Meet the Innkeepers

Mary & John holding sign " I wasn't born here but I got here as fast as I could'Our story is likely familiar to many – throughout our years in the so-called “corporate world”, we always looked forward to “getting away from it all” due to our busy and often hectic schedules. Eighteen years ago we were introduced to Jackson, New Hampshire – a picturesque and quaint village that gave us the sense of walking back in time when we could imagine things were simpler. We instantly loved Jackson and the surrounding areas so we came back to visit as often as we could.

Over the years we stayed at the various inns Jackson has to offer – each one unique and boasting different things whether beautiful landscapes and views, or top-notch service and amenities or excellent food – normally, all of those things! We left each time looking forward to our next visit – Jackson felt like home to us. The Inn at Ellis River was at the top of our list of favorites!

Gradually our dream of owning an inn, in Jackson began to form and take root. We have countless fond memories of hiking, waterfalls, shopping, fabulous food and relaxing stays at our favorite inns. Finally, after years of dreaming about it, we made it a reality. With the tremendous support and help we received from previous owners Lyn and Frank, as well as Christine and Tini, we’ve become, as Lyn says, “the adoptive parents” of this beautiful inn!

Our primary goal is to continue the previous owners’ tradition of making our guests feel at home and comfortable.

Emma, a miniature dachsundYou’ll also get to know Christine Baumann, who joined the Inn’s staff as assistant innkeeper in 2006, and has been helping care for guests ever since. Tini Isa, together with Lacey Farrell and Jean Belcher, keep the inn sparkling clean and help get our guests’ mornings off to a delicious start at breakfast. Another important member of our innkeeping family is Christine’s Minature Dachshund puppy, Emma. Born in February, 2014, she enjoys greeting guests, tummy rubs, walks, and treats, of course. She is rapidly learning how to assist the staff, even posting on Facebook!

For all of us, creating a special place for our guests to enjoy remains our greatest goal.

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From our Blog

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Still Time to Plan a Holiday Vacation in NH’s White Mountains posted on December 12, 2014


Snowflakes are falling in Jackson, the slopes and trails are open, and the Inn at Ellis River is decorated in it’s holiday best. If you haven’t planned your getaway to our winter wonderland, there’s still time! If you need a break from these hectic days, sneak away for a quick bit of serenity with our…


Celebrate Halloween with Spooky Gingerbread Bars posted on October 31, 2014


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…

Pumpkin Person on chaise

Jackson, NH Pumpkin People Visit Until October 31! posted on October 14, 2014


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…

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17 Harriman Road,
PO Box 656, Jackson, NH 03846
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