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  •   8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (M-F, except for holidays)

Primrose Studio

You can host your next meeting, retreat or class at Primrose Studio at Reservoir Ridge Natural Area, a unique space that is available for rent by the public for gatherings.

Primrose Studio is a quiet, beautiful spot with a full kitchen, spacious patio, and comfortable seating for your next gathering of up to 36 people.


Inspired by Art and Conservation

In 2001, the late Rob and Dorothy Udall, advocates for conservation and social work donated Primrose Studio and surrounding land to the Fort Collins Natural Areas Department. The land and studio are now part of Reservoir Ridge Natural Area. It was the Udall's wish that the land be conserved and that the studio be available for groups to use. That wish came true in 2007 with the opening of Primrose Studio.

The studio's unique design is inspired by the spectacular setting and Dorothy Udall's art, some of which is displayed at Primrose Studio. Artist Barb McKee of Surface Strategies, Inc painted images of native grasses from Dorothy's compositions on the face of several doors and cabinets as part of the City's Art in Public Places program.


Rental Details

Reservations, set up and equipment are easy. Our staff will help you reserve the space, arrange the room, and provide on-site assistance the day of your event. We provide easels, white board, markers, screen and internet access at no extra charge. A full kitchen is at your service with a stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, and dishware for 30 people. Only non-alcholic beverages are permitted. Claymore Lake is privately- owned and there is no access to the shore or water. All guests must remain on trail.

Primrose Studio is accessible with one designated handicap parking space, paved access from the parking lot to the front doors (doors are not automatic) as well as accessible interior, bathrooms and outdoor deck.

Please respect our neighbors and be safe by observing the speed limit on Michaud Lane and Overland Trail Rd.

Primrose Studio is open Tuesday- Saturday, 8 a.m.- 10 p.m.; closed holidays. Rental is $200 for up to 5 hours and $40 per additional hour. Non-profit (501c3 only) and government rates: $100 for up to 5 hours and $20 each additional hour. To reserve call 970-416-2815 or email bmF0dXJhbGFyZWFzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== (M-F, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.).

Free preview tours of Primrose Studio are available upon request.