Yes this has nothing to do with Denver but it is one of the most well known estates in the world and I have had the pleasure of attending a party at this awesome place located in Holmby Hills in CA.
Mr. Hugh Hefner is the proud owner of the Playboy Mansion but much to my disappointment we did not meet Hef on our visit in October of 2007. We did meet a few washed up Bunnys and lots of random people who wish they were Famous. LOL The Playboy Mansion is actually used mostly as a Event place. People have the ability to rent it out for Partys? Yea I thought that was kind of odd but that is what the deal is. Mr Hefner owns most of the surrounding estates and the property that is within the gates of the Historic Playboy Mansion. The mansion is home to all sorts of exotic animals and it actually zoned with the ability to be a Zoo. It has some sort of protected Trees that allow for this zoning and is one of the reasons Mr Hefner is allowed to keep so many kinds of exotic animals on the grounds. The grotto is for sure as cool as it appears on TV complete with the underwater passageway, nifty lighting and mattress’ for who knows what… LOL
The trampolines, arcade and all of the sights and sounds of the mansions are just the way they show them on TV. The building itself looks like it is Old but well maintained. The Monkey Cages and all the wildlife are really amazing to see in person. We had the pleasure of Grizzly Adams leading us around the property and that was pretty cool. Dan Hagarty (Grizzly Adams) seemed to know the grounds of the mansion like the back of his hand. There were all sorts of different areas that you could pull ropes and move tree limbs that lead through all of the grounds. Making ideal shooting locations for photographs.
I would highly suggest to anyone trying to find something unique to do for a vacation to check out a list of events online.