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. 


Winter continues with a variety of temperatures!  We have had a snowfall or two here turning our 17 acres into an absolutely beautiful wonderland.  The trees are silhouetted in white and it is as if the whole world is blanketed in serenity.  We love to venture out after a snowfall to breathe in the fresh air, view the glistening landscape, and revel at seeing the footprints of some small animal, hear the sounds of the trees, or catch the flight of small bird that has decided to winter over in our woods.  

After a jaunt in the wild, a cup of hot cocoa sitting by the fireplace in the library is  a welcome treat and a great place to cuddle up with a good book.

February is just around the corner so if you are thinking of something special for your loved one now is the time to book a reservation for Valentine's Weekend.  We usually get a number of last minute requests right before Valentine's which we unfortunately have to turn away.  So, you might want to plan ahead - maybe even order some chocolates or flowers or even a cheese platter to share.  

Hope to see you soon,

Theo and Elaine



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Valentine's Day Getaway 2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015

Treat your loved one right this year!  Surprise that special someone in your life with a romantic weekend getaway.  This year do something original and come visit us at The RoseMary Inn  over in scenic Knowlton Township.  Located in northwestern New Jersey,... .. read more..

Audubon Members Welcome!
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hey friends! Hello from  The RoseMary Inn ...Hope you all are enjoying the fresh air of the chilly months.  It's a great time to go birding too - scope out a Northern Shrike or possibly even catch a Northern Rough-winged Swallow if you're lucky.  Come stay in luxury while you'... .. read more..

Raptor Migrations on Raccoon Ridge
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hey all you birders! Now is a great time to get away from all the hustle and bustle and come visit us here at The RoseMary Inn . Raccoon Ridge is only a few minutes away from us and it's the perfect time of year for the serious birder as well as just the nature lover. Our friend Brian Hardim... .. read more..


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