Hi, I’m John
Joined in 2012
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
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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 & 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
Response from John
Joined in 2012
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…
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.
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…