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The Skylands Manor - Ringwood, NJ

Castle in New Jersey Mountains

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  • Stay for two in a knight’s suite, King Alfred suite, Queen Antoinette suite, or Gatsby room; or four in a family chateau room

Property at a Glance: The Skylands Manor

With Skylands Manor’s weathered stone façade, it’d be easy to picture it in a medieval European city. The castle was actually constructed in the 1920s, but its anachronistic design—including arched doorways, a cross-gabled roof, and Tudor Revival touches—gives the manor a fairy-tale charm. It helps that the building stands amid 1,000 acres of gardens and woodlands.

  • Where you’ll stay: an opulent room or suite with chandeliers, gold-leaf molding, and built-in armoires.
  • Eat like royalty in the manor’s grand dining room, whose centerpiece is an imposing carved oak mantel.
  • Famous faces: The manor is run by Gerald and Robert Frungillo of Frungillo Caterers, whose reality show Masters of Reception ran on TLC.
  • Explore the grounds, which encompass a lakeside chapel and an orchard.

Ringwood, New Jersey: Former Mining Town Filled with Natural Treasures in Ramapo Mountains

The highland town of Ringwood sits 39 miles northwest of New York City in the Ramapo Mountains—a region filled with lakes, forests, and other natural attractions. Ringwood State Park is especially busy in the winter, when it’s a popular place for ice fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. The park also contains some of the original buildings and mines dating back to the 18th century, when Ringwood was a leader in the iron industry.

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Room Details

Knight’s Suite

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

King Alfred Suite, Queen Antoinette Suite, and Gatsby Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Family Chateau Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.–11 p.m.
  • Check out: 10:30 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property.
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: not available


  • Chapel
  • Gardens
  • WiFi access

Fine Print

  • 11-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total LivingSocial rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by LivingSocial after check-in
  • Must be 21+ to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • $8 daily cleaning fee added at purchase
  • Must provide email address at checkout, which will be provided to The Castle at Skyland Manor
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability
  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.

About The Skylands Manor

Getting There

  • Nearest airports: Westchester County (HPN; 41 mi) and LaGuardia (LGA; 53 mi)
  • Distance from New York City: 43 miles

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6 ratings2 reviews4 photos
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
June 3, 2022
We had a very nice and comfortable two day stay. The room was very beautiful and clean; the staff was welcoming and friendly. We enjoyed looking around the castle and exploring the gardens. It’s a very peaceful and beautiful. It was a great place for a weekend getaway.
5 ratings3 reviews
Rating of 4 out of 5 stars
June 2, 2022
I had very mixed feelings about the place but overall rate it as a 4. It's grand and the historic details make it unparalleled to any place I've stayed. However, it is old, it takes time for the water to heat up. I questioned if I should even use the shower or tub as someones stuff was left in it. The staff is extremely light, friendly, but light. If you're okay with not having standard modern day hotel necessities it's 100% worth going. The grounds are absolutely breathtaking. I would visit again although I wouldn't stay in the King room again.
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
June 2, 2022
The castle and the grounds were amazing. The breakfast was better than I expected being a continental breakfast. The only issue we had was no one was there when we arrived so we had to find our room key and let ourselves in. If that were communicated prior to our arrival it would have been perfect.
7 ratings4 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
June 2, 2022
Loved the grounds and enjoyed the stay at the castle
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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 31, 2022
Love this place! Everyone is so friendly and accommodating. The room is spectacular and the grounds are what fairy tales are made of.
14 ratings4 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 31, 2022
We had absolutely great experience, one of the best trips! Low key and super relaxing and very enjoyable. The place itself and surroundings are beyond beautiful, the pictures don't do the justice.. Castle people very friendly and accommodating, specially Kelly who made sure guests are welcome and have a great experience.. The room (Gatsby) was very spacious and had all we needed and some.. lots of character too.. well, as some were complaining of place being run down etc.. I have to say - not at all, then, you are in a castle which is an old building and will have some outdated features as for a castle... We put this place on our regular come-back-to places list.. We all loved it.
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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 28, 2022
It was a wonderful experience. The bed was soft and comfortable. Kelly was very catering and thoughtful. Make sure you get there before dark or bring a flash light 💡 My daughter enjoy ☺️ her real castle 🏰 experience. The gardens are beautiful and worth the ride
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 25, 2022
Beautiful place. Beautiful room with great views of the gardens. Perfect for a restful spring getaway.
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