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Experience the Luxury of This Beautiful Castle.

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's2
Space 9,000 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Castle, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 7 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Enjoy the Peace and Tranquility of The Castle. On This 40 Acre Forested Estate, which Boast a Fully Stocked Private Lake, with sandy beach area for swimming, and Pontoon Boat with a Suspension Bridge. Take the Hiking Trails for Adventures, Rock Hunting or Nature Walks.

Star Gaze through a Refractor Telescope in your own Private Observatory!

Visit Mahan's Arboretum. Or Golf at Terry Park 9 hole course!

This Modern Castle built in 2004 has 5 Bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, nearly 9000 sqft of living space, and over 2000 sqft of Deck, with 2 outdoor grills on the first floor for large family BBQ's, 5 Wood Burning Fireplaces, Professional Kitchen, Wood and Stone floors through out, Elevator Access on Three Floors, Cable and Internet Provided, and Outdoor Fire pit. Each floor is described in more detail below.

First Floor

Master Suite;

Fit for a King, 1000 sqft Grand Suite, King Size Hand Carved Mahogany Bed, Fireplace, 2 Flat Screen TV's, DreamWave Massage Chair, Hand Carved Desk, Thrown, Wet Bar, Access to Deck, Lake View, Full Bath, King & Queen Wash Station, Hot Tub for Two, Walk-in Sauna, Walk-in Shower.

Maids Quarters;

Sleeps two, Queen size Hand Carved Mahogany 4 Post Bed, Private Full Bath, 22 inch Soaking Tub/shower.

Grand Foyer;

Stone Floor, Twenty Two foot Ceiling, 5'x9' Oak Castle Entry, Handmade Guest Log Table, Hand Carved Mahogany King and Queen Thrown, Fortune Telling Booth.

Great Room;

Grand Fireplace , Grand Piano, Thurman, Parlor Type Furniture, 22 Foot Ceiling, Lake View, Access to Deck.

Formal Dining Room;

Huge Handmade Oak Table, Seats 10+. Lake View.

Lounge Room;

Fireplace, Flat Screen TV, Wii, Stereo, Blue Ray, Leather Lounge Furniture, Access to Deck.

Professional Kitchen;

Stone Floor, Walk-in-Pantry, Sub-zero Refrigerator/Freezer, Double Oven, Wolf 6 Top Stove/w Flat Top, Island Vegetable Sink, Dishwasher, Coffee Maker, Trash Compactor, Cookware, Silverware, Computer.

Breakfast Room;

Stone Floor, Flat Screen TV, Rubber wood Table, Seats 6, View of Lake and Bridge, Access to Deck/w Swing.

Exercise Room;

Stair Climber, Stationary Bike, Elliptical, and 21 lb. sport blocks with TV and wet bar. view of fountain and entry..

*The First Floor also includes, 2 Guest Bathrooms, Laundry Room, Boiler Room. Access to Sally port. Elevator access to 2nd and 3rd Floors.

Second Floor

Orange Room;

Sleeps Two, Queen Size Bed, Private Full Bath, Access to Covered/Open Deck Joining to King Midas Room, Lake Views..

King Midas Room;

Sleeps Two, Queen Size Sleigh Bed, Private Full Bath, TV, Access to Covered/Open Deck Joining Orange Bedroom, Lake View..

Princess Room;

Sleeps Two, Queen Size Mahogany Canopy Bed, Private Deck, Full Bath, Fireplace, Lake View.

Game Room;

Pool Table, Flat Screen TV, Wet Bar, Billiard and Lounge Furniture, over looks Foyer and Great Room.

Movie Room;

65 inch TV, Surround Sound, 2 Swivel Lounge Chairs, 2 Sofas, 1 Sleeper Sofa, Foosball Table

*This floor has elevator access to 1st and 3rd Floors

Third Floor Tower

The only way to access this Room is by Elevator or “Hook and Ladder” Enter at your Own Risk!

This Octagon shaped Tower Room with 360 degree Views of the Lake and Forest, includes Bar and Lounge Seating, Flat Screen TV, Access to 800 sqft. 3rd Floor Deck , With Outside Fireplace, and Access to Spiral Staircase that Leads to …

Fourth Floor Lookout

This is at the Top of the Castle, The Lookout’s Walls Stand 44 Feet High from Ground Level. 360 degree Views of the Lake and Forest. A great place to Sun Bathe, or Watch for Wild Life.

Keywords: Castle, Estate, Mansion, Lodge, Luxury, Lake, Relaxing, Private, Secluded.

More Details

Mitch King
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

About Mitch King

Please contact Mitch King for rates and availability.

Why Mitch King chose Illinois

This Castle is one of my Personal Residents, and by far my favorite. It is the perfect place to meet with your family, or close friends. All the wood floors, cabinets, moldings,etc. were handmade and milled on sight, from wood taken from trees of this Forest!. With the four seasons the Forest is constantly ever changing its beauty. The Castle is secluded and private. It is my Place for peace and tranquility...

What makes this castle unique

Wonderful place to Fish, Hike, Mushroom hunt, Rock Hunt, Star gaze, relax, BBQ out, or just be lazy. There is endless opportunities to entertain Yourself, Family, and Friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for letting us stay at The Castle, Mitch. It was a great place for a family reunion.

Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in Palmyra in North Palmyra

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Sauna, Thrown Room..Private
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Deep Tub, Private
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Private...
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Private...
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Guest
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Guest..
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Private
  • Full Bath in every bedroom, Two half Baths...
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom, 1st Flr, Hot Tub, Sauna, Wet Bar, Fireplace
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Princess Room, 2nd Floor, Fireplace, Balcony, full Bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Orange Room, 2nd Floor, Balcony, Private Bath...
    Other (See Description) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Movie Room, other couches too..
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , King Midas Room, 2nd Floor, Balcony, Private Bath...
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Maids quarters, 1st floor, Private Bath, soaking tub....
  • King size beds (1) 1 King size bed located in Master Bedroom hand carved mahogany., Queen size Beds (4) 4 Queen size beds located in Maids Quarters,Orange Room, King Midas Room, Princess Room. Queen size pull out in Movie room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa bed in Movie Room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 15 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Private Observitory with 11' Refractor Celestron Telescope Walking Trails throughout the forest, Fishing, Campfires, Weenie roast, hiking....


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(62 traveller reviews)

Experience the Luxury of This Beautiful Castle.
average rating of 4.903226 based on 64 reviews

Wonderful property for girls getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This place is truly awesome! We had our annual girls' getaway of aunts and cousins here last weekend. We never ran out of things to do. There couldn't have been a better location. The place is absolutely gorgeous! From fishing around the pond, to sitting around the fire, enjoying meals together at the massive dining table, and exploring the house. Everywhere we turned we were finding unique items! I think if we stayed a month we would not have seen everything! From the artwork on the walls to the knick-knacks, to the architectural details... this place is amazing! Warning to the short of stature- the beds are high. There are stools to get into the highest beds, but even then they are high. VERY comfortable mattresses though! The only true problem we had was the lack of a handicap toilet. If a member of your group needs this, you may want to consider bringing a riser. We did not get a chance to use the provided movie room, sauna, Jacuzzi, pool table, or foozball tables. We were just having too much fun without all that. This place is truly unique, and I highly recommend staying here! The kitchen was very well stocked, with all the appliances, pans, baking dishes, etc that you could need (however I will admit with so much, I never did find the measuring cups or measuring spoons lol). The two refrigerators provided plenty of storage for the food we brought. One of the refrigerators is HUGE! There were plenty of bathrooms. It was truly an unforgettable weekend at an unforgettable place. Thank you, Mitch, for allowing us to stay in your home!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply, AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a Memorial Day destination for our extended family, which includes many children. When we saw the castle, we knew we had to come. What a wonderful decision! We could not keep the kids out of the lake which was pristine. It was extremely clean and the beach was well kept. The fishing was great and the boat provided many enjoyable rides around the lake. The house was well appointed and their was room for everyone to spread out. The elevator was a plus as Grandpa can't do stairs well. It allowed him to explore the house with the rest of the family. The 3rd floor provided a welcome relief for those wanting a few minutes of quiet. Debbie, the property manager, was very friendly and helpful. When the air conditioner was out in the game room, she was able to get it fixed within a few hours even though it was a holiday weekend. If you are looking for a secluded getaway to relax and reconnect with family or friends, this is the place for you! Our only regret is we couldn't stay one more night. :)

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a dream piece of property, what a blessing

  • 5 of 5

Stumble upon property when viewing castles in USA. Would love to view I person someday. Absolutely beautiful. Was my blessing for the evening. Helping with my writing block. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay was a family reunion and they absolutely loved it.

The customer service was great, the amenities are high end and it was great cooking there.

This is my third time staying there and the place never fails to impress.

We will definitely come again and recommend others to enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing retreat in the middle of nowhere

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a place. We had five families with ample kids stay at "The Castle" over a 3-day weekend. Needless to say, the place was amazing. The other reviewers aren't lying: The place really is a castle nestled away on your only little private retreat. The kids have fun playing in the yard, riding the boat with the grown-ups and fishing in the lake (which could use some extra fish!). The bonfire place was great and the house was amazing. With a bit of an eclectic taste, the owner seems to have a flair for the dramatic, but the detail to attention and amazing master bath (you'll just have to wait and see!) made the house a fun place to stay. While not cheap, we thought it was well worth the money for a get-away less than 1.5 hours away from St. Louis. Book it, you won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girl Scout trip

  • 4 of 5

It was very pretty and had a lot of "unique" artwork. The kitchen was fantastic and had some additional spices that we did not bring. We slept very well in the beds and the girls loved the "secret" room. We had a great time pampering ourselves with massages, sauna and jacuzzi tub. It was very relaxing. We would have loved to swim but the bees/hornets were guarding the beach and the girls didn't want to swim using the boat. But all in all this was a great trip to add to our collection.

They listed this property for up to 21 visitors. However there was only beds for 12, including the sofa sleeper. The rest of our guest either slept on a sofa (4) or the floor if they didn't bring other arraignments. Our group was fine with this as we are used to roughing it but this would have been helpful to know before booking. Also as we booked for more than 16 people, we found that we had to pay additional for the additional people to attend but technically they didn't get a bed and some did't get a chair at the table. It seems this could either be made a little clearer in the ad. Such as; this location has accommodations for 16 people but up to 21 can stay on the property for an additional charge.

All in all everyone of us had great time that we will cherish!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review, and I am happy the girls had a nice time. So, sorry the description of the beds was unclear. It has been described as 5 bedrooms plus a pullout couch in the movie room, that would accommodate 12 adults, we allow up to 9 additional children, but always state that they would have to bring sleeping bags or air mattresses and sleep in the Tower or movie room. Under the "Rates" page it is clear there is an additional charge for more than 16 guest,and you have to accept the price before booking. The bee's I will ask to leave the forest! :)
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
St.louis Mo. / Springfield Il.
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Opera House / Old #7 , Palmyra, Il.
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Terry Park, Palmyra, Il.
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Carlinville, Il.
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
111 Hwy.
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Palmyra, Il.
Nearest Beach
On the Lake on Estate
Car: recommended

Star Gazing, Mushroom Hunting, Rock Hunting, Nature Trails

2 miles to Palmyra with 2 resturants with full bars Opera House 103 E State St · Palmyra (217) 436-9121, and Old Seven Saloon 103 E State St · Palmyra (217) 436-2613. Casey's General Store/Gas also serving Pizza and food items.Terry Park Golf Course 9 hole Regulation Regulation. Zelmer Memorial Airpark Zelmer Memorial Airpark Inc, Po Box 102, Palmyra, Il 62674, 618-436-9003.

17 miles to Carlinville. Carlinville is Macoupin county seat. There is a Wal-Mart, Many Restaurants including fast food , bowling alley and a movie Theater.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday castle in Palmyra, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £309.21 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.5%

owner prefers payment by echeck..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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