Long day, we wanted to do 2 back to back different tours and had no idea if they would line up. Or else we might have had to wait an hour or more to get the other tour or not. We left early and got there by 10am it worked... we got our back to back tours. After seeing every kind of castle and palace in Europe last summer,I was not sure if today was a good idea or if we would be bored to death.
At least this castle was not in ruins like the Irish ones.
The Hearst family/ranch donated this property to the state so everyone could visit and see it.I'm sure they did not want to live in it.
After seeing it I can only say "Nobody should have that kind of money and influence"