16 Oct 10 Things to Know Before You Go
Ever wish you’d known something before you experienced it? Us too. Here are a few things that will enhance your stay at the Redstone Castle even before you arrive.
The Redstone Castle in the mountains of Colorado is a boutique hotel unlike any other. Overnight guests benefit from knowing ahead of arrival what to expect. For the ultimate experience that exceeds your expectations, plan ahead and enjoy all the perks of castle life!
1. Come prepared. Summer in the Colorado mountains is predictably unpredictable. We usually have sunny days that top out in the 80-degree temperature range. Afternoon thunderstorms roll through quickly, but plan for a sprinkle. Bring a light jacket for cool evenings. Though it is indeed a castle, we recommend dressing in comfortable, mountain casual attire. Fall is full of color! The days can be warm but the nights are definitely chilly. Winter time is special for a host of other reasons and a winter wonderland awaits you!
2. Consider two nights. Our guests continually tell us they wished they had booked two nights instead of one. The extra day provides time to unwind, explore the Castle grounds and the town of Redstone, Colorado.
3. Welcome gathering. When you arrive, the Castle innkeepers will welcome you along with any other guests staying the night with an informal reception that features light appetizers and drinks.
4. A private tour. As an overnight guest, you will receive an exclusive tour of the Castle following the reception. It’s the perfect time to ask questions and explore your personal interests in the history and artifacts of the Redstone Castle.
5. Our compliments. We invite you to relax and make yourself at home during your stay. You’ll find a complimentary bottle of wine in your room to enjoy which comes from the nearby growing region of Paonia. A hot and cold beverage area with a variety of drink options is also available in the kitchen, along with warm cookies.
6. Explore. There are many nooks and special places in the Redstone Castle. Explore and find the one that suits you. Favorite places include the Billiards Room for a game of pool, Lover’s Lane or the gazebo for a short stroll, the courtyard near the iron dragon fountain and the Library for a cozy spot to read or daydream.
7. Dinner out. The Redstone Castle does not serve dinner, but a delicious meal is nearby. The Redstone Inn is a go-to favorite with an alpine pub atmosphere and an extensive menu. Another option is SlowGroovin, just up the road in Marble, known for their mouthwatering barbeque. You might be surprised to learn this quaint mountain town supplied the flawless marble stone used for some of our nation’s most famous monuments—the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in WashingtonD.C.
8. Breakfast in. The morning meal is served on the sunny loggia overlooking the grounds. You can look forward to some variation of fresh fruit and yogurt parfait, French toast, freshly baked scones, egg souffle or Denver omelet, along with coffee, tea or juice.
9. Plug in or not. Many guests choose to disconnect during their stay, though Wi-Fi is available throughout the Castle. Not all rooms have televisions. If you want to stay in a room that does not have a TV, you can always catch up on shows or the game in the Billiards Room, the only public TV in the Castle.
10. Cool breeze. The Redstone Castle was built before the days of air-conditioning. However, the thick stone walls keep the interior cool all summer long, while ample, well-placed windows can be opened to let in the mountain breezes. Now that you know what to expect, plan to book your stay at the Redstone Castle today.