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“Magical weekend in a magical place.”
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Highlands Castle and The Castle Cottage... where majesty meets serenity.
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HIGHLANDS CASTLE overlooking beautiful Lake George, NY Highlands Castle
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Highlands Castle and The Castle Cottage... where majesty meets serenity.
HIGHLANDS CASTLE overlooking beautiful Lake George, NY
Highlands Castle
Highlands Castle is poised on a graceful mountaintop.
Highlands Castle at night!
Front Terrace at night.
Pensive life size lions welcome guests as they enter through the Gothic iron gates.
A peek at Highlands Castle and The Castle Cottage.
Highlands Castle and The Castle Cottage.
Highlands Castle and The Castle Cottage at night.
The Castle Cottage (on right) and Highlands Castle entryway (in background).
Medieval Horse on front terrace of Highlands Castle.
Front Terrace overlooking beautiful Lake George.
Mary Lavender admiring the vistas of Lake George.
Miles of breathtaking views of Lake George.
180-degree views of Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains.
Medieval horse on the front terrace.
The entryway of Highlands Castle.
The foyer entrance in Highlands Castle.
The foyer entrance in Highlands Castle.
Entryway looking towards vestibule area.
Vestibule Area with stairs leading to The Royal Bedroom.
The vestibule area in Highlands Castle.
Romeo and Juliet stained glass doors and The Coat of Arms for each family.
Wall tapestry in the Vestibule Area.
Suit of Armor at base of grand stairway is also a doorbell.
Stealing a kiss on the grand staircase.
Life size hand-carved wooden knights flank each side of the Grand Fireplace.
The Great Hall is the heart of Highlands Castle.
The Great Hall facing the kitchen on the right.
The Great Hall in Highlands Castle.
The Great Hall 21-windows overlook Lake George.
The Great Hall sits in the center of the castle.
View of The Great Hall from the second floor balcony.
The Great Hall set up for a formal dining affair.
Hand-carved wooden knights flank the grand fireplace.
The Great Hall fireplace.
A magnificent backdrop of Lake George and the Adirondack mountains.
Jason and Mary sitting on The Great Hall stairs flanked by Angels and Poinsettias.
TV/Family Room sitting area feature a wrap-around leather sectional.
The Music Room features a baby grand piano and a quaint library.
The Music/Library room is a very relaxing space. .
The music-library sitting room.
Library bookcase.
A very inviting kitchen in Highlands Castle.
Kitchen looks out onto the uppper lakeview terrace.
Kitchen table in the octagon tower... with amazing views of Lake George.
Upstairs hallway.
Upstairs hallway.
The Royal Bedroom features a comfortable queen bed fit for a King & Queen.
The Royal Bedroom has  beautiful lake views!
The Royal Bedroom.
The Royal Bedroom features a luxurious private bathroom.
The Royal bathroom.
Hand-made hammered copper sink in the private bathroom of The Royal Bedroom.
A one-of-a-kind sink faucet in The Royal Bedroom.
The Royal Bedroom's elegant, private bathroom.
You'll love the grand copper tub (with shower) in The Royal Bedroom.
Knight keeps watch over the stairs leading to The King's suite.
The King's Suite features a king bed, of course!
The King's Suite offers plenty of room for guests.
The King's Suite.
The King's Suite features a medieval 'Winged Stag Deers' wall tapestry.
The King's Suite has it's own private covered lakeview terrace!
The King's Suite private covered terrace with beautiful views of Lake George!
Incredible lake & mountain views from inside the covered terrace.
Our screened-in covered terrace is a large & perfect area for entertaining.
Our screened-in covered terrace on the lower level...a perfect space to gather!
Private entrance to The King's Suite.
The King's Suite private bathroom with shower.
The King's Suite private bathroom with tile shower.
The King's Suite bathroom.
Sitting room with Queen Sofa Sleeper in The King's Suite.
The King's Suite features an elegant tin ceiling.
Table and chairs in the corner tower of The King's Suite.
The King's Suite dome ceiling in corner of room.
The King's Suite Sitting Room.
Antique Tiffany Lamp in The King's Suite.
There's a separate bunk bed room off The King's Suite for older children or yound teenagers.
Massive stone columns with Gothic iron gates at the top of private driveway.
Life-size lion statues flank each side of the entry gates.
Pensive lion welcomes guests as they arrive to Highlands Castle.
Life-size lion watches over the driveway entry gates.
Gothic iron gates mounted to 4-foot diameter stone columns.
Gothic iron gates open to invited guests.
Castle Court Jester taking taking a quick nap.
Kneeling Angels watch over the lower terrace stairway.
Looking up at the upper terrace.
Aerial drone photo of Highlands Castle and The Castle Cottage.
Belgium stone parking pad next to The Castle Cottage.
Walkway to front entrance of Highlands Castle.
View of lower terrace from upper front terrace.
View of the front lawn from the back terrace.
View of the front lawn and walkway from the terrace of The Castle Cottage.
Northern views of 'The Narrows' of Lake George.
Enjoy the sunrise over Lake George from your private terrace at Highlands Castle
Poised on a graceful mountainside, your castle awaits...
The Castle Cottage sits just to the right of Highlands Castle.
The Castle Cottage
The Castle Cottage front (lake view) terrace sits on the left side of tower.
13-foot wide stairway looking up at The Castle Cottage.
The Castle Cottage is just steps away from Highlands Castle.
The Castle Cottage lakeview terrace door leading into the sitting room.
Private lakeview terrace of The Castle Cottage.
Private lakeview terrace of The Castle Cottage.
View of Lake George from The Castle Cottage private terrace.
Lakeview terrace of The Castle Cottage.
The Castle Cottage entry foyer.
The Castle Cottage main sitting room.
The castle Cottage main sitting room has a queen sofa sleeper.
The Castle Cottage main sitting room with Flat Screen TV and free WiFi.
The Castle Cottage.
The Castle Cottage Main Sitting Room.
The Castle Cottage Main Sitting Room.
The Casle Cottage kitchen.
The Castle Cottage kitchen.
The Castle Cottage kitchen dining table.
The Castle Cottage kitchen.
Looking into one of the bedrooms of The Castle Cottage.
This bedroom in The Castle Cottage has a beautiful lake view!
One of two full beds in The Castle Cottage.
The Castle Cottage bathroom with shower.
Castle Cottage bathroom with shower.
The Castle Cottage bathroom mirror over sink.
Looking out the private bathroom of The Castle Cottage.
Rainbows over Lake George.
Lake George offers ever changing views!
Our property offers the most spectacular views in the world!
Southern views of Lake George.
Highlands Castle at sunset.
Sunrise at Highlands Castle.
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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Bolton Landing, New York

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Carlos B
Jersey City, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Magical weekend in a magical place.”
Reviewed September 30, 2018 for a stay in July 2018

After receiving some fairly bad news, my husband wanted to take me away to a tranquil, peaceful and beautiful place to take my mind away from things. He discovered The Highlands Castle in Boulton Landing. We arrived to a very warm and friendly welcome by the owners. A truly wonderful couple.
I was taken aback by the beauty of The Castle. Every detail from top to bottom. I especially loved the Tiffany glass.
Then you take in the view.
There is not a single place in the Castle where the view is simply stunning.
We spent a great deal of our evenings sitting on the terrace taking in the most incredible view of Lake George.
Breakfast was delicious and dinner plans were a breeze. The Sagamore is a good choice but there are many restaurants in Boulton Landing that are both affordable and delicious.
That did the trick. I came back to the City fully charged
The long weekend at The Highlands Castle was both peaceful and truly magical.
I highly recommended it to anyone that needs to get away from the craziness of the cities.
We look forward to our next visit

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Management Response
Oct 1, 2018
Thank you for choosing to stay at Highlands Castle and for sharing your experience with others. Take care of each other and be well.
Kind Regards... until next time!
John A. Lavender II
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Vipul wit...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best experience ever”
Reviewed January 27, 2018 for a stay in January 2018
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people found this review helpful

So I booked this castle for my husbands birthday which was on jan.It snowed and was raining so the roads turned to black ice. However we called John who is the owner to help us as our car got stuck. He himself slipped a couple of times hurt his back but he walked all the down to get us in. He then got his wife Jeep to take us up. I honestly thank him for taking us up to the castle because he made that most adventurous and memorable moments of our life. He is probably is the best. We couldn’t go down in the black ice to have dinner so his wife made us yummy pasta , bread and beer. We couldn’t have asked for something better. There house is absolutely stunning, the views are spectacular. I am def taking my sisters to that place in April. My other sister is traveling from Australia and that place is worth going to. We loved it. Thanks John for making it a great experience for us.

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Management Response
Jan 28, 2018
Sheena & Vipul,
It was a pleasure meeting you, which is likely because you're such a fun & uplifting couple! We're pleased to hear your visit was a great experience (in spite of the unexpected 'black ice'). We look forward to seeing you again in April and the opportunity to meet your sister's next time!
Take care and be well,
John & Yvonne
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beachbum6...
New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Unique & wonderful castle experience ”
Reviewed December 3, 2017 for a stay in December 2017

We just had a wonderful weekend at Highlands Castle 12/1/17-12/3/17. The royal bedroom is lovely. The bathroom tub is dreamy. The castle is beautiful and exactly as pictured, the views are breathtaking. The town was peaceful and quiet. We had breakfast at the Bolton Bean as recommended by our hosts and it was so good. Jennifer & Makayla were so friendly and provided the best service, coffee and food you could ask for. John and Yvonne are outstanding hosts, very kind and accommodating. It's a laid back peaceful vibe at the castle. Great for a nice relaxing weekend. What a blessing this lovely couple welcomes people into their home for this unique experience ♡ Ty, kindly, L&D

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Management Response
Dec 4, 2017
Hi Laurie & Dennis,
Thank you again for choosing to stay at Highlands Castle and we were honored to have you celebrate your 22nd anniversary here! We appreciate your wonderful review and hope you'll be back to visit us again one day. Until then, take care of each other and be well.
Kind Regards to a wonderful couple,
John & Yvonne
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tayoadjap...
Bisbee, Arizona
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Breathtaking and peaceful”
Reviewed October 17, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We had a wonderful time at Highlands Castle. Not only was it beautiful and exactly as pictured, the town was peaceful and quiet. We had breakfast at the Bolton Bean and went back the next day because it was so good. Drove down to Lake George for Sweet Basil dinner, which is our fav. Played tennis down by the beach. John and Yvonne have a peaceful energy that is difficult to put into words--we felt so relaxed all weekend. I will note that we are a same sex couple and were entirely nervous about our reception. I was scared we'd be thrown out--you never know. They were so welcoming and kind, it was a perfect weekend.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 18, 2017
Hi Tayo & Michelle,
I'm happy that you had a wonderful time during your stay here. Sharing Highlands Castle with others is as meaningful to me as it is enjoyable for you. I believe you could sense that. Be well & take care, and help give my life purpose, which is my way of saying... don't be afraid to come back!
Kind Regards,
John
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Priya M
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
“Spectacular Views ”
Reviewed August 3, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Found this gem of a place by a fluke and what a discovery! Absolutely beautiful views with a castle filled with authentic details. The best part-the owner John. You can feel the love he has for his home and family. A sincere man that genuinely welcomes all into his home sharing his love and stories. Unfortunately, I only stayed for 1 night as part of a girls weekend getaway. There was ample space, bedding was comfortable and the views were unparalleled that once we were in Lake George we were not impressed at all by the views there. If you're looking for privacy, comfort, unique views and authenticity-definitely visit Highlands Castle!

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Management Response
Aug 4, 2017
Hi Priya,
Thank you for your kind review. I enjoyed meeting you and your wonderful frends and hope you'll visit us again some day.
Be well,
John
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Oak Ridge. NJ
Reviewed October 27, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

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Management Response
Oct 18, 2017
Hi Colleen,
'WOW'... what a wonderful review, thank you!
I hope you'll be back again to visit us.
Kind Regards,
John
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Bennington vt
Reviewed October 27, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

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Management Response
Oct 18, 2017
I enjoyed meeting your family and I'm glad you found us!
Hope we'll see you again in the future!
Be well,
John
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