We can’t wait to show our out-of-town guests the beauty of the 1000 Islands. We’d like to make the trip as smooth as possible for all those embarking on the journey. Therefore, we have laid out some travel and accommodation details. Since the St. Lawrence River borders New York and Canada, we highly suggest bringing your passport, as it is needed to enter Canada.

The weekend of August 7th is Pirates Weekend in Alexandria Bay, a very fun and busy time in the area. We want to highly encourage those that know they are making the trip to make their lodging reservations as soon as possible- to ensure a place to stay!


The best airports to fly into and driving distances.


There are a few different types of lodging and locations to choose from.

Alexandria Bay, NY

We recommend this spot for those looking for the weekend experience, where you won’t need your car to get around town because you’re close to everything. Restaurants and bars are in walking distance as well as boat tours and beautiful views of Boldt castle and the different islands. You can visit to see a full listing of motels, hotels and bed and breakfasts. We have listed a few rooms at local hotels and motels that we would recommend.

Bonnie Castle Resort

Accommodation: Bonnie Castle Resort,
Rates: $149/night
Location: Alexandria Bay, NY
Phone: 800-955-4511
Additional Info: There is a block of rooms reserved for our wedding guests. When you call, please mention you are part of the Hamric wedding.

EdgeWood Resort

Accommodation: EdgeWood Resort,
Rates: $199-$279 a night, depending on view
Location: Edgewood Park Road
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
Phone: 315-482-9923

Captain Thomson’s Resort

Accommodation: Captain Thomson’s Resort,
Rates: ~
Location: 45 James Street
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
Phone: 800-253-9229

Riveredge Resort

Accommodation: Riveredge Resort,
Rates: $199-$279 a night, depending on view
Location: Holland St.
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

Clayton, NY

These locations are closer to the wedding site and would be for those looking to stay out of town and on the water. Two of these motels offer cottages and all may be a great option for families or those looking for less expensive rooms.

West Winds Motel & Cottages

Accommodation: West Winds Motel and Cottages,
Rates: Motel room with one double bed, $79
Motel room with two double beds, $99
One bedroom cottage, $725-$790
Multi-room cottages that sleep 5, $930-$1250
Location: 38267 NYS Route 12E
Clayton, NY 13624
Phone: 888-WESTWND
Additional Info: This location prefers to only rent cottages on a weekly basis. Closer to the wedding, they may rent them on a nightly basis if they are vacant. There is beach access for swimming in the river.

Lanz’s Motel & Cottages

Accommodation: Lanz’s Motel and Cottages,
Rates: Motel Room with 2 double beds, $75/night for 2 people. Add an additional $10 for each additional person
Cottage with one bedroom sleeps 4, $70/night
Cottage with two bedrooms sleeps 6, $95/night
Cottage with three bedrooms sleeps 6, $115/night
Location: 40033 NYS Route 12
Clayton, New York 13624
Phone: 315-686-5690
Additional Info: There is beach access for swimming in the river. They prefer to rent cottages out for the week, but if they are available closer to the date- they will rent them out nightly.

C-Way Motel

Accommodation: C-Way Motel,
Rates: $75/night
Location: Route 12
Clayton, NY 13624
Phone: 315-686-4214
Additional Info: Additional Items: This location is two miles inland, located on an 18-hole public golf course.

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