Willowtail Springs

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Southwest Colorado Retreats and Artist Residencies

Artist Residencies & Retreats

Whether you’re looking for artist residencies, group workshops or corporate and writer’s retreat destinations, Willowtail Springs is happy to hold space for you. Our nonprofit organization, Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center, is able to provide facilities ideal for conducting team meetings, motivational seminars, planning and strategy sessions and studio and gallery space for presentations.

When you book a stay at one or all of our cabins or cottages, enjoy the option to add on either the Treehouse Gallery or Working Studio. Please note that these are not overnight accommodations.

While there are many Southwest Colorado adventures to experience within a half-hour of Willowtail, you’ll be hard-pressed to leave the abundance of activities found onsite. From sketching and painting to writing and wandering around the gardens, get lost in the magical, creative energy that makes Willowtail Springs so special.

Finish that novel, write a play, compose a song or album, sing, dance; the options are endless. If this retreat opportunity sounds too good to be true and you don’t think you can afford it, please don’t hesitate to ask us about our Full and Partial Scholarship Residencies. Structured by the participant, residencies are limited, competitive and require an application. Stays range from seven to 14 nights and are single occupancy.

If you’re looking to learn something new or want a more in-depth journey during your time at Willowtail Springs, don’t hesitate to ask us about Tai Chi lessons, guided hikes, property tours and more life-enriching offerings on our 60-acre preserve.

Treehouse Gallery, $150 per day:

Learn more about the Treehouse Gallery

Working Studio, $100/day:

Learn more about the Working Studio

The Lakehouse:

Three night minimum, price determined by number of occupants:


Learn more about the Lakehouse

Other Overnight Accommodations:

Garden Cottage

Tai Chi with Lee:

During any stay, guests can arrange for a Tai Chi lesson or a series of sessions with Lee during a stay with us.The emphasis is on health, balance and the development of building continual regeneration in the body.
Talk to Lee about creating a program fitted to your needs and your stay with us.

A tour of the property for 1-2 hours can also be scheduled with Lee looking at the forest, gardens water systems, wildlife and the interactional, integrated quality of the entire ecosystem can also be arranged.  This is very informative and great fun for individuals and families.

“Willowtail Springs has a gentle magic which is a powerful catalyst for transformation. I benefited from the top quality presenters in both experimental painting and Tai Chi push hands.”
–Caitlin Howell, Master of Divinity, Wholistic teacher and consultant

The owners of Willowtail Springs secured their non profit status so more artists and scientists could have access to this pristine 60 acre preserve through scholarship supported residencies as well as self-funded residencies, classes and workshops.

For more information about Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center, its offerings, applications and ways to donate please visit willowtail.org