Chief Hosa Lodge

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Beginning January 1, 2023: Chief Hosa Lodge will be closed for a renovation project. At this time, the 2023 calendar is closed for requests. Sign up to receive email updates on this project.

About the Lodge

The Chief Hosa Lodge, designed by architect Jules Jacques Benois Benedict became the city’s first mountain lodge opening in 1918. Using timber and stone from the immediate area, Benedict designed the lodge to blend into the hillside. He named the lodge after a Southern Arapaho tribal leader who was given the honorary title ‘Hosa’ by the Ute tribe, which meant ‘peaceful and beautiful’.

Featuring sweeping views of the Continental Divide, along with its stone and log construction, the Chief Hosa Lodge is the ideal venue for a rustic Colorado wedding and is a National Historic Site. 

Only one event is permitted per day.

Venue Details

Amenities & Features


  • Staging kitchen (includes refrigerator, sink, and counter space)
  • Large patio
  • Changing room
  • Gas fireplaces
  • On-site event facilitator
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 40 vehicles & 4 ADA accessible vehicle
  • Tables and chairs (Amounts can vary. We recommend confirming table and chair counts at your walkthrough, 30-45 days before your event. Furniture is for indoor use only unless noted otherwise)


Tables and Chairs





5 ft. round table

seats 8-10

29" high


6 ft. round table

seats 10-12

29" high


6 ft. banquet table

seats 6-8

29" high


8 ft. banquet table

seats 8-10

29" & 30" high


4 ft. banquet table

seats 2-4

30" high


Sweetheart table

seats 2

30" high


Mahogany chairs

indoor use only

17.5"W x 18"D x 30.75"H


White chairs

outside use only

17.5"W x 18"D x 30.75"H


High chair




Booster seat




Space Availability

To view a calendar of availability and make a reservation request, click the "Get Started" button on this page. 

Capacity: 100

Square footage: 3,340

Rental dates: Available year-round
Reservation requests can be made 365 days in advance – No reservations are taken less than 30 days in advance

Rental times: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. daily

  • 4 hour rental minimum
  • 9 hour rental maximum
  • Rental times must include set up, clean up and any rehearsal

Rental Fees

New for 2023
Peak Season (May 1 - Sept. 30 & Dec weekends):
  • Mon-Thurs | 7:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m.: $160/hour
  • Mon-Thurs | 4:00-11:00 p.m.: $260/hour
  • Fri-Sun & Holidays: $420/hour 
Off-Peak Season (October – April)
  • Mon-Thurs | 7:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m.: $115/hour
  • Mon-Thurs | 4:00-11:00 p.m.: $230/hour
  • Fri-Sun & Holidays: $230/hour 

Alcohol Policy

Beer, wine, champagne and hard alcohol may be served/sold.

  • If serving or selling alcohol:  Liquor Liability or Host Liquor Liability is required with your insurance coverage.
  • If selling alcohol:  a Special Event Liquor License must be acquired from the Denver Dept. of Excise and Licenses.
  • A licensed bartender who is not a guest of the event is required for the service of any alcohol

View full alcohol policy(PDF, 182KB)

Alcohol Sales/Service Requirements(PDF, 167KB)

Online Tour & Walkthrough Reservations

Event Facility Tours:

Free tours are available for those who wish to see the event facility and ask questions before submitting a reservation application. Tours are open house style, and you may arrive at any point within the listed timeframe. Family and friends are welcome to attend but only person needs to register. Schedule online using this hyperlink: Book A Tour (be sure to select the CORRECT facility)

Event Facility Walkthroughs:

A walkthrough is a final logistics meeting for permit holders who already booked an Event Facility. This meeting is a requirement to obtain your approved permit. Vendors, family, and friends are welcome to attend. Only one walkthrough is allowed per event, and we suggest attending 30-45 days before the event. Schedule online using this hyperlink: Book a Walkthrough

Tour and walkthrough appointments are posted on the 25th of the current month for the following month. Dates listed online may be out of chronological order.



27661 Genesee Lane, Golden, Denver 80401  View Map

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