'The Archeologist' is a the largest apartment located with the Historic Medieval Manoir (circa 13-15 Century) which has been divided into 4 self-catering apartments. Fully furnished with linens, towels and fully equipped kitchens, each has been newly decorated to reflect a mythical personage who may have one time lived there.
Additional people in the apartmemt are allowed by prior arrangement on a case-by-case basis for a fee of $75 per person. Free wireless internet access in the Hunters Lodge/Medieval Dining Room. Security deposit of one days stay to be paid by check upon arrival, and will be returned after the apartment has been checked for any possible damages. Absolutely no smoking within the Manoir or any of the buildings at Le Mur. Minimum Stay. A two-night minimum stay is required during our “high season,” selected holidays, for wedding accommodations and on weekends.
Arrival/Departure. Check out is at 11 am. Check in is between 3-7 pm. Check in after 7 PM is by prior arrangement only. Online same day reservations can not be accommodated after 9 pm.
Smoke Free. Le Mur is an historic estate, therefore we do not allow smoking of any kind inside or anywhere on the grounds for the safety and health of our guests. In addition, candles are strictly forbidden. Failure to comply with this important fire safety rule will result in immediate eviction with no refund. Damages for smoke remediation plus removing a room from service for several days starts at $1500 and will be assessed at our cost. We are very serious about fire safety.
Lost Keys. Un-returned keys will result in a $25 charge. Lost or misplaced keys while a registered guest will result in a $25, possibly more if a locksmith is required.
Pets. We do not allow pets (with the notable exception of handicapped assistance dogs) at the Le Mur estate. We may make an exception for mature pets (no puppies or kittens) if given advance notice, and charge a pet fee of $25 per day and ask that your pet have up to date shots and great manners. We will ask you to sign a damages waiver, and we will charge you to replace bedding, furniture or for any other damage that might occur. We ask you not to leave your pet unattended in the room, and will charge a pet-sitting fee of $25 per hour if a barking or whining dog is left unattended.
Children & Young Adults. Well supervised children are welcome, as the Le Mur Estate cannot accept responsibility for infants or toddlers running free. We do not accept teenage or young adult guests traveling without their parents — our minimum age is 25 years for solo travelers with ID required at check in.
Quiet. Management reserves all rights to ensure the quiet enjoyment of all of our guests at Le Mur.
Bicycles. Bicycles are offered to Le Mur guests on a first-come, first serve basis and by prior arrangement. We recommend helmets and ask you to sign a release.
Parking. Parking is free at the Le Mur Estate. Please contact us in advance if you are bring a large party so that we can make parking space available.
Damages. The rooms at apartments at Le Mur are filled with furniture and treasures collected from across the globe. Should there be an accident during your stay, or some other significant damage or loss, we will need to charge you for the value of the replacement or repair. We will notify you immediately of our concern and please feel free to call us to discuss the issue.
Weddings and Special Events. We allow events of up to 50 people on the grounds of Le Mur with a two night booking of the entire Estate plus additional event fees. Please contact us for more information.
Liability. There are no safes in the rooms or apartments at the Le Mur Estate. Le Mur is not liable for loss or damage to items stored in the rooms.
We can keep valuables locked in our office as a courtesy only if guests release us from all liability associated with loss or damage of those items.
Subject to Change. Rates and policies are subject to change. Such changes will be recorded on this website and are available upon request
Ernie and Terry Monaco, the American owners of Chateau Le Mur, have a had a long history together of joining a romantic, theatric, and creative Spirit.
Married for thirty some odd years, (they have now lost count) they have lived a life of adventure traveling the world collecting interesting artifacts and experiences.
Having met in Chicago while Ernie was studying Urban Planning, and Terry Graphic Design, they set out to conquer the world. After settling war refugees in Chicago, feeding the homeless in Philadelphia, renovating tumble down houses in California, they finally set out with their two kids to the tiny but wealthy nation of Qatar. While there, Ernie helped design and manage a city on water, and Terry taught at an American University, wrote and directed comedic, musical plays while at the same time together managing a Christian youth group and underground church.
They have had the opportunity to travel the world and have met many precious people from all walks of life, learning along the way that life can be extremely wonderful—and at the same time very, very challenging.
Therefore they have created Chateau Le Mur to be a magical, peaceful haven from the world, and invite you to come share in what they have created here. From a fairy-like castle filled with treasures collected from all over the globe to the whimsical ‘Rapunzel's Tower’, ‘The Knight’s Chambre’, ‘The Fairy Room’ and ‘The Dark Enchanted Forest’ to the fabled personages who ‘at one time lived in the manoir’ they've created a place that calls to the child in all of us. Ernie and Terry are fortunate at present to have their daughter, Arianna, and grandson, Tristan, living with them, along with two fluffy cats, one timid scruff of a dog, a gentle miniature pony, and some teeny-tiny sheep.