Wednesday, December 23, 2009


When I was in college I worked at a place called Glendorn. It went up for auction this past fall. I wish I had a few million laying around so I could buy it as my own personal summer house. When I worked there it was a private estate but now it's open to the public, at least it was until this auction took place. I don't know if there is a new owner now or not, but I hope it stays open. I would love to go there as a guest some day. I have such nice memories of the place as an employee, I bet being a guest would be even better :)

When I worked there, I worked as a nanny and in the kitchens. Since I was pretty good at drawing and that sort of thing, the manager also hired me in the off season (i.e. the winter) to do crafty sorts of things. For instance, one year I painted an army of plywood angels for the Christmas tree. And another time I painted a mural on the gymnasium wall. You can imagine how surprised I was when I was looking through the auctioneer's website and saw that my mural was still there! That was my first and last mural and I'm really amazed that no one has painted over it in 20 years. Good grief, that mouse is kind of scary looking. I wish I could go back and fix it. Hmmm, I wonder if they still use those plywood angels at Christmas time.


Bill R said...

Hi Jennifer,

I have Glendorn setup in my google alerts and this is how I came across your blog. Back in September we learned of the sale of Glendorn and where immediately attracted to it before we ever set foot on the property. With such short notice we ran up and had dinner (a five course meal which was amazing, but not really our style) to get a feel for the place and knew immediately that someday soon we would make Glendorn our Family retreat. We went back and toured the entire facility just before auction and reaffirmed our desire to own this magical place. Unfortunately with such little notice we where unable to get everything lined up, but I am certain in short time we will approach the new owner with an offer to purchase the place. As it stands now the new owner plans to keep it as it is, a working resort.

I would love to hear any stories you might have about the family along with any photos, I am very interested in the history and only have sketchy details thus far.

J. E. Morris said...

I'm glad to hear it will still be open for now. Next time I'm in Bradford I'll have to try to get out there before it's too late. It's really a gorgeous place.

I could tell you what it was like when I was there but I'm sure you could get a lot more information from the family members. The food when I worked there was all wonderful but probably a lot less complicated that it is now.

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