Castle Hotel & Spa
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400 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, NY 10591
The story of the Castle begins shortly before the turn of the 20th century, when General Howard Carroll, a well-respected newspaperman, playwright and businessman, purchased the land as a home for his growing family. “Carrollcliffe” was built in two stages between 1897 and 1910. Working with noted New York architect Henry Kilburn, Carroll actively assisted in planning the Castle in a style reminiscent of Norman fortification in Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The finished castle boasted 45 rooms.
Born in Albany, N.Y. in 1854, Howard Carroll was educated in Albany, New York City, Hanover and Gottingen in Germany, and Geneva, Switzerland. His first and longest position was with The New York Times, where he served as the Washington D.C. correspondent, befriending such leaders as Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and James Garfield. After refusing several official appointments in the Chester Arthur administration, Carroll wrote several plays, including The American Countess, which ran for 200 nights on Broadway. He also authored two books.
General and Mrs. Carroll were notable social figures in Westchester County and New York City society. They entertained frequently and on a grand scale resplendent in the tasteful luxuries of the era. During the Hudson-Fulton Tercentennial Celebration of 1909 (commemorating of the 300th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s discovery of the Hudson River and the 100th anniversary of Robert Fulton’s first successful commercial application of the paddle steamer) Carroll, considered a gourmet and connoisseur of rare wines, hosted every officer from the German fleet stationed in the Hudson River region. Included among the invited guests were J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, foreign dignitaries and ambassadors who viewed the great river regattas from the Castle terrace.
In early 2013, the Castle Hotel & Spa underwent a thorough renovation and refurbishment adding a renewed aura of bygone elegance and refinement to historic property. The renovation also included the introduction of the luxurious THANN Sanctuary Spa, known throughout Asia as an oasis of peace and tranquility. Throughout the meticulous restoration, every attempt was made to maintain the feeling of being in a cherished family home with a great deal of history and a storied past. The unique architectural elements of the main building of the Castle were carefully preserved to showcase the cherished collectibles gathered from around the globe.
Property Type: Hotel/Resort
Architectural Style: Gothic Revival
Location Type: Rural
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