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
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
- 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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
- Picnic Lunches
- Hiker's Lunch for Two (in returnable cooler bag)
- Sandwich (choice of meats, cheeses, vegetables, bread), chips or
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 trail mix, choice of beverage, bottled water
- Floral Arrangements and Roses
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
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
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
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
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.