At the end of the long drive stands an enchanting castle in
an ancient forest.
Through the door and up the well worn stairs , your room is waiting .. .
for you to step out of your shoes and toss your city clothes on the chaise ... .. .
before you return to the garden to explore . . ..
past the shaded lounges by the shimmering water .. . .
through the gate in the old stone wall .. . .
to the ancient forest where a swing waits ... . suspended from a sheltering tree.
As you relax and marvel at this garden of eden , you recall the history
and the former residents. This was the 16th century hunting lodge of
Diane de Poitiers , mistress of Henry II - - - Chateau de Massillan.
If those trees could talk.