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Clayshire Castle
Bowling Green, Indiana
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Medieval Accommodations in Rural Indiana

Escape the chaos and stress of the modern world at Clayshire Castle, a medieval-style bed and breakfast in the tranquil countryside of western central Indiana. Here our guests are treated like royalty with luxurious accommodations and unique surroundings.

Our Accommodations

Clayshire Castle is the perfect medieval getaway in the heart of Indiana. Choose from five uniquely-themed guest rooms in our 10,000 square foot castle. Each room has a queen size bed and pull-out sofa for accommodating up to four guests.

The Tournament Room features heraldic decor and a royal canopy bed. The Enchanted Forest Room has a rustic stone fireplace and an ornate antique curtained bed. The Fairy Tale room is decorated with artwork from famous fairy tales and has a mermaid-themed bathroom. The Tapestry room showcases reproductions of the famous Lady and the Unicorn tapestry. Finally, our basement Wine Cellar room has a vineyard theme and features a custom-built wine barrel tub.

For more information on our luxury accommodations or to schedule a massage with your reservation, give us a call. We'll be glad to answer your questions.

Great Hall

The Clayshire Castle's Great Hall is the perfect venue for weddings, receptions, banquets, and other special events. The two story Great Hall can accommodate up to 100 guests. (If you're planning to have more than 100 guests, you'll need to rent an outdoor tent.)

Medieval dinners can be provided by special arrangement for groups of 10 to 20 guests. Call for pricing and rental requirements. Please note that we cannot accommodate pets under any circumstances.

For more information, visit our Great Hall page, or give us a call.
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Common Areas and Amenities

Clayshire Castle has a number of common areas for all our guests to enjoy, including a library filled with medieval books, a basement game room with board games and DVDs, and an exercise room with aerobic machines and hand weights. We also have a fantastic collection of medieval-period costumes for our guests to enjoy.
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Library

Curl up with a good book. We have something for everyone - classics, medieval references, mysteries, children's books, and more.
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Basement Game Room

Grab a board game or select a DVD. The kitchenette has popcorn and beverages. There's even a kids' playroom (supervision required).
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Costume Room

Make your stay even more memorable by wearing a medieval outfit! We have over 100 costumes in all sizes, including for children.
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Exercise Room

Need to keep up your workout routine?  The exercise room is equipped with hand weights, treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, and TV.

Attractions

Bowling Green, Indiana is located between Indianapolis and Terre Haute, just south of I-70.  We're just minutes from some of Indiana's best natural attractions.

McCormick's Creek State Park, Indiana's oldest state park, has some of the best hiking trails in the state, as well as a scenic limestone canyon, waterfalls, picnic areas, and playground.  Lieber State Recreation Area includes Cagles Mill Lake and Cataract Falls (the largest waterfall in Indiana), and is the perfect spot for outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, and bird watching.  

Also nearby is the Exotic Feline Rescue Center, where you can see tigers, lions, and other large cats up close.  Just a short drive away is the town of Spencer, Indiana - home to a variety of restaurants, a local winery, a charming historic movie theater, and golf course.  
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Castle Grounds

When you stay at Clayshire Castle, you have access to over 100 wooded acres and all of the property's unique attractions. We have a number of quiet walking trails, a hedge maze, a lawn-chess area, and a fully stocked pond.  And, if you're in the mood for relaxing under the stars, you can take a soak in our outdoor cedar hot tub. All this is just part of what makes Clayshire Castle such a great place to stay.
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Walking Trails

Grab you hiking shoes and explore the trails through the secluded woods on our property's 120 pristine acres.
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Hedge Maze

Test your navigational skills by winding your way through our [somewhat] challenging hedge maze. 
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Lawn Chess

Enjoy a good game of chess, especially with very, very large pieces? Then, try out our lawn chess set.
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Stocked Pond

Our pond is 3.5 acres, and it includes an island on the south side. Perfect for fishing, exploring, or simply relaxing for a while.

Medieval Faire & Other Events

At Clayshire Castle, we hold a number of public events during the year. The annual Medieval Faire, our largest event, is your opportunity to go back in time to the Wars of the Roses in Medieval England. Enjoy great food and fantastic entertainment. You'll also have the chance to shop at the marketplace, which features handmade arts and crafts by local artisans.

Check our Events page regularly for upcoming attractions to be held at Clayshire Castle.

Reviews

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My Wife and I went for our 2nd wedding anniversary and had a blast. The grounds, the castle, the rooms... fantastic! Well worth the price for a medieval experience in the Midwest. Unplug, unwind. A hidden gem to behold!
R J, Google Reviews
We loved this place. They gave us a grand tour of all five rooms. The yard is wonderful. We stayed in the the wine cellar room and loved it. They have a library and DVDs, but who needs them. This is a place to just sit or walk and experience it. Lord Douglas and Lady Josephine are delightful hosts!
Steve Cain, Google Reviews
We held our wedding here. The grounds and rooms are beautiful. The hosts Doug and MaryJo are super attentive. Breakfast was always perfect too. It's definitely off the beaten path. So bring everything you might need. Lots of fun. We'd love to be back again.
jack rebolledo, Google Reviews
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Location

8780 E County Rd 75 N
Bowling Green, Indiana
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Phone and Email

317-797-3822
innkeeper@clayshirecastle.com
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