Welcome to the Manor on Golden Pond

Beautifully appointed accommodations offer all the amenities of a luxury New England hotel while retaining the charm and tranquility of a New England country inn. Whatever your wish, we are always here to provide personalized service and attention to every detail. From the moment you reach the top of Shepherd’s Hill, we want your experience to be memorable, the stuff of dreams. For a brief time, this is your home to savor and enjoy.

The Manor on Golden Pond awaits discerning visitors looking for a distinct destination resort with local character, refined décor, memorable cuisine, and world-class service. It is the destination with a difference at the end of the road less traveled, and it makes the journey well worthwhile.

Learn Fine Cooking


Our hands-on cooking classes teach many culinary secrets under the tutelage of our professionally trained chef - Chef Jeff Woolley.  Participants enjoy sampling of the tempting dishes prepared during their vacation cooking school curriculum.

Epicurean Escapade

...is our two day intense, hands-on cooking classes creating a multi-course meal from scratch. Participants will spend several hours each day working alongside our chefs to create from scratch, a multi-course meal based around a central theme or ingredient.  Class participation is limited to six adults, so that there's plenty of time for questions and exploration, and so that the material can be enriching for experienced cooks and accessible to the enthusiastic novice.


 

2019-2020 Program

November 1 - 3, 2019
Fall Harvest

Time to explore the reaps of the harvest this autumn.  Many wonderful vegetables are flourishing this time of year before the winter season sets in.  You will create such delectable comfort foods in the following dishes, wedge of Iceberg Lettuce with bacon and buttermilk dressing, fried brussels sprouts with lardon and mustard vinaigrette dressing,  Shepherd's Pie, Jack Daniels chocolate pudding.


November 29 - December 1, 2019
A Celebration of Apples

The apple crop is at its peak before the frost shuts the trees down.   Time to use those delicious apples in many wonderful dishes.  You will create the following - brie tart apples and calvados, pork tenderloins cooked with apples, cognac and cream, moules mariniere and saffron, apple clafoutis.


January 17 - 19, 2020
Oh My Squash!

This popular winter squash can be cooked so many different ways and it seems to offer some comfort for the cold weather outside.   You will create the following dishes - Romaine salad with Vermont goat cheese and cranberries,   butternut squash risotto, seared scallops, brown sugar roasted acorn squash, pumpkin bread pudding with warm rum sauce.

 

February 21 - 23, 2020
Culinary Bootcamp - Back to the Basics

Rewind and start at the beginning.  The best way to assure success in the kitchen is to first make sure you're brilliant at the basics.  Learn the correct techniques and practice them all.   You will chop, dice, saute, sear... you name it!  Let us arm you with all the little tricks you need to feel confident taking on any recipe all year.

 

March 13 - 15, 2020
Sante Fe, New Mexico Cuisine

We love to go to Santa Fe because the fusion of Native American, Latin America, Spain and the Southwest Play such a vital role in defining the flavors o the foods.  Dishes will include Salsas, moles, relishes, tortillas, empanadas, ceviches, smoked and dried peppers, chicken, cabrito, and of course flans.

 

April 24 - 26, 2020
New Hampshire Maple

The sap will be flowing in the maple trees to form this liquid gold.  There are endless ways to use this sweet syrup and it can make any dish stand on its own.  You will create the following - maple balsamic vinaigrette with greens, maple ginger pan roasted statler chicken breasts, steamed maple root vegetables, creamy maple polenta, maple stout cake with salted caramel glaze.

 

May 8 - 10, 2020
French Specialties

French cuisine reminds us of the little cafes where you sit outside and enjoy the world as it passes by.  We are going to bring some of those fine cuisine dishes to your fingertips.  We will start off with a mushroom and duck crepe, follow it up with a carrot soup with nutmet croutons and a dill cream.  For the main course we will make salmon "Polonaise" with a lemon sauce and finish the meal with a classic of apple and pecan tarte tatin.

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Epicurean Escapade Package Includes:


Classes are from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM; Saturday and Sunday

Prices from $675.

Rates exclude 9% New Hampshire Lodging Tax



Dates don’t work for you? Create your own Private Cooking School Weekend!

Private Cooking School:
If our planned dates don’t work consider a private cooking school weekend.  You select the dates, you select the cooking topics, and you gather 5 of your friends and enjoy a great cooking weekend.  The rate is $450 for the cooking classes (maximum of 6 people in the class).  Accommodation packages must be added on to the private cooking school fee depending on what you are looking for.


 

Cooking Classes for Lakes Region Residents
If you don't need lodging you can join the classes.  Our classes are Saturday and Sunday mornings.  These spots can be booked for any available spots available one week prior to the scheduled classes begin. Each class has 6 spots available.  Cost is $125 per person, excluding taxes.   Your class fee includes the cooking classes, food included in the topic, recipe book of dishes created in the cooking school, Manor apron.  Non refundable Payment is paid at time of booking.


 

"My husband and I have nothing but gratitude and thanks for you and your entire staff for the hospitality extended to us this past weekend.  We loved the Manor!  We felt at home the moment we arrived.  Everyone was gracious in whatever task they performed on our behalf.  As this was my husband's first outing in well over a year, he was very happy to sit in front of a fire with a book and just enjoy relaxing while I enjoyed my cooking class with Executive Chef.  Wow! This far exceeded what I had imagined it would be.  I learned so many things throughout both days and the. To enjoy his company with my husband and I at lunch was wonderful and we had a few good laughs as well.  If I get the opportunity to do this again, I would do it in a heartbeat.  You can be sure that your Inn will be talked up by both of us to anyone who will listen.

We wish you all the success possible as you continue to welcome people from all over the world.  Your generosity to us in accommodating our changed plans will never be forgotten and was greatly appreciated. Thank you."   C&A