Chief Hosa Lodge

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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.

Review Event Facility Rules and Regulations(PDF, 235KB) (PDF, 21MB)

Download the event facility brochure(PDF, 21MB)

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

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 

Permit Requirements

The following requirements must be met no later than 21 calendar days prior to your event date. More information will be emailed after making a reservation request.

  1. All fees paid in full

    View online payment instructions

  2. Proof of insurance coverage

    Insurance Requirements & Sample Certificate of Insurance(PDF, 985KB)
    Instructions for GatherGuard Insurance(PDF, 291KB)

  3. Walkthrough: Permit holder must complete an in-person walkthrough with an Event Facilitator (information below)

  4. Alcohol: Alcohol may be served. Any alcohol being served requires a certified bartender who is not a guest of the event.
    Alcohol Policy
    Alcohol Sale/Service Permit Requirements
    If selling alcohol: Liquor Liability is required and a Special Event Liquor Permit must be acquired from Denver Dept of Excise and Licenses

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)

Open House Tours and Walkthroughs

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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