Evergreen & Lodging

Evergreen Psychotherapy Center Attachment Treatment and Training Institute

Rear view of institute

Our center sits in magnificent Elk Meadow, 1,140 acres of rolling meadows, forests and streams at the foot of Colorado’s Bergen Peak. This scenic area was part of the hunting grounds of the Mountain Ute tribes and was used by the Cheyenne and Arapahoe for summer hunting and as a source of lodgepole pine for their teepees. A favorite habitat for elk and deer, Elk Meadow is an important calving ground for a 1,200 herd of elk. In addition to containing the headwaters of Bergen and Troublesome creeks, the meadow has hiking trails leading to five different ecosystems. We also sit directly on Buchanan Ponds, stocked by a world-class fly fishing school.

With plentiful sunshine, crisp air and low humidity year ’round, Evergreen offers an abundance of recreational activities including hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, golf, boating and fishing. Winter activities include ice skating, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, and close access to world-class ski resorts.

Our office is only 22 miles from downtown Denver, offering convenient access to museums, sporting events, music, and exceptional dining.

For more information on the Evergreen area, call the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce at (303) 674-3412 or visit their web site at: www.evergreenchamber.org.


From Denver International Airport:

I-70 West to Evergreen Parkway Exit (252), 4 miles to Bergen Parkway (5th light), turn LEFT. Travel 1/4 mile and turn LEFT on Castle Court (across from fire station), The Evergreen Psychotherapy Center is in the third building on the right, called Centerpoint I.
Lodging in the Evergreen Area

Most of these facilities offer a discount to our clients — or you may choose to browse rental properties that are available through Vacation Rentals By Owner..

Comfort Suites

Located in Evergreen, at I-70 and Evergreen Parkway exit #252. The 88 unit hotel offers first class accommodations and modern in-room conveniences in a mountain lodge setting with spectacular views of the Continental Divide. Amenities include: private in-suite Jacuzzis, suites with outside patios and decks, indoor pool, steam room, indoor & outdoor Jacuzzi and continental breakfast.

Alpen Way Chalet Inn

Located less than half a mile from downtown Evergreen, Evergreen Lake, recreation center, fishing, hiking, golfing and restaurants. Our guests enjoy a wide variety of accommodations including 2-bedroom cabins, romantic suites, rooms and penthouse suites. Amenities include full kitchens, cable TV and fireplaces.

Bear Creek Cabins

Located less than one mile east of downtown Evergreen on Bear Creek, offers cozy furnished cabins with country-style decor complete with gallery kitchens, as well as private showers and baths, cable TV and fireplaces. Open all year. The crystal waters of Bear Creek flow within 15 to 20 feet of every cabin.

Bears Inn B&B

Located 3 miles south of downtown Evergreen. This quaint non-smoking lodge built in 1924 has 11 guest rooms, each with its own private bath, cable TV and phone. All room rates include a delicious country breakfast served from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. in the cozy great room with fireplace and antique bar. Three decks afford beautiful viewing especially from the large outdoor spa on the upper deck. Also available during certain times of the year are Murder Mystery Getaway packages. No small children.

  • 27425 Spruce Lane, Evergreen, CO 80439
  • Phone: 303-670-1205 or 800-863-1205
  • Fax: 303-670-8542
  • www.bearsinn.com

Highland Haven

Voted one of the top ten most romantic Inns in North America, 2001. Guests can choose stand-alone cottages or lodge-side suites. Cottages feature private hot tubs or Jacuzzis, fireplaces, private sundecks, and VCR/CD players. Suites are spacious and ideal for families or business travelers. Relax under majestic Blue Spruce, walk to Main Street’s quaint shops and restaurants, or tour Denver and the Rocky Mountains.

  • 4395 Independence Trail, Evergreen, CO 80439
  • Phone: 303-674-3577 or 800-459-2406
  • Fax: 303-674-9088
  • www.highlandhaven.com

What is attachment?

It is the deep and enduring connection established between a child and caregiver in the first several years of life. However, more and more children are failing to develop secure attachments to loving, protective caregivers. These children are left without the most important foundation for healthy development and are at risk for:
  • low self-esteem
  • lack of self-control
  • antisocial attitudes and behaviors
  • aggression and violence
  • lack of empathy, compassion and remorse
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Recommended reading

These books and journal articles explain the most important aspects of attachment in adults and children, child maltreatment, treatment approaches, parenting and related social issues.