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Address: West Proctor Rd., Proctor, VT
Phone Number: +1 802-773-3284
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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A Victorian oddity in a beautiful Vermont setting.

Constant restoration and upkeep are needed to maintain this New England treasure. As we looked around the grounds the staff was preparing for a spooktacular Halloween weekend. I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 25, 2016
M_Freedley
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Massachusetts
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Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States
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48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the castle on the evening before Halloween so preps were being made for a black out exploration of the house. We explored the entire property and were the only ones there. This place is definitely a sad interpretation of its former glory, but lovely nonetheless. There is an aviary, stable, and boiler room definitely worth exploring and... More 

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Massachusetts
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57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Constant restoration and upkeep are needed to maintain this New England treasure. As we looked around the grounds the staff was preparing for a spooktacular Halloween weekend. I shudder to think of all the scary rooms to explore in the dark.

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Peoria, Arizona
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134 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Went to the place since AAA listed it as a gem site, however I don't rate it that highly. 1. It is a fascinating building, but has little historical value other than its uniqueness and size. It has structural issues on the outside and the inside has pealing wall paper, falling ceilimgs and other things that badly need renovation. 2.... More 

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Thank PhilR9
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90 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

This is a amazing place and to think it was built in this area so many years ago. Great history and very awesome for the lover of large homes.

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Thank Tim F
Millsboro, Delaware
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

In its heyday this was probably a showcase but time has not been good on it, It is a fine piece of architect and antiques are unusual and woodwork fantastic. If the owner would just get help with tihs project befoer it is too far gone, I opened a book on a table and it was damp and a great... More 

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Thank robert k
Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

We drove up to see the castle because we hiked in the morning and there is really not much else to do. It is not well advertised, poor directions. When we entered, we nearly fell over because of the stench of mould and mildew. Do NOT have a wedding there, I can't even imagine! Several rooms are carpeted and that... More 

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Thank jaylahgreen
Reading
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70 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

This home is in need of TLC...hopefully it will soon be on the historic register and recevie the funding it so deserves. It is a must see...truly magnificent w/hand painted ceilings, carved wood staircases, majestic views....and...ahah!! ghosts!!

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Thank 1940dori
dayton, oh
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139 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

We drove 3 hrs and out of our way to see this castle and it had closed early. There was nothing on the website stating this. I would not recommend going unless you call first. It is definitely out of the way and nothing else around.

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Thank Mary O
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful hidden gem. As noted in previous reviews, time and Vt winters have taken its toll and the outside and areas inside like the painted ceilings and walls need restoration. But the beauty of the stained glass, the copper ceiling and walls, the ornamental and tiled fireplaces and architecture are still worth seeing. You are allowed to... More 

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Thank jpinet
Toronto, Canada
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322 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 436 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

This is a lovely example of Victorian "higgely-pigglety" architecture with gorgeous stained glass windows and some fine original furnishings along with some pretty but not always harmonious additionas by the current owning family. The main problem with it is that it is in terrible need of restoration. Given the size and quality of the original finishing of the building, I... More 

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