Fodor's Expert Review Castle in the Clouds

Center Sandwich Castle/Palace Fodor's Choice

Looking like a fairy-tale castle, this grand 1914 mountaintop estate is anchored by an elaborate mansion with 16 rooms, 8 bathrooms, and doors made of lead. Owner Thomas Gustave Plant spent $7 million—the bulk of his fortune—on this project and died penniless in 1941. Tours include the mansion and the Castle Springs water facility on this high Ossipee Mountain Range property overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. Hiking (and cross-country skiing in winter) and pony and horse rides are also offered, along with lakeview terrace jazz dinners many summer evenings at the Carriage House restaurant, which is also open for lunch when mansion tours are offered.

Castle/Palace Viewpoint Restaurant Trail Historical Views Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

455 Old Mountain Rd.
Moultonborough, New Hampshire  03254, USA

603-476–5900

www.castleintheclouds.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $18, Closed late Oct.–mid-May

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