The Colorado Hiwan Homestead Museum is located forty minutes west of Denver to Evergreen where the American West still lives on. These log homes are over a hundred years old and are an old favorite of campers. Although there are 17 rooms in this Colorado log mansion with massive rock fireplaces, visitors used to prefer Colorado lodging by pitching a tent outside on wood floors with stoves and double canvas walls. This way, visitors of Hiwan could enjoy the sound of the wind blowing through Colorado aspen.
The Hiwan Museum represents the culture of the American West from 1890 to 1930 when there were still cowboys in Colorado and the culture of Native American art was strong. Throughout the mansion guests will notice the number of Pueblo pottery and Navajo blankets accenting each room. Common Native American tribes of the Southwest included the Apache, Hopi, Navajo, Pueblo and Zuni throughout Colorado. The design of the Hiwan Colorado cabins is called “rustic architecture” and similar to those in the Adirondacks.
This magnificent log mansion was built in the 1890s and a mountain summer home. Today, it is a historical Denver attraction and a place to study the culture of Colorado residents when internet and smartphones were unfathomable.
The Colorado Hiwan Homestead Museum is located at:
4208 S. Timbervale Dr.
Evergreen, CO 80439