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‘Jewel of Redstone’ featured in Rocky Mountain PBS documentary Jan. 3

Kyle Mills
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
The recently restored Redstone Castle.
Chelsea Self / Post Independent

The recently revitalized Redstone Castle, originally known as the Cleveholm Manor, will be featured on Rocky Mountain PBS’s Colorado Experience this Thursday.

After years of sitting idle and deteriorating, Steve and April Carver, owners of the Hotel Denver in Glenwood Springs, brought the manor back to its former glory.

“They were at the castle for three days shooting,” Redstone Castle co-owner Steve Carver said.

“They got some great footage of before and after, setting up cameras in about six different rooms. They interviewed probably six different people related to the castle.”

The documentary focuses on saving the castle from demolition at various points in history.

Interviews included local historian Darrell Munsell and local retired attorney Peter Martin.

“Those two were instrumental in suing the Internal Revenue Service and making them put the conservation easement on the property and protect it in 2005,” Carver added.

After years of ownership turmoil and a clouded future, the castle reopened to the public this year after the Carvers spent several years restoring it.

“Renovating the extraordinary Redstone Castle has been an exciting adventure and an opportunity to revitalize this celebrated jewel of Colorado,” Steve Carver said.

The Carvers are now running the castle as a boutique hotel with 10 guest suites. They also are offering historic tours and booking the space for special events.

“We’ve had over 800 tours since the middle of October,” April Carver said.

Added Steve, “Pete and Jennifer, our onsite managers, are doing a great job taking care of the place. They are making guests feel comfortable and welcome.”

The 23,000-square-foot residence was built by Redstone founder and industrialist John C. Osgood, who lived and entertained family and friends there until his death in 1926.

RMPBS will take viewers on a trip through the extravagant halls of the castle and introduce the creator who forged an empire atop the remote and rugged Rocky Mountains.

“It’s a very quality product. We had a preview of it up at the castle on Dec. 10,” Steve said. “We had about 80 people from Redstone, Denver and PBS. The documentary was well-received.”

The episode featuring the castle will air at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on Channel 6, as part of the Colorado Experience program of RMPBS.

“We are encouraging people to record it. It seems like it’s one of those things where every time you watch it you pick up something new,” Carver added.

For more information about the Redstone Castle, visit http://www.ther​ed​stonecastle.com

kmills@postindependent.com


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