Seeing Redstone

The journey begins in the courtyard of the beautiful sandstone Tudor-style building with 42 rooms, wrought-iron fencing and a dragon fountain. There, participants hear the history of the castle — how John Osgood made his fortune in coal and steel, and how he built the town of Redstone as a mining camp. Moving inside, they'll learn that about 75 percent of the furnishings are original, including all the fixtures — designed by Lewis Tiffany — plus the gold-leaf ceilings and red velvet walls. "It's really like stepping back in time," says Redstone Castle historian Sue McEvoy.

Starting today, the town of Redstone — off Highway 133 in Pitkin County — is offering its Redstone Castle Tours through the music room, library, great hall, Russian-style dining room, eight bedrooms, game room and more. Tours run Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at 1:30 p.m. through October 8. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors; for more information, call 1-970-963-9656.
Mondays, Fridays-Sundays. Starts: June 1. Continues through Sept. 3

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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