Did you know that you can rent a castle? Like have a fairy tale-like vacation at a ton of destinations all over the world (even right here in the US)? HomeAway has come up with their list of Top 20 Castles, all available to rent – including Challain-la- Potherie in the heart of France’s Loire Valley and The Gate Keeper’s Castle in Sequim, Washington – some for even as little as $20 a night.
$20 a night? That’s a fraction of what I pay for hotels here for my family.
While HomeAway ® has picked their top 20, there are more than 900 castles and more than two million unique places to stay available to choose from and can accommodate groups of any size (up to 120 guests). HomeAway is all about renting the whole home for your vacation, so why not a castle? With criteria for the list including 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 travelled back through time, you are sure to find one that fits your needs.
“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.”
A sampling from the top 20 list includes:
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. $66 per person, per night.
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. $68 per person, per night.
California Castle (US): The Piru Castle is north of Los Angeles, on 10 acres nestled between two canyons. This historic landmark offers accommodations for up to 20 people. $25 per person, per 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. $100 per person, per night.
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. $41 per person, per night.
“With castles from California to Germany, our collection invites visitors from around the world to experience magical getaways of a lifetime,” added Fish.
HomeAway, the world leader in vacation rentals with more than 2 million unique places to stay available in 190 countries worldwide is giving away a fairy tale-like castle stay in celebration of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”. There is a vacation rental for everyone from budget to luxury, city to rural, mountains to beaches and even castles!
HomeAway invites travelers to enter for a chance to ‘get HomeAway from it all’ at a 14th century Scottish castle, Duns Castle (check out this video below)!
You read that right. A castle. In Scotland.
HomeAway is teaming up with Disney to celebrate Beauty and the Beast by giving one lucky winner and 20 of his or her chosen guests an unprecedented #HomeAwayCastle stay experience in Scotland this summer.
This prize includes a five-night stay in a majestic 14th century castle located in Duns, Scotland and all travel arrangements for the winner and his or her guests.
The group will have the entire castle and its 1,200 acres to themselves to enjoy as they wish and can partake in a variety of activities ranging from archery to falconry.
The contest runs from February 9th until March 31st . You can enter by visiting www.homeaway.com/disney.
About the #HomeAwayCastle giveaway:
- No purchase necessary.
- Competition opens Feb. 9, 2017, at 5:59 a.m. CST and closes March 31, 2017 at 4:59 p.m. CST.
- Competition is open to residents of the UK, USA, France and Germany.
- One entry per person.
- See competition rules: http://www.homeaway.com/info/disney-rules.
So, head over and enter to win a fairy tale-like castle stay in celebration of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”. And start thinking about those who will be your guest!