Oheka Castle Hotel and Estate

$179 for a One-Night Stay for Two and Castle Tour at Oheka Castle Hotel and Estate on Long Island (Up to $559 Value)

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Enormous French-Style Chateau on 23 Verdant Acres

At a whopping 109,000 square feet, Gilded Age financier Otto Kahn’s 127-room country estate on Long Island is one of the largest private residences ever constructed in the United States. Orson Welles used shots of the French-chateau-inspired building and its meticulously manicured grounds to represent Xanadu, the title character’s gargantuan home in Citizen Kane. Today, Oheka Castle Hotel and Estate—which takes its name from a condensed version of the original owner’s full name, Otto Hermann Kahn—gives overnight guests a taste of baronial opulence, complete with ornate ballrooms, exquisite three-course meals, and sumptuous furnishings.

Turrets, sloping roofs, and dramatic archways define the castle’s silhouette, which is surrounded by spiral topiaries, lush lawns, and burbling fountains designed by famed landscape architects the Olmsted brothers. Handsome woodwork and marble give the mansion’s interior an aura at once stately and comfortable. The library boasts a mahogany grand piano, crimson-colored couches, and a collection of leather-bound Family Circus comic strips. Individually designed Chateau and Whitney rooms call to mind both French palaces and New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Frette Italian and Egyptian-cotton linens dress the beds; claw-foot or jacuzzi-style bathtubs anchor the bathrooms; and graceful chandeliers cast warm light onto elegant living areas.

Huntington, New York: Long Island Estates and Relics of the Jazz Age

Located on Long Island’s Gold Coast, Huntington is characterized by its grand, Gatsby-esque estates erected in the 1920s by ultrawealthy captains of industry and finance. Paying little heed to cost, these Jazz Age barons constructed extravagant homes with parts and pieces shipped from foreign countries via expensive, bathtub-gin-powered zeppelins. Many estates remain intact and offer an enticing look at a vanished world. Nearby museums, an expansive arboretum, and a Japanese garden also keep visitors busy. Located just 38 miles from Manhattan, the North Shore is ideally situated for day trips to the city as well as historical seaside towns and Long Island's beautiful wine country.

What You Get

  • $179 for a one-night stay for two in Chateau or Whitney room, valid Sunday–Thursday
  • Continental breakfast
  • Two drinks
  • Two castle-tour tickets

Amenities

  • Library
  • Formal gardens
  • Onsite bar and lounge
  • In-room massages
  • Complimentary continental breakfast

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 4/4/12
  • Must complete travel by 4/13/12
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • 72hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Cancellations must be made via email
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Valid only for Chateau or Whitney room
  • Credit card required at booking
  • Must be 21 or older to drink
  • 11.625% occupancy tax not included.

Other Details

How To Book

  1. Purchase Groupon.
  2. Call Oheka Castle by 4/4/12.
  3. Choose a date prior to 4/13/12.
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

Room Details

Chateau and Whitney Rooms

  • One king- or queen-size bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night per guest

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available upon request
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: dogs may be added for $200 per pet per night; advanced notice, vet's letter, and signed pet policy is required before the pet may enter the site.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

What It's Worth

  • $179 for a one-night stay for two in Chateau or Whitney room with continental breakfast, valid Sunday–Thursday (up to a $495 value)
  • Two drinks (up to a $14 value)
  • Two castle-tour tickets (a $50 value)

    Total value: up to a $559

Getting There

  • By plane: about 25 miles from Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP); about 25 miles from LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
  • By cab: about $60 from ISP; about $67 from LGA
  • By car: about 35 miles west of New York City; about 45 miles west of Newark

Customer Reviews

The Castle was as if you were stuck in time. Absolutely beautiful and well maintained. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, which made my stay very enjoyable. The restaurant had excellent food and cocktails. I felt no reason to leave for the 2 days I was there. The tour was very interesting and informative.
Maria P. · May 4, 2017
Oheka is stunning, so well maintained, so very rich in history, and the staff could not have been nicer. We had a wonderful stay and we thank the staff very much. Gary should be proud of them. Thank you!
Jim C. · April 25, 2017
the castle is amazing and the rooms are spectacular
Bill D. · April 17, 2017
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