There’s no such thing as being king for a day at the Crantzdorf Castle. Try king every day, instead. Modeled after the Palacio de la Magdalena in Santander, Cantabria, Spain, which housed the royal family in the early 1900s, this private and enchanting estate on 13 acres in the foothills of East Tennessee pays meticulous attention to rich details and exceptional craftsmanship. Classic English, French and Spanish styles seamlessly blend for an unmatched marriage of 20,000 square feet of both fairy tale and function. Nine bedroom suites, a home theater, pub and billiards room and sitting rooms house intricate hand-selected detailing, from hand-carved pieces to hand-cast crown moldings, breathtaking stained glass windows and soaring cathedral ceilings. Pristine views of the Appalachian Ridge are reminders that life in the castle is real and not just a dream. Located just 45 minutes to Banner Elk, North Carolina, the area’s mild weather and host of outdoor amenities grants year-round recreational bliss.