A Letter from the Owners

Nestled on four acres at American Lake and dotted with old growth fir trees is Thornewood Castle. Built in 1908 by Chester A. Thorne, this 27,000 square foot manor is of the Gothic Tudor style and is the only one of its kind on the west coast. Built as a single family residence, Thornewood is now a gracious country inn that has been lovingly restored.

Walk through the halls where Presidents and dignitaries walked. Presidents William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt spent the night in our presidential suite. Roam the grounds and lovely half-acre sunken English perennial garden. Swim, fish, or boat on beautiful American Lake.

Enjoy watching remarkable sunsets from the hand-tiled lakeside patio. Medieval stained glass window insets adorn the manor as well as antique furniture and paintings. Whatever your choices, we will pamper you and make your stay with us a special memory.


We thank you for your interest in Thornewood Castle. The Castle is a private residence and located in a private neighborhood. It can be seen by guests only when coming for overnight lodging or attending a scheduled event. We cannot accept "walk up" guests.

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