Disclosure: A special thank you to Ravenwood Castle for providing a room for our review. As always here at Vintage Indie, all opinions are our own, and have not been purchased.
Upon arrival, the castle was bustling with guests arriving. This was our first time to stay at a bed and breakfast setting, as well as staying in the castle itself.
Upon checking in and meeting owners Jim and Pam Reed, we were greeted by Inn Keeper Sam. Sam had a great welcoming spirit about her and gave us a quick rundown about
breakfast, our rooms and key procedures for the castle.
Our room was the Queen Elizabeth room. When you open the door, you travel back in time,with emerald green walls, lavish antique furniture and a cozy fireplace. the room and restroom was exceptionally clean. The linens, freshly pressed and the towel fluffed. The queen beed was very comfortable and the blankets and sheets soft.
We were excited to see what new owners Jim and Pam, had done with the castle since our last visit, and decided to leave our room shortly after arriving and went for a stroll with Jim. After
spending some time touring the grounds and Pub with Jim, we could tell that the couple was proud of their new investment and have painstakingly taken the time to make the castle even better than
We opted out of the buffet for dinner, as we have a favorite place to visit when we are in town, however after speaking with some of the guests, they enjoyed the food and stated they would come back in the future for the food and rooms.
The Reeds are expanding the cabins/cottages on the property to make the rentals more family friendly. They've added the Huntsman Hollow which includes new cabins that sleep 4 comfortably, 6 total, if you have children who would enjoy a loft setting.
They've updated the pub and the beer menu was carefully selected to appeal to the tastes of craft beef connoisseurs. My IPA loving husband was thrilled with some of their hard to find selections.
After dinner, we arrived back go to the castle and visited their game selection which is a big part of the fun at the castle. if you are a board game enthusiast, you will love the wide offerings. There are
games like Ticket to ride, Fantasy, card games and our favorite Croakanol. We met another couple, who were visiting from Pittsburg that was also celebrating their wedding anniversary, and stayed up late challenging each other to a team match of our new favorite game.
Our one night stay ended with a delicious breakfast of fresh fruits, juices,hot coffee, corned beef breakfast hash and Linda's famous cinnamon rolls.
We can't wait to return to Ravemwood castle. The Reeds have many plans to make the castle better than ever, including an event/business room for corporate events. As well as remodeling the bar in the Pub and including the addition of a childrens play area.
If you are looking for a unique and quiet stay away, we think you will love the Ravenwood Castle, the hospitality of the delightful staff and the relaxing getaway. Besides, who doesn't love the idea of staying in a castle! If you are looking for an extra special reason to visit, the event pland for the year include, a Father's Day bbq.
Disclosure: Thank you to Ravenwood Castle for the room in 2014. As always the content and opinions are my own.