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John A. Lavender II - owner

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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RENT-A-CASTLE! Highlands Castle

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type castle

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Overview

Bolton Landing Castle Rental Photos and Description

HIGHLANDS CASTLE is the most extraordinary property you’ll ever find.

YOU PROVIDE THE FAIRY TALE and WE'LL PROVIDE THE CASTLE...

Whether it’s a vacation retreat, family get-together, rehearsal dinner, honeymoon,

anniversary, girls weekend getaway, birthday party, special celebration, photoshoot, film location, engagement setting, or any meaningful "experience" you can envision!

HIGHLANDS CASTLE... THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY ESTATE YOU'LL EVER FIND! A treasure beyond words with the intrigue and allure which only a castle can offer. Experience the privacy, peaceful tranquility, and the most spectacular views in the world!

POISED ON A GRACEFUL MOUNTAINTOP overlooking majestic Lake George, YOUR CASTLE AWAITS...

The picturesque quality of the castle itself is matched only by its glorious surroundings of breathtaking panoramic views of beautiful Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains.

RENTAL RATE CHOICES:

“The ROYAL BEDROOM” with Queen Bed & Private Bath!

$395 per night for 1-couple.

$590 per night for 2-couples.

• Includes the Royal Bedroom and The Great Hall, plus enjoy our outdoor terraces!

• Queen Bed (self-inflating) can be setup in Highlands Castle for 2nd couple.

• Highlands Castle sleeps up to 4-people.

“HIGHLANDS CASTLE” … enjoy the castle ALL TO YOURSELF!

$995 per night for 1-couple.

$1490 per night for 2-couples.

• Includes Royal Bedroom, kitchen, family room, Great Hall, library, ½bath & more!

• Queen Bed (self-inflating) can be setup in Highlands Castle for 2nd couple.

• Highlands Castle sleeps up to 4-people.

• $150 cleaning fee will apply to your rental.

“THE CASTLE COTTAGE” … our adorable mini CASTLE! Sleeps 6

$395 per night for 1-couple; $595 for 2-couples; $795 for 3-couples.

• The Castle Cottage sleeps up to 6-people.

• $100 cleaning fee will apply to your rental.

FAMILY RENTAL:

Up to 12-family members: $1995/day

Up to 18-family members: $2995/day

Up to 24-family members: $3995/day

Up to 30-family members: $4995/day

Up to 36-family members: $5995/day

Up to 42-family members: $6995/day

Up to 48-family members: $7995/day

• Family members can enjoy property until 8pm.

• $150 cleaning fee will apply to your rental.

CHERISHED FAMILY MEMORIES AT HIGHLANDS CASTLE...

Upon your arrival, Highlands Castle is incomparable to all other places.

That is what sets us apart. You won't find a more peaceful environment to relax and share time with your loved ones and The Great Hall and outside terraces provide the perfect setting. Our private estate is suitable for smaller, more intimate family gatherings during the day, though we’re certain the memories will last a lifetime.

Highlands Castle does not offer goods or services - just the rental of the castle.

HIGHLANDS CASTLE Welcomes You… The Ultimate in First-Class Luxury Rentals!

This luxury estate is available to rent on an exclusive and private basis. You can rent the castle “all to yourself” which includes a large inviting kitchen with a cozy eating area. Upon entering the grand entrance, you will be drawn to the historic 'Romeo & Juliet' stained glass doors welcoming guests into the well-appointed Great Hall with formal dining room, a uniquely decorated area for special entertaining. There is also a comfortable family room, a relaxing sitting room with library, and a convenient downstairs bathroom. Our outside terraces overlook breathtaking views of Lake George with a backdrop of the Adirondack Mountains... a perfect setting for a sunrise breakfast, a memorable lunch watching sailboats on the lake, or a romantic candlelight dinner to complete a perfect day.

SITE VISITS are scheduled BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

We're here to assist you in any way we can.

Please share Highlands Castle with your friends… and FB friend us, too!

Highlands Castle... where dreams come true.

Best Regards,

John A. Lavender II

owner of Highlands Castle in Bolton Landing, NY

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John A. Lavender II - owner (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About John A. Lavender II - owner

When my son Jason was 3-years old, I made him a promise...

Someday I will build a home where we both can live and share special memories together. Then I added, one day I will build you a castle. It took a few years to find the ideal location and I've enjoyed working on Highlands Castle for over 34 years now. Although many years have passed, the memories remain.

My mother & father, both ministers, officiated several family weddings at Highlands Castle.

Yvonne & I were married here in 1992.

My sister Carol was married here to her husband Ned in 2002.

My son Jason was married here to his wife Mary in 2008.

My cousin Bill was married to his wife Kandy in 2012.

Our son Jason & daughter-in-law Mary have blessed us with two grandchildren. Our grandson Ethan John Lavender is 6 years old and our granddaughter Elle Amelia Lavender is 3. I hope I'm around to see my grandchildren married at the castle... 30+- years from now!

In 2010, our family decided to make the castle available to rent. Ideally, we want other people to experience special moments of their own at Highlands Castle, too. Highlands Castle has been a blessing to our family, and hope it will now be a blessing to others.

Why John A. Lavender II - owner chose Lake George Area

Highlands Castle will provide special memories to last a lifetime.

The picturesque quality of the castle itself is only matched by its glorious surroundings.

With breathtaking panoramic views of beautiful Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains, this is the most memorable, private location you'll ever find.

What makes this castle unique

Highlands Castle offers an exceptional value of a private and exclusive setting...

The Great Hall and outside terraces are the perfect setting for a cherished gathering with family and loved ones.

Highlands Castle is uniquely different...

Upon your arrival, Highlands Castle is incomparable to all other places. That is what sets us apart. If you're looking for a unique, intimate, and meaningful 'experience'… your castle awaits!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow!! By Colleen P. (Oak Ridge. NJ) 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.
Oct 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
several to choose from
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Ferry to Vermont
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Sagamore Golf
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Hudson Falls, NY
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route I87
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
several to choose from
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Gore Mountain; West Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Bolton Town Beach and Rogers Memorial Park Beach
Car: necessary

You provide the Fairy Tale and we'll provide the Castle...

Whether it’s a romantic honeymoon, an anniversary getaway celebration, or a quiet relaxing vacation retreat, Highlands Castle is available for anyone looking for a unique and meaningful once-in-a-lifetime 'experience'. The castle is yours to enjoy during your stay.

Poised on a graceful mountaintop overlooking majestic Lake George, a castle awaits you...

Highlands Castle is a unique and extraordinary property with one of the most spectacular views in the world. The picturesque quality of the castle itself is matched by its glorious surroundings. With breathtaking panoramic views of beautiful Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains, this is the most memorable and private location you'll ever find.

Cherished family memories at Highlands Castle...

Upon your arrival, Highlands Castle is incomparable to all other places. That is what sets us apart. You won't find a more peaceful environment to relax and share time with your loved ones. And although the castle can only accommodate a small family gathering during the day, we hope the memories will last a lifetime.

Highlands Castle in the quaint town of Bolton Landing, NY is the perfect location for a relaxing luxury vacation getaway, a magical space to create wonderful family memories, or to simply reunite with good friends.

This magnificent jewel of a property has been a well-kept secret, a kind of hidden treasure... until now.

The Great Hall and outside terraces provide the perfect setting for a cherished gathering with family.

The large inviting kitchen is yours to enjoy and features a cozy eating area or you may utilize the dining room in the well-appointed Great Hall for a more formal affair.

Breakfast for Two, Casual Luncheon or BBQ, or A Romantic Candlelight Dinner:

Our outside terraces are the perfect setting for a sunrise breakfast, a memorable lunch watching sailboats on the lake, or a romantic candlelight dinner to complete a perfect day!

Beautiful downtown Bolton Landing has a convenient grocery store just down the street for your shopping pleasure and also offers an array of family-owned restaurants to enjoy…

from pizza, to Italian, to Seafood, to great Steak Houses and more!

Downtown Bolton Landing Shopping:

Stop in and enjoy the many amenities that Bolton Landing has to offer. From fine gift stores, novelty and antique shops, clothing stores, hair salons, canoe, kayaking, and camping apparel stores, to ice cream parlors and more. There’s plenty to do and see while you’re here.

Highlands Castle is an ideal getaway for any couple looking for a unique location to relax and unwind. But If you want to enjoy time with your family & loved ones during your stay, we offer an optional Family Rental, too. The castle is available for smaller, more intimate gatherings of family during the day until 9pm.

Highlands Castle does not offer any outside goods or services - just the rental of the castle.

SITE VISITS are scheduled BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Contact us via phone or email if you have any questions.

We're here to assist you in any way we can.

Poised on a graceful mountaintop overlooking majestic

Lake George, your castle awaits...

John & Yvonne Lavender/owners

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Rates & Availability

Bolton Landing Castle Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$995
$8,400
$29,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $249 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $150

Rates are per night.
Specific date(s) will be saved once your reservation has been paid for.
$100 cleaning fee will apply when you rent 'The Castle Cottage'.
$150 cleaning fee will apply when you rent Highlands Castle "ALL TO YOURSELF".
$150 cleaning fee will apply for your 'Family Rental'.

NO CANDLES inside or outside of property or security deposit will be forfeited.

Highlands Castle is available for 1-2 couples to stay overnight for as many nights as you desire (depending on availability).

Rental Rate for The Royal Bedroom and outdoor terraces is $395 per night.

Rental Rate for Highlands Castle ALL TO YOURSELF is $995 per night.
• A Queen Bed is available for additional couple at $495 per night.
• Highlands Castle sleeps up to 4-people.
• $150 cleaning fee will also apply to your rental.

Rental Rate for The Castle Cottage is $395 per night for 1-couple; $595 for 2-couples; $795 for 3-couples.
• 2-Full Beds, 1-Queen Sofa Bed, Kitchen, TV Room, Bathroom with Shower, Private Terrace with beautiful lake views!
• The Castle Cottage sleeps up to 6-people.
• $100 cleaning fee will also apply to your rental.

An optional 'FAMILY RENTAL' is also available. Family members can enjoy the property until 9pm.
We can accommodate 12-family members up to 48-family members.
Our family rental rate ranges from $1995/day to $7995/day.
• $150 cleaning fee will also apply to your rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bolton Landing Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private Queen Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , First Level half bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Bed (self-inflating) in separate area for 2nd couple.
    The Royal Bedroom - 1 queen , 'The Royal Bedroom' with Queen Bed and Private Bath
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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