CASTLE TOURS

Experience life in another time.

Visit the elegant, beautifully-preserved home of Alma and John Osgood.

Originally named Cleveholm Manor, Redstone Castle anchors the mountain hamlet of Redstone, in the magnificent Crystal River Valley. 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.

The guided tour is approximately 1.5 hours and begins with a shuttle to the Redstone Castle at 10:10am.

Tickets may sell out, so purchase early.

Price is $25 Adult, $20 Senior 65+, and $10 Youth 5-18.

Check the online reservations calendar for dates that tours may not be available. The Castle is closed for tours each Tuesday.

Advance tour tickets are required, and can be obtained online or by phoning 970.963.9656. Advance ticket holders, please meet the shuttle at the parking lot of Propaganda Pie Pizza Restaurant, 467 Redstone Blvd. Shuttle departure is scheduled for 10:10am.

Day-of tickets may be purchased at the Redstone Inn. You will be advised of shuttle schedule at time of purchase. Space is limited. Ticket sales end at 10:00am.

A shuttle van will drive all guests to the castle for tours. The shuttle does not have a wheelchair lift. Individuals with wheelchairs or limited mobility may be asked to follow shuttle to the castle in their personal vehicle.

Wheelchair access is available to all rooms on the main level. We offer a video that features a virtual tour of the upper and lower level rooms for those who remain on the main level.

There are a number of steps, and strollers are not allowed during the tour.

Smoking and pets are not allowed on the Redstone Castle property.

Private tours are available, from $150.00. Please phone 970.963.9656 to schedule your private tour.

November 23 is Grand Illumination Day in Redstone.  Tour times and tickets for this special day are here: Grand Illumination Day Tickets.

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights Video

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 of his 66-room, 24,000 square foot home.

The wood paneling throughout the home was all crafted by Gustav Stickley and includes English oak and Honduran mahogany. Louis Comfort Tiffany designed the fixture work including three giant brass globes carved with lion’s faces, pineapples and angels that light up the English Great Hall.

The Great Hall has eighteen-foot ceilings and features a sandstone block fireplace carved with the Osgood Coat of Arms and supporting a trophy elk mount. Even today, most of the furnishings are those that Osgood and his Swedish-born wife, Alma Regina Shelgrem, purchased as antiques in Europe while their Castle was being constructed.

The Dining Room is an elegant Russian statement from the court of the Czars, with Honduran mahogany paneling hand rubbed to a cherry red finish, topped by ruby red velvet wall cover and an aluminum leaf ceiling. Distinguished guests such as Teddy Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan and Prince Leopold dined here on wild game with the finest silver and china on the table.

Done in a Persian motif, the Library overlooks the front grounds and is a reminder of the deluxe railroad cars that the elite traveled in across the U.S. and Europe. The paneling and bookshelves are Honduran mahogany topped with green leather, gold leaf stamped wall cover. The aluminum leaf ceiling is hand-stenciled around the borders in a peacock design.

After dinner, the ladies would have retired to the femininely-decorated French Music Parlor. The room features green silk damask wall covering, a frescoed plaster ceiling and diamond dust mirror above a Carraran Italian marbled fireplace.

The upper floors of the Castle include the original bedroom suites used by the Osgoods and their guests, complete with oversized porcelain claw foot tubs and standing sinks. Each of the bedroom fireplaces is made of unique colored tile or Italian marble. In the secluded north tower is a two-room suite featuring a domed ceiling decorated with birds and flowers.

At the ground level of the Castle is the gentlemen’s Game Room and Bar featuring the original billiards and card tables. One can imagine the high stakes being gambled upon and the smell of cigar smoke still wafting in the air.