25 January 2010

Honeymoon Spot #5: Hearst Castle

Location: Near San Simeon, California

This is another place that I have visited, with my family, when I was there last time.

William Randolph Hearst was basically the biggest magazine/newspaper publisher in the '30s and '40s. Meaning, he had tons of money and spent it on a huge castle.

Hearst Castle is now officially a California State Park. The house is huge - there's over 115 rooms in the main house, and there's three "satellite" guest houses that each have over 15. Insanity.

There's a pool that's beautiful and has ancient Roman statues decorating it.

There's indoor tennis courts and swimming pools that have lapis lazuli tiles on the bottom. So you can't really see into the water and it's kind of spooky but also really pretty.

There are like four dining rooms (really, feasting halls) in the main house. This one is cool. I like the flags.

Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4


Sarah said...

This seems like a beautiful spot to have a honeymoon! I especially like the pool!

Karen said...

I die! That place looks amazing, we studied it a bit in school. Take lots of photos!!!!

kellyssima said...

How funny... hearst castle and in-n-out some of the few spots we went during our honeymoon... :)