History

At the turn-of-the-century

The eccentric Thomas Gustave Plant built his dream estate on the picturesque slopes of the Ossipee Mountains, near the Bald Peak. As he looked down at Lake Winnipesaukee, he envisioned an idyllic country club where his friends could gather.

With compulsive attention to details, Mr. Plant planned a golf course, clubhouse, boathouse and guest cottages that matched the grandeur of the setting. The Bald Peak Country Club was incorporated in 1920. Two years after breaking the first ground, Plant's dream was realized. In the early years, Teddy Roosevelt and many of Plant's other friends gathered at Bald Peak. Today, Plant's nearby home, named Castle in The Clouds, is no longer part of the Club property, but the house and grounds are preserved and maintained, for all to enjoy, by The Lakes Region Conservation Trust. Bald Peak's original buildings are still beautifully perched on the hilltop overlooking Winnipesaukee. The eight hundred and fifty acre property provides unmatched privacy with stately pine forests, pristine lakefront, and picturesque rolling hills. Over the years, the original ridge cottages have been converted to private homes and additional private residences have been added along the lake shore and hillsides. One third of our members live on the Colony Club property while a majority of our members live in neighboring lakeside towns.