When I tell you to imagine Amsterdam, NY, do you immediately think of a castle? Yeah, I didn’t either but this castle in Amsterdam is something to see. Imagine the Hogwarts Great Hall in Upstate NY because this is as close as we’re gonna get.
The minute I saw the castle online, I had to see inside. I couldn’t wrap my head around something like this being in Upstate New York. The castle felt more like something out of England than around here.
According to Wikipedia, the Amsterdam Castle was built in 1895 by Isaac G. Perry in the castellated Late Victorian style as a National Guard Armory for the 46th Separate Company of the New York Army National Guard. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. Perry also designed the New York State Capitol. The armory was decommissioned in 1994 and went through a few owners before being renovated in 2005. It’s currently a private residence as well as a bed and breakfast. Of the 100 armories built in New York, it’s the only one converted into a private residence.
When you initially walk into the front doors, the brilliance of the space really takes your breath away. There are just so many places to look and the walls are fully decorated. From what I’ve heard, the rooms are pretty basic looking but it might be good to get a break from the overall space visually. When I went to talk around, I ran into a couple from Canada and a woman from Hungary who came just to see the space. It really is incredible and the photos just don’t do it justice.
If you’re looking to stay there, a deluxe king suite is about $179 per night and the deluxe family suite is about $299 per night. The in-house restaurant is open on Friday and Saturday to the public. It’s definitely worth a walkthrough if you can, just to experience the whole thing firsthand.