At the heart of any great country inn that guests choose to return to time and again is the Innkeeper who ensures everything is just as you like. At the Lyme Inn, you’ll meet and get to know Innkeeper Jack Elliott. You might find him tending bar in the Inn’s tavern on a Sunday night or serving a meal to your table, but beyond this, he stands ready to help you in a multitude of ways.
Jack is a man of many talents who will surprise you with his breadth of local area knowledge and ease with which he’ll make you feel at home. Serving a fine wine, pouring a frothy beer, or explaining the difference between top-flight bourbons is as easy for Jack as getting you into a local farm to see the latest high-tech milking operations. Or, he may direct you to a road trip into the White Mountains along the scenic Kancamagus Highway, where you’re apt to see moose, bear, an eagle or two, then on into North Conway for a world-class outlet-shopping excursion.
Jack and his family—wife Judy, a very talented interior designer whose charm and talents grace many aspects of the Inn’s décor, and two daughters—have lived in Lyme for 20 years. Raising his daughters in Lyme has cemented the many friendships Jack maintains across generations. Jack is involved in myriad activities around Lyme, from tapping maple trees in the spring to cutting firewood with friends. He’s as likely to be seen on a pair of cross-country skis with a group of people in winter as he is riding his mountain bike or road bike on the stunning roads and trails that surround Lyme. Jack can sometimes be found working on an old tractor that he shares with friends, turning a wooden bowl in his woodshop, or rebuilding an antique MG car in his barn.
All this is to say that seeking out Jack for advice and information is the best way to experience the real New England charm that so many guests appreciate. He’s a local resource not to be missed. You’ll appreciate Jack and his staff members, who are here to make your stay, your special occasion, or your dinner out a special one.