Meet the Innkeepers

Frank and Lyn

When guests ask us why chose to be innkeepers, the usual response is INN-sanity! But by that we mean we 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.

Our journey to innkeeping began over a decade ago when we 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 we did not buy that inn, our dream began to evolve, and we 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 Lyn 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 us to the special village of Jackson and the Inn at Ellis River in 2004, where we have been fulfilling our dream ever since.

Miniature Daschund in grassChristine Baumann joined our staff as assistant innkeeper in 2006, and has been helping care for our guests ever since. Tini Isa, together with Marek and Ola, our international student trainees from Poland this summer, keep the inn sparkling clean and help get our guests’ mornings off to a delicious start at breakfast. The newest member of our innkeeping family is Christine’s Minature Dachshund puppy, Emma. Born in February, she is currently undergoing guest services training, and we hope she will soon step into the large paw prints left by our Welsh Corgi, Ginger, who welcomed our guests until 2011. Frank, Christine, and our staff focus full time on creating the hospitality for which the inn is known. In addition to innkeeping, Lyn 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.perrenial garden


From our Blog

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August 24 is National Waffle Day ~Celebrate All Month! posted on August 14, 2014

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Let’s celebrate National Waffle Day (August 24) all month ~ this special breakfast treat deserves it. Why August 24? The date marks Cornelius Swarthout’s patenting of the waffle iron on that day in 1689. (As a bonus, International Waffle Day, which originated in Sweden, is March 25, so plan to celebrate again when winter winds…


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White Mountain Art & Artisans Events posted on August 7, 2014

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Jackson, NH’s annual White Mountain Art & Artisan Festival takes place Saturday August 16 (10 am to 5 pm) and Sunday August 17, 2014 (10 am to 4 pm). This juried event is one of New Hampshire’s premier art and artisan festivals, featuring works by more than 40 artists presenting fine arts, sculpture, glass and…


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7 Days & 7 Ways to Beat August Heat~ The White Mountains are Calling! posted on August 3, 2014

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August heat is here ~ Have you made plans for your summer getaway yet? Don’t miss your chance to chill out in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Here are 7 cool ways to spend your days in August! Lounge by the heated pool at the Inn at Ellis River, jump in when ready. Snack on refreshing…


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