Wetmore, Colorado: Bishop Castle

One man's massive-obsessive labor of medieval fantasy construction. May it never end.

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Bishop Castle. Bishop Castle

The drive there is beautiful. A winding road through the mountains. Plenty sightings of long horn sheep and other wildlife. The castle itself is a classic work of art topped with a fire breathing dragon. It makes you appreciate one man's love and dedication that went into this place. The stained glass windows are awesome. The trip there is very mind expanding and one with nature.

[jessi, 09/07/2008]
Jim Bishop. Bishop Castle

This is an incredible structure. However, the builder, Jim Bishop was working and he went off on several screaming episodes against almost everything and was cursing loudly. I do not believe that this was appropriate behavior and we left at once.

[Jim Ambuehl, 08/28/2008]

Castle building is said to be hard work, and can make the solo builder irritable at times. But it's your vacation, and perhaps best to move on to entertainment which suits you!

Winter Welding Progresses at Bishop Castle

Jim Bishop, our favorite one-man castle builder, is hard at work, despite frosty Colorado temperatures. According to the official Bishop Castle web site (www.BishopCastle.org), Jim has entered a frenzied welding fugue state, finishing hand railings the length of the front buttress stairway, leading straight up from the courtyard.

... [02/21/2001] Complete News Story

Latest Party At Bishop Castle Elicits Fewer Complaints

The all-night raves and concerts that neighbors of Bishop Castle say have plagued their remote Custer County homes are not living up to their raucous reputations.

... [08/02/1998] Complete News Story

Bishop Castle

Address:
12705 CO-165, Wetmore, CO
Directions:
I-25, turn west at highway 165 going northeast through Colorado City and Rye approximately 27 miles to Bishop Castle. In San Isabel National Forest near Lake Isabel.
Hours:
Daylight hours. (Call to verify)
Phone:
719-485-3040
RA Rates:
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