The Ridge Castle is not just a quirky structure, it was for decades the private home for local miners. As with most camps in Lightning Ridge, the Castle features rustic living.
There is an internal basic bathroom with hot water for the shower or bath. Please note this is a shower over a bath. The well equipped kitchen has a microwave, fridge and enough kitchenware to cook up a small banquet.
The Castle is on solar power and though it is not strong enough to run the split system air-conditioner or heating, there are portable water coolers you can use through the day in summer and in winter warm clothes will be needed (no heating inside), but you will be warmed by the open fire in the Palace Grounds. We’ll provide the firewood.
There are 4 bedrooms. One features a Queen bed (of course!) whilst the others have singles. We provide organic cotton linen, woolen blankets and organic bamboo and cotton towels. All bedrooms link to the main living area through the master room, however there are private exits which require a little bit of a walk around!
The open lounge area is spacious and comfortable. A large flat screen TV and a Moran leather lounge to relax into.
We offer free wifi.
Did we mention the turret?
Perfect for watching one of the classic Ridge Sunsets. Or stunning views of the Western Plains. Or just for waving to the peasants as they drive past taking photos of your kingdom!
Staying in the Castle is an experience you won't forget. The perfect base to explore the mining fields of Lightning Ridge. The famous Artesian Bore Baths are a short drive or long stroll away.
As with most Castles worldwide, the Ridge Castle is mostly closed to the public. It is on rare occasions we open it up for guests to experience what would be the most unique accommodation experience you will have.