Welcome to Rocky Mountain Lodge Tea Room!
We are thrilled to offer ladies and girls the opportunity to enjoy Afternoon Tea in a beautiful mountain setting.
Afternoon Tea (different than “High Tea”, you can read the differences later on this page), is elegant and intimate, and a wonderful time to catch up with one another over beautiful table settings with delightful savories such as finger sandwiches and mini quiches; tender scones accompanied with Devonshire cream, lemon curd and jam; and finished off with sweet mini desserts and cookies; and served with a variety of high-quality teas.
Afternoon Tea at Rocky Mountain Lodge is the perfect way to reconnect with ladies you haven’t seen for a while, family members, a Red Hat ladies’ tea party, Bible study groups, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, and more. (Men, boys, and everyone are all welcome too!)
Tea Parties will be held two weekends a month (see the calendar for dates available) on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Tea parties will be from 1:00pm-4:00pm mountain time.
We can host up to 10 ladies or girls for a memorable Tea Party in the Lodge. The rate is a flat rate of $450 per tea party, plus tax, so it’s best to try to gather up 10 ladies or girls. Holiday Tea Parties will be slightly higher (November and December).
A limited gluten-free menu is available for an additional $10 per person, and 1-week advanced notice is required for anyone needing a gluten-free menu. We cannot accommodate other restrictions such as dairy free, sugar free, or vegan.
- Egg Salad Sandwiches
- Cucumber Sandwiches
- Mini Chicken Salad Croissants
- Mini Phyllo Quiches
- Cream Scones
- Dried Cherry-Buttermilk Scones
- Coconut-Lemon Scones
- Lemon Cuird
- Devonsire Cream
- Strawberry Jam
- Fresh Fruit
- Scottish Shortbread Cookies
- White Chocolate Raspberry Slices
- Apricot Bars
- Mini Carrot Cake Bites
A variety of high-quality caffeinated and herbal teas will be provided, approximately 6-8 types of teas to choose from per party, including an extra special *blooming tea in a clear glass teapot to see the flower bloom.
*Blooming tea is an additional $5 fee per teapot.
The difference between “Afternoon Tea” and “High Tea”:
• “Afternoon Tea” is what we think of as the elegant British tea with the sandwiches, scones and sweets. This type of tea was started in the 1830’s or 1840’s. It is believed that a duchess named Anna Maria Russell became hungry between the light noon lunch traditionally enjoyed by well-heeled Brits and dinner, which wasn’t usually served until at least 7:30 p.m. She began to take tea and a snack to keep her going through the long afternoon. She was soon joined by her friends, who then started the habit throughout the aristocracy. It was sometimes called “low tea” because it was enjoyed while sitting in low-slung armchairs, though afternoon tea has never been a lowly affair. This is now what Americans have commonly referred to as “High Tea,” as the name just seems more elegant and fancy.
• “High Tea” originated among the laboring class. Factory workers and office drones were frequently denied lunch breaks and would be famished by the end of the day. When they left their workplaces they would have tea, along with quick foods like British savory pies, cold cuts, cheeses, and hearty hot dishes immediately after work. The name “high tea” wasn’t a reference to the upper class, but most likely refers to the fact that it’s traditionally enjoyed while gathered around a bar table or seated at a dinner table, rather than on a low armchair or couch.
I look forward to being your hostess for a memorable Afternoon Tea Party at Rocky Mountain Lodge!