A visit to the Skylands Manor, a grand fifty-four room granite Tudor Revival mansion, will find you nestled among 100 acres of manicured grounds within the 1000 acres that are the New Jersey Botanical Gardens. The 24 newly restored guest rooms and glamorous suites overlook vistas of stunning gardens and expansive grounds. The castle is both exclusive and affordable. Enjoy the far off feeling that you will have at a location that is just a short drive away.
3.6 on August 18, 2016
Wonderful experience of historic home, castle and beautiful gardens. My second time at Skyland. This stay was in summer and hot. A/C should have been turned on before we arrived on 3rd floor. Took much more than the 30 minutes, we were told to become bearable! Breakfast selection was not as extensive as past and quiche rolls were not warm. Staff was pleasant and helpful. I love the grounds and historic castle setting.
3.2 on July 28, 2016
Upgraded to Imperial Room with Queen size bed. Our bathroom was just outside the room in hall with our own bathroom key. Stayed hot weekend July 22. Rooms have window a/c units, but ours was not working so good, which made sleeping a warm. Breakfast tea was cold, and they would not warm it up, even a little. Breakfast basic continental but good enough for me. Overall it is a historic 85 year old castle B&B with outstanding grounds you wont find anywhere. So don't expect Holiday Inn quality breakfast. Its very cool place, we will definitely be back again.
3.8 on July 05, 2016
We were very happy with our decision to stay at Skylands Manor vs. a hotel on our recent trip to Ridgewood. The grounds and manor were amazing and breakfast each morning beyond our expectations.
3.0 on June 20, 2016
The place is fabulous for atmosphere and beauty. But the lower cost rooms are very small and you share a bathroom and shower that's down the hall. Breakfast was basically a continental breakfast with nothing cooked. What was there was very good. The staff is very nice, and the grounds are fabulous! Good place for a ghost hunt or Renaissance themed party or wedding! We'll be back, but in a larger room or suite.
3.6 on June 15, 2016
I brought my 2 girls (8&9) to stay at a real castle. From the moment we arrived we fell in love. The castle and gardens are stunning. Our room was basic but still nice. The continental breakfast was delicious and the girls looked forward to it each morning. If you don't want to leave site you have 2 options for lunch and dinner Chinese and a pizza shop (pizza was delicious) or you can just drive and be at a restaurant within 10-15 mins. Staff was very accommodating and I would like to thank all of them expecially Margie for being so nice and helpful during our trip, she made it extra special for my girls. The castle ground are stunning and could easily take you all day to explore. It was like being in the movie The Secret Garden. You feel worried and stress slip away just looking at the amazing views. We have decided this needs to be an annual girls trip.
4.4 on May 20, 2016
We stayed the weekend for our anniversary; the castle, the grounds were beautiful!! You have to go to Shepard's Lake and Ringwood Manor. Also, we ate at a very good Irish Pub in Ringwood. Great place for a weekend get-away!!
3.4 on December 11, 2015
we had a really pleasant time at the Castle , the grounds are beautiful and the architecture and history are fascinating . My only complaint was the continental breakfast , kind of disappointing
4.0 on November 22, 2015
The castle was a great experience for the US, it was like being in Europe. We would have appreciated a cup of hot tea, coffee, glass of wine, cookies or something when we arrived and a better breakfast. That would make it classier as a B&B.
4.6 on July 29, 2015
My fiance who is stationed outside of NJ and I decided to stay a night at the manor. We enjoyed the surroundings like Sheppard's Lake and the Botanical Gardens. We asked if we could check in an hour earlier and the front desk personnel was helpful. Very serious, but helpful. Beware that they don't have a reliable taxi service in case you want to venture out for dinner. We drove to a local restaurant instead of getting a cab. The manor is gorgeous, for its age it is kept well. It is a bit dark, but the room we were in was beautiful. Nice king size bed with a very clean bathroom.The AC worked perfectly and there was TV as well. The room does not have a fridge. The manor keeper was extremely helpful and her customer service was one of the best I have experienced in a while. Later on that night around 9PM when we came back from dinner we asked for wine glasses. The keeper lit the lights to the outside patio so that we could enjoy the outside (great weather) and provided glasses so that we could enjoy our wine. Breakfast the next morning was simple but very well displayed. If you want to enjoy intimate and quiet time with your loved one or family this place is just beautiful. The rooms are quiet and you don't hear your neighbors or outside noise. Our stay was during July,with a lot of foot traffic and guests, yet it felt like we were the only ones there. I highly recommend Skylands Manor.
4.6 on June 14, 2015
The Castle is beyond gorgeous, the grounds are magical, and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. All my fellow guests were very friendly, too. I had a delightful stay. My one critique is that, while the website states they offer wi-fi and wired internet, and I even called to confirm that before I booked, it was not the case when I arrived. I'm a writer, and came to the Castle on a solo writing retreat. There was zero wi-fi in my room; when I asked about it, the innkeeper told me I could get a good signal by sitting in a chair in the lobby that faced the business office. Not very practical! In all, I had a wonderful stay at the Castle and would recommend it to anyone. I just wish b&b's were more careful when making claims about internet connectivity—sometimes it really makes a difference!
Includes a full size bed in a private area of the north wing of the manor. Semi-private ladies' and mens' bathrooms are across the hall and can be locked for privacy.
Includes a Queen size bed with a semi private bath outside of your room. Bathroom is shared with one other private room which can be locked for privacy.
Includes a queen size bed with semi-private bath (with either an adjoining bathroom between two rooms or a bathroom in the hall shared by two rooms). You can lock the bathroom door for privacy.
Mountains, Small town
Newark, NJ (EWR) 45 miles
Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area
Copier, Parking, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, DVD Player, Desk, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV
Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Boating, Fishing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Skeet / Trap Shooting, Shopping
The Castle at Skylands offers a continental breakfast.