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Address: 900 Colorow Rd, Golden, CO 80401-9510
Phone Number: +1 720-497-7630
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Boettcher Mansion provides a rare combination of historic authenticity...

The Boettcher Mansion provides a rare combination of historic authenticity and modern amenities from its secluded setting inside the Lookout Mountain Nature Preserve in Golden, CO, only a half-hour drive west of Denver. Built in 1917 as a summer home and seasonal hunting lodge for Charles Boettcher, the former "Lorraine Lodge" was donated to Jefferson County in the 1970s for public use and enjoyment. In 1984, the Arts and Crafts estate was listed on the National Register of Historic Places External Link Icon and now serves as Jeffco's premier historic events venue. A division within the Jefferson County Parks department, the Mansion is self-sustaining, supporting itself primarily from event fees. An impressive example of adaptive re-use, the one-time family residence is perfectly suited for all kinds of social gatherings, including weddings, receptions and commitment ceremonies, along with memorial services and other commemorative milestones. Carefully preserved and sensitively updated in 2005-07, this rustic yet polished architectural gem offers a stunning backdrop for conferences, dances, executive retreats, family reunions, film shoots, fundraisers, lectures, musical performances and trade shows...to name just a few of our ongoing functions.

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I suggest picking up a pamphlet for the self-guided tour. It provides additional insight into why this is an arts and crafts home. I wish there was more original furnishings to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 12, 2016
Laurie R
Arden, North Carolina
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on a scouting mission for a wedding venue. It would be a lovely place for a wedding or other function if you are looking. You can wander around and do a self guided tour.

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Arden, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

I suggest picking up a pamphlet for the self-guided tour. It provides additional insight into why this is an arts and crafts home. I wish there was more original furnishings to help me visualize how the Boettcher's lived.

Thank Laurie R
Jacksonville, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

Less than 200 yards from the Buffalo Bill Museum entrance you will find the Boettcher Mansion. It is free and if you have a few extra minutes it is worth the short walk around the premises.

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

We went here for a wedding. There were lots of areas outside for great picture taking. There are several rooms in the Mansion itself. The only drawback was that it was difficult walking around outside with high heels. A lovely place, especially if you have nice weather to enjoy it!

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Buffalo, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

This mansion is located at the top of Lookout Mountain. You can tour the house free of charge and learn all about the history of the Boettcher Family. The grounds are beautiful and can be rented out for functions such as weddings. The home is in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright. It is a beautiful home and can be... More 

1 Thank M Q
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

If you're looking for a wedding venue, in my opinion, it's a bit dark and dungeon-esque at night. But it was fun to take family pictures here one year during the day. Beautiful location and it's fun to learn about the history.

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Englewood, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

This mansion is not especially large, but the Tudor style and rooms with lots of photos and historical information regarding Charles Boettcher that prospered in the hardware business make it a nice visit for about an hour. You can get to the mansion via Golden if you want a nice scenic trip on the twisty-turny Lookout Mountain road which leads... More 

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2015

It was interesting to learn about the Boettcher Family and go through the building. Currently, it is an special events venue but you can still go through the house and learn about the family, the architecture and history of the home and area.

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Fairplay, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015

This was the third time I've been here and I love the Craftsman/Tudor architecture. Once the home of a very prominent Denver businessman, this mansion is high on Lookout Mountain and on a nature preserve. The drive up and back down is spectacularly twisty and offers great views at every turn. The staff is experienced and charming and seems to... More 

1 Thank Linda B
Lees Summit, Missouri, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

This is a good stop as part of a trip to the nature center that is very nearby. I wouldn't make a special trip otherwise. It is a lovely place with good views and would be great for events and weddings.

1 Thank John K

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