Quality Inn & Suites On The River
2650 Gilstrap Court
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone: (970) 945-5995
Fax: (970) 945-4579
Arts & Museums
Located in the east wing of the historic Glenwood Springs Railroad Station, built by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in 1904; the Glenwood Railroad Museum's highlights include a large scale model railroad featuring Rio Grande steam and diesel-powered trains, gallery of historic, regional railroad pictures, collection of memorabilia and artifacts from the seven railroads that have served the Roaring Fork Valley, 7.5" gauge live steam locomotive, Rio Grande rail motorcar, railroad semaphore signals removed from Glenwood Canyon, o-gauge toy trains and telegraphs.
Preserving the rich history of Glenwood is the Frontier Historical Museum that collects and cares for local, ancient artifacts and objects of historic significance. It wonderfully preserves exhibits of local importance. There is also an on-site museum store that displays books and toys amongst others. Credit cards are not accepted at the society.
This three-level gallery couples as a working studio for owner and sculptor, Don Huntsman. Locals are always stopping by to check out Huntsman's latest work in progress and to discuss his collection. While most of Aspen's galleries represent the latest trends in art, this gallery keeps to the typical mountain motifs. So you will find landscape, wildlife and sporting paintings, as well as American Impression. The works of more than 40 artists adorn the walls and are perfect for both the beginning and established collector. The gallery is located outside Aspen, but is a must-visit for art lovers. Check out the website or call the venue for more information.
Given the fact that this art gallery is remotely located in the Castle Creek Valley in an old log cabin that is across the street from the Ashcroft Ghost town, underscores its one-of-a-kind feel. Built in 1948, it has become world renown for earthy, handcrafted art. The gallery houses one of the finest collections of Zapotec rugs in North America. There are also ceramic sculptures, pottery, marble jewelry, custom carved doors and handcrafted wood furniture. Many of the items can be custom-made. Just the drive alone through the stunning Castle Creek valley is worth the visit.