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Mitch King

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Experience the Luxury of This Beautiful Castle.

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Castle, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 7 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Enjoy the Peace and Tranquility of The Castle. On This 40 Acre Forested Estate, which Boast a Fully Stocked Private Lake, with sandy beach area for swimming, and Pontoon Boat with a Suspension Bridge. Take the Hiking Trails for Adventures, Rock Hunting or Nature Walks.

Star Gaze through a Refractor Telescope in your own Private Observatory!

Visit Mahan's Arboretum. Or Golf at Terry Park 9 hole course!

This Modern Castle built in 2004 has 5 Bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, nearly 9000 sqft of living space, and over 2000 sqft of Deck, with 2 outdoor grills on the first floor for large family BBQ's, 5 Wood Burning Fireplaces, Professional Kitchen, Wood and Stone floors through out, Elevator Access on Three Floors, Cable and Internet Provided, and Outdoor Fire pit. Each floor is described in more detail below.

First Floor

Master Suite;

Fit for a King, 1000 sqft Grand Suite, King Size Hand Carved Mahogany Bed, Fireplace, 2 Flat Screen TV's, DreamWave Massage Chair, Hand Carved Desk, Thrown, Wet Bar, Access to Deck, Lake View, Full Bath, King & Queen Wash Station, Hot Tub for Two, Walk-in Sauna, Walk-in Shower.

Maids Quarters;

Sleeps two, Queen size Hand Carved Mahogany 4 Post Bed, Private Full Bath, 22 inch Soaking Tub/shower.

Grand Foyer;

Stone Floor, Twenty Two foot Ceiling, 5'x9' Oak Castle Entry, Handmade Guest Log Table, Hand Carved Mahogany King and Queen Thrown, Fortune Telling Booth.

Great Room;

Grand Fireplace , Grand Piano, Thurman, Parlor Type Furniture, 22 Foot Ceiling, Lake View, Access to Deck.

Formal Dining Room;

Huge Handmade Oak Table, Seats 10+. Lake View.

Lounge Room;

Fireplace, Flat Screen TV, Wii, Stereo, Blue Ray, Leather Lounge Furniture, Access to Deck.

Professional Kitchen;

Stone Floor, Walk-in-Pantry, Sub-zero Refrigerator/Freezer, Double Oven, Wolf 6 Top Stove/w Flat Top, Island Vegetable Sink, Dishwasher, Coffee Maker, Trash Compactor, Cookware, Silverware, Computer.

Breakfast Room;

Stone Floor, Flat Screen TV, Rubber wood Table, Seats 6, View of Lake and Bridge, Access to Deck/w Swing.

Exercise Room;

Stair Climber, Stationary Bike, Elliptical, and 21 lb. sport blocks with TV and wet bar. veiw of fountain and entry..

*The First Floor also includes, 2 Guest Bathrooms, Laundry Room, Boiler Room. Access to Sally port. Elevator access to 2nd and 3rd Floors.

Second Floor

Orange Room;

Sleeps Two, Queen Size Bed, Private Full Bath, Access to Covered/Open Deck Joining to King Midas Room, Lake Views..

King Midas Room;

Sleeps Two, Queen Size Sleigh Bed, Private Full Bath, TV, Access to Covered/Open Deck Joining Orange Bedroom, Lake View..

Princess Room;

Sleeps Two, Queen Size Mahogany Canopy Bed, Private Deck, Full Bath, Fireplace, Lake View.

Game Room;

Pool Table, Flat Screen TV, Wet Bar, Billiard and Lounge Furniture, over looks Foyer and Great Room.

Movie Room;

65 inch TV, Surround Sound, 2 Swivel Lounge Chairs, 2 Sofas, 1 Sleeper Sofa, Foosball Table

*This floor has elevator access to 1st and 3rd Floors

Third Floor Tower

The only way to access this Room is by Elevator or “Hook and Ladder” Enter at your Own Risk!

This Octagon shaped Tower Room with 360 degree Views of the Lake and Forest, includes Bar and Lounge Seating, Flat Screen TV, Access to 800 sqft. 3rd Floor Deck , With Outside Fireplace, and Access to Spiral Staircase that Leads to …

Fourth Floor Lookout

This is at the Top of the Castle, The Lookout’s Walls Stand 44 Feet High from Ground Level. 360 degree Views of the Lake and Forest. A great place to Sun Bathe, or Watch for Wild Life.

Keywords: Castle, Estate, Mansion, Lodge, Luxury, Lake, Relaxing, Private, Secluded.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mitch King (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Mitch King

Please contact Mitch King for rates and availability.

Why Mitch King chose Illinois

This Castle is one of my Personal Residents, and by far my favorite. All the wood floors, cabinets, moldings,etc. were handmade and milled on sight, from wood taken from trees of this Forest!. With the four seasons the Forest is constantly ever changing its beauty. The Castle is secluded and private. It is my Place for peace and tranquility...

What makes this castle unique

Wonderful place to Fish, Hike, Mushroom hunt, Rock Hunt, Star gaze, relax, BBQ out, or just be lazy. There is endless opportunities to entertain Yourself, Family, and Friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for letting us stay at The Castle, Mitch. It was a great place for a family reunion.

Aug 2013
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based on 45 traveler reviews

Experience the Luxury of This Beautiful Castle.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 47 reviews

A wonderful family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family just spent a long weekend at the castle celebrating my husband's birthday. There were 15 of us - my husband and myself, our four adult children and their spouses, a young married granddaughter and her husband and three teenage grandchildren. The castle is great for family vacations. There are plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms and lots of space to congregate along with quiet areas for reading or napping. We were there in February and the weather was warm enough that we were able to set out on the deck, walk around the grounds, play football and go fishing, enjoy the hammock and the rope swing. Everyone had a blast. It is also a great place for family photos (this year's Christmas card). The kitchen is amazing and so well stocked with dishes, pans and appliances. At each meal we had several people cooking together and had plenty of space without getting in each other's way. We loved the big dining room and the huge table is amazing. We took advantage of two of the fire places and had a warm, cozy fire in the evenings and cool part of the day. Thanks Mitch for having the chopped wood available. I think we took advantage of just about everything - the pool table, game room, observatory, outdoor grounds. I think the only thing not used was the sauna. Debbie was great to work with regarding our arrival time and showing us around.

The castle is definitely a place I would recommend and hope that our family is able to return. I would love to see the grounds in the spring and fall. It is a beautiful place. Thanks Mitch for building such a memorable estate.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. The seasons are all different and lots of different things to do. I feel happy when families really enjoy the Castle! Mitch :)
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Creve Coeur, Missouri

2nd of many visits to come!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time having our family vacation here and we all loved it as much, if not more this time! You just can't believe how impressive every detail is and there are so many details! Everything you could hope for and then some! The place is always spotless and well stocked. Thanks Mitch for installing the fantastic hammock that I suggested after the last visit! My new suggestion would be for a rocking chair of some sort. We had a newborn this time and I missed being able to rock her. Other than that, I can't recommend this castle enough! Fun for absolutely every age. We requested that everyone leave their phones off and just unplug and spend time enjoying the castle, the grounds, the water and each other without any distractions, and no one fact, everyone loved it! Thanks again Mitch for sharing your amazing castle with us and thanks to Debbie for always going out of your way to make our time there fantastic!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything we could wish for

  • 5 of 5

Our family just spent four fabulous days at your castle. There were 20 of our family, the two of us, our four children with spouses, and 10 grandkids ages 2 to 15. Everyone had a great time. We spent the majority of our time in and on the lake. The pontoon was used a lot. All of our fishing members caught fish, most of the little ones for the first time. There wasn't any part of the features of the property we didn't take advantage of. The boys claimed the "secret room ". The girls stayed on the beach a lot. They all had fun catching the little frogs. The adults had fun with the kids and appreciated time to just kick back. We had beautiful weather and we were surprised that there were no mosquitoes. Thanks for providing a place for our family to be all together and memories to cherish forever!����

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sioux City, Iowa

Christmas in July

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. As our Christmas gift every year we do a Family trip every summer. This was the first time at the castle. There were 13 of us ranging from age 7 weeks to 58. The four small children were busy between the beach, fishing,and many outside activities. The vacation fairy came every night which kept the children busy with puzzles and other crafts. A ninth wedding anniversary was celebrated at the castle and vows were renewed with the help of their children. The castle was big enough that the princess reader could go to her tower and read, the master chefs could cook and we all found our special place. The castle also gave us an excellent place to sit down with meals around one table and enjoy great stories! It was a great time had by all!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had the most fun staying at the Castle. There were 19 of us ages 84 to 2. The place is huge and stocked with everything you'd need. The lake was lovely, we swam and fished everyday. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Danville, Il

Wedding Getaway

  • 4 of 5

The castle was a very cool experience for us. My son was married in the yard with the pond in the backround. A perfect setting. Kudos to Debbie, who was very helpful in every way and even attended my sons' wedding! There were several families who spent the night and there was plenty of room. All the kids slept in the game room. The kitchen was awesome, plenty of work space, and the compacter was a huge plus. The massage chair is a must to try out-it felt great. The hot tub was relaxing even tho it took a long time to fill. The beds were quite comfortable, there were plenty of bathrooms, and plenty of tvs. We all enjoyed the boat, fishing, and kayaking. It was cloudy, so we didn't get to see much but the observatory was awesome! We used the two grills a lot and made good use of the back porch for the wedding food. The tower was neat. All in all it was a great time in a great place and I regret that we couldn't stay longer. Definitely a must see!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wished you could have had more sunshine...:)
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
St.louis Mo. / Springfield Il.
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Opera House / Old #7 , Palmyra, Il.
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Terry Park, Palmyra, Il.
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Carlinville, Il.
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
111 Hwy.
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Palmyra, Il.
Nearest Beach
On the Lake on Estate
Car: recommended

Star Gazing, Mushroom Hunting, Rock Hunting, Nature Trails

2 miles to Palmyra with 2 resturants with full bars Opera House 103 E State St · Palmyra (217) 436-9121, and Old Seven Saloon 103 E State St · Palmyra (217) 436-2613. Casey's General Store/Gas also serving Pizza and food items.Terry Park Golf Course 9 hole Regulation Regulation. Zelmer Memorial Airpark Zelmer Memorial Airpark Inc, Po Box 102, Palmyra, Il 62674, 618-436-9003.

17 miles to Carlinville. Carlinville is Macoupin county seat. There is a Wal-Mart, Many Restaurants including fast food , bowling alley and a movie Theater.


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Palmyra Castle Rental Rates

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Mar 26 2016 - Jun 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $400 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.5%

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Illinois Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Sauna, Thrown Room..Private
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Deep Tub, Private
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Private...
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private...
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Guest
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , Guest..
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private
  • Full Bath in every bedroom, Two half Baths...
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom, 1st Flr, Hot Tub, Sauna, Wet Bar, Fireplace
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Princess Room, 2nd Floor, Fireplace, Balcony, full Bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Orange Room, 2nd Floor, Balcony, Private Bath...
    Other (See Description) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Movie Room, other couches too..
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , King Midas Room, 2nd Floor, Balcony, Private Bath...
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Maids quarters, 1st floor, Private Bath, soaking tub....
  • King size beds (1) 1 King size bed located in Master Bedroom hand carved mahogany., Queen size Beds (4) 4 Queen size beds located in Maids Quarters,Orange Room, King Midas Room, Princess Room. Queen size pull out in Movie room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa bed in Movie Room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 15 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Private Observitory with 11' Refractor Celestron Telescope Walking Trails throughout the forest, Fishing, Campfires, Weenie roast, hiking....

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