During the winter, pair your stay at the Redstone Castle with soaking in the area’s geothermal waters for a vacation getaway that’s warm and cozy no matter the outside temperature.
A Colorado winter vacation doesn’t have to focus on skiing or intense outdoor activities. Sometimes all that’s required is extra special accommodations with relaxing options to unwind.
Cozy Castle in the Colorado Mountains
Designed in the style of English manor houses, the Redstone Castle is a comfy-yet-regal setting for a winter getaway. Overnight guests are welcome to meander about, exploring its rooms, nooks and niches—of which there are many. When Colorado coal baron John C. Osgood built the Redstone Castle in 1902, he always intended it to be a retreat, both for himself and his guests, away from the demands of the everyday.
Winter is also an ideal time to pursue simple, romantic, lowkey pastimes. Where better to do just that than at a European-inspired castle surrounded by alpine scenery? Shoot a game of pool, play chess or another favorite board game, read a book or perhaps a newspaper from the early 1900s, admire original Western artwork in the museum gallery, dance with your sweetheart by the firelight in the Great Room, watch majestic herds of deer and elk recline on the lawn, sip coffee in the morning as the snow falls outside, snuggle under a handmade quilt.
Soothing Hot Springs Soaking Nearby
During your stay, you’ll likely want to explore further afield. Aside from skiing, Colorado is also known for its abundance of geothermal springs and there is no better time to enjoy them than on a cold winter day. Four stellar hot springs facilities are within proximity of the Redstone Castle, each one offering visitors a one-of-a-kind experience.
Avalanche Ranch: Quiet, secluded and the closest of the four, Avalanche Ranch features three soaking pools with views of Mt. Sopris, Elephant Mountain and the Avalanche Creek Valley. Reservations are required to hold a four-hour soaking time slot, either 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Glenwood Hot Springs Resort: The historic resort features two enormous geothermal pools, making it easy to wander around while submerged in the warm, mineral-rich water. In winter, at the west end, a lighted fountain (part of the new Sopris Splash Zone) acts as a colorful and soothing focal point. The Glenwood Hot Springs Pool is open daily until 10 p.m.
Iron Mountain Hot Springs: Situated along a bank of the Colorado River, Iron Mountain features 16 soaking pools that vary in temperature from 99°F to 109°F. There is also a cooler, freshwater family pool. Guests are encouraged to try them all to find their favorite. Iron Mountain Hot Springs is open daily until 10 p.m.
Yampah Spa & Vapor Caves: A natural steam cave, visitors to the Vapor Caves descend into the caverns where steam from the hot springs fills them. Marble benches line the underground “rooms” and when it gets too hot, guests can cool off in the upstairs Serenity Room. The Vapor Caves are open daily until 9 p.m. The Redstone Castle is a boutique hotel in the mountains, located conveniently close to Colorado hot springs and is the perfect place to snuggle in for romance and relaxation.
Learn more about the Redstone Castle and make reservations for your winter getaway today.A must see experience. Take a Castle Tour to learn more and see it all, or better yet plan an overnight stay in one of the seven exquisite hotel suites.