Retreat to a castle in the sky where majesty meets serenity… Highlands Castle! From the moment you arrive, you'll sense the tranquility that surrounds this property and you’ll be captivated by the most spectacular view in the world!
You provide the Fairy Tale and we'll provide the Castle... whether it’s a royal retreat, honeymoon, anniversary, birthday, proposal, or any "experience" you can envision! Poised on a graceful mountaintop overlooking majestic Lake George, your castle awaits... 'The Royal Bedroom' in Highlands Castle sleeps 1-couple.
'The Royal Bedroom' is an elegant lake-view bedroom suite with a queen bed (featuring a comfortable memory foam mattress) plus a leather sofa for relaxation. Your luxurious private bathroom features an oversized copper tub with a rainfall showerhead.
This royal package gives you access to 'The Great Hall' in Highlands Castle (a grand room in the center or heart of the castle) with 25' high cathedral ceilings plus 21-windows overlooking Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains! (Note: The Great Hall is curtained off from the kitchen and family/TV room where the owners reside).
You will also have access to our outdoor upper terrace with the most spectacular view in the world! Miles of breathtaking, panoramic vistas of Lake George are yours to enjoy! 'The Royal Bedroom' gives you access to 'The Great Hall' in Highlands Castle (a grand room in the center or heart of the castle) with 25' high cathedral ceilings plus 21-windows overlooking Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains! (Note: The Great Hall is curtained off from the kitchen and family/TV room where the owners reside). You will also have private access to our outdoor upper terrace with the most spectacular view in the world! Miles of breathtaking, panoramic vistas of Lake George are yours to enjoy!
'The Royal Bedroom' in Highlands Castle overlooking beautiful Lake George is a hidden jewel in a private setting, yet only 3-minutes from downtown Bolton Landing with conveniences of a supermarket, gourmet restaurants, unique shops, 2-public beaches with picnic areas, swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, tennis, golf, miniature golf, water tubing, whitewater rafting, hiking trails, biking trails, jet-ski rentals, boat rentals, scenic boat tour cruises, and more! Bolton Landing offers an array of wonderful family-owned restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner... all just 3-minutes away! There's also a local grocery store down the street for all your cooking needs.
Stop in and enjoy all the amenities that Bolton Landing has to offer. From fine gift stores, novelty and antique shops, clothing stores, hair salons, camping apparel, bakery, candy store, ice cream parlors and so much more! There’s plenty to do and see while you’re here, plus 2-public beaches with picnic areas just off Main Street. Experience the natural wonders of Lake George and our Adirondack paradise! The memories of Highlands Castle and our Lake George region will last a lifetime! “Our 2-German Shepherds are friendly & socialized, however, our pets are not allowed in the designated guest areas.”
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$1,145||-||-||2 Nights||-|
|Cleaning Fee||Required||$205||One time|
|Occupancy Tax||Required||4%||One time|
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 place where you can bring your friends and create special memories… someday Jason I will build you a castle." Looking back to 1978, my 3-year old son would likely have never remembered these words. The promise had more to do with a desire to build a better life, than an actual castle. It would be another 5-years before the ideal property presented itself, a mountaintop in Bolton Landing, NY. While clearing the land for the foundation, a picture was being painted with a chain saw rather than a brush. Within a matter of weeks, the most spectacular view in the world was uncovered. The majesty of Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains seemed as grateful as I was to be unveiled. How was it, that I would be the one to settle here? I believe He heard the promise and lead me to this specific spot. It was not simply luck, this was something much greater. Once the foundation was completed, the wood framing construction was to the roof in a few months and the structure began to find its outward appearance. I finally graduated from the living quarters of a tent to a mattress on the floor, which was fine with me… I was quite happy to be sleeping in my own home. In 1986, I met Yvonne, the woman who 'turned a pile of rocks into a home'. We were married here in 1992, and my parents who were both Methodist pastors officiated our ceremony. (In 2008, my son Jason & Mary would be married at Highlands Castle with his grandparents also officiating their wedding). "Jason, I promised that I would build you a castle, I didn't say you wouldn't be helping me!"... So, when Jason was a teenager, he joined in the stonework. Naturally resourceful, he recruited his football teammates to lend some muscle over the summer months. Their daily mantra was "Let's rock!" and they took great pride in what they accomplished while working together again as a team. (Jason was not only an impressive stonemason, but he also went on to earn an Architectural Engineering Degree, and achieve anything he put his mind to). The stonework was a slow, tedious process and the labor of laying up more than 1,000 tons of local granite would take decades. Over the past 37 years, the property would evolve into what it is today... a series of three castles. In 2010, my wife Yvonne and I decided to make Highlands Castle available so others could experience what our family has been so fortunate to enjoy. Since then, families & friends from all over the world have gathered here to create their own special memories. We hope you'll visit us, too! Poised on a graceful mountainside overlooking majestic Lake George, a castle awaits you...
Magical place where dreams come true
Stayed October, 2020
John A. Lavender is truly a man of his word. He provided us with the perfect venue and space for our occasion. He made sure to take care of every detail. He called us at every opportunity before we even got there to make sure we were comfortable and made sure to remind us of the little things we might forget to bring with us. I felt he went above and beyond. He and his wife made my family feel like part of his own. His home had everything you could desire for whatever you could plan at his Castle. Everyone was blown away at his home and the views were breathtaking. It was everything we pictured and more. It was a place that will forever be in our hearts and minds. We could not have ask for a better experience. From the rooms, to all the amenities, it really made us feel like we were in a home away from home. John is what you expect and want from a host and we truly feel like we gained a friend in him. Anyone who wants nothing but the best for themself and their loved ones, this is the place you want to be. You will not regret your decision to book his Castle for an experience of a lifetime. Thank you John and to your wife as well for making our stay a memorable one. You have really spoiled us in what to expect at any future reservations we make elsewhere. No hotel, motel or Bed and Breakfast can hold a candle to what Highlands Castle can deliver. My wife and son will love me forever after their stay there. Thanks John for all you did for me and my family. We are truly grateful.
Stayed September, 2020
Thank you for your kind words and please know how much we enjoyed meeting your family and loved ones. Everything you expressed reinforces why we decided to share our home with others... to meet wonderful families like yours! Take care of yourself and each other.
John & Yvonne
Highlands Castle is one of the most beautiful and unique places we’ve ever had the pleasure of staying in !
John and Yvonne are wonderful, kind people who are so welcoming!
It was such a special experience that we can’t wait to visit again .
We cannot give a better recommendation! This place is PRICELESS and so are the owners !
Stayed September, 2020
Thank you for your nice comments. You're the reason why we share our home with others.
The view is truly incredible. A panoramic outlook of Lake George is an experience. The convenience of it minutes away from Bolton makes it easy to access the activities of Lake George. John is an attentive host and answers quickly to your questions.
Stayed August, 2020
John and Yvonne having something special-unlike any other place we have been. The castle is incredibly detailed and unique, filled with hidden treasures to discover a little at a time. The view is truly spectacular. What a gem!
Stayed August, 2020
John and his wife were amazing hosts. The castle was even better than I had expected( and I had very high expectations). The terrace overlooking lake George was one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen and not something that I will ever forget. Cannot wait to come visit lake George again but next time with more of my family. An AMAZING weekend.
Stayed July, 2020
Yvonne & I can't wait to meet the rest of your family!
The Highlands Castle was definitely a fairytale! Everything from our arrival to our leave. John and his wife went above and beyond with the decorations, the environment, and lastly the overall structure of the place. They both were so polite and we loved speaking with them about the best places to go for food and outdoor fun. John and his wife also helped me make this weekend one for the ages. Making my proposal go smoothly from the start. My fiancée (now) was in awe the entire weekend. She kept telling me how magical and beautiful the entire grounds were. Lastly, the view!! The view is absolutely breath taking!! Definitely worth every moment there! Thank you again for your hospitality, love, and kindness! We will be back soon!
Stayed July, 2020
We enjoyed our conversations and we're looking forward to your next visit one day!