The RoseMary Inn, a Columbia, New Jersey bed and breakfast, is located on 17 pastoral acres in scenic Knowlton Township. This B&B offering lodging accommodations in Northern NJ is the beautifully renovated residence of innkeepers Theo and Elaine Nagelmakers. Guests of the Inn have the opportunity to enjoy all that the Skylands Region has to offer, including the Delaware River National Recreation Area, the Appalachian Trail, the Lakota Wolf Preserve, and the Paulinskill Valley Trail for a variety of naturalist activities including hiking, biking, canoeing, riding, and bird watching.

Come enjoy a calming retreat in one of their five gracious bedrooms.  Each guestroom blends old-world charm with modern conveniences including free wireless connectivity, luxurious amenities, and private bathrooms.  Relax on the patio overlooking the spring-fed pond or stroll the property’s trails rich with wildlife and local flora.  Play a round of golf on the nearby Blair Academy course, try one of the many Pocono area links, or simply cuddle up in the library with a good book.

Your options abound at The RoseMary Inn, and they are all offered with gracious hospitality that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Our guests can’t wait for breakfast. A traditional-style European breakfast lures guests to the table every morning. Maybe it’s the aroma of freshly baked-from-scratch German apple cake, lemon blueberry tea cake, or cinnamon scones. Maybe it’s the prospect of ricotta cheese crepes, Spanish omelets, or a vegetable quiche. Or it could be the simpler allure of artisan breads, fresh fruit cup, spice poached pears, or baked apples stuffed with homemade granola. Of course, it’s all accompanied by freshly brewed coffee, juice, and an assortment of black and herbal teas.

Our multiple-course menu varies with the seasons and whimsy of the chef who uses treasured family recipes passed down over generations and collected during decades of international travel. With a little prior notice, we try to accommodate special diets and even pack a light ‘to go’ breakfast if you have a full day ahead.

We also offer an afternoon sweet. Think English pecan shortbread, Norwegian cardamom cookies, and Dutch spice snaps (like a ginger snap only better). And they're all made with the freshest of locally grown ingredients.

Complimentary full breakfast is served between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. 


We're finally coming to the end of what seems like a very LONG winter.  Today we're having rain, mist and fog which are certain to deal a death blow to the last of our snow and ice.  Where the snow has receded we are seeing the signs of a new season.  Sprouts of springtime bulbs are appearing...crocus, daffodils, tulips, and hyacinth....a very welcome sight indeed.  Bursts of vivid colors not only brighten the landscape but they lift one's soul.

Now that the heaviness of this hard winter has passed, consider a getaway to become refreshed.  Come enjoy some beautiful surroundings, an incredible night's rest, and awake to a wonderful full homemade breakfast and some all around great hospitality.     

We'd love to welcome you and we hope to see you soon.

Theo and Elaine

P.S.  Be sure to check out Trip Advisor for our latest 2-night special.



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Northern New Jersey Area Farmers Markets
Friday, April 17, 2015

Fresh blueberries? Fresh strawberries?  Oh yeah, it's that time of the year again! ...and that means it's time to indulge in some fresh local produce. We here at The RoseMary Inn always use the finest of fresh produce from our local farms. From fresh asparagus and mushrooms used in our homem... .. read more..

Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Greetings from The RoseMary Inn ! Welcome to the scenic section of New Jersey where nature and comfort surround you. We have some exiting new exhibits at our local Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum . Just a half hour away, this museum has ongoing exhibits right now that include 'Stories of WWI', 'The... .. read more..

Northern NJ Entertainment
Friday, March 13, 2015

Hey everybody! Time to dust the snow off the hot rod and venture outside again. Come stay with us in tranquil surroundings here at The RoseMary Inn , and while you're here pampering yourselves with some much deserved time off, make sure to include some social goings-on . Comedian Ron White from t... .. read more..


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