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Swannanoa Palace, Afton

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  • July 23, 2017
    Used to be fun, but the "tour" now only includes a small handful of ground-floor rooms. Stay away! The owner was rude when I expressed my displeasure and asked for my money back.  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    If you are an architectural historian, you will appreciate this place and it's history. It's a little tricky to get to, but so worth the find. The house is amazing even though it is falling in disrepa...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    Spectacular residence. I loved the views from the tower room. Glad to know some work has been done to restore it but the building and grounds need lots more.  more »
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  • April 16, 2017
    I lived there for one year 78-79 so I know it extremely well. The safest place one could ever live. It used to be filled with extraordinary art work. We had speakers on the roof and used to play beautiful organ concertos all day long. There was a 20 ft high statue of Jesus in the middle of the garden. Sadly it was removed sometime after Mrs. Russell passed away. Anyone who ever met Lao Russell when they visited there will never forget their experience thats for certain. For those people who say its haunted I can only say it might be visited by angels I don't know.
  • February 25, 2017
    Very interesting place with lots of history. Needs a lot of repairs tho. Signs on front of building say only open May -Oct but couldn't find that anywhere online. Ignore all the No Trespassing signs - you are on the right road. Just did a drive by look this time around.
  • May 23, 2017
    Beautiful palace. Gorgeous views and surroundings. So sad to see it crumbling away.
  • July 1, 2017
    Cool looking mansion and grounds.
  • December 30, 2016
    Interesting place to visit but most areas of buildings are closed down to the public. Needs some maintenance all around.

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