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Castle McKenzie in Smokey Mountains of North Carolina

Bedrooms 2
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Castle, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 4 Sleeps

When you, “Want to be Alone”.

Want to get away from it all? Clear your head in a magical place. Maybe put a little romance back into your relationship? Or start a new one at a place you’ll remember, always. Now you can spend time with that special someone--- in a world all your own. Less than 1.5 hours from Atlanta, Chattanooga and Asheville.

Why settle for a hotel room, with crowded lobbies and paper thin walls. Why compromise your privacy, sharing your time and each other with guests of a bed and breakfast. Why settle for a cramped cabin, when you can have your own private and luxurious castle to share with that special someone--- and them alone. We’ve created a romantic castle on over ten-acres of gated mountain seclusion and privacy--- just for you and your special someone.

Castle McKenzie is for when you, “want to be alone”. Step back to a time when dragons were slain, castles were defended, and romance ruled the realm. A time when knights defended the honor of their lady, jousting atop their snorting steed. You are the Laird of the castle.

You’ll love soaking in your private outdoor hot tub atop the castle turret. Once you are totally relaxed and feeling really pampered, wrap yourself in the terrycloth bathrobes provided to our guests and enter your suite through French doors leading from the terrace. Turn on the stereo, light a few candles. If it’s cold outside, cuddle in front of the fireplace and share a bottle of Champagne or wine. Prepare a meal in our well-appointed kitchen, or fine restaurants are only a ten-minute drive away.

Castle McKenzie is the perfect honeymoon, anniversary, or romantic getaway--- fit for a king or queen. Make her your Princess. Make him your Prince.

The perfect place for when you, “want to be alone”.

More Details

Lorraine McKenzie Panagos
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2017


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

Castle McKenzie in Smokey Mountains of North Carolina
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Anderson, SC

Must-see for any history buff - a very cool place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

As a history teacher, I was intrigued by this place (and on a teacher's salary, it will be the nearest I get to staying in a real castle...). Upon arriving, I recommend you devote an hour just to looking around the inside of the cabin - swords, shields, and eclectic furniture abound - and be sure to look for all the deadly sins! Then, explore the trail outside to learn more about Scottish heritage - be sure to greet the visitor downstairs over the drawbridge. I greatly enjoyed wandering around the cabin and property, and look forward to staying there when everything is finished downstairs. I've stayed in many cabins in Murphy over the year, but this was definitely the most interesting, and will only get better as the improvements continue. I can't wait to check it out again! My only issue with this place is that it wasn't nearly as "secluded" as it sounded in the description, and the nearby cabins and play areas were not very well kept-up and could actually be quite dangerous if you were not careful. Note that this was nearly a year ago, and perhaps things have been cleaned up around the area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Irish Pub
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Cherokee County Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 19/129
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Rib Country
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Maggie Valey
Nearest Beach
400 Miles
Outer Banks
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Relaxing romantic environment.

* Go white-water rafting.

* Antiques and flea markets.

* Fine and casual dining.

* Mountain day trips.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Relax in the terrace hot tub.

* Feed the fish in Braveheart Pond.

* Walk the castle nature trails..

* Explore the small local towns..

* Listen and enjoy the "silence".

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Take one of the train excursions.

* Go gem mining.

* Go white-water rafting.

* Visit the Chattanooga Aquarium.

* Go horse-back riding.

Short drive to white-water rafting, shopping, fine and casual dining, antique stores, flea markets, horse-back riding, Helen, Blue Ridge and Blairsville, GA. Take a mountain train excursion, go gem mining, play a round of golf, go swimming, rent a boat and sail one of the many lakes, and more. See the Activities page of our website for complete information.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday castle in Murphy, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$78
Refundable Damage Deposit A$325
Tax Rate 11.0%

Nightly Rate: $165 - $175. This rate is based upon TWO PERSONS. Add $25.00 per person per stay for adults and children over 6 years of age. Maximum occupancy of castle is 4 persons.

Weekly Rate: $1050

Monthly Rate: $3000 - $3000

Our rates are based on two people in the castle guest wing per night. There is a two-night minimum, and extra charges apply for additional persons sharing the castle. There are no additional charges for use of the hot tub, high-speed Internet access, trash removal, linens, etc. Everything except taxes and a $50.00 per stay cleaning fee is included in our rates.
CASTLE GUEST CAPACITY: Is based on two people per bedroom. Since the castle guest wing has two bedrooms, the maximum rental capacity is four people.

PAYMENTS AND DEPOSITS: We accept VISA, MC, PayPal, American Express and Discover for deposits and payment. A valid credit card is required to reserve the castle. A 50% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of reservation with the balance due 30 days prior to check-in.

CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT TIMES: Check-in time is normally after 2:00 p.m., and check out time is normally 11:00 a.m.
Per Night Rate for Two People: $155.00 Per Night - (Some Holidays may be higher)

Charge Per Extra Person: $ 50.00 Per Stay - (Maximum of two extra adults allowed)

Minimum Nights Per Stay: Two Nights

Some Three-Day Holidays: Three Night Minimum (Call for details)

Rates do not include 7% NC State Sales Tax and 4% County Occupancy Tax = Total of 11% Tax. There is also a $50.00 Cleaning Fee per stay.


Sunday through Wednesday or Monday through Thursday
(Excludes Holidays and other Promotional Weeks)

ONE WEEK - "7th NIGHT FREE" SPECIAL - ONLY $930.00 (SAVE $155.00)
Starting Nights are Sunday Through Friday Only... No Saturday Night Starts

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle rental in Murphy, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Hot tub and mountain view from castle turret. High-speed Internet access. Gas fireplace in living room. Total privacy as you have the entire gated 10+ acres to yourself. Full kitchen and amenities. Large flat-screen TV, with VCR, DVD and CD player. Everything provided including bedding, towels, bathrobes, Jacuzzi tub, etc. Less than 1.5 hours from Atlanta, GA, Chattanooga, TN, and Asheville, NC.