7/20/2020John and his wife Yvonne 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 back to visit lake George again, but next time with more of my family. An AMAZING weekend.
7/19/2020Our stay was absolutely fabulous! A memorable weekend my boys and I will surely never forget. John and his wife were incredible hosts and went out of their way to make sure we were well taken care of. My family and I cannot wait to come back!
7/18/2020The 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 fiancťe (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 breathtaking!! Definitely worth every moment there! Thank you again for your hospitality, love, and kindness! We will be back soon!
7/7/2020Outstanding views, beautiful scenery all around. Feels like a real palace, no regrets. John was a great host, and I had a graceful conversation with him!
7/4/2020Johnís place is like nothing other than perfection. The castle is stunning and the view leaves you speechless. I will be returning for sure!
7/4/2020It is extremely rare to find a location that exceeds expectations, one that is even more beautiful than the pictures posted online. This property, location, and host... these are the exceptions to that rule. Our stay over the long holiday weekend was absolutely perfect and more than I could have ever expected. If you appreciate castles, architecture, great hospitality, nature, small towns with wonderful food and people, or even just a picturesque view and a comfortable bed - this is the place for you! Iíve done my fair share of traveling and as a designer, I have pretty high standards for where I stay, so simply put, I HIGHLY recommend visiting any one of Johnís locations. You will not be disappointed! If you get the chance, I also recommend chatting with John. A truly genuine man with a deep appreciation and connection to the immersive world he has created in Highland Castle. An experience you will never forget.
5/15/2020The Highland Castle is absolutely stunning! The views of Lake George are breathtaking. This is the perfect place to relax and unplug from everyday life! We had a wonderful weekend and highly recommend the Castle Cottage!
2/20/2020The Castle Cottage is the single most amazing place I've stayed in. From the spectacular views, the incredible hospitality of the host's John and Yvonne, to the decor and luxury of the castle itself, it exceeded my wildest expectations. I guarantee a lifetime of memories (and some fantastic photos!) if you choose to stay here.
10/27/2019PERFECTION! Where do I begin? Oh yeah itís a castle! If you stay here youíll be staying in a castle. I was having lunch nearby in Saratoga and looking for where I would stay and came across this property overlooking Lake George. By the way, the view is unprecedented. Gorgeous sunrises over the mountains and lake, starry nights, and golden hour before sunset with all of the full peak foliage was wonderful to see from the veranda. My stay was like a fairytale, it really does feel magical and like youíve stepped back in time or to another place. I could sit outside overlooking the lake for hours, itís very calming. Both around the grounds and all throughout the castle interiors youíll see hundreds of perfect little touches. John has crafted a masterpiece and filled it with so many amazing things to see (and explore). Lots of artwork, medieval touches, stained glass accents, and secret passageways and nooks to uncover. When you walk into the great room you will be blown away and when you wake up in the royal suite you really feel like a king (or queen) in your own personal kingdom. Iím so thrilled that I decided to stay here and very happy with my host and experience. They made me feel like I was part of their family and belonged here. I almost didnít leave! I cannot wait to go back, Iíve been telling everyone how cool it was to check this off my bucket list and spend the night in a real castle. This has been the highlight of my trip.
10/18/2019We live in NYC and London and we were looking forward to getting out of town and enjoying the fall foliage somewhere up north. We found Highlands Castle. All the reviews were so positive - so I wasnít worried. The Castle itself is a sight to behold. Beyond beautiful. The view was so spectacular and the Castle Cottage was perfectly situated. John is a welcoming host who has a laid back and friendly demeanor. The story behind his vision and execution of building the castle is truly inspirational. Few people could take on such an undertaking. We felt like we were the only people staying there - but the accommodations were full so donít delay making your reservation or youíll miss out! The town of Bolton Landing is lovely and we really enjoyed the restaurants.