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HISTORY

It was in the late 1800s when Redstone was first settled by one of the famous robber barons, John Cleveland Osgood, who expanded his coal mining empire with a somewhat utopian project of “industrial paternalism.” He built what is now the Redstone Inn and 84 cottages to house his employees and their families plus the opulent 42-room Cleveholm Manor, or “Redstone Castle,” for himself. Osgood’s experiment failed when the mines closed in 1909, and an attempt by his widow to turn the buildings into a resort collapsed during the Depression. Redstone has slowly risen from the ashes and defied the fate of having lapsed into another Colorado ghost town. Still, the old coke ovens along Highway 133 are vivid reminders of the region’s past resource-extraction history where coal, marble, slate, silver, lead, zinc and uranium were mined.

PRESENT DAY

Facts:  population: 130; elevation 7,203 feet; land area: 0.44 square mile

Known as the “Ruby of the Rockies,” Redstone today is an established community of artisans, a small year-round population, several second-home owners and an historic district lined with galleries, a general store, restaurants, and lodging. It attracts tourists, outdoor enthusiasts and photographers. It’s no wonder. The town and, indeed, the entire Crystal River Valley, is replete with endless mountain scenery, towering red cliffs, clear river waters, natural hot springs, and pristine wilderness. It offers an abundance of diversions in the summer, fall and winter: fly-fishing, hiking, cycling, kayaking, camping, horseback riding, cross-country skiing/snowshoeing, and more. Wildflowers abound in summer and the fall brings an unparalleled autumn display of color. Mother Nature is at her best throughout the area.

Close to Redstone, at an elevation of 7,992 feet, lies the town of Marble, another mountain gem with a population of 131 residents. It is home to the famous Yule Marble Quarry that produces a premium quality of marble reputed to rival the best of Italian stone. Fact: the marble from the Yule Quarry was used for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., among many other famous memorials and buildings.

Further along County Road 3, five miles past Marble, lies Crystal City, essentially a ghost town, save for a few summer residents, and the site of the most picturesque Crystal Mill. Built in 1883, the mill was used to provide power to the town in its silver mining days. For decades it has been the subject of many a photographer’s and artist’s keen eye. 

The spectacular Crystal River Valley, considered to be one of Colorado’s top attractions, extends from the Town of Carbondale, with Mount Sopris rising above it, to Redstone and on to Marble and Crystal City. It is a part of the West Elk Loop Scenic Byway for good reason.

 

 

New Redstone

15184 Highway 133 Redstone, CO

$2,600,000 €2,208,755

Residential, Single Family

  • 8 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 8,000 SqFt
  • 11 Acres

Crystal River Compound. An unprecedented parcel of land with the ability to develop three homes on almost eleven acres with total privacy. Over 1000 feet of Crystal River frontage. It is rare to own both sides of the river and compelling to have...

606 Dorais Way Redstone, CO

$1,595,000 €1,354,986

Residential, Single Family

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,665 SqFt
  •  

This unique and private riverfront custom home is in a spectacular location with unsurpassed views of Mt. Sopris,the Crystal River, and Three Sisters Waterfall.The setting is enhanced by professional landscaping, rock walls, flagstone walkways, a ...

14418 Highway 133 Redstone, CO

$1,495,000 €1,270,034

Residential, Single Family

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bath
  • 3,759 SqFt
  • Acres

Yellowstone on the Crystal! Hot Springs Ranch is a private, gated property in the heart of the Crystal River Valley, boasting natural hot springs, awe inspiring views, world class fly-fishing, and resident herds of elk and Bighorn Sheep. Nearly 9 ...

467 Redstone Boulevard Redstone, CO

$695,000 €590,417

Residential, Residential Income

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3,588 SqFt
  • 1 Acres

This popular turn-key restaurant and bar caters to both locals and tourists. The property includes trade fixtures, furnishings, and generous living quarters. This location is perfect on the riverside of the Boulevard in historic Redstone with nice...

400 Crystal Park Drive Redstone, CO

$625,000 €530,951

Residential, Single Family

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3,044 SqFt
  •  

Want to live in ''serenity''? Take in the views from this home surrounded by the mountains, red rocks, aspen trees and wildflowers. Easy drive to Carbondale or Marble from this popular Crystal River Park subdivision. Listen to the Crystal River...

385 Redstone Boulevard Redstone, CO

$597,500 €507,589

Residential, Single Family

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,430 SqFt
  •  

This well-kept multi-use property in mid-town Redstone offers a new owner many options for the future. Two nicely furnished residential units have been rented on a nightly basis while the office space is currently leased providing steady income. ...

122 Chair Mountain Drive Redstone, CO

$575,000 €488,475

Residential, Single Family

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,846 SqFt
  •  

Discover why Redstone is nicknamed the ''Ruby of the Rockies'' as you entrench yourself in the benefits of a mountain lifestyle. Let the enrichment of life begin as you explore the area and take advantage of the cultural and recreational outlets a...

254 Redstone Boulevard Redstone, CO

$558,000 €474,033

Residential, Single Family

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,746 SqFt
  •  

This newly constructed home has been designed to fit right in with the historical village charm of Redstone. Once you step through the antique arbor you are welcomed by wonderful mature landscaping, stone walking paths and incredible flower garden...

PENDING

635 Redstone Boulevard Redstone, CO

$499,000 €423,911

Residential, Single Family

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bath
  • 1,631 SqFt
  •  

One of Redstone's classic two-story, log fishing cottages is available for a new owner. With an open floor plan, custom stone fireplace, two car garage, outbuildings and three generous riverfront lots, numerous options are available. Nicely landsc...

Tbd Dorais Way Redstone, CO

$375,000 €318,570

Vacant Land

  • 95,832 SqFt
  • 2.22 Acres

ROCKY MOUNTAIN TREASURELocated on 476 feet of prime Crystal River frontage near Redstone, Colorado, is this 2.22 acre property. With views of Mt. Sopris and the spectacular towering Redstone cliffs the lot is only 2 miles north of downtown Redsto...

15569 Highway 133 Redstone, CO

$369,000 €313,473

Residential, Single Family

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bath
  • 850 SqFt
  • 4.8 Acres

Well cared for and unique 2 bedroom, 1 bath home on 4.8 acres in the Crystal Valley is in pristine condition and ready to move in. Perfect for year round residence, weekend get away or vacation rental. Enjoy expansive views and the seasonal 3 Sist...

PENDING

1676 Bull Mountain Road Redstone, CO

$289,000 €245,512

Residential, Single Family

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bath
  • 1,505 SqFt
  • 36½ Acres

This incredible mountain cabin is located 20 minutes south of Redstone, and has been tastefully designed and offers all the comforts of home. From the open floor plan, full-size kitchen with center island, inviting reading area tucked in by the wo...

Tbd Chair Mountain Drive Redstone, CO

$220,000 €186,895

Vacant Land

  • 21,780 SqFt
  •  

Dream homes are built on land. This is prime land. Two adjoining lots for sale in the Crystal River Park subdivision sit directly next to open space. Envision placing the windows on your home so they frame the views of Chair Mountain, Redstone Cas...

Tbd Redstone Boulevard Redstone, CO

$185,000 €157,161

Vacant Land

  • 14,374 SqFt
  •  

Redstone Blvd on the River! Great riverfront lot on the Blvd. Walk to the downtown restaurants and shops or sit by the river and enjoy the views and the sound of the water. Great spot to build your getaway place or a full time residence! No tap ...

Tbd Ruby Mountain Drive Redstone, CO

$169,000 €143,569

Vacant Land

  • 32,207 SqFt
  •  

Incredible opportunity to own a private building site at the top of Crystal River Park with spectacular views of Chair Mountain, Hawk Peak, the Redstone Castle, Mt. Sopris and the Crystal River below. The $10,000 water tap fee has been paid, and t...

 

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