On Friday, February 3rd, The Wentworth hosted its first ever Broom Ball game behind the hotel on our freshly groomed ice skating rink. This was brought on by a challenge from the Jackson Fire Department toward the Bartlett Fire Department. What is broomball you ask….
“In a game of broomball there are two teams, each consisting of six players: a goaltender and five others. The object of the game is to score more goals than your opponent. Goals are scored by hitting the ball into your opponent’s net using your broom. Tactics and plays are similar to those used in sports such as ice hockey.
Players hit a small ball around the ice with a stick called a “broom.” The broom may have a wooden or aluminum shaft and has a rubber-molded triangular head similar in shape to that of a regular broom. Players wear special rubber-soled shoes instead of skates, and the ice is prepared in such a way that it is smooth and dry to improve traction.”
It was a great night and alot of fun was had by all. We had our fire pit roaring to keep spectators warm and of course there were plenty of marshmallows available for roasting. The final friendly score was 3-1 with Jackson coming out victorious.
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.
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!!!!
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.