About This Center

Dao House Retreat and Festival Center is located off-the-beaten-path in a beautiful valley 7 miles from Estes Park, Colorado. Our view of the Rocky Mountains and Longs Peak at 14,250 ft. brings instant peace-of-mind and well-being. We call it the Wisdom Mountain.

We invite retreat leaders to host retreats, group events or festivals on our 86 acre property with 36 lodge rooms and 15 cabins and plenty of room for glam camping - all with breath-taking views of lush mountain trails, elk, deer, and pure nature. 

Our mission is to offer hospitality with wellness. It's a Return to Simplicity.  

We're open all 4-Seasons and can host groups of 15 or up to 120.

Return To Simplicity - Wu Dang Chen (Master Chen) - owner of Dao House

Venue Highlights

Dao House sits at 9,200 ft. at the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park. Our "playground" is perfect with many options for adventure, meditation, yoga, festivals, music, dance and other activities with large indoor event rooms with mountain views, or outside in the Heart of Trees with nature.

The Dao House Retreat Center is open year round and is beautiful all four seasons.


Each lodge room has a semi-private balcony, patio or deck with majestic mountain views. Rooms have either two queen beds, one king bed or one queen Murphy bed.

All rooms have a private bath, desk, chairs, TV, free WiFi and are located within walking distance of the lodge, breakfast room, banquet center, and activities.


  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping
  • Bicycles

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free


The Dao House Retreat Center works with hosts when planning their retreat to match the group's diet needs. We cater to small and large groups up to 120. We can plan meals fireside in our large view room or banquet style in our big open-air restaurant and patios.


Fly into the Denver airport - Dao House is 1 1/2 hour drive with a shuttle service available at $45 each way. We are only 35 miles from Boulder and 7 miles from Estes Park.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

To continue down this amazing path I am on ! Linsey

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.