Those with an interest in Victorian culture will love a visit to the Miramont Castle Museum. You can tour the 42 rooms of the castle, enjoy an afternoon tea service, shop in the gift shop, and stroll through the Victorian gardens. The castle is reportedly haunted and the hosts of your tour will be happy to share their stories with you including the mysterious footsteps that are often heard in the house, the switching on and off of lights without assistance, and the voices that are often heard throughout the mansion.
One of the highlights of visiting the Miromont is enjoying the afternoon Victorian Tea. Served in The Queens Parlour Tea Room, visitors can enjoy a lunch complete with soups, sandwiches, and delectable desserts. The cost of High Tea is $25.00 and the Light Victorian Tea is $15. The mansion needs 72-hour advance notice for tea patrons. Tea service features home-made scones, Victorian sandwiches, desserts, and accompaniments, as well as delicious tea.
After enjoying your tea service, head to the Castle gardens. The beauty of the Rock Mountains rises beyond the castle, so you have beauty in the distance and beauty right under your feet. Miramont welcomes feedback concerning the garden area, so if you have scientific or aesthetic advice, they are happy to speak with you about your suggestions. The garden is filled with colorful flowers that bloom in the spring and summer, and the blooming begins early than in other gardens in the area. The garden is a popular destination for summer weddings.
Guests of the Miramont park in the upper lot, formerly the site of the Montcalme Sanatorium. This was a facility run by the Sisters of Mercy for those who were stricken with tuberculosis. On the back corner of the lot was a TB hut. While the Sisters no doubt treated patients as best they could, the presence of the sanatorium may explain the presence of ghosts on the grounds of Miramont.
The gift shop at Miramont features a variety of items visitors will love to take with them after their visit. There are Victorian dishes, information about local history, a large collection of Victorian Christmas ornaments, cards and artwork, china dolls, books, vintage and hard to find candy, and vintage plush animals. Kids and adult visitors will love a trip through the gift shop.
The Miramont is a popular destination for those hosting events in the Manitou Springs area. The mansion plays host to private tea parties, weddings, meetings, and special events and parties. If you would like to learn more about the history of the Miramont Castle Museum, their website features a variety of information concerning the origins of the castle and how to became what it is today. While touring the museum, your hosts will be happy to answer any questions you may have and share additional information concerning the museum and the surrounding area. For an elegant Victorian experience that will leave you feeling fancy, consider reserving a spot at the Miramont Victorian tea service.