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Castle in the Clouds: A Photo Tour

NH Estate is a Visually Stunning Place to Spend a Day


If I won the lottery and could buy any New England property, it would be Castle in the Clouds, the spectacular, 5,500-acre estate built in 1914 in Moultonborough, New Hampshire, by eccentric industrialist Thomas Plant. Not only is the home architecturally fascinating, its location high in the Ossipee Mountains affords stunning views of shimmering, island-sprinkled Lake Winnepesaukee. Each time I've visited Castle in the Clouds, I've been moved by Plant's riches to rags story and enchanted by this captivating setting.

Luckily, when the Castle Springs water bottling company put Castle in the Clouds on the block in 2001, the Lakes Region Conservation Trust did hit the jackpot: More than 2,000 donors contributed to ensure this wondrous landmark would remain forever preserved and open to the public (mid-May through late October). I'll provide you with a glimpse of this treasure in these photos, but nothing compares to touring the castle, hiking the grounds and dining at the Carriage House Cafe.

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Castle in the Clouds PictureAn Impressive AbodeThomas Plant Millionaire Owner of Castle in the CloudsFit for a MillionaireCastle in the Clouds - Architectural Gem Designed by J. Williams Beal & SonsAn Architectural GemCastle in the Clouds - Industrialist Thomas Plant's Retirement HomeRetirement Home
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