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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.


The Lodge is less than 30 minutes from Denver in the mountains of Genesee Park, Exit 253 off westbound I-70.  

27661 Genesee Ln.
Golden, CO 80401

Venue Details

Facility Brochure (PDF)


  • 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 vehicles
  • Tables and chairs:





 6 ft. round table 

 seats 8-10

 29" high


 5 ft. round table

 seats 6-8

 29" high


 8 ft. banquet table 

 seats 8-10

 29" high


 6 ft. banquet table 

 seats 4-6

 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





Indoor only: 95
Indoor/Outdoor: 125

Square footage: 3,340

Available dates: Year-round

  • High season: May 1 - September 30
  • Low season: October 1 - April 30

Available times:  7:00AM - 11:00PM daily

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


AM hours: 7:00am - 4:00pm
PM hours: 4:00-11:00pm

Hourly Rental Fees

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Low Season

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Monday - Thursday, PM



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High Season:
 May 1 - September 30 | Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in December

Registered nonprofit organizations will be offered a 50% discount on rental fees.

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)

Alcohol Sales/Service Requirements (PDF)

Schedule a Tour:
Free, guided one (1) hour tours are available for parties who wish to see the interior of a venue and ask additional questions before submitting a reservation application. Registered tour attendees are invited to bring one guest. View instructions on how to check availability and schedule a tour.

Schedule a Walk-through (for permit holders only):
A one (1) hour walk-through with a DPR Event Facilitator is required to obtain your approved Event Facilities Permit. The walk-through will cover day-of event logistics. Permit holders are strongly encouraged to bring any vendors, family or friends who will play a role in your event and need to see the venue prior to your reservation date. Permit holders are limited to one walkthrough. View instructions on how to schedule a walk-through.

Visit the DPR Online Service Center.


Tour and walk-through schedules are updated on the 25th of each month. 

Walk-throughs do NOT need to be scheduled earlier than 60 days prior to your event date.


Denver Parks & Recreation

Main Office

201 West Colfax Ave, Dept. 601
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 913-1311
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