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Hearst Castle

Visit World-Famous Hearst Castle

A Must-See, Just 10 minutes north


A Little Hearst History...

Nestled just 6 miles north of the Ranch, we invite you to discover architectural marvel along the Central Coast. Built over 28 years by Julia Morgan under the direction of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, this world-famous estate features European-inspired styles that Hearst admired during his early travels around Europe with his mother. He was an inexhaustible buyer, and his collection of art and antiques rivals many museums around the world. The castle features 56 bedrooms, 61 bathrooms, 19 sitting rooms, 127 acres of gardens, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a movie theater, an airfield, and the world's largest private zoo. A variety of exotic animals still roam the grounds, including zebras which can be seen from the highway!

In its heyday of the 20’s and 30’s, Hollywood film stars and politicians often visited, including Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant, the Marx Brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Bob Hope, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin Roosevelt, Dolores Del Rio, and Winston Churchill.

Castle Tours & Tips

In 1957, the Hearst Corporation donated the Castle to the state, allowing visitors to tour the grounds with its impressive collection of art and antiques, remarkable design elements, and breathtaking views. Tour the Grand Rooms or take a peek inside the kitchen. The choice is yours.

Hot Tips:
    • Group tours are popular! Book them early.
    • Arrive to Hearst Castle early to view the 40-minute movie about William Randolph Hearst - "Building The Dream". Shown on a 5-story screen, it's a must-see and will give you some history before your tour begins.

THe Place To Stay near Hearst Castle

As the closest hotel in Cambria to this world-famous attraction, Oceanpoint Ranch has become a favorite Hearst Castle hotel. Plus, we offer an exclusive Hearst Castle Tour Package for 2!

Browse through our 2-night hotel package, and book your stay today!

Hearst Castle Tour For 2

Book our special Hearst Castle Hotel Package, and also save 20% on your stay at Oceanpoint Ranch.

This Hearst Castle Tour Package Includes:

  • 20% off a 2-night stay in an all new guest room at Oceanpoint Ranch
  • (2) Tour Tickets to Hearst Castle, plus transportation
    • The tour provides a broad overview of the many facets of Hearst Castle and includes the IMAX film "Building the Dream" about William Randolph Hearst and his architect Julia Morgan.
  • After the tour, enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the Pacific shoreline, and a visit to the Piedras Blancas elephant seals before heading back to Oceanpoint Ranch.
  • Please allow 5 to 6.5 hours total for this tour in your schedule

*Must book 5 days in advance, and call the hotel directly at (805) 927-4648 to book your preferred Hearst Castle Tour time. Tour is provided by Wine Wrangler. 2-night minimum stay required. Subject to availability.

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