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“Moonlight Sleigh Ride” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nestlenook Estate & Resort Sleigh Rides

Nestlenook Estate & Resort Sleigh Rides
Ranked #4 of 16 things to do in Jackson
Type: Other
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 reviews
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“Moonlight Sleigh Ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Our innkeepers at The Lodge at Jackson Village, Dana and Cathi Belcher, arranged for our family to take a moonlight sleigh ride at the Estate and it was wonderful! The gardens full of Victorian gazebos and statuary were all decked out in literally thousands of white lights that made the winding garden paths glow. Roaring bonfires with cozy benches provided a place to warm up, toast marshmallows and sip hot cocoa. We snuggled under firry blankets in a gorgeous Austrian sleigh pulled by two beautiful horses festooned with tinkling sleigh bells as the friendly driver took us along a long route around the gardens, through the wooded areas lit by kerosene lanterns and over the bridge spanning their famous ice skating lake. It was like something out of a Currier and Ives picture post card! The scuttlebutt was that the last ride of the night was reserved for someone who intended to propose to his love there in the romantic gardens - we were all rooting for him! We had a wonderful time and highly recommend this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Visited December 2012
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Massachusetts
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2 reviews
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

the ice skating was so fun, we went back 2 days!! Well worth the cost and staff was awesome. Loved everything! Hot cocoa by a warm fire and amazing sleigh ride. don't miss it all lit up at night!

Visited December 2012
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“Lots of fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I came here for a sleigh ride and ice skating a couple of days after Christmas. We had fun taking in the beautiful nighttime scenery as we traveled the 65 acres on a horse drawn sleigh. Ice skating on a frozen pond was also great fun. Fire pits and free hot chocolate were scattered throughout the estate to keep you warm. Maybe a little pricey, but worth it for the beauty and fun.

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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50 reviews
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“Awesome time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Went for a sleigh ride New Years eve with another couple. I would highly recommend a night ride as the entire location is lit up and there are camp fires to warm up by.

Visited January 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Great afternoon of ice skating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

Took the kids skating at Nestlenook over February vacation. The place was crowded but the skating pond is so large it is not an issue, Nestlenook provides a quintessential winter experience. If you are looking for a fun activity for the whole family spend the day skating at Nestlenook in Jackson.

Visited February 2012
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