Experience Afternoon Tea at the Royal Gorge Mansion

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Enjoy the Grand Tradition of High Tea at one of Colorado’s most historic mansions.

Served in the luxurious parlors of this grand mansion built by Lyman Robison in 1882, our Afternoon Tea is a special affair you won’t soon forget. The famous mansion is located just two short blocks away from the train depot, in Canon City, Colorado.

Your Afternoon Tea begins with a peruse of the Mansion Menu, which features unique tea blends including classic selections like English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Jasmine and Rooibos. Several sophisticated seasonal blends will also be available throughout the year. Given the occasion, bottles and glasses of bubbly and wine, along with homemade hot chocolate and other sweet and savory goodies will also be on offer to complement your Afternoon Tea experience.

The Royal Gorge Mansion Afternoon Tea is served in individual English-style porcelain teapots accompanied by a three-tiered tea tray filled with an arrangement of gourmet finger sandwiches; delicious made-from-scratch scones and dainty petit fours — all served with preserves, whipped butter and English double Devonshire cream. Choose from a very special Afternoon Tea with Santa at: 12:00 pm or Afternoon Tea at: 3:30 pm. Seating is limited. 

Classic Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a freshly brewed pot of your choice of tea with delicious finger sandwiches, classic tea pastries, and homemade scones with English double Devonshire cream, whipped butter and jam. In the grand tradition of English tea service, sandwiches will be two-bite size and will be presented with a variety on the plate, along with our selection of made-from-scratch baked goods. 

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Afternoon Tea with Santa

Tis the season for holiday cheer! Join us at the beautifully decorated Royal Gorge Mansion for a very special Afternoon Tea with Santa Claus. Enjoy a freshly brewed pot of your choice of tea with delicious finger sandwiches, classic tea pastries, and homemade scones with English double Devonshire cream, whipped butter and jam. In the grand tradition of English tea service, sandwiches will be two-bite size and will be presented with a variety on the plate, along with our selection of made-from-scratch baked goods.

Children are encouraged to wear cozy pajamas and prepare to meet Santa himself, who will greet every child and present them with a special gift. 

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Create new traditions at the Royal Gorge Mansion this holiday season

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Classic Afternoon Tea
November 27-29, Dec. 5-6, 12-13 and 19-31
Seatings at 12 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Tea with Santa:
November 27-29, Dec. 5-6, 12-13 and 19-31
Seatings at 12 p.m.

Traditional Afternoon Tea is a lovely affair! Please come as you are and enjoy every moment. For Afternoon Tea with Santa, children are encouraged to wear cozy pjs. 

Please arrive 15 minutes before your reservation.

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Welcome to the Royal Gorge Mansion!

Reservations are highly encouraged for Afternoon Tea and Afternoon Tea with Santa 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.

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Royal Gorge Mansion Gift Shop.

The Royal Gorge Mansion gift shop is open during each Afternoon Tea and may be shopped before or after your seating. Here we feature our very special teas, tea sets, lovely baking mixes and wonderful gifts.

GIFT CARDS

A popular present for any occasion, discover our selection of Gift Cards for Afternoon Tea at the Royal Gorge Mansion. Available to purchase online soon. For more information, call 719.276.4000.

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BEST AFTERNOON TEA IN COLORADO

Testimonials

  • 4 star rating Dining on the rails We had a club car experience and it was wonderful! Our seats were on the south side of the train and it had an incredible view for the duration of... read more - EliLap24 - 6/25/2020 

    5 star rating Great time. Very fun! Inside car gets a little chilly so bring a light sweater. Friendly staff made us feel so comfortable. Train ride awesome and view was great!! Female conductor was... read more - debdanjo3 - 6/23/2020 

    5 star rating Great Experience This a must do in Colorado springs. We went to the Royal Gorge bridge prior to riding the train and it really made a difference. The river is spectacular... read more - RobertD4137 - 6/22/2020 

  • 5 star rating Fun day trip This was my first time on a passenger train and it didn’t disappoint. We sat in the Vista Dome and the views were amazing. It was nice to... read more - herowannabe - 6/20/2020 

    5 star rating Moments Make Memories Enjoying nachos and Prosecco, delivered by Acacia. She’s funny, efficient, quick, and a wealth of knowledge - Nicole G. - 6/17/2020 

    4 star rating Great views and service, food just ok Took the dome car with our family of five, all sat together, it was very comfortable, but if it’s a nice day I would’ve gone coach and spent the ride... read more - RTMamacita - 6/14/2020 

AFTERNOON TEA AT THE ROYAL GORGE MANSION

An exquisite time

The Historic Royal Gorge Mansion, built by Lyman Robison in 1882, is a premier Afternoon Tea, special event and lodging destination located in the spectacular Royal Gorge Region of Colorado in Cañon City, just 45 minutes southwest of Colorado Springs and two hours from Denver. It’s a short walk from the famous Royal Gorge Route Railroad via the beautiful Arkansas Riverwalk trail.

This elegant 6,500-square foot home features four beautifully appointed bedrooms, two spacious parlors, a gorgeous dining room, gourmet kitchen and sunroom. It sits on four acres of manicured grounds featuring 32 different species of shade and fruit trees, a spectacular iron-cast fountain – modeled after the only other of its kind designed in New York City in 1860, and a classic gazebo, all enclosed by a stunning 1,400 square feet of custom iron fence. 

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