Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
Those who watch PBS will tell you, Downton Abbey is a place where lust lurks around every cold, uncomfortably furnished corner. Now all the period drama can be yours. Highclere Castle, the scarlet-lettered country estate where Downton is filmed, will be opening a romantic on-site hotel this February. Rooms at the London Lodge start at $540 per night and are guarded by an imposing stone archway and heavy iron gates, which just screams night of unbridled passion.