Loveland, Ohio: Chateau Laroche, Loveland Castle Team Field Report

12025 Shore Rd, Loveland, OH
I-71S Exit 19, turn left at the light. When you come to the next large intersection, the next light, which is the Fields Ertel intersection, turn left onto Fields Ertel. 2.5 miles along Fields Ertel Rd. At road's end, right onto Rich Rd, then a quick left onto Mulberry St. When Mulberry veers to the right, continue straight onto Shore Rd -- a narrow, twisting lane down the hill. The Castle is at the bottom of the hill.
Daily 11 am - 5 pm, Apr-Sep; weekends Oct-Mar. (Call to verify)
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Chateau Laroche, Loveland Castle
Harry Andrews was a bachelor and recluse who spent over 50 years building a medieval-style castle in Ohio for his "boy knights." Report...

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Chateau Laroche, Loveland Castle

The castle was much larger than I'd expected, considering it was built mostly by one man. The grounds have a wide variety of plants, herbs, and trees that enhanced my visit in August.

If you have bad knees or poor balance, you may have a hard time with the narrow spiral staircases. They're steep and have uneven steps.

[Julie Linger, 08/31/2017]

Loveland Castle.

Chateau Laroche, Loveland Castle

Admission is $5 now. And apparently it's only open on weekends.

[K. Stacey, 02/26/2017]

The hours are usually altered in the off-season -- weekends only October through March.


Chateau Laroche, Loveland Castle

A hair-raising drive down the narrow, winding road takes you to the castle and river. There are lots of steep and uneven stairs to negotiate, but the views are beautiful and it's a neat place to visit.

[Kitsa, 06/11/2016]

Loveland Castle.

Chateau Laroche, Loveland Castle

We just visited this castle last week. What amazed me most is that it was built mainly by one man over decades. He carried the rocks he used to build it up from the creek in 5-gallon buckets! The story behind it is so interesting. Also, there is a beautiful garden outside with a large terraced area.... Stunning!

[Sherry, 07/21/2015]

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