Welcome to Rocky Mountain Lodge Tea Room!

Located in Cascade, Colorado, at Pikes Peak, just minutes from Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Green Mountain Falls and Woodland Park. We are also just over an hour from Denver.

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.

Unlike some tea rooms, Rocky Mountain Lodge Tea Room offers a large quantity of delicacies to feast on, so come with an appetite, you won’t leave hungry!

Afternoon Tea at Rocky Mountain Lodge is the perfect way to reconnect with friends 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!)

Tea Parties will be held on Saturdays and Sundays (see the calendar for dates available). Tea parties will be from 1:00pm-4:00pm mountain time. Guests can begin arriving at 1:00pm and tea service will begin at 1:30pm.

We can host up to 10 people for a memorable Tea Party in the Lodge. The rate is $45 per person for 2-6 people, $35 per person for 7-10 people, $55 per person for Holiday Tea Parties (Mother’s Day weekend, and mid November to New Year’s Day).

Dietary Restrictions: A limited gluten-free menu is available for an additional $10 per person. And we are able to accommodate nut allergies. We can not accommodate other restrictions such as dairy free, sugar free, or vegan. *Please let us know at least 1 week in advance if anyone has any dietary restrictions. If we don’t know at least 1 week prior we may not be able to accommodate dietary restrictions.

clear teapot with colorful flowering tea leaves

Consider adding a “Blooming Tea” to your party. Blooming Tea is a bouquet of green tea leaves and edible flowers arranged in a ball that “blooms” or “flowers” as it steeps. It’s served in a clear teapot to enjoy the blooming process. Cost for Blooming Teas are $5 per teapot.

 

 

Menus: Our menus rotate monthly and may vary for each tea party. Below is a sample menu of some items you  may have at your tea party.

Sample Menu:

Sandwiches/Savories:

  • Cucumber Sandwiches
  • Mini Chicken Salad Croissants
  • Mini Phyllo Quiches

Scones:

  • Cream Scones
  • Dried Cherry-Buttermilk Scones
  • Dark Chocolate-Toasted Pecan Scones

Accompaniments:

  • Lemon Curd
  • Devonshire Cream
  • Jam

Cookies/Sweets:

  • Scottish Shortbread Cookies
  • Mini Tarts
  • Mini Carrot Cake Bites

Teas:
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.

Featured Tea of the Month: Cream Irish Breakfast Tea
All the traditions of Irish tea and then some! Creamy caramel highlights dot a full-bodied black tea.
Dark Brown tea in a white teacup with shamrocks, and a plate of loose leaf tea in the background

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!

Blessings,
Debbie Reynolds