Versailles, Kentucky: Versailles Castle - The Castle PostFormer Martin Castle built in horse country was upgraded by Tom Post into an exclusive bed and breakfast. No inside access for non-guests.
Visitor Tips and News About Versailles Castle - The Castle Post
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]
Photo from the day after the fire, about 8:30 pm, 24 hours after it started. Note the absent turrents in the center where the charred ruins are visible over the wall.[wally, 05/12/2004]
Fans of the Castle have been sending a steady stream of tips on the blaze, which broke out at about 8:30 pm on May 10. Local fire companies had trouble getting in close because of the ditches around the perimeter. It appears the outer battlements survived, but the central castle structure was destroyed. The Versailles Castle was built in the early 1970s by a real estate developer, and was purchased in 2003 by a Florida couple in the process of turning it into a bed and breakfast.
The interior of the castle in Versailles, Kentucky was destroyed in a blaze on Monday night, May 10, 2004. The cause was unknown, but may have been triggered by a lightning strike to a turret.... [05/10/2004] Complete News Story
Some of you guys need to get your facts straight. For the first year and a half of my life I lived with my parents, who were caretakers of the castle. While my mother was pregnant with me, and after, her and my dad helped build the castle. Most of my family have been caretakers before. I have pictures, video tapes and memories of the inside of the castle. It may have six bedrooms with their own bathrooms but it doesn't have indoor plumbing. And the biggest expense in the bedrooms are the styrofoam moldings they have around the doors. I have been really close to the owner, Rex Martin all of my life. For my first birthday, he got me a truck load of diapers, literally![Keisha Brooks, 09/08/2002]
I have pictures of the inside of the swimming pool, the guard towers, the gates and walls. I visited there when I was dating my husband in 1979. Back then, it wasn't locked up, and anyone could go inside. It was really awesome to be inside the huge walls.[Cindy Fulkerson, 05/13/2001]