Apparently, Louise Boldt found the Thousand Islands to be a place where she could relax from the stress of living in New York City and her husband’s career as a hotel man. He managed the Philadelphia Club and later the Bellevue, and later the Bellevue Stratford Hotel. Astor built the Waldorf Astoria and Boldt was its proprietor. I guess George had to mediate a hotel war with the Astor brothers. The Empire State building now occupies the site of this hotel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Boldt
Boldt Castle rises out of the island and is surrounded by lovely landscaping and great views. You can get right down to the water. The pictures will show the Castle and the other structures on the island: The Power House at the east end of the island, the Italian Garden, Alster Tower the whimsical tower, the archway, the Tower and the gazebo, views of Alexandria Bay, the Boathouse across from Heart Island. I spent a happy 3 hours on the island.
This is a slide show so click on one of the photos and it will open, then go to the upper left corner find the x and click that to close otherwise you will close it all out and have to come back.