If Okeka’s walls could talk, boy oh boy, would they have a mouthful to tell! Located on the beautiful Gold Coast of Long Island, New York, this Chateau-style castle was originally built in 1919 as a summer home for famous financier Otto Hermann Kahn. It is here that he hosted many a gala, entertaining everyone from Hollywood legends to true blue blooded royalty in elaborate style.
Today this castle (the second largest private residence ever built in America) is owned by Gary Melius, who much akin to Kahn in his day was a man with a vision when in 1984 he had the foresight to begin the restoration process of Oheka, meticulously and authentically, without compromise to its rich history. (To date the developing continues with a luxurious in-house spa and restaurant in the works!)
In recent years, Oheka has hosted the likes of famous icons including President Bill and Hillary Clinton, Tony Bennett, Donald Trump and The Jonas Brothers among others. This castle has also been used in many films, including the classic motion picture Citizen Kane (1941) whereby Oheka was cast as the famous Xanadu. In recent times, What Happens in Vegas and the TV series Royal Pains joined the roster.
And the service here? White glove elegant from start to finish. Start your day with in-room spa treatments or perhaps an early morning game of golf at the Cold Spring Country Club right next door and partnered with the castle.
Enjoy a midday cup of tea in their formal gardens (designed by the Olmsted Brothers of Central Park fame).Tour the castle and peruse its stately library or the whimsical Charlie Chaplin room down the hall, each appointed with actual memorabilia and loaded with historic stories to tattle.
Stay overnight in one of their elegantly appointed guestrooms or suites complete with such accoutrements as crown molding trimmed 12 foot ceilings and claw foot tubs, and awaken to enjoy a full gourmet breakfast spread in the grand ballroom.
Oheka Castle is located at 135 West Gate Drive
Huntington, NY 11743
For more information call (631) 659-1400, or go to http://www.oheka.com/