Private Events Bookings

All Private Events and Group Bookings are postponed due to COVID-19. We will not be giving any tours inside of the Cottonwood Historic House. The site will be open for day-use, picnic, and walking trails only, for the 2021 season.

Historic hospitality

As the oldest remaining roadhouse in North America, Cottonwood House has served road-weary travelers since 1864. We have over 150 years of experience in providing the best hospitality for our guests.

During the spring and summer season, Cottonwood House Historic Site offers a shelter building for private bookings. This unheated activity building includes washrooms, electrical connections, and a stage. The shelter is 30’x16′ and can provide seating for up to 40 people or standing space for up to 60.

Cottonwood House Historic Site features vast outdoor field spaces with room to roam for a wide range of outdoor activities.

Food and Beverage Services

General Store at Cottonwood House serves hot soup, sandwiches, and other classic lunch favorites daily.


Cottonwood House Campground Campground accommodations at Cottonwood can accommodate up to 57 people in the site’s 10 bunk cabins and many more in the RV and tenting sites.

Your accommodation includes:

  • Flush toilets and hot showers
  • Heated activity building with a kitchen, tables and benches
  • Outdoor activities and games area
  • Picnic tables and fire pits
  • A shelter building with tables and chairs
  • Wheelchair accessible walking paths along the Cottonwood River

Group Admission Rate Policy

Due to COVID-19, group tour numbers are based on the most recent Provincial Health Orders. 

Groups of ten (10) people or larger are eligible for the group admission rates to Cottonwood House. All group admissions must be booked at least 48 hours in advance and payment for the group must be made in one lump sum. Multi-day private events such as conferences, weddings, and family reunions of are eligible for further discounts of up to 40% off regular admission. Group discounts do not apply to Family Pass or Annual Pass rates. Contact us directly for more information.

Private Special Events Site Fee

All private special events bookings are subject to a site fee. This fee helps us ensure adequate staff resources for on-site coordination of private groups. A one-time fee will be charged for all private event bookings during regular operating hours. An additional fee applies for each hour outside of regular site operating hours. This fee does not include gate admission, venue rental, food and beverage, or other service or equipment fees. School, community and non-profit groups may be eligible for exemption from this fee.

Groups of up to 20 people
One-time fee: $100
Per-hour fee: $35 per hour

Groups of up to 21-65 people
One-time fee: $150
Per-hour fee: $75 per hour

Groups of 66+ people
One-time fee: $200
Per-hour fee: $150 per hour