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…


New Hampshire Art Exhibit Highlights Mt. Washington Valley

Art Celebrates Place Exhibit 2014

The Upper Saco Valley Land Trust will present the 5th Annual Art Celebrates Place art exhibit at the Tin Mountain Conservation Center in Albany, New Hampshire from April 4 to May 17, 2014. Plan to make seeing this art show as part of your spring getaway to the White Mountains. The show features works by…


Jackson NH has Great Spring XC Skiing and Snowshoeing

xcskiing Jackson NH

The snow keeps falling but the March temperatures are warming in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It’s the perfect time for a late winter weekend getaway to cross country ski or snowshoe through the fields and forests and enjoy the mountain scenery. The Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, just steps from the Inn at Ellis…


Maple Sugaring in New Hampshire is a March Tradition

collecting maple sap

Celebrate March Maple Madness with a sweet getaway weekend in the White Mountains, March 21-23, 2014. This annual event is a self-guided tour on Saturday that includes visits to a sugarbush and sugar houses to see maple syrup being made, plus stops at eight country inns in the Mt. Washington Valley to sample maple treats…


March begins with a Chili Cookoff in North Conway, NH

New Hampshire Chili Cookoff

Are you chilly with all our snowstorms in New England? Then warm up with the Chili Cookoff Stroll in North Conway, NH on Saturday, March 1, 2014! Over 40 chefs will prepare their unique chili offerings, whether mild or spicy. A portion of the proceeds will benefit New Hampshire Public Television. The Cookoff features three…



On Foot in Winter in New Hampshire’s White Mountains

Couple on Snowshoes

The winter can be a great time to be on foot on the trails of the White Mountains. Hiking, climbing, and snowshoeing are abundantly available for people of all ages and experience. With the leaves off the trees, the views from the trails with glistening snow and ice all around provide some of the best sights…


2014 Snow Sculpture Competition January 24-26 in Jackson

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January 24-26, 2014, are the dates for the annual New Hampshire Snow Sculpting Competition to be held at Black Mountain in Jackson. The winners of this year’s New Hampshire championship, open only to sculptors 18 and older who live or work in New Hampshire, will be invited to the National Championship in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin…


Happy Thanksgiving from the Inn at Ellis River!

Pumpkins and Lavender Yellow Mums

As this holiday season approaches, all of us at the Inn at Ellis River are thankful for many things, especially the wonderful guests we host throughout the year. We look forward to the first snowfall and the chance to enjoy all the wonderful outdoor sports from downhill and xc skiing to snowshoeing and snowmobiling, or…


Enjoy Our Spirited Chocolate Raisin Treats this Fall

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The Inn at Ellis River’s guests who participated in the Ghosts and Goblins Trail all had a great time, and two of our guests won first place among all the Trail participants for their Zombie costumes. The inn was decorated festively for Halloween ~ in fact, so well that the inn won first place among…


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