Meet the Innkeepers

Frank and LynWhen guests ask Frank why he chose to be an innkeeper, the usual response is INN-sanity! But by that he means he want to provide a very special place where guests can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings that help ground us in a sometimes too busy and chaotic world ~ to remember to ‘stop and smell the flowers’ before life hurries on.

The journey to innkeeping began over a decade ago when he and his wife learned about the sale of a long-closed inn in the small village in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom where our family has a summer cottage. Although they did not buy that inn, the dream began to evolve, and they spent the next several years seeking and learning. Frank shifted his focus from his former positions in civil engineering and in food production to studying hotel and restaurant management while his wife continued her teaching and administrative career on campus at Kansas State University. A journey that included a winter inn-ternship and summer spent as resident innkeepers at an inn in Vermont finally brought them to the special village of Jackson and the Inn at Ellis River in 2004, where they have been fulfilling a dream ever since. Christine Baumann has been assisting them with innkeeping since 2006, and Peter and Tamara Lique Natove joined the innkeeping staff in 2013. Frank and the staff focus on creating the hospitality for which the inn is known, while Frank’s wife continues in her role as a professor at Kansas State, teaching via the web in a multi-university graduate program in gerontology.

Ten years later, creating a special place for our guests to enjoy remains our greatest goal.


From our Blog

Welcome Spring with Maple Banana Bacon Muffins posted on March 26, 2014

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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…


Art Celebrates Place Exhibit 2014

New Hampshire Art Exhibit Highlights Mt. Washington Valley posted on March 18, 2014

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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…


xcskiing Jackson NH

Jackson NH has Great Spring XC Skiing and Snowshoeing posted on March 11, 2014

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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…


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