About the Redstone
A peek into the history and present of The Redstone.
The Redstone Inn
The Redstone Inn sits aside the banks of Crystal River in the village of Redstone, Colorado. The Redstone Inn and Redstone Village are both listed on the National Register of Historic places. The main access route to Redstone is Colorado State Highway 133 (McClure Pass), which can be reached via State Highway 82 out of Aspen or via State Highway 82 from Interstate 70 out of Denver. We recommend flights into Denver (DEN) International Airport or Aspen/Pitkin (ASE) County Airport. If you are arriving old-school, by rail, the nearest Amtrack station is in Glenwood Springs. There is much to do in the valley and surrounding areas of Carbondale, Marble, Basalt, Paonia, Aspen and beyond. Our service concierge team has vast knowledge of the area and can point you in the right direction. Don't forget to vist us before embarking on your daily adventures; we just might have a suggestion or two worth considering!
HISTORY OF THE REDSTONE
Redstone was founded by John Cleveland Osgood, an ambitious turn-of-the-century entrepreneur. Osgood recognized the vast potential for developing a full scale coal mining operation in Redstone and Colorado. In 1892 the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company was born. The high-grade coking coal of the Coal Basin area, and the beehive coking ovens in Redstone, spurred the construction of the Crystal River Railroad. To improve the living conditions of the miners, John Osgood constructed 84 Swiss chalet style homes in Redstone to house miners with families and an elegant 20 room inn (now the Redstone Inn) for bachelor employees. It wasn't long before Osgood's mining company was taken over in a bitter stock war, resulting in the closing of the mines and coke ovens.