Top Reasons to Visit The Redstone Inn
- Built in the late 1800s to resemble a traditional Swiss chalet, the inn offers stunning views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains.
- It’s within an hour’s drive of Aspen/Snowmass and 90 minutes from Vail.
- A family suite comfortably sleeps up to four guests.
- Visitors can enjoy Redstone’s shopping and hot springs.
- The onsite restaurant serves prime rib, filet mignon, rainbow trout, and other upscale dishes.
Redstone, Colorado: Historic Swiss-Style Town Close to “America’s Most Fun City”
The small town of Redstone is out in the wilderness, about 200 miles west of Denver. The entire town looks like it was airlifted in from the Swiss Alps—in fact, the buildings are modeled after European mountain chalets. Entrepreneur John Cleveland Osgood built the town to house the employees of his coal-mining operation. In his tudor-style Redstone Castle, Osgood hosted guests such as John D. Rockefeller, J. Pierpont Morgan, and Teddy Roosevelt. More recently, Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, and Michael Cane visited while filming The Prestige. You can explore the estate on guided public tours.
Since it’s surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, Redstone has no shortage of outdoor activities. About 9 miles from here, the 2.3-million-acre White River National Forest is crisscrossed with hiking trails and filled with wildlife. Popular pastimes include hiking, biking, and fishing.
The town is about 30 miles south of Glenwood Springs, which Rand McNally and USA Today named the Most Fun Town in America in 2011. Golfing and whitewater rafting are all within easy reach here. Another must-see: the Glenwood Hot Springs pool. More than 3 million gallons of hot water flow through the pool every day, making it the world’s largest swimming pool of its kind. The same waters run through the Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves, creating a mineral-enriched steam in the humid subterranean chambers.