Excerpts from Kristy:
Down a windy road, a cute little town and through the woods,
you'll find Gillette Castle. And a lot of people find this
castle. The castle was the brainchild and home of William
Gillette, an actor best known for his portrayal of Sherlock
Homes. The castle has the medieval look and all the oddities
that one would expect of a creative genius.
The tour is partially guided, but allows guests to wander
through unusual rooms and explore some of the hidden gems
of the home. This would include the trick bar that Gillette
installed to watch guests fruitlessly try to avail themselves
of his ample bar, while he watched from the second floor with
a view afforded by some strategically placed mirrors. Everything
in the place is unusual from the door handles, to the floors
to the furnishings.
Gillette has left behind a legacy of his creative genius
that would be a shame to miss on a jaunt through Connecticut.