Stay and Play ~ 8th Annual Black Mountain Snow Dance

Black Mountain Ski Area Annual Snow DanceNow that the trees have shed their leaves and the color of autumn rests magically on the ground, the season of snow is surely upon us. Here in the quaint village of Jackson, we have exactly what the winter-loving soul craves. On Saturday November 22nd, nestled in the heart of Jackson, Black Mountain Ski Area will host their 8th Annual Snow Dance. Beginning at 4:30 pm join them for an evening of entertainment, snow dancing and après spirits in the pub! Oh yeah, and did we mention the huge bonfire? How could your weekend get any better?
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Historic Wedding Proposal

In 1869, Joshua Trickey built The Wentworth as a wedding gift to his daughter Georgia Trickey and her husband-to-be, General Marshall Wentworth.  Before they were to be married, General Wentworth respectfully asked Mr. Trickey for his daughters hand in marriage.  We are lucky enough to have this very personal and intimate hand written letter at our historic hotel to this day.  It reads:
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The Wentworth Taste of Summer Festival

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.

 

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.

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

The Ghoullog at Cranmore Mountain

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!!!!

Join The Wentworth For The Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour

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.

Wentworth’s Own Running for NH State Rep

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!!

Introducing Our New Dinner Concept at The Wentworth

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.

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