4. There was a secret passageway in one of the library’s bookcases

Library at OHEKA CASTLE in Huntington, New York.
Faux-bois walls give the library an illusion of a wood interior. Photo by Brent Matthews Photography, courtesy of Oheka Castle.

Although it is unclear if this passageway still exists, there once was a secret tunnel in one of the bookcases in Oheka’s library. After finding the passageway, one could travel to a small chamber that acted as the secretary’s office for Kahn.

Today, faux-bois walls still give the library a warm ambiance. However, many of the original features were destroyed during its period of vacancy from 1979-1984. Nevertheless, the castle has since been restored, including the luxurious library. Hotel guests have access to the library lounge.