Have you seen the "castle" above Austin, NV? I am sure it would have been grand structure when intact. Enlightening every time! Steve Schlah, graduate of: San Marcos 1963, SBCC 1966, Vietnam 1968, UCSB 1976. Such a beautiful area!! 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. There is another way to get up there. Hello Alice. If you like SciFi, check Alex out. But you can still hike the trail. Great article and great pictures. Knapps Castle DH Alternative is a 416 m less popular blue singletrack closed trail located near Santa Ynez California. thanks again! 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). The jeep image is excellent, thanks for the smile! The entire town is so very old and still being used. I LIVE to find out about these things.Kay - I assume you are talking about taking the 154 route over the San Marcos Pass. 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. What a sense of majesty! Preview. He died March 1945 with my aunt beside him at Cottage Hospital. It is believed that the original castle was built sometime between 1404 and 1454 after the lands were granted by charter to the Kennedy's after a … He already owned one home in the nearby town of Montecito (on a measly 100 acres). 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. It is a really beautiful place. The stone work is stunning. The house stood until 1945 when it burned down in a forest fire and was never rebuilt. Aside the main lodge, and attached by an interior staircase, sat a studio. Home for a short while and then out again as soon as cabin fever sets in. I went there when I was a kid. Wonderful spot; love how it is posted that way. I showed your award-winning Jeep photo to my husband and he started following your posts, looking at all the pictures. It's not too late! I'd love to see this structure. These ranged from oceanfront parcels at Montecito and Carpinteria to mountaintop retreats atop the Santa Ynez Mountains above Santa Barbara. As for âhalf assedâ drop by and ask to see the plans. I wouldnât get so worked up about it. An illuminated waterfall cascaded outside providing a touch of ambiance to a spectacular setting needing no adornment. Fantastic shots Patty - and a fascinating story. What a fascinating and beautiful place, Pat!! The âjunkâ you mention is the necessary mess assiciated with a hands on construction project. 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. It was my pleasure to stop by.Cezar and Leia - It sure is! Hike to Knapp’s Castle while you can. Wonderful pictures, and that's a great view. Your message. I lost contact with him many years ago, just before I was drafted, though through zabasearch, I have tried to locate him. Meanwhile the ancient alien ship is transmitting a code that might signal the end of all life in the galaxy. Finally. Apparently, the "retreat" consisted of five bedrooms, observatory, studios, cottages, servant quarters, and a superintendent's house. I think about it all the time. Interesting story and it really looks like a beautiful place. This is the dirt road leading to the place. That is quite the view from up there and sure is a greatlace for a castle! What a stunning place for a mountain retreat! There isn't much on it, but it is beautiful. The property called Knapp’s Castle was sold to Lottie Lehmann and burned about 5 months after she bought it. 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. Knapp's Castle - Photo by Ray Ford. My grandparents did it twice. It's mine now as they both died and my brother asked me to buy him out. I am not sure if the horse was Mr. Knapp’s or C.K. I get a lot of info from hiking websites. The sky was huge, bright and harsh. He helped found Union Carbide Corporation and served as company president for 22 years (or 25 years depending on the source consulted). 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It gets so hot in both those places. The photos are excellent; great color, vistas, and compositions. It is a beautiful area.sage - It still is! "Right To Pass Revocable By Owner." Although it is locked, there is clearly not a "no trespassing" sign to be seen. This blog is word verification free.IS YOURS?I love your comments and will do my best to respond to each and every one. I would like to move back. It's great that you were able to explore this place. Below this there was a cottage for workers, a guesthouse, sleeping quarters for servants and a caretaker’s flat. It looks like they are trying to make sure it lasts.Pam - Thanks Pam! Great work...Love the shots of the stone doorway/arch/fireplace? Sounds like the Knapp family sold at just the right time though. 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. One that had campgrounds around it. Snyder is longer and uphill. I was just wondering...Dalmdad - Thanks! It seems like a historical monument or something should be erected there.Fantastic scenery and view. She didn't listen! Although, you came within several miles of the place, I'm pretty sure you didn't see it. I'm interested to see what they do to the place.Rawknrobyn - Thanks Robyn! Love castles and old fortresses! I really appreciate that there some of them out there. It’s allllmost the weekend! No bravery required. A family's memories, experiences all meaningless it seems. A view of the ruins in 2009 showing the arches that once framed huge picture windows. More? Knapps Castle Today we all had the day off and decided to go for a little hike to Knapps Castle. There was a guy working on the property while we were there, but he didn't give us a second look. It looks like they guy is making a little amphitheater that looks out that way, through the arches. Yes, some nice pictures! Letâs see you turn that scrap heap up there into something. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. I have hiked around Knapp’s Castle many times, starting in1959, but still don’t know which fire brought it down (I fought the Coyote Fire of 1965, by accident as Barry Prekker and I were ‘stuck’ at Painted Cave and had to help out), as it was ruins in 1959. that stone work is fantastic. Gorgeous stonework. Knapp’s enthusiasm and money helped extend trails west to the top of Refugio Canyon (now Ronald Reagan’s spread) and east to Ojai. Thanks Anthony! I love looking around ruins like that. I assumed Mr. Knapp was still alive but not sure. Based on the posted notice, it is possible that changes to the ruins could come in the future. Thanks Al!Chuck - I agree and it looks like they aren't going to. I love the sense of mystery here!Were there ghosts? What an awesome find and bit of storytelling. Thanks, Pat!Fascinating place. I'd heard that there was security on site and the property had been purchased and the ruins were going to be demolished. Amazingly cool! A favorite stop on my morning blog-roll tour. I saw that and thought it was a good thing. Sallie - Thanks so much Sallie! Self funded, he is neither a Silicon Valley millionaire nor a gated community developer. 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. I was great friends with Walker Tompkins . the declaration of war between all ten races triggers nightmares in his son, threatening to destroy the boy's mind. An apology and an offer to give a 1/2 day of labor might be your delight. The current owner endured 14 years of red tape and contradictory edicts by local government befor he obtained building permits. I don't know what we'll end up doing. Wilderness Youth Project: www.wyp.org Connects Kids to Nature Music: Animal Collective Alex - My pleasure Alex! In respect to this, who owns Cassillis Castle Scotland? If it doesn't burn up first! 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. Thank you, friend, for your comments. 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). :) I will check the book, thanks for the hint and Happy Happy Happy Birthday! His entrepreneurial success was reflected in numerous real estate holdings, which included no less than nine different homes in Santa Barbara County alone. It's so spectacular there. After about three miles Knapp’s Castle appeared on a nearby hilltop. Knapp had sold it for $10,000 just five weeks before the conflagration. Running water was provided by nearby waterfalls. We gave Ben Taylor, Mr. Knapp’s great grandson, some of the pictures for his book. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. ( Log Out / They really don’t make them like that anymore (Knapp or his castle). .tales from one man's wanderings, regional insight and history. I don't think they are going to demolish them now. Race and Recognition In the Woods, Condor Cave Reference On Redwood Log, Disney California Adventure Park, Parks Management Company’s Red Rock Racket and the Secret Green Ticket, Long Lost Trail Discovered, Hiking In A Time Of Lockdown And Distancing. We had no inkling of what we would find once we got there. I believe at one time they were large windows.Laura - Thanks Laura! It also said that they would give a reward to anyone who reported acts of vandalism. He purchased the property in 1916 and named it Laurel Springs Ranch. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. “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. Read our community guidelines. Let your building doing your talking. Knapp’s Castle was built by George Knapp the founder of Union Carbide Corporation in 1916. California Girl - Lompoc is a bit isolated, but it's a great centralized spot. I was born December of 1945. We just passed through the area on Monday. Such a crying shame when these amazing places are lost to time, or wildfires, or just the elements. Knapps castle deserves a 1, if you start from the top, because it is very short. We did enjoy it!California Girl - I agree with you about the beauty of the area. Knapp's Castle is a privately owned landmark ruined mansion in the Santa Ynez Mountains near Santa Barbara, California. George Owen Knapp was a man of action and accomplishment whose presence benefited the community. Knapp's Castle is the site of the former mansion home of George Owen Knapp, president of Union Carbide. We mix it up Anthony. (He was born and raised in California.) I hope they preserve it and don't take it out... How have I missed this? A later Sir George Maxwell disposed of his estate in the early 18th century. I can’t even truly classify this as a hike because it’s a steady 1 mile walk. . Newark Castle is now owned and operated by Historic Scotland. … In the 1200s, during the Barons War, Windsor Castle successfully withstood a two-month siege. The sky was blue blue blue, but it was also harsh, bright and blinding! He had his choice of views. Thanks so much!Japy - Hello Japy! Knapp's Castle was rumored to be under development in recent years and I avoided going there. Leeds Castle in Kent, England, has been called the “loveliest castle in the world”. After about 10 minutes we came to another locked gate. Too hard to restore I guess but what could have been...God, how long you guys been travelling now? James - Thanks James! My parents' condo is very nice, it's one of those "patio homes" with a huge front lawn, trees, single story, open floor plan. If you look at the two buildings to the far left of the fist photo. Very sad really, all that work now lost. My only problem with SLO and Ojai is the heat. It is Lake Cachuma and it does have campgrounds around it. I can't believe I've never heard of this place, and yet have probably driven within a few miles of it many times. 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. . The trail-building efforts of Knapp and his buddies were much appreciated by the local populace. Knapp's Castle used to be a large stone mansion perched below the ridge overlooking the scenic Santa Ynez Valley. The wildfire that destroyed the castle was in July of 1940. Windsor Castle is, first and foremost, a fortress—and it has proved to be a strong one. We will be heading out very soon. I am almost speechless from this one. Russell Ray also built Los Banos, YMCA, Presbyterian Church etc. 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! Whoever builds up there is a lucky lucky person! R Vanderhook, alumni of Knapp Colllege of Nursing 1961.. Great pictures. The hilltop residence included five bedrooms, a kitchen and dining room, a pipe organ room and an observatory for stargazing. Well, I haven't missed it really, thanks to you. We live in a house built by Russell Ray, Mr. Knapp’s architect who redid Arcady. Your short history is well done and took work and care to create. The sky was burning bright. It was a pretty cool place. 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. Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, Byron thought he'd put the days of battle behind him. Karen - Thanks to both of you! I apologize in advance for the inconsistency of the photos. There is so much around it. It was reasonably clear today. I have no idea who owns this place, but I love them! Thanks for the info. At the moment, I thought it was kind of harsh. Did you know about it ahead of time and seek it out? My aunt died in a house fire in 1959 on Rosemary Lane. I think I've seen this off the side of the road when Ben and I used to take the "back way" up to Solvang years ago. The owner of Knapp's Castle is living on the property and building something. looks magnificent, Pat, even in ruins! I haven't visited for awhile but it's always fun to join you on your travels. great place to spend a day. 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. It didn't look like anything was being torn down. ( Log Out / The building is now an eye center with some other name TS Hendrik - I could have spent more time there myself. I should try to tweak down the contrast a bit. The castle, or should I say the ruins of the castle are located up the 154. THE I'm A Celebrity 2020 stars are settling into life in Gwrych Castle. We'd prefer Ojai or SLO but they are more expensive. Is it a year? That’s a hard gig. Knapp’s Castle is located in the Santa Ynez Mountains, part of the Los Padres forest. The Duchal estates were acquired from the Lyles by John … We've been here less than a week and I'm already getting cabin fever. Although the ruins are pretty amazing just the way they are. Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands were on display. But, even though I thought I knew a lot about Santa Barbara, due to Walker Tompkins many books, I always wondered where the Knapp name was related to the School of Nursing. Craftsmen and building materials were imported from Europe to complete Mr. Knapp's castle. My husband thinks he'd die of boredom in VV & Lompoc. 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. Located not far from of the subject of my last post (. Seriously, I have no idea why, but this jeep was sitting on the property. I'd be interested! I'm glad we take these trips also. I'll send you exact directions.Leovi - Thanks Leovi! Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. A few clouds in the sky would have helped the photos.DEZMOND - Thanks! Conceived by William Randolph Hearst, the publishing tycoon, and his architect Julia Morgan, it was built between 1919 and 1947. TheChieftess - I did know about it beforehand. Mynx - I would liked that sky better if there were some scattered clouds in it. There has been a royal castle … ( Log Out / (photo credit: Unknown. Yep! These ruins are from a house built by George Knapp, founder of Union Carbide Chemicals, in 1918. You now have an enthusiastic new fan. Did (or does) Barry happen to have a son by the name of David? Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. And he played a role in attracting Dr. William D. Sansum, of the Sansum Clinic, to Santa Barbara. It is really impressive...and the views so lovely. I also love them. A view of Knapp's Castle ruins in the summer of 2011. I'm so glad you take these journeys. Historical Overview of the Los Padres National Forest, E.R. Thanks for using so much stonework George! Have a great week! Montecito is a perennial member of the most wealthy towns (per capita) in … I don't totally agree about the photos, but thanks so much! 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. Not sure it's affordable any longer. Al - I also love it. Great reading! . For those who know a little about the area, the water in the background is Lake Cachuma. It is one of our favorite areas. I hope you can check it and the Painted Cave out on the same day. 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 panorama view overlooking Lewis Canyon to the east of the ruins and the Santa Ynez River Valley far below. I had my birthdays there and kite flying groups there. knapps-castle They had owned the house only 46 days before it was destroyed. Sylvia - It was and still is a beautiful place. Jenny - I saw no ghosts! A landowner who understands how irresistible ruins are to photographers. 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. 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. Thanks for the nice words Sylvia.Robin A - If you've driven up the back road highway (154), rather than the 101 out of Santa Barbara, then you were pretty close to it. I like your photos very much!. 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. 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. You aren't kidding. Historically, as today, San Marcos Pass and East Camino Cielo provided the roadways to the mountaintop home. 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. To me, this pair of derogatory comments belies issues about self esteem. All forums . A view of Knapp's so-called castle as it was. Lots of lights to your heart!Léia. This is a prime fire area. Nat - It is in a beautiful spot. My aunt was Mr. Knapp’s dietician and he helped put my dad through medical school at McGill University. Listed in the Domesday Book, this castle has been a Norman stronghold, a royal residence and a royal palace. California may indeed fall into the ocean someday. I donât work for free and I sure as hell ainât giving any apologies. Not exactly an easy place to get to either. Known formally as "La Cuesta Encantada" (The Enchanted Hill), and often referred to simply as San Simeon, Hearst called his castle “the ranch". He also contributed a total of at least $32,000 to several local churches for various purposes. I really do appreciate it. But read the sign! Thanks for stopping by. San Marcos Pass was first graded in 1868 and finished two years later, before being rerouted and improved in the 1880s. I know you all had to have had a wonderful day exploring the remains. So have you though about living in Vandenberg Village? I'm sure they considered that fact before building. I agree about the stonework.Stewart - Thanks Stewart! 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). The castle is owned by Mark Baker, founder of the Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust. Filmed at Knapps Castle, in the mountains above Santa Barbara, CA. Baby Sister - Based on what they are doing right now, it looks like they are stabilizing it. . Santa Ynez Valley forums . At the time the home was owned by the famous German soprano Lotte Lehmann and her friend Frances Holden. What part of California is he from Karen?Thanks again. The stonework that remains is a site frequently used by pro photographers. I'll give it some more thought. Hope you are doing well! I like the town of Guadalupe. Billings (I also have a book of Mr. Billing’s horses and what they won). Knapp constructed his mansion, which contained five bedrooms, an observatory, and lodgings for the groundskeepers and servants, on the Santa Ynez Ridge beginning in 1916. I LOVE the central coast area. What is? Get answers to your questions about Santa Ynez Valley . No doubt Ill do it too one day. A gate with a no trespassing sign on it slows me down, one with nothing on it, is like an invitation. What an amazing view and stone is so colorful. Here's hoping it remains so for a lot longer. What a beautiful day you had with those blue, blue skies! East Camino Cielo, off of which Knapp built his long driveway, was first cleared around the time of WWI, but not paved until the 1930s. I passed the turn-off to Knapp’s Castle and headed another quarter of a mile up to East Camino Cielo. For the first time in 70 years, changes may be coming to the fabled Knapp’s Castle. 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