Live like royalty in this Airbnb “castle” in upstate New York
Americans, let’s be frank, were kind of left out of this whole kingship thing. There are great mansions across the country built by extremely wealthy people in the past and great houses are still being built today. But castles are hard to find on American soil and a castle in which you can stay with a dozen or more of your closest friends? An ordinary unicorn.
By the way, this unicorn is located in Bolton, New York, on the shores of Lake George, and can be rented through Airbnb.
The Castle Cottage, as it’s called, doesn’t have the exact dimensions of these legendary European retreats, but it definitely earned its name in the build style and location, not to mention the stunning lake views and the Adirondacks from its windows, which is certainly reminiscent of something you may have seen while visiting Neuschwanstein in Bavaria or Heidelberg Castle.
The owners of Castle Cottage describe it as “a hidden gem in a private setting” which is “just 3 minutes from Bolton Landing town center”.
Bolton Landing — the name appropriately sounds like a The iron Throne-this is where you will find all the amenities that the castle keepers of old had in invading neighboring kingdoms, such as “a supermarket, gourmet restaurants, unique shops, public beaches, swimming, kayaking, canoeing , tennis, golf, mini golf, watersliding, white water rafting, hiking trails, biking trails, boat rentals, scenic boat trips and more! “
No need for broad swords, trebuchets or dragons.
Here is a short list of some of the amenities available:
- Essentials like towels, sheets, soap and toilet paper
- TV with standard cable
- Heating and air conditioning
- Wifi and office-like workspace
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Private entrances
- Access to the lake
The Castle Cottage grounds are home to the Castle Gatehouse, which can accommodate seven people, and the Highlands Castle, which can accommodate up to eight people. Lucky guests are lucky enough to stay in the “Royal Room” (room for two) and the King’s largest suite, with room for six people.
In total, up to 21 people could stay, and the Castle Cottage is also available for events, with a capacity of 25 people. Long-term stays are also allowed, in case you need time to get together with friends for a wedding or to invade another city-state.
The Castle Cottage rents for $ 1,159 per night.