Enjoy a historic walking tour of Jackson, NH, June 23, when Art in Bloom pairs White Mountain art and flower show.

Art in Bloom 2011 owl in stained glass and floral arrangement

Visit the shops, inns and historic buildings of Jackson Village on the Art in Bloom Walking Tour June 23, 2012, combining exhibits of local artists with floral arrangements inspired by each piece of art. The free self-guided tour begins at the Jackson Public Library, and continues to Ravenwood Curio Shoppe, the Snowflake Inn, the Whitney…





Plan a Memorial Day Getaway to New Hampshire!

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Whether you want to cheer for one of the 3,500 rubber ducks racing down Jackson Falls at the Wildquack Festival, or just want to go swimming in our outdoor heated pool, summer is here in the White Mountains! Don’t miss Jackson, NH’s most popular festival on Sunday, May 27 with the famous Duck Race, plus…




ART is in bloom in galleries in the Mt. Washington Valley.

Through the Trees by Terri Brooks

Come see our beautiful scenery not only through your own eyes but through interpretations of our local artists. Art Celebrates Place at the Tin Mountain Conservation Center in Albany, NH is displaying works by local artists featuring lands protected by the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust. The exhibit runs from April 7 – May 20,…



MARCH MADNESS in New Hampshire means MAPLE!

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Spring temperatures mean sugaring has begun in the Mt. Washington Valley, so let’s hope for lots of that sweet goodness from Black Mountain to top breakfast favorites at the inn. We’re featuring a special Maple Package at the inn for March and April. The New Hampshire Maple Producers will be hosting Maple Weekend March 24-25.…



Leap Day is February 29 ~ A Lady’s Privilege to Propose

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February has 29 days just once every four years, and 2012 gives you one more day for romance, so why not make sure it’s special? What’s especially romantic about Leap Day? It’s ‘The Ladies’ Privilege’. In past centuries, when tradition dictated men were expected to propose marriage to women, Irish folklore tells us St Bridget struck a…


2012 Snow Sculptures, Jackson NH

Snow Sculpture Competition Jackson NH

The snowflakes are gently falling today, freshening the cross country and downhill trails, and softening the edges of the snow sculptures at Black Mountain. This past weekend our guests enjoyed perfect weather for skiing and for viewing the annual snow sculpting competition. Sculptors began Friday at noon, and worked night and day, encouraged by visitors and Saturday…


Welcome, Winter!

Welcome to Winter at the Inn at Ellis River

The Solstice is past, winter is here, and it is finally looking like a White Christmas at the inn. Attitash, Wildcat, Bretton Woods, Cranmore, and Jackson Ski Touring all are open, and Black Mountain plans to open Monday, December 26. We have discounts for all of them, and remember, you can cross country ski, snowshoe, and…


Inn featured as Jackson named a TOP 10 MOUNTAIN ESCAPE

Inn at Ellis River Welcomes You

BedandBreakfast.Com featured the Inn at Ellis River when it chose Jackson, NH as one of it’s TOP 10 MOUNTAIN ESCAPES! Here’s part of what they said: “Summer is the perfect time to go fly fishing, cycling, seeing free outdoor concerts, visiting historic covered bridges, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking. In the winter, go cross-country skiing, or go downhill…


Ellis River

Ellis River Rapids

The Ellis River stretches from the eastern slopes of Mt. Washington through Pinkham Notch and the village of Jackson where it flows past the inn and under the covered bridge, eventually joining the Saco River in the village of Glen. Crystal Cascade, Glen Ellis Falls and Goodrich Falls all are along the Ellis River.


Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls is reached via the Coppermine Trail off Route116 near Easton, NH, approximately one hour west of the inn. The 80 foot falls are a 5 mile round trip hike of moderate difficulty. The tall main plunge that has the appearance of a bridal veil, and the pool below offers a shady spot…


Thoreau Falls

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Thoreau Falls is somewhat remote, but offers both a scenic view and series of cascades and slides dropping 80 feet along the ledges of the North Fork of the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River. The 5 mile hike to the top of the waterfall takes the Zealand, Ethan Pond, and Thoreau Falls Trails. The…


Thompson Falls

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Thompson Falls is reached by a hike along the Way of the Wildcat Nature Trail that begins behind the base lodge at Wildcat Mountain Ski Area (12 miles north of the inn on Route 16). Passing through woods with mosses and colorful wildflowers, at the far end of the trail’s loop, a path leads to…


Sparkling Cascade

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Sparkling Cascade is a ‘forgotten’ waterfall upstream of Ripley Falls on the right fork of the trail. Although it was listed in some old guidebooks, it is not easily reached via a trail, and may involve bushwhacking in steep terrain.


Silver Cascade

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Silver Cascade is a series of waterfalls descending Crawford Notch. Together with the neighboring Flume Cascade, they are easily seen from Route 302 just east of the Notch (about 30 minutes from the inn). You can enjoy the Cascades from the highway, park and hike, or even view them from the Conway Scenic Railway’s Notch…


Sabbaday Falls

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Sabbaday Falls is located 3.5 miles west of the junction of Bear Notch Road with the Kancamagus Highway (Route 112). The falls flow first through a 5 foot punchbowl into a circular pool; then the water cascades over two plunges of 22 and 8 feet within the gorge. An easy 0.3 mile hike has walking…


Ripley Falls

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Ripley Falls is one of the steepest-angled slides in New England, where Avalanche Brook rushes 100 feet over a smooth rock wall at a 60-degree angle. The 0.6 mile trail climbs up the walls of Crawford Notch from a parking lot off Route 302 in Crawford Notch State Park, about a 25 mile drive northwest…


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