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    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.

    Select the links from the left navigation bar to see our sections on social events, conferences, vendors, tours and photos and videos.

    Join us for our annual "Gathering of the Guilds"

    This event is slated for Sunday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event highlights local artisans passionate about Arts & Crafts design harkening back to when the Boettcher Mansion was built in 1917. In addition to selling their one-of-a-kind works, vendors will demonstrate hands-on techniques for creating books, botanical drawings, ceramics, jewelry, knives, leatherwork, paintings, prints, weaving, woodworking...and more!  There will be food available for purchase over the lunch hour.

    These stunning prints, showing the Boettcher Mansion's original front entrance and today's approach through the garden, were created by local artists Leon Loughridge and Julie Leidel in honor of the Mansion's 100th birthday and the Colorado Arts & Crafts Society's 20th anniversary this year. Come meet Leon and Julie - and all the other talented artisans showing and selling their wares - at our "Gathering of the Guilds" this Sunday!

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    See the flyer with all of the details on the Gathering of the Guilds event >>

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