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Historic Royal Gorge Mansion

Immerse yourself in local history and elegance by enjoying a leisurely Afternoon Tea at the Royal Gorge Mansion. Formerly known as the Robison Mansion, the Royal Gorge Mansion is nestled in the heart of Cañon City, Colorado. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was built in the late 1800s in the absolutely beautiful Second Empire style.

The property boasts 4 acres of manicured, tree-lined grounds for you and your family to enjoy. To experience the grounds you must be a guest for Royal Tea Service at the mansion.

Seatings are at 12 pm on Saturdays and Sundays beginning May 6 and running through October 29. 


Afternoon Tea at the Royal Gorge Mansion
12 Riverside Ave
Cañon City, CO 81212


Welcome to Afternoon Tea at the Royal Gorge Mansion

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. This famous Colorado mansion is located just two short blocks away from the train depot, in Canon City, Colorado.

Your Royal Tea Service 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.

Seatings are available seasonally. Please call to inquire about availability.

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.


Available for special events on occasion, the mansion accommodates up to 8 adults (age 21 and older) with four private guest suites, and three and a half bathrooms.

The mansion features 4 guest suites, a spectacular dining room, large kitchen, sunroom, two parlors, huge media room, and beautiful veranda, just steps away from the famous fountain which highlights the beautifully preserved 18th century home.

The Royal Gorge Mansion is nestled in a quiet neighborhood on the banks of the Arkansas River and is within walking distance of Cañon City’s historic downtown, restaurants, Happy Endings Caboose Café, two parks, and attractions including the famous Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Explore the hundreds of miles of trails in the area on foot or by mountain bike, or simply relax on your own private veranda to watch the resident deer.