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.
4.8 on September 01, 2017
My friend and I stayed here for one evening. The Castle at Skylands Manor was beautiful, clean and the rooms were great (we felt fancy). The grounds were amazing, we had such a wonderful time just relaxing and enjoying the view. The staff were friendly, helpful and really made us feel welcome. The breakfast left a little to be desired as it was pretty basic and the coffee was weak (they might want to think about changing brands) but overall it was perfectly fine.
5 on March 13, 2017
This place is absolutely amazing! My boyfriend and I had such a great time. Only thing I recommend is getting an upgraded room such as the gatsby or better so you don't have to share a bathroom. This is how the place is designed. The staff was more than accommodating. Very nice and helpful. They went able and beyond to make sure we were good. There was a breakfast buffet in the morning with great food. It was truly and experience and very amazing! We though we'd be cold in the winter but the heat worked great! Can't wait to go back in the summer!
4.0 on October 10, 2016
The place is magical, the service outstanding, grounds magnificant. Can't wait to return.
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
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
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