Every other weekend my boyfriend and I shut down our computers and hop in the vehicle to take a drive, this has become a tradition for us to unplug and simply enjoy each other’s company. You see, one day we both simply wanted a change in scenery and hopped in the car to take a drive; he loves to drive and I prefer to ride, the perfect match! This past weekend led us to some history though and for that? I am excited to share…
This past weekend he asks me, “what direction?” You see, I am usually indecisive with decisions but when he elaborated with a “north, east, south or west?” I chose south. Come to find out we had already traveled the direction of all but south in our kid-free weekend adventures so this was kind of exciting! Next thing I know, we are Googling Madame Sherri, because word has it that a stairway to her castle still stands in Chesterfield, NH. Screw it, why not head that way as it is south!
When our adventure landed us in the middle of a back road, woodsy place in the middle of nowhere land, we had no clue what to expect. About a mile up this dirt road was a parking place where lots of people were, “we must be here!” we exclaimed. We were there, in Chesterfield, NH ready to see Madame Sherrie’s castle in the woods. A place with much history that entices me to learn more, visit again and sit there in silence while I envision myself back in the day with Madame Sherri as she entertained her guests.
There is so much to be seen and enjoyed in this little area of Chesterfield, NH, not only is there great leftovers of a castle that once housed many guests for entertainment and party purposes, but there are trails to be walked so that you can get some exercise in. As we walked beyond the remains of Madame Sherrie’s castle, we viewed all of the stone walls and wondered what happened here. How much history does this one location hold?
I must admit, I am very curious about Madame Sherri and the days she spent inviting guests to her lavish castle before it was vandalized and burnt down to what remains today. I will go back again and view this majestic location, and invite you all to head out this way on Gulf Rd in Chesterfield, NH too, because it is a sight worth seeing.