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Boldt Castle and Yacht House

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Address: P.O. Box 428, Collins Landing, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
Phone Number: 315-482-9724 (in season), 315-482-2501 (off-season)
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Description: This 120-room labor of love was built by a wealthy businessman for his...
This 120-room labor of love was built by a wealthy businessman for his wife.
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Spend the day

Beautiful castle, not something you'll want to do in an hour. Spend the day, going at your own pace, exploring the castle and the grounds. Boat shuttle is every 15 minutes. Or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Beautiful castle, not something you'll want to do in an hour. Spend the day, going at your own pace, exploring the castle and the grounds. Boat shuttle is every 15 minutes. Or bring your own (the slips may have a time limit ) there's shops,food, ice cream,

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Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a wonderful tour on St-Laurence River. There is a one hour tour and a three hours tour. This your we took the one hour tour because we were too busy for more. We visit both canadian and usa side of the river. It is gorgeous. A few years ago, we stop at the Singer Castle and at Bolt... More 

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Chesterville, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We came down to Boldt Castle during Thanksgiving weekend. What a gem! We thoroughly enjoyed touring the "castle" and grounds! The restoration work completed thus far is most impressive! Learning about the history of the place is an added bonus. We are looking forward to a return visit in a few years to see what new rooms have been completed.

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Buffalo, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It's always interesting to walk through an unusual building you don't get to be in everyday. There's a castle in the river at Alex Bay, NY, and the man built it for the woman he loved, though she never got to enjoy it. Meanwhile, it was left to rot but people pitched in to restore and ultimately complete it... Two... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We took cruise thru 1000 Islands and visited Boldt Castle.. Great to see this amazing building in the middle of the waters incredible the task to build such great places in the middle of the waters, a great achievement.. Highly recommended..

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went off season - October. The fall colors were breathtaking all around the island and the surrounding area. Best part was, we pretty much had the whole place to ourselves and had lots of personal guidance from staff. This is a great way to spend a day, and dream about what it must have been like to be part... More 

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Syracuse, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Interesting "castle" and boathouse... Very nice gardens... Each room is patterned after a "room in a European castle"... So no harmony... But interesting, nevertheless... Especially combined with a St Lawrence River boat cruise

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Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a beautiful castle right in the heart of the St. Lawrence Seaway. a story of love and tragedy leaves this legacy for us to view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Sorry, but I didn't expect there to be a castle here! It's a gorgeous testament to love and architecture. The boat ride was amazing. Don't miss it!

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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We loved exploring the island. The castle is absolutely beautiful. Loved walking through the newly renovated rooms and hearing all about its history. It is a great place to spend an afternoon.

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