Ryan Dawson

Creative Director (Co-Owner)

Ryan Dawson was born and raised in Stanford, KY and is the driving force behind the restoration and elevation of the “Authentically Kentucky Luxury” that every guest experiences at The Kentucky Castle.  His unique ability to translate a beautiful theoretical vision into an authentic, world class reality has been a catalyst for taking multiple businesses from inception to exit in realms as diverse as real estate renovation, book publishing, and conference creation and organization.  


He tirelessly and daily brings to life his vision for the emotion and feel of every overnight stay, special event, and meal served.  When you visit the castle you’ll likely find him hard at work not just planning, but actually executing the vision, whether that means construction, landscaping, farming, or installing a new art installation.