stay at a Bed & Breakfast is the perfect vacation
getaway, each offers an individualized blend of hospitality
and comfort to fulfill all your vacation desires. There
are some, however, that stand apart from the crowd and
treat their guests to a one-of-a-kind, and truly memorable
experience. Castle Bed & Breakfasts are the epitomity
of luxury accommodations where guests are not only treated
like kings and queens but live like them.
Castle - Connemara, County Galway,
This 4-star getaway sits on 450 acres nestled between
woodlands, rivers and walks in the breathtaking Irish
countryside. Ballynahinch overlooks the famous Ballynahinch
Salmon River known as one of the finest salmon and sea
trout rivers in the World. Featuring 40 rooms with private
baths, guests are surrounded by luxury accommodations
designed to reflect "casual country elegance".
Ballynahinch Castle offers a Winter Package that includes
2 nights stay and an exquisite dinner in the Owenmore
Restaurant on the castle grounds.
To witness this historic gem and learn more about their
Winter Package, please visit: www.ballynahinch-castle.com
Thornbury, South Gloucester, U.K.
Rest your head in the Duke's Bedchamber, the same room
where Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn slept, walk the halls
that were once home to Princess Mary, who went on to become
Queen Mary I. Bring your parasol along for a stroll through
the Privy and Goodly Gardens, the oldest Tudor gardens
in England. The Thornbury Castle is host to 26 opulent
and well-appointed bedchambers most of which feature working
fireplaces to add that flame to chilly winter nights.
For those looking to live like true royalty, the Thornbury
Castle offers a Luxury Breakaway. Stay two nights (or
more) in the comfort of a deluxe room or deluxe suite
and enjoy champagne in your room upon arrival and a full
English breakfast each morning. Give yourself to the "royal"
treatment with a trip to the Thornbury Castle.
This castle may be situated on American Lake in Washington
but the entire structure originated in England. Chester
Thorne shipped the structure brick by brick to the U.S.
as a gift for his bride. Built on 4 acres in 1908, it's
English heritage is present everywhere; in the hand
hewn English Oak doors and staircase to the ½
acre sunken perennial gardens originally designed by
the Olmsted Brothers, to the stained glass windows dating
between 1300 and 1750 and special events including Shakespeare
plays and masquerade balls.
There are 8 guest rooms and suites each offering a gracious step back in time. Interested in exploring the past and present of this "house that love built"? Visit the Thornewood Castle for the Candle Light Castle Mystery Tour. Walk through the halls and seldom-seen tunnels, stroll the magical gardens and hear stories from proprietor, Deanna Robinson about the historical and
paranormal events of Thornewood Castle.
Take a step back into time and witness never-ending love and, possibly, never-dying spirits. http://thornewoodcastle.com/index.htm
Terrell Castle - San Antonio, Texas
Built in 1894, the Terrell Castle is a classic example of Victorian elegance and comfort. All of the 10 bedrooms and suites are decorated with fine antiques, several with romantic fireplaces and well stacked bookcases. The Terrell Castle is an amazing display of craftsmanship and architecture. Take a walk down the graceful Central Hall staircase and marvel at the harp-shaped newel posts. You don't have to be a design or architecture buff to appreciate the molded brickwork and rich woods, brass chandeliers and two original curved glass windows. The castle sits on a one-acre site with a large landscaped yard and a vast front porch ideal for mingling with other guests or quietly taking in the scenery. Terrell Castle has a vast list of special package retreats so visit their website and locate your ideal getaway. http://terrellcastle.net
Glenapp Castle - Ayrshire, Scotland
Imagine a fairytale castle, the ultimate luxury retreat, hidden in thirty acres of glorious garden and woodland on the rugged and beautiful Ayrshire coast. Picture exquisite rooms, delicious cuisine, fine wines and top-notch service. Imagine escaping to another world. Imagine no longer. Glenapp Castle, one of Scotland's finest luxury retreats, an experience you will never forget. People have been coming to stay at Glenapp for more than a century to escape from the pressures of the world. Glenapp Castle specializes in the creation of unique experiences for a unique and individual clientele and within the peaceful and truly magnificent setting guests can unwind in total privacy and tranquility. Check the Glenapp Castle website for retreat and special occasion packages.