25 Rooms / 6 Suites

About 25 miles outside of Manhattan (just a 30-minute ride on the Metro-North Hudson Line train) is Tarrytown, a historic and darling village that features quaint shops, antique stores, little cafés and a beautiful castle of all things. Reminiscent of the Norman castles in Wales, Scotland and Ireland, the building has been there since the late 1800s, and today, it’s known as the Castle Hotel & Spa. Yes, you can stay there, and all things considered, probably should. After all, aside from a stunning view, fairytale structure, and lauded restaurant, the space comes with a lot of history, too.

Built by New York architect Henry Kilburn for General Howard Carroll, a famous newspaperman and playwright, this fortification originally went by the name ‘Carrollcliffe,’ and boasted 45 rooms. Kilburn gave the final touches to this property in 1910, and Carroll moved in with his family shortly thereafter. In 1941, the Carrolls sold the castle to Emerson and Ruth Axe, a couple who took the 64 acres of land and turned it into the headquarters for their company, Axe-Houghton Management Inc. Hence, from there it was called the Axe Castle until 1981 when the town of Tarrytown designated it as a historical landmark and later, between 1994 and 1996, it became an enchanting hotel. Sometime after that, those 45 guest rooms were transformed into seven opulent accommodations. A new wing was added with 24 smaller (though just as nice) rooms that manage to retain the bold lines, exposed brick and integrity of the castle’s original design.

Another luxe aspect that makes this property unique is its Thann Sanctuary Spa, a new spa and the first branch of this Thai company to open in the United States. The spa uses only high-end Thann products and offers an array of services from the traditional Thai massage and facials to foot reflexology. Guests can also enjoy the property’s Equus restaurant, an Auberge-style French eatery that focuses on local foods to create a seasonal menu.

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