Europeans might scoff at America's castles as impostors, their too-young walls mere suggestions of the glorious medieval halls and intricate Gothic details of their own old countries' more genuine monuments. The poet Eliza Cook puts such naysayers in their place, asking "Why should we strive, with cynic frown, to knock their fairy castles down?" You too appreciate that landmarks like the Piatt Castles in Ohio might not represent the might of ancient kingdoms, but the equally valuable contributions of a couple of eccentric American dreamers and do-ers. Hotels near Marysville, OH put you in prime position to visit these fraternal twin landmarks and appreciate their splendor with the same esteem as you would their venerable Old World counterparts.
The Piatt Castles might not be your only reason to stay at hotels in Marysville; five beloved covered bridges will charm you out of your hotel for a picnic or a lazy afternoon of watching the water striders skate across the surface of the water. Later arrange Marysville rental cars, and drive to the nearby Piatt countryside estate and behold "Mac-A-Cheek" and "Mac-O-Chee," two castles whose appropriately quirky names are a teaser of the curiosities to be discovered inside. Tour the properties and you'll discover architectural details, furnishings and frescoes that are arguably as impressive and elegant as any you've seen in the regal residences of Europe. When it's time to leave behind the fanciful dreams of the Piatt brothers and continue your travels, the best hotels in Cincinnati await your arrival. The city's celebrated German immigrant roots, which you'll taste in its breakfast goetta sausages and learn about at the German Heritage Museum, remind you that the castles of Europe and the U.S. aren't really so far removed after all.
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