National and State Register

Redstone Inn

Pitkin County

The inn originally functioned as part of the model community built by John C. Osgood for the workers associated with his nearby coke producing and coal mining operations.

Redstone Inn in 1979.

Redstone Inn in 1979.

The 2½-story wood frame building was constructed in 1902 for the primary purpose of housing bachelor miners in somewhat elegant surroundings.  A large square clock tower, which incorporates a red sandstone base; extensive cross-timbering; and a steeply pitched pyramidal roof, rising a full story above the apex of the building’s roof are among the distinctive architectural details.  The property is associated with the Mining Industry in Colorado Multiple Property Submission.