Filed under: Luxury Travel & Hotels
It makes a certain lovely sense that Versailles, Kentucky has its own castle. The CastlePost is the work of Tom Post who spent millions of dollars restoring the property and creating the unique retreat. The CastlePost has 16 professionally luxury rooms and suites, 12 within the main castle and four two-story royal turret suites on the outer wall which offer scenic views of the rolling green countryside.
According to an article published by USA Today, Post bought the home in 2003 for $1.8 million. The previous owner had started building it in 1969 but had never finished it and it was empty for more than 30 years. Post started improving the home but a fire destroyed it in 2004. Undaunted, he decided to build an even bigger castle and turn it into a bed and breakfast. It has 50 rooms total with a library, sitting room, game room and dining room. The grounds are equally lavish with a large pool, tennis courts, formal garden and a dragon fountain. A 2.5 acre garden provides fresh produce for the castle's kitchen There is also an onsite concierge who can arrange horse farm or bourbon distillery tours. Rates start at $375 for a state room and $1,250 for a turret suite.