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Highlands Castle... overlooking Lake George!

SuperhostBolton, New York, United States
Castle hosted by John
8 guests3 bedrooms3 beds2.5 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the castle to yourself.
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Poised on a graceful mountaintop overlooking majestic Lake George, your castle awaits you... From the moment you arrive, you'll sense the tranquility that surrounds this enchanting property and you’ll be captivated by the most spectacular view in the world! The intrigue and allure of the castle are matched only by the breathtaking vista of Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains.

The space
Highlands Castle is a hidden jewel in a private setting, yet only 3-minutes from downtown Bolton Landing with conveniences of a supermarket, gourmet restaurants, wine store, brewery, unique shops, 2-public parks with picnic areas, 2-public beaches, swimming, fishing, kayaking, tennis, golf, miniature golf, hiking trails, bicycling, boat rentals, scenic boat cruises, and more!

Guest access
Guests will have access to the majority of this unique private estate called 'Highlands Castle' which includes your own private entrance, entryway foyer, vestibule, The Great Hall, music room/library, kitchen, dining room, family room, half-bath on the first floor, coat room, 'The Royal Bedroom' upstairs that sleeps 1-couple, and the outside terraces with the most spectacular views of Lake George and the Adirondack mountains!

'The King's Suite' located on the lower level sleeps up to 6-guests is also included if your group totals 3-8 guests, plus you'll have additional access to the screened-in covered terrace and another outside lower terrace!

Your castle awaits... Highlands Castle, where serenity meets majesty!

DO YOU NEED ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR MORE THAN 8-GUESTS? We also have two (2) other castles on this same property:
1.) 'The Castle Cottage'... this mini-castle (with a beautiful lake view) sleeps up to 6-guests and is located just steps away from Highlands Castle.
2.) 'The Castle Gatehouse'... this castle sleeps up to 7-guests and is nestled in a wooded setting at the entrance to our property.
Note: When renting Highlands Castle "all to yourself", you can only rent ONE additional castle, and we would recommend 'The Castle Cottage' because it's located right next door to Highlands Castle (the main castle).

Other things to note
Downtown Shopping: Take a relaxing stroll down Main Street and enjoy all the amenities that Bolton Landing has to offer! You'll discover fine gift stores, a wine store, brewery, clothing apparel, antique shops, museum, hair salon, pastry shop, and ice cream parlors!

Fun Activities: LAKE GEORGE, America's queen lake is 32-miles long, for all to enjoy! There's local hiking trails, bicycle trails, bike rentals, scenic boat cruises, boat rentals, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, water tubing, whitewater rafting, golf, miniature golf, horseback riding, basketball, tennis, skiing, snowboarding, and adventure sports! There’s plenty to do and see while you’re here including 2-public parks, picnic areas, and 2-beaches!

Experience the natural wonders of Lake George... and fall in love.
Poised on a graceful mountaintop overlooking majestic Lake George, your castle awaits you... From the moment you arrive, you'll sense the tranquility that surrounds this enchanting property and you’ll be captivated by the most spectacular view in the world! The intrigue and allure of the castle are matched only by the breathtaking vista of Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains.

The space
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free driveway parking on premises – 4 spaces
Air conditioning
Cable TV
TV
Hair dryer
Hangers
Dedicated workspace
Dryer

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Bolton, New York, United States

Downtown Shopping: Take a relaxing stroll down Main Street and enjoy all the amenities that Bolton Landing has to offer! You'll discover fine gift stores, a wine store, brewery, clothing apparel, antique shops, museum, hair salon, pastry shop, and ice cream parlors!

Fun Activities: LAKE GEORGE, America's queen lake is 32-miles long, for all to enjoy! There's local hiking trails, bicycle trails, bike rentals, scenic boat cruises, boat rentals, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, water tubing, whitewater rafting, golf, miniature golf, horseback riding, basketball, tennis, skiing, snowboarding, and adventure sports! There’s plenty to do and see while you’re here including 2-public parks, picnic areas, and 2-beaches!

Experience the natural wonders of Lake George... you're going to love the Lake George region!
Downtown Shopping: Take a relaxing stroll down Main Street and enjoy all the amenities that Bolton Landing has to offer! You'll discover fine gift stores, a wine store, brewery, clothing apparel, antique shops,…

Hosted by John

Joined in September 2012
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John A. Lavender II - owner of Highlands Castle. Highlands Castle was born from a promise I made to my young son... “Someday I’ll build a house where we both will live… a place we’ll call home. A place where you can bring your friends and create special memories… someday Jason I will build you a castle." Looking back to 1978, my 3-year old son would likely have never remembered these words. The promise had more to do with a desire to build a better life, than an actual castle. It would be another 5-years before the ideal property presented itself, a mountaintop in Bolton Landing, NY. While clearing the land for the foundation, a picture was being painted with a chain saw rather than a brush. Within a matter of weeks, the most spectacular view in the world was uncovered. The majesty of Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains seemed as grateful as I was to be unveiled. How was it, that I would be the one to settle here? I believe He heard the promise and lead me to this specific spot. It was not simply luck, this was something much greater. Once the foundation was completed, the wood framing construction was to the roof in a few months and the structure began to find its outward appearance. I finally graduated from the living quarters of a tent to a mattress on the floor, which was fine with me… I was quite happy to be sleeping in my own home. In 1986, I met Yvonne, the woman who 'turned a pile of rocks into a home'. We were married here in 1992, and my parents who were both Methodist pastors officiated our ceremony. (In 2008, my son Jason & Mary would be married at Highlands Castle with his grandparents also officiating their wedding). "Jason, I promised that I would build you a castle, I didn't say you wouldn't be helping me!"... So, when Jason was a teenager, he joined in the stonework. Naturally resourceful, he recruited his football teammates to lend some muscle over the summer months. Their daily mantra was "Let's rock!" and they took great pride in what they accomplished while working together again as a team. (Jason was not only an impressive stonemason, but he also went on to earn an Architectural Engineering Degree, and achieve anything he put his mind to). The stonework was a slow, tedious process and the labor of laying up more than 1,000 tons of local granite would take decades. Over the past 37 years, the property would evolve into what it is today... a series of three castles. In 2010, my wife Yvonne and I decided to make Highlands Castle available so others could experience what our family has been so fortunate to enjoy. Since then, families & friends from all over the world have gathered here to create their own special memories. We hope you'll visit us, too! Poised on a graceful mountainside overlooking majestic Lake George, a castle awaits you...
John A. Lavender II - owner of Highlands Castle. Highlands Castle was born from a promise I made to my young son... “Someday I’ll build a house where we both will live… a place we’…
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