Sunset at Hearst Castle
When I was a little girl I always wanted to be a princess and live in a castle. I watched a lot of princess movies and read a lot of fairy tales.
Alright, I still would love to be a princess and live in a castle and I love it when my husband affectionately refers to me as his princess. I don’t know that I would want to clean a huge castle but if I was a princess I’d probably pay people to do that for me. I thoroughly enjoy dressing up with two sweet munchkins.
We play princess as well as super heroes quite a bit. The imagination is a wonderful thing! I am fascinated by castles and mansions and the history behind them.
Isn’t this view beautiful?! I would probably want to eat dinner out here every night and read until the sun went down. This is just one of the many breathtaking views at the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA.
Casa del Mar—Spanish for “House of the Sea”—offers breathtaking views of California’s pristine Central Coast and the Pacific Ocean. The most formal and elaborately decorated cottage on The Enchanted Hill, Casa del Mar was also where W. R. Hearst spent his last years at the Castle.
The Hearst Castle is a National and California Historical Landmark mansion located on the Central Coast of California. It was designed by the architect Julia Morgan in the early to mid 1900’s for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. Hearst died in 1951. He had formally named the estate “La Cuesta Encantada” (“The Enchanted Hill”), but is is usually called “the ranch”.
I found some really interesting facts and stats about the property on their website.
- Casa Grande is 68,500 square feet with 38 bedrooms, 30 fireplaces, 42 bathrooms, and 14 sitting rooms.
- Casa Del Mar is 5,350 square feet with 8 bedrooms, 5 fireplaces, 6 bathrooms, and 1 sitting room.
- Casa Del Monte is 2,550 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 3 fireplaces, 4 bathrooms, and 1 sitting room.
- Casa Del Sol is 3,620 square feet with 8 bedrooms, 3 fireplaces, 8 bathrooms, and 2 sitting rooms.
The outdoor Neptune pools holds 345,000 gallons of water! The indoor Roman Pool holds 205,000 gallons!
I can’t even begin to imagine living in such an amazing place.
I was so excited to find out about Sunset at Hearst Castle. It’s a dinner that will be taking place during the Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast Food & Wine Celebration that I will be attending at the end of the month!
Step back in time to become an honored guest of William Randolph Hearst at his beloved “La Cuesta Encatada”, (Spanish for “The Enchanted Hill”), now known as Hearst Castle. Listen to the tales of lavishly hosted retreats at the Castle and stories of the glory days of the 1920s and ’30s. Stepping off the coach, you will be surrounded by stunning gardens, original works of art, and romantic patio alcoves and esplanades.
Meagen Loring, chef and owner of Meagen Loring Catering, presents world-class cuisine for you to enjoy as you listen to live music from the San Luis Jazz Band and dance against the backdrop of Casa Grande, Hearst Castle’s main building. Taste award-winning wines from the Sunset International Wine Competition and make sure to visit guest chef James Siao from the Finch and Fork Restaurant in Santa Barbara.
Doesn’t that sound divine? I can hardly wait! Make sure you’re following me on Twitter and Instagram so you can be a part of SAVOR the Central Coast. If you’d like to join in person you can purchase your tickets here.
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