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Castle Bed and Breakfasts in the Eastern U.S. and Canada

Bed and breakfast inns with a medieval flair

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The Castle - Bed and Breakfast - Mt. Savage, Maryland

The exterior of The Castle, a bed and breakfast in Mt. Savage, Maryland.

Photo courtesy of The Castle
Spending the night in a castle sounds incredibly romantic -- and you can do it on your next vacation. The innkeepers at these castle bed and breakfasts are waiting to welcome you.

This page includes castle bed and breakfasts in the eastern United States and in Canada. Page two of this feature highlights the middle United States, and page three includes castle inns in the western United States.

We also have a feature about European castle bed and breakfasts.

EASTERN UNITED STATES

Maine

Norumbega Inn, a Victorian castle in Camden, Maine, has a spectacular view of Camden Harbor. Constructed in 1886, it was designed by Joseph B. Stearns, the inventor of duplex telegraphy, and was a private residence until 1984. Today this B&B welcomes guests to its 13 rooms, many with water views and fireplaces, and offers murder mystery weekends.

Maryland

Simply named The Castle, this stone B&B was built in 1840 by the Union Mining Company. Later, a businessman from Scotland bought the property, added a third floor and kitchen/library wing, and converted the house into a replica of his home country's Craig Castle. Since then, the building has been used at various times as a dance hall, brothel, casino, and apartments. A two-year renovation project began in 1984; now this six-guest-room inn set on two acres welcomes visitors to Mt. Savage, Maryland.

Massachusetts

Guests can stay in a private carriage house located next door to Herreshoff Castle, a reproduction of Erik the Red's 10th-century Viking castle in Greenland. Near the waterfront in the "Old Town" Crocker Park area of Marblehead, Massachusetts, this stone B&B contains a living room, galley kitchen and bathroom on the first floor and a bedroom with a stone fireplace and wood-planked cathedral ceiling on the second floor. Its decor includes Gothic doors and stained glass windows, carousel horses, medieval armor and other antiques.

Vermont

The Castle in Ludlow, Vermont, has 10 guest rooms, some with a fireplace or whirlpool tub, as well as fine dining and a professional wedding consultant. At this century-old mansion, which European craftsman constructed for Gov. Fletcher over five years, the original 1905 wallpaper embellishes the walls along the grand staircase, and most of the lighting fixtures and all of the woodwork are original.

CANADA

Castle Moffett in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada is situated on 185 acres and features special packages for those interested in romance and adventure. Visitors choosing their four-night adventure package could spend their time on a half-day hike, half-day kayak tour, or full-day driven Cabot Trail tour. Other options include horseback riding, golf, sailing, and bird or whale watching cruises.

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