And so the story goes…..
“Play havoc with your fears, test them if you will? Travel into a town within the woods of the GHOULLOG. A once thriving town that now has been deserted, left to rot away, due to an unknown virus that seems to have infected everyone who lives or visits here! It may be an airborne virus, or perhaps it could be in the water? Nobody really knows. Many of the residents have left town before they have become sick. What’s left are the infected, maddened by the toxin. If you dare to confront your fears, and roll the dice with your life, then travel through this posioned area…just be careful not to be exposed, because there is no known cure!”
The Ghoullog at Cranmore Mountain is a must see. It will be running weekends only from October 1st through the 30th. Doors open at 6pm so you may enjoy the food court which serves favorites such as sausage, peppers and onion sandwiches, fried dough and popcorn, just to name a few. You may also enjoy the Beer Garden….need I say more…and other outdoor activities. The hauntings run from 7-10 and haunts last approximately one hour.
The Wentworth is offering a special package for our ghoullish guests. We currently have packages available for 1 or 2 night accommodations for 2 adults. This includes two tickets to The Ghoullog and a full country breakfast each morning for both adults. Available dates are October 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th and rates start at $140 per night for 2 adults. Contact the front desk at 800-637-0013 for more information.
Face your fears…..IF YOU DARE!!!!
You have got to see these menus!!! Talk about the “WOW” factor! Fritz and Ellie have certainly outdone themselves.
Just a few weeks ago we added a new addition to our dining room. It is called The Lighted Menu. At first glance it appears to be your average menu, although classy, elegant and sharp looking, but when you open it…WOW! So cool. The menu has a back LED light for easy reading. How many times have you gone to a restaurant when the lights are all dimmed low for the ambiance and you strain your eyes just to read what is a foot away from you? Not here at The Wentworth. Fritz loves to watch the reaction on people’s faces when they open them for the first time.
The menus are full size and illuminate the moment you open the cover. You can check the menu design on line, but to see the actual menu you have to visit The Wentworth Dining Room.
At the front of the dining room near the maitre d’ stand there is an area where you can recharge them at the end of the night so that the LED is bright and ready for the next use. They are eco friendly which means no battery waste in landfills. Instead, they are rechargeable and energy efficient and turn off automatically when the cover is closed to conserve the battery. The charge is held for at least 6 to 8 hours, although we’ve had one here for awhile and it is still lit bright. Currently we have this design not only for the dinner menu but also for dessert and the lounge….I wouldn’t be surprised if Fritz adds a few more designs to the family.
Everything about the dining room is new and improved including the local farm fresh menu options. If you’d like to make a dinner reservation, just call the front desk at 800-637-0013. Come check out what the buzz is all about!
They’re Baaack! Yet another reason to visit beautiful Jackson Village.
On October 1st the Jackson area will be filled with dozens of Pumpkin People (or Animals). Every year at this time local businesses, inns, restaurants, stores and private homes are adorned with these creative and entertaining displays. Guests…and Papparazzi….. flock to the village specifically to catch a glimpse of these creations every year. It’s always amazing to see what people come up with for ideas. One of my favorites was a display of The Beatles walking down Abbey Road. So what is The Wentworth doing this year? I can’t tell you that one, you’ll have to come by and take a look. Super secret oath has been taken by all employees! I can tell you that in the past we have done displays such as Star Wars (wicked cool) and a Vampire Bride and Groom. We can’t forget the one of Fritz and his little buddy Winston playing golf.
The judging will take place the week prior to Columbus Day Weekend. Winners will be announced in time for all our visiting humans for the Columbus Day Weekend. People’s Choice voting will continue through October 20th. Maps and ballots can be found at The Wentworth and most participating properties and also at the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Office.
Come on down to take a look and of course we’d love a vote for People’s Choice! See you soon.
I know you may say it’s too early to start thinking about winter and Christmas, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour.
This is an event that happens every year in Jackson just after Thanksgiving and into the beginning of December. The only way to reserve Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour tickets for the general public is by staying at a Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce member lodging property….like The Wentworth.
Riders will check in at Nestlenook Recereation Center where they will be greeted by Carolers and have an opportunity to visit Santa. Prior to boarding they will receive their special Jingle Bell, their first Chocolate Treasure, hot chocolate and a festive bag to hold any uneated Chocolate Treasures. Then they will board their Austrian Drawn Sleigh and be whisked away to at least 6 other participating properties…including The Wentworth! At each property sleighs will be met by the Innkeeper, owner or representative, give an overview of that particular property and they will receive another decadent Chocolate Treasure. Sleighs run from 11am to 4pm and each ride is approximately one hour long.
The Wentworth has put together a great package for this special adventure on the folowing dates: November 27th and 28th and December 4th, 5th, 11th, and 18th. Our Bed and Breakfast rate for 2 adults is $138 which includes your room, a full American breakfast the next morning and two tickets to the Jingle Bell Tour. Our dinner package is $208 to include all that was just mentioned in addition to a four course meal for 2 adults. Amazing rates for a magical event!
For more information please call The Wentworth front desk at 800-637-0013 and ask about availabilty for the Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour.
One of The Wentworth’s long time servers, Laurie Pettengill, is running for NH State Representative. Laurie is running in the towns of Bartlett, Chatham, Conway, Jackson, Harts and Hales Location. It is her hope to bring the great state of New Hampshire “back to economic stability and security”. Please help Laurie toward her goal by voting on November 2nd. Please visit Laurie’s website for more information.
Good luck Laurie….we’re pulling for you!!
The Wentworth’s newest dining concept focuses solely on locally grown produce, fruits and vegetables from New Hampshire (many grown in our own Wentworth garden due to the hard work and dedication of Irina), the freshest fish from the coast of Maine, meat and poultry from local farms in the New England area and New England cheeses. This practice guarantees the freshest meats, vegetables and seafood for our guests. Brian Gazda and his team have been working on this menu for some time, visiting local farms and setting up deliveries.
Finally!! After all the preparation and anticipation, wedding season is finally underway and in full force. No signs of slowing down….just how we like it!
Last weekend we had a beautiful wedding with an even more beautiful bride. After enjoying a delicious dinner for their rehearsal on Friday night here in the hotel, Valerie and Evan amazed their guests on Saturday with an elegant cocktail reception, exquisite dinner and a fun filled evening of entertainment and dancing in our lobby. So much fun was had by all.
I want to tell you all about our upcoming weekend rates. There is still plenty of time to call in and reserve your rooms.
This weekend (April 30th and May 1st) we are selling our rooms in the main inn with no minimum night stay requirement. The Wentworth has standard rooms available for $168 a night which would include your room, a four course dinner that evening for 2 adults and a full American breakfast the next morning for both of you. We are also offering a Bed & Breakfast rate of $98 for just your room and breakfast for the two of you. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again. The ducks are all getting ready to take their much anticipated journey down the Wildcat River.
The Wildquack River Festival is a Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce event that will be taking place on Sunday, May 30th, 2010 right outside The Wentworth Hotel. There will be plenty to do during the day like crafts for kids, a dunk tank, kids games, not to mention the delicious food tents, silent auctions (with over 30 different gifts to bid on) and also we can’t forget the parade that starts at the Jackson Covered Bridge. It will be a great day and much fun had by all.
According to www.holidays.net, the history of the Easter Bunny was probably associated with the Pagan equinox, where the Saxons celebrated the goddess of Spring and fertility named Eastre. Eastre’s sacred animal just happened to be a hare. Around 1,500 years later, children in Germany would be very excited to wait for Oschter Haws, a rabbit who would lay colored eggs in nests. The tradition of Oschter Haws came to America in the 1800s. Over the past 200 years, Oschter Haws, also know as the Easter Bunny, has become the most recognized symbol of Easter.