A guide to Amish Furniture in the Denver area
Colorado is not exactly “Amish Country”, though the state is home to a handful of Amish residents. That noted, the Denver area has seen a growth in outlets selling Amish-crafted furniture, often “imported” from Amish communities back east.
Thanks to the sizeable number of Amish furniture stores in and around the capital city, citizens of the Denver area can find Amish-made bedroom, dining room, living room, office, and children’s furniture, as well as Amish-built kitchen cabinets. Amish furniture stores can be found in and within range of Denver and its suburbs and neighboring cities, including Castle Rock, Golden, Genessee, Evergreen, Littleton, Centennial, Greenwood Village, Cherry Creek, Highlands Ranch, Hilltop, Highland, Arvada, Boulder, Aurora, Lakewood, Parker, and others.
Check the Denver Amish Furniture guide for listings of businesses below, or read about Amish communities within driving distance of Denver. You can also view our Amish furniture directory for the entire state.
Though Amish-owned businesses as a rule are closed on Sundays, non-Amish owned furniture retailers may be open. Call to verify information found below before traveling long distances. Find furniture in other states with the Amish Furniture 50-state directory.
Amish Furniture Gallery
2154 South Colorado Boulevard
8262 S University Blvd # 130
Centennial, CO 80122-3164
Amish Furniture Gallery features 2 Denver-area locations (along with 4 Illinois stores). All furniture is Amish-made, and covers pieces for the bedroom, office, living room, and dining room. Specializes in custom-made furniture; showrooms contain samples of furniture while the business encourages made-to-order work. Hardwood furniture occasional pieces, beds, dressers, nightstands, armoires, TV centers, dining tables & chairs, desks and other office furniture, and more. Built in small shops by Amish craftsmen.
Amish Cabinets of Denver
1130 Yuma Court
Denver, CO 80204
Cabinet makers doing work in the greater Denver area, recent projects including jobs in Boulder and Arvada. Jobs from apartment kitchens to large commercial projects. Featuring custom kitchen cabinets, offices, and bathroom work including cabinets, vanities, pantries, kitchen islands, wine bars, and more, in a variety of woods including maple, knotty alder, hickory, natural cherry, and more. Styles include Shaker, French Colonial, Rustic, Country, Contemporary and more.
Shady Tree Company
11348 Oxen Road
Parker, CO 80138
Retailer of rustic Amish-made furniture produced by the Montana Woodworks Log Furniture company of Rexford, MT, home to Montana’s longest-lived Amish community. Rustic log beds, tables, benches, chairs, bookcases, children’s furniture, nightstands, pet furniture, and outdoor furniture and products including gazebos, gliders, porch swings and lawn swings. Furniture made of specially harvested and processed lodge pole pine wood.
2832 E Mulberry St
Fort Collins, Colorado 80524
Carrying a wide range of Amish-built furniture within the Simply Amish furniture line. Besides standard pieces, customization is available. Furniture is crafted and hand-signed by Midwestern Amish furniture artisans. Catalog viewable online at business’ website.
The Bronze Elk
901 Front Street Suite 110
Louisville, CO 80027
Retailer of Amish log furniture from Montana Woodworks (see Shady Tree Company description above for more. The Bronze Elk features three locations in Colorado (2 others are in Grand Lake, see Colorado Amish woodworking main directory for more info).
4962 Monroe Ave
Loveland, CO 80538-1925
In business since 1998, Amish Barn offers a full menu of furniture built by Amish woodworkers. Featured woods include Cherry, Hickory, Oak and others. Popular furniture styles such as Queen Anne, Mission, Traditional, and Shaker. “Heirloom-quality” furniture for every room of the home, including the bedroom, office, dining room and living room. China hutches, ladder-back chairs, bow spindle chairs, Mission bedrooms, bar stools, pub tables, trestle tables, pedestal tables, desks and more.
Amish communities near Denver
“Near” is a relative term, but for the past ten years, Amish have lived in Colorado, just a few hours’ drive south of the capital city. Normally associated with Pennsylvania and Midwestern states, Amish have gradually migrated westward, attracted by cheaper lands, fewer tourists, and sometimes a sense of adventure. Besides Colorado, Amish have settled in Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho in recent years.
The area of Colorado’s San Luis Valley has seen the bulk of Amish settlement to the Centennial State, with the first community settling in the area of Monte Vista (Conejos/Rio Grande counties) in 2002. Later Amish settlement has seen the Amish landing even closer to Denver, in areas in Custer and Fremont counties.
While there aren’t any Amish a stone’s throw from Denver, there are Amish living in Colorado within a reasonably short drive of the capital. Amish tend to be entrepreneurial and settlers to Colorado have kept with that trend. A number of Amish in Colorado operate furniture businesses, offering potential furniture buyers in the Denver area an option besides buying in the city’s outlets.
Monte Vista (Rio Grande/Conejos Counties): The oldest and largest of the Colorado Amish communities, at 2 congregations in size. Can be reached from Denver in 3.5-4 hours.
La Jara (Conejos County): Founded 2 years after the Monte Vista community in the same county.
Westcliffe (Custer County): The Westcliffe community was founded by an Amishman from Iowa attracted by the area’s natural beauty. Westcliffe is a small community but home to Amish business activity, including Yoder’s Mountainview Furniture, an Amish-owned store that sells Amish-made quilts along with furniture crafted by Amish in the Midwest (address: 309 Main Street, Westcliffe, CO 81252, ph# 719-783-0988). Can be reached within 3 hours from Denver.
Hillside/Cotopaxi (Custer & Fremont Counties): The youngest Colorado settlement, founded in 2011.
Denver skyline photo: Adventures in Librarianship/flickr; Belgian horses photo: RWayne/flickr
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