The Historic Estate & Gardens of John Milton Hay on Lake Sunapee, NH

One of New England’s Finest Early 20th-Century Summer Estates

Discover The Fells 83.5 acres of beauty and tranquility; learn the legacy of diplomat and statesman John Milton Hay; tour the 22-room Colonial Revival home; explore the forests, walk the woodland trails; and enjoy the renowned gardens. The Fells is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a preservation project of The Garden Conservancy.


The Historic Estate

Immerse yourself in history. Explore the early 20th-century summer estate of diplomat and statesman John Milton Hay.

The Gardens

Discover the extensive formal and informal gardens. Historic guided tours of The Fells six gardens are conducted seasonally.

Nature and The Forest of the Fells

Eighty-three acres of woodlands and grounds and nearly half a mile of undeveloped Lake Sunapee shoreline are conserved and maintained under a preservation easement with the State of New Hampshire.

Photography is courtesy of: Debbie Campbell, Joan Eaton, Anna Henderson, Great Island Photography, Portrait Design Studio, Carl Vernlund, The Fells