Lakes Region Hospitality Announces Plans for The Glass Barn at Lake Winnipesaukee

Gathering space and cottages will serve up to 200 guests at a time, preserve and reforest 80 acres

Alton, NH – Lakes Region Hospitality partners Amy Grimm and Jeremy Martin announce plans for the 141.7 acres located on a hillside on Cherry Valley Road in Alton, New Hampshire. The proposed project, known as The Glass Barn at Lake Winnipesaukee, will feature a gathering space and destination for families, weddings and corporate retreats with stunning views of Lake Winnipesaukee, the Ossipee Mountain Range and the White Mountains.

“The Glass Barn will be a sustainable respite, strengthening the Lakes Region’s economy while preserving the natural, rural beauty of the community,” said Grimm. “I fell in love with the property and the serene escape it offers when I first explored it. Since then, we have designed the project to complement the land and reflect our commitment to preservation.”

The Glass Barn at Lake Winnipesaukee is proposed by Grimm, an entrepreneur and Lakes Region homeowner, and Martin, the president of Lakes Region Design Group, based in Gilford, New Hampshire. Their vision will not only incorporate the natural beauty of the surrounding environment but will also preserve more than half of the parcel (80 acres) and restore a forest that was harvested by the land’s previous owners with a significant revegetation effort.

“From the high standards of design and sustainability reached by each building, to the lush, natural beauty of the Belknap Mountains, The Glass Barn will offer each guest a premium experience and a unique opportunity to connect with nature and the community,” said Martin.

The proposal features the 19,000-square-foot Glass Barn event venue with 14,000 square feet of programmable space and a capacity of up to 200 guests, a 10,000-square-foot, timber-frame-style Main House and 18 two- to three-bedroom, timber-frame-style cottages.

“We intend to make The Glass Barn available for local events and nonprofit gatherings that celebrate the Lakes Region, arts and culture,” Grimm said. “That way, it won’t just be an economic benefit to the region, but a true community asset for Alton.”

Once complete, The Glass Barn is anticipated to generate hundreds of thousands of dollars annually in local property tax revenue while placing little to no burden on local services, making it a net positive for Alton’s municipal budget. The project will also create 10-20 long-term, high-paying jobs with benefits, more than 350 construction jobs and it will plant more than 200 new trees on the property.

The project team also includes Cris Salomon, AIA, principal architect at Samyn-D’Elia Architects, Cynthia Theriault, PE, senior civil engineer at Wilcox and Barton Environmental Consulting, Timberpeg and Terrain Planning.

For more information, please visit theglassbarnnh.com

Site Plan Rendering

Caption: The Glass Barn at Lake Winnipesaukee will feature a primary event venue known as The Glass Barn, a timber-frame-style Main House and 18 similarly styled cottages. The project is anticipated to be a net positive for the town’s municipal budget, generating hundreds of thousands of dollars in local revenue.

Glass Barn Hill View

Caption: The Glass Barn at Lake Winnipesaukee will feature a primary event venue known as The Glass Barn (shown above, building facing north), a timber-frame-style Main House and 18 similarly styled cottages. The project is anticipated to be a net positive for the town’s municipal budget, generating hundreds of thousands of dollars in local revenue.

Glass Barn Hill - Main House Entry View

Caption: The Glass Barn at Lake Winnipesaukee will feature a primary event venue known as The Glass Barn, a timber-frame-style Main House (shown above, building facing south), and 18 similarly styled cottages. The project is anticipated to be a net positive for the town’s municipal budget, generating hundreds of thousands of dollars in local revenue.

 

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