The Castle Estate… a Royal Diva’s Dream

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Had fun storming a castle lately?
On the way to Temecula’s wine country, many roads lead to wine, but only one leads to The Castle Estate.
Every detail there is designed to keep you in a past reality of castles, kings and, of course, Queens.  From the gigantic medieval iron locks that guard your room and the mural on the stairs depicting part of it’s own family history, to the most minute detail of a delightful butterfly garden right outside your bedroom door, this castle has proven to be a diva’s favorite.
If you happen to endure LA traffic, a night arrival is breathtaking, as the castle lights glow to guide the way.  Past the helicopter pad out front, you’ll be greeted by the sounds of a huge front door knocker, and welcomed by dimly lit candelabra and a smile from the castle’s proprietors, Joanne and Dee.
How does waking up at The Castle sound? “Ding, ding, ding!” A soft “Good morning!”   a bell ring in the morning light shining through the hand-painted stained glass windows onto the luxurious medieval bed linens, and the chain link armor guard standing by. Thankfully, you’ll still have time to enjoy the feeling of waking up in a castle without the worries of modern times… no ringing phones, no television, no digital alarm clock….  Everything in this medieval room erases the never-ending rat race of nearby big cities.
The Castle’s breakfast is presided over by Delyte’s catering company and brought to the table by their culinary student chef.  You’ll swoon over the delicious pumpkin pancakes and their signature fruit compote cups.    What else could a diva ask for?  God food, good people, good castle!  When it comes to personalized service, this B&B  gets an A+.
After breakfast, take a walk through the grounds, stroll past the hummingbirds visiting the butterfly garden. Why not have a picnic by the fountain, or enjoy high tea in the Queens’ Gazebo?  A knight and dragon chess set will be waiting by the fireplace should you decide to come inside.  Their vast library adorning the pool table room downstairs can keep you occupied before heading out for the afternoon. Feel free to ask the castle dwellers for insight on the events, tours, wineries, and eateries of the moment.
For larger groups, take advantage of this one-of a kind backdrop for weddings or bachelorette parties.   Their spa services are divine, and so exclusive, they’ve yet to advertise on their website! Since the castle offers limo and taxi calls, and sometimes even shuttle service, family and friends are safely close by with no worries of drinking the night away.  You’ll have a lot to talk about when comparing rooms, each with their unique décor, starting with the cave-like shower in the Medieval room, and the understated luxury of the Venetian room.
When you finally venture out to leave the castle, Traveling Diva recommends Old Town Temecula for a day trip.  Taste the local and not-so-local cheese at the Cheese Factory, enjoy fresh roasted coffee at Café Bravo and pick up a homemade blend of spices at the Spice Merchant.  Also, make sure to grab an Old Town map for easy planning.
A royal diva’s home away from home is her castle.  The Castle Estate gets this diva’s Wink of Approval (TM) .

Joanne DiBernardo
The Castle Estate
35250 Loma Ventoso Lane
Temecula, California 92592
(951) 699-3940

Leah D. Di Bernardo
Exec. Chef – The Castle Estate…   southern california wine country
Local, Organic & Seasonal Foods Catered
(323) 376-1799 C.
(951) 694-3663 (food) O.

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