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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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Awesome Castle, with a Tragic History.

Boldt Castle, on Heart Island in the St Lawrence River was intended to be the ultimate birthday gift from George Boldt to his beloved wife Louise. She died before it could be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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MONTICELLO, WI
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MONTICELLO, WI
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Boldt Castle, on Heart Island in the St Lawrence River was intended to be the ultimate birthday gift from George Boldt to his beloved wife Louise. She died before it could be completed, and Boldt abandoned the project. Now a century later, it is being restored. Accessible only by boat, a fascination look at what could have been the ultimate... More 

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Went for a visit with family and friends. Even it is a relatively recent castle (19th century) it is a beautiful piece of architecture. The gardens worth to be seen also. If you are in the vicinity or you plan visiting 1000 islands, don't forget to put Boldt Castle on the list of places you will visit, you will not... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Boldt Castle was not only breath taking but has quite a history. The first and second floor restoration is almost complete and they are still working on the 3rd and 4th floor. You can still go up to see what it is like before they restore it. We are going to return after it is restored.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Romantic experience. ..absolutely amazing! Definitely recommend this for a couples getaway. We stayed at the ship motel in Alexandria Bay. Perfect mini vacation for 2 ♡

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toronto
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Visited this Castle 30 years ago, it was practically empty of anything. Renovations had not long been under way., there was empty rooms and not much to see. Now, wahat a huge difference, it is amazing. So much work and money has gone into this premise. Do watch the 15 minute film to to an idea of why George C.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Surrounded by beautifully landscaped lawns and ornamental gardens, there are six very impressive structures to explore at your own pace on Heart Island. This full-sized Rhinelandesque castle was constructed sparing no detail or expense. Many years later, this grand edifice remains a testament to one man's tragic love.

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Cortland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Learning about Mr Boldt and the castle was a fascinating day. I'm glad the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority took over, well started, it's renovations.

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Ronks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

this is a work in progress. It was fun touring the premises. Was a little high when you combined it with 8.50 to get there and 8.50 to go in. But it was a lot of history and I am glad they are renovating the place to make it so beautiful. We enjoyed it. I would recommend going later in... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Boldt Castle is a FANTASTIC idea for a day trip! Whether or not you are in driving distance to drive up for a day or if you spend the night in a nearby hotel. We are fortunate enough to have this wonderful attraction within a day’s driving distance from our home. We visited the first time about 7 years ago... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It's a bit of an uphill hike from the boat dock to the castle. Wear comfortable footwear. Once you get there you'll feel like you're at Downton Abbey. Make sure you take time to watch the 15 minute film about the history of the place. It's a great story.

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