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Bishop Castle

Highway 165, San Isabel National Forest, Westcliffe, CO 81069
+1 719-485-3040
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Amazing Side trip

Bishop's Castle is a little ways off the beaten path but well worth the side trip!! Getting off the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keith_Shellie
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Cascade, Montana
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Amazing Architecture

Truly a visual treat for your eyes. Bishops Castle is a work in progress and truly a sight to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lindaleefeatherlyemt
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Minong, Wisconsin
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Highway 165, San Isabel National Forest, Westcliffe, CO 81069
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bishop's Castle is a little ways off the beaten path but well worth the side trip!! Getting off the interstate and traveling through the San Isabel National forest is truly a beautiful drive. Out of nowhere the Castle appears... it utterly amazing especially when you...More

Thank Keith_Shellie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly a visual treat for your eyes. Bishops Castle is a work in progress and truly a sight to behold.

Thank lindaleefeatherlyemt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just happened to be driving on Highway 165 and discovered the Castle. Amazed that we had never heard of it before. I did not actually climb the steps to go in but it was just amazing to look at all the steps, beautiful windows,...More

2  Thank soc5mom1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to find words to describe something so beautifully made. The story of the builder is amazing and only adds to the the charm of this place. My husband and I went to the top of each staircase and took amazing pictures. I can't...More

Thank kaychris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bishops Castle is clearly one of the most unique places you will see in Colorado. You park on the side of the road and walk into the property. Construction continues and you will generally see something new on almost every visit. More adventurous folks can...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Bishop Castle is a popular spot and a very interesting place to visit for adults and children. It looks like a building from a Harry Potter movie, very eccentric just like the man who constructed it over 40 years ago, you won't be disappointed.

Thank ttalley98
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A must see! Incredible construction and features designed and built by one man. Scary at the very top.

Thank duchessofalbuquerque
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We were at San Isabel Lake and happened to see Bishop Castle on the map and decided to trek up the road to it. WOW, what this one man has created is truly amazing! The only thing I am disappointed about with this visit is...More

Thank Brandy S
Reviewed 11 May 2017

It's out of the way but really worth a visit. Jim Bishop has been working on this place for over 40 years and I've watched it grow for 30. Unbelievable that one man could do all that in one lifetime. Alert: if Jim is there...More

Thank cdrbs
Reviewed 27 April 2017

WOW....such a unique and special place. Can't put into words, what an amazing place this is. The work and life put into this castle is truly astonishing.

Thank Ginny H
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Eva D
Hi. I'll be staying in Denver, with no car. Is there some type of transportation from Denver to the Castle?
17 June 2017|
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Response from Marine-0311-Grunt | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but no. A rental car would be the best way.
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wenrich2011
Are well behaved dog welcome?
27 May 2017|
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Response from Marine-0311-Grunt | Reviewed this property |
If it were my dog I would not take it into the castle. Some of the upper floors are wood with holes a paw could get caught in and the steps going up are just wide enough for 1 person. Not a good place for our 4 legged... More
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Ebiechuie2Ebiechuie2
Is there some kind of restroom?
5 September 2016|
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Response from Marine-0311-Grunt | Reviewed this property |
Yup go before u go 😎
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