Haunted Colorado inns for sale!


















                                                          .....Including B&B's, Hotels, & Inns....

                               .....as well as historic &creepy castles, and mysterious old mansions!



                            The above historic photo is of the Richthofen Castle in Denver - put on the market in March of 2012.
                       Photo from: www.realtor.com/blogs/2012/03/27/red-baron-richthofen-castle-denver-colorado-lists-photos/
                                                 




                                      .....Whether or not the furnishings are included in the sale of these inns is negotiable.
                                                     One thing is for certain, though.....   These inns DO include the ghosts!

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                   The historic & haunted Richthofen Castle in Denver is for sale!


                                                                                                   March 2012




























                





                                                              7020 E 12th Ave., Denver, CO 80220

                                                                                          $3,750,000

                                                        Built by "The Uncle of the Red Baron in 1887!"





Property Details from Realtor.com:

A National Landmark and a Local Treasure:


The Castle was completed in 1887 by the uncle & godfather of the WWI flying ace & most celebrated fighter pilot of all time - The Red Baron. Baron
Walter Von Richthofen was from Prussia and modeled the castle after his ancestral home. He purchased 320 acres which he named "Montclair" &
had plans to develop this land into a health & recreational resort. The "Molkery" was part of this plan. It is located two blocks west of the castle &
serves as the Montclair Civic Building today. In addition, a large stone fountain was erected, and still stands, as a tribute to Baron Von Richthofen
at the intersection of Oneida Street and Oneida Place, just south of Richthofen Parkway.


He built the castle out of limestone from Castle Rock, CO. Some details to note are the coat of arms above the main entrance, on the tower, as well
as the sandstone bust of Frederick Barbarossa "Red Beard" on the northeast corner of the home. The grand Porte-cochere & stone tower are two
defining architectural details of this intriguing property. This is the only true "Castle" in Denver, yet it lives like a home. 14,000 square feet of fine
handcrafted detail including amazing woodwork, leaded glass & hand-tooled leather wallpaper. 35 total rooms including: drawing room, library,
music alcove, servant's quarters, butler's pantry, billiards room, "Red Baron" bar, 8 bedrooms & 7 bathrooms. The property is gated and private.
The wrap-around terrace and courtyard are perfect for social gatherings. Two million dollars was spent in 1910 by E.B Hendrie to convert the
second story of the front facade from a crenelated parapet fortress to a modified tudor. The architects were Maurice Biscoe & Jules Jacques
Benedict, two of Denver's most respected & well-known architects. This property has an incredible history & provenance
. This is truly a once-in-a-
lifetime opportunity to own what the National Register calls, "The Most Remarkable Residence in Denver."





































































































































































































































































All of the above gorgeous photos are from:  
www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-811-4376717/7020-e-12th-avenue-denver-co-
80220/photos






Beds        8 bed         
Baths        7 bath
House Size        14938 sq ft         
Lot Size        1.05 Acres
Price        $3,750,000        
Price/sqft        $251
Property Type:  Single Family Home
Year Built        1887
Neighborhood        DSE Denver Southeast        
Style        Tudor
Stories        2        
Garage        3


Property Features:     

Status: Active
County: Denver
Area: DSE Denver Southeast
Subdivision: DSE Denver Southeast
Approximately 1.05 acre(s)
5 total full bath(s)
2 total half bath(s)
2 stories
Hill/mountain view
Type: Detached Single Family
Family room
Master Bedroom is 32x18
Living room is 61x17
Dining room is 25x21
Kitchen is 20x25
Den is 18x17
5 fireplaces
3 car garage(s)
Lot features: Lot is 45900 SqFt
Lot size is between 1 and 2 acres
School District: Denver 1
Elementary School: Montclair
Jr. High School: Hill
High School: George Washington
Dining room
Den
Laundry room
Master Bedroom
Parking features: Detached, Off Street
MainFloorBathroom

Fireplace Features     In the Dining Room, In the Living Room
Heating Features        Steam, Gas
Exterior Construction        Slab, Rock
Roofing        Spanish Tile
Interior Features        Master Bedroom on Upper Level, Study/Den Room on Main Level, Laundry on Main Level, Family Room on Main Level,
Partial Basement, Partially Finished Basement, Balcony, Burglar Alarm, Cable Available, Covered Patio, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Eating Space
Kitchen, Intercom, Master Bathroom, Master Suite, Patio, Refrigerator, Security Entrance, Smoke Alarm, Stove/Range/Oven, Sun Room, Utility
Shed, Walk-In Closets, Washer, Wet Bar, Wood Floors, Above Grade SqFt: 11200, Basement SqFt: 3738, Finished SqFt: 13200, Floor MainTotal
SqFt: 5600, Floor Upper Total SqFt: 5600
Exterior Features        Fence, Garden Area, Sprinkler
MLS ID        1070966

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www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-811-4376717/7020-e-12th-avenue-denver-co-80220

Realtor: Casey Miller
Fuller Sotheby's International Realty
3033 E 1st Avenue
Suite 500
Denver, CO, 80206
Phone: +1 720.201.2755Phone: +1 303.893.3200

Bedrooms: 8
Full Baths: 7
Interior: 14,938Sq Ft.
1,387.786Sq m.
Exterior:   1.05 Acres / 4,249.199Sq m.
Property Type:  Single Family Home

PropertyID: 4376717
MLS ID: 1070966


From:  
www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/7020-E-12th-Ave_Denver_CO_80220_M11429-00802



From: www.realtor.com/blogs/2012/03/27/red-baron-richthofen-castle-denver-colorado-lists-photos:

"If you’d have told me that there was a medieval-like castle, complete with gargoyles, spires and other gothic treasures, located in Denver, CO, I
would have thought that the altitude had gone straight to your brain. But shame on me for not knowing that that’s exactly where Baron Walter Von
Richthofen, the uncle and godfather of the legendary WWI fighter pilot known as the ‘Red Baron’, decided to build his towering stone manor in
1887. Referred to as ‘The Richthofen Castle’, the national landmark has now hit the market and can be had for $3.75 million - a pretty modest price
tag all things considered.

Fashioned in Prussian design, in a nod to Richthofen’s ancestral home, by architects Maurice Bixco and Jules Jacques Benedict, the property was
constructed using limestone imported locally from Castle Rock, CO. An exquisite Porte-cochere and looming stone tower give the castle a striking
appearance that is further enhanced by way of carved stone grotesque found along various parts of the façade. Inside, The Richthofen Castle’s
14,000-square-feet of living space is filled with a wealth of hand-carved woodwork, leaded glass and hand-tooled leather wallpaper. The castle
offers some 35 rooms total, with eight bedrooms and seven baths, and includes amenities such as a drawing room, library, music alcove, servant’s
quarters, “Red Baron” bar, billiards room and much, much more."

The listing is presented by Casey Miller of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty.


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                                                                       Hauntings of Richthofen Castle


Yes, the Richthofen Castle is indeed haunted; according to the booklet, "Denver's Richthofen Castle" by O.J. Seiden (1980, Stonehenge Books/
Enkidu Press).


O.J. Seiden was a previous resident of the castle. In this book, he mentions friendly spirits in the old castle.He and his family experienced many
unexplainable events in that house. They always heard footsteps on the 2nd floor-- when there was no one there. Their dogs refused to go up on
the second floor for a day or two after the sound of footsteps was heard. Items also vanished and were not where they had put them. Then the
object would end up in very unlikely places, sometimes days or weeks later. There is also a spirit in the tower. The Seiden family noticed coming
home one night that there was a light on up in the tower. But there is no electricity or lights up there. Then they thought that someone had gone up
there. But-- there were absolutely NO footprints in the snow! They went up there- and no one was there.











































                                                                From time to time you can find this excellent booklet on E-Bay.







~~~Also, in the book: "Alienation of Affection" by Robert Hardaway: (From Amazon.com:)  Based on the true story of the sensational 1911 murder
at Denver's Richthofen Castle. On trial for murdering her husband, Gertrude Patterson, who the newspapers called "The Most Beautiful Woman in
America," was fighting for her life. The district attorney called her a vile vampire who used her beauty to enslave and destroy.For the good people
of Denver, the trial was to reveal that justice, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. This fascinating and true story that electrified the nation
includes acts of obsession, betrayal, murder, and even the fateful voyage of the Titantic.








































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                                               The haunted and historic Hotel St. Cloud in Canon City is (was) for sale!
                  
                                       ....but....for some reason, it was (temporarily?) taken off the market in March 2012.





































Basic Information for 631 Main Street, Canon City, CO 81212
MLS #39651:


Price: $250, 000

M L S #: 39651

Property Type: Commercial and Industrial Status: Active Sq. Ft.: 24, 000

Year built: 1888


"HISTORIC ST CLOUD HOTEL IS UP FOR SALE. THREE STORE FRONTS ON MAIN;FOUR FLOORS WITH 35 ROOMS, SOME WITH FULL
KITCHENS, LOCATED IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN AND LISTED ON THE HISTORIC REGISTRY AND FULLY OPERATIONAL, FEATURES THE
ONLY FUNCTIONING WORM DRIVE ELEVATOR WEST OF THE ROCKIES. THIS SPLENDID HISTORIC BUILDING HAS UPDATED ELECTRICAL
AND PLUMBING. - BRING YOUR IMAGINATION TO THE TABLE ON THIS ONE, OWNER WILLING TO CARRY WITH QUALIFIED BUYER AND 100K
DOWN."


Features for 631 Main Street, Canon City, CO 81212, MLS #39651:


Cooling System: Evaporative Heating System: Steam
New Construction: Brick/Block Num
Parking Spaces: 0
Water: City Water, Sewer Connection

Other Features for 631 Main Street, Canon City, CO 81212,
MLS #39651:

Access: Paved Road Alley: TrueCurb/gutter: True

Features: Restrooms, Living Space Available

Location: Corner

Lot Dimesnion: 66X120

Sale Includes: Building & Land, Inventory

Type Of Business: Retail, Office, Business Service, Professional Service, Food Service, Hotel/Motel, Commercial.

Presenting Broker: Carolyn Reeves

Agent Name: Carolyn Reeves

Office Name: Reeves Real Estate Office

Address: 200 South 5th Street, Canon City, CO 81212

Direct Phone: 719-275-2181
Mobile: N/A
Fax Number: 719-275-0824
Office Phone: 719-275-2181 Metrobrokers real estate services Metro Brokers, Inc.


www.metrobrokersonline.com/homes/CO/Canon_City/81212/631_Main_Street/850528/index.html


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                                                            The Bross Hotel
                                                                                            
                                                                       
 Paonia


                                                                      For Sale!

                                              Active listing as of January 6th, 2012































                                                                      Above photo taken by HauntedColorado.net



































                               The lovely and historic Bross Hotel in winter.  The above winter scene photo is from: www.paonia-inn.com


          
                                     




Built in 1906, The Bross Hotel was meticulously restored in 1997 to its Victorian charm. The 3-story brick building features 10 guest rooms, each
with private bath. Wood floors, stairs and other details are original, and exposed brick walls warm up many rooms. A sitting room is available for
guests, as well as a large conference room with two half baths. A 24-seat dining room with lovely marble sideboard shows off the charm of this
building. Rooms are wired for phone and cable, and guests (and owners!) can relax in the private hot tub. The Hotel is an approved member of
'Distinctive Inns of Colorado (bed&breakfastinns.org) and 'Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers' of Colorado (innsofcolorado.com).

Built in 1906 by Deputy Sheriff W.T. Bross, it sits on a corner lot in a residential neighborhood, within walking distance of Paonia's restaurants,
music, and events.  Paonia is the largest town in the North Fork Valley, on Colorado's Western Slope. Known for fruit- growing and vineyards,
Paonia is a lovely small town surrounded by mountains, canyons and mesas. It is close to the West Elk Wilderness, the Grand Mesa National
Forest, and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.


Adorned with period antiques, the Bross Hotel retains the ambiance of the early 20th century while offering the best of 21st century conveniences.

The Bross Hotel is a graceful frontier hotel noted for its hospitality.  It is triple-brick construction with bay windows on three levels.  The large front
porch and balcony welcome guests to sit and visit.

After total renovation in the 1990's, the hotel opened up as a Bed and Breakfast in 1997.  It has 10 guest rooms with private baths, owner’s
quarters with private bath, living room, dining room, plus a conference room with two half baths.   The innkeeper’s job is made easier with a
commercial kitchen that offers the opportunity to expand operations as a restaurant,  a central vacuum system, and laundry facilities.  

Turn of the twentieth century ambiance is created by the period antiques used throughout the building, the original wood floors, window frames,
and stairs.  Exposed brick walls provide a warm feeling that is enhanced in cold weather by gas-fired hot water baseboard heating.  Rooms are
wired for phone and cable TV.  WiFi is accessible throughout the building.

The hotel has three stories plus basement and contains 6,689 square feet.  It sits on a .304 acre corner lot that includes paved, adjoining off-street
parking.  Perennial gardens, decks, patio and private hot tub beckon guests outdoors.  

This turnkey business is located in the heart of wine country, near national forests and parks, and on the West Elk Scenic Byway. It is just one
block from Paonia’s downtown.  Guests can walk to restaurants and entertainment.


Listed for $800,000

www.bbonline.com/forsale/brosshotelbb/?type=state&refstate=co



Financial Information:
Asking Price: $800,000
Occupancy Rate: 38.5 for 2008
Revenue/Year: $162,000 for 2008
Average Daily Rate: $113


Property Information:
Number of Guest Rooms: 10
Number of Guest Room Baths: 10


Property Address:
312 Onarga Avenue, Paonia, CO PO Box 85


Property Status:
Currently is a B&B
Owners' Quarters: Yes
Year Built: 1906
Year of last renovation: 1997
Years run as B&B: 12
Square Footage: 6,689
Acreage: 0.30

Restaurant: No
Has commercial kitchen. Restaurant is an option.

Natl. Register of Historic Places: No
Could be listed


Realtor Contact Information:
Bernadette or Dan Stech
Paonia Realty
39675 Panorama Rd.
Paonia, CO 81482
Email - dan@paoniarealty.com  -or-   bernadette@paoniarealty.com


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Basic Information for 312 Onarga Avenue, Paonia, CO 81428, MLS #611295:

Price:          $800, 000                 

M L S #:       611295
Property Type:  Commercial and Industrial                 
Status:        Active
Sq. Ft.:        6, 689                 
Lot Size:     13068
Acres:         0.3                 
Year Built:  1906
Units:         10         

Listing Brokerage Information:
Listing Brokerage:   Paonia Realty
Listing Agent:         Bernadette Stech


More Features for 312 Onarga Avenue, Paonia, CO 81428, MLS #611295:

Cooling System:         Evaporative Cooler                 Dock:         No
Fencing:         Privacy                 Floor Covering:         Concrete, Vinyl, Wood, Carpet
Heating Fuel:         Natural Gas                 Roof Type:         Composition
Tax Amount:         $2.00                 Tax Year:         2007



Other Features for 312 Onarga Avenue, Paonia, CO 81428, MLS #611295:

Books Available:         Yes                 Building Construction:         Brick
Building Use:         Lodging                 Current Business:         Bed & Breakfast
Description Of Business:         Bed & Breakfast                 Dom Water:         Domestic Water Installed
Electric Supplier:         DMEA                 Existing Utilities:         Sanitary Sewer, Water, Gas, Electric
Finished Sqft:         6689                 Fixtures Included:         Yes
Gas Supplier:         Source Gas                 Inclusions:         Inventory, Furniture, Fixtures, Trade Name, Phone #, Customer Data
Inventory Included:         Yes                 Lease Included:         No
Lot Dimension Source:         survey                 Lot Dimension:         Irregular
Lot Size:         Less than 1/2                 Lower Sqft:         1500
Main Sqft:         1729                 Number Of Units:         10
Property Subtype:         Business Opp Available                 Railroad Siding:         No
Real Estate For Lease:         No                 Real Estate For Sale:         Yes
Sale Or Rent:         For Sale                 Sewer Supplier Or Septic:         Town of Paonia
Street Description Or Access:         County, City/Town, Paved                 Sub Structure:         Below-Grade Basement, Finished Basement, Stone
Water Supplier:         Town of Paonia         


Additional Information for 312 Onarga Avenue, Paonia, CO 81428, MLS #611295

Approximate Number Of Acres:         0.3                 Hoa Includes:         None
Price Per Sqft:         $119.6         


www.metrobrokersonline.com/homes/CO/Paonia/81428/312_Onarga_Avenue/264497/index.html




Bross Hotel Bed and Breakfast
312 Onarga Street
PO Box 85
Paonia, CO 81428
970-527-6776 ~ or ~ Fax: 970-527-7737
www.paonia-inn.com
brosshotel@paonia.com



www.hauntedcolorado.net/Paonia.html


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                                           Inn of Glen Haven

                                                                               Glen Haven (near Estes Park)










Inn of Glen Haven
PO Box 219
7468 County Road 43
Glen Haven, CO 80532
(970) 586-3897
www.innofglenhaven.com

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                                Haunted inns previously for sale:




                                                                                             Baldpate Inn

                                                                                                    Estes Park


































                                                 Above photo from the Baldpate Inn website







PO Box 700
4900 South Hwy. 7
Estes Park, CO 80517
970/586-6151
baldpatein@aol.com
www.baldpateinn.com


Only 2 owners since 1917!



Click HERE for hauntings of the Baldpate Inn!




The Baldpate Inn, located seven miles south of the town of Estes Park and next to Rocky Mountain National Park, is a classic mountain retreat.  

The Baldpate Inn is a historic Colorado landmark, offering bed and breakfast lodging and a specialty restaurant. This business opportunity is now
available for purchase for the first time in 20 years!

The Baldpate Inn, built in 1917, consists of a main lodge with 12 guest rooms and restaurant, 4 charming cabins which have been recently
renovated, a homestead residence, outbuildings for staff housing and storage, horse barn, and 12.86 acres of forested land with sweeping
mountain views.

Guests can enjoy complimentary refreshments by the handsome stone fireplace in the lobby, relax on the large sun deck, or view free videos on
the library VCR. But it might be difficult to stay inside once you experience the spectacular views from the inn's spacious porch and see the nature
trails beckoning.

Each of the early-20th-century-style rooms is unique, with handmade quilts on the beds. Several of the rooms are a bit small, and although most of
the lodge rooms share bathrooms (five bathrooms for nine units), each room does have its own sink.


Among our favorites are the Mae West Room (yes, she was a guest here), with a red claw-foot tub and wonderful views of the valley; and the
Pinetop Cabin, which has a whirlpool tub, canopy bed, and gas fireplace. In summer, an excellent soup-and-salad buffet is served for lunch and
dinner daily. Smoking is not permitted.


From Frommers.com
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Financial Information:
Asking Price: $2,950,000.00
Revenue/Year: Total 2003 gross income $472,390

Realtor website:
http://www.firstcoloradorealty.com/listings.html


Property Information:
Number of Guest Rooms: 16
Number of Guest Room Baths: 16
Property Address:
4900 Highway 7
Property Status:
Currently is a B&B
Owners' Quarters: No
Year Built: 1917
Years run as B&B: 85
Square Footage: 13,293
Acreage: 12.86
Restaurant: Yes
Natl. Register of Historic Places: Yes

Contact Information:
Jeff Konzak
First Colorado Realty, Inc./GMAC
P.O. Box 1229, 523 St. Vrain Lane
Estes Park, CO 80517
Email -
estesparkrealtor@aol.com
(800) 401-7750 - Toll Free #
(970) 586-3333 - Office #
(970) 231-1878 - Cell #
(970) 586-1665 - Fax #


The main lodge features bed and breakfast accommodations for Baldpate guests with an award-winning restaurant open to the public for lunch,
dinner, and special functions.

The main lodge, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, features the world's largest collection of keys from across the globe and a
historic photographic collection of presidents and celebrities.

The restaurant also hosts weddings, family reunions, and special functions for up to 100 persons.

The large acreage, zoned for accommodations, offers an opportunity for expansion of rental units.

The Baldpate Inn, with only two owners since 1917, presents a rare opportunity to acquire a charming, historic Inn with a strong history of gross
income and net cash flow!

ASKING: $2,950,000



Seven Keys to Baldpate is the mystery novel after which the Inn was named.  This intriquing mystery, written in 1913 by Earl Der Biggers, is certain
to find a treasured place in your library.




                                                       The History of the Inn and the Key Collection

The Baldpate Inn's beginnings originate with a newly married couple, Gordon and Ethel Mace and Gordon's two brothers, Charles and Stuart Mace.

In 1911, while visiting Estes Park on their honeymoon, the Mace's were so taken with the area's beauty that they decided to homestead the
property upon which the Baldpate now stands. Initially only a small cabin was built on the land and rhubarb was planted to fulfill the requirements of
the Homestead Act.

In order to supplement their income, the Mace family built several small tourist cabins which proved to be a huge success. To accommodate the
overwhelming demand for their hospitality, the family made plans to build an inn. With their homestead patent registered as complete on January
22, 1917, the couple officially opened the Baldpate that same year.

With financial resources being very limited, the Mace family used their talents with what natural resources were available and constructed the inn
from hand-hewn timber cut from the property. Massive stone fireplaces were built to provide warmth and hot water. The Baldpate was opened
boasting such amenities as hot running water, electric lights, and indoor plumbing!

The Inn was named after the mystery novel, Seven Keys to Baldpate by Earl Derr Biggers, who upon visiting the property stated that the inn was so
similar to the heretofore "imaginary" Baldpate Inn, that the Mace's hotel would become the "real" Baldpate Inn.

In the novel, each of seven visitors traveled to the closed-in-wintertime hotel, and thinks that he or she has the only key to the Inn. In keeping with
the story line of the novel, the Mace family gave each visitor to the Inn their very own key. This tradition continued until the outbreak of World War I,
when the price of metal became so expensive that the Owners were no longer able to give keys away.

The loyal guests who returned yearly were so disappointed that they began their own tradition of bringing a key back to the inn with them each
year. It is said that the competition between guests became so fierce to bring the best and most exotic each year that the Mace's decided to begin
a display of all the keys.

This was the beginning of the world's largest key collection.

The collection boasts over 20,000 keys including examples from the Pentagon, Westminster Abby, Mozart's wine cellar, and even Frankenstein's
castle to name a few!

Only the second family to own and operate The Baldpate Inn, the Smith family purchased the Inn in 1986. We again welcome Bed and Breakfast
guests back home to Baldpate.





                                   Pictures from the Baldpate Inn's key room  (from the Baldpate Inn website)



































                                      Seven Keys to Baldpate is the mystery novel after which the Inn was named.


































www.baldpateinn.com/history.asp


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      Onaledge
                                                                                  

                                                                                     
   Manitou Springs


                                                           Sold in April 2005

                                                       Located in the gorgeous historic Craftwood District


















































Bed and Breakfast at Historic Onaledge
336 El Paso Boulevard
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
719 685-4515 | 888 685-4515
www.onaledge.net
info@onaledge.net

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History Lives On


By Heather McDonnell, Gazette Enterprises


In recognition of Halloween, this week's cover home is Onaledge mansion, a 6,077-square-foot home and former bed-and-breakfast in Manitou
Springs that is rumored to have ghostly residents. In fact, the seller has been holding "haunted mansion" tours at the home in recent years,
offering locals the opportunity to search for spirits. Onaledge is listed by Rachel Buller of Manitou Springs Real Estate for $965,000. Whether or
not ghosts actually are present, Buller says the home is appealing in its own right.


"It's a well-crafted house," she says. "It's not only well-built, but it has interesting architectural details."The home was built in 1912 by Roland
Boutwell, a coppersmith who also built the neighboring Craftwood Inn, Buller says. Various copper accents throughout the home reflect his affinity
for the metal, including accents on lighting fixtures, ceiling beams and fireplace hoods. Built in the Arts and Crafts style, Onaledge features wood
wall paneling, beamed ceilings, hardwood floors and stone exterior walls, with wrought-iron fencing and rails gracing much of the 1-acre property.  


Stone steps and paths wander around the property as well, leading to a series of ledges in the back yard. One of those ledges is home to a
charming gazebo, where buyers can relax and enjoy the natural surroundings high on the hill.

There's also a pond and a fountain on the grounds. Inside, the 20-by-29 living room is a prime example of the home's overriding personality, with a
quarter-sawn oak floor, a beamed ceiling and two sets of double doors that open onto patios. A fireplace nook is tucked into one wall, providing a
focal point for the room. The gas fireplace offers warmth to those lounging on the nearby built-in benches, and copper accents decorate the
fireplace hood. Just beyond the fireplace, a smaller nook has built-in bookcases.


Just off the living room is a parlor, with a slightly pitched ceiling and molding to add emphasis to its lines. Double doors and old-fashioned lighting
fixtures add to the room's charm.Also off the living room is a 19-by-25 dining room that's plenty large enough for a table that seats 12 people. The
beamed ceiling's dark wood and the large stone fireplace at one end give the room an elegant personality, and a sitting area near the fireplace
offers guests a place to mingle.

Double doors lead to an enclosed patio area, and a leaded-glass display case provides a place for showing off impressive trinkets. A breakfast
room sits just off the dining room, where the family can enjoy more relaxed meals. Built-in shelves and a counter here provide additional storage.
This room has walk-out access to a redwood deck with a large hot tub.


Adjoining the breakfast room is the kitchen, which was remodeled five years ago. It features granite counter tops, maple cabinets and Viking
appliances, including a gas range with a grill. There's also a full bath on the main level. Buller points out that all of the home's bathrooms have '40s-
era fixtures, each room with a different style and color.

On the way upstairs, buyers can pause at the landing to sit on a bench seat and gaze out the window at the home's terraced back yard. The
second level features three bedrooms and an office. One bedroom maintains the period style of the home, and has a wood-burning fireplace with a
copper hood. A full bath sits across the hall. A second bedroom can be used as a master suite, with two large rooms and a picture window that
faces Pikes Peak. Both this room and the third bedroom on this level have private full baths.


A set of service stairs lead to the third floor, which the sellers use as a master bedroom. The room spans the entire third level, and has an
adjoining bath and a walk-in closet. The basement has lots of charm and features a family room, a full bath, a bedroom and a storage area. The 18-
by-20 family room has plenty of room for a pool table or other game tables, and a bar provides a place to serve up drinks. Just off the family room
is a large, unfinished storage area with a dirt floor and low ceilings.

A full bath connects to both the stairway and the home's fifth bedroom, the Carriage House. This room earned its name because of its location at
the end of the home's driveway. Earlier in its history, carriages would drive through a set of wrought-iron gates and into the Carriage House. They
could then leave through the other side for access to the rear of the home. Nowadays, the Carriage House is enclosed to create a long, 9-by-23
guest room for visitors. The room has stone walls and a sliding door to a covered patio.


Onaledge has an existing bed-and-breakfast permit for one room, plus a bed-and-breakfast liquor permit, so the property could generate extra
income for its buyers. The home also has central air conditioning, an electric security gate, a sprinkler system, an updated electrical system,
updated plumbing and two furnaces, one of which was replaced in 1999. For more information about this home, contact Rachel Buller of Manitou
Springs Real Estate at 685-0220.


http://www.manitousprings.com/onaledge/default.htm

http://www.manitousprings.com/onaledge/onapage2.htm

http://www.peakhomes.com/homeoftheweek.jsp?id=60


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                                                                   Last Dollar Inn

                                                                                              Cripple Creek
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Last Dollar Inn Bed & Breakfast
315 E. Carr Ave.
Cripple Creek, CO  80813
719-689-9113   
reservations@lastdollarinn.com
www.lastdollarinn.com
Innkeepers Chip & Kathy Gregg



Previous owners:  Rick & Janice Wood

E-Mail:
Packy578@concentric.net

Asking Price: Reduced to $825,000
Contact Name:  Don Wood, Broker Associate  
Contact Number:  1-800-748-2242
Contact E-mail:  don@timberlinerealtyinc.com


Description: Cripple Creek's Largest Traditional Bed & Breakfast. At only 1/2 block from the Gaming Area and Attractions, plus 6 offstreet parking
spaces, Guests are within walking distance of most activities. 1898 Brownstone was the first Colorado home of famous Astrologer "Linda Goodman"
author of "Love Signs". "Star Signs", "Sun Signs", and many other books. Six guest bedrooms with private attached baths, several common areas
including a separate TV room, Gift Shop, Parlor with wood burning stove and two Dinning areas. Fabulous Mountain views and City views.

Large Deck areas with Southern exposure, and several yard and garden areas. Rooms have King, Queen and Full sized beds, some with gas
fireplaces, and one with a two person Jacuzzi® in the bath. Private Innkeepers quarters are in the house but can be totally locked off from guest
areas for more privacy. Innkeepers area includes a large Kitchen, Living room, Office, basement storage. Private area has two bedrooms and full
baths including a 20x21 Master Bedroom suite. Mountain and City views from the Private deck and the Master bedroom along with the Living room.
Private yard area includes a hot-tub, garden
s, storage shed and dog pen. Large oversized two car garage with shop space and additional 5
parking spaces off back Alley.


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                                                     The Edwards House

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                                 The above two gorgeous photos are from the Edwards House Website:   www.edwardshouse.com





The Edwards House
402 West Mountain Avenue  
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Owner:  Greg Belcher  
www.edwardshouse.com


E-Mail: greg@edwardshouse.com

Asking Price: $2,400,000.00
Contact Name:  Greg Belcher  
Contact Number:  970-215-9191


Description: The property consists of two Victorian homes that were originally built in 1904 and 1907. Both have been totally restored to perfect
condition. The major restorations were in 1992 and 1996. All of the furnishings are included, with a few exceptions, and they too are in perfect
condition. The house has eight rooms and two conference/meeting rooms. Both properties have all new wiring and fixtures, plumbing and fixtures,
heating and air conditioning systems and both have also been totally restored structurally. Both houses have new 50 year roofs and are fully
insulated for thermal and sound protection.

Each house has a smoke detection system wired to the local fire department and hard wired emergency lighting systems. Every room in the facility
has private telephone service, cable TV and high speed cable wireless service, all provided to the guests at no charge. The business has been
open since 1993 and has enjoyed an excellent reputation with business and leisure customers alike. The property has a private, 8-space, paved
parking lot. The property is located in a residential neighborhood in one of the city's finest, old neighborhoods, on the west side of Historic
Downtown Fort Collins, Colorado and is only 4 blocks from shops, restaurants, theater and the campus of Colorado State University.  


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                                                The Hearthstone Inn

                                                                                        Colorado Springs


                      Update: SOLD  ~ ~  The business is no longer operating.


                                                    This is now a private home.   (Please do not disturb residents)







































This historic Inn property, located in downtown Colorado Springs, is comprised of two Victorian mansions. The Hearthstone Inn, as it was previously
known, featured 25 unique guest rooms, 23 private and 2 shared baths, dining room and full-service restaurant, and a conference center. The Inn
is conveniently located within comfortable walking distance of numerous stores, restaurants, parks, and museums. The building is approximately
15, 477 square feet; the land is approximately 22,067 square feet. Contact Lynn Lage or Ron Chernak.

Asking Price:  $2,095,000    
Down Payment:  $2,095,000   
Revenue: $0   
Adj. Profit:  $0   
Adj. Profit Type:  Seller's Discretionary Earnings   
Email: admin@fbb.com   
Phone: (800) 395-7653   
Fax: (719) 635-4988


506 North Cascade Avenue  

Old Website:
http://www.hearthstoneinn.com

E-Mail: lynn@fbb.com
Contact Name:  David Oxenhandler
Contact Number:  719-473-4413


This B&B is made up of two National Register of Historic Place homes that were renovated and opened in 1978. It is conveniently situated near
outdoor and cultural activities, as well as shopping and dining. On site, there is a full-service restaurant with a private fireplace dining room; the
menu includes such specialties as Lobster and Diver Scallop Quesadillas and Elk Loin. While the 25 guest rooms are decorated with authentic
Victorian furnishings, they also include modern amenities like telephones and high-speed Internet access.

The choicest of the accommodations have their own porches and working fireplaces. All but two have private baths. A hearty breakfast is served in
the dining room, and complimentary snacks and beverages are always available. The inn caters to small gatherings, from weddings to family
reunions to conferences of up to 50 in a meeting room featuring AV equipment and full restaurant service.

Description: THE HEARTHSTONE INN in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This delightful Victorian style inn was built in the late 1800s and is listed on
the National Register of Historic Places. Operating as a bed and breakfast since 1978, the facility has 25 unique guest rooms, a conference room,
dining room, and comes complete with antiques, décor, and artwork. The facility is a favorite for local and visitor weddings, showers, anniversaries,
honeymoons, family reunions, weekend retreats, conferences, business meeting, and training sessions. The full-service restaurant, on site, has a
full liquor license and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Revenue is $600,989 and the Adjusted Profit is $269,662. The Asking Price is to
be suggested by Purchaser.


www.innsofcolorado.org/inns-for-sale.htm




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                           Ghosts of the Hearthstone

The imposing 1885 Queen Anne house on Cascade Avenue, originally the home of the prominent Judson Bemis family, was combined with the
1900 boarding house to the north to create Hearthstone  Inn.  

The Bemis house, which had been converted into apartments in the 1930s, had to be gutted and remodeled before the bed-and-breakfast could
open in 1977.

Some of the original decoration, including a tile and cherry-wood fireplace, are intact. Besides the 1885-era antiques that are used throughout the
inn,  there are rockers on the veranda, and quilts made by the co-owner's great-great grandmother on display. The area's largest B&B, it has 23
guest rooms.

The inn has had many reports of strange happenings during the five years since Nancy and David Oxenhandler bought it.

The inn is made up of two houses that were connected by recent construction. The Bemis house was built in 1885 and was the childhood home of
Alice Bemis Taylor, a wealthy benefactor of Colorado Springs.
The house was converted later to apartments and finally an inn in the 1970’s.

Oxenhandler said he has been told by people who claim to be former Bemis house tenants that a killing and a questionable suicide took place
there.

The attached house, the Sumner house, was briefly used as a tuberculosis sanitorium. It houses several rooms and the inn’s dining area, Alice’s
Restaurant.

Oxenhandler said he will not confirm nor deny the presence of ghosts in the building. He said the inn is old. Its lights flicker. Its doors and floors
creak. It’s drafty. The old radiator makes clangy noises in the middle of the night.

Still, Oxenhandler said he has started to take notice of clains that ghosts haunt the inn. He has received many reports from people who did not
know each other about strange events in the inn.

Oddly, the reports are often the same. Radios and lights turn on and off, and radios switch stations.

About five people reported that the mirror in the Peak View room has floated off the wall and onto the floor.

Several guests reported seeing the ghost of Taylor walking up the front staircase.

In the East room, guests say there seems to be a cold, heavy presence.

Frequently, guests have been so frightened they asked to change rooms.

Employees have reported strange occurrences. A waiter had a glass break in his hand. Employees are often locked in or out of rooms. One
employee’s pen disappears frequently and shows up hooked in a lace curtain in the dining room.

“To me, the best scientific evidence is a pattern of evidence,” Oxenhandler said, “The 10th time you start to say, “That’s just too much of a
coincidence.”



Source:  Colorado Springs-Gazette, January 25th, 2004, “Ghost Story.”


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                                                    The Queen Anne Inn

                                                                                                  Denver




























147-51 Tremont Place
Denver, Colorado 80205

Tel. 303.296.6666
Tel. 800.432.4667 (USA/Canada)
Fax. 303.296-2151
E-Mail. travel@queenannebnb.com
om

www.queenannebnb.com


Offered at $1,500,000.00


Step back in time with a visit to the historic Victorian home of the Queen Anne Inn designed by one of Denver's best known architects, Frank
Edbrooke.

The inn's main historic Victorian was built for Edwin Pierce, Augusta Pierce Tabor's brother who was at that time secretary to Lieutenant Governor
Horace Tabor.  His was the second house on the bluff "way out east" of the South Platte River and Larimer St.  The historic section later to take the
name of Alfred Clements for whom it was platted in 1864. Only a two-square block area of the much larger original Clements project remains but
now borders downtown, just two blocks from Broadway, five from the Pedestrian Mall, five from the Capitol,  and the Brown Palace Hotel.  The inn
faces quiet Benedict Fountain Park.

Originally 10 quest rooms when the inn opened in 1897 in the Pierce-Tabor House, the Queen Anne was expanded into the adjacent DeWitt
Roberts' Victorian built in 1886, and has a total of 14 rooms, including four suites.  All rooms have private baths, period furnishings, chamber
music, fresh flowers, growing plants, writing desks, phones with modem-ready jacks.  Airport shuttles drop off guests and horse-drawn carriages
pick up guests at the front door for a romantic ride to downtown restaurants.

The Inn has many honors, including Top Ten B&Bs in the Nation; 12 Most Romantic; Best Places to Stay in the Rockies; Recommended Country
Inns - Rocky Mountains; Best of Denver.  It has 3-diamond / 3-star ratings from major auto clubs.

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Location:  Facing a quiet park, the inn's two story side-by-side Victorians (1879/1886) borders downtown on the East Side, thus makes an easy
walk to museums, restaurants, shops & business center. Because of the inn's downtown location and comfortable atmosphere, half the inn's guests
are business travelers and half are vacationers representing every state and 22 nations.

Among the inn's 36 honors:
Best 10 B&Bs in the nation
Ten most romantic
20 of the Best Inns in the Rockies
Best of Denver

www.bbonline.com


Number of Guest Rooms: 14
Number of Guest Room Baths: 14
Property Status:
Currently is a B&B
Owners' Quarters: No

Years run as B&B: 16
Restaurant: No
Natl. Register of Historic Places: No

Tom King - Previous Innkeeper


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                            Ghosts of the Queen Anne


Halloween is long past, but someone forgot to tell the ghosts at Denver's Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast Inn. Although father and sons innkeeping
trio - Tom, Chris and Dave King - insist they have yet to personally experience any ghostly visits, this luxurious, award-winning B&B reportedly has
had some intriguing encounters with friendly, but mischievous, spirits.

Built in 1879 for Edwin Pierce, the brother of Augusta Pierce Tabor, the first wife of wealthy Colorado silver magnate, H. A. W. Tabor, the inn
consists of two, side-by- side Victorians set amid a row of lovely old houses in the Downtown Clements Historic District.

The Kings, having heard whispered accounts of ghostly happenings, decided to invite two well-respected mediums, Ron Wills and Charles Cox,
from the Colorado Psychic Center, to check out the house and report their findings at a meeting of the Augusta Pierce Tabor Remembrance
Society, held annually at the inn.

According to Wills and Cox, the house is rife with fascinating spiritual energy. They found a substantial amount of positive activity in the Fountain
Room on the second floor, but said the strongest force originates from the third level hallway and Rooftop Room. Here, former residents Rob and
Janet Bendixon, who lived in the house for 15 years before it became an inn, often looked on in amazement as the ceiling light repeatedly turned
itself on and off in the wee hours of the morning.

This same phenomenon astonished recent guests staying in this chamber, as well. And the securely latched closet door continues to open on its
own when no one is watching, just as it did during the Bendixons' residency.

Linda Sheppard, a business executive and frequent guest, says she was awakened at 3 a.m. by heavy footsteps stomping past her room and down
the stairs from the third floor to the front door. At the same time, she heard a small child's voice call, "Daddy, daddy.'' The next morning, she
learned she had been the only guest on the third level the night before, and there had been no children staying at the inn.

Stomping sounds were a common occurrence during the middle of the night when the Bendixons lived in the house, according to Janet. In addition,
she clearly recalls seeing a woman with long hair tied back with a ribbon looking in at her through the bedroom window as she lay in bed in what is
now the Fountain Room.

She says she remembers it as a comforting apparition, one she felt could even have been her guardian angel. Another time, her young son saw a
figure dressed in a black coat and hat watching over his mother as she slept. The lad left briefly but returned out of concern for his mother, only to
find the image had vanished.

Tales of spirits inhabiting old houses always seem to captivate the imagination. And, when properties such as the Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast Inn
feature warm hospitality, outstanding breakfasts and the amenities of a fine hotel, who can blame an uninvited ghostly guest or two for wanting to
linger there?

Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast Inn, 2147 Tremont Place, Denver 80205, 296-6666. Rates are $75$175, per couple. Includes full breakfast and
afternoon refreshments.

Story by Doris Kennedy/ The Denver Post


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                                                  Redstone Castle
Redstone Castle
                                  
                                            
  Sold on March 19th, 2005 for $4 million at IRS Auction


                                                It is now open to the public for tours

























58 Redstone Blvd.
Redstone, CO

www.redstonecastle.us

www.redstoneinn.com


Auction:
Saturday, March 19, 2005
2:00 p.m.

Auction Location
The Glenwood Springs Community Center
100 Wulfsohn Road
Glenwood Springs, CO. 81601 980-384-6301

http://www.treas.gov/auctions/customs/redstone01.html

Directions to this Auction Site are: From Denver/Vail, Take 1-70 West to the West Glenwood Springs Exit #114. At Stop Sign, turn Left onto Midland
Avenue. Continie on Midland for approximately 1.5 Miles, and turn Right into the Community Center.

Registration
Saturday, March 19
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Property Preview
March 5, 6, 10, 11, 12,
14, 18 & 19
By Appointment Only.
*Note: A letter of credit must be sent to EG&G 7723 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, Virginia 20109, Attn: Jessica or faxed to 703-361-3671 Attn:
Jessica.

Deposit
$100,000 cashier's check
(made payable to EG&G Tech Srvcs Inc/ USCS)

Cashier's checks made payable to the bidder's name CANNOT be accepted

Furnishings & Antiques included with the castle parcel.


A Bidders Conference will be held March 11, 2005 at the Redstone Inn, Redstone, CO. at 7:00 p.m.

The properties will be offered individually like listed above and then in any grouping or choice that the bidders prefer.  The highest offer will then be
presented to the Government for their approval. Bidders wishing to bid on multiple properties should bring checks in increments. Checks must be
cashier's checks made payable to EG&G Tech Services Inc/USCS


Download: Bidder Registration - Coming Soon!
http://www.treas.gov/auctions/customs/redstone01.html


Formerly known as
Cleveholm Manor, built in 1897 on 72 acres,
15 Bedrooms, 11 Baths, Library, Maids Room, Nursery, Coachman Quarters,
Dormitory, Walk-in Vault, Game Room, Wine Cellar, Elevator,
Armory. Frontage along the Crystal River, and More!

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The properties will be offered individually like listed above and then in any grouping or choice that the bidders prefer.
The highest offer will then be presented to the Government for their approval. Bidders wishing to bid on multiple properties should bring checks in
increments. Checks must be cashier's checks made payable to EG&G Tech Services Inc/USCS

http://www.treas.gov/auctions/customs/realprop.html


Bidder's Conference to be held on March 11th at Redstone Inn
REDSTONE CASTLE
March 19, 2005
58 Redstone Boulevard
Redstone, Colorado 81662
15 Bedrooms & 11 Baths, 2,017 sq.ft. & 72 acres


Bidder's Conference to be held on March 11th at Redstone Inn
CARRIAGE HOUSE
March 19, 2005
58 Redstone Boulevard
Redstone, Colorado 81662
3 Bedrooms & 2.5 Baths, 5,000 sq.ft. & 36 acres


Bidder's Conference to be held on March 11th at Redstone Inn
STABLE COMPLEX
March 19, 2005
58 Redstone Boulevard
Redstone, Colorado 81662
Six Outbuildings and 42 acres


Bidder's Conference to be held on March 11th at Redstone Inn
VICTORIAN STYLE HOME
March 19, 2005
410 Redstone Boulevard
Redstone, Colorado 81662
2 Bedrooms & 3 Baths, 1,957 sq.ft. and
Total Site Area is 7,800 sq.ft.


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IRS Auctions Off Colorado Castle
Redstone Castle Seized During Fraud Investigation

POSTED: 6:56 am MST February 11, 2005
UPDATED: 7:11 am MST February 11, 2005



Have $20 million? You could be the owner of a Colorado castle.

This castle could be yours.....if you can afford it.

The historic Redstone Castle on the Western slope will be auctioned off next month in an online Internal Revenue Service auction to help recoup
losses in Colorado's largest-ever fraud recovery case.  

Bidders will need a check for $100,000 just to get into the March 19 auction.

The castle was built in 1897 and features 15 bedrooms, a library, maid's room, nursery, wine cellar, elevator and even a walk-in vault.

IRS spokesman John Harrison said it'll be the first IRS auction of its kind in Colorado.

The castle was built by steel and coal baron John Cleveland Osgood, and was later a hotel. The IRS seized the property in 2003 in connection with
an investment scam that provided money for the castle purchase.

Overall, the IRS hopes to recoup about half of the $56 million taken in the scam.

The castle is listed on both the state and national registers of historic places.

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NASCAR Vehicles Seized In $56 Million Fraud Case

Redstone Castle Part Of Alleged High-Yield Investment Scheme

March 16, 2004


DENVER -- Seven people -- three from Colorado --- are suspected of being involved in an international high-yield investment scheme that
defrauded more than 1,000 people of approximately $56 million, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Tuesday.

The Redstone Castle in Pitkin County, numerous NASCAR race vehicles in Denver and $17 million in cash were seized during the course of the 2-
and-a-half-year criminal investigation, the U.S. Attorney General said.

According to the indictment, the suspects allegedly told their victims that they would invest their money safely, promising rates of return from 2
percent to 400 percent. They sent investors fraudulent monthly statements which falsely reflected the earnings and growth of their invested funds
and then allegedly encouraged investors to make additional investments, defer disbursements, and refer new investors to the program, the
indictment said.

The group created corporate alter egos to carry out the alleged scheme and did business as the Reserve Foundation, Smitty's Investments,
Capital Holdings, Monarch Capital Holdings and Fast Track, operating from April 1999 to April 2003.

The suspects then used that money for personal expenses, to buy assets, pay off other investors and to pay monthly commissions to other people
who recruited more investors to the fraudulent program, authorities said.

"This was a gigantic and complex fraud," said Colorado Securities Commissioner Fred Joseph. "Its only purpose was to separate investors from
their money."

Investigators said there are 200 Colorado victims who invested between $5,000 and $500,000 each. Some of these Colorado residents took
second mortgages and cashed in their IRAs to contribute, 7NEWS reported.

Some of the investors money was used to buy the Redstone Castle for $6.5 million, which was seized by the Internal Revenue Service last March.
During the course of the investigation, agents seized assets worth $24 million, including 60 bank accounts, eight NASCAR race cars, one race
truck and several other race-related vehicles.

Facing 57 counts are Norman Eugene Schmidt, 68, of Denver; Jannice McLain Schmidt, 66, of Denver; Charles Franklin Lewis, 68, of Littleton;
George Beros, 36, of Shaker Heights, Ohio; George Alan Weed, 68, of Benton, Ill.; Michael Duane Smith, 40, of Colbert, Wash.; and Peter Moss,
62, of London. Moss was indicted but was the only suspect not arrested on Tuesday. He awaits extradition to Colorado.

The suspects face 20 years in federal prison and several million dollars in fines.

"Fraudulent high yield investment or prime bank schemes continue to ensare thousands of victims each year," said U.S. Attorney John Suthers.
"Potential investors should remember the fundamental rule of investing, 'If it sounds too good to be true, it is.'"

The Redstone Castle, built in 1903, is a 42-room Tudor-style mansion listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places and is part of
the Redstone National Historic District. The interior of the castle and its furnishings, 75 percent of which are original, were crafted exclusively for
John C. Osgood, who formed the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company and was one of the richest men in America at the turn of the 20th century. It is
located 45 minutes from Aspen.


Additional Resource:
Read Indictment from U.S. Attorney's Office
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/money/2926175/detail.html


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                                      Richthofen Castle
                                                                                                  
                                                                                 
Denver
















































































                                                                 The above pictures are from:  www.priddys.com/castle.htm



                                                                

7020 E 12TH AVE
DENVER, CO  80220
MLS ID#: 957271
$3,000,000
7 Bed, 7 Bath
13,200 Sq. Ft.

This listing is brokered by:  RICHTHOFEN REALTY
Office: (303) 359-6926

www.realtor.com

Area: DENVER SOUTHEAST
Subdivision: RICHTHOFEN PARK
County: DENV

Rocky Mountain News (CO)
October 4, 1998 Section: Home Front Edition: Final Page Number: 7F




                                                                AN AMAZING OLD HAUNT.........
                                            RICHTHOFEN'S STORIED CASTLE IS UP FOR SALE


Lori Tobias - Rocky Mountain News Staff Writer


The story, as Esther Priddy tells it, takes place in 1911.

A couple is walking past the grounds of the sprawling Richt-hofen Castle when suddenly, the wife shoots her husband. He dies on the front lawn.
She claims self-defense and is acquitted.

Two years later, she books passage on the Titanic - and goes down with the ship.

Another tale surrounding Denver's storied castle is that the sculpture of Barbarossa, which watches over the outside corner of the west wing,
sometimes grows restless. Legend has it that Barbarossa is not dead, but lies in a mountain cave waiting to return to unite the people of Germany.

A third tale has has Baron von Richthofen - uncle of the famed World War I flying ace - walking the castle halls.

But no, says Priddy, there are no ghosts in the castle.

And who knows how the tale of Barbarossa grew. Even the murder story may prove tough to substantiate, but what fun would a castle be if it
weren't for the stories that go with it?

And soon, there will be more stories and new castle-dwellers to pass them along. The Richthofen Castle in Montclair - nearly 15,000 square feet
with 35 rooms, including six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a pub and a pool room - is for sale.

Baron von Richthofen, who is said to have made his fortune in mining, built the hand-hewn limestone castle in 1877 for his Denver-born wife,
Louise Ferguson. Ferguson, however, refused to move in until the baron spruced up the grounds.

While the couple kept temporary residence in the Brown Palace, the baron brought in native birds, canaries, deer, antelope and trees from Bear
and Turkey creeks.

He built a moat and a tunnel to his stables. The baron even planned a spa with water piped down from Idaho Springs. But in 1898 at the age of 48,
the baron died before he could realize his dreams.

His wife remained at the castle until 1903, when she sold it for $40,000.

Over the years, there have been proposals to make it a country club, a women's dormitory and a psychiatric hospital. In 1980, the Junior
Symphony Guild made it over for the Designer Showhome. But two years later, vandals did $35,000 damage to the castle.

In 1984, the house went on the market for $545,000. Esther and Jerry Priddy, owners of Estate Auctions, bought it.

Ironically, they already owned much of the castle's original furnishings. In 1976, the Priddys had conducted an estate sale at the castle after the
death of John Thams Jr., who owned it in 1937-46.

``We saved a lot of it,'' says Jerry Priddy, ``always hoping we would get a big house . . . never figuring we'd get the castle. It was fate. It was meant
to be.''

By the time the Priddys bought it, however, the castle was in sad shape.

``The only thing in perfect condition (when we bought it) were the floors,'' says Esther. ``Everything else was a disaster.''

The Priddys put in a new boiler and furnace, and updated the electrical system and water heaters.

``There were so many things, little things,'' says Jerry. ``The doors wouldn't shut, the latches were gone. The fence out front, part of it was gone.
The gates were half-down . . . it took a lot of money to bring it back.''

Once they did, however, the castle became home (or second home) to three generations of Priddys: Esther and Jerry, four children and eight
grandchildren.

``It's just an incredible place,'' says Jeri Lynn Koundourakis, who was 26 when her parents bought the castle. ``We had some of the greatest
Halloween parties anyone could throw. There were decorations in every room . . . when you walked up to the gate, the party began. Santa was
there every year . . . and we had lots of Easter egg hunts.''

And now, 14 years later, the Priddys say the castle's grown too big for them.

The original parquet floors are still in intact. So is the gold and silver inlaid leather wallpaper and the woodwork. The marble fountain, almost as
large as the library inside, remains in the east courtyard. The leaded glass windows and doors are original, as is the bronze chandelier, once gas
and since electrified, that hangs over the dining room table.

``It was a happy day when we bought it,'' says Jerry. ``It will be a sad day when we sell it. I always felt it was really something to have. I used to go
home at night and sit in my recliner and wonder what he (Baron von Richthofen) used to think. He sat in that same room. You were in another
world, you really were.''

Empty, the Priddys are asking $2.7 million for the castle; furnished, $4.2 million.

Either way, the stories are free.

The details:
What: Richthofen Castle
Where: Montclair
Size: Nearly 15,000 square feet
Rooms: 35, including 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms

Of note: Original leaded glass windows and doors, leather wallpaper with silver and gold inlay, parquet floors, secret passages and hidden doors.

Richthofen castle was built by the uncle and Godfather of the famed World War I flying ace - Baron Manfred von Richthofen (a.k.a. The Red Baron).
The castle was designed after the von Richthofen castle in Germany and was completed around 1887.
I understand the castle is now up for sale.


For more information, contact:

Ron Bouldin
Remax Southeast
Direct: (303) 773-6629
Mobile: (303) 521-8267

or

Steve Koundourakis
Richthofen Realty
(303) 771-7353
(303) 771-2927

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From:  www.dupontcastle.com/castles/richthof.htm

We only live a few blocks from the castle and recently saw an advertisement for sale - $3,000,000 - in the basement it has the Red Baron Pub - a
complete replica of a WWI pub with manikins in real uniforms from soldiers, nurses, etc.... pretty cool.

Later, I received E-Mail that said:

I grew up a few blocks from Richthofen Castle, and spent most of my childhood convinced it was inhabited by vampires. I found your website while
telling a friend about the castle, and was disappointed that you didn't have more information about one of the most interesting castles in the United
States.

Richthofen Castle was built by Baron Walter von Richthofen, the uncle and godfather of the famed "Red Baron." Richthofen Castle was begun in
1883 and completed in 1887, and modeled on the original Richthofen Castle in Germany. It is located in Montclair, a Denver neighborhood, which
Baron von Richthofen promoted as "a fount of health and prosperity, and as a model community with enlightened planning and sophisticated
architecture. Located immediately around the Castle are the Baron's mistress' house and his sanitarium/dairy.

In 1910 it was extensively remodeled by Edwin Hendrie who had purchased it to be his home, and his "modernization" destroyed some of the castle
aesthetic, but much remains. J.J.B. Benedict designed the south wing in 1924. The 35-room castle features an oak-panelled entry hall, hand-tooled
leather walls, and parquet-floored music room that seats 150. The gatehouse to the east has been converted to a separate residence. At this
website, you can find various outside view of the Castle before and after it's remodeling. http://memory.loc.
gov/ammem/award97/codhtml/hawpSubjects286.html .

Most interestingly, in 1911, Richthofen Castle was the site of one of the most sensational murders in Denver history, of Charles Patterson by his
wife, Gertrude. Charles Patterson was shot twice in the back by his wife Gertrude, who claimed self-defense, that he had beaten her. More about
this can be found here: http://www.dvmen.org/dv-141.htm Recently, a law professor at Denver University, Robert Hardaway, wrote an account of
the case in his book, entitled "Alienation of Affection".

Richthofen Castle is located at 7020 E. 12th Ave. Denver, CO. I read somewhere that it was occasionally open to the public, but I remember there
being an extremely sturdy fence and guard dogs, as well as "No Trespassing" signs, so I tend to doubt the veracity of that report. Since it is now
located inside the city, it is possible to get glipses of it driving past, but the fence and vegetation can obscure the view.

Later, I received E-Mail that said:

I saw an advertisement for Richthofen Castle for sale for $3 million. I didn't know it was in Denver, but was very interesting in seeing it after I
discovered it existed so close to where I live. I used your website to establish the address and I ventured over today to take some pictures. I'm not
finished, but I put a few pictures up on a website. I'll add more later. Here's the website address. Maybe you can include it on you Castle Finder
website for the Richthofen Castle. http://www.geocities.com/vonfromm/ENTER-schloss-von-richthofen.html

There is what seems to be a full scale version of the WWI flying Ace, Baron von Richthofen's, Fokker DR-1 Tri-plane, in German Red complete with
Iron Cross markings, sitting in the front yard (got two nice pictures of that with the castle in the background). The castle grounds are walled and
entry barred by gates, stone walls, fenced hedges, and in some places barbed wire. Pictures in winter make it look ominous - definitely German!


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                                                     Stoiberhof Mansion

                                                                                                  Denver



The Edward G. Stoiber house

Cheesman Park

According to P.314 of Phil Goodstein's book: The Ghosts of Denver: Capitol Hill- this glorious old mansion is rumored to be haunted!


1022 HUMBOLDT ST
DENVER, CO  80218
MLS ID#: 144651
For sale for $3,700,000
9 Bed, 9 Bath
21,513 Sq. Ft.

www.realtor.com

Single Family Property, Area: DENVER SOUTHEAST, Subdivision: HUMBOLDT ISLAND\,CHEESMAN, County: DENV, Year built: 1907, Greenbelt
view, Detached home, Remodeled home, Traditional style, Tri-level, 3 car Garage, Swimming pool, Basement, Fireplace(s), Dining room, Den

This listing is brokered by:   KENTWOOD CITY PROPERTIES LLC
Office: (303) 820-2489

Take a virtual tour :
http://media.homestore.com/H63DCGWG.htm?_MLSNAME=denver&_MLSID=144651&poe=realtor

Single Family Property
Area: DENVER SOUTHEAST
Subdivision: HUMBOLDT ISLAND\,CHEESMAN                                                        

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                                        Cheyenne Cañon Inn Bed and Breakfast

                                                                                          Colorado Springs





















2030 W. Cheyenne Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

800-633-0625
Email us:
info@cheyennecanoninn.com
Website: www.cheyennecanoninn.com


E-mail from the innkeeper:

Yes, the Inn is reportedly haunted - there have been guests' that have reported to us some odd activity. I did actually experience something funny -
we have a great room down stairs here - there are sconces all the way around the room - I had turned them off, went up stairs to turn the others off
- came back down, and every other sconce was turned back on.......



Built in 1921, the Inn was a fixture among the Colorado Spring's elite. If you look closely, you can still see where the gaming tables were bolted to
the fine hardwood floors.


Source: The Cheyenne Canyon Inn website.



Property Description Remarks:

BED AND BREAKFAST IN HISTORIC BUILDING *** LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION ***
12 BEDROOMS, 11 BATHS, MEETING ROOM, HOT TUB ROOM, VIEWS AND SERENITY TEN MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN. ACCESS MULTIPLE
TRAILS FOR HIKING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, PICNICS ALONG CREEKS AND WATERFALL.

Colorado Springs, CO 80906

$1,890,000.00
MLS #: 525161  
Status: Active  
YearBuilt: 1921
Offered For: Sale   
Lease Rate: $0   
Tax:    
Prop Type: Mixed Use   
Sq Ft Total:    
Bldg Total Avail:    
Stories: 2   
Acres: 0.5762   
Lot Sq Ft: 25,100   
Zone: R-1-6000  

Salesman Name: Kevin M. Cooke  
Salesman Email: guruv1@adelphia.net  

Office Name: Partners Real Estate Company  
Office Phone: (719)578-8289  
















                                                                                             
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