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“If you like history, this is for you.”
Review of Redstone Castle

Redstone Castle
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Redstone
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Welcome to Redstone Castle, a turn of the century jewel completed in 1902 for industrialist and coal magnate John Cleveland Osgood. At the time, Osgood was one of the wealthiest people in the United States, purportedly ranking sixth. It is also known as Cleveholm Manor, its original name. The Castle anchors the mountain hamlet of Redstone, in the magnificent Crystal River Valley still dominated by beautiful, wide-open spaces and undisturbed nature. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, the Castle provides a unique glimpse into the personal styles and social culture of America’s elite at the turn of the 20th Century.
Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is a little off the beaten pass, but well worth the drive. We recently visited Redstone Castle, and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. We got to the town of Redstone earlier in the day, and many of the shops were well versed in the tour and we bought tickets from one of the local stores. (Not sure you can actually buy tickets at the castle, so I'd definitely get them bought in town.) If you are looking for signs on how to get to the castle, you won't find any, but the local shopkeepers were very helpful in pointing us in the right direction. The tour guide was delightful, definitely an expert in the castle. The tour started in the carriage area, and included visiting the parlor and dining room area, the bedrooms, and the downstairs billiard area. There were pictures of the castle and it's furnishings when it was originally built and many of the rooms are still very much the same. After the tour was over, you were encouraged to go back and visit any of the rooms that you wanted to spend more time in. My favorite room was the library, where the wall coverings were from elephant skin, and there were books filling all of the many bookcases. The original owner/builder of the castle; Osgood, played a major role in Colorado History and the developments of coal mining and the railroads. If you enjoy history, don't miss this tour.

Thank Kathy T
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

This is an amazing historical home. I have never been into a historical home that is not highly controled. They actually let you touch items - I could not beleve it! Most of the items are in amazing condition, perhaps it is the climate - but this is truely a wonderful place.

A sad story or a failed town, a robber baron who really just wanted to work his employees to the most he could. I am not going to ruin the tour, but the story is interesting. A social experiment, that really was just a way to try to get more productivity from the workers. I guess really not so different then today! Anyway, go to Red Stone and enjoy the beauty!

The tour guid was wonderful and she even kept our 15 year old son interested. We spent 3 hours there!

Thank Sierra T
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Really interesting. Tour guide was very knowledgeable.
This was our 2nd time and it was just as good the 2nd time around.

Thank SherylGirl
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Our guide was great and it was fun to learn about the history of Redstone and the coal mining industry. The only thing I would suggest to the staff, is that the tour guide take people up to the very top floor (instead of just having us walk around that level by ourselves).

Thank LLALWLYB
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Even though we've lived nearby for 11 years, we'd never toured the Redstone Castle until this weekend. I can't believe we waited so long! The history of this beautiful property is so interesting, and it's amazing how much has been preserved. Make a day of it and visit the shops and galleries in downtown Redstone while you're there.

Thank Mandy G
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