Redstone Castle, Colorado

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Redstone Castle

A fantastic remnant of Colorado's rich mining history, Redstone Castle, located on the banks of Crystal River, demonstrates the highest levels of design and craftsmanship available at the turn of the twentieth century in America. NOTE: REDSTONE CASTLE IS UNDERGOING RENOVATIONS UNTIL JUNE 2017.

  • With weekend tours available, a visit to this magnificent manor will delight architecture and western americana enthusiasts, as well as surprise unsuspecting recreationalists who stumble upon this ornate manor.
  • Tours run on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. throughout the year. Please, check the schedule by calling (970) 963-9656.
  • Maroon Bells-Snowmass Recreation Area, bordering the village of Redstone to the east, offers access to hiking, biking, paddling and fishing.  Contact White River National Forest in Carbondale at (970) 963-2266.  

Overview

Construction on Clevholm Manor, more widely known as Redstone Castle, began in 1897, at the behest of John Cleveland Osgood, a coal and steel magnate and one of America's wealthiest men at the turn of the twentieth century. The house, built in the Tudor-style with sandstone blocks quarried from the cliffs of Crystal River, and surrounding grounds were built as the centerpiece of the village of Redstone, CO, a quaint settlement developed by Osgood as a "model company town," with Swiss-style cabins built for the workers in his mines.  The house boasts woodwork designed by Gustav Stickley and fixtures by Louis Comfort Tiffany. For these and other noteworthy aspects of the grand home's design and structure, the National Register of Historic Places placed the manor, as well as the Gamekeeper's Cabin, on its prestigious list. In the twenty-first century, Redstone Castle and the alpine village endure as nostalgic novelty attractions for tourists in the greater-Aspen area.  

Location/Directions

Redstone, CO, is located on Highway 133, 17 miles south of Carbondale. The address for Redstone Castle is 58 Redstone Blvd. For more information on travel to the castle, call (970) 963-9656 or visit theredstonecastle.com.

Seasons

Though busiest in the summer months, Redstone Castle is open for tours throughout the year. Please, before attempting a visit, check the schedule found at theredstonecastle.com or call the number listed above to ensure that the castle will be open for tours.

Activities

Redstone Castle offers tours of the 42 room manor. The tours run about an hour and a half in length, exploring the main floor. (There is some stair climbing involved.) Wheelchair access can be made available with prior notice. Groups of 15 persons or larger can arrange special private tours, too. Simply call (970) 963-9656 to make accommodations.

Ticket Prices

  • Adults $15
  • Seniors (60 ) $10
  • Kids (5-18) $10
  • Children under 5 years of age enter free of charge

Photography is allowed and encouraged on the castle grounds and indoors.

The village of Redstone, which sits on the eastern bank of Crystal River, offers art galleries, working artist studios, craft and antique shops, as well as eateries and access to outdoor recreation.

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