This 1895 castle looks like the work of a restless architect with decision problems. It boasts nine distinct architectural st... More
This 1895 castle looks like the work of a restless architect with decision problems. It boasts nine distinct architectural styles, including English Tudor and Byzantine. Built as a home for a wealthy priest, it features 46 rooms, including an eight-sided chapel, and the famed Drawing Room that features a gold ceiling and a massive 200-ton sandstone fireplace. Another remarkable feature is its walls, which are two-feet thick. The Tearoom offers a modest menu. Visit in December and be awed by the outdoor Christmas lights. Guided group tours need to be reserved in advance. The open hours are seasonal and vary for the winter and summer months.
We really enjoyed this treasure of Victorian America. Our walk through the past was delightful. We enjoyed the information provided in each room, the only thing it would be nice if they updated it with their redocrating. It would be great to have more information on the peolpe who lived here. I recommend you take this tour if love old houses and history. Have a safe and fun trip.