Hotel at a Glance: OHEKA CASTLE
Spanning 115,000 square feet, the nearly century-old OHEKA CASTLE remains one of the largest private homes ever built in the United States. The estate is extravagant not only in size, but also design. From the turrets and archways of its façade to the grand ballrooms within, OHEKA CASTLE draws inspiration from French chateaux. An included tour for two will give you an inside look at OHEKA CASTLE, as well as the surrounding gardens planned by the Olmsted brothers.
- Famous cameos: The property has appeared in a number of film and TV productions, including Citizen Kane and Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” video.
- Chateau and Whitney rooms many have such opulent features as chandeliers, claw-foot tubs, and four-poster beds dressed in Egyptian-cotton linens.
- Upscale cuisine: This Getaway’s daily $10 dining credit can be used toward dishes like Porterhouse lamb Durango and filet mignon at the OHK Bar & Restaurant.
- Complimentary amenities: WiFi and continental breakfast
Huntington, New York: Historic 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. 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.