CastlePost | Martin Castle | The Kentucky Castle - Lexington, Kentucky

November 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I recently had a chance to photograph and stay at CastlePost just outside of Lexington, Kentucky.  CastlePost is often referred to as "Martin Castle", or "The Kentucky Castle."  It was a surreal experience and one of the most beautiful places I've ever photographed.

Martin Castle was built by Rex and Caroline Bogaert Martin in 1969 after returning from a German vacation.  They were inspired by the architecture and many famous buildings that they'd visited while in Europe.  The Martins divorced before the castle was completed and it sat unfinished for many years.

The structure was sold to a Miami attorney in 2003 but the structure burned during renovations during 2004.  Reconstruction was completed in 2008.

The castle was purchased again in 2017 by a group of investors.

Links of interest:

I stayed in a "chalet", often referred to as a "turret":

The castle sits on working 55 acre farm and has a farm-to-table restaurant.  The food was excellent.   

The rooftop terrace is perfect for weddings, parties, and any other large gathering:

Here is a collection of images taken while walking the grounds that evening and the next morning:

 


Comments

No comments posted.
Loading...
Subscribe
RSS
Archive