Located in Hoquiam Aberdeen on Washington State's Olympic Peninsula and near Ocean Shores and the Coast.
History of the Castle|
Welcome to Hoquiam's Castle! This beautiful 19th century Victorian-style mansion is located in the historic town of Hoquiam, the gateway to the magnificent Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. The home is listed on both state and National Historic Registries, and was recently listed in National Geographic's America's Great Houses.
Building of this stately 10,000 square foot home overlooking the town of Hoquiam began in 1897 by lumber baron Robert Lytle, and was completed in 1900. Lytle acquired his fortune from his electric saw mill which was the first of its kind on the west coast. The Lytle family lived in this unique home until they moved to Portland in 1910 and generously gave it to their niece Theadosia Bale as a wedding gift. Theadosia lived in the "Castle" until the late 1950's. Upon her death, almost everything in the house was auctioned off the the house itself was put on the market for $14,000.
The house was subsequently left abandoned for several years, the neighborhood children used to slip in and play haunted house and roller skate. In 1968 the house was purchased by the Watson family. The Watsons were responsible for much of the restoration and for the collection of many
of the antiques inside. They also started tours of the mansion. In 1992 Jim Spencer bought the house and lived in it while continuing the tradition of allowing tour groups to visit.
Then in 1999 David and Linda Carpenter purchased the home to operate as a bed and breakfast. The Carpenters restored the home to its original magnificence, with five beautifully remodeled bedrooms and private baths. It is with great pleasure that David and Linda invite you into Hoquiam's Castle Bed and Breakfast.
In 2004 Donna Grow purchased the "Castle". Donna lives in and operates the "Castle" with her two daughters (Kathy Herr and Pat Casteel), Pat's husband Tom Casteel is the contractor that is going to make the "Castle" last another hundred years. Kathy's husband Jim Herr is also one of Hoquiam Castle's supporters. Starting in 2010 Donna is still the current owner and Chris is now the Inkeeper and we are ready for your visit.
Hoquiam's Castle Bed and Breakfast
Innkeepers Kathy Herr & Pat Casteel
515 Chenault Ave Hoquiam, WA 98550
(360) 533.2005 - info@Hoquiamcastle.com