REDSTONE — Strolling by the massive entry door into the Redstone Fortress alongside the banks of the Crystal River south of Carbondale is like passing by a portal right into a bygone age.
The stately residence was patterned after an English manor home, developed and constructed within the early 20th century by Colorado industrialist and Redstone founder John Cleveland Osgood for his household residence.
Osgood, who developed the Redstone-area coal mines, constructed the city for his staff and was among the many prime six wealthiest individuals within the nation on the time, spared no expense, the Glenwood Springs Publish Unbiased reported.
Nearly each one of many 42 rooms within the stately manor, formally often known as Cleveholm Manor, boasts a Tiffany chandelier, designed by Louis Tiffany of New York only for Osgood.
Darkish-stained oak and mahogany wooden fills the primary ground with the marquee nice room because the centerpiece.
Ornate ceilings with silver leaf inlays, partitions lined in Spanish leather-based and marble fireplaces might be discovered all through the residence.
For 9 months from fall 2017 to spring 2018, new house owners Steve and April Carver of Glenwood Springs meticulously went by, restoring the flooring, partitions and ceiling all through the 23,000-square-foot (2,100-square meter) residence to its unique glory.
The citadel now affords 10 boutique lodge suites in extra of 500 sq. toes for in a single day stays, every with a non-public rest room, sitting room and separate bed room.
The Carvers additionally personal the Resort Denver in Glenwood Springs.
In response to Steve Carver, “Renovating the extraordinary Redstone Fortress has been an thrilling journey and a chance to revitalize the celebrated jewel of Colorado.”
All of it started for the Carvers with a letter within the mail.
“We acquired a postcard within the mail that it (Redstone Fortress) was going up for public sale once more. We had been following it by the years,” April Carver mentioned.
The Carvers, a longtime Colorado enterprise couple, closed on the property Nov. 7, 2016, with a bid of $2.2 million.
The Carvers beat out two others bidders to change into the 11th house owners of the historic Tudor Revival fashion citadel, nestled on the hillside above the japanese banks of the Crystal River.
“We’re lodge folks, and we’re historic folks, so we had been very . We thought it could possibly be a lodge and we may make it work,” April Carver mentioned.
It was an extended course of for the Carvers. When the couple bought the citadel, it was zoned as a residence. They labored with Pitkin County and county commissioners to rezone the location and acquire land-use approval to open a boutique lodge.
“It took two years and one week to get county approvals,” Steve Carver mentioned.
The Carvers had the ultimate walk-through and inspection on Wednesday, and got the approval from Pitkin County.
Redstone Fortress is now reserving reservations for stays.
For $395 an evening, visitors will have the ability to keep in one of many 10 suites in the primary residence. An evening keep features a supervisor’s reception, citadel tour and breakfast.
The citadel can be providing guided excursions to the general public six days every week, beginning between 10:30 and 11 a.m. The hour-and-a-half lengthy tour is $25 for adults, $20 seniors and $10 for youth. There’s one tour per day on every weekday — besides Tuesdays, when the citadel is closed — and two on Saturday and Sunday.
“I really like having folks right here to point out it off. It actually is an excellent piece of historical past that has been introduced again to life by the Carvers,” Operation Supervisor Jennifer Pazour mentioned.