Over the weekend, my boyfriend and I celebrated his 30th birthday in Upstate New York. He came up with the amazing idea to drive up to Alexandria Bay on the Saint Lawrence River and see Boldt Castle. It’s seriously one of the most romantic places I’ve ever seen.
In the early 1900s self-made multi millionaire and former proprietor of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, George Boldt began building the castle to show his love for his wife Louise. When Louise died suddenly he couldn’t bear to finish it and the castle was left abandoned for decades. Today, the castle is in the midst of a glorious restoration and a major tourist attraction in the 1000 Islands region. They say if you get married there that you too will have the undying love of George and Louise.
I can’t get over just how beautiful the castle and the grounds are. It’s truly tragic that the Boldt family never got to enjoy this unbelievable summer getaway. If you’re ever in the Thousand Islands region, a visit to Heart Island to see Boldt Castle is a must. I’m already dying to go back.