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Hi, I’m John

Joined in 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…
Lives in Bolton, NY
Speaks English
Work: My wife Yvonne and I have been hosting guests from all over the world since 2010. When you can bring joy to others in life, It's not 'work'. We thank YOU for giving purpose & meaning to what we do.

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John’s listings

  • SUPERHOST
    1. Private room
    2. Castle
    'The Royal Bedroom' in HIGHLANDS CASTLE!
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Entire home/flat
    2. House
    'The Castle Cottage' overlooking Lake George!
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Entire home/flat
    2. House
    The Castle Gatehouse
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Entire home/flat
    2. Castle
    Highlands Castle... overlooking Lake George!
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Private room
    2. Castle
    'The King's Suite' in HIGHLANDS CASTLE!

127 reviews

'The Royal Bedroom' in HIGHLANDS CASTLE!
January 2022
An absolute must! Highly recommended. John A. Lavender II and Yvonne Lavender, owners of Highlands Castle in Bolton Landing, NY are remarkable! Fantastic hosts. Their residence is the most breath…
Chad, Georgia, VT
Joined in 2021
'The Castle Cottage' overlooking Lake George!
December 2021
This property is just amazing! The views, the way it makes you feel, the ambience, everything about it. Even though it didn't snow much when I was there, the snow it has was enough to transform it…
Harshavardhan
Joined in 2019
'The Castle Cottage' overlooking Lake George!
November 2021
What an amazing piece of property with buildings I've never seen before!!! Highlands Castle was the true "cherry on top" for myself and my family this Thanksgiving. John was beyond accommodating, and…
Michael, Glens Falls, NY
Joined in 2019
'The Castle Cottage' overlooking Lake George!
September 2021
There are not enough words to explain how wonderful our stay was at this hidden gem. John and his wife Yvonne are two of the most wonderful people we have ever met. Their home is absolutely incredible…
Clare, New York, NY
Joined in 2017
'The Castle Cottage' overlooking Lake George!
September 2021
Imagine yourself on the patio of your private castle. The view of Lake George is breathtaking. The sunset is spectacular. John was an amazing host . The home is beautiful inside and out. We will surely be back.
Sheila
Joined in 2020
'The Castle Cottage' overlooking Lake George!
August 2021
The Highland Castle is one of those special places that you want to return to again and again. We can’t recommend this beautiful venue enough! The hospitality was outstanding, the venue was spotless…
George
Joined in 2021
George & Linda, We look forward to your next visit one day. Thank you for your nice comments. We appreciate it, and you! Be well, John & Yvonne
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Joined in 2012
'The King's Suite' in HIGHLANDS CASTLE!
August 2021
John and his wife Yvonne made our stay spectacular. They are truly kind and both a wealth of knowledge about the surrounding area. Their home is unbelievable and John is happy to answer any questions…
Jackie, New York, United States
Joined in 2017
The Castle Gatehouse
August 2021
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Gatehouse. John was a gracious host, and we enjoyed hearing about the history of the property. The views from the Castle veranda are spectacular and not to be missed.
Steven, Lincoln, MA
Joined in 2015
'The Castle Cottage' overlooking Lake George!
July 2021
The castle was amazing with an incredible view of the lake, it was like a real life fairytale. My friends and I had an excellent weekend and are hosts were very gracious and attentive. I would…
Kelsey
Joined in 2021
'The Castle Cottage' overlooking Lake George!
July 2021
The Highland Castles are magical, with breathtaking views of Lake George. John and Yvonne are amazing hosts that go above and beyond to make sure your experience is perfect. We can’t wait to visit the…
Debbie, Hunlock Creek, PA
Joined in 2017