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Busboom Castle

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    Property description
    Holiday Rental House – 
    4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
    Where everything begins with "Once upon a time" and ends with "happily ever after". Five acres of dense woods, complete seclusion, 16 inch thick walls, 22' ceilings, Queen Anne playhouse, Pirate Ship, 5000 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half baths, Game Room, air hockey, two libraries, hundreds of DVD's and music CD's, giant 144" t.v., nature trails, bicycles, much more, furnished and decorated. Special Anniversary? The Ultimate Wedding Night? Fantasy getaway? Rent it for a weekend or a whole month! Here are two videos on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Koe_kdjaag http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFDKoKuuGYk

    Among the many features are gargoyle waterfalls, an oak and brass elevator and the only true, working drawbridge in the U.S.A. Oh, a...
  • Amenities & details
    • Air Conditioning
    • Alarm Clock
    • Balcony
    • Books
    • Central Heating
    • Cooker
    • Deck
    • Dishwasher
    • Dryer
    • DVD Player
    • Fireplace
    • Freezer
    • Garden
    • Grill
    • Housekeeping Optional
    • Internet Access
    • Linens Provided
    • Local Guides/Maps
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Paper Towels Provided
    • Patio
    • Refrigerator
    • Satellite TV
    • Soap/Shampoo Provided
    • Stereo System
    • Telephone
    • Toaster
    • Towels Provided
    • VCR
    • Washer
    • Wheelchair Access:
    • Elder Access:
    • Pets Allowed:
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    • Suitable for Children:
    Listing #FK340143 by: FlipKey
  • Rates

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    • Damage deposit: £175 / stay - Deposit
    Additional Rate and Availability Information
    Prices range from $900 for one weekend/one couple to $3000 for a wedding weekend with all the trimmings.
  • Property location
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    Five acres of 'enchanted forest' (dense woods, 9000 trees) about 3 miles from Mahomet, IL, 9 miles from Champaign city limits, 13 miles from the University of Illinois, 16 miles from Willard Airport. Very quiet and peaceful neighborhood. Two pizza joints and an Italian restaurant deliver to the castle. There are three forest preserves within 4 miles, either direction. Bicycles are available for your use.
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Mary V
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 22 July 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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Busboom Castle is magnificent! As you enter the winding driveway to the property, the first thing you see is a castle-style guard booth with a knight in armor inside (looks really cool at night especially). The castle is beautiful and has a moat in the front with real fish and a floating alligator head to set the theme. The drawbridge is so impressive! Trumpet music plays as it lowers to reveal a carpeted walkway over the moat with a gorgeous chandelier in the entryway. It is like nothing else! We brought a a few crowns and swords from the party store back home and had a blast taking pictures on the drawbridge.

The property is lovely. The owner was so welcoming and even started a fire for us in the fire pit before we arrived. We used the metal sticks he had out to make s'mores later that night. He was wonderful about showing us all the things available to us in the house, including a large movie screen, air hockey table, laundry, extra supplies, etc. The rooms were...

A FlipKey verified reviewer
Springfield IL
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 14 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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Bruce Busboom
(217) 379-8223
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Listed since : Dec 2011
Response Rate: 85 %
Response Time: Within a few days
Calendar Updated: 168 days ago
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