In respect to this, who owns Cassillis Castle Scotland? Wonderful spot; love how it is posted that way. Let your building doing your talking. Only months after selling the mansion in … Nice stone work, it must have been a beautiful place. The World's biggest biking photo gallery of photos like, crashes, north shore. That usually only takes about 10 days. That is quite the view from up there and sure is a greatlace for a castle! California may indeed fall into the ocean someday. This is very interesting. Tucked away down in the brush-choked crease of nearby Lewis Canyon, somewhere purportedly near the waterfall there, Knapp built a bathhouse. If you would like to be notified when I post or you would like to get in touch with me, please contact me at: email@example.com. Sounds like the Knapp family sold at just the right time though. I agree about the stonework.Stewart - Thanks Stewart! I'd heard that there was security on site and the property had been purchased and the ruins were going to be demolished. Montecito is a perennial member of the most wealthy towns (per capita) in … Get notified by e-mail when a reply is posted. âHe may be just a tramp, a guy that likes to roam about this great country without any special aim, just to thank the Lord for these beautiful mountains.â, -B. Traven, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, â. I went there when I was a kid. I hope if anyone else decides to build, they will honor those gorgeous historic stone ruins and incorporate them into any new architecture. Unless you turned off onto a forest service road. Great work...Love the shots of the stone doorway/arch/fireplace? I know you all had to have had a wonderful day exploring the remains. Knapp served as president of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and donated $200,000 to create the Louise Savage School of Nursing. Knapp's Castle is a privately owned landmark ruined mansion in the Santa Ynez Mountains near Santa Barbara, California. I would love to spend a day exploring. There is another way to get up there. I donât work for free and I sure as hell ainât giving any apologies. Love castles and old fortresses! I haven't visited for awhile but it's always fun to join you on your travels. Right now, my world is home. I don't get to Santa Barbara very often in that it doesn't seem to promote camping, but I did get up to what I think might be that lake. IT HAS SUCCESSFULLY FENDED OFF A FEW ATTACKS. (photo credit: Unknown. We still have my aunt, Mildred Temple Wright’s, fishing pole from fishing trips with Mr. Knapp. Although, you came within several miles of the place, I'm pretty sure you didn't see it. That's how I found out about it. George Owen Knapp was a man of action and accomplishment whose presence benefited the community. The âjunkâ you mention is the necessary mess assiciated with a hands on construction project. Speaking of ghosts, did you get my additional comment on your caboose post from a couple of months ago? But it is an unusual name. If you find that David is related to Barry, please have him contact me. George Owen Knapp: A Splendid Secret, Benjamin R. Taylor (2004), History of Santa Barbara County, State of California: its people and its resources, Owen H. O’Neill, Editor (1939), “Trekking to George Knapp’s Dreamy Castle in the Sky,” John McKinney, Los Angeles Times, November 26, 1988 (Retrieved July 2011: http://articles.latimes.com/1988-11-26/news/vw-235_1_santa-barbara). I image it was MUCH harder a hundred years ago. Thanks Al!Chuck - I agree and it looks like they aren't going to. Sallie - Thanks so much Sallie! And he played a role in attracting Dr. William D. Sansum, of the Sansum Clinic, to Santa Barbara. But you can still hike the trail. The stonework is so gorgeous! Too bad more of it didn't survive. so sorry it was destroyed by fire! I'm interested to see what they do to the place.Rawknrobyn - Thanks Robyn! There was another sign at the ruins that said: "This is Private Property and Under 24-Hour Video Surveillance." Wonderful pictures, and that's a great view. He died March 1945 with my aunt beside him at Cottage Hospital. I like your photos very much!. I'm betting it's there somewhere, but I didn't want to take advantage of their hospitality. R Vanderhook, alumni of Knapp Colllege of Nursing 1961.. Great pictures. I had heard about a haunted caboose that people were allowed to spend the night in. A - Yep! Running water was provided by nearby waterfalls. I very much appreciate your modern-day archeology. We've been here less than a week and I'm already getting cabin fever. love castles/castle ruins.have a great weekend~:)). The photos are excellent; great color, vistas, and compositions. The building is now an eye center with some other name We will be heading out very soon. What a fascinating and beautiful place, Pat!! Now I'm thinking that those arches weren't windows but maybe part of a patio. Knapp's Castle used to be a large stone mansion perched below the ridge overlooking the scenic Santa Ynez Valley. My pleasure.Gingerspark - I agree with you! That's a good thing!altadenahiker - My pleasure! Your message. An apology and an offer to give a 1/2 day of labor might be your delight. Just about 100 years ago a very wealthy industrialist named George Owen Knapp decided to build himself a little mountain retreat (on about 160 mountain top acres). Knapp’s Castle is located in the Santa Ynez Mountains, part of the Los Padres forest. He left his mark on Santa Barbara in more ways than one, the least of which are the gritty sandstone ruins known as Knapp’s Castle, which have long been a popular hiking destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Looks like a great adventure. This blog is word verification free.IS YOURS?I love your comments and will do my best to respond to each and every one. Thanks so much!Japy - Hello Japy! What part of California is he from Karen?Thanks again. Not sure it's affordable any longer. âJimâ Blakley and Karen Barnette, (1985), p. 62. Leeds Castle in Kent, England, has been called the “loveliest castle in the world”. ( Log Out / If you go to the book store next to Harrys , they have great book on the history of gift. Knapps castle deserves a 1, if you start from the top, because it is very short. I remember going up the ruins many times as a teenager. Santa Ynez Valley forums . Mynx - I would liked that sky better if there were some scattered clouds in it. The owner of Knapp's Castle is living on the property and building something. It is a beautiful area.sage - It still is! Self funded, he is neither a Silicon Valley millionaire nor a gated community developer. One of his other pursuits in Santa Barbara was the building of roads and trails into the inaccessible backcountry, as referenced in a Los Angeles Times piece from 1988. Based on the posted notice, it is possible that changes to the ruins could come in the future. Have you seen the "castle" above Austin, NV? My aunt died in a house fire in 1959 on Rosemary Lane. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I don't totally agree about the photos, but thanks so much! Alex - My pleasure Alex! All forums . We have his marble bench from Arcady and his marble fountain. Is that possible? Change ). In fact, the most important work, beyond the restoration, is to keep the Castle alive: it's not simply … Catherine FitzGerald and her husband Dominic West have rescued her family home, Glin Castle in Ireland, from being sold, and made it into a viable commercial concern. Historical Overview of the Los Padres National Forest, E.R. In 1668, Sir George Maxwell sold much of his lands at Newark to the city of Glasgow, for the development of Port Glasgow. These ranged from oceanfront parcels at Montecito and Carpinteria to mountaintop retreats atop the Santa Ynez Mountains above Santa Barbara. Yep! I don't think they are going to demolish them now. The property was not easy to get to and before any construction could begin Knapp had to build his own road to reach the parcel. He had his choice of views. What is? It’s situation is stunning, set on two islands in a magnificent lake. Preview. The stone work is stunning. That is where we are usually camped. Be a prince (or princess) and take your date on a sunset hike to a castle! I have no idea who owns this place, but I love them! 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The stonework that remains is a site frequently used by pro photographers. Later it was destroyed by a forest fire and not rebuilt. I appreciate the nice words. I'd also heard the county of Santa Barbara refused to issue the required permits. It was my pleasure to stop by.Cezar and Leia - It sure is! She didn't listen! There has been a royal castle … An illuminated waterfall cascaded outside providing a touch of ambiance to a spectacular setting needing no adornment. This place could easily have become an exclusive security fenced fortress. So interesting and beautiful. The jeep image is excellent, thanks for the smile! Kato Pandorah's Box - I felt the same way. Thanks Tim!Anthony - This estate was one of several, so I'm pretty sure they have more memories than most. We were in the Ocean/Pismo area for a week and instead of taking 101 to Santa Barbara, we stuck to the 1. A panorama view overlooking Lewis Canyon to the east of the ruins and the Santa Ynez River Valley far below. The Duchal estates were acquired from the Lyles by John … The house stood until 1945 when it burned down in a forest fire and was never rebuilt. The views up there are phenomenal. ohhhhh, pat, i'd love to go there! TS Hendrik - I could have spent more time there myself. We had no inkling of what we would find once we got there. You are a genius at finding these places where most of us have never been...just keep adding to my list of 'wish I could visit ...wish I were younger ..wish I had more time'....still maybe someday we will get back to California. No bravery required. Baby Sister - Based on what they are doing right now, it looks like they are stabilizing it. A favorite stop on my morning blog-roll tour. As his world beings to crumble, Byron suspects a connection. We have loads of pictures. James - Thanks James! thanks again! Awesome memories youve created for yourselves. Santa Ynez Valley forums . Did (or does) Barry happen to have a son by the name of David? I hear you about the job. It looks like they guy is making a little amphitheater that looks out that way, through the arches. So have you though about living in Vandenberg Village? That stone work is wonderful and that fierce blue sky is such an awesome contrast to the texture.I love how you wouldn't let a gate stop you from exploring. The Geezers - Thanks so much! . It is Lake Cachuma and it does have campgrounds around it. Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, from its position on the Castle Rock.Archaeologists have established human occupation of the rock since at least the Iron Age (2nd century AD), although the nature of the early settlement is unclear. I wish I had seen it back then.Rosemary - I hear you! Whoever builds up there is a lucky lucky person! Happy Thursday! Below this there was a cottage for workers, a guesthouse, sleeping quarters for servants and a caretaker’s flat. Listed in the Domesday Book, this castle has been a Norman stronghold, a royal residence and a royal palace. They really don’t make them like that anymore (Knapp or his castle). Thanks for sharing the pictures! Such a beautiful area!! Thanks for stopping by. He arrived in Santa Barbara in 1912 and “became identified with and interested in everything that pertained to the general welfare.”. My hats off to people who let those of us who are curious to investigate without fear of arrest.The stonework is recently pointed and in good shape, not consistent with demolition. It is a really beautiful place. Does anyone remember Knapp’s Castle ruins being purchased by a young midwestern heir in the early 1970s? Hopefully it will remain there forever. Off of Paradise road (if you remember it).Nevine - Hi Nevine! We did enjoy it!California Girl - I agree with you about the beauty of the area. It was a pretty cool place. It looks like they are trying to make sure it lasts.Pam - Thanks Pam! Thanks for sharing the info and awesomeness, Pat. Okay? Though past eighty-three years of age, he personally supervises the construction of mountain roads to and from his beautiful Santa Ynez Mountain Lodge with all the interest and enthusiasm of a man of half his years.â. It is really impressive...and the views so lovely. We just passed through the area on Monday. I would love to visit there and your pics are terrific as always! I haven't been posting as much there lately.~Lindy, wow what a fabulous place!The nature around is spectacular as the stones structures, the 3rd image is awesome, but it's difficult to choose one favorite because all pictures are great. It's on my list of things to see.Rajesh - Thanks Rajesh! Known formally as "La Cuesta Encantada" (The Enchanted Hill), and often referred to simply as San Simeon, Hearst called his castle “the ranch". The whole place was destroyed in a wild fire in 1940. Although the ruins are pretty amazing just the way they are. An entry inÂ History of Santa Barbara County, State of California (1939) notes the following: âSpeaking of hobbies, next to organ-building and hospitals, Mr. Knappâs abiding passion is for road-building. I believe at one time they were large windows.Laura - Thanks Laura! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. What a stunning place for a mountain retreat! We took that route coming home today.Ms. Well, I haven't missed it really, thanks to you. Knapp's Castle is the site of the former mansion home of George Owen Knapp, president of Union Carbide. Craftsmen and building materials were imported from Europe to complete Mr. Knapp's castle. It seems like a historical monument or something should be erected there.Fantastic scenery and view. It's always an experience of full immersion when I swing by your spot... and get a glimpse of what's going on in your world. Read, more on it here. It also said that they would give a reward to anyone who reported acts of vandalism. It gets so hot in both those places. that stone work is fantastic. It's so spectacular there. Thanks Nat!Genie - I agree about the stonework. He already owned one home in the nearby town of Montecito (on a measly 100 acres). I LOVE the central coast area. knapps-castle I'm so glad you take these journeys. All that is left of this castle are several … The condo association has kept everything up. Maybe be nice to do a post on the other side of the coin, as in, how you guys are living, where your staying, eating etc. Sylvia - It was and still is a beautiful place. To me, this pair of derogatory comments belies issues about self esteem. Cachuma Lake can be seen in the distance today, but was not around at the time of Knapp's mountain lodge. Billings (I also have a book of Mr. Billing’s horses and what they won). I had my birthdays there and kite flying groups there. Also, about half way between this place (Knapp's Castle) and the lake there is a TON of Los Padres National Forest campgrounds. I wouldnât get so worked up about it. Interesting story and it really looks like a beautiful place. I love that area. I can't believe I've never heard of this place, and yet have probably driven within a few miles of it many times. If you like SciFi, check Alex out. Unfortunately, the ruins are no longer accessible. Knapp's Castle: On East Camino Cielo Road - just before you reach the ridge with the excellent views there is a small single track dirt trail that leads to Knapp's Castle. San Marcos Pass was first graded in 1868 and finished two years later, before being rerouted and improved in the 1880s. … In the 1200s, during the Barons War, Windsor Castle successfully withstood a two-month siege. Too hard to restore I guess but what could have been...God, how long you guys been travelling now? Knapps Castle Out of all of the things to do in Santa Barbara, going to Knapp's Castle is definitely among one of my favorites. He gave both my aunts property off West Camino Cielo such as Punch Bowl and Indian Camp. “While Knapp was developing his private retreat, he was also helping to boost public access to the Santa Barbara Forest Reserve, as it was known in those days. Ask a question Recent Conversations. Great photos of it! Aside from providing aplenty for himself, Knapp’s wealth enabled him to donate generously to numerous causes. This video is unavailable. What a beautiful day you had with those blue, blue skies! I apologize in advance for the inconsistency of the photos. I like these beautiful ruins, excellent framing! Born in 1855 in Massachusetts, Knapp was a businessman and civil engineer by trade. How do you find these places? Knapps Castle DH Alternative is a 416 m less popular blue singletrack closed trail located near Santa Ynez California. My parents' condo is very nice, it's one of those "patio homes" with a huge front lawn, trees, single story, open floor plan. These ruins are from a house built by George Knapp, founder of Union Carbide Chemicals, in 1918. Steve, You could have just ask me. If you look at the stone work, you can see that he has been doing some repairs to the original work. I find them with blind luck and a lot of research.Betty Manousos - I'm sure you would enjoy it and take some great photos!Pasadena Adjacent - Thanks for visiting! Hike to Knapp’s Castle while you can. The castle, or should I say the ruins of the castle are located up the 154. More? In addition, he gave $200,000 to fund the construction of the hospital’s four-story south wing. The third generation of the Mattera family now takes care of the Castle, guaranteeing the public access 365 days a year, carrying out any necessary maintenance and restoration work and promoting cultural events which bring it to life. You're brave to have journeyed there, despite the warning signs.I'm excited about Alex's book too.Be well, Pat.xoRobyn. I suspect you would find some otherwise unknown location in my garden!Nice set of pictures - Jeeps can get anywhere!Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne. Not exactly an easy place to get to either. . .here, where there are still the silences and the loneliness of the earth before man, . I heard that Knapps in SB got plowed and basically all the singletrack gone in an effort to create a future firebreak / fire access road. I also love the little towns in that area. Thank you. Tucked high up in the hills of Santa Barbara lays the skeletal foundation of what was once an elaborate “castle”. Although it is locked, there is clearly not a "no trespassing" sign to be seen. EG Camera Girl - Yeah! Hope you are doing well! My husband thinks he'd die of boredom in VV & Lompoc. Get answers to your questions about Santa Ynez Valley . .â. I was born December of 1945. I don't know what we'll end up doing. It is in a perfect spot, but I'd be worried about wildfires. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! the declaration of war between all ten races triggers nightmares in his son, threatening to destroy the boy's mind. At the moment, I thought it was kind of harsh. Great reading! Thank you, friend, for your comments. I love the photos. The site sat empty for decades, but recently the current owner has moved a bunch of junk to it, seen in this photo, and begun a half-assed construction project of some sort. Cassillis was owned and occupied by the Kennedy family from the early 15th century until 2009. Aside the main lodge, and attached by an interior staircase, sat a studio. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I hope you can check it and the Painted Cave out on the same day. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. This spot is located in MAJOR wildfire country. Next time you come down that way, I'll give you some tips.Stickup Artist - Thanks so much my friend! You will see that this stonework is all that is left of them. It was accessed by a winding dirt road. Looks like it would make a fine attraction. His entrepreneurial success was reflected in numerous real estate holdings, which included no less than nine different homes in Santa Barbara County alone. The wildfire that destroyed the castle was in July of 1940. That’s a hard gig. It was reasonably clear today. I told her not to drive the Jeep so hard! In the late 60s , after the closure of the college by Cottage….the building was transferred to Cottage Hospital, by their attorneys for $1. On Saturday there were quite a few visitors and no signs saying to keep out. Also, thanks for the compliments on the photos, but I'm not fond of this group at all. I bet it was peaceful way up there, surrounded by 160 acres of nothing else. Located not far from of the subject of my last post (. Born in 1855 in Massachusetts, Knapp was a businessman and civil engineer by trade. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. This is what it looked like when we were there a few months ago. Talk about selling at just the right time. In addition to seeing it many times on the Internet, it is also at GeorgeOwenKnapp.com). Apparently, the "retreat" consisted of five bedrooms, observatory, studios, cottages, servant quarters, and a superintendent's house. Spiral Staircase to Nowhere - California Central... Goffs, California -- Route 66 Ghost Town. My aunt was given a Moody sister’s cottage on Rosemary Lane as were his other servants (There were six cottages and I knew all the people who lived in them). For those who know a little about the area, the water in the background is Lake Cachuma. Knapps Castle Today we all had the day off and decided to go for a little hike to Knapps Castle. Here's hoping it remains so for a lot longer. . Not the easiest place to get to though. As long as I have the wonderful job I have, we're not going anywhere. As a 1917 editorial in the Santa Barbara Daily News put it: ‘They are strong advocates of the great out-of-doors, and under their leadership, places in the wild heretofore denied humans because of utter inaccessibility are being opened up to the hiker and horseback rider.'”. thirtysevenandcounting - It is very rugged there, but also beautiful. Pat, love your photos... and your sense of adventure! There was a guy working on the property while we were there, but he didn't give us a second look. Knapp and a couple of his wealthy friends were tireless promoters of roads and trails, in order to make the back country accessible to all. Greetings. Watch Queue Queue. A view of Knapp's Castle ruins in the summer of 2011. His Trust bought the derelict building in 2018 for £1million, according to the Radio Times. A family's memories, experiences all meaningless it seems. For the first time in 70 years, changes may be coming to the fabled Knapp’s Castle. You aren't kidding. Knapp's Castle was rumored to be under development in recent years and I avoided going there. This project is being done by a person who intends to allow continued public access to this unique site. I'll send you exact directions.Leovi - Thanks Leovi! The sky was blue blue blue, but it was also harsh, bright and blinding! The sky was burning bright. My grandparents did it twice. Castle Surface Customers Nov 30, 2020 NEW MOTOR/COMBO AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT AMAIN HOBBIES Nov 30, 2020 Oct 9, 2020 NEWS: NEW CASTLE LINK VERSION 3.80.00 RELEASED Oct 9, 2020 I think about it all the time. Great article and great pictures. Perched on a promontory along a ridge on the north slope of the Santa Ynez Mountains, overlooking the Santa Ynez River Valley, the sandstone ruins known as Knapp’s Castle are the remnants of a remote mountain retreat built by George Owen Knapp. A lot of people do that here too - take a year off, buy a caravan or 4WD and drive around the country. It's history, for crying out loud!Wayne - My hat is also off! Read our community guidelines. As a galaxy-wide war encroaches upon the desert planet, Byron's ideal life is threatened and he's caught between the Tgrens and the Cassans. California Girl - Lompoc is a bit isolated, but it's a great centralized spot. Seriously, I have no idea why, but this jeep was sitting on the property. George Owen Knapp built the 160-acre home in 1915. The ruins, by themselves, are gorgeous.Thanks for stopping by my Drive-By Photos blog. A later Sir George Maxwell disposed of his estate in the early 18th century. Today I’m talking about a short little walk to some amazing views. If it doesn't burn up first! I would like to move back. Barry graduated from Bishop Diego in 1963 and SBCC in 1965, after being a Student Council officer in 1965. "Right To Pass Revocable By Owner." yikes! A gate with a no trespassing sign on it slows me down, one with nothing on it, is like an invitation. It's certainly a lovely area, I can see why somebody would build a retreat up there. Wonderful shots of castle ruins. This weblog is dedicated to the men and women who have fought or died in defense of liberty, that we may live in freedom, and read and write what we wish. I'd be interested! Your blog celibrates Santa Barbara, a beautiful place. Amazingly cool! The Knapp family sold it to a ultra-famous German soprano Lotte Lehamm 46 days before the fire. I love looking around ruins like that. ( Log Out / The castle is owned by Mark Baker, founder of the Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust. What a waste. Such a stunning setting for a retreat... sad that it fell into disuse like that!I love exploring ruins and you have shown these so well Pat :-), What a potpourri of stonework. A view of Knapp's so-called castle as it was. The entire town is so very old and still being used. Thanks for the Birthday wishes!TexWisGirl - Well, I guess if it wasn't destroyed, I wasn't likely to get an invitation to take photos!Brian - It is a great view! The current owner endured 14 years of red tape and contradictory edicts by local government befor he obtained building permits. genie. If you look at the two buildings to the far left of the fist photo. What an amazing view and stone is so colorful. Thanks Anthony! No doubt Ill do it too one day. Watch Queue Queue It is one of our favorite areas. Historically, as today, San Marcos Pass and East Camino Cielo provided the roadways to the mountaintop home. I am sure it would have been grand structure when intact. I’m curious what it looked liked back in the 1970s. His family lived on the 600 block of E. Cota. We live in a house built by Russell Ray, Mr. Knapp’s architect who redid Arcady. Yes, some nice pictures! Hello Alice. Thanks for using so much stonework George! It was built in 1916 by George Knapp, the estate included 5 bedrooms, an organ room, and even an observatory. I saw that and thought it was a good thing. There is a trail that comes up the mountain from very close to where we were camped. I lost contact with him many years ago, just before I was drafted, though through zabasearch, I have tried to locate him. Enlightening every time! I've thought posting about the "living" part of what we do, but I hardly have time for this. I appreciate it. I cannot believe someone would tear down that place. Steve Schlah, graduate of: San Marcos 1963, SBCC 1966, Vietnam 1968, UCSB 1976. Ray Ford. I found this very interesting. 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