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 still continue with winter's cold temperatures and have been refilling our bird feeders quite often.  We seem to have a real following of birds.  Not only that but our pond has been home to a number of Mallard ducks all season long.

Old man winter will have to give it up at some point, howver, because Spring is just around the corner. Brides are already looking forward to making wedding plans and have a great opportunity with the upcoming Bridal Expo hosted by Bello Giorno at their facility on Route 46 just minutes from us.  This event takes place on March 14th from 12-4 p.m.  The Schiano Family who have years of experience in the catering business would love you to join them and consider how they might make your day a truly unforgettable experience.  Bello Giorno (which means 'beautiful day' in Italian) with its terraced gardens and artistically landscaped courtyards by the neighboring picturesque Pequest River is reminiscent of an Italian villa.  Come explore the possibilities for your perfect occasion whether it be a large or small event.

Consider a stay with us to have a perfect ending of a perfect day.    

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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