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Boldt Castle and Yacht House
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Owner description: This 120-room labor of love was built by a wealthy businessman for his wife.
Reviewed November 15, 2012

This was our third trip to the castle. There is improvement every trip.They are really doing some beautiful work there. The rooms are being finished off one at a time.They are doing a great job.

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Step back in time to the Gilded Age. Boldt Castle has been restored after years of being abandoned to the elements. On a former visit in the early 1990s, I was saddended to see it covered in graffiti, floors nonexistent, etc. The grand staircase & stained glass skylight took my breath away. A most enjoyable historical experience.

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

You can vist Boldt Castle by taking one of Uncle Sam's boat tours ferries. It's a short distance from Alexandria bay NY. I think the ferry cost about $7. The entrance fee to the castle is $8.
You can also take an Uncle Sam's longer boat tours such as the Two Nations tour and they will drop you off at Boldt Castle on the way back.
On the Canadian side you can use Gananoque boat tours that has one tour with a 2 hour visit to Boldt castle. We took the Uncle Sam's Two Nation tour, and were dropped off. If I had to do it again and were on the Canadian side I would use the Gananoque Boat line tours. Uncle Sam's was crowded and the boat was messy.
When you get to the castle you can do a self guided tour. You are provided with a map so you can see what's on display.
The castle was planned as a gift for the wife of George Boldt of Waldorf Astoria Hotel fame. He owned the Waldorf. Unfortunately his wife died before the castle was completed so he called a halt to the project. The castle remained unfinished and was subject to years of deterioration until the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority acquired the property in 1977. They set out to take the project to completion. Each year brings more signs of progress. What you see today is an almost finished Castle as Mr Boldt would have built it at the turn of the century.
It is well worth a visit. It is furnished with period pieces and gives you a peek into the world of the wealth of that period.

1  Thank David M
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Boldt castle has been a destination of my family during our summer vacation in Clayton, NY since I was a child. I'm always amazed at how much has been achieved in terms of renovation since my last visit. It's a lovely stop in the Islands!

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Reviewed October 28, 2012

We visited on the last weekend of the season this month. The introductory video was informative and added context. The staff were helpful. The restoration is in progress and reflects a great deal of effort and hard work by the Thousand Island Bridge Authority. We were glad that we had good walking shoes and that we had brought our camera. It was very cool that day and we were glad that we had our winter jackets with us as well. Hope to see it again in another 10 years to see the progress. Would recommend visiting.

Thank B_J555_13
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