Penrose House 

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Penrose House is a conference center available to Colorado's nonprofit sector


We are pleased to offer Penrose House to all 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and government agencies free of charge. Penrose House welcomes use of the space for strategic meetings, seminars and trainings. Please see the Penrose House Guidelines.

Penrose House Conference Center

Community Update

El Pomar Foundation continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Colorado.  In an effort to remain a strong and steady community partner, and in adherence with CDC health recommendations, masks are highly encouraged and recommended for employees and guests regardless of vaccination status in all indoor common areas (including hallways) of the Foundation and its properties. Please also follow CDC guidelines around social distancing, washing and sanitizing hands regularly, and staying home if you feel ill.

Plan a Meeting

Use of Penrose House is provided at no cost for qualified 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Learn more about eligible organizations and requests!



Penrose House has reopened at a limited capacity for meeting room reservations. Our new operating hours are:

Tuesday, 9am-7pm

Wednesday - Friday, 9am-4pm

Penrose House is also open one Saturday a month, 9am-1pm.

Please call 719-577-7000 to inquire about specific dates.




In 1916 Spencer and Julie Penrose purchased what is now known as Penrose House Conference Center. Built in 1910 on the retired Dixon orchard, the property inspired the name El Pomar, Catalan for apple orchard.



Guided and self-guided tours are free to the public & available by reservation only on Mondays.

For reservations please call:


Photography Policy

El Pomar Foundation does not allow professional or amateur photography on its properties to include Penrose House.