Quick! Grab 40 to 50 of your closest friends and pool your money for this once-in-a-lifetime experience: The New York Philharmonic’s music director Lorin Maazel and his wife, Dietlinde Turban-Maazel, are offering their Castleton, Virginia, estate for $50,000 a night during the inauguration. The money will be donated to the Maazels’ nonprofit, the Châteauville Foundation, an organization that helps train young performance artists.
The estate, which can accommodate up to 50 guests, includes several top-notch facilities: a pre-Civil War manor house that features a king-size master suite with a Jacuzzi tub and two fireplaces; a carriage house with a king-size master bedroom, living room, two bathrooms, and a balcony; the Pink House with two master suites and a Jacuzzi tub; two private cottages; the two-bedroom Bluebird Haven house; and more. Guests can make use of a spa complex with a large heated swimming pool, a Turkish steam room, and a Finnish sauna. There’s also a theater room with a commercial-size movie screen, a bowling alley, and a petting zoo—yes, a petting zoo.
If you can tear yourself away from the home to take part in inauguration activities, the package includes chauffeured transportation, so you don’t have to worry about how to make the 90-minute trek to Washington. On Sunday, January 18, you’ll also be treated to a concert at the Maazels’ private theater featuring the Amstel Quartet from the Netherlands. Meals and laundry service are available upon request.
“Many of our friends and family members often comment on the sacred beauty of our farm,” the maestro said in a statement. “Now we want others to experience what we love so much.”
Parties interested in booking the tax-deductable Castleton Retreat package should contact Doug Beck at 212-873-3683 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.