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“Let's keep this one a secret.” 5 of 5 stars
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The Redstone Inn
82 Redstone Blvd., Redstone, CO 81623   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Redstone
Monterey, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Let's keep this one a secret.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2007

Have had the pleasure of being a guest of this place more then once. I even got married there 9/09/06. Thanks. If in the area I would suggest checking this place out. Food excellent. Check out the romance package & sleigh ride. But do not tell to many people.

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Denver
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2007

We took advantage of the New Year's weekend special at the Redstone Inn after having stopped by for lunch several times. We had been enchanted by the setting along the Crystal River, the main hotel rooms and the village.

The Inn misses on a lot of small htings and a few big things. On checkin, we found the rooms clean, functional and comfortable, but totally lacking in charm. Absence of lighting and electrical outlets made the rooms dim at night. The TV remote did not work. The first morning, we asked for more towels in the room, hung a "Maid Service" sign on the door and left for the day. On return, there were no towels and no maid service; the desk clerk said she misunderstood my request and cancelled maid service. When asked to have house keeping clean the room, we were told the house keeper just punched out. (Management refunded a special cleaning fee assessed for pets as an accomodation since no cleaning was done).

Avoid the banquet food and specials that have a fixed menu. The banquet service food is all overdone and served cold. On the other hand, specific ordered items from the menu were delightfu; when we complained about overdone cold lamb chops in the banquet line we were served freshly cook chops from the kitchen, done to perfection.

Postives: the exercise room is well maintained with a large enough selection of good equipment to provide a good workout. The hot tub in the snow was hot and fun. Coffee served in the lobby at 6AM was plentiful and among the best hotel coffee I've ever had. The wine menu, while not extensive, had some pleasant surpirses.

Management was accomodating to our complaints (mostly), but if they spent as much effort getting it right the first time there would be less time spent on recovering from failures.

The rooms for the New Year's Party were stiffling hot, even during dinner prior to the music and dancing. Opening a few doors would have solved the problem, but was not done despite complaints from a number of guests. The band was marginal, but is was rural Colorado afterall, even though close to Aspen.

If you go to Redstone, avoid the special packages, don't hold high hopes for a "quitchy" victorian room and order from a menu. You won't be disappointed.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — banquet food service and staff
  • Tips/Secrets — Don't buy a package that includes meals. Order from the menu.
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Golden, Co
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2006

Our experience was similar to those who reviewed the Veranda room in 2004. We, too, stayed in a Veranda room. We were thrilled to visit after all of the awards the Redstone brags about on their website. (Note: the last award was in 2000)

The room was sufficiently spacious with a good view, as advertised, and included the interesting and historic arts and crafts furniture. The historical mood of the whole place is stately, the pool is nice, the restaurant is quite good (but not 4 star) and the town of Redstone is a delight.

However, the amenities are along the lines of Motel 6. Old, dull carpet with burns in it, a mere 2 towels that are old and scratchy, linens that were the bare minimum, and no room amenities. Even your average hotel now provides a hairdryer and coffee maker in the room, which the Redstone does not.

At $170/night, we were prepared for an older, historic hotel but also a more well-appointed room. The decor needs to feel more comensurate with the price than with Motel 6. Nice, fluffy towels and more of them would have helped us not feel that we had overpaid. The beds are old, the pillows are flat, and the linens look and feel worn. The Redstone needs to get with the age and include ironing boards, coffee makers, and hairdryers in the rooms.

The restaurant left us feeling the same way. The food was good enough, but overpriced. It was hard for us to believe that the Redstone's Sunday Brunch was still the best brunch on Colorado's Western Slope. It was fine, but at $17/person the food is sufficient but not spectacular. Dinner was a little better since it was not a buffet and our two $17 entrees were not disappointing. The wine we ordered was very, very good and I do believe their wine list was high-quality.

Bottom line: Redstone seems to be riding the wave of some old awards and reviews from Nat'l Geographic Travel, Denver Post, Rocky Mtn News, etc without working to keep the place up to continue being deserving of the reviews. Don't exactly regret our short stay there, but would think twice before visiting again or recommending it to someone else.

  • Liked — The town of Redstone is great as is the historical aspect of the Redstone Inn and town
  • Disliked — The rooms were disappointing for the high price tag
  • Tips/Secrets — Ask to see if a room other than the Vernada room is a better value; try to negotiate a better price than we did
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Boulder
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2006

My partner and I stayed at Redstone Inn on a Romance Package weekend including dinner, Sunday Brunch, and a sleigh ride. It was all wonderful! Lovely place, comfortable room, fantastic food and friendly staff. We left thinking what a great place it would be for a wedding or family reunion. For other Arts and Crafts fanatics, the original furniture all over the inn is a treat. We inspected the "Stickley Suite" and while the furniture was nice the suite is very small. We also considered bringing our dogs and probably will do that next time. The pet friendly rooms open directly to the outdoors and a parking area. The Redstone Inn has comfort and history and is definitely worth a visit!

  • Stayed October 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Albuquerque, NM
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2005

Just returned from two nights at the historic Redstone Inn. The entire experience was wonderful. Very relaxing. Very good meals. Beautiful scenery. Our room was not posh but was more than adequate. The building is old and the sound insulation is not up to current standards but we still managed to sleep well. The bathroom was tiny but clean and in good condition. Someone wrote a review about the mismatched furniture. Our room had lots of antiques. Yes, they were mismatched. The Inn has the largest collection of Gustav Stickley furniture in the world. Not my style of furniture but definitely interesting for a few days of glimpsing into another era. I would highly recommend this inn.

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Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2005

My wife and I were privileged to stay in this quaint, historic hotel while traveling through Colorado on our honeymoon in August 2005. Redstone is a coal mining town of a by-gone era in which the mining company provided housing and other essential services to its employees. The Inn was built to provide housing for single men. The street leading to it is lined with well preserved bungalows constructed at about the same time to house married miners and their families and newer homes that have been designed to preserve the character of the original village.

The hotel rooms are compact and would not be considered opulent by modern standards. Those who define luxury in terms of expansive space and an abundance of shiny surfaces might not enjoy their stay here as much as we did. We are renovating an early 20th Century Arts & Crafts home and scheduled an overnight stay at the Redstone Inn specifically to inspect a well preserved example of lodgings constructed and furnished during this period. We were not disappointed. The Inn claims to have one of the country's largest collections of Stickly-Roycroft period furniture and fixtures and that claim appears to be genuine. The room, though small, was comfortable and clean and the bed was great.

I don't believe the Inn is air-conditioned. I am not certain because we had no reason to look for a thermostat. Even during early August, we found the evening air crisp, cool and comfortable at this mountain elevation. It was fronted by a balcony sitting porch accessed from a hallway door. Bugs were nowhere in evidence which I attribute to the cool evening temperatures.

The hotel features a superb dining room. Our dinner was nothing short of outstanding and the service was gracious. I didn't notice a Wine Spectator award on the wine list. Perhaps I missed it. If it wasn't there, shame on Wine Spectator. The list deserves recognition. Not only was the selection diverse and of excellent quality but the prices are down right cheap. The food was expertly prepared and would be proudly served from any 5-star kitchen in New York, Chicago or San Franciso.

Those travelling through the area should definitely make time to pay the Redstone Inn a visit. Even if the time isn't right for an overnight stop or the traveller prefers more modern accommodations, the period fixtures and furnishings in the public rooms merit inspection and the dining room is not to be missed.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2004

We stayed at the Redstone in one of their Verandah rooms, which we paid $155 a night for. It was large and had a view as promised, but we were very disappointed in how run-down the room was, how mismatched the furnishings in our room were, how outdated the wallpaper was, how sparse the bathroom was (cheap plastic tub surround, in need of paint, old fixtures), and the noise level. The walls were so thin we could hear the conversations of the people next door and even their snoring.

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Address: 82 Redstone Blvd., Redstone, CO 81623
Location: United States > Colorado > Redstone
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Redstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 29
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