No Fairy Tale: Stay in this Real-Life Florida Castle for $127

By: Dali Colon


Prince George has a new nanny.

Now, I’m sure the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are quite busy doing… whatever it is they do. But seriously, aristocrats get all the breaks.

Although most of us will never be royals, we can experience a real-life castle in Ona, Florida, about 20 miles north of Arcadia.

Solomon’s Castle is a home and art gallery owned by sculptor Howard Solomon. Tours are just $10 for adults and $4 for kids under 12 (cash only). You can also enjoy a meal at the castle’s Boat in the Moat Restaurant, and overnight lodging is just $127. Talk about the ultimate sleepover!

You can plan your visit at You can also  get a sneak peek below courtesy of this video from WEDU Arts Plus, the Tampa Bay PBS show where I work.

For more ways to live like royalty on a pauper’s budget, check out my Smart Travel page. I also dish out deals on Facebook and Twitter.

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