Our 2012 Travels travel blog



We loved all the grand porches on the mansion


The wall have various art in various places

The windows are all in this design

One Side of the Mansion

A look at the mansion from the Italian Gardens


A look at the mansion from the other side

More wall art - a fountain

The Carriage House

The Ice House

Lee Looking at a Pony Cart

Information about the Pony Cart

Carriage on Display in the Ice House

Fire Truck

Another Carriage

Only Aviary Left on the Property at one time there were many

This rock had a watering place for horses in its day but...

Front Hall

Looking Up in the Front Hall

Still looking up in the front hall

The Billiard Room

The Dining Room


Exit to the Italian Gardens

Trophy Room

Stained Glass Window over the Staircase

The Staircase

Upstairs Hallway



Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

The Mrs. Bath

Porch by the back garden

View of the Italian Gardens From the Porch

More of the Italian Gardens

Love this porch!

This morning we decided to head over to see Sonneberg Mansion and the gardens since it is such a beautiful day. After we purchased our tickets we headed straight for the mansion to get into the next tour. The mansion is a 40 room Queen Anne mansion which was built between 1885 and 1887 by New York City bank financier Frederick Ferris Thompson and his wife, Mary Clark Thompson as a summer home. They named the estate "Sonneberg" which is German for "Sunny Hill."

After we toured the mansion we went out to view all of the gardens which are just beautiful!

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