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Inn at Ellis River

17 Harriman Road
Jackson, New Hampshire
USA  03846
Established In: 1985
Renovated In:  2001
Phone:  603-383-9339
Toll Free:  800-233-8309
Fax:  603-383-4142
Contact:  Lyn NORRIS-BAKER and Frank BAKER
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Single Occupant Rate Is: $110 - $295
Double Occupant Rate Is: $110 - $295
Additional Occupant Rate Is: $25
Accepted Payments: Cash, AMEX, MasterCard, Visa, Travellers Cheques, Travelers Checks, Debit Card, Discover
Deposit Amount Requested: 1 night's tariff or ½ cost of total stay if stay longer than 2 nights
Minimum Stay Is: 1 night wid-week
2 nights on weekends
3 nights on holiday weekends
Check In Time Is: 3 PM
Check Out Time Is: 11 AM
Cancellation Policy: Outside of 14 days refund less $25 service charge. Within 14 days deposit is kept.

Romance and relaxation are right at your fingertips...

Imagine a haven of tranquility, nestled deep in the heart of the New Hampshire White Mountains in a picturesque village. A sparkling trout stream flows by the inn. Nearby hiking trails lead to the lofty summit of Mount Washington, the picturesque high point of New England. This is the setting for your romantic getaways in New England.

The Inn at Ellis River is one of the best luxury inns in New Hampshire, perfect for vacations, or to celebrate any special occasion, whether birthday, anniversary, engagement, elopement, or honeymoon. All 20 rooms and the separate cottage are beautifully appointed with period furnishings and a wide variety of traditional and modern amenities. Many have two-person Jacuzzis and/or balconies and most have gas or wood burning fireplaces.

Now imagine ideal spots to relax and unwind together ~ perhaps in the cozy game room and pub, the sunny sitting room, the atrium-enclosed hot tub overlooking the river, sauna, or in season, the gazebo or outdoor heated swimming pool. Imagine all this, and then join us at the Inn at Ellis River, an award winning romantic New England bed and breakfast, and luxury mountain getaway in Jackson, New Hampshire.

"The quiet, relaxed, cozy atmosphere makes this a great romantic retreat."

  • Yankee Magazine Editor's Pick 2003


Awaken to clear mountain air and enjoy a gourmet country breakfast in our sunny dining room. An early riser? Coffee and tea are always available.

After breakfast make the most difficult choice of the day ~ there are so many choices of things to do. Perhaps explore the area's waterfalls, hiking and biking trails, and New Hampshire's most scenic 100 miles, or enjoy golf, canoeing, kayaking or fishing.

In winter, Jackson's world class cross-country ski trails beckon, try snowshoeing, or choose from one of five alpine ski centers nearby. For those seeking a more relaxing day, tax free shopping is convenient in North Conway, or just enjoy the inn's distinctive ambiance and let your daily stresses slip away.

Settle in to a wing chair in our sitting room with a cup of coffee and a book from our library or daydream in an Adirondack chair near the river.

Return to the Inn to find afternoon refreshments awaiting you. Perhaps there is time for a dip in our heated outdoor pool (open late May - early October, weather permitting) or toast your feet in front of the welcoming fireplace in the lobby in fall and winter.

If you've been hiking or skiing, try our bubbly hot tub in the atrium that overlooks the river. The atrium is built of locally cut and milled hemlock and is a perfect place to relax on a sunny day.

In the evening, there's time for a lively game of billiards or darts, or perhaps just dessert and a warm drink in our cozy game room and pub. You'll also find a selection of videos and DVDs to watch there or in the privacy of your room.

All of this is at your fingertips. Come and rejuvenate yourself at Inn at Ellis River, rekindle a relationship, celebrate that special occasion, or have the most relaxing vacation of your life. Bring back the romance of life and let the serenity of the inn, the rhythm of the river, and the surrounding White Mountains create cherished memories. We are waiting to welcome you!

Traditional Rooms:

Champney Falls:

Bright, traditional guest room on the second floor overlooking the pool. Decorated in soft floral colors and crisp white with queen bed and private bath with tub/shower.

Ripley Falls:

The inn's only guest room with two double beds, it can accommodate up to four people. Located on the second floor, it offers views of the pool and mountains beyond.

Arethusa Falls:

Generous traditional guest room recently redecorated in a rich beige, brown, and cream palette. This west facing room on the second floor has a beautiful mahogany queen sleigh bed and easy chair for relaxing while enjoying the current magazines available in each of the inn's rooms.

The Basin:

This guest room may be configured as a single guest room or a suite suitable for a family with teenage children. Located on the second floor in the 1893 portion of the inn, the bedroom has a king sleigh bed and sliding glass doors onto a balcony overlooking the river and mountains. The private bath has a shower rather than tub/shower combination. When configured as a suite, stairs lead to an upper level providing twin beds (and a TV/VCR) for 2 additional people.

Crystal Cascade:

Spacious guest room on the second floor with southern and eastern exposures and a private balcony with mountain and river views. In addition to the queen bed, the room has a sunny sitting area with a day bed, ideal for movie or TV watching. A wood stove (electric) makes winter nights cozy. This room can accommodate up to 4 guests when the daybed and its trundle are used. Traditional bath with tub/shower.

Fireplace Rooms:

Nancy Cascade:

Cheerful, cozy room on the third floor with a wood-burning fireplace and west-facing windows overlooking the pool area. Decorated in rose and white, the room has a floral theme with a maple queen bed and traditional bath with tub/shower.

Jackson Falls:

Romantic third floor room with a lace topped queen canopy bed and wood-burning fireplace with antique mantel. A wing chair faces the mountain views and fireplace. Traditional bath with tub/shower.

Thompson Falls:

Decorated in soothing blue with soft red accents, this cozy room on the third floor overlooks the pool and mountains in the distance. It has a wood-burning fireplace and traditional bath with tub/shower.

Diana's Baths:

One of the original wood-burning fireplaces in the inn is located across from the beautiful mahogany king sleigh bed. The soft green and rose color scheme complements the 19th century woodwork and armoire and a pair of wing chairs by the east-facing windows allows you to enjoy the view and the warmth of the fireplace. Although the waterfall is named Diana's Baths, the room has only one with a tub/shower.

Sabbaday Falls:

East facing third floor guest room with views of Thorn Mountain, decorated in burgundy and crisp black and white. The wrought iron king bed and comfortable wing chair face the wood-burning fireplace. Traditional bath with tub/shower.

Glen Ellis Falls:

Decorated in soothing tones of cream, gold, and green, this third floor guest room has a maple four poster queen bed and a sitting area with easy chair and oak rocker for relaxing by the wood-burning fireplace. Windows overlook the pool area below and mountains in the distance. Traditional bath with tub/shower.

Thoreau Falls:

A spacious third floor room decorated in blue tones with a king four poster cherry rice bed, highboy, wood burning fireplace with antique mantel, and TV/VCR. Put your feet up on the ottoman and contemplate Thoreau's philosophy (or just listen to the soothing sounds of the river) while you warm your toes and relax in one of the chairs beside the fireplace. East and south facing windows provide mountain and river views. Traditional bath with tub/shower.

Silver Cascade:

This cozy guest room at the top of the stairs in the 1893 portion of the inn has sliding glass doors onto a private balcony with the highest viewpoint in the inn. The river is below you and mountains surround you. Decorated in pale silvery blue and light yellow, the room has a beautiful maple queen sleigh bed, gas-fired wood stove for toasty winter evenings, and TV with VCR. The recently remodeled bath has a 5 foot double headed shower for two.

Jacuzzi Rooms:

Beaver Brook Falls:

On the second floor of the 1893 portion of the inn, is a cozy room decorated in soft blue, sage, and white. Relax in the wing chair or step through the sliding glass doors onto the long balcony overlooking the Ellis River while you sip a refreshing afternoon drink in the sunshine. The bath has a triangular Jacuzzi for two with waterfall faucet. TV with VCR.

Flume Gorge:

This guest room may be configured as a room or as a two room suite. The east facing green and rose bedroom features a wrought iron queen bed, easy chair, TV/VCR/DVD, and cream wood stove (electric). There is a Jacuzzi for two in the bath. Sliding glass doors open onto a balcony with beautiful mountain views across the valley. The room also is available as a suite with an adjoining sitting room with a daybed (and trundle pull out), second TV/VCR, bathroom, and separate balcony. The suite provides privacy ideal for families with teenage or adult children or just more room for you to relax and enjoy your stay.

Bridal Veil Falls:

This romantic first floor guest room is a favorite among many guests. Morning sunlight streams in through the sliding glass doors that open onto a private patio facing the mountains. The soft cream, peach and greens of the room accent the king four poster cherry rice bed. A comfy love seat at the foot of the bed is perfect for watching a flick on the flat screen TV/DVD/VCR, listening to your favorite music on the CD player, or just gazing dreamily at the flames in the corner gas fireplace. The bath features a Jacuzzi for two, complete with Bride and Groom rubber duckies.

Franconia Falls:

Across the hall from the Bridal Veil Falls room, Franconia Falls has a patio that adjoins the pool area and sauna. The room, decorated in rich ivory, gold, and black, features a romantic queen canopy bed, gas fireplace, and luxurious chaise lounge. Look for the 'Foxy Lady' who is waiting to sooth your stresses away with her warmth. Amenities include CD Player, flat screen TV/VCR/DVD, and bath with Jacuzzi for two.

Paradise Falls:

A two room suite in the 1893 portion of the inn with one of the original wood-burning fireplaces in the bedroom. Watch the glow of the embers from the maple king sleigh bed, surrounded by the warm color of the 19th century woodwork and the sounds of your favorite CD. The intimate sitting room has a comfy sofa and flat screen TV/DVD/VCR. Step out the door onto a private section of the south facing balcony overlooking the river or relax in the triangular Jacuzzi for two with waterfall shower in the bath. You'll love being in Paradise!

Pearl Cascade:

A spacious room with amenities arranged around the central three-sided gas fireplace. The restful pale blue and warm beige color scheme complements the king cherry Euro-bed. The Jacuzzi for two with waterfall shower features a window overlooking the Ellis River as well as a view of the fireplace. Enjoy an afternoon retreat in the easy chairs or on the private balcony overlooking the river and mountains. TV/VCR and CD Player. Pearl Cascade is located a few steps from the main inn building and is one of the two newest guest accommodations.

Sparkling Cascade:

Similar to Pearl Cascade in arrangement and has a burgundy and creamy beige color scheme. You can watch the flickering of the three-sided gas fireplace from the king four poster cherry bed, the comfortable easy chairs, or the Jacuzzi for two with waterfall shower, which also features a view of the river. The private balcony overlooking the river and mountains provides the ideal space for relaxing with the river's soothing sounds. TV/VCR and CD Player. Sparkling Cascade is located across the parking area from the main inn building. It is a first floor room access by a deck with several steps.

Ellis River Cottage:

Separate from the main inn building, this romantic two-story cottage for two was converted from the original ice house on the property. Your private patio overlooks the river and offers an ideal place for enjoying the sights and sounds of nature that surround you. The first floor of the cottage has a sitting area, Jacuzzi for two with window overlooking the river, bath with shower, small refrigerator, microwave and TV/VCR. Climb a narrow spiral staircase to the very private space with queen bed and wood burning fireplace. Country Rustic in Décor.



Our clear mountain air will assure your appetite for breakfast in our sunny dining room. The chef will surprise you each morning with a different menu. Start with a choice of juices, our freshly baked muffins, and your choice of hot beverage. Then choose between our two hot entrées, each served with maple glazed bacon or sausage and a choice of toast if you wish. The sweet entrée might be a cinnamon crepe stuffed with an apple filling and topped with crème fraîche, blueberry banana pancakes, or perhaps orange croissant French toast topped with fresh strawberries. There's maple syrup, of course! Or opt for our savory entrée of the day which might be a double tomato, basil and mozzarella omelet, a roasted pepper and vegetable frittata, or Eggs Benedict.

We feature local and regional food products as much as possible. Elegant and hearty, our breakfasts will leave you satisfied and ready to enjoy the beauty of the White Mountains. If you are departing early, a continental breakfast is always available ~ just ask an innkeeper the day before.

Afternoon Refreshments:

Leave for your adventures knowing that freshly baked cookies or other sweet treats and a seasonal beverage will be waiting for you when you return. A large selection of coffees, teas, and herbal teas is available at all times.

Special Touches:

Please ask for current rates for the following services:

  • Romantic Celebration Package
    • Silver-plated Champagne Flutes ~ yours to keep
    • Filled with European Chocolates
    • Served with Champagne or Sparkling Cider
  • Birthday Celebration Package
  • Fruit and Cheese Plate
  • Wines , Champagnes and Sparkling Non-alcoholic Cider
    • We have a variety of wines, sparkling wines, and non-alcoholic beverages available.
  • Picnic Lunches
  • Hiker's Lunch for Two (in returnable cooler bag)
  • Sandwich (choice of meats, cheeses, vegetables, bread), chips or pretzels, fruit,
    homemade cookies, homemade trail mix, bottled water
  • Gourmet Picnic for Two (in returnable basket)
  • Chef's whims of the day, soup, salad, crudités, cheese and fruit, homemade sweets,
    homemade trail mix, choice of beverage, bottled water
  • Floral Arrangements and Roses
  • Massages

Jackson, New Hampshire Activities:

Different times of year offer diverse ways to experience Jackson and the surrounding White Mountains. Then there is so much to do! In winter try cross country skiing over 200 kilometers of world class trails or carve your way through fresh snow at five nearby downhill runs. In summer seek out waterfalls, fish for trout in the rivers, golf the manicured greens of local courses, hike or bike the high mountain trails, or just relax and enjoy sharing time with someone special.

Enjoy 26 hour days while you're in the White Mountains. How can you create them? If you're taking more than a weekend for your getaway, and stay at different inns or bed and breakfasts almost every night, you probably spend hours a day packing, repacking and carrying your luggage Since Jackson is such a great choice as a central destination with lots of things to do close at hand, some itineraries suggest ideas for getting the most out of your time here.

Spring - Bud to Blossom:

Shoppers find many bargains and hikers enjoy the moose and other wildlife that return with the blossoming spring. Hear the roar of the river and see for yourself its tremendous power as the winter snows melt.

Waterfalls are at their best and hiking trails abound. Visit nearby Glen Ellis Falls. Climb down the granite steps to the crystal clear pools below and look up at the full beauty that unfolds before you. Fish in rushing mountain streams and ponds abundant with trout and salmon.

Area golf courses open for the season in May, with early season rates until late June. Beginning in early June you can enjoy a Moose Tour and mid-June brings spectacular displays of Lupines and the alpine gardens above tree line on Mt. Washington.

Summer ~ The Living is Easy or Adventurous:

Warm days and cool star-filled nights make ideal conditions for romance, outdoor adventures or just taking time for rejuvenation.

Outdoor adventures abound, from touring New England's 'Most Scenic 100 Miles' with a picnic lunch, to hiking some of the over 150 miles of trails in the Presidential Mountain Range, mountain biking, fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding and golf. In the middle of Jackson, the Wildcat River drops in a series of short falls and cascades providing small pools perfect for cooling off and granite slabs for sunning. Swim in one of the area's crystal clear lakes, the Saco River at Humphrey's Ledge or in the heated pool at the inn, of course!

Lots of things to do indoors, too, from visiting the Mount Washington Observatory Center in North Conway to art galleries and antique shops to Heritage New Hampshire in Glen.

Evening entertainment includes concerts in the park and productions by M&D Productions and the Eastern Slope Playhouse in North Conway as well as local entertainment at many of the pubs throughout the Village.

Early September brings apple time with its crisp nights with still warm days ~ often overlooked as a wonderful time for exploring the Mount Washington Valley as seasons begin to change but summer lingers.

Fall - Foliage Spectacular:

Autumn brings visitors from near and far to view the spectacle of vibrant colors combined with the mountain views and waterfalls. Color often begins about mid-September, although it is not unusual to see the first signs at the beginning of the month. Reds, yellows, and oranges flow down the mountainsides until mid-October when colors begin to mellow before drifting from the trees late in October.

Hiking, biking, canoeing and kayaking become different experiences surrounded by the golds and reds of autumn.

At the beginning of October Pumpkin People appear all around Jackson in the annual tradition of celebrating foliage with creative pumpkin still lifes.

Take a ride along the scenic Kancamagus Highway, 30 miles of spectacular viewing along the only National Scenic Byway in New England with many overlooks and short hikes to waterfalls.

Serenity increases as the leaves gradually drop in the forests and Mount Washington is frosted in white. Knowing visitors return to enjoy that serenity and occasional Indian Summer days.

It's a perfect time for treasure hunting in the many antique stores and flea markets, checking out museums and galleries, and shopping for the holidays at Jackson's unique shops and North Conway's many outlets.

It's also a perfect time for romance, whether curling up in front of the fire with a good book or great movie shared with that special person in your life, a friendly game of billiards or chess, or a candlelight dinner for two.

Winter - Snow Much Fun and Romance:

Jackson puts on its best winter finery for the holiday season. Holiday lights glitter in the evening darkness as you enjoy a sleigh ride. You can stroll through the village to admire the holiday decorations, and browse in the shops for some unique gift ideas available tax-free. Winter fun begins with ice skating and skiing. Why not plan to bring home a freshly cut wreath or tree? It's a festive time with Jackson's Traditionally Yours Celebration followed by the Country Inns in the White Mountains Inn to Inn Cookie Tour. Come and enjoy the best the holiday season has to offer.

You'll find a Winter Wonderland wherever you look. Fill your days with ice skating, sleigh rides, skiing or snowshoeing. Enjoy the best cross-country skiing in the East right here at Jackson's Ski Touring Center. Great Glen Trails is only a short distance towards Mount Washington where the views are irresistible. Ride the Snow Coach to above tree line for a mountain experience you only dreamed of or drive part of the scenic 100 mile route for winter vistas in every direction.

If Alpine skiing is your cup of cocoa, you're in the right place. Black Mountain, a family friendly mountain, is right in the village of Jackson. Wildcat Mountain, at Jackson's highest reach, was one of the first ski areas in the country and offers a true New England skiing experience. Attitash with both skiing and boarding is only a few miles away. Not much farther away you can ski or tube at Cranmore is in North Conway or drive up Crawford Notch to Bretton Woods.

A crackling fire and warm refreshments greet you when you return to the inn. The evening is a perfect time for a romantic sleigh ride, either before or after a candlelight dinner. Many of the pubs feature local musicians in the evening.

In late January or early February Jackson is home to the New Hampshire Snow Sculpting Competition. Visitors can stroll through the village park to view Snow Sculptors at work night and day to complete their work in time for judging. Since some sculptors stay at the inn, there's a chance to chat with them personally. The competition winner goes on to National competition.

February brings the romance of Valentine's Day and then President's Day Weekend, all great excuses for a getaway. At the Inn, we believe Valentine's is a state of mind and not a day, so our Valentine's celebration lasts all month. This is the month of Winter Festivals as well, offering great fun and activities.

March brings great spring skiing and sugaring season, where you can watch the delicious treat we serve with all our pancakes being made. When sugaring ends, the buds are turning to blossoms again.


  • Wildcat Gondola Ride
  • Conway Scenic Railroad
  • Tax free outlet shopping
  • Heritage New Hampshire
  • Mt. Washington Auto Road
  • Mt. Cranmore for Alpine Skiing
  • Black Mountain for Alpine Skiing
  • Attitash Water & Mountain Slide
  • Wildcat Mountain for Alpine Skiing
  • Jackson X-C Ski Touring Foundation
  • Historic Mt. Washington Cog Railway
  • Attitash Bear Peak Mountain for Alpine Skiing


The Harriman farmhouse was built in 1893 for their family. Andrew Harriman was responsible for building our three room schoolhouse in the village. Because a fire had destroyed our original town hall, Andrew rebuilt the existing structure in 1895. Many of our prestigious second homes in the village were built by this talented carpenter.

When Harriman passed on, the house was occupied by his daughter and her family, the Magoons. It became a boarding house for the locals and employees of the surrounding resorts, inns, and lodges. Bertha Magoon took sick and willed the farmhouse to her three daughters and one son. It was then sold to a Manhattan stock broker, who used the farmhouse as a second home for a period of three years.

The property was purchased by the Lubao family in 1985. Barry and Barbara, together with their children, Jay and Jennifer, began the transformation of the farmhouse into a six room bed and breakfast inn.

The on premise carriage house became the living quarters for the innkeepers. The ice house located next to the barn was renovated to a cottage for additional guest space. The atrium, which is now our Jacuzzi room, was built from hemlock cut and milled locally.

One hundred years later, in the spring of 1993, a long awaited dream came true for the Lubao family, an addition of 14 rooms was added and completed in July of 1993.

Recently, the Lee's purchased the inn. Their goal is to upgrade the inn even further, providing additional amenities and more luxurious accommodations for their guests.

A recent addition was Silver Cascade which was previously used for staff. It is located in the historic section and has become a beautiful room with spectacular views, and the first room to have a two person shower and gas stove as a fireplace.

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Inn at Ellis River
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Web Page:  Yes


Languages Spoken:  English


Types of Breakfasts: Full Gourmet Country Breakfast

Special Meals Available:  Yes


Room Types:  Rooms, Suites/Rooms, Suites, Luxury Rooms, Romantic Cottage For 2


Private Bathrooms:  Yes

Handicap Accessible:  Yes - limited

Smoking:  No - outside only please

Consumption of Alcohol:  Yes

Children:  No

Pets:  No


Amenities/Features:  Pool, Sauna, TV, Phone, Fireplace, Hot Tub, Solarium, Sundeck, Gazebo, Jacuzzi, Fridge, Alarm Clock, Tea & Coffee Making Facilities, Radio


Nearby Activities:  Bicycling, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Golfing, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Whitewater Kayaking, Downhill Skiing, X Country Skiing, Snow Shoeing, Snowmobiling, Bird Watching, Astronomy, Sailing, Shopping, Dancing, Sight Seeing, Historical Places


Suitable For:  Pleasure, Relaxation, Groups, Anniversaries, Honeymoons, Romance, Cultural Experience, Gay/Lesbians


Near To:  Lakes, Rivers, Orchards, Mountains, Countryside, Nature & Parks, Waterfalls, Alpine Meadows, Wildlife Sanctuaries


Sunsets:  Yes
Sunrises:  Yes
Wildlife:  Yes
Foliage:  Yes
Open:  All Year


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