The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake

At The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake, we believe that any adult who struggles with drug and alcohol addictions and co-occurring mental health conditions can heal. Our accredited addiction treatment facility offers a continuum of rehab programs in a safe, supportive environment with compassionate care from medical and clinical professionals.

Our Colorado Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facility

Only 15 minutes from Colorado Springs and 60 miles from Denver, The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake balances medical support with mental health counseling and recreational therapies in a scenic setting. Our 110-bed facility welcomes adults from all backgrounds, and offers personalized treatment programming to fit a variety of unique needs.

Our Location

The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake

443 S. Hwy 105
Palmer Lake, CO 80133
(719) 602-0914

Levels of Care

  • Medical Detox

    Often the first step of rehab, medical detox helps cleanse the body of drugs and alcohol with 24-hour support from…Learn More

  • Residential Treatment

    During inpatient care, clients who have finished detox can receive continued medical support and begin mental health counseling while residing…Learn More

  • Partial Hospitalization Programming

    A step down from intensive care like detox and inpatient rehab, partial hospitalization programming provides increased flexibility and independence in…Learn More

  • Intensive Outpatient Programming

    Clients living on-site in intensive outpatient programming receive medical support as necessary and participate in skill-building for sobriety as they…Learn More

  • Outpatient Treatment

    During outpatient programming, clients live off-site, either at home or in a sober living house. Clients can commute to our…Learn More

  • Aftercare Planning

    When each client discharges from our care, they receive a detailed aftercare plan, including follow-up appointments and recommendations for doctors,…Learn More

Paying for Alcohol and Drug Rehab

Paying for rehab at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake shouldn’t prevent anyone from getting treatment. We accept payment methods including:

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Our Staff

Our team at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake is made up of full-time staff members who are dedicated to seeing clients thrive in recovery.

Robert Ochsner
Medical Director
Stephen Perme
Michael Hunter
Shannon Smithwick

Our Accreditations

The Recovery Village is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the State of Colorado Office of Behavioral Health (OBH). Our facility’s accreditation and licensure signify that rehab at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake meets the highest standards of operation.

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Our Amenities

Depending on the level of care, indoor and outdoor amenities at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake include:

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Fully equipped exercise gym
  • Basketball court
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Squash court
  • Yoga therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Drama therapy
  • Walking trails
  • Off-site trips and activities
  • Mountain views

Palmer Lake Basketball Court

What to Expect in Alcohol and Drug Rehab

We want each client to feel fully prepared for treatment before they arrive. Knowing what to bring to rehab can help prepare clients for their treatment experience.

We recommend that clients bring:

  • A form of identification, along with a pharmacy card
  • Seasonally appropriate clothing
  • Comfortable sleepwear
  • Sealed (unopened) alcohol-free toiletries, including shampoo and conditioner, sunscreen, face wash and feminine products

Items that are not permitted at our center include:

  • Drugs or alcohol, drug-related paraphernalia and clothing depicting drugs
  • Products that contain alcohol as an ingredient, including hand sanitizer and mouthwash
  • Vaporizers (vaping devices, vapes)
  • Computers, tablets, cameras and electronic devices with internet access
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What Does the Treatment Process Look Like?

Rehab at our facility usually follows a similar process for every client, beginning with an intake evaluation and ending with an aftercare plan.

  • Intake Evaluation

    Upon arrival at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake, clients undergo a comprehensive intake assessment that evaluates their current and past drug use, physical health and mental well-being. The results of this assessment inform each client’s unique treatment plan.

  • Medical Detox

    Medical detox is the first step of addiction treatment for most clients of The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake. This crucial program rids the body of drugs and alcohol in a safe environment with 24-hour medical care.

  • Transition to Further Treatment

    After detox, clients can transition to inpatient treatment, or to step-down programs like partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient care, as is medically appropriate. During these levels of care, clients can receive medical support and mental health counseling, and they may participate in recreational amenities like yoga and equine therapy when appropriate.

  • Aftercare

    When clients leave our care, they transition back to daily life with a solid aftercare plan that outlines the next steps in recovery. Our aftercare plans include maintenance medications, if applicable, and recommendations for sober living homes and support groups in a client’s local community.

What Our Clients Say

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Mark Durham
Mark Durham
22:15 31 Dec 19
This establishment has been amazing helping me through my recovery. The facility is nice with constant upgrades being added in. The program itself is none like I've ever experienced. There is a small focus on 12 step and the way it's implemented is incredible. The focus is on your recovery and yours alone, while still being able to talk in a group setting. Outside of the programming you are given a personal therapist you can work with at any time, along with a doctor and case manager to help you with both your health and your aftercare plan when you leave. The staff I would say has been outstanding and is always willing to work with and help you grow, sitting your stay. Most are also in recovery, which gives you comfort in knowing that they can relate and help you through your stay. Being young in recovery felt like an impossible task, but with the help of Jess, a young women in recovery, I felt like I wasn't alone, and never will be alone. In all, I would recommend RV to begin the start of your recovery. Couldn't think of anywhere better!
Rachael Cunningham
Rachael Cunningham
16:51 31 Dec 19
I spent a month here and it was an amazing experience. The classes, and staff were amazing. Shout out to my therapist Meghan for being so helpful. Amanda, Cindy and Chris were a big help and made an amazing impact with my experience here as well!
Paislee Benyo
Paislee Benyo
06:12 19 Dec 19
Recovery Village at Palmer Lake quite possibly saved my life. The curriculum was structured in a way to not only teach addiction and the role it plays in mental health, but why we must stay sober and start living life instead of surviving it. I have to emphasize just how amazing each and every single staff member was in regards to addiction, mental health and just having heart. I must thank Ashley for taking the extra time to help process some things that I would have never been able to do on my own and helping me to see my own gifts. I must thank Katey for helping me to understand that perfectionism must be released if I'm to ever truly heal. I must thank Lexie for sharing her own experiences and never accepting bullsh*t answers primarily because she genuinely cares about each and every single person in that building. I must thank Cindy for her talent, intuition and passion for what she does. I must thank Tony for teaching me how to love myself and how to have grace for myself and others. I must thank my therapist Diana who was amazingly helpful each and every session. Diana is very passionate, kind and gifted at how she approaches therapy. The BHTs were big-hearted, considerate and sincere. The food was good, the kitchen staff was friendly. The view outside was unreal to wake up to every morning and the starry night sky was easy to get lost in. The offsite activities were life changing, especially the labyrinth. You get what you put in to any program like this. However, I could not imagine having gone anywhere else. Thank you to everyone at Recovery Village Palmer Lake for a chance to find my soul.
Alexandra Gohring
Alexandra Gohring
22:31 09 Dec 19
This place truly changed my life! I am so blessed to have had all the amazing therapists, BHT‘s, kitchen staff! This place offers mental health care as well as substance abuse. They get you on the right medication, and I feel better than I have in five years. I had two doctors, a primary therapist, and a trauma therapist. They really dig deep into you to understand the underlying cause of your personal addiction. I highly recommend this if you are struggling with substance abuse, and want a better fulfilling life! 😊
Patrick Dodd
Patrick Dodd
15:40 06 Dec 19
This has been the best experience I could have possibly had for a rehab. The staff genuinely care about each and everyone that walks through the doors! They make you feel at home and take care of all your needs! Ashley is an amazing case worker that will jump through hoops for you! The BHT’s here will do whatever it takes to make this an amazing experience for you! Shoutout to Hannah, Jesus, JESSICA, Shaquan, Carmen y’all just don’t know how much you all mean to me! Thank you once again keep on keeping on!
Stephon Redditt
Stephon Redditt
21:27 03 Dec 19
Best place to receive treatment at. Wonderful stuff and awesome classes that helps you understand your addiction. Love the whole team.

Frequently Asked Questions

To help you prepare for treatment, we aim to answer all frequently asked questions about addiction treatment, including:

  • Is rehab at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake expensive?

    The cost of rehab varies for each person and depends on several different factors. Rehab costs are calculated based on whether a client has a private health insurance policy, which level of care they need and how long they stay in treatment. Read More About Rehab Costs


  • Is smoking allowed during treatment?

    For those who wish to smoke, designated areas and times of the day are provided. If you wish to smoke, please bring a full supply of new, unopened cigarettes. Our facility also offers nicotine replacement therapy. Vaping is not allowed at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake.

  • Will the facility pay for flights to and from rehab?

    No, The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake does not pay for travel to or from our facility. However, our representatives can help coordinate travel plans to ensure you arrive safely and in a timely manner. Read About Traveling to Rehab

  • Will family members play an active role in rehab?

    All family visits are facilitated through family therapy on an as-needed or as-requested basis

For more answers about rehab, call our facility, view answers to other frequently asked questions, or read our full what to expect guide.

Communities We Serve in Colorado

We welcome both in- and out-of-state clients at our Palmer Lake, Colorado, facility. We’re proud to serve the surrounding communities of:

The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake serves many surrounding Colorado communities, along with clients from across the country. Customized care plans empower individuals to take the first steps toward long-term recovery.

Upcoming Events

Jan 17
Family Weekend at Recovery Village
The Recovery Village Palmer Lake - 443 S. Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, CO 80133
Jan 25
January Recovery Support Meeting
The Mile High Club - 1411 North Ogden St. , Denver, CO 80218
Jan 26
The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake VIP Dinner
Mackenzie's Chop House - 128 South Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Feb 04
Motivational Interviewing Training at St. Anthony North
St. Anthony North Health Campus - 14300 Orchard Parkway, Westminster, CO 80023
Feb 12
February Recovery Support Meeting
South Platte Counseling - 770 West Hampden Avenue #Suite 205, Englewood, CO 80110
Feb 29
February Recovery Support Meeting
The Mile High Club - 1411 North Ogden St. , Denver, CO 80218
Mar 11
March Recovery Support Meeting
South Platte Counseling - 770 West Hampden Avenue #Suite 205, Englewood, CO 80110
Mar 28
March Recovery Support Meeting
The Mile High Club - 1411 North Ogden St. , Denver, CO 80218
Apr 08
April Recovery Support Meeting
South Platte Counseling - 770 West Hampden Avenue #Suite 205, Englewood, CO 80110
Apr 10
OCD Spectrum Disorders and SUDS: Special Issues
The Agave Room - 149 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524