Welcome to our Colorado Art, Writing and Nature Retreat.

Artist Katherine Colwell

Learn about artist Katherine Colwell's inspiring artwork and plan your studio visit and art class.

Learn about artist Katherine Colwell's inspiring artwork and plan your studio visit and art class.

Delve into art

Author Joseph Colwell

Author Joseph Colwell with his beautiful books of essays and fiction.

Plunge into author Joseph Colwell's writings, by exploring his published books and blog musings.

Learn about Joseph

Exploring Nature

Cedar snag with orange lichens and Colorado blue sky. Many views like this at Colwell Cedars Retreat

Exploring Nature at Colwell Cedars is a never-ending adventure, on your own, guided, or as part of a Nature and Art Journey.

Explore nature

Viola Lodging & Meeting

Viola Guesthouse sleeps 1 to 3, has full kitchen, great views, fast internet, out-the-door hiking.

Viola Guesthouse sleeps 1 to 3, has full kitchen, great views, fast internet, out-the-door hiking, and, adapts for small group meetings.

Learn About Viola

        The magical energy of wildlife, streams and ancient trees at Colwell Cedars Retreat will sooth and satisfy your soul and will help you access your natural creativity.
        Every walk, every art experience, is filled with moments of discovery.
We look forward to sharing the abundance of nature, art, and writing with you.

         Relax with nature.  Sleep in bliss.  Listen to the creek, the chickadees, the owls and hawks, the breeze in ancient cedars.  Your personalized nature walks and art experiences will refresh you and give you joy.

Red-tailed hawk portrait with Colorado blue sky.