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.
Starting last year we had our own competition for those on our e-mail guest list and facebook friends. By submitting a guess as to the date when the last ice sculpture would topple, those with the correct date were entered into a draw to win a two night stay in a deluxe suite. We received over 2,000 guesses and the lucky winner is actually using her certificate on a Sunday and Monday this coming February.
Again this year we are holding the same competition – the guesses this year are a little more conservative due to how warm this winter has been so far. We actually have had to only eliminate 20 guesses so far. Pictured above is this years winner Dennis Hickey of Ice Breakers a regular participant in our ice carving competition. Make sure that you join our mailing list and like us on Facebook for updates on future events and competitions.
With winter season under way and not too much snow on the ground, we just wanted to let you know of the many activities available to our guests. All of the downhill ski areas are 100% open and have been busy making snow over the past few weeks. For cross country we will have to wait until mother nature cooperates with us. In the meantime our ice skating rink is open, we do have a limited number of skates for rent here at the hotel but if you have your own, please feel free to bring them. Our outdoor firepit will be burning for you to warm your toes after skating or to toast your marshmellows.
Sleigh rides at Nestlenook Farm right in Jackson Village are always a popular option and have you ever thought about dog sledding? Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel located in Jefferson NH offer a variety of kennel tours. Visit their web site at www.dogslednh.com or e-mail them at email@example.com
There is always a reason and a season to visit us at The Wentworth so call us today at 800-637-0013, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.thewentworth.com
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.
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.
On Tuesday January 4th Pat, Ellie, Irina and Karen from The Wentworth Front Desk took advantage of a gracious offer from Thom at the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation and took a complimentary cross country ski lesson with equipment rental for the day. We arrived at 10:30AM and were promptly taken care of by Denise and before we knew it we were on the trails! Our teacher Barbara was excellent and showed us how to glide, stop, go uphill, slow down on a not so steep slope and slow down on a steep slope. Our one hour lesson turned into a two hour lesson and we laughed the entire time.
After the lesson Fritz showed up with a lunch and we all skied on the Ellis River Trail to the warming hut to enjoy a well deserved lunch. What we learned was that not only is cross country skiing fun, but it can be enjoyed by everyone, of any age and of any availability. We encourage all of our guests to take advantage of this winter wonderland right outside the door of The Wentworth No special equipment or clothing is needed – all the equipment you will need is available at the center and a warm hat, gloves and coat is all you need.
My only wish is that I had a picture of us to put on here but our one camera that we brought with us was out of battery.