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Castle in the Clouds - Moultonborough, New Hampshire

Castle in the Clouds - Moultonborough, New Hampshire

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On a recent trip to New Hampshire, our family took a tour to Castle in the Clouds.  This is the former home of millionnaire shoe manufacturer Thomas Plant.  He built the castle in the early 1900's.  Interestingly this property went into foreclosure after Plant faced financial losses from poor investments.  Castle in the Clouds is now managed by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust of New Hampshire.

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The Carriage House - now a Cafe


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Garden and Wishing Fountain




Gorgeous Views

The castle itself offers an elegantly designed dwelling with the upscale features of the day:  circular showers, hardwood floors, pipe organ, dumbwaiter, and furniture by the top designers.  But also impressive was the overall property.  The site offers miles of hiking trails, waterfalls, horseback riding, and a trout pond.

If you are visiting the Lake Winnipesaukee region of New Hampshire, make time to visit Castle in the Clouds.  You will need at least two hours, more if you plan to hike.



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Comment balloon 6 commentsKathryn Acciari • July 27 2010 09:04AM


This looks absolutely beautiful!!! Hope you enjoyed...thanks for sharing

Posted by Jennifer Dulmaine, Seth Campbell Realty Group (Keller Williams Realty) over 10 years ago

Today's rich and their McMansions don't have anything on the old rich and their mansions. In fact, in many ways, the old mansions are much more beautiful.

Posted by Not a real person over 10 years ago

Kathryn ...Thanks for your article about "Castle in the Clouds" and such a beautiful place at Moultonborough, New Hampshire.  Best wishes.

Posted by Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney (HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty) over 10 years ago

I would love to visit Castle in the Clouds.. What a magical place.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 10 years ago

Looks beautiful!  I will have to check it out when we go out there.  New Hampshire is one of my favorite local states to visit. 


Posted by Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner (Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group) over 10 years ago

Jen:  It was a beautiful trip.

Russel:  I agree - much more craftsmanship is evident in the older construction.

Harrison:   You're welcome - thank you for reading.

Joan:  The castle awaits you.  Do visit when you're in the Lakes region.

Kathleen:  Definitely put the Castle in the Clouds on your list of places to see in NH.

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) over 10 years ago