DescriptionAt the turn of the 20th century, John Cleveland Osgood—cousin to President Grover Cleveland and one of the wealthiest industrialists of his day—created a utopian village in the Crystal River Valley to house the men who worked his coal mines and coke ovens.
Taking its name from the valley's red sandstone cliffs, Redstone was filled with cottages for miners and their families and an inn for bachelors. For his own home Osgood built a magnificent 25,000-square-foot mansion he named Cleveholm Manor, which rivaled some of the finest estates in Europe. The estate is known today as Redstone Castle, and tours recount its history; phone (970) 963-9656 for information. As the mines declined and the workers moved away, the cottages were sold as residences. Many now contain unique shops and boutiques.
Redstone retains much of its Craftsman-era character. A small museum preserves photographs and relics from Redstone's past, and several shops exhibit pottery, jewelry and paintings by local artists.
Visitor InfoCarbondale Chamber of Commerce 520 S. Third St. Ste. 3 CARBONDALE, CO 81623. Phone:(970)963-1890