Check Out This Insane Medieval Castle You Can Rent Overlooking Lake George
Knights, turrets, life-size lion statues, secret passageways…this stone castle looks like something straight out of “Game of Thrones.” But, believe it or not, the upstate mansion is not medieval at all; it was built just 30 years ago. The best part, you can rent it and live out your fairytale dream.
So, how did this medieval castle come to overlook Lake George? It was the brainchild of John Lavender, a man who, in 1978, told his then-three-year-old son that he’d build him a castle. A decade later, he started building that castle above Bolton's Landing. Once his son was old enough to help out he recruited his friends, including members of his high school football team to help out.
Over the years, the Highlands Castle has evolved into three castles on the property that you can rent for weddings, photoshoots, The Princess Bride reenactments, and even just a weekend getaway.
Check out the pictures below. The Highlands Castle is just as impressive on the inside as it is one the outside.
So what do you think? Are you ready to grab your kind of queen and experience the Highlands Castle? Well, it's not going to be cheap. You can rent out the entire castle for about $5,000 for two or if you're on a budget you can just stay in the royal bedroom for $695 for two. Hey, but if you stay seven nights, you get an extra night free.