TOUR UPDATE: THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL AND SIGN UP SHEETS ARE INACTIVE. THIS INCLUDES THE WAITLIST AS WELL.
Check in at 6:00 p.m and tours begin at 6:30pm
First Congregational Church at 101 Pawnee Avenue, Manitou Springs (just up the hill from the former Stagecoach Inn at the traffic light.) Please wear closed-toe shoes.
This spectacular home was built by William A. Davis on the slope of Iron Mountain in Manitou Springs. He and his brother planned Manitou Terrace, a large housing development that never materialized, of which the castle was to be the model home. The castle itself was built from 1890-1892, of Manitou red sandstone in a graceful design with a tower on the northeast and a swell front on the north.
John Chapman did the stone work, and Sam Yarnell did the wood work. Both men invested in the surrounding land of the proposed elite development. The house was completed at a cost of approximately $10,000 ($316,000 today). The original tract of land contained about 80 acres and included the summit of Iron Mountain. The house was built to attract attention to the Davis brothers’ subdivision, but no lots were sold. W. A. Davis lived in the castle a while, but there were long periods of time when the castle stood vacant. It was believed by many to have been haunted from the beginning.
The castle was leased in 1908 by Alice Crawford Snow, who was an actress, spiritualist, and medium. Seances were held in the castle a couple of times a week, and reportedly they would have tables and chairs moving all over the place, and all sorts of sounds could be heard coming from different places. The haunts add to the glamour and curiosity of the stone castle and Red Mountain, and there are spectacular views of all of Manitou Springs, the Garden of the Gods, bright sunlight, and gorgeous sunrises.
HPA Coordinator: Cathy Mundy
Redstone Castle Tour Guide: Dan Stuart, Castle Owner
Dan has owned the Redstone Castle for approximately 12 years, and he has lived in Manitou Springs since 1979. He is a former mayor of Manitou Springs and is the current president of the AdAmAn Club. We will tour the castle in groups of 15-20.
Directions: Take Manitou Avenue west to the stoplight at Pawnee Avenue. Turn left, then make another turn left just before the First Congregational Church at 103 Pawnee Ave. Turn right into the church parking lot. We will check in and carpool from the parking lot up to the castle.
Disabled Access: yes, 1st floor only
Bathrooms: yes; not handicapped accessible
RESERVE HERE – IMPORTANT: ONE NAME ONLY PER RESERVATION ENTRY. TO ADD ANOTHER PERSON (e.g. a spouse or friend), CLICK +ADD GUEST AND AN ADDITIONAL RESERVATION BOX WILL APPEAR.