August 27, 2020
Dear Fort Guests,
Thank you so much for your support and following the CDC requirements when you dined at the Fort this summer! Exciting NEWS for the FALL and WINTER!
I’ve decided we will open PRE-bookings for private dining parties limited to 44 people maximum. For your and our employee’s safety, we will seat your party immediately upon arrival in our pre-designated safe spaces tables. We’ll provide appetizers at served at each table. If the host would like to speak to guests, we will provide a microphone and the host, and guests, one by one, may address your group.
This procedure is to replace a mingling cocktail hour. For everyone’s safety and in compliance with the health department, we cannot allow mingling cocktail hours.
In lieu of a cocktail mingling hour, you may consider offering your guests a tour and history of The Fort and Bent’s Old Fort, of which our Fort is a replica. Trained educators in period dress will lead a group of up to ten people, masks required, on a 30-45 minute walking tour. If you have forty guests, we will break your guests into four groups of ten and have different starting points of interest for the Tour, so everyone ends the tours at the same time, to be seated for your special party.
The Tours are organized by a Colorado non-profit 501 c 3 organization, Tesoro Cultural Center, (www.tesoroculturalcenter.org) founded in 1999. The cost of the tour is $10 per person, as a donation to Tesoro Cultural Center. If you are interested, our Private Dining Manager will put you in touch with Tesoro’s Educational Director to organize the tours, before your party.
It is always required that all guests and host wear a mask, except when eating and drinking at your table.
We look forward to hosting your special event for fine dining at The Fort this fall and throughout the holidays!
Additionally, the new Fort Food Truck will be available for your Private luncheon or dinner at your home or workplace throughout the fall and winter.
Please call our Private Dining Manager at (303) 697-2282 today, as we expect to be booked throughout the season!
Thank you again for your support!
Holly Arnold Kinney
The Fort restaurant
The Fort is getting a Food Truck and it will be available for booking through our private dining department starting in September 2020. Soon, we will have Food Truck Menu Packages available for Weddings, Corporate Celebrations, and Private Home Events. Contact Banquets@TheFort.com for more information.
Host Your Special Event at The Fort!
Specializing in breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktail receptions, The Fort offers a variety of menu options with various price ranges. Groups of all sizes and ages enjoy coming to The Fort for an authentic 19th century experience. Dining at The Fort is more than a hearty meal … its a step into the early west! Call our Private Dining Manager to book your room, (303) 697-2282.
If your celebration is a Wedding or Rehearsal Dinner click here to go to our Weddings page!
Teepee Dining Available!
Complimentary Bus Transportation
Complimentary bus transportation for groups of 30 or more people spending $75 or more per person is available January through May and in November (not available the months of June, July, August, September and December). Restrictions may apply. For more information contact our Private Dining Manager for details at (303) 697-2282.
Special Event Private Dining Menu PDF files:
- Appetizer Menu >
- Dinner Menu >
- Dessert Menu >
- The Fort Favorite Package >
- Wedding Package Menu >
- Breakfast & Brunch Menu >
- Beverage Menu >
- Private Dining Wine List >
6 Dining Rooms to Choose From
The Tower Room
Two round bastions stand at the northeast and southwest corners of The Fort. With their two-feet-thick adobe walls, these were used for defense in the original fort. We use the northeast bastion as a wine cellar, while the southwest tower houses the Tower Room, an intimate dining room with a lovely view of the city lights.
Cozy and romantic, great for intimate dinners or small business meetings the Tower Room houses a beehive fireplace, antler chandelier, and is furnished with portraits of mountain men William and Charles Bent, Uncle Dick Wootton, Kit Carson, and Henry Clay. This room will accommodate up to 8 guests.
Overlooking the Main Dining Room, The Grill is lovely for semi-private parties, with French doors out to the Grill Patio and a view of the Denver skyline. The fountain to the north is carved of pink Mexican limestone. The Grill seats 16 guests.
The Grill Patio
Just off the Grill, is our beautiful Grill Patio, with two French doors that open from The Grill to the fresh, mountain air!
A private dining room, recreates much of the feel of the 1840s. A collection of medicinal herbs from New Mexico and various items of the fur trade period line the shelves: knives, beads, buckles, musket caps, tobacco twists and “segars”, tea bricks, loaf sugar, Florida water, lucifers, and much more. This room is perfect for corporate meetings or intimate gatherings and will seat up to 24 guests.
The St. Vrain Council Room
The St. Vrain Room angles off the St. Vrain bar and accommodates private parties and music evenings. It features artwork by Carrie Arnold and Edward Curtis, a corner fireplace, and French doors out to the courtyard. After dark, the small fire in the courtyard glows orange through the panes.The St. Vrain Council Room Seats 44 guests.
The St. Vrain Bar
Located on the west side of the courtyard, this room is named for Ceran St. Vrain, partner of the Bents. A French aristocrat from St. Louis, he brought fine wines, crystal glasses, and damask tablecloths to the remote West. Set in a niche in the wall of the bar is an adobe brick from the original Bent’s Fort. The herringbone planed ceiling with its decorative bead is typical of the earliest New Mexican planked ceilings.
The Main Dining Room
With its fireplace and view of the foothills and lights of Denver and the plains beyond, our Main Dining Room features a beamed ceiling, artwork, and authentic mid-nineteenth-century artifacts. Throughout the building, the vigas (log beam) were stripped by drawknife, and zapatas (footed supports) were rough cut and then finished with a foot adz. All wood surfaces were hand-planed to remove machine saw marks.
East off the Main Dining Room is our Enclosed Patio with great views year round. This area seats 16 in the north half.
The East Terrace Outdoor Patio
Adjoining the Tower Room is the East Terrace Patio, from which can be seen the magnificent panorama of red rocks and Pike’s Peak to the south and Denver and its suburbs to the east. This outdoor patio is delightful during warm weather and a good place to gather when the cannon is shot on July 4th and New Year’s Eve. What would a fort be without a cannon?
The Fort’s dining rooms are built around a central courtyard. In the summer months a typical plains indian tipi stands in the courtyard.
Floorplan Map of The Fort