Events at Sophia

Join us on the Mesa in Dolores, Colorado and revel in the magnificence and energy of the land, breathe in the spectacular views of the mighty San Juan Mountains, and enjoy easy access to world class recreation opportunities, ancient Indian artifacts, and the unique culture of Southwest Colorado. Check out our rooms below or click the button below to Book your Reservation.

Directions and Location

In the town of Dolores, look for GST Liquors on 11th st. Turn there and head up the hill to the top of the Mesa. 11th St. turns into Road 31. We are 1.8 miles from town on the left. You will see the sign for Sophia Retreat and Event Center. You can park in any of the marked spots. Our address is 19581 Road 31 Dolores, Colorado 81323.’

Learn the benefits of Traveling!


Our location is truly unique. Tucked on the outskirts of the mighty San Juan Mountains, on the immediate edge of 5,000,000 acres of continuous National Forrest, we have a beautiful environment that promotes relaxation, connection, and joy.

Our proximity to the second largest body of water in Colorado, McPhee Reservoir, adds moisture to the hot dessert air which get’s quickly cooled by the steep elevation gains of the mountains, creating one of the most comfortable year round climates in Colorado. In addition, we are close to many historical and spiritual places including, Mesa Verde National Park, Four Corners National Monument, Hovenweap, Canyonlands, and many more.

And of course, the easy access to public lands, and beautiful towns like Telluride, Ouray, Silverton Durango, and Moab, make us an easy choice to be a "base of operations" for all of your recreational activities!

  • Fantastic fishing at Mcphee, on the Dolores River, and at Ground Hog reservoir to name a few
  • Miles and miles of OHV trail and 4 wheeling trails
  • Excellent hunting options for elk and deer, skiing at Telluride, Purgatory, and Wolf Creek
  • Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, and Hiking at Boggy Draw, Phil's world, and many other trail system
  • Endless exploration of the most rugged, beautiful mountains in Colorado!

Group Accommodations

Rates vary based on the number of occupants and meal options. We can accommodate up to 40 people at a time using all of our rooms. We offer a variety of options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Check out the rooms below, and view our meeting rooms and property on our Home for Many.

 

Retreat Configuration and Nightly Room Options

We have 21 rooms across three buildings for rent during events. The majority of our rooms can accommodate three to four beds. Our maximum overnight capacity is around 60 people for events.

View our rooms below.

Ariluna Lodge Rooms

Experience a stay in the spectacular 8,000 square foot Ariluna lodge. You will have breathtaking views of the surrounding land in cozy rooms with private baths, and several bed configurations. Sit in the loft or enjoy the massive log beams in the rustic Grand hall in this inviting and peaceful space. We have 5 rooms available in the lodge all with breath taking views.

Lodge #1

Remodeled in January of 2017, this room in the Ariluna log lodge features a spectacular view of the La Plata mountains, private bathroom, coffee/water in the room, and a king size aspen wood bed. 

Lodge #2

Remodeled in January of 2017, this room offers 2 queen size bed and a full size bed with beautiful views of the back of the property, including our Labyrinth, seasonal pond, and the main draw. It also has a private bathroom and coffee/water in the room.

Lodge #3

Remodeled in January of 2017, this room offers a king size bed and a full size bed with beautiful views of Mesa Verde National Park, a private bathroom, and coffee/water in the room.

Lodge #4

Remodeled in January of 2017, this room offers 2 queen size bed and a twin size bed with beautiful views to the North into the National Forest. It also has a private bathroom and coffee/water in the room.

Lodge #5

Remodeled in January of 2017, this room offers 2 queen size bed and a full size bed with beautiful views of the back of the property, including our Labyrinth, seasonal pond, and the main draw. It also has a private bathroom and coffee/water in the room.

Lodge #6

Remodeled in January of 2017, this room in the Ariluna log lodge features a spectacular view of the La Plata mountains, private bathroom, coffee/water in the room, and a king size bed.

Guest House Rooms

Our newest building, built with the environment as the first priority. This building features radiant floor heat, efficient fixtures, and a spectacular ground level view of the land with inviting Colorado sunshine all day across the southern sky. We have 5 rooms in the guest house with different bed configurations to meet your needs.

Guest Porch

With it's own private balcony, this room has a beautiful Aspen wood king size bed, beautiful private bathroom and large closet. The in-floor heating and modern insulation keep a consistent, comfortable temperature year round. We recommend this room for event/retreat facilitators as it has doorway into the Octagon meeting room.

Guest #1

With the only private t.v. on the property, Guest 1 can be a hot commodity. It has private, ground level entry, a king size bed or two singles, with a modern, private bathroom. The in floor heating and modern insulation keep a consistent, comfortable temperature year round.

Guest #2

This room has private, ground level entry, a king size bed and one single, or three singles, with a modern, private bathroom. The in floor heating and modern insulation keep a consistent, comfortable temperature year round.

Guest #3

This room has private, ground level entry, a king size bed and one single, or three singles, with a modern, private bathroom. The in floor heating and modern insulation keep a consistent, comfortable temperature year round.

Guest #4

This room has private, ground level entry, a king size bed and one single, or three singles, with a modern, private bathroom. The in floor heating and modern insulation keep a consistent, comfortable temperature year round.

Mesa House Rooms

The Mesa House provides significant capacity while maintaining pleasant amenities. With ample parking and ground level access to the rooms, The Mesa House is ideal for large groups or budget conscious travelers. We have 11 rooms with private baths in the Mesa building.

Mesa #1

Mesa has a nice, large, concrete parking lot, allowing you to back right up to the door. The room has a king and two singles, or 4 singles and a private bathroom.

Mesa #2

Mesa has a nice, large, concrete parking lot, allowing you to back right up to the door. The room has a queen bed a private bathroom.

Mesa #3

Mesa has a nice, large, concrete parking lot, allowing you to back right up to the door. Mesa #3 and #4 have a door between them and can be purchased as one large room. Mesa #3 has a queen bed and a single bed with a private bathroom.

Mesa #4

Mesa has a nice, large, concrete parking lot, allowing you to back right up to the door. Mesa #3 and #4 have a door between them and can be purchased as one large room. Mesa #4 has two queen beds and a private bathroom.