Connecticut September 05, 2017
You’ll Never Forget Your Stay In This Storybook Castle In Connecticut
Medieval fantasies come true in this Ellington castle available for rent through Airbnb. It was built in 1917 by a prosperous family whose trip to England inspired a dream to own a castle. In 2000, it was bought and beautified by an artist.
It's only fitting that the most regal Airbnb in Connecticut is perched up on a hill.
Swoon like a lady-in-waiting on the elegant chaise in the living room.
From a setting with all of the intrigue and none of the discomfort of a real medieval castle, learn about real medieval castles.
Note that footmen aren't included with the rental. If you really want to dine like a lord or lady, you'll have to supply your own.
Warning: don't feed the decor!
Even the bathrooms look like they're straight out of a medieval castle, aside from the fact that they include modern plumbing.
Another bathroom includes a claw-foot tub fit for a king or queen.
Ascend the regal spiral staircase to discover carefully-decorated bedrooms.
Each of the three bedrooms has a theme: the jungle room, the Romeo-Juliet room, and an elegant burgundy room with a balcony and bistro set for morning coffee.
As we learned on Downton Abbey, ladies take breakfast in bed.
A medieval knight stands guard in the sun porch.
Relax in the medieval-inspired environment or head off to explore the local area. The Mark Twain Museum in Hartford, The Bushnell, and the Atheneum Museum are all just 20 minutes away by car, and Crystal Lake and Shenipsit Lake are less than ten minutes away.
The grounds feature gardens, a fountain, a gazebo by a pond, and a pergola overlooking another garden with a gargoyle hunched on its pedestal.
Would you stay in this creative interpretation of a medieval castle? Would you prefer a cozy winter stay or a visit during the summer when the gardens are in full bloom? Book it
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