Ravenwood Detective Agency
Like every good castle, Ravenwood has its share of intrigue. Over the last two years we’ve even seen more than a few murders. So many, in fact, that we’ve had to form a squad of guests and volunteers to look into them: the Ravenwood Detective Agency.
Join our intrepid detectives as they search for clues, solve puzzles, avoid killers and monsters alike, and endeavor to solve the latest mystery plaguing our erstwhile castle.
Tickets for one of our mystery events are $100, and include dinner Saturday night, breakfast Saturday and Sunday (of course!), and all the mystery and hi-jinks you can handle! Due to the nature of these events, tickets are limited to those staying on site. Please be sure to add your tickets to your reservation when booking your room.
Upcoming mystery events are listed below, and stay tuned to our blog Quoth the Raven for announcements of new events!
Anatomy of a Murder Mystery
Our mysteries aren't your typical four hour dinner theater. When you attend one of our events, the mystery starts at dinner Friday night and the final clues aren’t wrapped up until breakfast on Sunday. The intervening 40 hours or so are filled with activity. You will be gathering evidence, searching for clues, solving puzzles, making dead drops, avoiding the killer (unless you ARE the killer!), and a myriad of other activities that you just can’t fit in a box.
Upcoming Mystery Events
Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Hand - September 18th & 19th, 2015
A mysterious note was recently found in one of the Ravenwood Castle Gypsy Wagons, where it was left inside a plain cardboard box – pinned to a severed human hand. The note simply read: Moriarty Lives!
The first detectives on the scene have determined that the hand – and the threat – is real. This chilling conclusion was quickly reinforced when a second note arrived, this one pinned to the castle’s front door, along with a human ear.
Moriarty is not just alive – he’s angry!
One can only guess at the motivations of an evil genius, but it seems that the Professor intends to make an example of Ravenwood Castle, and remind us all of that fear and murder are his stock in trade.
The Ravenwood Detective agency is calling for reinforcements, and requests assistance from veteran and novice detectives alike. Join us September 18th and 19th for the return of Sherlock Holmes to Ravenwood Castle!
The Trail of the Living Dead – November 13th & 14th, 2015
It has been nearly two years since the series of incidents that we refer to only as the “troubled times”. In those dark days, the Living Dead plagued Ravenwood Castle. It took all the Ravenwood Detective Agency had to get to the bottom of the zombie infection and curb the outbreak.
But through the efforts of many valiant detectives, we were finally safe from the zombie scourge.
Or so we thought.
In recent weeks several guests have mysteriously disappeared while hiking in the nearby woods. Exhaustive searches have turned up no trace of the missing hikers.
And then the trails began to appear. Rough trails, as if torn from the forest. Trails strewn with body parts and bloody clothing. The trails expand each night - drawing ever closer to the castle itself!
An ill wind is blowing, and whispers of the shambling dead once again inspire terror in the castle and surrounding countryside.
The Ravenwood Detective Agency is calling all available agents, wet behind the ears novices and grizzled veterans alike, to meet this new challenge. Are you brave enough to face the Living Dead?
Join us November 13th & 14th for the return of our extremely popular zombie Murder Mystery series in part four, the Trail of the Living Dead!
The twisted minds at the Shadow Stalkers and Ravenwood Castle are always coming up with new themes to challenge the sleuths of the Ravenwood Detective Agency. Here's just a few of the mysteries our guests have faced to date!
The Killers Grimm (Dark Fairy Tales)
Slytherin' Slayings (Harry Potter)
Murder at Casterly Rock (Game of Thrones)
Sherlock Holmes and the Steampunk Killings
Murders in Masquerade (Classic Mystery)
Murders Outside of Time (Doctor Who)
Young Frankenshteen (Mel Brooks)
The Night of the Living Dead (Zombies!)
The Adventure of the Dragon's Claw (Classic Mystery)
The Cold Hand of Death (Classic Mystery)
Death in Small Doses (Classic Mystery)