My husband and I stayed here for one night recently during a stop over on our way home from Maine. Overall, this is a very nice and quaint country hotel, with friendly people and service.
LOCATION: Located within the very small town of Jackson, where once you cross over the red covered bridge you feel like you are transported to yesteryear, the hotel is an elegant old country inn. It's a good location for exploring the surrounding area, but there isn't much within Jackson per se, except the beautiful, cascading waterfalls, which are probably about 1 mile from the hotel. You can probably walk if you are willing to walk uphill.
ROOM: The room itself was clean and comfortable, albeit basic. We stayed on the second floor of the original inn building, and our bathroom (which must have been an addition to the original structure at some point) was clearly slanted and leaning, as old buildings tend to do. I guess that adds to the "charm" for some, but, for me, it's not my cup of tea. An interesting feature was the 3 or 4 deadbolts on our room door; although we didn't feel unsafe at all, all the locks left us wondering if we were in Vermont or Detroit - why the need for all the locks, one wonders?
SERVICE & AMENITIES: The main, public spaces of the hotel (lobby, dining room, etc.) are clearly more beautiful than the basic room that we got, so it may be beneficial to spend more time relaxing there rather than in your room. We didn't stay long enough to really experience the amenities, but the front desk staff was friendly and pleasant enough during our stay, and check-in and out were a breeze. The main corridors leading to the rooms were pretty nondescript and could use some attention.
BREAKFAST: Breakfast was included in our room rate, which was a nice feature. Breakfast is served in the downstairs dining room, and you have the option of the ample buffet spread or ordering something from the menu, or both. It's your standard fare -- eggs, pancakes, french toast and the like - but was a much appreciated start to the day. Also, once we informed our waitress that we needed to get going to make a reservation that we had at nearby Washington Cog Railway, she sped up the process and got us out of there in great time. The breakfast is a $12/per person value. Also, see my separate review for The Wentworth restaurant, where we ate dinner.
VALUE: We booked a special through Sniqueaway (now Jetsetter.com), for a total of $105 per night, which we thought was a great value. Look for specials to get a great deal at this hotel.
Overall, we would stay here again if in the area, especially for the price and the included breakfast. I'd like to see the rooms and public corridors upgraded a bit and given some character reminiscent of the time of the building. Of course, this could have simply been our choice of room level, or the particular room we were given.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the majestic White Mountains of Jackson, New Hampshire, The Wentworth is a charming, 50-room inn within close proximity to cross country skiing, a stunning golf course and an abundance of year-round, outdoor activities. Surrounded by the beauty of nature, this picturesque inn in Jackson, NH, enjoys a unique position among New Hampshire hotels. Our idyllic setting provides a temporary escape from life’s everyday stresses and allows guests the freedom to reconnect, rediscover, and recharge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Wentworth Hotel Jackson