The Inn at Thorn Hill
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The Inn at Thorn Hill is the perfect Jackson, NH lodging choice for that long-deserved vacation, romantic getaway, honeymoon or intimate wedding. Romantic escapes and relaxing retreats are our specialty in the beautiful setting of the village of Jackson, just over the covered bridge. Come recline on our wraparound porch, feel the sweet, clean breezes of the mountain air, watch a northern sunset and let our staff pamper and relax you.
As a guest of the Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa, you'll enjoy our uniquely decorated rooms in the Main Inn and Carriage House, or perhaps, our exquisite Private Cottages. Each stay at the Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa includes a full breakfast daily, afternoon tea and cookies and dinner from our exquisite menu in our dining room each night. In addition, we also offer full concierge service from our guest services agents, outdoor year-round hot tub, and outdoor pool in summer. Nightly turn-down service, full lounge with separate menu, on-site day spa and seasonal activities year round make any stay with us memorable and relaxing.
Awards and Accolades
"Best Hotels in North America" 2002 Annual Readers' Choice Awards of Conde Nast Traveler
"#1 in the United States for Food" 2003 Annual Readers' Choice Poll of Conde Nast Traveler
Washington Post "One of the 10 Most Romantic Inns in North America"
Wine Spectator "Best Award of Excellence"
AAA Four-Diamond rating
The charming village of Jackson and the White Mountains offer many diversions throughout the year including swimming, golf, hiking and quality attractions in spring, summer and fall. In winter; tobogganing, outdoor hot tub and cross-country skiing are at our door. Downhill skiing, sleigh rides and ice skating are nearby.
Relax in the wicker furniture on the spacious porch, or in the fireplaced common rooms. The pub is intimate and the dining elegant with expertly prepared food and attentive service. On a regular basis, the inn hosts our well-known Wine Dinners - multi-course gourmet meals complemented by carefully selected wines or beers. Accommodations include 25 uniquely decorated bedchambers: the Main Inn, Carriage House and Cottages (each with their own fireplace and Jacuzzi) where guests rest comfortably in the mountain quiet.
Services & Facilities:
- Full breakfast daily
- Afternoon tea and refreshments
- Turndown service nightly
- Full concierge service
- Exercise room, Massage room, Sauna, and Steam room
- Outdoor hot tub and swimming pool
- Fine dining ala carte menu serving New American cuisine
- Full service English pub with extensive wine list and single malt scotches, local micro-brews, and a new ala carte menu
- Room service available during breakfast and dinner hours.
Rates range from $169 to $440 per night and include a full breakfast, afternoon
tea and refreshments, and all gratuities and are based on 2-person occupancy.
We pride ourselves on exceptional dining and service, from the homemade breads and pastries, the three course meals in the dining room and the sumptuous country breakfast you will feast on each morning.
Mornings at the Inn are a beautiful way to start the day, as our chef has thoughtfully prepared a rotating menu of choices, different for each day within a seven day cycle.
Start your morning meal with a choice of the daily breads or muffins, along with chef’s amuse, which is something small and tasty from the morning kitchen, followed by three choices of breakfast entrées, ranging from selections like the ones in our breakfast menu. Enjoy your morning meal the way it should be, with mountain views from our dining room, home-made breads, granola, pastries and a range of choices that should please any palate.
The Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa is rated one of the top ten country inns in America, and one of only five dining rooms in the state of New Hampshire to receive the four-diamond award from AAA since 1997.
In January 2003, Condé Nast Gold list selected the Inn at Thorn Hill ‘#1 in the world for food in the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice poll.
The main dining room with mountain views accommodates up to 75 people, with an adjacent semi-private dining room which seats up to 16 comfortably. Downstairs, we have the Cooperage, which is a private, stone walled dining and tasting room that seats up to 20 off the wine cellar for private dining and special events, or just a relaxing, intimate and uninterrupted dinner for two.
Menus change every evening at the Inn, so there is always a reason to come back and visit us again.
In addition to the more formal dining, our denim-friendly lounge seats up to fifty, in leather couches and club chairs, with nine seats at our fully-stocked bar for a great evening of libations and dining. Nosh on lighter fare from the lounge menu, or have a full dinner from the dining room menu while listening to entertainment Monday and Saturday evenings on our grand piano. We enjoy having local talent play in our lounge whenever we can, Saturday is Michael Jewell’s showcase of piano and dinner music.
We enjoy accommodating our dinner guests dietary needs or restrictions, so do let us know when booking your reservation the specifics of the requirements so we can ensure you have a superb meal.The inn at Thorn Hill has a full bar in our Lounge that services both the dining are and more casual pub. Choice seasonal beers with local brews on tap, an ever-changing cocktail list season by season, and a vast inventory of spirits, our bar is the place to come and have that cocktail you can't get anywhere else. Unwind on the couch, or sip by one of our two fireplaces, listening to a live pianist Saturday nights and you'll want to linger.
Full liquor service, a full scotch list, Champagnes by the glass, cognacs, cordials & other adult libations are kept behind the bar, so stop in and sit, take a look at everything we have stocked, and enjoy a choice of beverages to suit your mood.
Plan Your Stay
The Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa is located at the foot of the White Mountain National Forest, with access to over 500 miles of hiking, biking, skiing and multi-use trails. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, or just someone who enjoys a stroll by the river, Jackson and the surrounding areas should prove worthy tromping grounds for any level of adventure.
Red Jersey Cyclery
Rentals and advice at the only bike shop in town.
Headquarters of the Appalachian Mountain Club
The northeast’s premier hiking, information and educational center is located 10 miles north of the inn in Pinkham Notch.
Canoe and Kayak
Saco Bound Canoe and Kayak Rentals
We work closely with Saco Bound Canoe and Kayak Rentals to take you down the Saco River, right through the heart of the Mount Washington Valley. Arrange a picnic lunch to take with you through us, or the J-town deli, located right here in Jackson.
North Country Angler
Get your license and your gear, and a lesson at North Country Angler, down the road a piece in North Conway, for your White Mountain fly fishing adventure. An outfitter with class, style and a care for the environment, don’t go out without talking to these guys.
Several golf courses are in the area, and we do package rooms with golf for some of our more local courses, call to inquire about these rates.
Courses we recommend:
- Wentworth Golf Course, Jackson, NH
- North Conway Country Club, North Conway, NH
Mount Washington Resort Golf Courses
They have two courses on site, up in the heart of Crawford Notch
- Hales Location
- Eagle Mountain
Several ski areas are located within five to 20 miles of the front door.
For alpine enthusiasts closes to furthest from the door:
- Black Mountain
- Wildcat Mountain
- Attitash Ski Area
- Cranmore Ski Area
Sunday River Ski Area
For the six mountain experience , is only an easy 45 minute drive from us.
- Bretton Woods
Nordic Centers, for those who want to really work the cardio:
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation Trails
These trails run right past our front door, and they are excellent, world-class Nordic trails waiting for your adventure.
Mount Washington Valley Ski Touring
For a smaller touring center, is also excellent for beginner Touraine that has lots of good flats.
Bear Notch Ski Touring
A family-run Nordic center of distinction, they have great trails by the river, a family oriented environment, and you can bring the dog!
- Great Glen Trails
Sleigh Rides and Ice Skating
There’s only one, for the Victorian, Currier and Ives setting, it’s Nestlenook Farms, located down the road from us a few minutes. We can book your private sleigh ride right along with your room package, just follow the link, or call us to add it to your existing reservation.
In season only, Christmas reservations fill in advance, please plan accordingly!
Museums and Arts
We have plenty of great inside things to do in any season, and even when the weather gets bad.
Remick Country Doctors Museum and Working Farm
Great for insight toward early days in New Hampshire farming styles and techniques.
Stone Mountain Arts Center
Our newest concert venue, getting acts like Bela Fleck, Dar Williams and Peter Mulvey to name a few. Located in Brownfield, ME, about a 20 minute ride from us.
Mount Washington Valley Theater Company
Drama and musicals are offered seasonally, with a summer line up of classic shows that anyone would enjoy.
Mount Washington Observatory Museum
Right in downtown North Conway, for the scientist in you, this museum can teach you anything you need or want to know about the weather.
The Inn at Thorn Hill is an extraordinary place to celebrate, and we enjoy catering weddings and functions for couples and groups who desire a personal, unique and signature event that stands above the ‘cookie-cutter’ functions thrown at larger properties.
We pride ourselves in being the only four-diamond inn and restaurant in the Mt. Washington area, owed largely to our unsurpassed quality, elegance, cuisine, room amenities and service, and we carry this very important and very high level of commitment to excellence and service into all weddings and functions we have at the Inn at Thorn Hill. We will work very closely with you and your group to plan the function you envision, ensuring a personal experience for you and your guests that will be remembered for anniversaries to come.
Meal and Catering OptionsCouples and groups planning events and weddings with us will work closely with our Innkeeper and chef to design menus for either traditional, plated dinner style function, or cocktail reception in what we call ‘station’ style, where the chef and kitchen staff are cooking food from the menu you choose, live in front of your guests. We coordinate all assemblage and set up for these events, and as a result, we expect to be in very close contact with our wedding couple or group planner throughout the planning process.
Event Locations on the Property
On property we have our intimate dining room which seats up to 75 people, and additional seating on our deck, in season. Our private dining room off our wine cellar seats up to 25 people comfortably, and we also have a small dining room off the main room which can seat up to 16 for a small dinner or event. In the appropriate months we can host events under a tent on our beautiful back lawn, usually accommodating up to 120 guests for a station event, making for a beautiful New England style outdoor party. Our outside functions have been some of the most enjoyable experiences for many of our guests, as the tent and grounds provide a unique way for the hosts to put their special signature on their party by having many specific setup choices like lighting, flowers, music and floor plan layout to ensure their visions are met and actualized.
Weddings can be held with us anytime, except for foliage season.
As we are a smaller, elegant inn, we do require that couples choose us as their ‘destination event’ for their wedding. This does mean that as the host, must ensure the rental of the entire inn for weddings and events over 20 people, unless previously discussed with the Innkeeper.
Deposits are taken for all large events, and all information and pertinent billing situations are set forth in the final contract, drafted after the menu and assemblage have been agreed upon by the couple, Innkeeper and Chef.
As all weddings at The Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa are personalized events, we do not have a set quotation of prices, although we do have examples of events, menus and assemblage that have been popular with past guests, and we are happy to forward them onto couples and groups looking to plan an event with us. Contact person for all events and group bookings would be the Innkeeper, and you can email directly queries to firstname.lastname@example.org: events/weddings for more information and to request a wedding brochure sent out to you.
Wine at Thorn Hill
Our menu offerings in our dining room are thoughtfully paired with our wines by the glass and our flights of wine. Our flights enable guests to sample a trio of wines, each glass containing a two ounce pour. We offer a range of wines both traditional and new world, while maintaining a selection of 25 to 30 choices by the glass, as well as a rotating top fifty list of staff selections, favorites and reasonably priced bottles. We enjoy updating both lists seasonally, to accompany our chef's menu selections.
The inn continues to host wine dinners throughout the year. We're quickly approaching our 8th Wine Dinner being held May 4-6th 2012. These events were so well received that we now hold two wine weekends each year, in late fall and early spring. Our wine club is also enjoying tremendous growth and popularity, with over 200 members who have joined. These members dine with us often, and enjoy benefits including quarterly wine tastings and hors d’oeuvres in the Cooperage, a private tasting room attached to our wine cellar, as well as restaurant and bottle discounts in our dining room and lounge.
At the inn, we truly enjoy hosting these wine events as much as we enjoy bringing great things in bottles to our guests whenever we can. We sincerely hope to see you enjoying yourself and some of the great wines that we have been able to bring into the state and the Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa.
Stay tuned for our next Wine Weekend in December 2012!
For reservation and further information please contact us!
Call (603) 383-4242 or (800) 289-8990 or email at email@example.com.