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Who doesn’t want to see what it’s like to live like a royal? What’s the simplest way to feel like a king or queen for a day? Of course, book a vacation in the best International Castle Hotels!
Whether you’re looking for a lodge suite that will make you feel like a reigning royal or want to experience what it’s like to ebook a whole property for you and your family. We’ve compiled a list of the best castle-stimulated motels and lodges in the United States.
Norumbega Inn, Camden, Maine
The Norumbega Inn, built-in 1886 as a private residence, overlooks Camden’s Penobscot Bay. It was converted into a bed-and-breakfast in 1984. Enjoy the history of this Maine castle and the reconstructed decks and WiFi that came as part of the renovation.
Biltmore, Asheville, North Carolina
Despite his preference for the country over the city, George Vanderbilt despised the spartan lifestyle. That is why he constructed the Biltmore, designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt. It had 250 rooms, a banquet hall with a 70-foot ceiling, an indoor pool, a bowling alley, and a 10,000-volume library. All artwork was by Pierre Auguste Renoir and John Singer Sargent after completion in 1895. While the 35 rooms in the main house are not available for rent, guests can stay in a historic farmhouse that was once a gardener’s cottage.
Thornewood Castle, Lakewood, Washington
Thornewood Castle has been guarding its small Washington state property for over a century. Thus, its English roots date back more than 500 years. Chester Thorne purchased a 400-year-old Elizabethan English mansion in England for his friend Anna. Three ships brought the stately pieces to northwest Washington after scraping and reassembling them under the direction of architect Kirtland Kelsey Cutter. The Sunken Garden, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and John Charles Olmstead over 100 years ago, is an ideal complement.
Castle Hill Resort and Spa, Ludlow, Vermont
Castle Hill was the home of Allen Miller Fletcher, a businessman and the governor of Vermont from 1912 to 1915. It was the first home in Vermont to be fully plugged in and had its elevator. This English chateau in the Cotswold style retains original features such as a gneiss stone facade.
The Chanler at Cliff Walk, Newport, Rhode Island
The Chanler at Cliff Walk was on Newport’s East Coast as a summer home for New York Representative John Winthrop Chanler and his wife Margaret Astor Ward, great-granddaughter of famed businessman Jacob Astor. The house, in 1873, hosted President Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and other notable guests. After serving as a girls’ school, naval officers’ quarters, and museum, the house is collapsed. The current owners purchased the home in 2000 and spent three years transforming it into a luxury hotel. Rooms begin at $305 per night for double occupancy. Book a night here and feel like a royal in one of the Best International Castle Hotels on your vacation.
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