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a night you won't forget

Franklin Castle
Franklin Castle

While some of the Franklin Castle’s most ominous chambers are about to have their doors unlocked to stay the night, others are brooding quietly over their stories.

It’s probably not wise to spend the night by yourself, so find a companion, huddle close, and wait to see what the night brings. If it’s any help, you’ll find a notebook and pen next to your bed to keep track of everything you experience while you’re here.

Whatever the circumstances may be, we want to extend our heartfelt greeting to you from within the kastle and assure you that tonight; will be a journey you won’t forget.

[We are currently at capacity for 2024. Occasionally, we open seasonal bookings.]

FAQ's about 'overnights' and; How do I book this?

Our simple booking rules

Please note that any event at Franklin Castle, including the overnight experience, requires a membership. Membership is free of charge, and you can become a member by creating an account here.

'Overnights' at Franklin Castle are one of our unique special events. It's important to note that we are not a 'bed and breakfast' or a hotel. We offer the experience of staying a single night in chambers within the castle, which can be booked individually or combined to form 'Louise's Dwelling.' Alternatively, guests can opt for the 'Kastle Overnight,' which uniquely includes the addition of the Main-South-Hall, further enriching the experience for our castle dwellers.
 

Below, you will find helpful notes about reserving a dwelling, essential information for your stay, and our straightforward "kastle rules." These guidelines are designed to ensure your safety and make your night at the castle an unforgettable experience.

1. You may reserve your chamber by paying through this website. You can either pay a deposit or the full amount to secure your reservation.

2. The Overnight Experience at Franklin Castle is limited, ensuring an exclusive and memorable stay for each guest. Due to high demand, our chambers are often booked hundreds of days in advance.

Before confirming your reservation, please ensure that your selected date is one where your presence will grace our castle. If circumstances lead you to not arrive or cancel your booking, your absence will be notably felt, with only echoes and specters filling the chambers.

Please note, a cancellation fee of 30% of the total reservation cost will be applied. For cancellations within 72 hours of your stay, or in cases of no-shows, we regret that refunds of 'full payments' or 'deposits' cannot be issued.

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3. We require a security deposit of $100. This will be refunded within 3-5 business days after your stay minus possible damage costs.

4. Staying the night at Franklin Castle can be a delightful experience, whether for couples or groups. Our larger chambers are particularly suited for group bookings. For the daring individuals who wish to spend the night solo, please note that the minimum guest rate will still apply. For those planning to reserve the entire castle, options like South Main Hall and the entire second floor can become your exclusive dwelling for the night.

5. Franklin Castle does not have any televisions.

6. Yes, we offer the option to explore the entire castle during a guided "midnight tour." If you are exploring the castle on your own, please note that it is explicitly prohibited to enter any of the castles balconies. No exceptions. Please be aware that the primary sections of the castle, namely the Main South Hall and the Basement, will remain locked from 10:30pm to 11am. However, this restriction does not apply if you have booked the entire castle.

7. We welcome you to bring your own food. In your chambers, you will find serving utensils. A list of restaurants that offer delivery service directly to the castle can also provided. Please don't order anything to be delivered after 1AM. If you'd like to cook, Emma's Rooms, 'The Kastle',  and Louise's' Dwelling come equipped with a full kitchen. A small kitchenette is available in Johannes' Rooms. In the morning, you can also grind your coffee; the traditional way.

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8. Franklin Castle is ideal for overnight 'kastle dwellers' because it is designed for that very purpose. 'Overnights' are not designed for paranormal research. Paranormal investigation tools like EMF meters are not permitted for overnight stays. Since paranormal research requires a special set of logistics, you can find options for paranormal investigations at Franklin Castle at the following link:

The Para Normal

9. 'Kastle Dwellers' may leave and come back to Franklin Castle whenever they want.

9A. PARKING:  Overnight parking on site is provided "as is." Franklin Castle assumes no responsibility for any damage to vehicles under any circumstances.

10. Check-in is 4pm | Check-out is 2pm - the next day:)

11. You have your very own bathroom with a shower and bathtub.

12. There is no alcohol served at Franklin Castle. However, you may bring your own beverages - in moderation and please in your room.
If you are visibly intoxicated, we ask that you do not explore the castle on your own.

13. There are many more options for "Kastle Dwellers" at Franklin Castle. You can find them when you click on the "Book Now" button for each room [Midnight Tour, Dinner Etc.]. Just pick your dates and number of guests to see if the room is available and how much it costs. Another window will show you all the options you have while staying overnight. We strongly suggest to book the Midnight Tour as this is the only option to explore the entire castle. Please note that, for your security, most of the doors to the main areas [Main South Hall, Basement] will be locked from 10:30pm until 11am. However, these restrictions do not apply if you've booked the 'Castle Overnight' package. I can't wait to see you soon!

emma

Franklin Castle
Franklin Castle

Our simple booking rules

Franklin Castle OVERNIGHTS are one of our unique specials events. For more events here at the castle please follow the link below:

The Castle Tours

We are not a bed and breakfast or a hotel in any way. We have two chambers at the castle that can be booked separately or combined into 'Louise's Dwelling' or the 'Kastle Overnight' - adding the Main-South-Hall to our castle dwellers' experience.

1. You may reserve your chamber by paying through this website. You can either pay a deposit or the full amount to secure your reservation.

2. We'd like to give everyone who wants to stay the night a chance to do so, despite the fact that the chambers at Franklin Castle are often reserved hundreds of days in advance - and booked up quickly. Please ensure that the chosen date for your overnight is the one that shall be graced by your presence before making any reservation. Should you choose not to arrive or cancel your booking, your absence shall be felt, and the sole occupants of your chambers will be specters. In the event of any cancellation, a fee of 30% of the total cost of your overnight reservation shall be charged. If you cancel your overnight stay within 72 hours or fail to show up entirely, we regret to inform you that we cannot refund your 'payments in full' or any 'deposit' amounts. 

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3. We require a security deposit of $100. This will be refunded within 3-5 business days after your stay minus possible damage costs.

4. It's wonderful to stay the night as a couple, and it also works very well as a group booking. The larger chambers, in particular, are designed for this. If you're feeling brave, you can spend the night on your own, but keep in mind that the minimum guest rate will apply. Those of you who plan on taking over the entire kastle can make South Main Hall, the entire second floor, etc. your dwelling for the overnight.

5. Franklin Castle does not have any televisions.

6. Yes, we offer the option to explore the entire castle during a guided "midnight tour." If you are exploring the castle on your own, please note that it is explicitly prohibited to enter any of the castles balconies. No exceptions. Please be aware that the primary sections of the castle, namely the Main South Hall and the Basement, will remain locked from 10:30pm to 11am. However, this restriction does not apply if you have booked the entire castle.

7. We welcome you to bring your own food. In your chambers, you will find serving utensils. A list of restaurants that offer delivery service directly to the castle can also provided. Please don't order anything to be delivered after 1AM. If you'd like to cook, Emma's Rooms, 'The Kastle',  and Louise's' Dwelling come equipped with a full kitchen. A small kitchenette is available in Johannes' Rooms. In the morning, you can also grind your coffee; the traditional way.

Franklin Castle

8. Franklin Castle is ideal for overnight 'kastle dwellers' because it is designed for that very purpose. 'Overnights' are not designed for paranormal research. Paranormal investigation tools like EMF meters are not permitted for overnight stays. Since paranormal research requires a special set of logistics, you can find options for paranormal investigations at Franklin Castle at the following link:

The Para Normal

9. 'Kastle Dwellers' may leave and come back to Franklin Castle whenever they want.

9A. PARKING:  Overnight parking on site is provided "as is." Franklin Castle assumes no responsibility for any damage to vehicles under any circumstances.

10. Check-in is 4pm | Check-out is 2pm - the next day:)

11. You have your very own bathroom with a shower and bathtub.

12. There is no alcohol served at Franklin Castle. However, you may bring your own beverages - in moderation and please in your room.
If you are visibly intoxicated, we ask that you do not explore the castle on your own.

13. There are many more options for "Kastle Dwellers" at Franklin Castle. You can find them when you click on the "Book Now" button for each room [Midnight Tour, Dinner Etc.]. Just pick your dates and number of guests to see if the room is available and how much it costs. Another window will show you all the options you have while staying overnight. We strongly suggest to book the Midnight Tour as this is the only option to explore the entire castle. Please note that, for your security, most of the doors to the main areas [Main South Hall, Basement] will be locked from 10:30pm until 11am. However, these restrictions do not apply if you've booked the 'Castle Overnight' package. I can't wait to see you soon!

emma

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Emma’s Rooms

The Tiedemann's fifteen-year-old daughter Emma dies in the house on January 15, 1881, soon followed by her grandmother, Wiebke, who died suddenly and unexpectedly, thereby marking the estate's fourth death. Emma's Rooms have remarkably frequent paranormal activity, reminiscent of happy and innocent vibes, merry music and wonderful parties that Emma lived, clad in ribbons and lace, in her childhood years. Her bedroom features a queen-sized bed crowned with a Blue Silk Roof, the gothic-style Reading Room [originally Emma's play room], the Black Marble Bathroom, and a large Victorian-style kitchen, painted in Saxon folklore decors. These rooms can accommodate up to two guests to stay the night. Check-In is at 4pm. Check-Out is at 1 p.m. -- From $175 per guest/night and a minimum of two guests --

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Johannes’s Chambers

Johannes Tiedeman commissioned the most brilliant architects of their time, Cudell & Richardson, in 1881, to build a mansion reminiscent of those North German castles of the region of Süderau and Schleschwig-Holstein that he had seen in his youth, before leaving for America, forever. The stately Oak Bedroom has a queen-sized bed crowned with a Red Velvet roof, the White Marble Bathroom, the Chamber Kitchenette, and a view to the Rose Garden with the Carriage House behind the castle, all part of Johannes's Chambers. It can accommodate up to two guests to stay the night. This chamber is a powerhouse of energy and activity. Because I understand it may be late before you fall asleep, check-out is at 1 p.m. the next day. -- From $220 per guest/night and a minimum of two guests --

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Louise’s Dwelling

These were Louise’s own living quarters at Franklin Castle in the late 1880’s. Decades later, around the time the Deutsche Sozialisten [German Singing and Dancing Club] sold the castle, rumors began to circulate that it was haunted by the nineteenth century ghosts of Louise and her daughter Emma. Louise's Dwelling takes up the entire third floor. It has two bedrooms, a large Reading Room, two bathrooms, and a large Victorian Kitchen overlooking the Rose Garden and the Carriage House. The dwelling can sleep up to six guests. This entire floor has seen joys, sorrows, mysterious deaths and spiritual mayhem and is still very active today. I understand it may be late before you fall asleep, so Check-Out is at 1 p.m. the next day. -- From $245 per guest/night and a minimum of two guests | Check-In is at 4pm--

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The Kastle

Built between 1881 and 1883, it is said to be the most haunted house in Ohio. A magnetic epicenter of undeniable fascination, this powerhouse of spiritism has witnessed so many adventures and joys, supernatural happenings and sorrows… From enchanting time's of uttermost sophistication of a privileged elite to gritty ‘70s teenage initiation rituals, you need to, physically enter and experience the premises in order to apprehend this roller-coaster of feelings and influences. The Kastle Overnights is for larger groups and extend to three levels, [basement/1st floor/2nd floor] including the south main hall, and can accommodate up to 8 guests. Because I realize you probably won't get much sleep at night, checkout time is 1pm the next day. -- From $285 per guest/night and a minimum of four guests --

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The Red Room

The Romano family acquired Franklin Castle in 1967, and soon after, they reported encountering paranormal activities across every floor, prompting them to seek exorcisms. Despite these efforts, the disturbances persisted, leading the family to confine their living space to the ground floor, ultimately vacating the castle in 1976. Their experiences marked the beginning of Franklin Castle's reputation as the most haunted house in Ohio. This room, known as the Red Room, is dedicated to commemorating the Romano family's encounters and the subsequent events that have contributed to the castle's eerie legacy. It is designed to accommodate up to two guests for an overnight stay. Understanding that the intrigue and mystery might delay your slumber, we've set check-out for 1 p.m. the following day, giving you ample time to rest and reflect on your experience.

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