♜ Experience rustic Royalty in your Castle kingdom

Castle hosted by Rebel

  1. 7 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Stay in the iconic Ridge Castle, one of the towns most photographed mining camps. You will have access to the entire Castle, sleeping up to 7 in comfy beds with luxe organic cotton linen. Boasting a fully equipped kitchen including large BBQ area and fire pit it is located on an active mining field, 2kms from town. Enjoy expansive views from a private turret. Remember this is a genuine mining camp, so don't expect five star, it can be hot in summer and cold in winter, but its worth it!

The space
The Ridge Castle is not just a quirky structure, it was for decades the private home for local miners. As with most camps in Lightning Ridge, the Castle features rustic living.

There is an internal basic bathroom with hot water for the shower or bath. Please note this is a shower over a bath. The fully equipped kitchen has a microwave, fridge and enough kitchenware to cook up a small banquet.

The Castle is on solar power and though it is not strong enough to run the split system air-conditioner or heating, there are portable water coolers you can use through the day in summer and in winter warm clothes will be needed, but you will be warmed by the open fire in the Palace Grounds. We’ll provide the firewood.

There are 4 bedrooms. One features a Queen bed (of course!) whilst the others have singles. We provide organic cotton linen, woolen blankets and organic bamboo and cotton towels. All bedrooms link to the main living area through the master room, however there are private exits which require a little bit of a walk around!

The open lounge area is spacious and comfortable. A large flat screen TV is situated in a massive stone fireplace. A Moran leather lounge to relax into. We offer free wifi.

Did we mention the turret?
Perfect for watching one of the classic Ridge Sunsets. Or stunning views of the Western Plains. Or just for waving to the peasants as they drive past taking photos of your kingdom!

Staying in the Castle is an experience you won't forget. The perfect base to explore the mining fields of Lightning Ridge. The famous Artesian Bore Baths are a short drive or long stroll away.

As with most Castles worldwide, the Ridge Castle is mostly closed to the public. It is on rare occasions we open it up for guests to experience what would be the most unique accommodation experience you will have.

What this place offers

Desert view
Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia

The Ridge Castle is located on Simms Hill. The highest point of Lightning Ridge. The views are excellent. The famous artesian bore baths are less than 2km away. They are free and a must do.

To access the Ridge Castle, it is approximately 2km from town and there is approximately 1km of rocky dirt road. Take care driving in low cars, it is all weather, so driveable when raining. Even our Royal Carriage has never been bogged.

The Ridge Castle is surrounded by mining claims. Though shafts are always meant to be covered, we do ask you take particular care if wandering about. Other attractions nearby include Amigo's Castle, The Black Queen and The Observatory. We can point out a few other local attractions as well. There are many.

Hosted by Rebel

  1. Joined in January 2013
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I have lived in Lightning Ridge, outback NSW for 20 years and I am passionate about supporting rural women and communities to thrive, heal and evolve. We have a community restaurant and event venue, permaculture garden and food forrest on site THE Hungry Spirit and I run a global business called THE Rural Woman from my office here too. I'm a step mum to Tori and Kyle and Grandma to Chayce and Stassi and am married to Michael who is an opal miner. We have a dog Toby and a pig Rusty both who bring much joy. I love to travel and adventure and family is everything for us. My vision for my life is to bloom where I am planted and support other people to do the same. I look forward to meeting you soon. May you bloom where you are planted xx
I have lived in Lightning Ridge, outback NSW for 20 years and I am passionate about supporting rural women and communities to thrive, heal and evolve. We have a community restauran…


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During your stay

You will be greeted and welcomed at the Castle by our local concierge and they are available by phone should you need anything.
  • Policy number: PID-STRA-6054-2
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy