Creating Authentic Spaces.

Before enlightenment, chop wood carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood carry water. ~Zen proverb

This proverb speaks to the importance of mindfulness in work. This proverb is our mantra.

Rust & Varnish Hospitality Group is a concept design and development firm in Denver Colorado. Our work is to create authentic, original and sustainable concepts that serve the communities in which they reside.

Our philosophy is simple… Enlightened Hospitality, mindful conceptualization, conscious development.

From leaving no stone unturned in market and demographic research, to the tireless pursuit of the embodied marriage of form and function in a living and breathing business entity, our commitment is to fill voids in communities and close gaps in the marketplace.

Chop wood, carry water.

In even the most simple details, we maintain consciousness and mindfulness. This is Enlightened Hospitality.