The Tartan Room - one of the bedrooms of Williamswood.The ceiling of the Master Bedroom.
Williamswood Castle; near downtown!
Williamswood Castle; near downtown!
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2.5 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2.5 baths
You won’t be charged yet

Step back in time and become royalty by staying at Knoxville's most unique estate - your very own castle only ten minutes from downtown. Surrounded by 300 acres of Ijams Nature Center. Secret passage, towers, swords, armor, and magic abound!

The space

A stay at Williamswood Castle is an epic adventure into medieval Scotland - Modeled after a Scottish hunting lodge, our guests - the lords and ladies of the estate - will enjoy such amenities as a multi-level balcony overlooking the Tennessee River, a massive bedroom complete with the Sistine Chapel painted on the ceiling, several fireplaces, a bookshelf that moves out of the way to reveal a staircase, forty-two leaded stained glass windows, and more than 4,500 square feet of magic.

Have a pint of ale in the Black Dog Pub, or take a walk through the more than three hundred acres of forests of Ijams Nature Center that surround the property.

Features include the following:

-500 feet of riverfront;
-A massive multi-level deck overlooking the river;
-Ponds, gardens, and forests;
-Surrounded by 300 acres of Ijams Nature Center;
-Fully fenced-in;
-Your very own pub;
-Three bedrooms (one of which has an antique sleigh bed that cannot accommodate anyone over six feet tall!);
-A secret passage;
-Hand-carved wood details abound;
-Four gas fireplaces;
-Dozens of pieces of antique furniture;
-The most unique and amazing house in Knoxville.

Williamswood Castle is an unforgettable adventure for the whole family!

Guest access

The entire premises, with the exception of the chapel that is disconnected from the castle and the garage. The roof-porch off the second floor of the master bedroom is under construction - please pardon our dust!

Other things to note

Check-in is from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Check-out is no later than 11:00 am.

This venue is also used for weddings and other events. Please wait for confirmation from us once you book. Thank you!

Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Weekend Price $868 NZD / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Please enjoy the estate, but there are a few rules that you must strictly adhere to.

1. No smoking in the Castle.
2. No weddings, professional photo shoots, or large parties. If you want to schedule a wedding or other large party, we will be happy to accommodate you if you contact us without making a booking.
3. If you have guests over, absolutely no parking outside of the gate. The neighbors WILL tow your's and your guests' cars without warning.
4. No more than 10 visitors beyond those registered to stay per night. If you want to bring more people over, please let us know in advance and we may be able to accommodate you.
5. Williamswood is full of antiques and art. If any of your guests steal, deface, or otherwise damage any part of the property, you will be held personally responsible.
6. No entering the garage. That is our staging area.
7. Absolutely no pets allowed indoors.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

27 Reviews

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Tammy User Profile
October 2017
I can't say enough great things about our stay!!!!
Julia User Profile
Response from Julia:
Thank you! I hope your grandson had a fun celebration!
October 2017

Rick User Profile
October 2017
Absolutely stunning!

Nicole User Profile
October 2017
I had a wonderful stay! I didn’t want to leave the house. Don’t forget to bring your favorite cocktails for a lovely nightcap at the fab bar:) I will be visiting again

Scott User Profile
August 2017
This was way better than expected. It was like being in a castle museum that you could actually be a part of! We loved it. Lots to discover and explore. The view of the river out back was a total surprise! Very happy, going to come again next year!

Joshua User Profile
August 2017
INCREDIBLE surprise of a spot. Book it NOW!

Mariann User Profile
July 2017
Very unusual place. Had a great adventure dressing up like knights of old as well as Southern belles. House is full of antiques and memrobilia. Three bedrooms. Secret staircase chess table . The kitchen is modern and convenient. Hostess was always available and ready to tell the history of the home and furnishings. Most memorable trip for all grandchildren.

Kim User Profile
July 2017
Williamswood castle is one of a kind. It feels like you've stepped back in time as soon as you walk in the door. The antiques and design of the whole house is amazing. If you like castles you definitely need to stay at Williamswood.

Knoxville, Tennessee, United StatesJoined in January 2015
Julia User Profile
Interaction with guests

Generally you will receive a tour of the castle, as well as instruction on how to operate the castle. You will have my personal cell phone number just in case you need me for anything.

About Julia


Welcome to Knoxville - I will be the host of your stay at Williamswood Castle - I am a native Knoxvillian -- a lawyer, a beer-maker, and an air-cooled Volkswagen mechanic. I love meeting new people wherever I go, and have traveled all over the world in search of the most interesting people, the best adventures, and the tastiest food.

Even though I have traveled and lived everywhere from Japan to South Africa, I still call Knoxville home, and want to show you the best time possible so that you see Knoxville as I do -- a quirky, fun, diverse, and sometimes ludicrously epic city.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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