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Dog-friendly mountain castle with a washer/dryer, private hot tub, & fireplace
Once upon a time, there stood an enchanted castle on a hill...
Perched on Schweitzer Mountain, one mile above the Schweitzer Mountain Resort, with a private, enclosed hot tub overlooking the slopes, and exquisitely themed decor from floor to tower, The Castle - Chateau De Melusine, offers guests an experience unlike any other!
This true living stone castle presents three levels of otherworldly comforts with a blend of modern amenities and old-world features like hand-laid stones, statues, and curved staircases. The dramatic great hall boasts a vaulted ceiling, hydronic-heat floors of Idaho Quartzite, a cozy living area with a 50' wood-burning fireplace, a well-equipped, kitchenette with colorful stained glass windows, and a grand dining table ready for hearty banquets or memorable game nights. This home also includes a private hot tub room with breathtaking mountain views. Whether you're here for the ultimate ski-cation, a newlywed getaway, or a family adventure, let The Castle - Chateau De Melusine transport you and your guests into your world of fantasy. Hotel rooms are soon forgotten, and memories last a lifetime!
Sandpoint and the surrounding area are brimming with fun activities no matter the season! Ski the slopes of Schweitzer Mountain Resort in winter, or hike and mountain bike on the trails in summer. Just a mile north, grab a slice at Powder Hound Pizza or head down the hill into Sandpoint where you'll find Lake Pend Oreille access at City Beach Park, restaurants, brewpubs, museums, and great local shopping, all just 13 miles from your door.
Distance From Home
Schweitzer Mountain Resort
War Memorial Field
Action Water Sports
Sandpoint City Beach Park
Trailhead for Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail
THINGS TO KNOW
A seasonal gas grill and picnic area are available for guest use.
An electric vehicle charger is included.
This is a ski-in/ski-out home, but for experts only.
Please note that the owner lives on-site in a secondary structure on the property.
Please note that a four-wheel drive vehicle is required from October 31st to April 30th.
2 dogs welcome in this home. No other animals are allowed without specific Vacasa approval.
Parking notes: There is room for three cars to park in the driveway. Garage access is not available to guests.
This property is ski-in/ski-out. Please check trail maps and snow reports for current conditions and trail openings
County permit number: VRP2021-0036
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.
Hot tub (Private)
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Nearby activities & attractions
Hot tub : Private
Gas grill : Private
Sarah S.Oct 2022
Beautiful details in the building, designing and decorating of this castle. You will not be disappointed.
Catherine M.Oct 2022
We stayed here to hike and enjoy the fall colors. The castle is amazing and Norman the owner was very helpful. We loved the dragon cake.
Deanna M.Sep 2022
Our family reunion was made absolutely perfect at this breathtaking castle. We were all in awe to see the authentic medieval art that lived in this magical home. The kindness that was bestowed by Norm, the owner, was unmatched by any other experience we’ve ever had. We loved the beautiful fresh flowers left for us on the table and the whimsical and yummy dragon cake lovingly left in the fridge. On top of it all we were awestruck by the generous and informative tour of Norm’s dungeon where we saw more artifacts than we’ve seen in museums and learned more about history than a college class. Our family had the best vacation ever and made the most unique treasured memories we could have asked for. For those considering a trip here, we’d highly recommend you try a medieval themed dinner party like we did complete with attire, menu, and music. It really was so much fun! Thanks Norm for everything and give sweet beautiful Lulu dog a hug for us :)
robert s.Aug 2022
The castle was absolutely amazing! All of the details were just breath taking. We hope to return in the winter for views of snow covered peaks.
Norman is just an amazing Host, you won't be disappointed!
Sara B.Aug 2022
The castle is absolutely beautiful and was the perfect way to celebrate it and make beautiful memories.
Kevin M.Aug 2022
Outstanding stay! Awesome castle house, great views, and took full advantage of the hot tub! Would definitely stay there again!!
cindy d.Jul 2022
This will go down as one of our most memorable family vacations ever.The decor in the castle was awesome! We had the opportunity to meet the owner who is very entertaining. The kitchen is loaded with tons of cooking appliances as well as condiments . I would highly recommend a stay at the castle
Brett K.Jul 2022
It was truly a beautiful castle. My two boys were absolutely enchanted!
Loretta R.Jun 2022
We were very impressed by all the extra efforts of our host to give us an immersive neo medieval experience. The museum quality art and decor were splendid. The location gave us the best of Sweitzer Mountain while being close to Sandpoint below. Great trip!
Lesley R.Apr 2022
Everything was so beautiful!
Brian M.Feb 2022
This place is amazing! The house is as pictures with even more beautiful views. Ski in ski out was awesome. And the host Norm was super friendly and helpful! Highly recommended!!
Erica B.Feb 2022
We stayed in the castle for eight days and loved every moment! The space is so fun and unique it makes you feel like medieval royalty - but with modern amenities. The fire-breathing dragon was a great touch.
In addition to the castle-themed flair, the wifi was very fast, the hot tub was gorgeous, and the kitchen had every type of utensil or cooking equipment you might need to host a feast. Ski In ski out was also very convenient.
Vadim S.Jan 2022
Went on a ski trip with 8 total people and loved the stay at the castle. Kitchen had every possible utensil and pot/pan you could think of. Beds were comfortable and house was clean. Our host, Norman, was a delight, going out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed. One thing I feel needs to be clarified is that from this location you can easily ski into the main ski area, but there is no reasonable way to ski back into cabin without a decent walk back up. Loved our stay and would be happy to stay again.
Mara G.Jan 2022
Wonderfully kept and Norman was quick to respond to any of our concerns/questions. Great experience with wonderful memories
Jeana T.Nov 2021
This house is a great place to experience , The inside is authentic and atmosphere is medevil . Really a fun place to spend time at. Recommend it for all to try . Great view of the mountain also
Jace V.Oct 2021
Super nice and very clean. The owner even leaves a nice welcoming gift and is extremely helpful. The views are amazing and this area offers plenty of activities.
Pranav P.Oct 2021
Such a unique place to stay! The home is beautiful. Norman, the owner, and his wife were very welcoming. They greeted us with flowers and a beautiful dragon cake on the day we arrived! They were readily available and gave helpful tips about the area. Norman also let us take a quick tour of the dungeon which houses a collection of ancient artifacts. A must stay!
David B.Oct 2021
Staying at The Castle was definitely a unique experience! Very comfortable, very quiet, and Norman (the owner) is incredibly hospitable! Loved our stay and will do so again!
Robert B.Aug 2021
Everything about our stay was perfect and there is no other place like this one, so unique and special!
Justin E.Jun 2021
The views were amazing! The decor in castle was impressive!! The detail and work put into the castle was unbelievable and there was even fresh flowers and a dragon cake to greet us(: all and all it’s a great experience.