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Another really nice visit . This time I want to make sure to compliment the employees. They were... read more

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sjk7301948
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Swampscott, Massachusetts
Needed more time

We were on a bus tour so we had a limited amount of time. We did get to go through the estate and... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2021
Krr1975
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

If you like old houses, go! This one is spectacular, and never "improved" by subsequent owners. It has telephones, a brine freezer to make ice cubes, "needle" showers, an automatic organ and more.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank abecedarius
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

We were overwhelmed by the view from the cafe's patio - the food was just a good. The tour of the house and grounds was well done. The ongoing renovations to the property are indicative of the commitment the Castle Preservation Society has for the future of the house.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Two adults spent several hours here on a rainy Tuesday. Excellent visit. The actual house to tour has to be reached via a two minute tram ride. Trams run every 15 minutes or so. A guide gives a few minute orientation and then you walk through the two floors of the house yourself. There are plenty of printed information sheets in each room plus staff everywhere to answer questions. A really neat place. We spent about three hours in the house, but we tend to read everything and ask lots of questions. Beautifully restored house. Great views from the house of the surrounding mountains and lakes even on a rainy day.

You can walk back to the parking lot in about five minutes down a gravel path, which we avoided due to the rain. Evidently for an extra fee, they sometimes offer basement tours. That would have been interesting.

Probably not a place to take very young children, as they would likely be bored.

Some rooms of the house are undergoing renovation but still furnished and available to walk through.

There is a stable on the property that offers horseback rides, along with a small museum exhibit and a restaurant. Lots of walking trails also.

There is a waterfall (Falls of Song) available via a short walk off the Lower Carriage Road one way entrance road (not the Ossipee Park Road entrance).

We had a thoroughly enjoyable day.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Chris H
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I decided to visit while staying in the Bartlett area. It was a quick ride to the castle. It’s 17.00 per adult admission, which basically includes a 2-3 minute ride in a ‘trolley’ to the castle. Then after a brief overview, it’s a self-guided tour of the home. We chose to walk back down to the carriage house to eat lunch in the restaurant. The walk is only 5 minutes. Lunch was good; a pastrami and turkey sandwich. We enjoyed our visit, but on way out decided if we came back with grandkids, it would have to be for horseback riding as they would be pretty bored with tour of the castle.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Eating2012
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

I visited the castle last summer and spent the morning exploring the grounds and had lunch and cocktails at the restaurant. Came during the week and it wasn't crowded at all! Everything was great including the views!
Returned last weekend, didn't need to see the castle again but planned on spending some time walking the trails. We were pleasnatly surprised at the extensive trail network and it was a real treat!
You can also feed the ducks and fish, or ride their horses at the stables if you want. You can spend the whole day, there are lots of things to keep you entertained!
If you don't need admission to the castle there is a secondary entrance with free parking.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank christine_be2
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