Once A Utopia Always A Paradise

At the turn of the century, coal baron John Cleveland Osgood built a utopian village for his workers and a grand manor house for himself along Colorado's Crystal River, 50 miles from Aspen. Today, the Victorian chalets that housed married employees are boutiques and vacation houses. The Swiss-style clubhouse, built for single coking-oven workers and visiting dignitaries, is the 35-room Redstone Inn. Redstone itself, long a favorite of summer hikers and fishermen, is also an uncrowded fall and winter paradise for visitors who want to view autumn color or cross-country ski.

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