Ravenwood Castle

Castle History

Modern Castle; Old World Charm

The design of Ravenwood Castle was inspired by castles built to defend the border between England and Wales in the 12th and 13th centuries. The building is much newer, of course.

Ground was broken in September 1994, and the main Castle building was finished by May 1995. Although the original plan only called for four guest rooms, more rooms were added along the way. The cottages in the medieval village were started in the fall of 1996 and the first three were ready for guests in the spring of 1997.

The creators of Ravenwood Castle were Sue and Jim Maxwell, who owned and operated the property for nearly seventeen years. Lifelong Anglophiles, the Maxwells imbued Ravenwood with the English charm they experienced on their many travels throughout the British Isles.

In June of 2012, Ravenwood Castle was purchased by the Reeds, who had been frequent guests at the Castle over the years. The Reeds are intent on continuing the vision established by the Maxwells, while at the same time putting their own stamp on the Ravenwood experience.