We had seen this place listed in one of our books about historic homels
We had seen this hotel listed in one of our historic hotels of America books and decided to stay there for one night with our daughter on our way to the Hamptons from NYC. We were late getting there for our dinner reservation since we were in terrible traffic leaving New York. The hotel staff were very nice and understanding and said they would talk to the chef and let him know we would be late. We checked in and immediately went to our rooms to change for dinner and didn't get much of a chance to look around. Dinner was excellent, and Gary Melius, the owner of the property, stopped by our table, introduced himself and talked to other guests before sitting down with them. After dinner, my daughter and I went to the bar and had a martini. The hotel was not crowded, but there was an Indian wedding going on there that was heavily attended. We learned that the Castle is the number one wedding venue in the U.S. I can see why. The grounds are lush and green and well kept. The rooms are very well appointed, and the ballroom is very large yet cozy. The menu is diverse and the food is fun and well prepared. If desired, the entire Castle can be rented out, and all of the guests feel right at home. There were many complimentary snacks in our room and first class bath and grooming products. Breakfast was continental but very filling and tasty. We had a view of the back while eating, and after breakfast took a tour of the entire property with our guide, Laura, who was very knowledgeable and fun. Loved this place and will return eventually. Gary has put a lot of money into the Castle renovating it, and it is a first class destination.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- OHEKA CASTLE is a majestic historic mansion located on Long Island's famed Gold Coast between New York City and The Hamptons. This French-style chateau is the second largest private residence in America and has undergone $30 million in restoration to transform this stately home back to its former 1920's grandeur. OHEKA is listed on the National Register for Historic Places and boasts 32 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites on the upper floors where guests can sleep like royalty. Guests can enjoy a leisurely stroll around the beautiful formal gardens designed by the Olmsted Brothers, take a mansion tour and learn about the rich history of OHEKA and Otto Kahn, or dine in the OHEKA Bar and Restaurant before retiring to your uniquely designed guestroom for an in-room massage. Breathtakingly beautiful, OHEKA CASTLE is admired around the world as a premier venue for exquisite weddings and gala celebrations and has been the backdrop to many prominent film and photo productions. The refined European atmosphere and the feeling of being transported back in time to the decadence of the Roaring Twenties consistently gives OHEKA the recognition as America's Grandest Castle. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oheka Castle Huntington
- Oheka Castle Hotel Huntington