Wyntoon is the name of a private estate on the McCloud River in Siskiyou County, California. Built as a secret hideaway for William Randolph Hearst, it was designed circa 1930 by famed architect Julia Morgan, who also designed Hearst Castle. It is now owned by the Hearst Corporation. The name stems from a Native American tribe called Wintu.
Snow White Rose Red Castle at Wyntoon, private estate built by Hearst in rural Siskiyou County, California. Architects Willis Polk, Bernard Maybeck and Julia Morgan all designed structures for Wyntoon, beginning in 1899.
The Benbow Inn, a Garberville resort in the redwoods, was designed by architect Albert Farr, who was most noted for The Wolf House — the home he designed for author Jack London in Glen Ellen, CA. Farr was commissioned by the Benbow family to create the cornerstone for the resort community they intended to build in their 1,290 acre valley.
Photograph taken from a 1906 issue of American Homes and Gardens in an article titled "'Myntoon', a Mediaeval Castle in Shasta, California". The article describes Wyntoon, a mansion built in 1902 by Bernard Maybeck for Phoebe Hearst.