Reviews From Our Guests

Castle Nugent Caribbean Guest House“I really enjoy getting to know each and every one of the interesting people who come and stay at Nugent,” says Caroline. “We always have a wonderful time.” Here’s what her guests, and some travel writers, had to say about the experience of staying at Castle Nugent!

Castle Nugent Farms Senepol calf

Caroline (pronounced Car-o-line) Gasperi is the owner of this working cattle ranch. She is a wonderful host whenever we visit. All the comforts of home… The entire ranch overlooks the beautiful ocean. The Ranch reminds you of a ranch in Arizona or New Mexico… it is that rustic.

~ B. D. Brewer (visit his site about us)

Castle Nugent Farms Senepol calf

As we sat on the veranda of our guest house watching the sun set, listening to the languid roar of the ocean in the distance, it seemed as though nothing could be more peaceful. Images of our stay at Castle Nugent are completely different from those of most Caribbean vacations: Sipping rum drinks on the veranda in the evening as we watched the cattle walk down to the watering trough.

~ from a 1999 newspaper article in the Philadelphia Inquirer
by Robin Lloyd, travel writer (read the full text of the article)

Castle Nugent Farms Senepol calf

A group of young heifers graze under a tamarind tree.

Curious calves and their mothers in the pasture.

Caroline is an historian in her own right… Castle Nugent Farms affords one the opportunity to experience some of St. Croix’s Colonial legacy firsthand.

~ from a lecture by Olasee Davis,
local naturalist and historian (read an article about this lecture)

Castle Nugent Farms Senepol calf

We came away with a feeling of appreciation for the natural beauty of this part of St. Croix as well as a better understanding of how our culture, through the centuries, has been so inextricably tied to the land.

~ from (read the full article)

Castle Nugent Farms Senepol calf

Spending the night in Castle Nugent’s quiet, three-bedroom guesthouse is like sleeping in an antique shop. Each room features its own bathroom, brightly colored Italian tile and fine West Indian and European antiques throughout. The tiled wraparound gallery is a great place for soaking in the bougainvillea and cactus landscape and the sea and farm views.

~ Jessica Chapman for Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine (read the full article)

Castle Nugent Farms Senepol calf

Cattle graze in a pasture just south of the guesthouse.

Cattle graze in a pasture just south of the guesthouse.

Visit other websites our friends
and fans have made about Castle Nugent!

Virtual Tourist site – Castle Nugent – Off the Beaten Path – Some photos and very sweet descriptions from a visitor with the Internet nickname “bdbrewer” who has stayed at Castle Nugent. – Castle Nugent Ecofarm – Olasee Davis is a local St. Croix naturalist
who holds a nature hike on the hills behind Castle Nugent. This article also mentions Caroline’s collection of historical papers. – hiking on St. Croix – “Hiking in the Hills” doesn’t refer to Castle Nugent by name, but is another excellent description of Olasee Davis’ tour, and has great photos of the Castle Nugent Estate grounds by local St. Croix photographer Leslie Hilyer. – This is Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine’s online version of their
publication. This article, “Room with a Moo” by Jessica Chapman gives a brief review of Castle Nugent.

For more information about renting our Guesthouse, call:

Mauro Gasperi
Castle Nugent Farms
Phone/Fax (340) 201-1994

…or use the form below to send us an email!

If you are a rancher looking for Caroline Gasperi’s Castle Nugent Senepol, contact the UVI Agricultural Experiment Station! As of 2007, Caroline has retired and the herd has been donated to UVI.

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