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“Wonderful ambience ”

Oheka Castle Mansion Tours
Ranked #3 of 28 things to do in Huntington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Our Mansion Tour program offers visitors limited access to the Estate and Gardens with a guided tour docent. Tours are available to the public by reservation only. Refer to OHEKA's website for details on Tour types and rates.
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We were seated in the beautiful Charlie Chaplin room. We had kids with us so it was less stressful as we were mostly by ourselves. The food was really good, had steak, chops , fish , all great, desserts were fantastic!! We took pictures outside in their gorgeous gardens, definitely will go again!!

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"great tour"
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"bridal suite"
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"lunch tour"
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

We were lucky to stay at the Oheka Castle and the tour was included in our package. I am so glad we attended, because it was a great tour (followed by a 2 course lunch in the amazing Oheka Restaurant). I wish I could remember our tour guides name, because she was knowledgeable, funny and chic and made the tour one to remember! If just going to the castle for a tour, make sure to add a meal, because it is worth it!

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We came here to get away for a couple of nights. I surprised my husband for his birthday. Left the kiddies home...Took the tour this morning. I believe our guides name was Laura and she was a wealth of information. I could've listened to her for another hour. Pick up the book in the check in office.
We had dinner with relatives last night, that did not stay the night but we had a great time. The staff is friendly, and courteous. What a meal! Delicious. Salmon was amazing as was everyone else's meal. We were the last people there and the staff did not rush us at all. We spoke with the owner Gary Melius briefly last night. He made us feel at home right away.
I recommend this home away from home for a short stay, or a large wedding. What a beautiful building. The restoration is gorgeous with a great deal of detail. So much more I could say but this review would be miles long.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

We went for the afternoon mansion and lunch tour and it was wonderful. The group that day was quite large so fortunately it was divided in two and I think we got the better of the tour guides (Laura?). There is a great deal of history behind the creation, maintenance, rescue and now the restoration of this fabulous structure. So much so, that the tour, with more interactive features, could easily be 2 hours, but as it was, the tour was about an hour and a half and most engaging. The grounds are absolutely spectacular, usually seen only in the European palaces or the mansions in Newport, RI., and it is abundantly clear that the owner, Gary, has put tremendous efforts (and money!!) into not only paying homage to the lifestyles of the rich and famous back in the 1920's, but also in creating an up to date beautiful setting for weddings, special events, hotel stays (if you can afford it!) and even, almost-daily tours. My wife and I have gone on many many tours, here in the US and overseas, and this ranks up there, if not for the overwhelming fixtures and finishes (there are no original artifacts from the Otto Kahn days) of more family-intact mansions, but more so in the compelling story of how, on earth, it still exists, given the odds against it. It's only because it couldn't (fire-proof), that the building wasn't burned to the ground. A remarkable story that can be fleshed out to provide a real sense of living during those days, with that much money. The lunch part of the tour, with a pre fixe selection of an appetizer (soup or salad) and entree (I think 4-5 choices, all seemingly good), and cookies with coffee or tea. There are also the regular ala carte lunch (and/or dinner) menus. The Italian chicken soup was filled with chicken pieces and delicious. We chose the chicken/avocado/mozzarella sandwich on ciabatta bread, and the crab cake on greens and they did not disappoint. The service was very attentive and the portions generous. It's a lovely setting for a nice, leisurely lunch (or probably dinner) among the 'hoi polloi' of the Gold Coast of Long Island. And if you are really lucky, you will get to meet and speak with Gary, the owner of the joint, who apparently enjoys engaging with the diners in the dining room.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Been to a wedding and several meetings. The food is good. The entrance to the building and the interior stair cases are grand. The current owner was shot in the head and survived adding to its mystique. Otto Kahn the original owner was trying to out do the Vanderbilts.

1  Thank Molly S
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