This hidden gem is like nothing you will find anywhere else. How often can one say that they stayed the night in a castle? Someone obviously had a dream and had made it come true. If you are visiting the Olympic Peninsula, I would highly recommend adding a little fantasy to your trip by staying at The Gatekeeper's Castle.
It is only about 5 miles or so from the Seven Cedars Casino and 25 minutes from Port Townsend. It was a great springboard for my visit with all my destinations within an hour of the Castle. Hurricane Ridge, The Dungeness Spit, Port Townsend and Sequim. The proprietors were warm, inviting and entertaining as all get out. They have my return business on my next trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Designed and built from a dream. This medieval castle is the most enchanted castle in the area. Looking upon the structure, flights of pure fantasy and imagination dazzle the mind. Feasting, sieges, bards, mystery and wonder grow when stepping into this magical world. An age of bygone kings, magicians, giants, dwarfs, sorceresses, elves and trolls. Through the doors, chivalry is born and romance has its origins in this magical world. The castle is extremely spacious and must be seen to fully appreciate. This is a dream getaway for anybody seeking a refuge from the mundane. The Gate Keepers Castle has a total of 5 full size bedrooms all prepared in the finest linens, rest easy in luxury. There are 3 bedrooms in the King Suite, as well as a full size Jacuzzi, steam shower and a decor unique in its own right. The main floor has a full restaurant style equipped kitchen, fireplace, and bathroom all with an elegant Victorian charm, with modern appliances. Meandering up the spiral staircase to the upper floor, one is drawn to the stained glass and antique decor. Here you will find two more spacious bedrooms and a bathroom. ... more less