Versailles, Kentucky: Martin CastleIt's an impressively large castle, and you can spend the night in it.
Visitor Tips and News About Martin Castle
Versailles Castle looks great, post-fire. However, as many have said, they don't take kindly to visitors that go to have a look-see and quickly send you on your way. I was there when there was not a single visitor there and even told them I was thinking of having an event there. They weren't biting![Jessica Beatty, 10/28/2011]
In our local paper [11/12/2010] there was an AP photo of Versailles Castle from the Herald-Leader with a caption quoting the general manager of CastlePost that the property is for sale. After looking into it a bit: it is more a matter of anything is for sale if the price is right. Woodford County PVA assesses the 50 acres & castle for 4.5 million. Mr. Post, an out-of-state owner, who bought it for 1.8 million in 2003, is now offering the renovated castle for 30 million.[S. Adams, 11/16/2010]
Despite the collapse of the housing market, castle-flipping is still profitable!
The castle east of Versailles is no longer abandoned! It is now open as "Kentucky's Premier Luxury Tourist Home." The rooms aren't as expensive as I expected them to be, given that there are only fifteen rooms, but they are still high enough to keep me viewing the place from the highway.[Craig S. Thom, 06/01/2009]
The castle is being rebuilt after the fire that destroyed the building inside the outer walls. You can see from the photo that it's a more elaborate structure than what existed prior to the fire.[T. Roseberry, 09/26/2006]
The castle which burned down last year is now being rebuilt. They've had trucks coming in and out of the place. The owner I heard is building a two-story home in the same spot as the original Castle house. According to local newspapers, he is going to make the home resemble the original one as much as possible.[Marie Eldridge, 03/22/2005]