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Castle in the Clouds

455 Old Mountain Road, Rte 171, Moultonborough, NH 03254
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Traveler Description: The Castle is a turn-of-the-century Arts & Crafts mansion built on a 5,500-acre estate by Thomas Plant, a shoe manufacturing tycoon. At one... more »
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Orlando, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Was there for a wedding and although the outdoor wedding was rained out the location was beautiful. The food was okay and the service was wonderful.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A nice tour of the house with a beautiful view of the lake; a good lunch at the carriage house and a drive around to the water falls made for a full and nice day.

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South Portland, Maine
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

High on a mountain top within the Ossipee mountain range in Moultonborough, NH there is a cool attraction if you're into history and/or like a nice view of Lake Winnipesaukee. Thomas Plant had an estate built on top of a mountain. The place still contains many artifacts from the original estate, is kept up and renovated to preserve history. A... More

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Elgin, IL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We planned our trip and this was a stop that we thought may be cool to see. The understatement of the year. Incredibly built, the Castle is a huge home, modern for its times and has incredible views from every direction. The story of the house is very interesting and somewhat sad. This is a self-guided tour, but the volunteers... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We stopped a the waterfall on the road up the hill. A nice walk, easy for all. If you want you can climb up a trail along the creek. The best view is from the boardwalk. Don't miss this stop. Next is a wide view of the valley. Then up to the parking lot where the barn/stable is now a... More

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Burlington, New Jersey
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The views from the Garden are fantastic. The flowers are lovely. The castle is beautiful and incredible for the time it were built. The bathrooms were fantastic- the surround shower in the Master Bath. The scavenger hunt for the kids is a nice touch also.

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Braintree, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We ate at the cafe which had a shrimp "bruschetta" which was rather forgettable. My husband did like his oornbeef sandwich. AND the view was magnificent. We enjoyed the creative design, sturdy construction and great use of light, closets and windows in the castle. The woman who did the orientation did a good job with the stories of the residents... More

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Tavares, Florida
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155 reviews 155 reviews
91 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My wife talked me into coming to the Castle and I'm happy that I'm a good husband and listened to her. So much here to see and do. The house is an early 1900's time capsule. Incredible architecture and innovations for the time. There's a pipe organ in the living room! My favorite was Mr. Plants secret room where he... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The volunteers are excellent and have a lot of knowledge of the era. The setting is beautiful. They have added back some of the original furniture. I appreciated being allowed to walk around the house at my own pace. We did not eat in the cafe, but will next time just because of the fantastic view!

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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109 reviews 109 reviews
16 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Little known and a bit out of the way, but worth the trip. A lovingly saved and restored home atop a mountain overlooking lake Winnepesauke. The beauty of this restored estate is that you can leisurely wonder about the house in a self guided tour, with the information pamphlet. No one rushes you, no one forces you to move on... More

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