You may not know this, but there is a literal castle in Alberta. We're not talking about a house that looks especially royal, this place is the real deal. We're not telling you this just to make you envious of those that get to live inside, we're telling you this because as of today, you can spend the night there yourself. You heard us, Ryans Castle has officially opened their doors as a bed and breakfast so you and your boo or your BFF can slumber like the royals.
The castle sits on 160 acres of land just 15 minutes northwest of St. Albert, Alberta. As of December 31, 2019, the castle’s owners will be renting out one of the castle’s elegant bedrooms along with a private indoor pool for your use only.
Narcity spoke with Barbara Ryan who owns the castle with her husband. She told us that the inspiration to build the castle came from her extensive travels in Europe.
Having built the majestic dwelling 13 years ago, Barbara has now decided to open it up as a BnB. Though there is currently only one room available for rent, she told us that if it goes well she will open two more rooms next year.
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Staying the night in this truly unbelievable BnB costs $995 per night. But, don't forget, that's including breakfast and your own private indoor pool.
If you're not prepared to pay the nightly price, don't you worry, you can still visit the castle and feel just as fancy. Every Saturday starting on January 11, 2020, the castle will be hosting tradition English afternoon tea at 3 p.m.
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You will be treated to a selection of fine teas, sandwiches, scones, and an assortment of pastries and desserts. Naturally, it will be served on fine linens and bone china. Afternoon tea costs $75 per person.
There are plenty of homes that look like castles around the world, but this is an actual castle that you can go check out. Next to the Fairmont castles in Banff and Lake Louise, this might be the most royal experience Alberta has to offer.
Ryans Castle BnB
Price Per Night: $995
Address: 5018 Range Rd., 265 Sturgeon County, AB
Why You Need To Go: Can't afford a trip to Europe? Live and feel like royalty in this majestic castle right here in Alberta.