Halloween Special: The Great Stone Castle

Halloween Special: The Great Stone Castle. To celebrate this festive time of year try spending the night at the cool, beautiful, and spooky Great Stone Castle in Sidney, Ohio.

We arrived after dark at the castle and my first words were, “Oh my gosh it looks like the house in Psycho.”


We parked and hesitantly walked around to the front. I opened the large door and we were greeted by a large black dog wagging his tail but no people. We walked around the surreal and beautiful surroundings. We had literally stepped back in time. There were ghostly photos on the walls (the former occupants?). There was a stack of books with The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on the top of the stack. The whole place was decorated with Christmas decorations, candles, and dolls. Lots and lots of dolls. It wasn’t Christmas. It was; however, our anniversary.

Finally, a lady appeared with two more dogs, one of which was pure white and the largest dog I have seen in my life. She checked us in, told us the castle was built in the 1800s, and that they had a full house – completely booked for the night she said. Yet, for the duration of our stay, we never saw another single living soul. So who exactly were the other guests (ghosts!)?

After arriving in our room, I turned around and my husband was gone. I could not locate him. I seemed to be the only person in the whole house as I searched. Finally, he appeared. He had been putting some food items in a back closet fridge down one hall. Phew! Our room was cold, so we manually lit our in-room fireplace. It soon became nice and cozy. The bed was amazingly comfortable!

Here is the balcony that opened off of our private bathroom. The bathroom sink did not have a mirror over it, instead, it had a window looking out on this balcony. It did not look stable, there was no way I was going to walk out on that!

In the morning, we were served an amazing cooked-to-order private breakfast. After which I went outside to take some pictures around the property. Spooky or not? You tell me! But an amazing experience either way!

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