An Epic Journey Into The Sub-Arctic World of Mt. Washington

 

 

All aboard the Mt. Washington SnowCoach as we ascend the highest peak in the Northeastern United States

Last week two lucky ladies from our Front Desk had the experience of a life time while aboard the Mt. Washington SnowCoach.  Growing up in this area, Jamie and Meaghan are no stranger to Pinkham Notch, Mt. Washington, or its surrounding valleys. Yet, these two locals had an exceptional first-time adventure!

The Mt. Washington SnowCoach is a 9 passenger tour vehicle that was custom designed to climb up the Mt. Washington Auto Road in winter. Instead of four wheels, this vehicle is equipped with an aggressive track system that is perfect for traveling along the extreme terrain. Guests are transported up to over 4,000 feet above sea level, into a sub-arctic world above tree line. These fascinating vehicles were recently converted to propane, or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), which is a safe, clean-burning, and high energy alternative fuel. Want to learn more? Click here.

As you leave the base of Mt. Washington and begin the ascent your tour guide, who is also an experienced SnowCoach driver, begins to tell the history of the mountain. They are always full of fun facts, and they even stopped twice so that we could jump out to take photos! The weather on Mt. Washington changes in a minute… literally.

Check out the photos to see what I mean!

Jamie and Ron enjoy a blue bird sky and they can see for miles. On the other hand, Meaghan and Darwin enjoy a firsthand experience of Mt. Washington’s ever changing weather! While both couples embarked on the same journey, you can see how different each experience was.

When planning your next winter adventure, keep this unique adventure in mind! The Mt. Washington SnowCoach is located only 15 minutes north of Jackson Village, NH. Enjoy a day of shopping in the Tax Free Outlets at Settler’s Green Plaza, embark on a journey into the ever changing weather system of Mt. Washington, dine with us in our Certified Farm to Table restaurant, and finish your day soaking in our Signature Deluxe Suites, equipped with Private Outdoor Hot Tub.

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We look forward to welcoming you to The Wentworth!

20th Annual Ice Carving Competition held at The Wentworth

This past Monday January 5th, the whole of Mount Washington Valley surely felt the chill in the air. Mother Nature was gracing us with her presence of fresh snow and cold temperatures which aided to the snow-making at local New England ski areas. Here in the quaint village of Jackson we featured an annual tradition to help combat the cold.  

The 20th Annual Great Ice Carvers Invitational Ice Carving Competition began at 10:00 am on that sun filled Monday morning. Seven extremely talented gentleman, Dennis Hickey, Stephen Kesheb, Shawn Grenier, David Soho, Murray Long, John Shew, and Wayne Miller, were given a large block of ice and asked to create their masterpiece.

As passerby’s stopped to admire the men at work with their chainsaws, flat chisels, ice knifes and various bits and grinding tools, one could see that these blocks of ice were being transformed into beautiful works of art.

Once the judges met to tally the votes, a signature Wentworth Luncheon was offered and the competitors could finally sit back and enjoy the view. It was a spectacular day to be in Jackson Village, New Hampshire.

First Place: Shawn Grenier
Second Place: Murray Long
Third Place: John Shew

We hope to see you all next year at the 21st Annual Ice Carving Competition!

 **THINK SNOW**

Fritz Koeppel awards Shawn Grenier 1st Place Prize

 

Ice Carver Murray Long getting reading to torch his sculpture to give it a nice smooth shiny finish

Ice Carver Stephen Kesheb's ice castle - very detailed and beautiful

Tour the White Mountains on Snowmobile!

Jackson Library in Winter
Old man winter has graced the Mount Washington Valley with our first snow fall of nearly one foot! The Village of Jackson is covered in sparkling snowflakes, the area ski lifts are up and running and the cross country ski trails should receive the first grooming of the year any day. With November coming to a close, The Wentworth Inn is full swing into the Holiday Season with festive greenery hung and the crackle of wood burning in our signature lobby fireplace.

The Wentworth creates a warm and hospitable atmosphere for all who stay and play with us. With our array of accommodations we ensure a pleasant and entertaining stay for couples and families alike. Romance abounds as you relish in our newly constructed Thornycroft suites complete with modern amenities such as surround sound, heated bathroom floors, steam shower, plush King bed, gas burning fireplace and private outdoor hot tub. For those larger groups or families we offer two or three bedroom condominium rentals, all with 2.5 baths, full kitchen and dining area, and each decorated with its own unique charm.

Once here, the list of activities is something worth navigating and our knowledgeable front desk staff are always ready to help. With the Great North Woods just north of Jackson NH and the largest snowmobile trail system surrounding our beautiful town, view the scenic terrain in a new way this winter. Northeast Snowmobile Rentals have three convenient locations: Gorham NH, Fryeburg ME, and Bethel ME. Explore the great outdoors and begin your epic adventure with the helpful assistance of the Northeast Snowmobile Rentals crew, who will guide you through it all. They will even help you to plan out your self-guided tour from beginning to end! Single or Double person snowmobiles are available for rent, each equipped with GPS tracking. Decide you want to test out your skills on a snowmobile but left all your warm winter gear at home? No problem – they have that too!

So, pack the car, bring your adventurous side and head north to Jackson, New Hampshire. The Wentworth Inn has an elegant option just for you. Special Packages include Full Country Breakfast each morning and Farm to Restaurant four-course Dinner each evening.

Contact one of our friendly front desk agents for more information at 800-637-0013, or email us at reservations@thewentworth.com.

Snow Covered Mountains of New Hampshire

There is always a reason to stay at The Wentworth!

Stay and Play ~ 8th Annual Black Mountain Snow Dance

Black Mountain Ski Area Annual Snow DanceNow that the trees have shed their leaves and the color of autumn rests magically on the ground, the season of snow is surely upon us. Here in the quaint village of Jackson, we have exactly what the winter-loving soul craves. On Saturday November 22nd, nestled in the heart of Jackson, Black Mountain Ski Area will host their 8th Annual Snow Dance. Beginning at 4:30 pm join them for an evening of entertainment, snow dancing and après spirits in the pub! Oh yeah, and did we mention the huge bonfire? How could your weekend get any better?
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Spring Skiing in NH: Tuckerman’s Ravine

Spring skiing is the ideal way to get away from it all, and engage in a bit of rest and relaxation. A wild, and unspoiled, swath of mountainous territory, Tuckerman’s Ravine is the perfect combination of raw beauty, exhilarating views and pristine snow. Nestled on the shoulder of Mount Washington, this area is also home to our wonderful Inn.
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The Wentworth 18th Annual Ice Carving Competition

On Monday, January 9th we had nine carvers from around New England carve 300 lb blocks of ice into clowns, dragons, fish, a margarita bar, angels and even a road runner. Over the years we have seen these sculptures melt in as little as a few days or last until the middle of March.
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Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour

What could be more romantic than a horse drawn Austrian Sleigh Ride through the village of Jackson starting at Nestlenook Recreation Center greeted by Carolers and Santa – while warming yourself with a steaming hot chocolate. Then you will be whisked away through the village of Jackson stopping at inns, restaurants and country stores to receive a delicious chocolate treat at each location.

The only way to book this tour is to stay at one of the participating inns – The Wentworth being one of them. We have created a special package for you for the dates of November 26th and 27th, December 3rd and 4th and December 10th and 17th and includes your accommodations, a four course dinner by candle light in our elegant dining room. A full country breakfast the following morning starts your day to get you ready for your Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour. 
Rates start at just $218.00 for two guests including accommodations, a four course dinner for two, a full country breakfast for two and the Jingle Bell Chocolate tour or just $148.00 for two guests including breakfast only. Call us today at 800-637-0013 to reserve.

 

 

Apres Ski Swiss Fondue

fondue

What better way to warm up and relax after a long and tiresome day on the slopes or trails than in our cozy lounge or curled up in front of the fireplace with our traditional and delicious Swiss Fondue for two.  There is a custom that originated in Switzerland where if a lady loses her bread in the fondue she pays a kiss to the nearest man.  If a man loses his bread in the fondue, he buys the next round of drinks.  Of course it goes without say that it is not good form to make someone else lose his or her bread.

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