About The Fells

Our Mission

Our mission is to welcome people of all ages to The Fells, making each visit an enriching experience with opportunities to explore and learn from our natural lakeside setting, our renowned gardens, and the historic achievements of statesman John Hay.

Our Vision

The Vision of The Fells is a restored and preserved Hay Family estate on Lake Sunapee that:

  • Draws people together to share interests in history, horticulture, ecology, and the protection of the lake;

  • Offers enriching educational programs and events to stimulate further the pursuit of those interests;

  • Provides access that lets visitors enjoy their Fells experience within a safe, tranquil environment and wildlife refuge.

The Fells Board of Directors

Board Members

  • David Blohm, Chair

  • David Bashaw, Vice Chair

  • Karen Goober, Secretary

  • Mike Quinn, Treasurer

  • Jane VanBremen, Recording Secretary

  • Kristen Begor

  • Chris Bishop

  • Regina Cockerill

  • Bill Dowd

  • Catherine Feeney

  • John Ferries, Emeritus

  • Charlie Forbes

  • Harry Gazelle

  • Al Griggs

  • Bill Horn

  • Fritz Hunting, Emeritus

  • Dave Macdonald

  • Connie McElwee

  • Bill Palmer

  • Tom Stark

  • Ralph Sweetland

  • Gusta Teach, Emerita

  • Harry Tether

  • Peter Voss

  • Susan Warren, Exec. Director

  • Perry Wheaton, Emeritus (Deceased)

The Fells Staff Members

Stephanie Britz, Member Services–ext. 3

Lesley Marquis, Member Services–ext. 3

Mae Ramatowski, Member Services–ext. 3

Brick Moltz, Education Director–ext. 5

Simon Parsons, Site Manager               

Sydney Hammond, Education & Events Manager


Don Brebner, Property Manager & Maintenance Director

Lynn Mountford, Outreach Director–ext. 6

Nick Scheu, Landscape Director–ext. 206

Susan Warren—Executive Director—ext. 4

Gatehouse Administrative Office

Our Gatehouse office is open from 10am to 4pm Monday through Friday, April through December, and Monday through Thursday, January through March. Administrative offices are closed weekends.

Contact Information

The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens
Lake Sunapee 456 Route 103A
PO Box 276
Newbury, New Hampshire 03255
Phone: (603) 763-4789 x3
Email info@thefells.org