Have you dreamed of living in a stately house with tall ceilings, fireplace in each room and a backyard so large you may need help finding your war? For the fee of a regular night stay you can fulfil this dream at these premium country house hotels that used to be posh private homes for politician cotton merchants and wealthy politicians. Here is a list of eight grand country house hotels across the United States you can choose for your vacation.
Located in Charleston, the 1886 established 21-room, four story facility was built by a wealthy cotton merchant. While it has been completely restored, visitors will see the original architectural pieces installed in the mansion including the pressed tin ceilings, carved marble mantle, stained glass and crystal chandeliers. The old stables have been converted to a 1000 square foot spa, while the carriage house has been transformed into the hotels dining room.
The Chanler at Cliff Walk
The property used to be the house of the New York Congressman John Winthrop Chanler and his wife. It was the first building on the Cliff Walk that runs through Newport’s eastern coastline.
The Facility which has hosted magnificent dignitaries like President Theodore and Wadsworth Longfellow throughout its history is now open to any guest who wishes to experience the feel of a country house hotel. All the rooms in the 20 guest rooms captures the theme of the historical times such as Empire and English Tudor.
Castle Hotel & Spa
Situated in the north Manhattan of the Torrytown in New York, you will find the majestic and historical property that was formerly the home of noted playwright and newspaperman, General Howard Carrol, the Castle Hole and Spa features 45 rooms which were modeled with inspirations from the medieval Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
Even though it was totally transformed in 2013, its integrity and country ambiance remains. It’s country character includes carved wooden staircase, leaded glass windows and hand-hewn oak beams. Reserve one of the tower rooms or suites, to enjoy an absolute castle experience.
Keswick Hall at Monticello
This country hotel situated in Keswick, Virginia, the historic estate was the home of Villa Crawford and Sir Bernard who was the widower of Lara Ashley, the famous designer. It was turned into a country house hotel by Sir Bernard Ashley. He transformed into an upgraded and modern country house, without compromising the historic framework and design. Antiques and artwork flourish throughout the rooms and suites of the hotel.
Castle Hill Resort and Spa
This country house hotel is a prominent figure in Cavendish, Vermont. The extravagant English styled estate that is situated among the Green Mountains was the home of the former governor of Vermont, Allen Miller Fletcher. You might be pleased to know that the property boast the first elevator in the zone. Guest who check into the Castle Hill Resort will observe many of the property’s authentic design and features including primitive wall paper that dates as far back as 1905.
Wilburton Inn – Manchester Village
Wilburton Inn is sitting at the top of a hill on plot of land which rumor has it to be the winner of a high stake poker game. It was built in 1902, as the home of Chicago manufacturer and industrialist Albert M. Gilbert.
It became the home of several Lords but the property currently serve as a cosy, quaint and serene retreat for vacationist visiting Manchester village for holidays. The current proprietor of the property believes it is magical in there, and they hand their guest magic wands when they lodge in.
As earlier stated, there are hundreds of country house hotels in the US, this is just a peek from the long list of exotic country house hotels you can visit for an enjoyable vacation. Have fun while you enjoy the primitive experience.