Sophia Is For Sale
It is time for Sophia Retreat and Event Center to move to its’ next owners and experiences. Vince and Mary Kramer purchased the property in the fall of 2014. We purchased the property for our family to bring retreats and family reunions and it was being run by our eldest son.
The property has expanded with each owner starting in 1997 with the first couple who built the lodge as their home for family, to a couple who ran Cloud 9 Yoga Center, then to Order of Christ Sophia, Inc. who offered nearly free not-for-profit retreats primarily for those doing social work and offered weddings and retreats to support families, and then us. Each owner added buildings and improvements over the years.
During the past 5 years we brought the three buildings and 30 acres back up to it’s full magnificence. It was a labor of love and very rewarding. The previous owners had each made capital improvements by adding buildings, concrete, the labyrinth, etc. We invested the equivalent of a new building on up-leveling the improvements.
We had many exciting ideas for Sophia and successfully dabbled with ventures to include a weekend restaurant which was a tremendous success and supported the surrounding communities with a beautiful place for brunch each weekend, special events, birthdays, etc. There is always a demand for business holiday parties each year. We opened our B&B with Airbnb and were Super Hosts right away there are hundreds of reviews available at their site. We expanded to include all platforms hosted under Expedia and bookings.com. We supported many self-improvement retreats, family reunions, and weddings. Several of these events are documented on our Facebook page.
The property is a natural staging place for individuals to large groups exploring Mesa Verde and other ancient sites, along with the reservoir, bike trails, national forests and fly-fishing river. It is also in the heart of some of the most productive hunting areas in the state.
Our website, Facebook page and word of mouth have brought many fun and interesting people to the center from all around the world. The memorable events and accommodating space has created a lot of return business. The center is set up to attract your specific niche and create an environment for effective and stimulating activities, events and/or adventures.
Our vision for Sophia was very rewarding to all involved, but it is time for our next adventures. Below we have shared a list of some possibilities for you to consider this property as your next home or your next business. We can share our P&L of our experiences at Sophia and share a business plan for opportunities.
Be sure to scroll down to view our website and look at the photos on our Facebook page. You can contact our realtor, Bill Stanley, Broker Owner, Blue Sky Homes and Land. You can see our listing here: Sophia Real Estate Link
- Bed & Breakfast
- Rehab Center
- Adventure Guides - hunting, fishing, boating, back country hiking, snowmobiling tours
- Sacred Tours
- Family Reunion Center
- Retreat Center
- Yoga Center
- Corporate Retreats
- Team Building
- Wedding Venue
- Church Retreats
- Bicycle Tours
- Boating Adventures
- Daycare Center
- Event Planning
- Artists in Residence
- Healing Center
- Dude Ranch
- Pet Boarding, Grooming, Raising
Here is current website exactly as it is available to everyone on the internet:
Home for Many
Welcome to your home away from home! Your visit to the Sophia Retreat and Event Center is sure to be a pleasant and memorable experience. Off the beaten path, but close to many world renown attractions, Sophia offers a perfect home base for adventure, relaxation, and rejuvenation. With twenty available rooms across three buildings on thirty beautiful acres, with spectacular views, simple but comfortable amenities, and unique feel that appeals to many, you can easily have the comfort and safety of home while experiencing some of Colorado's best attractions. Without the Crowds!
At the Sophia Retreat and Event Center, we can accommodate many different needs. From simple overnight lodging, weddings, family reunions, and small workshops, to intensive spiritual retreats, we can offer an unrivaled intimate experience that will exceed your expectations.
If you would like to talk to us about hosting a wedding, reunion, retreat, or other event:
If you would like to book a nightly room at the Sophia Lodge:
If you are visiting Sophia in association with an existing event or group:
"We were greeted upon arrival with a warm welcome from Maddie. We also received a welcoming text with an explanation of directions. You enter into the lodge’s grand room with breathtaking views of the snow covered property. Maddie made an excellent dinner recommendation in the sweet town of Dolores. The accommodation we perfect for my mom and I celebrating my 60th birthday. Traveling to telluride with extreme weather Lloyd and Maddie took the time to see we arrived safely in Telluride. This family is one in a million you will not be disappointed. Truly made our trip and exceeded our expectations." - Trish
“My fiancée and I had a wonderful stay the other night. The grounds are beautiful to walk, and the stars are incredibly bright at night - gorgeous to view from the many benches outside! Just a wonderful place to get away from everything, and enjoy a little bit of seclusion. Everyone here was incredibly friendly, and welcoming to us. Not to mention that the lodging itself is beautiful. I would completely recommend to anyone that they stay here.” - Kristen
Absolutely a fabulous find. So welcoming and comfortable. The community kitchen was well stocked and user friendly. I wish we would have had more time to spend on the lovely property. – Kathy Z.
Thank you Sophia Retreat & Event Center for providing such a warm and inviting space to celebrate our Mom’s 80th birthday! We love to celebrate all of our special occasions in your beautiful lodge. And the food was delicious too!” - M. Theising
"I would like to express our deep gratitude for providing a wonderful venue for our meditational retreat this past Dec. 28th – Jan 1st. We felt very welcomed by you and your staff and all our needs and request were taken care of in a very timely manner. The kitchen staff really went out of their way to cater to our various food preferences and provide us with tasty and nutritious food.
I would be very happy to provide and enthusiastic reference for you to anyone who might be interested in utilizing your facility for their retreat or event.
Jim Bolton, Retreat Coordinator for the Durango Dharma Center
"Thank you Sophia Retreat & Event Center for providing such a warm and inviting space..."
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