Osgood Castle - Redstone Castle

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Folks say the ghost of the owner, John C. Osgood, still lingers on the property. Also lingering is the smell of his ghostly cigar smoke, which is how the caretaker detected the ghost’s presence when no one else was on the property.

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Saw Hill Rd.
Redstone, CO
United States

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39.17157849918156, -107.24057681481935
Pitkin County, Colorado
Nearest Towns:
Redstone, CO (0.6 mi.)
Marble, CO (7.4 mi.)
Carbondale, CO (16.0 mi.)
Snowmass Village, CO (16.5 mi.)
Catherine, CO (16.9 mi.)
El Jebel, CO (17.4 mi.)
Basalt, CO (17.6 mi.)
Cattle Creek, CO (19.8 mi.)
Woody Creek, CO (20.2 mi.)
Aspen, CO (22.7 mi.)


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  1. charles osgood  |  

    we all like our cigars, that is “THE OSGOODS” . I like a little fine port and a fine Cuban but a very good Honduran will suffice .

  2. I saw a female ghost at Redstone Castle approx. 12 years ago. It was the first and only time I’ve seen a ghost! I was on a business trip on the western slope the 7-10 days before Thanksgiving. It was cold and there was snow on the ground. After making several business stops around the area, Pagosa Springs, etc… I decided to spend the night at the Redstone Inn/Castle since I had an appointment w/ a small business in Redtone the following day. The Inn was practically deserted and I got a room on a floor all to myself, according to the receptionist. At the time, I thought, ‘Cool, I get the whole floor to myself!’ After dinner, I took a history book I had brought along and settled down next to the main fireplace and read for over 2 hours. I was really enjoying the ambiance of the Inn/Castle. That evening, I went to bed and fell sound asleep. At approximately 4am (guessing at the time), I awoke suddenly feeling there was a presence in my room. I looked ahead and saw a woman, dressed in a long skirt with a long sleeve shirt tucked in (1800’s period clothing) standing in the doorway between the room and bathroom. Her hair was in a bun. She was watching me. I sensed that she meant no harm and was benign; she just wanted me to know of her presence. Regardless, I was scared shitless! I pulled the covers over my head and remained frozen in fear until approx. 7am when the sun rose! ha, ha. It’s funny now but it wasn’t at the time. When I checked out, I told the front desk/check-out clerk of my experience. She said others have reported ghosts but not a woman.

    • No question in my mind a woman ghost is there! I was in Redstone with my kids and mother in 1994. We stayed on (I think the third floor). In the middle of the night I felt a woman’s hair wipe across my face. It was odd because I was dead asleep and somehow knew it was a woman’s hair. I also somehow knew it was red hair. It was terrifying since no one else was awake – it was so bizarre that I was so sure that I knew what it was that awakened me. I’ve never forgotten it and always have known that a woman ghost lives in the Osgood castle in Redstone.

    • My husband and I spent a night in the Redstone Castle in May of 1997. In the middle of the night, about 3:00 am, I awoke from a nightmare and was lying awake processing when, suddenly, a newspaper that was sitting on the bottom of the bed flew across the room and landed on the floor on my husband’s side of the bed. Neither of us had kicked the newspaper. I had been lying perfectly still. I thought my husband was asleep, but he had also been lying awake and witnessed the flying newspaper. It terrified us. We waited restlessly for the sub to come up, then we got up and packed. We went downstairs and ate breakfast and spent some time in the library. We felt the eerie presence of someone there, so we left the castle quickly. The castle is historic and beautiful, but I’m not sure we will have the nerve to stay there again.

  3. Catherine Montgomery  |  

    I gave tours at Cleveholm the summer before I started college in 1970. It was in the dining room that I most felt a presence. I lived on the 3rd floor of the Inn and it actually was in the room next door to my best friend’s and my room the Paranormal Activity TV show found to. E “active”.

  4. This is about 2002 if I remember correctly. I smelled the smoke in the hallway adjoining the master bedrooms in the Castle and I was touched up one arm and down the other and had my hair tugged a bit ( I had a really long, braided pony tail at the time) in Lady B’s sitting room. The tour guide tried to blow it off in front of the other guests but at the end of the tour she told us some of her experiences. All of my pictures there turned out normally but Hotel Colorado is another story.

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