Welcome to Afternoon Tea at the

Royal Gorge Mansion

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Served in the luxurious parlors of this grand mansion built by Lyman Robinson in 1882, our Afternoon Tea is a special affair. Tea time emerged as a wonderful tradition across British homes a few decades before the Royal Gorge Mansion came to life in the U.S. Known for its sweet and savory treats, accompanied by spectacular freshly brewed teas and clotted cream, Afternoon Tea became an excellent excuse for gathering dear friends and family.

Royal Tea Service

Your afternoon tea begins with a glass of champagne to enjoy as you peruse the menu, featuring not only classic selections such as English Breakfast, Earl Grey, and Jasmine, but also unique and seasonal tea blends including Chocolate Cherry Bomb, Climbers High Chai, and Mango Tango.

Every Royal Gorge Mansion tea experience includes your choice of tea served in English-style porcelain tea pots, and a 3-tiered curate of dainty and delicious finger sandwiches, petit fours, and house-baked scones served with Devonshire cream, locally sourced jams and whipped butter. Your experience ends with a guided tour of the elegant Robison Mansion built in 1883 by Lyman Robison.

If you are celebrating an occasion, a selection of sparkling, red and white wines, homemade hot chocolate, and other sweet & savory goodies are available for purchase to enhance the experience.

Served at 12 p.m. every Sunday throughout the summer and holiday season at the Royal Gorge Mansion.

Guests will drive themselves directly to the mansion for this experience. Feel free to arrive up to 30 minutes early to experience the manicured grounds and stunning exterior design accents of this historic estate. Note that there is no train ride involved in our Royal Tea Service experience.

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Afternoon Tea with Santa

Throughout the holiday season (November and December) we invite you to join us at the festively decorated Royal Gorge Mansion for a very special afternoon with Santa Claus.

Enjoy your choice of seasonal tea or home-made hot chocolate, delicious finger sandwiches, classic tea pastries, and house-baked scones with Devonshire cream, locally sourced jams, and whipped butter.

Before departing, Santa will make a grand appearance and present each child with a special gift.  Photographers will be on hand to facilitate a holiday photo available for purchase.

Reservations for Afternoon Tea with Santa are not available yet. Coming soon! 

Reservations are required for Royal Tea Service at the Royal Gorge Mansion. Please arrive 15 minutes before your reservation. Each tea service seating lasts 1.5 hours, so we kindly request you plan accordingly to experience afternoon tea in its truest form.

About The Mansion

A stunning example of historic architecture, this turn of the century mansion is one of Colorado’s most beautifully preserved homes on the National Historic Registry. At 6,500 square feet, it feels luxurious yet cozy — and is a beautiful destination for an Afternoon Tea experience and special events.

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