After having visited Singer Castle in 2012 we had to go back to stay the night! As other reviewers have stated, the day time tour is quite rushed and you feel like there is so much you don't see- and it's true. Unlike at Boldt Castle, where you are free to roam the grounds for hours, at Singer you are guided quickly through the main parts and only allowed to peek into the very cool secret passage ways. When staying the night you and your guests are the only ones on the island after 5 p.m. besides the caretaker and/or tour guide. You are treated to a truly extended tour! We were fortunate to have a local historian, Judy, as our guide and she shared her knowledge and obvious love of the place for 3 full hours! (With time to refresh cocktails figured in!) After the tour we enjoyed dinner in a room of our choice and then had the place to ourselves for the night. Of course, the secret passage ways were more fully explored and the grounds are lovely, even at night. The Royal Suite, which is the wing where you sleep, is beautiful and comfortable with amazing views of the mighty St. Lawrence River.The tearoom was flooded with sunlight for our continental breakfast the following morning and we sadly hung our crowns up and departed at 11 a.m. This is one of the most amazing trips I have ever taken! It's dreamy staying in any castle, which is common in Europe. However, to have the entire castle and 7 acre island to yourselves is quite unique!
- Also Known As:
- Singer Castle On Dark Island Hotel Chippewa Bay