Castle in the Clouds: A Must-See in the Lakes Region
Planning a visit to New Hampshire’s Lakes Region? Set your GPS for Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough. Castle in the Clouds (also known as Lucknow) is a mountaintop estate built in 1913-1914 high in the Ossipee Mountain range. Formerly owned by millionaire Tom Plant and his wife Olive, Castle in the Clouds is an unusual example of Arts and Crafts architecture, featuring skilled hand craftsmanship in every aspect of its interior and exterior. Since it opened to the public in 1959, Castle in the Clouds has become a popular tourist attraction and venue for weddings and other gatherings.
You can take a trolley ride and learn about the history and tour the 16-room mansion, with its stunning views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the Ossipee Mountains. The Castle in the Clouds also has over 28 miles of hiking trails that are maintained by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. Open from Mother’s Day weekend in May through the third Sunday in October, Castle in the Clouds hosts jazz concerts and other musical performances, yoga lessons, star-gazing, cooking classes, art exhibitions, nature presentations, and more.
Another advantage of visiting this beautiful attraction is that you can buy Fuller’s Sugarhouse pure maple syrup and candy in the Castle in Clouds gift shop. Operations Director Pam Van Auken, who has been with Castle in the Clouds for the past two seasons, was familiar with Fuller’s Sugarhouse products and saw a fit between Fuller’s handcrafted products and the quality handmade products sold in the gift shop. “This year, I spearheaded an effort to feature local artisans and New Hampshire-made products, and Fuller’s Sugarhouse fits this model,” said Pam. “Working with the Fullers is great — they send me the products I need quickly. Our visitors really like their products. The maple candy has been hard to keep on the shelf!”
Put Castle in the Clouds on your must-see list!
Going to the Lancaster Fair? Be sure to stop at Fuller’s Sugarhouse for a free tasting before or after you go.
Fuller’s Sugarhouse will not have a booth at the Lancaster Fair this year. However, we will be open during the Fair on Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm; on Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm; and on Monday from 9 am to 2 pm. If you are planning to go to the Fair, stop by the sugarhouse and our Country Store on 267 Main Street in Lancaster — not far from the Fairgrounds — for a maple syrup or candy tasting and to stock up on our pure maple products!
We look forward to seeing you!
Sweet Recipes to Say Goodbye to Summer
Labor Day is the “unofficial” end to summer — another reason to fire up the grill and party with your family and friends. Fuller’s Sugarhouse has some sweet recipes for your holiday menu. Our pure maple syrup adds a vanilla flavor that will liven up any meal and classic cocktail. Click on the images below for recipes.
Where to Buy Fuller’s Sugarhouse Pure Maple Products
You don’t have to travel far in New Hampshire to find our Best in NH-Best in World, pure maple syrup, sugar, and candy. Click here for a list of retail stores that carry our products. You can also visit our Country Store on 267 Main Street in Lancaster or you can order our products online.