The Castles of Idaho
Oh what it would be like to be stuck at home, be it for quarantine, virtual learning, or just to escape the fire smoke but imagine it this time in a castle. The Treasure Valley and beyond has a few incredible castles to explore.
The Kuna Castle - This beautiful estate known as The Castle Gardens lies on 5.56 acres and has been used as a wedding event venue. The grounds highlight a garden, water feature, and a majestic 4,678 sq ft home with a ballroom. According to Zillow it has 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.
Warm Springs Boise Castle -This luxury home showcases a rooftop patio, a home theatre, a wine cellar, and several medieval design elements. It was built in 2011 from local sandstone and is eco-friendly. This one, according to realtor has 4 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. There are even a few secret passageways tucked away inside.
Castle Kataryna in Sandpoint - This was the first in a cluster of castles in the sandpoint area. This one was named after the youngest daughter of its builder, Roger DeClements. It was intricately designed and constructed. 3,600 square feet of incredible stonework and hand-crafted authentic touches. There are numerous castle features such as a drawbridge, arrow loop windows, Gothic arches, and round towers. You are greeted with a tile starburst along the walkway, a signature from the builder.
The Idanha Castle, Boise - Historic landmark, complete with ghost stories is now home to apartments, and a donut shop. This was once a fancy hotel, restaurant and piano bar built in 1901. It also housed the states very first elevator (ooo fancy) and for a little while was Boise's tallest building. Hard to miss this castle inspired building in downtown.
Pythian Castle, Weiser - Built in 1904 and originally owned and commissioned by The Order of Knights of Pythias. Designed by Boise, Idaho Architectural firm Tourtellotte & Hummel Company. Each stone was transferred to the site and hand cut to fit. In 1982 the building came into ownership of the Weiser Architectural Preservation Committee and remains as a historical monument in the City of Weiser, Idaho.
The Idaho Castle, Hope - Overlooking the crystal clear waters of Lake Pend OreilIe and partially secluded on tree-covered Eagen Mountain, the Idaho Castle is an overnight experience fit for a king (or queen). 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and sleeps 16. It can be yours for $400 a night on Vrbo.