Storming the Castle
Issue: October 31, 1997
October 31, 1997 Storming the Castle Equus at The Castle resort has melded tradition and modernity just an hour from New York City By John Mariani Upon first sighting The Castle at Tarrytown, N.Y., one's response may well be, "Why did it take so long to turn such a unique spot into a unique resort and restaurant?" Spread out over 10 acres of woodlands sloping down toward the Hudson River, The Castle was built by General Howard Carroll between 1897 and 1910 in the style of a Norman castle and featuring an arboretum and 45 rooms; he used stone quarried on the site and imported carved oak beams and woodwork, stained glass and mahogany bookcases from Europe.
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