At the heart of any great country inn is the Innkeeper. At the Lyme Inn, you’ll meet and get to know Innkeeper Jack Elliott.
Jack is a man of many talents who will surprise you with his breadth of local knowledge and the ease with which he’ll make you feel at home. In addition to making sure you have everything you need for your stay, Jack can arrange for a visit to a local farm or to a sugar house in early spring, where you can see a maple syrup-making operation in action Jack can direct you to the scenic Kancamagus Highway for a road trip into the White Mountains where you’re apt to see moose, bear, and an eagle or two, then on into North Conway for a world-class outlet-shopping excursion.
Jack and his family—wife Judy, a talented interior designer whose work graces many of the Inn’s rooms, 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 in winter as he is riding a 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 in his barn.
All this is to say that Jack is a great source for advice and information, and meeting him is the best way to experience the real New England charm that so many guests appreciate.
You’ll appreciate Jack and his staff members, who are here to make your stay or your event a special one.