the main lodge at willow springs

Willow Springs Lodge & Retreat Center

Lodging ‧ Workshop & Retreat Facilities ‧ Weddings ‧ Family Reunions/Celebrations ‧ Tiny Home Village ‧ Intentional Community

18 acres in The Tahoe National Forest

Willow Springs, rich in history from the gold mining days, has transitioned to a place of relaxation and rejuvenation. We now offer a farm setting with a touch of forward thinking. Ideal for intimate gatherings, we invite you to explore our amenities and our upcoming events.

knotty pine room

Retreat Facilities

Life-enhancing workshops and retreats is what we do. Host a workshop, attend a group gathering, celebrate family. We welcome all retreats that inspire us, nurture our bodies and souls, and educate us to live happy, healthy lives. Stay in touch with our “Unplug Series” where you escape your routine and we treat you to a themed retreat, healthy meals and memorable experiences.

wedding pavilion at night


If you are looking for a Casual and Intimate event venue for your wedding, Willow Springs is your home. Wedding terrace, open-air pavilion and rustic walk-up bar. Sleeps 20 in the lodge and 20 plus at the group camping area. Bring your family and friends for a weekend and leave with lasting memories.

family gathering for dinner on the patio

Family Celebrations

If there is one thing we have learned, “Families love Willow Springs”. Our testimonials tell us so. Come relax, re-connect and leave your hectic world behind. Five private rooms for the adults and 6 plus twin beds on the second floor for the kids. They love it and so do the adults.

Activities Offered

We can arrange for a number of activities to be available during your stay. We can offer yoga instruction, a massage therapist, a healing treatment, a guided meditation. Learn a new skill and enroll in a class featuring juggling, kombucha-making, glass blowing, painting, ceramics, and more. Schedule a day on a pontoon boat on Bullards Bar Reservoir, a wine tasting adventure, drop off/pick up hiking trips. . . the list is endless.

swimming at oregon creek
yoga at the heart center
glass blowing in our glass studio
boating at bullards bar
kayaking at bullards bar

Nearby Attractions

Just minutes away are numerous swimming holes on the magical Yuba River, boating and kayaking on Bullards Bar Reservoir, hiking & biking in the Tahoe National Forest, visiting mining museums, or wine tasting & window shopping in historic Nevada City.

music at the firepit

Joint Venture Intentional Community (JV-IC)

The Willow Springs intentional community model is to create sustainable incomes for the residents when they contribute their unique talents towards an income producing venture. We welcome new residents that want to be a vibrant contribution to our community and the success of our retreat business. Willow Springs is now accepting applications for our Tiny Home Village, both full and partial hookups, for those that want to stick around for a while. An Investment of time and money is required.