Central Colorado has amazing views and people.
Here are a few of our favorite venues in the region.


mountain goat

Mountain Goat Lodge Bed & Breakfast & Goat Farm

Mountain Goat Lodge is your pet-friendly home while visiting the Salida area. On-site kennel and off-leash dog area available. Visit our 20 acre farm with goat dairy, llama, chickens and ducks.


Hutchinson Ranch

Capture the serenity of Colorado and the majestic beauty of the Rockies. Beautiful historic ranch with various sites and a newly completed events barn for your special occasion. Conveniently located 2 miles west of Salida just off of Rainbow Boulevard (Hwy 50).

Contact Abby:, 719-221-4672


Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center

A private venue along the banks of the Arkansas River with stunning views of the Collegiate Peaks and Brown’s Canyon National Monument.  Guided adventures also provided at this all-inclusive outfitter.  Whitewater Rafting, Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling, and Mountain Biking.

Contact April Johnson: 719-395-3335,

Colorado Mountain Wedding_Event_Venue_Salida
Salida Wedding Venue_Mountain_Colorado_River
Rocky Mountain Wedding Venue_Salida Colorado_Little Arkansas River
Heart of the Rockies Wedding_Colorado_Mountains_venue

Touch Stone Weddings and Events

Touchstone Estate is a venue that offers breathtaking views and a gorgeous landscape for all events on a spacious 12 acre field. Located just south of Highway 50 the venue is conveniently located within walking distance to multiple lodging options. The pasture has a rustic appeal and a timeless elegance which epitomizes Salida, Colorado. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by the lush greenery, babbling creek, and mountain views which create a remarkable setting for the ultimate dream wedding or event experience. Couples saying “I do” have various onsite options such as next to the Arkansas Little River, pond, or in the field with a mountain backdrop to host their next event. Let us help you host  your next wedding reception venues or wedding venue in Salida.

Contact Katie: 719.221.5952,

Stoney spring ranch_Colorado wedding venue_mountain wedding
stoney Spring Ranch
Stoney Spring Ranch_Venue Salida_Wedding Venue_Chaffee County

Stoney Springs Rustic Retreats

Located on the Arkansas River, 6 miles northwest of Salida, Colorado, our lodging accommodations offer visitors spectacular views of Colorado’s 14,000 ft peaks, including Mt. Shavano, Mt. Princeton, Mt. Antero, as well as the northern reaches of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range.  Acres of private river frontage host a variety of wildlife including aquatic fowl, birds of prey, deer, and fox.

Contact Drew:, 719-440-5477

Creekside Chalets_Colorado Wedding Venue_Mountains_Monarch
Creekside Wedding and Events_Monarch Colorado
Rocky Mountain Wedding Venue_Monarch_Colorado_Creekside Chalets

Creekside Chalets

Creekside Chalets would be delighted to host your wedding party, guests, and even your wedding! Our cabins’ sleeping accommodations are very versatile, making them a great choice for a variety of groups. So, whether you’re interested in renting just a cabin or two or all of our cabins, we can help you get set up with the lodging that you want and need for your special day.

Contact: Jillian & Jason Chernofsky, 719-539-6953,




Bright Star Ranch

Beautiful mountain views, perfect for a wedding of about 50 guests. Private 40 acres, and ceremony area with a view of the Arkansas Valley! This mountain log home is the perfect Colorado wedding destination.

Contact: Colorado Mountain Vacation Rentals, 1.800.539.0133

Colorado Mountain_Wedding_Venue_Summer_TomichiLodge
Gunnison Venue_Backcountry_TomichiLodge
Gunnison Event Rental_BuckhornCabin_TomichiLodge
Off the grid Party_Colorado_CowboyHotTub_TomichiLodge

Tomichi Lodge

The Tomichi Lodge, originally constructed in 1979 as a backcountry hunting lodge, offers an unmatched, rustic mountain experience in Colorado’s high country.  The 2,300 sq. ft. log cabin lodge located at 10,300’ in the Gunnison National Forest continues to share its charm & character with outdoor enthusiasts, family reunion groups and those searching for a ‘rustic-boutique’, high-alpine venue for their special day.

Sunset Mesa Ranch_VRBO_vacation rental_salida Colorado
Sun Set Mesa Wedding Venue
Wedding Venue Salida Colorado
Colorado Mountain Wedding Venue
Mountain Ranch Wedding Venue
Colorado Wedding_Salida_Mountain_Shabby Chic
Mountain Vacation Rental_VRBO_Colorado
Mountain Wedding Venue_salida Colorado
Mountain Weddings_salida Colorado_venue

Sunset Mesa Ranch

Sunset Mesa Ranch is Salida’s newest site location sitting on 6 acres above Franz Lake with 360 Mountain Views.   Sweetly unpretentious with a view nothing short of majestic, 5 of Colorado’s fourteeners, the Collegiate Peaks, sit  off to the north. 


House Rock Kitchen

House Rock Kitchen is a fast casual, from scratch, healthy, fun option in Buena Vista, Colorado. With an open kitchen, full bar, friendly staff and great tunes, the atmosphere is a truly positive, energetic experience. We serve our signature House Bowls, burritos, hamburgers, and always inspired soups. We have great sides to compliment each meal such as brown rice, seasonal veggies, roasted brussels sprout salad, quinoa tabbouleh, roasted beets, our HRK Super Slaw, and much more. We also have a great kids menu!

We pour the best beer Chaffee County and the rest of Colorado has to offer! Our wine selection is well rounded and priced right. All mixed drinks are made with Kombucha.


Vacation Rentals

Try a non traditional venue. There are many private homes in Chaffee, Fremont, Lake, Summit and Gunnison Counties that will allow you to host a wedding, private party, family reunion and more. Here are a few links to help with your search.

VRBO – Look under Suitability to see if events are allowed.
Pinon Vacation Rentals
Colorado Mountain Vacations


Public Lands

If you’re an outdoor couple like most Coloradans, take another look at public lands for your next event. The San Isabel National Forest or Royal Gorge BLM offer special group permits to host your event off the grid around Chaffee County. With plenty of space and wild views this option is becoming a popular way to create a special event for you and your guests.

US Forest Service: Contact Salida Ranger District -719-539-3591

BLM: Contact the closest field office


Mountain Spirit Event Center – Winery

Beautiful country location on the grounds of a producing winery. Apple orchard and mountain views. Dock for music and dancing. Wine Bar available.

Contact Terry: 719-539-4920,

Chaffee County Venue_Wedding_events_vino Salida_Winery_party Rental_Event Rental
Vino Salida_Wedding Venue_Party Venue_Party Rental_Chaffee County
Vino Salida_Winery_Chaffee County Venue_Salida Venue

Vino Salida

Vino Salida welcomes private parties of all kinds to hold events on the winery grounds. Surrounded by the high peaks of the Collegiate and Sangre de Cristo Mountain Ranges, we enjoy breathtaking views year-round. We offer lovingly crafted wines that reflect the local spirit of community and fun. We gladly provide wine tasting and tours, bulk wine discounts, wine service, full-meal and cocktail catering, meat and cheese platters, desserts, local musical acts, non-alcoholic beverages and more. Call 719-539-6299 for pricing, availability and more information.

Contact Jessica Shook: 719-539-6299 or

Riverside Event_Wedding Venue_Chaffee County Colorado
Mountain Spirits_Wedding_Events_Venue_Colorado_Salida
Riverside Wedding Venue_Colorado_Mountains_Salida
Twisted Cork_Salida Colorado_Mountain Wedding_Venue
Twisted Cork_Colorado_Salida_Wedding_Venue
Mountain Spirits Riverside_Wedding and Event Venue_Salida Colorado
Colorado Mountain Wedding Venue_Little Arkansas River_Twisted Cork

Mountain Spirit Event Center – Riverside

Features a beautiful building, landscaped grounds, and a patio overlooking the South Arkansas River. Easy riverfront access for wedding ceremonies with dressing rooms and a spiral staircase to create a spectacular wedding celebration.

Warming kitchen, dining room, and fireplace. Parking. Bar available.

Contact Terry: 719-539-4920,



Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, Cookhouse & Sleep Yurts

The Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, Cookhouse & Sleep Yurts is the perfect gathering place and venue for your special event.  Choose us for an indoor/outdoor natural wedding, your cross-country ski or snowshoe race, a special lunch or dinner, or… well, you tell us!

Contact Stephanie Randall: 719-486-8114,



Turner Farm

Picture yourself on grandama’s porch or surrounded by an orchard of apple trees. Step back in time to a quieter and less demanding lifestyle and enjoy the quaint surroundings of Turner Farm. Weddings have been staged on the porch and in the orchard.

The Historic Turner Farm was purchased by Buena Vista Heritage in order to restore the old apple farm to a “living museum” of the early 1900 vintage. 


Buena Vista Heritage Museum

Looking for something more elegant but still has a story to tell? The Old Chaffee County Courthouse, completed in 1882, now houses the Buena Vista Heritage Museum.

The large room at the top of the stairs was once the heart of this venerable old building. This courtroom was the scene of many exciting cases. This is now used as a venue for a weddings, receptions, banquets, historical reenactments and lectures. It has a beautiful long staircase that leads to the room with chandeliers showing in the background. It holds up to 130 people. 


Surf Chateau

The Surf Chateau is a distinctly different hotel experience. We invite you to step away from the world of conventional corporate rooms and step into a place where thoughtful design, balanced with endless possibility for outdoor adventure, creates the perfect framework for your vacation.

Contact Rachael: 719-966-7048,

south main wedding

South Main

This park in Buena Vista is great for weddings and the area provides many options for lodging, eating and recreating.

Contact Rachael: 719-966-7048,


The Meadows

Contact Rachael: 719-966-7048,


Willow Vale Events

Located in Hillside, Colorado a quaint and historical township, this location preserves the ambiance and wholesomeness of a simpler time. From the modest elegance of the four cottages, the reminiscent familiarity of the old-fashioned post office and general store, and the historic Hillside Hall at the edge of the grove of Black Willow trees, this small town is an undiscovered gem.

Located in Southern Colorado on highway 69 between Westcliffe, Salida, and Canon City, it welcomes visitors where the Wet Mountain Valley begins to broaden, east of the stately Sangre de Cristo Mountains. With the harmony of nature and panoramic views, Hillside is the perfect combination of rustic and modern for bringing your family, friends, and guests together for a memorable event.

Contact Lori: 719-371-4601,


Eddyline Taproom & Beer Garden

Eddyline Taproom is located in the heart of Buena Vista with enough outdoor capacity for 100 or more of your closest friends. With a dedicated bar and elevated stage with sound we have all you need for your next special event.

Contact: Greg Daughenbaugh or Jeremy Nash 719-966-6018, /





Tell your friends to meet you on the Roof! INTERGRATE mind body fitness has a RoofTop Bar open seasonally…in the Spring, Summer and Fall! Join us on the roof and enjoy freshly squeezed juices, cocktails, Colorado crafted beers, wines and magnificent 14,000 ft mountain views!

Available for private events.

Contact:, 719-539-2700


Salida Steamplant

Great gatherings happen at the SteamPlant Event Center!

The SteamPlant Event Center is a stylish, urban wedding venue in downtown Salida, Colorado. The renovated 1887 Steam Power Plant retains its architectural beauty while exuding a chic atmosphere.


Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort

Elevate your love. We would like to invite you to start planning the most romantic night of your life with Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort.

We offer full-service event and wedding planning and coordination, from the most basic celebrations to the most elegant affair.


Salida Golf Club

Salida Golf Club Bar & Grill is open seasonally, April through October, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine in our rustic clubhouse with some of the best views in the valley. Enjoy one of the many local favorites, including our famous Chili Cheese Fries. Let us cater your next event or hold your company party, birthday party, wedding or reunion at the best spot in town. Let us do the work while you enjoy the view.

Contact: 719-539-1060 or 719-539-6373


River Run Inn

Today River Run Inn stands as an example of historic places that have been given new life.  Yet stories of old are still a vital part of this beautiful place that sits overlooking the Arkansas River. Standing on the bank one can’t help but contemplate the continuous flow of life since days gone past long ago. River Run Inn is available for weddings under 50 guests with a short planning time frame.


Cafe Dawn_events_Coffee Shop_Salida_Colorado

Cafe Dawn

Cafe Dawn is a sunny, inviting spot in the heart of Salida’s historical downtown. With seating inside or on the patio, there is plenty of room to enjoy family and friends over libations and award-winning coffee.

Contact Dawn:


Monarch Mountain Lodge

Bring your wedding, group or conference for a stay at Monarch Mountain Lodge located 18 miles west of Salida on U.S. 50.  Monarch Mountain Lodge includes 99 guest suites, an onsite restauranta tavern, an indoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tubs, and two sports courts. On site you will also find a guest laundry room, locker rooms, a fitness room,  game rooms and a large ceremony site by a stream and pond.

Contact: 719-539-2581,


Chaffee County Fairgrounds

The Fairgrounds offer many amenities including a 6,000 foot Exhibit Hall, Meeting Room with demonstration kitchen, Commercial Kitchen, 10,000 foot Event Center, open-air livestock pavilion, two outdoor arenas, paved and unpaved parking, RV park with electricity (for events at the Fairgrounds only) and livestock and horse stalls.

Contact Patty: 719-539-2218,



216 Ferraro’s

Perfect Historic Downtown Salida location to hold your next small gathering or event. Be sure to ask about their family style option.

Contact: 719-530-9463,

DVR gate

Deer Valley Ranch

Deer Valley is a resort/guest ranch in the summer months.  Wedding dates are available from mid August until late May.   The setting under the Chalk Cliffs is spectacular whether in our lodge, on the lodge deck, in Centennial Hall, or in the ranch meadow (weather permitting).   We can handle meals of all kinds as well as offer a unique setting.   The maximum number currently for wedding and reception is 150. 




Interested in being listed as a venue? Send an email, or give us a call. We’d love to meet and see what you have to offer. Weddings, family reunions, corporate events and more!

Comments are closed.

Copyright © 2015 Settings Event Rental.

Wedding and Event Rental for: Salida, Buena Vista, Monarch, Nathrop, Mt. Princeton, Leadville, Fairplay, Alamosa, Crestone, South Fork, Canon City, Westcliffe, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Summit County, Breckenridge, Pueblo, La Junta, Heart of the Rockies, Central Colorado and Southern Colorado