Events

The Landscape of Hospitality
May
19
to May 20

The Landscape of Hospitality

Join us for our first overnight TEDxMileHigh Adventure. You will share a rich dinner sourced from the Guest House’s 300+ acres, explore how their team cultivates heirloom seed agriculture, cheese and dairy craft, fermentation, and animal husbandry. Throughout the Adventure, you will engage with the big ideas through experiences that invite you to connect with the land and those around you.

View Event →
Wild Food Foraging Workshop
May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Wild Food Foraging Workshop

A day-long workshop of foraging, walking, cooking, and plant identification on the ranch for edible wild foods of the Crystal River Valley.  An afternoon meal will be crafted from collected plants for all to share.  This workshop will be facilitated by Erica Marciniec "Wild Food Girl" – a seasoned wild food forager, blogger, and wild food teacher.  Guest House chefs will participate in meal preparation and support participants in recipe development. 

$100 participant contribution includes instruction, materials, and afternoon meal.

Reservations can be made here

View Event →
Landscape Photography
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Landscape Photography

A day on the land through the lense of your camera - join us with Natalie Morris in exploring the ranch and evolving your photography skills with plants, nature and landscape.

Natalie Morris is a film photographer who finds joy in connecting with the beauty that surrounds through photography and in engaging others creatively through education and hands-on experience.

Workshop fee of $100 includes instruction, a print of one of your photos, and lunch by The Guest House chefs.  Register here.

View Event →
Ski Design & Manufacturing Workshop (adult)
Jun
4
to Jun 8

Ski Design & Manufacturing Workshop (adult)

Design and build a fully custom set of skis in a unique 5-day workshop. You will learn the fundamentals of ski performance and ski design and then go on to build from raw materials a set of high performance skis custom tailored to your specific style of skiing. You will also be directly involved in the design and layout of your full custom graphics.

Michael and Kristin with over 4 decades of design ski design and manufacturing experience will be working side-by-side with each student through the ski manufacturing process.  More about Michael & Kristin: http://www.communityskis.com/diy-custom-ski-workshop.php

This workshop is being hosted through the creative genius & vision of 13 Moons - a 501(c)3 organization who we share land with! 

$950 includes 5 days of instruction, materials, daily lunch & refreshments, tools, and design & manufacturing mentorship.

Workshop times are daily from 9-5 and include a lunch break with meal provided.

REGISTER HERE

View Event →
Materia Medica Herbal Workshop Series
Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

Materia Medica Herbal Workshop Series

12 summer weeks of 12 herbs!  Join us for a weekly study on Thursday evenings with Dalene Barton with a focus on nourishing medicinal applications on one herb each week.  Dalene is a rooted Crystal River Valley herbalist who has long relationship with local herbs and applications of those herbs to life & health.  

Each week includes an herb walk, teaching & practice, and refreshment.  Herbs to be studied include: Wild Rose, Spring Cottonwood Bud, Yarrow, Red Clover, Wild Mint, Plantain, Wild Geranium, Service Berry, Dandelion, Mullein, Sage Brush, and Rabbit Brush.  

$240 investment includes 12 weeks of teaching & materials.  Classes will be offered on an individual walk-in basis for $25/week.  Class runs June 7th-August 23rd, Thursdays from 630-8pm.

To Register, click here

View Event →
Land Kitchen Dinner with Guest Chef Kristin Broumas
Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

Land Kitchen Dinner with Guest Chef Kristin Broumas

A 5-course dinner on the land from a fine-dining kitchen built on a flat-bed trailer by our guest chef.  All land-sourced, of course.  With beverage pairings, also from the land.

Kristin Broumas, with an extensive professional culinary background, grew up on a farm in Maine with a family that grew, foraged and preserved a lot of their own food. She developed a connection to the land and a respect for it at a young age, which makes her a chef after our own heart.  Come enjoy dinner in the field with her & us. 

$150 includes dinner & beverage pairings.

REGISTER HERE

View Event →
Ski Design & Manufacturing Workshop (youth)
Jun
11
to Jun 15

Ski Design & Manufacturing Workshop (youth)

Design and build a fully custom set of skis in a unique 5-day workshop. You will learn the fundamentals of ski performance and ski design and then go on to build from raw materials a set of high performance skis custom tailored to your specific style of skiing. You will also be directly involved in the design and layout of your full custom graphics.

This workshop is for youth ages 12-18.

Michael and Kristin with over 4 decades of design ski design and manufacturing experience will be working side-by-side with each student through the ski manufacturing process.  More about Michael & Kristin: http://www.communityskis.com/diy-custom-ski-workshop.php

This workshop is being hosted through the creative genius & vision of 13 Moons - a 501(c)3 organization who we share land with! 

$950 includes 5 days of instruction, materials, daily lunch & refreshments, tools, and design & manufacturing mentorship.

Workshop times are daily from 9-5 and include a lunch break with meal provided.

REGISTER HERE

View Event →
St. Brigid's Fire
Jun
20
to Jun 24

St. Brigid's Fire

A Women's Blacksmithing, Embodiment & Empowerment Workshop

Join us for this "fiery" blacksmithing event with Olivia Pevec & Lindsay Gurley. You will be introduced to the art of the forge, inspired by Ireland's St. Brigid, Patron Saint and Fire Mystic. St. Brigid created an inextinguishable fire which burned for 500 years at the religious house for women she founded in Kildare. This fire was also part of her spirit to give things away, despite protests from her wealthy father. She continually gave food to the poor, but her pantry was always full. The kitchen fire burning and warming the home was part of her legacy. Women have showered many with tangible and intangible gifts from their kitchens and they have stoked those inextinguishable fires for well over 500 years. We gather to celebrate the fire that burns in women's hearts, fire that they convey to men and children and their community through their warm & giving spirit.

Location: CRMS
Cost: $625 (Space is Limited)
For more Details & to Register: CLICK HERE

 

View Event →
Landscape Photography
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Landscape Photography

A day on the land through the lense of your camera - join us with Natalie Morris in exploring the ranch and evolving your photography skills with plants, nature and landscape.

Natalie Morris is a film photographer who finds joy in connecting with the beauty that surrounds through photography and in engaging others creatively through education and hands-on experience.

Workshop fee of $100 includes instruction, a print of one of your photos, and lunch by The Guest House chefs.  Register here.

View Event →
Roma Ransom Show
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Roma Ransom Show

An evening with Roma Ransom – an eclectic bohemian world psych folk duo from Colorado Springs, CO.  With music in the North Star Dining Room, bonfire, cocktails, evening snacks, and dancing, this will be an evening of late-summer celebration and magic. 

$25 (pre-purchase) includes concert ticket, a land-crafted cocktail, and snacks.  $30 for tickets purchased at the door. 

Purchase Tickets here

Discover more about Roma Ransom here

View Event →
Wild Food Foraging Weekend
Aug
18
to Aug 19

Wild Food Foraging Weekend

A weekend of wild food & herb foraging from the land of Sunfire Ranch.  Participants will enjoy wild plant instruction, hikes on the land, cooking with foraged food, and crafting wild-foraged herbal medicine. 

This workshop will be facilitated by: Erica Marciniec – a seasoned wild food forager and author on the topic of Colorado wild edibles; Dalene Barton - a seasoned Crystal River foraging herbalist; and Guest House Sous Chef Bryan Garneau – a Sunfire ranch forage cooking super-nerd. 

Lodging & meals are included in the experience with both camping & room lodging available.

$250 for camping participants, $415 for room/cabin lodging participants

Reservations can be made here

View Event →
St. Hildegard of Bingen's Feast Day
Sep
15
to Sep 16

St. Hildegard of Bingen's Feast Day

  • The Guest House Colorado (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Spiritual Relationship Between Plant Medicine, Song & Botanica

Hildegard of Bingen was a German Benedictine Abbess who focused on the spiritual relationship between plant medicine, song, and botanica.  She stays close to the heart of the work at The Guest House.  The collective in Godlen, CO, focused on the application of Hildegard’s practice and teachings in our modern day lives, is also in partnership with the "Healthy Hildegard". We are excited to bring a weekend of workshops, communion with nature, and feasts that celebrate Hildegard’s Feast Day (September 17th).  Join us for the meal, workshops, or the whole weekend and live into the nurturing that the land provides us!

Accommodations: Farm House, Fishing Cabin, River Cabin, Community House
3 Financial Tiers for the Event:
$25 for the Community Feast to Attend the Saturday Dinner & Talk
$125 for the Community Workshop to Attend All Events, No Lodging
$375 for the Full Retreat to Attend All Events & Lodging

Meals: Saturday Dinner, Sunday Breakfast, Sunday Feast

Schedule:
Saturday, Sept 15th
3pm – check-in
5:30 pm – dinner
6:30 pm – Hildegard talk

Sunday, Sept 16th
9am – breakfast
10am – workshop in the garden
1130 – creative outlet
1pm – Hildegard Feast
3pm – closure

Reservations can be made
by clicking HERE

View Event →

Spring Equinox Dinner
Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

Spring Equinox Dinner

A dinner celebration of the transition from Winter to Spring.  5 Courses of traditional equinox cuisine, reflection on the quiet season, imagining about the warm season, and all the joy the people around the table bring.  Post-dinner fire ring with cocktails will also keep us true to this as one of the "Fire Festivals" in the Celtic calendar.  

$150 for 5 courses with beverage pairings

18 seats available - reservations can be made here.

View Event →
Saint Brigid's Feast
Feb
1
5:00 PM17:00

Saint Brigid's Feast

Saint Brigid shares a feast day with the initiation of Spring in the Celtic calendar - a beer brewer, shepherdess, herbal healer, dairy woman, metalsmith, and keeper of open fire, she is for sure close to the heart of the work of The Guest House.  

Join us for a community celebration & potluck - we'll be tending fire, brewing beverages, and cooking up some traditional Irish fare.  Please bring a dish to share with others at the table.  

This event carries no monetary cost, and only asks for the investment of your cheerful spirit & creative presence.  

View Event →
The North Star Dinner
Jan
13
6:30 PM18:30

The North Star Dinner

The North Star provides a constant point of direction, helps us discern our path, and locates us within the larger journey.  Join us for a dinner that envisions and celebrates the future of The Guest House at Sunfire Ranch and begins a year of celebrations for the 125th anniversary of the Sewell Family's stewardship of the ranch.  
4 courses with beverage pairings, the night promises to be full of imagination, fine hospitality, and a table full of people ringing in the future.  

18 seats available, $100 per seat - Reserve your seat for dinner here

View Event →
Cheese-making Workshop with Slow Food Denver
Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

Cheese-making Workshop with Slow Food Denver

Dive into the mystery of fresh cheese making for your home! We’ll make three different kinds of fresh cheeses from raw dairy & talk about home fermentation. Come prepared to try some cheese, learn practices that are easy for a home kitchen, and build your own resource list for local dairy sourcing. Each participant will also take home some fresh cheeses for further recipe testing!

This workshop is being hosted by Slow Food Denver - register with the link below!  15 participant spaces available.

View Event →
Colorado Weeds Dinner
May
23
6:30 PM18:30

Colorado Weeds Dinner

Weeds??  Nettles, Dandelion, Borage, Marshmallow, Shepherd's Purse, Yarrow & so many more.  A dinner & beverage pairing based on foods we usually overlook in our fields and alleys.  An intriguing culinary journey for the foragers, herbalists, and land-loving hearts among us.  

$75 includes 4 courses with herbal infusion cocktails or non-alcoholic beverage pairing.

Hosted at the Home of Matty & Jenna Walker in Golden, CO.  Address sent upon booking.

View Event →
Herbal Craft Workshop
May
21
to Jun 10

Herbal Craft Workshop

A 4-week Introduction workshop to herbcraft, home herbology practice, and personal health. Topics included are: tea crafting, tincture making, infused oils & salves, herb gardening, learning about specific herbs with their applications, and home herbal cleaning.  This workshop meets for 4 consecutive Sunday afternoons from 2-4pm.  Cost includes all materials, teaching time, and herbs used during the course.  

Workshop location is in a private home in the Highlands neighborhood of Denver - address distributed upon workshop registration.  

View Event →
History of U.S. Agriculture Gallery Workshop
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

History of U.S. Agriculture Gallery Workshop

We've built a life-size timeline of the History of US Agriculture!  Come join us to walk through the timeline, contribute intersections of your own agricultural history, and talk with others about what this history means for us today.  This is a popular education style workshop so come prepared to participate, listen, and contribute!  

This workshop is free & open to the public.

Hosted by Mile-High Farmers, a co-chapter of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union & National Young Farmers Coalition

View Event →
Roaring Fork Valley Dinner
Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

Roaring Fork Valley Dinner

The Guest House takes our dinner on the road to connect with our Central state and Western Slope community!

A 5-course meal with wine pairings will feature central & western slope Colorado farmers and some of our favorite guilty-pleasure wines.  This event has a limited seating of 15 and will begin with a cocktail reception.  

This event will be hosted at the home of Chris Bonadies & Jody Cooper in Snowmass, CO.

View Event →
Volcano Wine Dinner
Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

Volcano Wine Dinner

The Guest House focus on specific land, soil, and location for growing our food & beverages leads us to small obsessions with unique kinds of earth - in this case: Volcanos!  Wines from active volcano regions will be paired with regionally appropriate food and we'll explore.  

4 Courses, 4 wines, $85 per seat

 

View Event →
High-Alpine Wine, Low-Country Food
Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

High-Alpine Wine, Low-Country Food

High altitude wines paired with foraged country food - the best of all worlds.  A five-course dinner paired with wines from high-country wine makers.  Prepared with all the back-country love by Chef Arena and wine nerdiness of Seth, Katrina, and Liz.  

four Chef's counter seats available & eight dinner table seats.  $75 for each dinner seat includes food, wine, and hospitality.  

View Event →
Feminist Wine Dinner
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

Feminist Wine Dinner

A celebration of women in the food, agriculture, and hospitality industry!  This 5 course dinner with wine pairings will reflect sourcing from women food craft artisans, women farmers, and regions of the United States that have history rooted in women's movements.  

All proceeds from this dinner will be given to the Elephant Circle's Women's Prison Project to support women incarcerated for crimes related to surviving abuse.

15 dinner seats will be available.  75 dollars per seat includes dinner & wine - Tickets may be purchased at  https://theguesthouse.tocktix.com/ 

For inquiries, please email Troy at troy@theguesthousecolorado.com

 

View Event →