A jaw-dropping mountain backdrop, scenic towns, and abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation make Wet Mountain Valley the ideal setting to host your next event. We offer a wide range of enchanting venues for weddings, family reunions, retreats, and more. Each venue has its own charm, history, and spellbinding Colorado beauty. Take some time to explore the inspiring venues below to find which ones suit all of your needs.

Alpine Lodge

Alpine Lodge maintains its history as a “lodge nestled in the pines of the Colorado Rockies.” It began in the early 1920s as a dude ranch for men and women. In 1946, it became a lodge/eating place before burning to the ground in 1954. It was rebuilt in 1956. In 1965, it opened as a public restaurant with lodging in Alvarado Campground (adjacent to the current property), adding living quarters and cabins from 1972 through 1978. It has gone through extensive remodeling and building additions since then, becoming the majestic Alpine Lodge set at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains with stunning views of the Wet Mountain Valley.

Richard (current owner for 17 years), along with family, friends, and staff, has hosted or catered over 400 weddings, receptions, anniversaries, Christmas gatherings/parties, and birthday parties, large and small, and continues to receive rave reviews from customers about the lodge and events. It is also the place to go for evening dinners and Sunday brunch. In addition, it has some of the best hiking trails in the region within a half mile.

Call us, and come take a look and schedule a night out, an event, or Sunday brunch. We can’t wait to see you!

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Beckwith Ranch

Beckwith Ranch offers visitors a 360-degree panoramic view of the Wet Mountain Valley and Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The historic Beckwith home was the talk of Colorado in its day and remains one of the state’s most photographed and painted sites. This unique location is perfect for weddings, family events, club gatherings, and more. The historic site reflects a time gone by for your guests to enjoy and create a delightful experience.

Your party will love the ranch’s Victorian architecture and signature red roofs as they make memories to last a lifetime.

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Three Peaks Ranch

Situated at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Range, Three Peaks Ranch unveils a majestic backdrop for your dream wedding, special event, retreat, or reunion. Exchange vows against a panorama of towering fourteeners and vibrant wildflower fields or forge lasting bonds amidst irresistible scenery. Immerse yourself in the magic of exclusivity — reserve the entire ranch and create a private sanctuary tailored to your vision. Embrace the charm of our four luxurious cabins, offering cozy accommodations for up to eight guests. Whether intimate or grand, Three Peaks Ranch provides the perfect canvas for crafting unforgettable memories beneath the boundless Colorado sky.

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A Painted View Ranch

A Painted View Ranch is committed to perpetuating the Western and ranching lifestyle. It is a breathtaking, one-of-a-kind venue to host your next event where beauty is found around every corner. The Cantina, Patio, and Arena are available for private and industry events, including banquets, dinners, corporate team-building, cocktail parties, fundraisers, and family get-togethers.

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All Aboard Westcliffe

The Ahh! begins with your drive to the west edge of town, where the spectacular Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range is in full view as you pull into the parking lot. It continues as you take in the history of the 19th-century railroad structures and railcars on the Heritage Campus. Once inside the All Aboard Westcliffe Event Center, the Ahh! persists as you experience hardwood floors, tasteful art, comfortable temperature, and the relaxing space inside. Your guests, up to 100, will feel welcome and ready for the experience you create in a space unlike any other in the area.

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Hillside Colorado: Cottages, Weddings & Events
Destination Wedding Venue with Lodging

Hillside Colorado: Cottages, Weddings & Events is an elegant wedding venue in the charming township of Hillside, Colorado. Originally a gathering hub for the local ranching community in the 1900s, this location now serves as a place where people can get together with their loved ones. Nestled on nine acres, the venue features a grove of historic black willow trees.

You can say ‘I do’ in the meadow underneath the canopy of 100-year-old trees. Combined with the flowing brook, these details create a magical setting to celebrate your love. After the ceremony, head to Hillside Hall to enjoy a meal and dance the night away. The space features vaulted ceilings, a classic stage, vintage clapboard walls, antique oaken floors, and exposed timbers.  Events of around 100 guests can be hosted in this location. If you’re hosting a larger gathering, you can add a tent to the property. For overnight accommodations, there are five beautifully renovated cabins on-site.

The highly talented team at Hillside Colorado: Cottages, Weddings & Events aims to provide you and your loved ones with an unforgettable experience. They stand ready to work closely with you to make your big-day vision a reality.

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The Pines Ranch: Peaceful Respite from Modern-day Stress

Those lucky enough to have spent time at a rustic mountain dude ranch will feel right at home—and relaxed—at The historic Pines Ranch, located just outside the charming mountain town of Westcliffe, CO. Tucked away at the base of the awe-inspiring Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the family-owned and family-oriented ranch property offers guests affordable rest and respite from the stress and demands of life, with each visitor enjoying a getaway catered to their individual needs.

With a staff dedicated to delivering the type of hospitality that guarantees a personal experience, a stay at the Ranch provides the simplicity of front porch panoramic mountain views, where both sunrise and sunset are splashed with vibrant hues and evenings around the campfire are blanketed in a hypnotic dark sky spectacle.

The Ranch is perfect for group retreats, family reunions, and weddings, with all receiving the same individual attention as guests gather, play, and relax together.

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Hanssen Hall

Conveniently located in downtown Westcliffe, the historic Hanssen Hall offers those seeking a memorable venue 4,500 captivating sq ft of event space. Your guests will love the bygone-era architecture and attention to detail in the hall’s craftsmanship. 

The storied Hanssen Hall couples the past and present to deliver a beautiful and tranquil setting for your event.

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