NY Philharmonic Director Charges $50,000 A Night For Inauguration Stay
Yesterday I mentioned Washington D.C. residents hoping to cash in by renting out their apartments during inauguration week. They've been easily trumped by New York Philharmonic music director Lorin Maazel and his wife who are offering their country estate in Virginia for a whopping $50,000 a night during the presidential inauguration. For your money you can enjoy the Castleton Retreat which is about 90 minutes from Washington D.C. Transportation will be provided as part of the package which also includes a concert at the Maazel's private theatre featuring The Amstel Quartet from The Netherlands on Sunday, January 18. The property can accommodate 50 guests over various cottages and houses. There is also a spa facility with a large heated swimming pool, a Turkish steam room, Finnish sauna, a theater room with a commercial-size movie screen, a bowling alley and a petting zoo. The money will be donated to the Maazels' Chateauville Foundation, which helps train young performance artists.