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'The Castle Cottage' overlooking Lake George!

4.94(70 reviews)SuperhostBolton, New York, United States
Entire house hosted by John
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
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'THE CASTLE COTTAGE'... our adorable mini-CASTLE!
Enjoy The Castle Cottage ALL TO YOURSELF!

The Castle Cottage Includes two cozy bedrooms with full memory foam mattresses and a common sitting room with Flat Screen TV and a queen sofa sleeper. There is also a bathroom with a shower and an eat-in kitchen, plus a private outdoor terrace with the most spectacular views of Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains!

The Castle Cottage sleeps up to 6-guests.

The space
You provide the Fairy Tale and we'll provide the Castle...
Whether it’s time with family & friends, honeymoon, royal vacation retreat, birthday or anniversary celebration, proposal location, girls weekend getaway, or any "experience" you can envision!

Poised on a graceful mountaintop, a castle awaits you...
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.

Cherished family memories at Highlands Castle...
Highlands Castle is incomparable to all other places. That is what sets us apart.
You won't find a more magical setting to share time with your loved ones.

The Castle Cottage 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, public beaches, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, tennis, golf, miniature golf, water tubing, whitewater rafting, hiking trails, biking trails, boat rentals, scenic boat tours, and more!

Invite your family & friends!
Our 3-Castles & Suites sleep up to 21-guests:
The Castle Cottage sleeps 6.
The Castle Gatehouse sleeps 6.
The Royal Bedroom in Highlands Castle sleeps 2.
The King's Suite in Highlands Castle sleeps 6.
*Highlands Castle sleeps 8. *(Royal BR sleeps 2; King's Suite sleeps 6).

Other things to note
DO YOU NEED ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR MORE THAN 6-GUESTS? We have two (2) other castles on this same property:
1.) Highlands Castle... this castle sleeps 6-guests is located steps away from 'The Castle Cottage' and offers two (2) bedroom suites. 'The Royal Bedroom' sleeps 1-couple and 'The King's Suite' sleeps up to 4-guests.
2.) 'The Castle Gatehouse'... this castle sleeps up to 7-guests and is nestled in a wooded setting at the entrance to our property.
'THE CASTLE COTTAGE'... our adorable mini-CASTLE!
Enjoy The Castle Cottage ALL TO YOURSELF!

The Castle Cottage Includes two cozy bedrooms with full memory foam mattresses and a common sitting room with Flat Screen TV and a queen sofa sleeper. There is also a bathroom with a shower and an eat-in kitchen, plus a private outdoor terrace with the most spectacular views of Lake George and the Adirondac…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

Amenities

TV
Cable TV
Wifi
Air conditioning
Kitchen
Free driveway parking on premises – 2 spaces
Heating
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
Fire extinguisher

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4.94 out of 5 stars from 70 reviews

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Bolton, New York, United States

'The Castle Cottage' 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, public beaches, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, tennis, golf, miniature golf, water tubing, whitewater rafting, hiking trails, biking trails, boat rentals, scenic boat tours, and more!

Bolton Landing offers a variety of great restaurants, shopping & more!
There's a grocery store down the street for all your cooking needs.
Or enjoy an array of family-owned restaurants from pizza, to Italian, to great Steak Houses and more... all just 3-minutes away!
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, canoe, kayaking, canoeing, jet-ski rentals, boat rentals, scenic boat cruise tours, camping apparel stores, 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.
'The Castle Cottage' 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 sho…

Hosted by John

Joined in September 2012
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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...
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’…
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No pets
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $750
Cancellation policy