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But Do You Get Mints On Your Pillow?

Posted at 7:22 PM on December 22, 2008 by Gillian Martin

Going to Barack Obama's inauguration? Need a place to stay? Well, Lorin Maazel wants to help.

The music director of the New York Philharmonic and his wife will let you stay at their country estate in Virginia--for a mere $50,000. Per night.

Sure, the price seems steep, but not when you consider that the place holds up to 50 people, and comes with amenities you won't find at your local Super 8:

The complex includes a spa facility with a large heated swimming pool, a Turkish steam room and a Finnish sauna. Guests also can use a theater room with a commercial-size movie screen, along with a bowling alley and a petting zoo.

What's more, that fifty grand is partially tax-deductible. The money raised will go to the Maazels' Chateauville Foundation to support the new Castleton Festival, created to foster young musical artists.

Get all the particulars here.