Sunday, March 22, 2015

Boldt Castle - New York, USA

In October 2014, during a trip back to the east coast to visit family, we spent a day sailing through the Thousand Islands in the St-Lawrence River. We boarded our tour boat in Gananoque, a small town in southeastern Ontario, and sailed up to Alexandra Bay, New York, where we disembarked at the stunning Boldt Castle.

Boldt Castle was built by George C. Boldt, millionaire proprietor of the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. He began building the castle as a gift for his wife, Louise, in the early 1900's. The castle was built to resemble the famous rhineland castles in Boldt's homeland, Germany, and it does not disappoint. Its design includes a drawbridge, 120 rooms, a ballroom, stunning stained class windows and Italian gardens. If you've always wanted to see a fairytale castle and can't make it over to Europe anytime soon, Boldt Castle might just be the perfect place for you! Here, take a look …


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