Now is your chance to experience something that you only get to see in movies. These beautiful historic castles are some of our favorite from Ireland, France and Switzerland. Check out our complied list of castles below!!
Gstaad Palace: Gstaad, Switzerland
Being surrounded by the majestic Alps and several ski resorts, aren’t the only things that make the famous Gstaad Palace the perfect place for your next ski trip! Known for its romantic architecture and personalized service, the Gstaad Palace truly raises the bar. With a total of eight bars and restaurants on site and a top of the line spa with eight treatment rooms, private spa suites, saunas, steam rooms, jacuzzis, multiple pools, and a gym make the property incredible but to sweeten the deal, most of which have stunning views of the mountains! It’s said that Michael Jackson enjoyed the hotel so much that he put in an offer to buy it!
Dromoland is one of the few castles of Ireland that belonged to the royal heritage of the native Gaelic Irish families. Constructed in 1543, the old-world architecture has been fused with a modern, elegant interior for the royalty in all of us to enjoy. Here you will most certainly enjoy the 450 acres the castle sits on as well as amenities such as: 18-hole golf, horseback riding, fishing, archery, and of course a world class spa. Sit back at night and enjoy the sunset while gazing over the castles personal lake and the fresh Irish air!
Sitting right along the Alsatian wine trail, Chateau d’Isenbourg is one of the most romantic getaways that lies in the heart of French wine country! Scenic countryside, world class wines and a relaxing ambiance make for the getaway of a lifetime! Even being equipped with a luxurious spa and pools the best amenity is hands down an authentic French meal while sitting on the terrace taking in the scenic French countryside!
Badrutt’s Palace is a place where you will never find corners cut or service below exceptional. Lakefront with mountainous views are just the beginning. In the warmer months, water sports are available for guests and world class skiing in the winter. The heated indoor and outdoor pools are connected by floor to ceiling windows with a lake view for guest to enjoy year round. Seven restaurants and bars accommodate the property and just image the types of amenities the palace has if its complimentary transportation vehicle is a Rolls-Royce!
On this 250-acre property sits one of Ireland’s many medieval castles. Known for its bespoke rooms with unique furniture, carpet, duvets and wallpaper that will make you want to stay in every room of the castle! Each room has a picturesque view of the grounds and overlooks the waterway. Exceptional guest service as well as top of the line spa, horseback riding, golfing, water activities and tennis make Ashford the castle for you! This happens to also be the home of Ireland’s first School of Falconry so be sure to go for a bird watching tour and learn about the falcons.
Is there a better place for a castle than right along Lake Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland with panoramic view of the Alps? We don’t think so either! A stay here will make you never want to leave. Care for a nice walk? Stroll through the 10 acres of extravagant gardens. Foodie? Enjoy a two starred Michelin restaurant. Want to relax after some of the worlds best skiing? A luxurious spa and both indoor and outdoor pools are waiting for you along with an attentive staff that are willing to go above and beyond.
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