Jackson, New Hampshire Pictorial
Bob Jensen at Trinity University
This week I note that an inn in Jackson,
New Hampshire was selected by Business Insider as the best hotel in New
Best hotels in every USA state?
I don't really know if this is the "best"
hotel in New Hampshire
But Business Insider rated it as the best hotel in this state
Inn at Thorn Hill in Jackson, New Hampshire
This inspired me to feature this and other surrounding hotels and ski resorts in historic Jackson, New Hampshire
Jackson New Hampshire --- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson,_New_Hampshire
Jackson is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 816 at the 2010 census. Jackson is an elegant resort area in the White Mountains. Parts of the White Mountain National Forest are in the west, north and east. Jackson has many beautiful hotels and B&B's including the Carter Notch Inn, The Inn at Jackson, the Eagle Mountain Hotel and the Wildcat Tavern.
Once consisting of several large land grants by Colonial Governor John Wentworth, the town was first named New Madbury, after the seacoast town of Madbury. In 1772, a road was built through Pinkham Notch, and the area was first settled in 1778 by Benjamin Copp and his family. In 1800, the community was renamed in honor of President John Adams, who was then in office. The name Adams stuck until the town was incorporated in 1829, when Andrew Jackson, the hero of the Battle of New Orleans, was inaugurated president. Governor Benjamin Pierce, a staunch backer of President Jackson, was influential in changing the name to Jackson. Only one vote was cast against the switch.
In 1847, artists of the White Mountain School began arriving in Jackson to paint the scenic beauty of the White Mountains. Others would follow, and in 1858, Joshua B. Trickey opened the Jackson Falls House. The Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad began service to Glen station at nearby Bartlett in the early 1870s, and several hotels were built to accommodate a growing infusion of tourists. Thorn Mountain House, built by Trickey in 1869, would evolve during the 1880s into Wentworth Hall, still in business today. Designed as a grouping of cottages around a main service building, the hotel included such amenities as a casino, built in 1886, and a hydroelectric plant, built in the 1890s. By the 1920s, 40 trains a day delivered passengers to Jackson.
The increasing use of automobiles, however, reduced travel by train, as vacationers could venture beyond the limits of rail service. Consequently, some grand 19th century hotels lost patrons and closed, although the town itself would never lose popularity. Jackson is one of the region's most picturesque villages, famous in part for Jackson Falls and Jackson X-C, a 150+ kilometer cross-country skiing trail system, rated one of the best in the world. Wildcat Mountain, with an unsurpassed view of Mount Washington, is a favorite alpine skiing destination. Jackson is perhaps best known for its red covered bridge (the Honeymoon Bridge), built in 1876, one of the most photographed in the state.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 66.9 square miles (173 km2), of which 0.01% is water. Jackson is drained by the Ellis River and Wildcat Brook. The highest point in Jackson is 3,870 feet (1,180 m) above sea level on Wildcat Ridge, at the northern boundary of town. The ridge continues to rise north of town to the summit of Wildcat Mountain—4,422 ft (1,348 m)—in the neighboring township of Bean's Purchase. Jackson lies fully within the Saco River watershed.
As of the census of 2000, there were 835 people, 377 households, and 240 families residing in the town. The population density was 12.5 people per square mile (4.8/km˛). There were 910 housing units at an average density of 13.6 per square mile (5.2/km˛). The racial makeup of the town was 99.28% White, 0.24% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.12% of the population.
There were 377 households out of which 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.67. Fairview Bridge in 1912
In the town the population was spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 2.2% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $49,583, and the median income for a family was $59,327. Males had a median income of $32,813 versus $26,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,718. About 6.1% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.
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Wildcat Mountain Ski Resort ---
Summit Camera Live --- http://skiwildcat.com/live-summit-cam.html
Bob Jensen's Pectoral of Pinkham Notch ---
Wildcat Mountain is located on Route 16, halfway between the towns of Jackson and Gorham, in Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire and across from Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the New England. Please enter the following commonly used latitude (North) and longitude (West) coordinates to locate the Wildcat Mountain main parking lot entrance.
as viewed from Wildcat Mountain
Attitash Mountain Ski Resort --- http://www.attitash.com/
Attitash Mountain Lodge
Mt. Washington as seen while skiing at Attitash
Bretton Woods Ski Resort on Mt. Washington --- http://brettonwoods.com/
Mt. Washington Hotel
Nearby Appalachian Mountain Club Highland Center Hotel in Foliage Season
Zoomed View of Mt. Washington as Seen from
My Desk in our Cottage (28 miles away)
Jackson New Hampshire Chamber of Commerce
Jackson Lodging (Selected Sampling)
Covered Bridge House
Inn of Jackson ---
Inn of Ellis River ---
The Wentworth ---
Lodge at Jackson Village ---
Snowflake Inn ---
Old Field House ---
Bernerhof Inn ---
Buttonwood Inn ---
Christmas Farm Inn ---
Riverside Inn ---
Glen Oaks Inn ---
Whitney's Inn ---
Nordic Village Resort
Notchland Inn ---
Carter Notch Inn ---
Eagle Mountain House and Golf Club
Eagle Mountain House --- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_Mountain_House
Eagle Mountain House is a historic resort hotel on Carter Notch Road in Jackson, New Hampshire. The older portion of this 3-1/2 story wood frame Colonial Revival hotel was built in 1916, and it was expanded, doubling in size, in 1929. It is one of five remaining large-scale resort hotels built in the late 19th and early 20th century in New Hampshire, and the only one of five such hotels that was built in Jackson.
The hotel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and
Over 70 Historical Photographs --- http://photos.whitemountainhistory.org/AlbumHomeView.aspx
Blogs of White
Mountain Hikers (many great photographs) ---
the archive of John Compton's blogs at the bottom of the page at
Are their trails in our White Mountains of New Hampshire that have ice in summer as well as winter?
See "The Ice Gulch, Would I do it Again" by John Compton, August 5, 2011 ---
Okay, you might ask, is there really ice in the Ice Gulch, even in August? Yes, there is! The next photo shows one small patch of ice. There were many larger patches, but they were at the bottom of some of those deep gaps that I mentioned above. I took some photos, but none of them really turned out, even with using a flash to illuminate these dark, dank, deep spots.
White Mountain News --- http://www.whitemtnews.com/
On May 14,
2006 I retired from
Trinity University after a long and
wonderful career as an accounting professor in four universities. I was
generously granted "Emeritus" status by the Trustees of Trinity University. My
wife and I now live in a cottage in the White Mountains of New Hampshire ---
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Our cottage was known as the Brayton Cottage in the early 1900s
Sunset Hill is a ridge overlooking with New Hampshire's White Mountains to the East
and Vermont's Green Mountains to the West
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