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.
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.
In support of regional farmers, fisherman and food purveyors The Wentworth Dining Room is proud to present our Taste of Summer Festival. Our Chef creates nightly specials using the freshest ingredients he can find. Some of our most recent specials have been Veal from Northeast Family farms and here is an example of Chef Brian Gazda nightly specials:
Bone-in Veal Chop – this was served simply grilled with a salad made of fresh picked spinach, mint, feta and olives with a light lemon vinaigrette.
A popular appetizer has been Coast of Maine Calamari Salad served with a light frisee salad with a little kick added by chiles.
Chef Brian Gazda
Come and visit our AAA four diamond rated restaurant soon. we serve a Prex Fixe Menu for only $35.00 which offers a choice of any two courses plus dessert. Reservations can be made by calling us at 800-637-0013 or reserve on-line using open table.
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.
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.
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.
With all this unseasonably warm weather I can’t help but think of summer already! I know I’m getting a little ahead of myself, but it’s never too early to start planning. There are still plenty of dates still available.
This summer season, we would love to welcome all bus tours that will be up here in the area visiting, whether it is for a shopping expedition, site seeing, hiking, etc. What better why to unwind after a day of strenuous activity (yes shopping can definitely be strenuous) than on our comfortable deck sipping a nice summer cocktail, dining on an over-stuffed lobster roll all while enjoying the fresh air and beautiful views.
If you are planning a bus tour and would like more information, please contact Kathleen in the sales office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 800-637-0013. See you this summer!
Are you or someone you know recently engaged? Congratulations! The Wentworth Inn, in beautiful Jackson, NH is the perfect location for an elegant wedding and exceptional cuisine. We will be running a special for all our new brides and grooms for the weekend of Saturday, September 11, 2010. We are offering a “prime season” date for “low season” rates. Not only will we lower the guest room rates for your family and friends, but there will be NO tent rental fee and NO requirement for a welcome/rehearsal reception on Friday. September is a beautiful month in the valley, this is one special you don’t want to miss out on. Please call Kathleen inthe sales office for more information at 800-637-0013 or email her at email@example.com.
The Wentworth Inn is proud to report that this weekend hosts the White Mountain Art and Artisan Festival in Jackson Village. There will be more than 40 artists presenting sculpture, glass and wood arts, ceramics, fiber arts, fine arts and jewelry for sale at all price points. Live musical performances will be performed throughout the weekend, including a local favorite “Calico Slim”. Of course there will be plenty of food and refreshments available as well. For the children there will be T shirt designing, beading, temporary tatoos and sand sculpting, just to name a few.
In conjuction with the festival, hosted by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce, The Wentworth will be running a special for this weekend only. We will be honoring the event by offering a 10% discount on rooms for this Friday and Saturday (August 14th and 15th). Just mention that you saw this special on The Wentworth blog to receive the discount. If you make your reservation on-line through our web site, just note in the comments to request the discount.
We look forward to seeing you this weekend. For more information, please call The Wentworth at 800-637-0013.