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SmithmoreCastle

Welcome to Smithmore Castle, America's only 5-star castle hotel and premier event space. Nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Smithmore Castle offers a unique blend of historical grandeur and modern luxury. With jaw-dropping views of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Eastern Continental Divide, and Mount Mitchell—the highest peak east of the Rockies—our castle provides an unforgettable backdrop for every occasion.

Smithmore Castle is not just a place to stay; it's an experience. Our meticulously restored British Victorian Castle boasts a variety of themed rooms, lofts, and suites, each designed to transport you to a different era of elegance and charm. From the opulent Royal Tower View Suite with its Victorian décor and swan motifs to the serene garden, every detail is crafted to ensure our guests feel like royalty. With balconies, towers, and private spaces that offer 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape, Smithmore Castle is the epitome of refined luxury.

As America's only 5-star castle hotel, Smithmore Castle is dedicated to providing an unparalleled level of service and sophistication. Our fine dining experience, curated by renowned chefs, features a blend of classic and contemporary culinary delights that will tantalize your taste buds. Whether you're enjoying a romantic dinner for two or a grand banquet, our exquisite cuisine and impeccable service are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Smithmore Castle is the perfect venue for family gatherings, business retreats, weddings, and other special events. When you rent the entire castle, you gain exclusive access to all our luxurious rooms, bathrooms, and hundreds of acres of pristine estate land. With accommodations for up to 23 guests and 1 infant, your privacy and comfort are guaranteed. Our dedicated event planning team is here to ensure that every detail of your stay or event is executed flawlessly.

At Smithmore Castle, we invite you to step into a world of timeless elegance and unmatched luxury. Come create unforgettable memories in a setting that is as extraordinary as the events you celebrate. Experience the magic of America's only 5-star castle hotel, where every moment is a royal affair.

 

History and Location
In 2008, Robert Smith purchased estate with his family and renamed it with his last name and consideration for the property’s “idyllic” surroundings and view of rollings mountains. Eventually, in 2017, Smith opening it for events and listed it various rental sites. By 2019 as guests remarked that they “loved” the property and liked the accommodating staff at the Castle. In 2020 Smith recreated Smithmore Castle to a fully operational hotel with a private restaurant offering high end cuisines. The location offers a private steep drive up English Knob. The 121-acre private mountain estate is found in the ranges of the Blue Ridge Mountains and was called a “perfect place” to establish an atmosphere for thematic weddings and photoshoots. The Castle first attracted a national spotlight after being featured in magazines, television and music videos.

 

Amenities and Features
Smithmore Castle takes up British Victorian Architecture with multiple worldly-themed rooms and a Spanish Lounge. It is also decorated with imported and hand crafted frescos that complete the European vibe in the Formal Dining Room. Giant Swarovski Chandelier located in the Great room along with crystal wall sconces are seen in the receiving foyer of the Castle Hotel and throughout.

 

Smithmore Castle features over 15,000 Sq Ft with many rooms but offers only eight bedrooms for guests to rent. The Castle has caves on the property and offers Cave Tours, a Fire Pit and mountain biking. Cooking classes, Archery Lessons, Cave Tours, Etiquette Classes, Massages, Wine Tastings and more. The Decor is integrated into the Castle’s corresponding Renaissance Hotel theme. It also offers views of Mount Mitchell, Toy River Valley, Eastern Continental Divide and the blue Ridge Mountains. The Property also provides hiking trails dotted with Old English riddles leading the way to discover caves. Moreover, it also features a vintage Bar and a Lounge by a “massive” Three-story stone fireplace. The stay in the hotel also includes a private in-house 5-Star Executive Chef who will prepare the variety of gourmet meals served to guests during the stay.

 

The Hotel also offered custom and curated stays for each guest, along with a Concierge team and Renowned Chef. It also has a total lodging occupancy of 20 guests and can host up to 100 guests for private fine dining events. It includes 11 bathrooms, smart TV’s, Coffee stations and a 3,000 sq ft Ballroom called Crown Hall. The Hall incorporates a commercial kitchen, brides powder room and separate commercial men’s and women’s restrooms. The hall was mainly developed for hosting weddings and receptions. Guests can also book weddings and other events at the Castle itself.

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