Ohio’s Ravenwood Castle is a magical medieval style B&B in the forest
Forget about Hogwarts. Ohio's Ravenwood Castle is a magical B&B in the woods!
You don’t have to go to Westeros to make the fantasy geek in your life happy. Not when we have so many amazing castles right here, particularly the Ravenwood Castle in Ohio. The inn comes complete with medieval cottages, fairytale cabins, and even gypsy wagons for the free sprits in your life! I know I’m freaking out a little too!
Tucked way in the amazingly beautiful Hocking Hills woods, Ravenwood Castle is a sight straight out of Game of Thrones. The castle is owned by Jim and Pam Reed, who decided after years of visiting the inn time and time again, to purchase it themselves in 2012.
“The design of Ravenwood Castle was inspired by castles built to defend the border between England and Wales in the 12th and 13th centuries. Ground was broken in September 1994, and the main Castle building was finished by May 1995. The cottages in the medieval village were started in the fall of 1996 and the first three were ready for guests in the spring of 1997.” - Ravenwood Castle
There are tons of different styled rooms at the inn that range anywhere from castle rooms, to medieval cottages, to boho caravans perfect for any self-respecting hippy. I recently asked the Reeds which suit would be best for a first timer to the castle life. “It really depends on what experience they are looking to have,” he explained. “Each of our suites are fairly unique, and the Castle rooms offer a different experience from the village cottages, which are different yet from the Huntsman's Hollow cabins.”
If all the options haven’t convinced you, there’s also a massive Great Hall where guests can gather round the fire to eat some delicious food, or hit the Raven’s Roost Pub and toss back a few ales in the name of the Queen!
The castle also regularly hosts yearly events, including LARPing, Harry Potter themed mystery weekends, and even a Kights of the Round TableTop Day.
“We have quite a few events coming up, beginning with our annual charity convention Hoop & Stick…, followed by three murder mysteries and a free gaming day.”
If you’re going to be in the picturesque Hocking Hills and you’re looking for a truly memorable bed and breakfast, book the Duke Dungeon, the King Arthur Suit, or Rapunzel’s Tower for a weekend of fantastical fun.
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