Ravenwood Castle

Sometime in 1997, when our children Aubrey and Aaron were fifteen and fourteen, the lovely Robin and I took us all to Ravenwood Castle, a large bed-and-breakfast in Vinton County, Ohio.

Ravenwood is a faux mediieval castle, obviously much scaled down, but fun nonetheless. The "castle" offers an assortment of beautifully furnished guest rooms, and the grounds around the castle include various cottages, cabins, and even gypsy wagons.

First-class meals are served in the "Great Room." If I recall correctly, breakfast is served daily, and multi-course dinners by reservation. There is a well-stocked library in the castle, and a Tea Room and Gift Shop.

Robin and I stayed in the Empress Matilda room (above), and Aubrey and Aaron shared the Rapunzel room (below), up a narrow flight of stairs from our room (Ravenwood does not permit more than two guests in any room).

It was a fun stay for the four of us. Not cheap, but one of the more enchanting and memorable experiences in our travels.

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