Want to spend a night or a weekend in a castle? Don’t worry! Now one need not have to build a castle to live in. Someone has come up with a brilliant idea of turning the beautiful castles into the lavish castle hotels and resorts. People can come, stay and enjoy the castle life now. So here are some of the beautiful castle hotels listed below:
Castle Marne Bed & Breakfast
Castle Marne is in Denver, Colorado. It was built as a private residence for the real estate investor and developer, Wilbur S. Raymond. The construction of the house got completed in 1889, and the developer of the house lived in it less than a year before losing it the same to the creditors in 1891. After that, the house had a series of the private owners, and then the new owners restored the house structure and on its centennial birthday, it was opened as an inn. Now with its former glory with contemporary touches, it’s a favorite spot for the weddings.
Norumbega Inn, Camden, Maine
Norumbega Inn was developed as a private residence in 1886, that overlooks the Penobscot Bay in Camden. It is also known as the “stone castle by the sea,” and later in 1984, it was converted into a bed-and-breakfast. With the renovation history of Maine, the castle can be enjoyed along with the rebuilt decks and Wi-Fi. Rates start at $159 in the low season for one night with the double occupancy whereas it goes to $239 in the high season.
Biltmore, Asheville, North Carolina
George Vanderbilt used to prefer the country when compared with the city and that is the reason why he built the Biltmore. With the designs of the architect Richard Morris Hunt, it got completed in 1895. Biltmore has 250 rooms with a banquet hall having a 70-foot ceiling, a bowling alley, an indoor pool, 10,000-volume library as well as the works of art by John Singer Sargent and Pierre Auguste Renoir. But the 35 bedrooms of the main house are reserved for guests who can stay at the historic cottage that was the gardener’s house.
The Chanler At Cliff Walk, Newport, Rhode Island
The Chanler was built along the Newport’s eastern shoreline at Cliff Walk, which is situated in the Rhode Island. It used to be a place for the summertime retreat for Jacob Aster, the famous businessman’s great-granddaughter, Margret Astor Ward and her husband John Winthrop Chanler. When finished with all the construction work in 1873, it was hosted by the President, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Theodore Roosevelt as well as many other distinguished guests. The house was also made to serve as a girl’s school, museum, and naval housing. Later it was purchased by another businessman in 2000 and 3 years was spent on its renovation and was then transformed into a luxurious hotel. With double occupancy, it will cost $305 per night.
Keswick Hall, Keswick, Virginia
The Keswick Hall estate was built in 1912 for Robert B. Crawford and his wife, the Villa Crawford. The estate remained the residence for 35 years after the death of Robert B. Crawford in 1919. After that, it was turned into Keswick Country Club having an 8,000-square-foot, stucco-clad Italianate villa of two-story as well as with the renovations it included a tennis court and pool. Later it was converted into a hotel in 1990 by Sir Bernard Ashley, who is an English Businessman and the widower of Laura Ashley, designer.
Ashley’s sense of business and style and the designing attributes of his wife turned this into an international brand. They turned the Country Club into a “country house hotel” y spending $25 million. They only upgraded the facilities, according to the modern society and let the original structure, as well as the design, remains the same. When Ashley died in 2009, the Historic Hotels of Albemarle took over the property and is now run and maintained by it only.