This week’s blog post is written by our Assistant Innkeeper Abby Kutscher.
King Arthur, the man and the myth. Born out of the lore of French writer Chretien de Troyes, King Arthur is said to have defended Britain from invading countries in the fifth and sixth centuries. Our hero’s life was not without strife though. His very birth was the result of some mischievous magic worked by the infamous Merlin. His own sister, Morgan le Fay, and her son, Mordred, both tried to steal Arthur’s power and his throne over the course of his life. And his wife Guinevere had a sordid affair with one of the Knights of the Round Table, Sir Lancelot. But through it all King Arthur came out on top, proving – as he did when he pulled the sword from the stone – that he was the “once and future king.”
Legend has it that King Arthur waits on the magical island of Avalon for a time when he is needed by his country once more. We can’t say if that’s true, but just in case we’ve kept his room waiting for him!
King Arthur’s Suite is the largest room in the castle proper. Boasting two levels, King Arthur encompasses an entire tower. The first level offers a spacious sitting area with a sleeper sofa, a fireplace above which hangs Excalibur, and a marble chess set. Also located on the first floor is a bathroom containing a two-person whirlpool bathtub.
Upstairs, you will find a custom-made king size bed and a second sofa, as well as a balcony overlooking the garden. And the piece-de-resistance–a hand-painted mural depicting various scenes out of the King Arthur legend.
King Arthur’s Suite is indeed an accommodation fit for a king! But we’re sure Arthur won’t mind if we put his suite to use while he waits upon Avalon. So the next time you visit Ravenwood Castle, reserve the King Arthur Suite, and live like royalty!