Accommodation January 06, 2018
Spend The Night In Washington’s Most Majestic Castle For An Unforgettable Experience
Perhaps you’ve heard of Thornewood Castle, the “house that love built,” that sits on the shores of American Lake in Lakewood. But if you’ve ever had the privilege of staying there, you know that it’s an experience like no other and something you’ll never forget. Add this place to your travel bucket list…trust us.
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Thornewood Castle is located 8601 N Thorne Ln. SW in Lakewood.
Driving to the castle is a surreal experience. You'd never guess you're just minutes from I-5.
Thornewood's story begins with Mr. Chester Thorne, one of the founders of the Port of Tacoma.
Chester bought the 400-year-old Elizabethan manor in England and had it dismantled and shipped, brick by brick, to Lakewood to be included in the building of Thornewood. Construction took three years to complete, from 1908 to 1911. Chester had the castle and gardens built as a gift to his wife, Anna Thorne.
The gardens are incredibly well-maintained, and you'll want to spend a lot of time there (especially in the spring).
Needless to say, Thornewood is a beautiful place to get married, with dozens and dozens of couples tying the knot on the property every year.
Of course, Thornewood is most famous for its role in the Stephen King mini-series movie "Rose Red."
The movie, which aired in 2002, was filmed mostly at Thornewood over a six month period in 2000.
The rooms and suites here, as you would expect, are spectacular.
The Presidential Suite has hosted both President Theodore Roosevelt and President William Taft, which is how it earned its name.
If you were a fan of the flick, you can spend a night in the Rose Red Suite.
As you might expect, rooms and suites here aren't cheap -- the Rose Red Suite costs $297.50 per night, even in the off season. But those who have stayed will tell you it's well worth it.
Lord Byron's Attic features the castle's only heart-shaped tub, so it's perfect for a romantic getaway.
Whether you're tying the knot or just enjoying a relaxing retreat, the team at the castle will make sure your stay is incredible.
Every Washingtonian should get the chance to stay here.
Have you ever stayed at Thornewood? It’s
one of several captivating castles you can find in Washington.