Celebrate Halloween with Spooky Gingerbread Bars

ghoul

The Inn at Ellis River is decorated for Halloween, including Vinney, the friendly ghoul waiting to greet guests. Don’t worry, you’ll find your innkeepers at the door, too! Vinney arrived just in time to welcome all the visitors on the Ghost and Goblins Trail, and to offer them Spooky Gingerbread Bars. Here is the recipe to…


Jackson, NH Pumpkin People Visit Until October 31!

Pumpkin Person on chaise

The Pumpkin People have returned to Jackson, NH for the 27th consecutive year. Jackson welcomes them so warmly they are staying the entire month of October this year! Not every Pumpkin visits each year, so you will see an every changing population representing classic stories, fairy tales, popular books, movies and televison shows, seasonal activities…


Foliage Season Arrives in NH’s White Mountains

Route 302 through Crawford Notch

This is the perfect time for a fall getaway to enjoy our spectacular foliage season. According to recent reports, colors are peaking in the Great North Woods, and developing quickly in the White Mountains region. From Jackson, take Route 16 north through Pinkham Notch, where you will see a variety of yellows, reds and oranges…


Our Deneen Pottery Mugs are Colorful in Every Season!

Stack of different color mugs

“A warm mug cupped in the hands is a powerful way to connect with people.” ~ Deneen Pottery Have you ever wanted to know more about those mugs that greet you each morning at the Inn at Ellis River? They are hand-crafted by a small family business with the same attention to detail you’ll find…


Great September Hiking & Great Trail Mix at the Inn at Ellis River

View East from Cannon Mountain

You’ll find some of the most delightful hiking in the White Mountains in late August and September, as summer turns into fall, and the leaves begin to take on their foliage hues in the higher elevations of New Hampshire’s Presidential Range and along the Kancamagus Highway. It’s a great time to book your stay at…


Try the Inn’s Herbed Guacamole for a Refreshing Treat

white bowl filled with guacamole garnished with tomato, lime, chips

Lazy days of August are a perfect time to enjoy guacamole, whether by the pool or next to a waterfall. At the Inn at Ellis River, our version is especially refreshing because it adds both mint and cilantro to the avocados, onion, tomato, lime, chili peppers, and seasonings. Our guacamole certainly has migrated a long…


August 24 is National Waffle Day ~Celebrate All Month!

waffle with nectarine slices & almonds on white plate

Let’s celebrate National Waffle Day (August 24) all month ~ this special breakfast treat deserves it. Why August 24? The date marks Cornelius Swarthout’s patenting of the waffle iron on that day in 1689. (As a bonus, International Waffle Day, which originated in Sweden, is March 25, so plan to celebrate again when winter winds…


White Mountain Art & Artisans Events

White Mountain Art & Artisans Festival Poster

Jackson, NH’s annual White Mountain Art & Artisan Festival takes place Saturday August 16 (10 am to 5 pm) and Sunday August 17, 2014 (10 am to 4 pm). This juried event is one of New Hampshire’s premier art and artisan festivals, featuring works by more than 40 artists presenting fine arts, sculpture, glass and…


7 Days & 7 Ways to Beat August Heat~ The White Mountains are Calling!

Avalanche Falls, NH

August heat is here ~ Have you made plans for your summer getaway yet? Don’t miss your chance to chill out in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Here are 7 cool ways to spend your days in August! Lounge by the heated pool at the Inn at Ellis River, jump in when ready. Snack on refreshing…


Dancing with the Stars? NO ~ Dancing UNDER the Stars in Jackson, NH!

Jackson NH Covered Bridge at night

Stop traffic! Once a year Jackson Village closes its famous covered bridge so you can dance under the stars at our Covered Bridge Dance! Think of it as a block party on Jackson’s iconic bridge, so bring your dancing shoes when you make plans for your weekend getaway August 1 – 2, 2014! You’ll dance…


Want to Know More About Mt. Washington’s Infamous Weather?

Mt Washington Summit with clouds

If your stay at the Inn in Jackson includes a Wednesday evening this summer, you can take advantage of the free Science in the Mountains programs offered by the Mount Washington Observatory. The Observatory has monitored the ‘world’s worst weather’ at the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast ~ from a 231 mph…


Make NH Farmers’ Markets & Farm Stands Part of Your Weekend Getaway!

woman purchasing produce at farmers market

Summer breakfasts at the Inn at Ellis River feature the bounty of local farms near Jackson and North Conway. Our breakfast bonanza of strawberries from Schartner’s Farm on West Side Road is ending, but blueberries are ripe for the picking at Berry Knoll Farm in Eaton, NH. You can pick blueberries and currants from late…


Emma, a Miniature Dachshund, has joined the Inn at Ellis River Staff

Miniature Dachshund

The newest member of the Inn at Ellis River’s hospitality team is Emma (also called Miss Emma or Emmakins), our assistant innkeeper Christine’s miniature dachshund puppy. Dachshunds were first bred in Germany in the 1600′s, although miniatures were not intentionally bred until a century ago. Their name comes from the German for badger (dachs) and dog (hund)…


Enjoy Peak Experiences on the Summit of Mount Washington

colored clouds at sunrist from top of Mt Washington

You can reach the top of the highest peak in the Northeast by hiking, riding or driving, and there are two special ways to do it this month. Seek the Peak, a hiking event which supports the non-profit Mount Washington Observatory, is Saturday, July 19, 2014. Hikers choose many trails ascending Mount Washington, each offering…


See the Hudson River Fellows Art Exhibit in Jackson, NH

19th century landscape with dirt road and bridge over river

For the third summer, 20 landscape artists have been selected as Hudson River Fellows to spend three weeks in Jackson painting en plein air in the White Mountains. Former Fellows and Jackson residents Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansariq are instructors. The artists are selected each year by the Grand Central Academy of Art in New York…


From Beatles to Blues to Bach ~ Summer Concerts in North Conway, NH

Man on left and woman on right seated on red check cloth picnicing by Jackson Falls

The hills will be alive with the sound of music this summer in the White Mountains, so plan to include enjoy an outdoor concert and picnic as part of your New Hampshire summer vacation or weekend getaway. The 32nd Arts Jubilee Annual Summer Concert Series begins Thursday evening, July 17, 2014 at the base of the…


Fourth Night Free ~ July 4 WEEKEND GETAWAY Deal in NH!

July 4th with flag and fireworks

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a Fourth night Free on your holiday getaway to New Hampshire’s White Mountains this year. You’ll declare independence from holiday weekend gridlock on the highways when you come to stay early (on Wednesday, July 2) or stay a day late (Sunday, July 6) and receive a 25% discount on…


New Hampshire’s Lupine and Alpine Wildflowers Bloom in June!

Six blue lupine blooms

June is the ideal time to see fields of Lupine and Mt. Washington’s Alpine Garden in bloom. Many alpine flowers in the White Mountains are native much farther north in Canada, and traveled south with the last ice sheet to be left behind in the high elevations of the Presidentials. This year, local naturalists report many different…


Inn at Ellis River Features Chives at Annual Inn to Inn Herb Tour

Chives, chive flavored biscuits and pestos in plates on a table

Chives are much more than just a garnish, although a sprinkling of chives provides both a fresh fragrance and bright green color on a plate. When blooming, the entire scape is a decorative addition to the plate, or you can pull apart the blossoms into ‘confetti’ to add to a salad. The mild onion flavor…


Make plans for the Country Inns Herb Tour June 7-8, 2014!

Herb Tour Ad

It’s time for the Inn-to-Inn Herb Tour, named as one of Yankee Magazine’s Top Twenty New England events. This year, the Tour has added tours of Moat Mountain and Tuckerman’s Breweries, family farms, a chocolatier, and an organic market to the 10 inns on the tour. Each inn features a different herb with samples of…


Take Jackson, NH’s Chocolate Tour Challenge June 1,7-8, 14-15!

chocolate cookies fudge & candy

Come celebrate chocolate in Jackson any of the first three weekends in June! This year you don’t have to wait until December to enjoy Jackson’s favorite chocolate treasures on the popular Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour ~ for 2014, Jackson is also hosting a Jingle Bell Chocolate Challenge in June! The White Mountains may be green…


We’ve Got a Memorial Weekend Getaway Deal in the White Mountains!

inflatable duck

Make plans for a holiday weekend getaway to the Inn at Ellis River and don’t miss Jackson NH’s 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Wildquack Duck River Festival, Sunday May 25, 2014! There will be more than $10,000 in cash or prizes, wagon rides through Jackson’s famous covered bridge, a Cake Boss Competition featuring local bakers,…


Celebrating the Inn at Ellis River’s 10th Anniversary!

Inn at Ellis River Sign

Ellis River House became the Inn at Ellis River on May 5, 2004, and we’ll be celebrating all month! 2004 room rates most of May mean up to 32% off the current Quiet Season rates, so call for the rate on your favorite guest room and book now ! Enter to win a free night’s…


Getaway to the Inn at Ellis River for Once in a Decade Specials

Inn at Ellis River Once in a Decade Specials

Celebrate the Inn at Ellis River’s 10th Anniversary in May! Lyn and Frank purchased the Inn on May 5, 2004, so plan a getaway to help us celebrate! Daffodils are traditional for a 10th anniversary, and ours in Jackson, NH, will be blooming. Many things have changed over the past decade from the name and…


Welcome Spring with Maple Banana Bacon Muffins

Maple Bacon Banana Muffins

This was the Inn at Ellis River’s first year to participate in the March Maple Madness Inn-to-Inn Tour.  The Inn was decorated with a March Hare theme accented with early spring flowers.  We greeted guests with Maple Banana Bacon Mini-Muffins and Make Your Own Mini-Maple Parfaits with Maple Yogurt, the Inn’s Maple Granola, and fresh berries. Our…


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