Aspen History: In the Crystal River Valley |

Aspen History: In the Crystal River Valley

One 5x7" glass negative of the Redstone Inn. A horse and buggy and standing in front of the Inn.
John Bowman

“Osgood to reopen Redstone Inn for summer tourists,” announced the Aspen Democrat-Times on May 3, 1912. “Redstone Inn, the famous hostelry erected at Redstone by J.C. Osgood, is to be reopened and will afford a stopover point for the autoists who travel that way this summer. The inn is known far and wide as one of the coziest nooks in the Rocky Mountains. The fishing in Crystal River is par excellence now and each summer sees hundreds of easterners going there in quest of the speckled beauties. Although practically abandoned by workers, Redstone is still one of the best-kept villages in the state. Contracts have just been let by Osgood for a complete renovation of his holdings and a large crew of men will begin the work at once. The automobile boulevard from Carbondale to Redstone, built by Osgood, is one of the finest pieces of roadway in the state, and it is to be made still better by improvements this spring.” This image shows the Redstone Inn in the early 1900s.

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