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“A great example of a robber baron's opulence”
Review of Redstone Castle

Redstone Castle
Ranked #1 of 3 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.
Trinidad, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A great example of a robber baron's opulence”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

The castle was once a part time home for John Osgood, who owned Colorado Fuel and Iron right up until the Ludlow Massacre. It's quite the visit. and pretty well preserved. The hostess did a good job of conducting an informative tour. Hopefully, it will become a B&B someday, as planned.

Visited July 2014
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Pearland, Texas
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“A must-see if traveling through or staying in Redstone”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

In the summer, tours are available every day at 1:30 p.m. Since we were staying in Redstone, my husband and I decided to spend a day exploring this tiny old mining town and its history. The Redstone Castle tour was definitely worth $15 per person. The mansion reminded me of a smaller version of the Biltmore Estate, and our guide gave lots of interesting tidbits about the original owner, John Osgood, and his impact on this small coal-mining town. We were allowed to explore almost the entire place, and the guide let us re-visit any room after the tour to take more photos. The current owner is trying to turn the castle back into a bed and breakfast -- right now it's only open for tours. Very beautiful and a great perspective of life in early-1900s Colorado!

Visited July 2014
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Iowa City, Iowa
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Redstone Castle”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Possessed of a rather interesting past that is part of the American story of the industrial age, this turn of the century mansion has the ability to draw tourists into another time and place of luxury. As you drive into the town of Redstone you encounter the remainder of the hundreds of coke ovens where miners of the day processed coal for the needs of the burgeoning economy of the Gilded Age. Above these grim little hovels stands the mansion of John C. Osgood who ran the mines. The tour guide does a wonderful job of describing the life of this industrial magnate who sought to provide a wholesome social support system for his workers. Tourists can come to their own conclusions about Mr. Osgood's motives, but will do doubt come away with fanciful images of the life of the very wealthy during the Gilded Age. No particularly handicapped accessible, as far as I could tell. Call in advance to check on this since climbing stairs is part of the tour. The $15 price might seem steep to some, but part of that price ensures the upkeep of the building and a healthy income for the town. Stop at the General Store to buy your tickets and have an ice cream before or after.

Visited July 2014
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Grand Junction, Colorado
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Visit to Historic site. Charming, beautiful interior and lovely rooms.Views are great from each one.”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

The food served in Hotel was fabulous. Service was warm and friendly. I ate their two days and chose not to go anywhere else because choices were endless on the menu.

Visited June 2014
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105 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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“Great piece of history”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

A very interesting piece of history. Beautiful inside and out. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and I enjoyed how she let us explore the upstairs for a bit. A great place to see. Price might be a tad high however...

Visited May 2014
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