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