Highlands Castle... overlooking Lake George!

Castle in Adirondacks (Adirondack Mountains), Lake George, Bolton Landing
5/5 ( 7 Reviews)
  • Sleeps
  • Bedroom(s)
  • Bathroom(s)
    5 full, 1 half



3 unique CASTLES & SUITES for Rent!

Our 3-Castles & Suites sleep 21-guests. 

1. The Castle Cottage (sleeps 6) 
$895 per night for 4-GUESTS.
2. The Castle Gatehouse (sleeps 7)
$895 per night for 4-GUESTS.
3. The King's Suite (sleeps 6)
$695 per night for 1-couple.
4. The Royal Bedroom (sleeps 2)
$695 per night for 1-couple.
5. Highlands Castle 'all to yourself'
$4295 per night for 1-couple.
(includes Royal BR & King's Suite) 


You provide the Fairy Tale...
and we'll provide the Castle!
Whether it's time with family and friends, a royal vacation, romantic honeymoon, rehearsal dinner, anniversary celebration, birthday surprise, proposal location, engagement or bridal party, party, special occasion, girls weekend getaway, corporate retreat, photo-film setting, or any "experience" you can envision!

7-NIGHT SPECIAL:  Stay 7-nights and get 1-FREE night! (pay for 6-nights)
Stay 10-nights and get 2-FREE nights! (pay for 8-nights)
Discount applies to Castle Cottage & Castle Gatehouse.

Poised on a graceful mountaintop, a castle awaits... 
From the moment you arrive, you'll sense the tranquility that surrounds this enchanting property and you’ll be captivated by the most spectacular view in the world! The intrigue of the castle is matched only by its glorious vistas of Lake George & the Adirondack Mountains.

Since 1982, Highlands Castle has been a well-kept secret, until now... 
In 2010, this private estate became available for others to enjoy. The 3-castles are hidden jewels in a private setting, yet only 3-minutes from the lake, 2-public beaches, restaurants, unique shops, and all the amenities that downtown Bolton Landing, NY offers!


Address: Bolton Landing, NY
Zip Code: 12814
Nearest AirportAlbany International Airport60 miles
Nearest BarLakeside Lodge & Grill0.5 miles
Nearest BeachRoger's Memorial Park Beach0.5 miles
Nearest Bus StationGlens Falls Bus Station20 miles
Nearest GolfSagamore Golf Course0.5 miles
Nearest MotorwayRoute I-8710 miles
Nearest RestaurantBeyond the Sea Restaurant0.5 miles
Nearest SkiWest Mountain25 miles
Nearest Train StationFort Edward Train Station22 miles

Additional Location Information

Highlands Castle overlooking beautiful Lake George is located in the quaint town of Bolton Landing, NY.

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
Castle, 8,000 sq. ft.
8 Bedroom(s), 21 Sleeps
Double: 3
King: 3
Murphy Bed: 1
Queen: 1
Sleep Sofa: 2
Twin / Single: 1
5 Bathroom(s) (1 Half bathrooms)
Combination Tub / Shower: 1
Half Bath: 1
Walk-in Shower: 4
Location Type
Lake View
Mountain View
Water View
Vacation Types
Away From It All
Boat Friendly
Sports & Activities
Tourist Attractions
Year-Round Vacation Rentals
Access & Parking
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Secure Parking
Satellite / Cable
Popular Amenities
Air Conditioning
Catering Available
Deck / Patio
Dining Area
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Wireless Internet
Indoor Features
Activities / Restaurant Guide
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Dishes & Utensils
Hair Dryer
Living Room
Outdoor Features
Outdoor Furniture
Porch / Veranda
Terrace / Balcony
Activities & Adventure
Freshwater Fishing
Miniature Golf
Mountain Biking
Outlet Shopping
Paddle Boating
Pier Fishing
Scenic Drives
Sight Seeing
Nearby Attractions
Churches (0.5 miles)
Cinemas (18 miles)
Health/Beauty Spa (0.5 miles)
Library (0.5 miles)
Marina (0.5 miles)
Miniature Golf (10 miles)
Museums (0.5 miles)
Outlet Shopping (12 miles)
Playground (1 miles)
Restaurants (0.5 miles)
Theme Parks (16 miles)
Water Parks (16 miles)
Winery Tours (10 miles)

Additional Property Information

FAMILY RENTAL - $198/person.
The renter may have Family & Friends to the castle to enjoy time together.

Sharing Time with Family will be an unforgettable experience...
Highlands Castle is the perfect setting for a family gathering, birthday surprise, anniversary celebration, engagement party, corporate retreat, special occasion, or any "experience" you can envision!

Cherished family memories at Highlands Castle...
Highlands Castle is incomparable to all other places. That is what sets us apart.
The Great Hall and our outside lakeview terraces are yours to enjoy!
You won't find a more magical setting to share time with your loved ones.

The castle is suitable for smaller, more intimate family gatherings.
The property can accommodate up to 30-guests from 3:00pm - 7:00pm.


Check in: 15:00 / Check out: 11:00
Payment Terms - Rental Conditions:

Payment is required to save your specific dates.

Pets, smoking, and candles are not allowed on the property.

Well supervised children are welcome.

Highlands Castle does not offer any outside goods or services - just the rental of the castle.
Additional Info
Local Grocery Store and Restaurants: There's a grocery store down the street for all your cooking needs. Or, if you prefer to leave the cooking to others, there's an array of wonderful family-owned restaurants from pizza to Italian, from Seafood to Steak Houses and more... all just 3-minutes away!

Downtown Shopping: Take a relaxing stroll down Main Street and enjoy all the amenities that Bolton Landing has to offer! You'll discover fine gift stores, a wine store, brewery, clothing apparel, antique shops, museum, hair salon, pastry shop, and ice cream parlors!

Restaurants, Shopping, Local Activities:
Family-Owned Restaurants: Experience an array of gourmet restaurants from pizza to Italian, Seafood to Steak Houses... 3-minutes away!
Shopping: Take a relaxing stroll down Main Street and enjoy all the amenities that Bolton Landing has to offer! You'll discover fine gift stores, a wine store, brewery, clothing apparel, antique shops, museum, hair salon, pastry shop, and ice cream parlors!

Local Activities: LAKE GEORGE, America's queen lake is 32-miles long, for all to enjoy! There's local hiking trails, bicycle trails, bike rentals, scenic cruise ship tours, boat rentals, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, water tubing, whitewater rafting, golf, miniature golf, horseback riding, basketball, tennis, skiing, snowboarding, and adventure sports! There’s plenty to do and see while you’re here including 2-public parks, picnic areas, and 2-beaches just off Main Street.

Fun Activities: LAKE GEORGE, America's queen lake is 32-miles long, for all to enjoy! There's local hiking trails, bicycle trails, bike rentals, scenic boat cruises, boat rentals, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, water tubing, whitewater rafting, golf, miniature golf, horseback riding, basketball, tennis, skiing, snowboarding, and adventure sports! There’s plenty to do and see while you’re here including 2-public parks, picnic areas, and 2-beaches just off Main Street.

all 518-796-9118 to reserve your date.
Cancellation Policy
Payment is non-refundable although your payment can be applied to available date within 6-months if canceled with a minimum 14-day notice prior to your arrival date. Payment is forfeited with less than 14-day notice.
Pet Friendly: No
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: Yes
Seniors: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Suitability Details
Highlands Castle is not suitable for rowdy events.
Highlands Castle is not suitable for a Bachelor Party.

About the Owner

Highlands Castle was born from a father's promise to his young son...
“Someday I’ll build a house where we both will live. 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 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. My parents performed two more ceremonies over the years, as my sister Carol, and my son Jason, were also married at Highlands Castle.

"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 38 years, the property would evolve into what it is today... a series of three castles where families & friends from all over the world gather to create their own special memories.

Highlands Castle... overlooking Lake George!
Magical weekend in a magical place.

Magical weekend in a magical place.

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

Stayed September, 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

Highlands Castle... overlooking Lake George!
Best experience ever

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.

Stayed January, 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

Highlands Castle... overlooking Lake George!
Unique & wonderful castle experience

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

Stayed December, 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

Highlands Castle... overlooking Lake George!
Breathtaking and peaceful

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.

Stayed October, 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,

Highlands Castle... overlooking Lake George!
Spectacular Views

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!

Stayed August, 2017

Hi Priya, Thank you for your kind review. I enjoyed meeting you and your wonderful friends and hope you'll visit us again some day. Be well, John

Highlands Castle... overlooking Lake George!
absolutely amazing! !!

What a special place ! We stayed at highland castle in august of 2015 when our daughter was one month old , and it is something we will never forget, it feels like such a special place, and it really is,everything was so authentic, yet so comfortable and cozy for a castle, amazing views views views !!! Beautiful grounds !! You really feel like you are in a fairy tale, every detail was perfect, and so spotless , this place is truly a treasure! Perfect for a fairy tale wedding or to just get away ! The owners are very special genuine people as well and will make sure your stay is perfect!

An absolute must visit!

Stayed October, 2015

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

Highlands Castle... overlooking Lake George!

Yes, wow! That is this home in one word! So beautiful and so eloquent! But the view over Lake George is WOW! The amazing view of the lake is one that can not be seen anywhere else. Gorgeous! We felt like we were climbing up to the sky and then there it was; a castle in the clouds! This place is so detailed and unique that you could really feel like a Prince or Princess as you move about the home. The owners are wonderful host and really make you feel comfortable. You have to hear the story of how this amazing place came to be from the owner; builder and host, John.

Stayed October, 2015

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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