Miramont Castle Museum, Manitou Springs

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Initially built in 1895 as a residence for Father Jean Baptist Francolon, Miramont Castle Museum represents an architectural delight with styles ranging from Byzantine to Tudor. Today, tour the museum's 42 rooms decorated in Victorian-era fashion as well as lush, manicured gardens. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for ghosts--many claim the attraction is haunted by apparitions. Just ask the staff about some of the house's unexplained incidents! Plan to visit Miramont Castle Museum during your Manitou Springs vacation using our convenient Manitou Springs trip planner.
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  • What a completely unexpected place in Manitou Springs. It's huge, expanded over time, and has a ton of interesting architectural features, like the 16 sided room and the unusual fireplace and bay... 
    What a completely unexpected place in Manitou Springs. It's huge, expanded over time, and has a ton of interesting architectural features, like the 16 sided room and the unusual fireplace and bay...  more »
  • A most impressive “castle” with a unique history. We thoroughly enjoyed our self guided tour. This is a tribute to this most unique castle built by a son for his mother into the mountainside... 
    A most impressive “castle” with a unique history. We thoroughly enjoyed our self guided tour. This is a tribute to this most unique castle built by a son for his mother into the mountainside...  more »
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  • What a hidden gem. The outside gardens are quaint, hobbit like. I even encountered a deer that ignored my presence as I sat enjoying the cool breeze. The family enjoyed the historical offerings in the rooms and various artifacts from the past. We will definitely bring our visitors to enjoy the castle and its surroundings.
  • Had a lovely tea experience! Usually we find one element of the food we do not like, but we enjoyed everything. The tea sandwiches, in particular, were perfectly balanced between flavors with not one flavor overpowering the other. The Boulder Blues tea was delicious and paired well with the first two courses. The ambiance was peaceful and intimate, and Daniel was a very gracious host. Miramont Castle tea is a refined experience we recommend to everyone.

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