Have you ever wanted to spend the night in a castle? Well now you can with HomeAway’s new Castle Collection and it is all so affordable. HomeAway offers castle rentals for as little as $20 a night! Yes, you heard right. For just a crisp $20 bill you could be spending the night where legends stayed and history was made.
“With properties ranging from centuries old historical landmarks to lakeside estates, we like to call our 2017 Castle Collection accessible elegance with castles starting at $20 per night a person,” said Melanie Fish, HomeAway’s family travel expert. “As it turns out, castles aren’t just for storybooks. They make for magical, memorable vacation accommodations for families or large groups of travelers seeking space and a unique experience, perhaps a place for a special celebration.”
Many of the castles are located in Europe but HomeAway does have some castles right here in the US you can stay in as well.
How to Find Castles on HomeAway.com
Start at HomeAway.com and type in USA if you are looking for castles in the United States, pick some dates and click Search. Don’t worry, you can change your dates later. Next, click on More Filters, click next to Castle and then click Search. Now you will see a list of castles in the United States that are available for the dates you chose in your search. Change the dates and you will get a different list. You can also search by state as well to pinpoint an area.
HomeAway.com shows you colorful photos of the castle property you are interested in, amenities, reviews, how many guests it can accommodate, how many nights you must stay to book the castle and lots more.
To find the “per person cost”, take the cost per night and divide it by the amount of people in your party to find out what each person will pay. Remember, you are renting the whole castle, not just one room so the “per night” cost you see listed is for the whole property. Just remember, there will be taxes and cleaning fees to consider.
Some US Castle Rentals listed on HomeAway.com
The Idaho Castle sits over looking the beautiful Lake Pend Oreille in Hope, Idaho. The castle has 6,300 SF of living space and beautiful views of both the lake and mountains in the area. Read More…
Kame Winni’s Restore Mansion includes a boathouse and private beach. Bring your boat to our deepwater Boathouse and Experience The Lincoln Cottage. Perched high above The Broads, this Gilford landmark offers unsurpassed views from every room and its expansive decks. Designed to entertain, this period home offers all the modern amenities expected in a fine home, with the appointments and rustic charm of yesteryear. Read More…
The Historic Gooding College is a beautiful building in a small town with 23 bedrooms and 14 baths. The old Gooding College building is full of history and makes an excellent getaway for 1 person to large reunions. It was abandoned and neglected for many years and is now being remodeled and updated. Read More…
Edgewood is World class mansion, the largest and most extravagant home in Big Bear with 9 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, gym, hot tub, sauna, indoor waterfall and sleeps 24! No expense spared, and every amenity imaginable. Edgewood has everything and more with luxury, class and style. This home defines architecture and is the vacation choice of the stars, and those who live like them, with room for the entourage. Read More….
The Piru Castle is north of Los Angeles, California sits on 10 acres nestled between two canyons. Also known as the Newhall Mansion or Cook Mansion, the Piru Mansion was built in 1886. This historic landmark offers accommodations for up to 20 people. Just 30 miles north of Los Angeles, this Queen-Anne mansion has a ballroom, library, wine cellar, pool, fire pit, and more.
“With castles from California to Germany, our collection invites visitors from around the world to experience magical getaways of a lifetime,” added Fish. HomeAway’s Castle Collection was inspired by Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”
Some of the HomeAway European Castles
For those with a larger budget, HomeAway offers top-end treks to castles across Europe. Their top 20 list highlights castle vacation rental properties in seven countries around the world, including Challain-la-Potherie in the heart of France’s Loire Valley and the historic Duns Castle in Scotland, circa 1320.
While featuring properties that can house up to 120 guests, The HomeAway Castle Collection was thoughtfully curated to accommodate groups of all sizes. With more than 900 castles available on Homeaway.com, other criteria for the list include castles in a variety of locations; castles to fit all types of fairy-tale dreams, from rustic to luxurious; and castles with storied pasts to make vacationers feel like they’ve traveled back through time.
Chateau Allure Du Lac (France): Chateau Allure Du Lac in Brain-sur-Longuenée, France, is a luxurious, exquisitely decorated, 19th century chateau rental bestowed with the honor of being featured on the nationally broadcast Live With Kelly American television show and added to their Travel Trivia Wheel as a top fairy tale prize.
The Castle Apartment in Montegufoni Italy has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8. One night starts at $132 which ends up costing just $16 per person a night.
Castle Sédaiges has stood since the Middle Ages in the heart of the Auvergne, in Cantal, land of wide open spaces today désenclavée but still preserved. Remodeled during its eight centuries of history Sédaiges is a unique example of architecture forgotten. It has a base rate of $1,058 and sleeps 25 so each person would only pay $42 per person a night.
Castle Wasserburg (Austria): The romantic moated castle is near Vienna and the Danube landscape of Wachau, which is famous for its vineyards, monastery, castles and small old villages and perfect sightseeing tours.
Castle Sédaiges (France): Dating back to the Middle Ages, this castle has remained in the same family and has many of its original furnishings, such as tapestries by King Louis XVI.
Pavillon du Chateau de Tocqueville (France): The Pavillon du Chateau de Tocqueville is the former home to 19th-century French diplomat Alexis de Tocqueville; its five bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms overlook the surrounding gardens and lakes.
Castle of Lisheen (Ireland): A restored 19th-century castle is located in central Ireland in County Tipperary, making it an ideal location to access many of the historic sites of Ireland on a day trip basis.
Visit homeaway.com to see the entire list of Castlesthey offer in the HomeAway Castle Collection.
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