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Castle in the Clouds

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How the Other Half Lived

Beautiful innovative home built in the 1900's on the top of a mountain overlooking Lake... read more

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Ashland, Virginia

Despite not being able to experience the views of the area or Lake Winnipesaukee due to the rain... read more

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Arvada, Colorado
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This "castle," a former estate, and the surrounding grounds, offer remarkable views of the White Mountains and Lakes Region.
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455 Old Mountain Rd, Rte 171, Moultonborough, NH 03254-3517
+1 603-476-5900
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 August 2017

When I first read about this place, I was more interested in the hiking than the building. If that is how you feel, there is no need to pay the $20 admission fee. You can access the hikes either from the trailhead parking fairly close...More

6  Thank Leslie R
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 August 2015

I have been coming to Castle in the Clouds for years, but recently had a terrible experience. After hiking the grounds with friends visiting from Boston, we thought a cocktail on the terrace would be nice. We ordered a drink, picked one of the 30...More

16  Thank tjk4
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful innovative home built in the 1900's on the top of a mountain overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. Beautiful view. Windey drive up seeing waterfalls. Interesting history to the home and residents. Spent several hours here and then ate at the restaurant on the grounds which was...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Despite not being able to experience the views of the area or Lake Winnipesaukee due to the rain and heavy cloud cover on the day we visited, this was a highlight of our trip through the NE. The residence is currently undergoing renovation. This offers...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a mansion built in the early 1900’s on top of a mountain!! It is a long curvy road up the mountain and the a short bus ride to the top. There are a couple of stops on the way up and the one...More

2  Thank sacofamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is really worth a visit. Never heard of it before the hotel owner mentioned it. Well laid out and kept, with enthusiastic guides giving good explanations. Sad that a self made man, who retired and sold up and married a younger woman, built the...More

1  Thank 874TomL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a few hours at Castle in the Clouds on a recent trip to Meredith, New Hampshire. This attraction is very well run, and they have organized the tour, so that an orientation is given to a large group, and then, everyone can tour the...More

1  Thank Travel50StatesUSA
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We might have passed this by in better weather, which would have been our loss. The story behind how this small mansion came to be built, lived in, lost and recovered as a local treasure was very interesting and it is always lovely to see...More

1  Thank Lilacwheaty
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This place has been on my bucket list since I retired 1 1/2 years ago. It was a beautiful fall day so we decided to drive there. As you walk from the parking lot you pass by the “gift shop.” Neither of us saw anything...More

Thank JKS55
Reviewed 14 October 2018

A great take, some interesting local history, and excellent lunch. The Castle tour is self guided, so .you can take as much or as little time exploring as you want. The "Basement Tour" is new, is guided, and was fascinating. To see how the infrastructure...More

1  Thank janetb52
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

The sign on the front gate on Route 171 says the gates close for the last tour at 4 pm! If you don’t get there before 4 pm (it closes at 530 pm) you’ll be left outside! Wish Trip Advisor would add that to the...More

1  Thank davehZ3003QJ
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Thomas Plant built this incredible mansion that was built in 1914 on 6200 acres above Lake Winnepesaukee that was so far ahead of its time with electricity, toilets, refrigeration with ice, central vac and needle showers. Truly innovative and beautiful and fascinating. Basement tour well...More

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John T
10 September 2016|
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Response from Mary G | Reviewed this property |
Adults $16 Seniors (65+) $14 Youth (5-17) $8 Children 4 & Under Free Veteran* $12 Active Duty Military* Free I notice that others answered this sooner.
10 July 2016|
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Response from MeganZopf | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. At the main gate I paid for admission to go and tour the castle. My son and his wife wanted to hike Mt. Roberts which is also on the grounds and I paid for them to tour the castle but they never got back from... More
28 February 2016|
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Response from Glen G | Reviewed this property |
No, unfortunately! The town has many hotels and B&B's. If you don't mind a little drive you can stay at one of the resorts by the lake.