Carbondale area and our beloved Mount Sopris

Carbondale area and our beloved Mount Sopris

THINGS TO KNOW

We cannot wait for you to experience our mountain home if you have not been here yet! Pictured left is Mount Sopris (12,966’) which towers over the town we live in, Carbondale. Attending a mountain wedding does require careful planning and forethought.

REDSTONE, POP. 130

Redstone is nestled in the Crystal River Valley which is a 20-minute drive from Carbondale. There are many fun things to do and see in Redstone but there are no gas stations, grocery stores or cell service. Redstone Inn does have wifi which you can use for wifi calling etc.; otherwise, we hope you will enjoy a little tech detox. Look to Carbondale for grocery stores, gas stations etc. The General Store in Redstone has a limited selection of food items (and ice cream!).

ALTITUDE SICKNESS

It can happen to anybody regardless of age or fitness—but especially those coming from sea level. Pro Tips:

  • hydrate or diedrate (our climate is DRY. Aim to drink MUCH more than you normally would at home)

  • ascend slowly***

  • descend in elevation if you start to feel nauseous, dizzy or get a headache

  • buy a canister of portable oxygen if you start to feel sick (found at many convenience stores along i70)

***For those coming from sea level, consider taking a night to acclimate in the mile-high city (aka Denver) before making the drive over i-70’s passes, one of which reaches 11, 991’! Alternatively, consider flying into Grand Junction, Eagle or Aspen Airports.

MOUNTAIN WEATHER

Our ceremony & reception will be outdoors in a valley which tends to get cool at night. Additionally, weather is temperamental in this region. As Coloradans commonly say, ‘if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes’. This poem sums it up!

"Whether the weather be fine,

Whether the weather be not,

Whether the weather be cold,

Whether the weather be hot,

Whatever the weather,

We'll weather it together,

Whether we like it or not."

~ Anonymous

GETTING TO REDSTONE

  • Denver International Airport: 3.5 hour drive (cheapest option)

  • Aspen/Pitkin County Airport: 50 minute drive

  • Eagle County Regional Airport: 1 hour drive

  • Grand Junction Regional Airport: 2 hour drive

THINGS TO DO

Hot Springs: Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs (plush) OR Penny Hot Springs (public hippie dip on the Crystal River)

Rafting in Glenwood Springs

Shopping: Art Galleries and Boutiques in Carbondale, Antiques in Redstone

Horseback riding across from Redstone Inn

Taylor Creek Outfitters in Basalt (40 mins away) or Logan Bowen, Casey’s brother and fly fishing guide extraordinaire, has offered to take a 2-3 people out.

Redstone Hiking Options: Redstone Trail (very easy, 2 miles, trailhead behind Redstone Inn tennis courts) | Purham Creek Trail (moderate, exposed so best to do in morning or evening to avoid heat) | East Creek Trail (very difficult) | Avalanche Creek Trail (moderate)

Carbondale Hiking: Red Hill (moderate trail, great view of Carbondale, popular)

Marble Hiking: Yule Creek Trail (difficult)

OUR FAVORITE PLACES TO EAT

For Breakfast/Brunch: Silo or Village Smithy in Carbondale

For Lunch/Dinner: Silo, Senor Taco Show, Allegria, Phat Thai, Fat Belly Burgers in Carbondale