Come See Ice Carving & Snow Sculpture Competitions in Jackson, NH

Ice Sculpture Jackson NH 2012

January brings out a variation on White Mountain artists ~ our brave sculptors of ice and snow! The Wentworth, here in Jackson, will host the 18th annual Great Ice Carvers of New England Invitational Ice Carving Competition on Monday, January, 7, 2013. The challenge begins at 10:00 am, and competitors have until 1:00 pm to…


Museum of White Mountain Art hosts ‘On the Road to Jackson’ Inaugural Exhibit

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Jackson, NH’s newest museum and art gallery opened this fall, and it’s free inaugural exhibition is on display through January 6, 2013. ‘The Road to Jackson: A Glimpse of the White Mountains of New Hampshire’ features a selection of 47 nineteenth century paintings from private collections that depict scenes along routes south from Gorham, north…


It’s time to plan you holiday getaway to New Hampshire’s White Mountains!

Minature village made of cookies

Snowflakes are falling in Jackson, and soon we will be surrounded by a winter wonderland. Ski areas at Bretton Woods, Wildcat, and Cranmore are open! The Inn at Ellis River has packages for all kinds of holiday getaways – before Christmas, plan a Shopping Getaway, or a just a Midweek Escape from pre-holiday stress. Jingle…


Milk Chocolate Fudge ~ Our Gift for the Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour

Horses and sleigh in the snow

The Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour returns to Jackson, NH, for Thanksgiving weekend through the weekend of December 22, 2012, with a festive sleigh ride through the village that stops at inns and shops for chocolate treastures.  One of the Five Tasty Tours in the Granite State named by the Concord Insider, this popular holiday event combines two holiday favorites ~…


Let it snow! Guess when we’ll have our first snowfall in Jackson, NH?

Frank and Christine building a snowman

November is here, and our thoughts at the Inn at Ellis River turn to snowflakes, skiing, sleigh rides, and our winter wonderland. This year the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a contest to predict the date and time of the first 6 inch snowfall in one continuous storm. The winner receives half of…


Get Ready for the Holidays with Easy Party Appetizer Recipes

Cheddar Shortbreads with glass of red wine and ornament

The Holiday Season is approaching, and we want to help you get ready to enjoy the festivities with friends and family. November shopping bargains abound in North Conway and Jackson, and we’ll help you with some easy recipes for entertaining. The Inn at Ellis River is partnering with some other members of Country Inns in…


Time for a Shopping Getaway in Tax-Free New Hampshire!

Mt Washington & Valley in November

You’ll find lots of great shopping bargains and artisan crafts, so plan your getaway any time this November for a great late fall escape. We’ve put together a great MIDWEEK package with special savings. For WEEKEND getaways, November 3-4, 2012, is NH Open Doors, when you can visit studios of members of the League of…


Halloween is coming, so visit Cranmore Mountain’s Ghoulog on your weekend getaway!

Headless maid doll with pumpkin head

Every year, Cranmore Mountain turns into a frightful place on weekends in October with their Ghoulog. What’s a ghoul? According to folklore, it’s a monster that resides in graveyards and similar uninhabited places whose favorite snack is human flesh. Then what is a Ghoulog? A frightful hour-long experience that leads the unsuspecting through a series…


Pumpkin People Have Returned to Jackson, New Hampshire

Pumpkin King & Queen

For the 25th year, Jackson is celebrating the “Return of the Pumpkin People”, with over 70 displays for everyone to enjoy. You’ll find Pumpkin Man in the Mountains, Angry Birds, Circus clowns, the Grinch, ET, artists, leaf peepers in a pickup, Sesame Street favorites, plus many other movie, TV, and fairy tale characters. It often…


It’s Time for the Fryeburg Fair ~ Maine’s Blue Ribbon Classic

Pumpkins and Lavender Yellow Mums

Foliage season in the White Mountains means it’s time for the Fryeburg Fair, September 30 – October 7, 2012. The biggest agricultural fair in Maine began 162 years ago, organized by the West Oxford Agricultural Society which includes 16 towns in Western Maine and 6 in Eastern New Hampshire. It’s a family-oriented country fair with…


A Scenic Foliage Drive in New Hampshire’s White Mountains

Winding Road near Mount Washington

Fall foliage color is arriving in the White Mountains. Frosty nights mean that the reds, oranges and yellows of New Hampshire’s spectacular foliage season are appearing along the Kancamagus Highway, and in the Great North Woods and the Mount Washington Valley. From Jackson, try a foliage itinerary that will take you over Hurricane Mountain Road,…


Enjoy a Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch on your Fall Weekend Getaway

Aerial view of corn maze

What is a fall weekend without a trip to a pumpkin patch, farmstand, and corn maze for outdoor fun? Plan to include Sherman Farm in nearby East Conway, NH, in your getaway plans. Visit their Farm Stand and Pumpkin Patch to pick out your own pumpkins and produce to bring home. Then take a hayride…







Jackson Falls, NH is a beautiful place for wedding vows!

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It’s been a romantic few weeks at the Inn at Ellis River, with a proposal, two elopements, an intimate wedding reception for family and friends after a Jackson Falls wedding, several honeymoons, and anniversary getaways galore! The scenic beauty of Jackson Falls is a natural backdrop for many of these special moments, or sometimes guests…





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…





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