Ever whistle past the graveyard? Imagine enjoying a delicious gourmet picnic among the forgotten graves of Denver's pioneer families. How about a picnic in Denver's oldest and most haunted cemetery? Actually Cheesman Park used to be Denver's cemetery. Thousands of bodies are still buried under the rose garden and in the park. (I'm not kidding, this is for real!)
You pick the room and for an additional $55.00 + tax we'll pack the gourmet picnic, you provide the wine,
Stroll through the haunted rose gardens of our neighborhood Cheesman Park at dusk after enjoying the Castle's delicious afternoon tea. Call Castle Marne Bed & Breakfast now to book your room and order your picnic. Advance picnic orders are required. 303-331-0621, 1800-92MARNE
Over a 100 years ago, Cheesman Park was Denver's cemetery and "Boot Hill". Developers and city officials realized that the fabulous view of the snowcapped Rocky Mountains was being wasted on the deceased. A mortician was hired to relocate the graves to a new cemetery. He bid the contract on the number of caskets it would take to move the bodies, but he neglected to tell anyone that he would only be using child-size boxes. It would take up to three and sometimes more caskets to move one adult. Body parts were broken up and separated, left strewn about the ground, attracting wild dogs. Graves were left open inviting grave robbers and more. When neighbors and citizens became aware of the atrocities, the con-man was fired. Not wishing to desecrate the remaining graves, grass and the lovely rose gardens were planted. Expensive, elegant homes were built around the perimeter of the park. Today homeowners and park goers alike tell stories of the lost souls searching for loved ones and lost body parts. For the discriminating ghost hunters, we recommend ordering a gourmet picnic from us and enjoying the fabulous view of the mountains and Denver city skyline while sitting on the graves of former Denver citizens. Bon Appitit!