Spring: Renewal and Regrowth

Spring seems to finally be making its way to beautiful Jackson, NH!  The sun is shining, the snow is melting and soon enough, the renewal and regrowth that comes with spring
in the Mt. Washington Valley will be upon us!

While our landscapes are busy blooming, The Wentworth is also going through a bit of a renewal and growth of its own!  Normally a slow time of year in the valley, there are lots of new things happening at The Wentworth!  Our Thornycroft Cottage is undergoing a major renovation that will allow us to service our guests even better than before!

The new Thornycroft Cottage will feature a larger, state of the art kitchen, a new gym facility with private massage rooms and twelve new deluxe hot tub suites.  These new suites will feature a king bed, gas fireplace, a separate parlor and a hot tub on a
private balcony.  The addition is scheduled to open in July 2014, and we already have guest reservations for the new suites in the months following!

Since the former Thornycroft Suite was our “Honeymoon Suite”, we will be designating one of the new suites as such.  I can’t express enough how excited our brides and grooms are to be able to be some of the first to experience these beautiful new rooms!

The new building is coming along nicely as you can see in the photos above taken on April 8th.  There is still work to be done, but we are very excited about the results so far and can’t wait for the finished product!  We are confident that the already excellent experience that guests are accustomed to at The Wentworth will be elevated to a new level of relaxation and enjoyment!

 

Best of NH 2014

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We have been nominated in two categories:
Most Romantic Restaurant and Best Hotel Restaurant.

We would be so honored if you would take the time to vote for us.
Thank you
Ellie and Fritz Koeppel

 

It’s time to vote for your favorite restaurants and eateries in New Hampshire!

Just by voting you will be entered in a drawing for prizes ranging from meals at one of the state’s best restaurants to free tickets to the Best of NH Party!

The food portion of voting will be open from February 3 to March 24. The ballot for shops, services and people will open on March 3.

Each category is populated with restaurants that have received a significant amount of votes – including popular 2013 write-ins – during the last 12 years of Best of NH. Some are past winners, some are Editor’s Picks and some have never won before. Each category also has a write-in option if your choice is not listed.

This year’s ballot is only available electronically, and we ask that you please fill out a minimum of 10 categories for your ballot to count.

You do not need to fill out every category. If you don’t have a preference, you can just skip the question and leave it blank. There’s no need to write in “don’t know,” don’t care,” etc.

Only one ballot per person is allowed.

This year’s Best of NH winners will be revealed in the July issue, and a party to celebrate the winners will be held on Thursday, June 19, at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester.

Cross Country Skiing in Jackson

This past Sunday myself and Annie the hotel dog ventured out up onto the Windy Hill trail network up by Black Mountain for a bit of cross country skiing. It actually ended up to be an eight mile cross country ski and the best part, we had it all to ourselves.

With three inches of fresh powder everything was going our way and even I could not fall. I used “Mushers Wax” on Annie’s paws to prevent snow build up and it worked great. Usually she has to stop several times for me to remove the snow that can build up and become as hard as rocks in her paws making it very difficult for her to go far but this wax worked wonderful and as you can see from the photo she loved it. We followed the Bald Land trail for a couple of miles to a nice scenic vista and of course the best part was coming down. Next Sunday we plan to do the East Pasture Trail to the Woodland Trail, that will be a long way!

During the weekend we had some guests looking for an area to Snowshoe and we sent them up to the Tin Mountain Conservation Center here in Jackson which has a dedicated snow shoe trail network. It is interesting also to hike to one of the first tin mines discovered in America.

So, there is always something to do in Jackson and at The Wentworth – come and see us soon and enjoy our winter wonderland.

Please help find Abigail Hernandez

PLEASE HELP FIND ABIGAIL HERNANDEZ

ONLINE VIGIL FOR ABBY Nov 3rd at 6PM

Abigail Hernandez has been missing since Wednesday October 9, 2013 when she was last seen leaving Kennett High School in North Conway, NH at 2:30 PM. Abby is 5’4 and weighs 118 lbs She has long brown hair and brown eyes and was wearing black leggings, a grey and black striped sweater and brown boots when she was last seen.

Please call 1-800-CALL-FBI or the Conway PD at 603-356-5715 with any information to help find Abby and bring her home.

Spa Services at The Wentworth

The Wentworth is excited to offer our new in room spa service! From the comfort and privacy of your room enjoy deep-tissue massages, wraps, exfoliations and more. Our qualified massage therapists will ensure a relaxing and healing experience for you.

Choose from the following menu:

Essential Escape Massage

Our most popular massage designed and customized for each individual to promote relaxation, rejuvenation, reducing muscle tension and improving overall wellness.

60 minute ~ $90.00
90 minute ~ $120.00

River Stone Massage

This massage incorporates warm Basalt Stones by warming the muscles and melting away the tension.

60 minute ~ $100.00
90 minute ~ $130.00

Deep Tissue Massage

Designed for those who like deeper more specific bodywork on multiple target areas. * 90 minute session recommended.

60 minute ~ $100.00
90 minute ~ $130.00

The Wentworth Wrap

After a stimulating dry exfoliation a rich balm is applied to the skin that warms and melts for deep hydration. While wrapped in warm blankets experience an aromatherapy face and scalp massage.

50 minute ~ $85.00

Sea Salt Therapy

This full body exfoliation with armoatherapy sea salt scrub will smooth and detoxify the skin. Then the body will be hydrated leaving a silky smooth finish. This service can also be a beautiful addition to any massage treatment.

30 minute ~ 65.00

Couples Therapy ~ Enjoy any of our treatments along side your friend or loved one.

Call us today at 800-637-0013 to add any one of these services to your reservation.

 

A Quick Introduction…

It’s that lovely time in the White Mountains where all the snow has melted, hints of green are visible, flowers are budding, and at the Wentworth we are getting ready for a fun and busy summer. With the relative calm before the next few months I figured I would use this opportunity to introduce myself; My name is Josh Belanger and I am the Dining Room Manager here at the Wentworth. I am relatively new to the Inn, I came aboard in November and I am very happy to be working at such an esteemed location. I had the privilege of being born and raised in “the Valley” and it makes me proud to cater to people who travel from all over the world to see an area I refer to as home. I have been working in the food industry for over 13 years wearing many hats from bus boy, to chef, to bartender, and Maitre’D and I truly enjoy to share my love of food and drink with others. The bar is being renovated as we speak and with it a new cocktail program featuring fresh juices, house made syrups, and fine spirits crafted into seasonal libations. We have a new chef as well who can’t wait to show off his culinary prowess. With all this in mind the question is “Where are you?”  I can’t wait to have you all as my guests and look forward to new and familiar faces alike.

Best Regards,
Joshua D Belanger
Dining Room Manager

Winter Skiing at The Wentworth

The Wentworth as wel as all of the local ski areas and of course the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation are looking forward to the predictions of a great winter in New England. As they say, winter 2012-2013 will be “Snow” joke.
We hope so…..
This winter again we will be partnering with local ski areas Black Mountain, Wildcat Mountain, Attitash Mountain, Cranmore Mountain and Bretton Woods and of course for cross country skiing our very own Jackson Ski Touring Foundation to sell our guest the best value in ski tickets, with the convenience of in most cases live tickets that you can simply put on your ski jacket and off you go.
Follow that with an evening in our lounge enjoying apres ski with a delicious pot of Swiss Fondue, made from a family recipe in Fritz’s family. On Friday and Saturday evenings enjoy your evening in our lounge listening to Ronnie Chase who entertains in our piano bar.

Come visit us soon, Christmas, New Years Eve or during the winter and we will be sure to provide you with the best in accommodations, value, dining and skiing for your winter vacation. Call us today at 800-637-0013 e-mail us at reservations@thewentworth.com or visit our web site at thewentworth.com

There is always a reason to visit The Wentworth!

 

Jackson’s Pumpkin People

The Wentworth's entry for the pumpkin people

It is almost that time of year again when the pumpkin people of Jackson make their annual appearance. This will be the 25th year that Jackson Village has hosted this event. Starting in 1987 there were 17 entries and this year there will be 74 pumpkin displays. As you drive through the village with your self guided map pumpkin heads of many makes and models will pop up at local inns and businesses. We have seen Johnny Cash, John Lennon and Yoko, Doctor House, among many over the years.

Our entry this year is a trio of leprechauns all the way from Ireland with their pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Leprechauns spend all of their time busily making shoes and store alway all of their coins in a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If ever captured by a human the Leprechaun has the magical power to grant three wishes in exchange for their release. Another favorite pastime of these little guys is to play practical jokes on people.

Come and see us soon, Jackson at this time of year is such a beautiful time to visit. The colors are starting to change to brilliant red, yellow and orange and beautiful drives through our notches are one of the best ways to see the fall colors. Fryeburg fair is another popular way to spend a day in the White Mountains.

Whatever the reason, there is always a reason to visit us at The Wentworth and we look forward to seeing you soon.

A unique way to enjoy the Fall Foliage Colors

The Deal: Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel is extending summer pricing into the Fall 2012 Foliage Season! Guests of The Wentworth are now able to enjoy incredible views of the Presidential Mountain Range and experience a 7-15 mile dog sledding adventure (weather permitting) throughout the foliage season for the same pricing as the summer rolling dog sled experience. Guests enjoying this adventure will learn about the history and sport of dogsledding in NH. The Rolling Dogsled experience is designed to be hands on to the comfort level of the guests. Participants are given the opportunity to meet and greet the dogs, help harness and hitch the team and even help drive (at musher discretion for dog and guest safety of course)! During this experience guests will also enjoy a dogsled ride in our specially engineered rigs designed for comfort and safety – a musher will drive from the back just like in a traditional sled and guests will sit in the rolling dogsled.

Cost: $48 per adult participant and $39 for those ages 12 and under (this winter experience is valued at $265 per sled)

Restrictions: This offer/pricing is valid until November, 14th 2012

Please call us at 800-637-0013 to arrange this unique experience.

Whale Watching Package Update

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to spend a day experiencing the Whale Watching Package so I have first hand experience that I would like to share with you.
We started the day off early in Jackson with a quick breakfast then over Hurricane Mountain Road to Fryeburg airport. Our plane arrived promptly at nine and Jerry our pilot was the best. For anyone who has a fear of flying, don’t worry – this was like flying on a magic carpet. After a beautiful scenic flight we arrived in Bar Harbor to enjoy fresh Maine lobster for lunch at the Bar Harbor Inn and then an afternoon of whale watching. On the boat we were guided by a knowledgeable graduate of the College of the Atlantic who knew all about whales and we must have seen at least eight different hump back whales. 

The only thing I would recommend for this package is to bring some warm clothes for the boat ride.

Upon disembarking the boat after the trip Jerry our pilot was waiting for us, off to the airport and another beautiful flight back. We arrived back at The Wentworth around 8:00PM in time for dinner and I slept very well that night.
This is certainly a great experience and if anybody is interested in participating in the package and have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at 800-637-0013 or e-mail me directly at ellie@thewentworth.com and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.