Castle in the Clouds
Castle in the Clouds
4.5
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Castle in the Clouds offers tours of the historic 1914 mansion, on-site dining at The Carriage House Restaurant, community programs and events, rental space for weddings and private events, horseback riding at the nearby Riding in the Clouds, and access to 28 miles of walking or hiking trails with waterfalls.
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  • KittyChick
    105 contributions
    Take the Basement tour too!
    We visited on our first full day in New Hampshire and it didn’t disappoint! We love guided tours, so we splurged the extra money to add the Basement Tour ($50 total for both the main house and basement tour for 2 adults). It was very interesting and informative, and gave a lot more info and perspective about Mr Plant who built the house and the servants (think Downton Abby on a smaller scale) who also lived there). After the tours we had a picnic lunch and then hiked the trail to see the 7 waterfalls. We are in our 40s and in reasonably good shape. If you are not sure-footed (there were lots of tree roots, rocks etc) or if you struggle to walk up hill/steps, this isn’t the hike for you. We did it, and are glad, but we also saw people struggle. I’m not trying to discourage, just remember that every step downhill results in another step uphill to return!
    Thank you for visiting Castle in the Clouds. We're happy that you took full advantage of all that our property had to offer and that you had such a wonderful visit!
    Written October 18, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 14, 2020
  • Sue C.
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania3,718 contributions
    Awesome House and Grounds Tour
    My husband and I visited the Castle in the Clouds in September. We felt very safe as everyone had to wear a mask. They limited the number of passengers on the trolley up to the house. When you entered the house for the tour only your family goes in and then you wait until the next room is cleared. The docents are very helpful if you have any questions. The rooms are nicely decorated and the views are spectacular. We decided to walk back instead of taking the trolley because it was a beautiful day in the fall.
    Thank you for visiting Castle in the Clouds. I'm so glad that you and your family had such a wonderful experience! Hopefully, we'll see you again in 2021.
    Written December 29, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2020
    Written December 20, 2020
  • LMAZZ
    56 contributions
    Beautiful view, great service, delicious food
    We took out of town visitors for lunch and they loved the view from the restaurant. We all ordered different items, and all were plentiful and delicous. The prices are very reasonable and the service superb. They offer a brunch that we are anxious to try, and will definitely return!
    Visited January 2020
    Written January 26, 2020
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Doug Y
Lancaster, NY12 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
This restored early 1900s mansion is worth the admission price of $20 per adult. It includes a trolley ride up to the front door, a short introduction video, and self guided tour. There are docents stationed throughout the house to answer questions and provide more detail
Written August 7, 2022
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Melonie S
Cranford, NJ445 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We visited on a Sunday morning shortly after they opened up. It's a very well organized event from the moment you park your car. You'll walk past the building that houses the gift shop and make your way to the carriage house which houses a gallery, restaurant, and restrooms. There are plenty of hiking trails on the property ranging from all different levels of expertise.

To get to the Castle, you will hop on a trolly for a few minutes to take up the narrow and windy road. You'll watch a 7 minute video on the history of the property and then take a self-guided tour throughout the house...except the basement which is an additional price. There were tour guides in each room to explain the significance of each room as well as placards. The house was beautiful, very charming, with lots of history. Did I mention the fantastic views? It's worth the trip.

This was not a tour for babies and toddlers. There were signs throughout the residence not to touch or sit down on anything but that didn't stop the parents from letting their toddlers run around hyped up. I blame the parents and not the kids. Please keep them at home. This is not a place for them. My opinion is 8 years and up.

The price of the tour was very reasonable and the entire staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Written September 14, 2023
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Sonja C
400 contributions
Oct 2020
Visited the Castle on the last week that they were still opened. You can only see the inside of the Castle if you go on a tour because of Covid. The grounds are beautiful with the fall foliage. If you do not go on the tour you can go on a small trail behind the castle and see the view of Lake Winnipesauke.
Written October 30, 2020
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Thank you for visiting!
Written November 3, 2020
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smm405
Lebanon, NH232 contributions
Jun 2022
We had dinner on the patio overlooking the valley and lake. Just beautiful. They had live music to enjoy while having a bottle of wine. Dinner was a little slow coming out but that was good because we had more time for conversation and to enjoy the surrounding views. We were a party of four.. We all had the steak which was done to perfection.
Written June 23, 2022
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JDB
8 contributions
Aug 2022
The waterfalls along the hiking trails are picture perfect.
The view of Lake Winnipesaukee from the Castle is breath taking; and for those with the time, the hike to the top of Bald Knob adds the mountain ranges surrounding Winnipesaukee.
A beautiful peacefull setting.
Written August 31, 2022
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No boats Magen
Fairdale, KY191 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We wanted to go somewhere to see the fall foliage so this seemed like a good place. We went the first weekend in October and it was not peak season but there were still plenty of beautiful trees to see. The driveway up has a waterfall in the woods that is just a short walk from the parking area. It is worth the stop. There is a lookout a little past that area before you get to the visitor center. Both of those places are free if you are just looking for views. They have a nice gift shop where you purchase tickets and then meet for the trolley that takes you up to the mansion. The mansion is amazing, the views are amazing, and the landscaping is amazing. You can walk the house and property at your leisure. It was a great experience.
Written October 3, 2022
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William L
Sandown, NH1,032 contributions
May 2020 • Family
We hadn’t been here since 2009. The Castle is closed however the carriage roads and property is open. We hiked the Interpretive Trail today with kids while social distancing. Just amazing views and very few folks are out. Good day!
Written May 15, 2020
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Thank you so much for visiting - I'm glad you enjoyed your day! I hope you are able to visit us again once we open for the season on July 1st.
Written June 1, 2020
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realtorSouthFlorida
Boynton Beach, FL66 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
A beautiful historic home overlooking Lake Winnepausakee in Southern New Hampshire.
Old style trolley takes you up the hill from the Carriage House which has an excellent restaurant to the magnificent mansion on top. Well worth the trip.
Written October 10, 2022
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Jim A
Portland, ME1,351 contributions
Sep 2021
We lucked upon a stunning day to go up to the Castle in the Clouds and everything was perfect! A scenic ride up the carriage trail gets you to the parking area. From there after a modest admission fee, they tram you up the rest of the way.
The staff at the castle explain the history and the owner who built it at the turn of the century. Staff is extremely knowledgable! After our tour, we spent an hour walking the trails through the woods and waterfalls. A fantastic day and I highly recommend.
Written September 20, 2021
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Thank you for visiting!
Written September 29, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

sjk7301948
Swampscott, MA214 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
This is a review for the restaurant, in the rain on August 7.
It was very good in a surprising sort of way. 2 years ago we ate outside and this time the food was MUCH better, the service was good and the prices were appropriate. It seems the kitchen is working very well; 7 of us ordered a variety of dishes and all of us were pleased. I missed draft beer..

There seemed to be a real sense of activity in spite of the fog and the rain which is now common in the summer...

Written August 15, 2023
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