Castle received approval this summer to become a bed and breakfast, adding to its public tour offerings.
Who knew Colorado had castles? Not only can you visit them, but one in Redstone, Colo., is gearing up to allow you to spend the night in royal luxury.
Redstone Castle, owned by April and Steve Carter who are also the owners of Glenwood Springs’ Hotel Denver, received approval to provide lodging. Built by John Osgood in 1902, the 24,000 square foot mansion features 42 rooms and sits on a 150-acre estate.
“John Osgood’s home, built in the style of an English Tudor and used as a hunting retreat, was constructed of large stone blocks hand-cut and quarried from the towering sandstone cliffs just across the Crystal River. Sparing no expense, he used the finest craftsmen of the era to design the features,” says the Redstone Castle website.
Courtesy of Redstone Castle.
It had primarily been a private residence, but the Carters bought the castle in 2016 for a cool $2 million and set out to renovate it from the inside out. Part of those renovations included 11 luxury suites that will eventually be rented out bed and breakfast style, as well as provide lodging for events that will be held on the grounds.
Each room is said to be about 500 square feet with updated bathrooms and sitting rooms.
The owners have said they planned to open the castle to lodgers around October, but currently, the website has not listed an opening date as of yet.
You can, however, take tours of this magnificent home. Daily castle tours are offered from 10:30 to 11 a.m., lasting approximately 1.5 hours. The tour provides a unique glimpse into the personal styles and social culture of America’s elite at the turn of the 20th century. You’ll see everything from the original wood paneling and fixtures to the Russian-styled dining room that hosted the likes of President Teddy Roosevelt, and two rooms that have been left exactly as they were 116 years ago.
A dining room fit for a king. Courtesy of Redstone Castle.
Advanced tour tickets are required, and can be obtained online or by calling 970-963-9656. Check the online reservations calendar for dates that tours may not be available. Please note that not all floors are wheelchair accessible, and strollers are not permitted.
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