Chief Hosa Lodge

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Beginning November 1, 2022: Chief Hosa Lodge will be closed for approx. five months for a renovation 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

Facility Brochure(PDF, 2MB)


  • 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


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

Hourly Rental Fees

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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.

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


Free, guided one-hour tours are available for parties who wish to see the interior of an event facility and ask additional questions before submitting a reservation application. Registered tour attendees are invited to bring one guest. 

View instructions on how to schedule a tour.


A walk-through with a DPR Event Facilitator is required to obtain your approved Event Facility 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. Permit holders are limited to one walk-through. 

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.



27661 Genesee Lane, Golden, Denver 80401  View Map

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