Fairytale Places, the Castle Hotel and Spa in Tarrytown, NY

A place for Princesses

And perhaps a prince or two

Princess pink roses surround the center fountain in front of the Castle, photo by Christa Thompson

Princess pink roses surround the center fountain in front of the Castle.

If you’re looking for fairy tales, class, and hospitality fit for a king then search no more. Tarrytown, New York’s Castle Hotel & Spa is ground zero at the dream factory.

Picture yourself in a land far, far away, a land set high above hills with winding roads and the pinkest roses you’ve ever seen. Now picture this land just a half hour outside of Manhattan, NY.

During my trip to Sleepy Hollow, NY I was able to make my way over to this magnificent American castle that sits high above the Hudson Valley with over 100 years of history. The grounds are flawless, even in late October the lawn is as green as emeralds -a blanket for the
grey-stoned marvel to sit upon.

Originally named “Carrollcliffe” after its owner and designer, General Howard Carroll, it was built as his family’s residence near the turn of the 20th century and was designed to resemble the Norman fortifications found in Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

The “Oak Room”, the family’s dining room, holds a great deal of history with its wainscoting said to be all the way from their home near Paris, France with ties to Louis XIV, James II and Prince Edward.

 

 

 

 

 

Fine dining at Equus at the Castle Hotel and Spa, photo by Christa Thompson

Fine dining at Equus at the Castle Hotel and Spa, photo by Christa Thompson

The restoration of the Castle’s original suites, which offer spectacular views inside and out, and the creation of the 24-room addition named Carrollcliffe was a salute to its proud heritage.” -Castle Hotel & Spa

Intricate details throughout the property make the Castle Hotel a unique luxury experience, photo by Christa Thompson

Intricate details throughout the property make the Castle Hotel a unique luxury experience, photo by Christa Thompson

Upon entering the castle I was simply stunned at the magnificence of its lavish decor. Every detail was perfectly placed. The staircases grand and carved deep with craftsmanship. The views from every window more stunning than the last, and the courtyard outside just big enough for the imagination to run wild. Between the breathtaking property, finest of dining at Equus Restaurant, and relaxation at the all new Thann Spa, there has been no detail left behind.

Leading into a lovely courtyard Castle Hotel and Spa, photo by Christa Thompson

Leading into a lovely courtyard Castle Hotel and Spa, photo by Christa Thompson

With Sleepy Hollow is just 10 minutes away, you can enjoy a fairytale weekend and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow all in one stay! This is it, pack your bags, you need this… The Castle Hotel is ready to welcome you.

For more information on what to do in the lovely Historic Hudson Valley, please click here for their website.


About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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  1. Looks like a lovely place. (:

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