Up in the woods of New Hampshire’s town of Chesterfield, there is a staircase in the middle of the woods that looks like it could have come out of a fairy tale. This staircase is located in what is known as Madame Sherri’s Forest. The forest abuts the Wantastiquet Mountain Natural Area, and is about a 5-10 minute drive from Brattleboro, Vermont. So why is this staircase ruin in the middle of the woods?
Madame Antoinette Sherri was a Paris-born theatrical costume designer who worked in New York City in the early 1900s. Her husband and her found the charming town of Chesterfield, New Hampshire and decided to build a French-inspired chateau summer house that included extensive stonework including a roman arch stairway, ornate interior, and designed landscape gardens. They entertained many of their friends in this summer home during the roaring 20’s. However, over time her fortune started to…
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