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“History with Wonderful Guide”
Review of Redstone Castle

Redstone Castle
Ranked #1 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 4 October 2013

I walked the easy road from the parking lot below the gate so as to enjoy the Crystal River and colorful aspen trees. The castle history was told by Sue, a fantastic guide of 17 years. She made the castle come alive with the history of the Osgood family and right up through today. The tour took about 90 minutes and was very enlightening. I strongly suggest taking the tour if you visit Redstone.

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Reviewed 25 September 2013

First of all, you must buy your tickets in town - several choices, and you cannot drive to the castle until the gate is opened (about 20 min prior = 110pm). Tours only once a day @ 130pm.
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The road to the castle is not well marked, but lies through the first parking lot of the Redstone Inn....just after the bridge (don't pass the Inn). It was raining the day we went, and the road can be a bit perilous.....but isn't too long.

The 'castle' isn't that impressive from the outside, but quite lovely once you enter. I liked that the gal giving the tour allowed you to free-roam the halls and rooms, but did give great information and stories about the castle history.

I believe the hope of the towns people is that it will be restored as a B&B again....we shall see!

Thank WorldTvlerParker_CO
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

Our tour guide was the best! Very knowledgeable, entertaining, interesting. The property itself is still in need of repair/restoration, but does give a good look at the past. Beautiful drive getting there.

Thank Bob A
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

The tour of the Redstone Castle was excellently led by our history buff. She was able to detail the history of the house and various owners as we went from one unusual and beautiful room to another. Everyone who was anybody from the wealthiest persons of the day to the political power players stayed here in the early 1900's.

Come and touch where only the 'finest' people were invited to stay......in the fantastic Colorado mountain community of Redstone.

Thank RE M
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

What a wonderful 1 1/2 hour piece of history. Our docent knew her stuff with 17 years experience. She brought the history to life in an awesome setting of scenery we all dream of. As another review says, this is off the beaten path and well worth the effort to seek out. While on your way, visit some of the unusual shops and a fun restaurant with homemade desserts that you will savor.

Thank Ricki M
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