spring months from October 2020 - April 2021.  Get info at:  https://daohouseretreats.com/1169976/

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