Imagine floating in a brightly-colored and shimmering gold glass-tiled indoor pool decorated with eight statues of Roman gods, goddesses, and heroes… Open to current members and auction-winners only, just two VIP Roman Pool swim events are scheduled for 2019, with no more than 20 guests at each exclusive pool party.

Modeled after ancient Roman baths, this meticulously detailed, majestic pool is tiled from ceiling to floor, and features marble copies of eight ancient Greek and Roman deities and athletes. Julia Morgan built The Roman Pool at Hearst Castle from 1927-1934. The mosaic tiled patterns were inspired by those found in the 5th Century Mausoleum of Galla Placidia in Ravenna, Italy, and representative of traditional marine monster themes found in ancient Roman baths.

Begin your Roman Pool luxury experience with a scenic ride up to the Enchanted Hill. Then, feel free to splash around in a world-class museum while enjoying tunes from Hearst’s heyday. Delight in a variety of incredible savory and sweet treats, and imbibe the Central Coast’s finest wines and craft beers. Once satiated, guests will be escorted down the hill with memories of a lifetime.

Also, guests may opt for a 45 minute viewing of the digitally-remastered film, “Building the Dream,” in Hearst Castle’s five-story IMAX theatre before heading up to the pool.

Note: 20 guests max. First come, first-served.


Members: $950*

Non-Members: $1250


*Become a member of The Foundation at Hearst Castle for just over $40/month! Some memberships include complimentary tickets to this event. For membership details, see Support Us page or call (805) 927-2138.