Rook's Rest is the seat of House Staunton in the crownlands. It is located on the northern shore of Blackwater Bay, west of Crackclaw Point. The castle is northwest of Driftmark, northeast of Duskendale, and southeast of Maidenpool.
During the Dance of the Dragons, Rhaenys Targaryen and her dragon, Meleys, were killed in the battle at Rook's Rest. Ser Criston Cole and Prince Aemond Targaryen executed Lord Staunton after the battle. Lord Walys Mooton led the retaking of Rook's Rest, but he died in an attempt to slay Sunfyre.