Summer Fun Packages

There is so much to do in Jackson Village and at The Wentworth for the summer. Relax by our outdoor heated pool or play tennis on our clay court and of course there is always golf at The Wentworth Golf Course right next door.

For summer adventure we have partnered with Black Mountain Stables to offer you horseback riding right here in Jackson Village. Feeling adventurous – we offer Zip Line and Gondola rides at Wildcat Mountain or how about a canoe or kayak trip down the Saco River – Saco Bound will take care of all of your river needs. Storyland is another family favorite and our lodging packages with Storyland offer you pre purchased tickets so you can breeze through the ticket line. Our two and three bedroom condominiums make the ideal family lodging.  Moose Tours – another fun adventure and the company we recommend has a 96% – 98% success rate at seeing a Moose. Call us today at 800-637-0013 or make your reservations on our web site www.thewentworth.com and we will help you plan your summer vacation.

Golf Packages are here!

With spring comes many good things. Flowers, sunny days, April vacation, and stay and golf packages at The Wentworth! We offer seven different courses for you to choose from . Some of the courses we offer include The Wentworth Golf Course, The North Conway Country Club, and The Mt. Washington Resort Golf Club.

Midweek rates start at $148 for two adults, including your accommodation,  a full country breakfast, and 18 holes of golf. Weekend rates start at $168 for two adults, including your accommodation,  a four course dinner, a full country breakfast, and 18 holes of golf at The Wentworth Golf Course. For more information on pricing and availability either visit our website, give us a call at 1-800-637-0013, or email any questions to reservations@TheWentworth.com. Happy Golfing!

The History of Valentine’s Day and St. Valentine.

   

    Valentine’s Day began as an ancient Roman celebration to honor St. Valentine. There are many legends about St. Valentine and why he has had this day of remembrance and celebration named after him. One legend claims that St. Valentine was a priest during third century Rome. During the time that Valentine was a priest, Emperor Claudius decided he would outlaw marriage for young men. He thought that unmarried men made better soldiers because they had nothing to loose, and he felt that outlawing marriage would leave him with many more young men, wifeless and childless, to serve in his army. Valentine had defied Claudius and continued to preform marriages, saying that it was God’s will to have young ones fall in love and commit to each other with the holy vows of marriage. When Claudius discovered what Valentine had been doing, he ordered to have Valentine put to death. The day he was executed, February 14th, became Valentine’s Day.

     This day would be a day to apprieciate what St. Valentine had risked in allowing marriages and encouraging the bonds of love. People would pray to the St. to find love, or to keep there love going strong. People would also send letters to their loved ones. This tradition reflects how St. Valentine sent romantic letters to his love while he was in jail awaiting execution.

    Over the many, many years people have recognized Valentine’s Day, the traditions have changed. In the Roman ages the day was used to celebrate St. Valentine. As the tradition of Valentine’s Day went on, the traditions of the special day changed. In Victorian England, Valentine’s Day took on the new tradition of gift giving. They kept the importance of celebrating marriage and being faithful to your partner, as God had selected this love for you and you should be thankful to him. Some gift traditions that were acquired during that time period were chocolates, a delicacy, and flowers, the ”poor-man’s gift” becuase they could be gathered from fields, free of charge.  The letter writing tradition carried on also. They did however, find it less important to honor the St. himself. Today, in the modern world, Valentine’s Day is bigger than ever. Most people celebrate the day by being with their loved ones. Today, husbands and wives are not the only people who celebrate their love on this day, the religious affiliation with the day has lessened, and many more countries have picked up on the tradition, making Valentine’s Day a world-wide celebration of love!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

16th Annual Ice Carving Contest!

Monday, January 10th, The Wentworth Inn hosted the 16th Annual Ice Carving contest in Jackson, NH. Many talented ice carvers from around New England, joined us to compete and see who would win the honor of first place for their beautiful ice creation.  As the day went on, we watched as the plain heavy ice blocks transformed into beautiful ice masterpieces. The artist crated everything from Sea Turtles to Wall-E. We are proudly displaying these carvings at the front of our inn. Stop by The Wentworth Inn  to see these wonderful ice carvings, and maybe warm up with some homemade fondue and a cocktail in our lounge.

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Holidays at The Wentworth

The Wentworth, in Jackson Village NH will be serving a traditional Christmas Dinner from 3:00PM until 9:00PM. The inn will be decorated in it’s Christmas finery and we will have Christmas Carolers strolling through the dining room singing your favorite Christmas Carols while you dine. We would love for you to join us.x-mas

Thanksgiving Dinner

The Wentworth, in Jackson Village of the White Mountains of New Hampshire will be serving our traditional Thanksgiving dinner from 2:00PM – 8:00PM. Our turkeys were organically raised here in Jackson at the Davis Farm and we will also be serving tenderloin of Beef, Pork and North Atlantic Salmon. Of course do not forget our delicious choices for appetizers, soup, salad and dessert. We hope you will join us!

The Wentworth Fresh Pork Fest

In support of our local farmers, The Wentworth Dining Room is proud to announce our new local/regional dining concept.  We have acquired half of a fresh USDA approved 260 pound pasture raised (for the last nine months) pig at Windy Hill Farm right here in Jackson, NH.  Our pig has been farm fed supplemented with only the best organic yogurt from New Hampshire’s Stonyfield Farm.  Our chef, Brian Gazda, will be creating delicious specials this weekend with this local pig such as braised pork belly and homemade rosemary scented pork sausage.  Another local grower incorporated in these creative entrees will be Colebrook’s New Earth Organic Farm who is supplying fresh vegetables such as organically grown parsnips.

Please come by the hotel this weekend to enjoy one of Brian’s amazingly creative pork dishes from the freshes pork you can get.  You may also call the front desk for reservations at 603-383-9700.  Or, for you “touch” phone  lovers, we are now on the Open Tables application where you can simply click to create your own dinner reservations.

Amazing Photo by Philbrick Photography

The Wentworth has had the opportunity to work with one of the most amazing and creative photographers.  Jay Philbrick and his wife Vicki team up to produce such gorgeous wedding photos.  Our brides just love him.  He has this way of capturing the moment and telling a story through his photos.

We had a wedding here at The Wentworth in August with Christie and Kevin.  They were so much fun to work with and just genuinely wonderful people.  Their wedding was jam packed with only the best of everything.  Jay Philbrick was their photographer.  He captured photos from the Welcome Reception the night before, the day of the wedding and also a follow up session.  This was no ordinary session though.  With the braveness of Christie and Kevin, Jay was able to capture the most amazing photo ever…..hanging over a cliff on Cathedral Ledge.

Jay’s work has won him a number of awards one of which was first place in an International Wedding Photo competition.  One of Jay’s many gorgeous photos is also currently on the Fall/Winter cover of New Hampshire’s Magazine BRIDE.  Please check out more photos from this photos shoot at Philbrickphoto.com/RecentEvents.htm under Cliffhanger Day-After Session.

Editor’s Pick for New Hampshire’s Magazine Best of Bride 2010

The Wentworth has been honored to be chosed as an Editor’s Pick for the New Hampshire’s Magazine Best of Bride 2010 for our use of Local Foods.

“If you order a green salad at The Wentworth, www.thewentworth.com in Jackson Village, chances are the ingredients were grown right in the inn’s garden. And that is not all – the Chefs but their produce, meat, fish and cheese from local and regional vendors when possible.

This is indeed a great honor and we are very proud of our achievement.

Greetings from the Lounge Corner

Greetings to new and old friends of The Wentworth, from your Ancient Steward of the Bar! Its Fall in the mountains, the colors are beautiful, the days sunny, and nights crisp. The season of fresh mint (from my garden) Mohitos is past, and its time to consider  Autumn refreshment.  How about a mug of Wentworth Cider? First press organic apple cider from Windy Hill Farm apples, fortified with Tuaca, topped with homemade whipped cream, and finished with fresh grated nutmeg I brought back from Grenada.  Excellent hot or cold.       Or you might like to relax in front of our  fireplace and enjoy Teddy Roosevelt’s favorite beverage, the Old Fashioned.  He was a whisky man, but I prefer Makers Mark bourbon myself. Either way, a great Fall drink.

From the zugermeister at the Shipyard Brewery we have seasonal Pumpkinhead Ale—perfect compliment to our Artisan cheese plate, one of our homemade soups, and a basket of hearty fresh bread from the Seavy Street Bakery.  Look for new appetizers and selections on our Lounge Menu soon. Fondue season begins with the first snowfall.

Ellie and Virginia have just finished the Fall decorations, your table by the window is waiting, and I look forward to seeing you in The Lounge!

With best regards, Tony Betz