History was written on the back of a horse, and select members of Historic Hotels Worldwide feature equine activities, either onsite or nearby.
Dating back from 1311, Kasteel Daelenbroeck was the brainchild of Godfried van Heinsberg, Lord of Wassenberg who dreamed of building a castle in the marshland, at the time, known as broeck. What was once a relatively uninhabited land became a thriving community surrounding the castle and remains enchanting as ever.
Amid the vibrant gardens and crisp ponds in the charming village of Hierden, Netherlands, Kasteel de Essenburgh is a treasured historic estate with romantic elements. Built in 1652, the castle was originally built as a personal residence occupied by wealthy families for centuries until the mid 20th century.
Originally built in 1903 as the personal residence and hunting lodge of Baron Jan Jacob Luden, Landgoed Jachtslot de Mookerheide is a luxury historic hotel surrounded by a thick green forest reminiscent of a classic romantic fairytale setting. Constructed in an Art Nouveau architectural style, the castle has been carefully restored to feature original fixings of the structure and beautifully detailed interior.
Boasting opulent Baroque architecture, The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel offers luxury accommodations in a historic setting situated in the heart of St. Petersburg, Russia. Reminiscent of imperial times, the hotel boasts luminous guestrooms and suites, refined dining establishments, and exclusive access to the Hermitage Museum.
Rich in heritage, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is an urban resort, nestled in the hart of Old Quebec, that seduces with its historic charm, distinctive elegance, world-class hospitality and magic touch. Once the site of personal residence of the English and French governors, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac stands high on Cap Diamant, overlooking the majestic St. Lawrence River.
For over a century, dreamers, farmers, investors, and even a Prussian Count have envisioned a grand future for the Colorado Springs area. One man, Spencer Penrose had the dedication and vision to bring the dream to reality. That dream was The Broadmoor, which officially opened on June 29, 1918 and marks its 90th anniversary in 2008.
Nestled amid live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, this Victorian landmark enjoys a setting of unspoiled natural beauty on Jekyll Island. The island is protected from extensive development by the state of Georgia and has miles of beaches and forest waiting to be explored. Here, millionaires wintered in scenic seclusion for decades, enjoying many amenities and privileges.
Mount Washington Resort was the creation of industrialist Joseph Stickney, who built The Mount Washington Hotel in 1902. The sparking white and red-roofed Spanish Renaissance-style hotel, with its grand, colonnaded veranda, was the setting for the historic Bretton Woods Monetary Conference in 1944.
General Ebenezer Brewster, whose home occupied the present site of the Inn, founded the Dartmouth Hotel in 1780 but later burned to the ground and was replaced two years later on the same site by the Wheelock Hotel. From 1901 - 1903, Dartmouth College carried out extensive renovations to the facility, which was then renamed the Hanover Inn.
On a rainy night in 1865, a group of travelers en route to Montreal was stranded when their stagecoach hit a muddy rut and overturned. Despite the late hour, they found a warm welcome at the nearby Dodge farmhouse and were so captivated by the hospitality of their hosts and the spectacular surroundings that they prolonged their stay.
OHEKA CASTLE regally stands on a manicured private estate in the heart of Long Island in New York. Influenced by the grandeur of years past, this family-owned castle graciously welcomes guests into a luxurious hotel with historic charm.
This beautiful and serene inn is a top 25 AAA 4-Diamond Historic Hotel, decorated with carefully chosen Arts & Crafts style furnishings such as hand-screened Bradbury and Bradbury wallpapers and hand-made Fulper tiles. The 21 rooms are true to the Arts and Crafts style and enhanced with featherbeds, luxury linens, and modern amenities. Environmentally responsible as well, the inn has been recognized for its water and energy conservation.
Located in Pennsylvania Dutch Country near Lancaster, The Inn at Leola Village --an exercise in historic preservation--opened in 2000 after acquiring a local farm slated for demolition. Guests can stay in three of the five restored agricultural structures including two 19th-century farmhouses and a tobacco barn.
For over two and a half centuries, The Omni Homestead Resort has offered genuine Southern hospitality amid the Allegheny Mountains, boasting beautiful accommodations, championship golf courses, and an expansive conference center. A designated National Historic Landmark, this luxury resort offers modern amenities without compromising its historic charm.
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