This week’s blog post – written by our Assistant Innkeeper, Abby Kutscher – shines the Room Spotlight on one of our favorite Castle Rooms, the Duke’s Dungeon.
When most people picture a dungeon, they imagine cold stone walls, chains, and a dirt floor. A very high, very small window may let in just enough sunlight to remind the prisoner of what he or she is missing. Our dungeon here at Ravenwood Castle is quite different. In fact, the Duke’s Dungeon is one of our most popular rooms!
The Duke’s Dungeon is decorated with faux-stone walls to accentuate the atmosphere of the room. But aside from being aesthetically pleasing, one of the best aspects of the Duke’s Dungeon is its location. It is on the lowest level and just steps away from the Raven’s Roost Pub and our library! Guests in the dungeon enjoy a short walk from a night of revelry to the comfort of their king sized bed. And this bed, let me tell you, is one of the selling points of the Dungeon suite. The headboard and baseboard are working stockades. Now that’s a feature you won’t find just anywhere!
At the foot of the bed, you will find a cozy gas fireplace that makes the dungeon in our castle rather more comfortable than your typical dungeon. Next to the fireplace is a small sitting area and a door that leads outside to the main patio. The patio has plenty of seating and is a perfect place to sit and stargaze while enjoying a bottle of wine. Back inside, a slightly raised bathroom with a standard bathtub/shower combo completes the room.
Our dungeon is a favorite among criminals and non-criminals alike, so be sure to come check it out! We guarantee you won’t find a more comfortable dungeon anywhere else. If you prove us wrong, well, you can throw us in the Dungeon!