Magical place. This is a one of a lifetime experience for those who appreciate nature and architecture. The hosts were incredibly friendly and their dogs are very welcoming.


Suzanne, Yvonne and I (and Bella & Major, too!) hope you'll be back with family & friends for another visit one day. You're the best! Until next time... take care and be well, John & Yvonne


We loved our stay at the Gatehouse! A wonderful location and a place full of character. John was an excellent host, and I would recommend his home to anyone!



John and Yvonne were great hosts. The dogs were very friendly as well. Beautiful castle, amazing view and great hospitality.



John, Yvonne, Bella and Major are absolute sweethearts! The views are breathtaking. Best birthday weekend ever thanks to you all! Canít wait to return for our next trip!



A magical retreat! I can not imagine that a more spectacular view exists. John and Yvonne were gracious hosts. The pride that they take in their venue and the love that they have put into it are easily evident.



Don't hesitate to book. Amazing place with incredible views. John is a great host and his castle is one of a kind.



John and Yvonne were spectacular hosts. They have a truly unique and beautiful home that they take pride in and are so happy to share with others. We spent the perfect family weekend in the smaller castle. The views to wake up to are magnificent! The castle it self is awesome and like no place we have ever stayed before. Definitely the best kept secret of where to stay in the area. Thanks for a wonderful weekend!



A literal castle overlookinng Lake George. If that isnít a selling point I donít know what is. Itís in a good location near several towns and a range of activities - we were there in February, would recommend winterfest and snowmobiling. Great meeting the owners (we rented one room and they stayed in another, you can rent out the whole place or more private outbuildings too) who were very helpful and poured their hearts into this place.


We're glad you found us and especially honored that you chose Highlands Castle as the setting for your proposal. Congratulations!


John is amazing and this castle experience is a must. Worth every penny. He lit a fire for our stay in the Great Hall. The suite was majestic and a lifetime memory. The copper bath tub is luxurious. Definitely come stay with them!


Alok - It was a pleasure meeting you and your words are appreciated!


A castle built by the owner's own hands. An almost impossible to imagine feat. Absolutely incredible! Views are breathtaking, our Kings Suite was huge and comfortable and fit for well...a king. Comfortable bed, loving living room, our own patio overlooking Lake George. Amazing. John gave us a tour of the main house. The craftsmanship is spectacular and it is filled with gorgeous stained glass and massive sculptures of men in armor carved out of a single poplar tree. John was warm and welcoming. He helped us find a great realtor as we begin to explore buy our own "castle" up here. Ok, well, not a castle but maybe like a cute cottage! Highlands Castle is a perfect romantic retreat, family get away, or place to host a celebration. For whatever reason you can dream up, just go. And next time you feel like something you are working on is too hard or taking too long, just think of John. He built his own castle over 30 years through sheer will, focus, vision, and tenacity! Inspiring and humbling.


Sally, I'm grateful for your thoughtful review. Although I designed and worked on much of the construction, it would not have evolved without the effort of some talented craftsmen to whom I am thankful, including my son Jason who was my inspiration, and my wife Yvonne who made it a 'home'. I am the most grateful knowing it is HIS hand who steered the vision throughout the years and made everything possible, while giving a place that sits on top of a mountain, and my life, purpose.

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