I have made 2 visits to Swannanoa Palace in the last 3 years. A one time beautiful 23,000 sq. ft. mansion built in 1912. Quite a history of ownership (and non-ownership) that is part of the reason that is has areas that are in need of repair. The $6 open house (self guided tour) is worth the price to see the efforts of 300 artisans that created this beauty from the "gilded age".