The Well

Welcome to Cranwell Resort’s new blog, The Well, named after the original student newspaper of the Cranwell Preparatory School from 1939 to 1975.   Our resort has a very interesting history that dates back to the 1800’s (but more on that in future blogs).    There is also a beautiful wishing well on the hill outside the south-facing view from the Mansion.   Wait there’s more!   The Well is one of the oldest virtual communities or online forums that came into being with the start-up of the internet 25 years ago.  This is coincidental, since we just launched our new, streamlined web site in mid-March and we’re starting our own virtual community with our blog.   And, well, we just really like the name. 

We’re coming off a long, cold winter here in the Berkshires, but we’re planning to warm things up a bit with lots of April activities at Cranwell.

Pitas and Flatbreads and Burgers, Oh My!
We closed Sloanes’s Tavern this March to give it a facelift with new paint and bathroom/kitchen refurbishments.  While our maintenance crew was busy sprucing up the interior, our culinary team focused on creating a new menu of delicious salads, like Arugula with Grilled Asparagus and Kale and Brussels Sprouts with Almonds and Sesame Vinaigrette.  Did you say flatbreads?  We’ll have an assortment including Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese.  Our menu wouldn’t be complete with our specialty burger menu and the “The Greek” Burger will continue to top the list.    Please also welcome our new Food & Beverage Director, Nichant Chaudhary, who brings vast expertise in making a restaurant experience great.   He spent six years at the Balsams Resort, in NH, and had several stints with Radisson Resorts in Florida.  After starting his career in India, he trained in restaurant and banquet operations along with wine education in Greece and France.

Ladies Night Out at the Spa
Spring is great time to rejuvenate at the Spa and our Ladies Night Out events will be held on two Wednesdays this month, April  9 and 16.  Juice on with Ashley Barrett from 5 – 8 pm on the 9th and sample the freshest and tastiest juice you’ve have ever had.  On the 16th, we’ll hold a free hair blow-drying class at 5:30 pm.  More on this and some awesome spa treatment specials here.

We can’t wait to golf!
April is a time of anticipation for all of us at Cranwell (and we’re betting for all New England golfers, too).     We have own guessing game here at the resort (even our golf course superintendent, Tony Moore, won’t spill the beans).    Why not play along and make your best guess on our Facebook page.  You could win golf and lunch for two at Sloane’s Tavern.  Then come on out for round of golf on Easter Sunday and play our Easter Ball Hunt.  Win a prize when you find a “Golden Egg”.

Speaking of Easter, don’t miss our famous annual Easter brunch in the Mansion on April 20 from 11 am – 4 pm.  If you haven’t seen the Ballroom in awhile, you’ll be amazed at the transformation that happened last year.

Be well and come back to The Well often.  We have so much to share and want to hear back from you, as well.