by Jackie Perrin
If you’re looking for a really unique place to sleep, book The Royal Suite at Singer Castle on Dark Island. The luxurious two-bedroom suite spans an entire wing of the storied 1905 Beaux Arts castle and sleeps six, with a master bedroom with a king-size canopy bed and a queen-size sleeper sofa, and a second bedroom with a queen-size canopy bed and a full-size sleeper sofa. Rates include a catered dinner and breakfast and a personal tour of the 28-room castle, complete with secret passageways, sliding bookcases, a dungeon and underground tunnel. Accessible only by water, seven-acre Dark Island can be reached via private boat or public shuttle service from Schermerhorn Harbor. Private dockage is available.
Our Editor Loves
- Sleeping in a mysterious castle
- Secret passageways, bookcases and underground tunnel
- Private tour and free reign of the castle
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
We enjoyed Singer Castle. While smaller in size then Boldt we enjoyed it was their personal belongings in the castle unlike Boldt having period pieces. Enjoyed seeing the many antique singer sewing machines. The guide was excellent and do recommend.
Singer castle is a beautiful place. Wonderful day trip. The boat trip over was fun, we got to see a large ship carrying a wind turbine, amazing. The castle itself is beautiful and the tour guide was personable and gave a informative history of the family and the castle. Small tour sizes make it enjoyable.