Coloradans enjoy traveling through their state, whether they are leaving the mountains for the cities or heading into the mountains. There is a wealth of culture, art, and attractions that visitors to Redstone vacation rentals can enjoy. Redstone mountain rentals are 45 minutes from Aspen and 30 minutes from Glenwood Springs. This sets Redstone cabins on the edge of Grand Mesa National Forest.
Redstone in and of itself is an attraction in the state since the whole village is on the National Register of Historic Places. There are also a number of properties around Redstone vacation rentals that are on the register as separate listings. Historically, the town got its start with John Cleveland Osgood and the coal mining industry. He also started the construction of Crystal River Railroad. Today, when visitors stay at Redstone mountain rentals or small Redstone cabins, they can see where mining occurred in the 1800s as well as the rail tracks.
Redstone Castle dominates the area around it which contains many Redstone mountain rentals. The castle is a 42-room home in a Tudor style, which was built for Osgood’s second wife, Countess Alma Regina Shelgrem. The construction started on the mansion in 1897 and was finally completed in 1901. As part of the grounds, there are 72 acres with servants’ quarters, a gamekeeper's lodge, greenhouse, and carriage house. In 2004, the house still contained 75 percent of its original furniture. Visitors can even stay in Redstone vacation rentals that are in the castle which operates as an inn year-round.
Many travel to Aspen, Vail and the surrounding area for skiing in winter. However, Redstone cabins can offer a pleasant vacation in spring, summer and autumn. In fact, during fall, the aspen leaves and other trees will change colors to amazing red, orange, and yellow hues. Add the changing leaves to an abundance of wildlife, such as elk, deer and rabbits, and visitors will have plenty of reasons to hike into the surrounding forests.