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“Great piece of history”

Miramont Castle Museum
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Owner description: Construction of Miramont Castle began in 1895 as a private residence for Fr. Jean Baptiste Francolon and his mother. Miramont has four floors,The Castle has 30 rooms to view covering 14,000 sq. feet. The building features 9 styles of architecture. Enjoy an elegant High Tea in the Queen's Parlour Tea Room.
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Loved seeing and learning about the history of the castle. Finished our visit with lunch in the Tea Room. Great experience. Food was unique and fun. Hostess/server handled the entire tea room with grace and efficiency plus took tourist pictures of us on our camera. She was amazing.

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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Stopped here late on a Sunday morning after taking the Pikes Peak Road. Interesting and beautiful old home. Kind of fun to imagine what it would have been like to live there back in the late 1800's. it appears that they had some amenities that were ahead of their time. There is a self-guided tour which is kind of nice since you can take your time and read about each room as you pass through. But maybe a tour guide would have been welcome too because we had some questions that we were not able to find answers to. Took us about an hour to get through all the rooms. I probably could have spent a little more time but we had two husbands in our group who were getting anxious for lunch! We did not eat there because we had other plans, but we looked at the menu and thought that they had a nice selection and that the prices were reasonable. I would definitely recommend this as a stop if you are in Manitou Springs.

1  Thank Huskerredhead22
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

I've been through the castle 4 or 5 times over the years since 1977. Every time I go there are different exhibits available. I've been missing the tea room because it closed before we finished the tour, but the entrance was right on the way to the tour entrance so we made it for lunch.
Wide variety of wonderful teas and delightful food choices available. I have had many different bread puddings, but this was by far the best, and served in a champagne glass, so a small portion seemed just perfect.
The castle has almost the whole house open for visitors, but the little model train is no longer circumnavigating the basement; though the trolley cars are on display.

1  Thank Westea
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Stopped in the late afternoon. Tour is self guided through this impressive castle. It isn't a stop that will take all day but made for a good stop on a rainy afternoon.

1  Thank lifetimehoneymoon
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

History of the castle was quite interesting, and the castle was used for quite a few different purposes over the years, and the tour was pretty thorough. You can just feel the wealth of the Priest when he built it. Not much of the furniture was original but all of the donated pieces were of the period. They have limited tours, I believe only Wed at 1. There were 8 people that showed up before the tour which I thought was typical, but then a party of 12 ladies showed up that had reservations. The tour group was way too large. If they had a group of 12 reserved - why did they not do it at a different time? The size of the group made it difficult to hear the tour guide at the same time you are looking at the item or room. Basically - I liked it but they need to control the group size.

1  Thank gkaufmann_com
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