Iconic Visitors

As one of the only resorts of the time catering to African Americans, Lincoln Hills was visited by many famous and influential people who were drawn to the property by its serene, natural beauty and the haven it offered from the harsh social conditions found elsewhere.

Visitors included some of the country’s most noted and famous African American creative luminaries including:

  • Count Basie
  • Duke Ellington
  • Lena Horne
  • Billy Eckstine
  • Langston Hughes
  • Zora Neale Thurston
  • Countee Cullen

Visiting Lincoln Hills before and after their performances at the jazz venues of the historic Five Points neighborhood in Denver, Lincoln Hills was the ideal mountain getaway for many musicians.