We’ll hide away in our castle made of walls–Eddy Arnold, “Castle Made Of Walls“, (1967)
Spend the night in a real fairytale castle!
Whether youre still searching for your Prince Charming (because you lost yours trulys number), looking for something different, or a just a really big fan of Beauty and the Beast, the vacation rental service, HomeAway, has numerous Beauty and the Beast-style fairy tale rental castles from California and New Hampshire to Austria and France available now. Out of over 900 properties, the following castles were selected based on a list of Beauty and the Beast-like qualities:
- The castle had to have an interesting location.
- The castle had to have a fairy tale appearance–be it luxurious or rustic.
- The castle had to have a rich history to allow guests to more readily imagine they have traveled back through the mists of time.
Here then, are the top five choices:
5. 19th-Century Chateau, France
Another travel writer said that when ladies visit this beautiful French castle they should bring along a dozen of their best girlfriends because every bedroom has its own bathroom. (Here we thought that was romance in the air.)
Price: $674.00 per night
4. Unsleben Castle, Germany
This German castle comes complete with a genuine moat. There is but one bedroom. Its perfect for a cozy couples getaway. Its all about the seclusion and alone time here.
Price: $112.00 per night
3. Castle Sdaiges in the Cantal, France
This ivy-covered, French castle is teeming with old world charm. Ensconced in the quiet countryside, this castle can host a maximum of 25 overnight guests. It features a sizeable banquet hall that can handle 160 people. Its perfect for a formal fairy tale wedding.
Price: $1,042.00 per night
2. Baroque Castle, Austria
Situated within the vicinity of Vienna (which still waits for some of you), this moated castle has 10 bedrooms and can host a total of 20 guests. The secreted castle features a sauna, a swimming pool, and tennis courts as well.
Price: $2,021.00 per night
(Note: At that price, youd best not stay too long or you will go baroque.)
1. Pavillon du Chteau de Tocqueville, France
This was once the home of the famous French writer and political analyst Alexis de Tocqueville. The castle hosts a total of 10 visitors in five rooms. The five-hectare garden was designed by Mary Motley, the authors wife.
Price: $670.00 per night