A little slice of heaven 30 Miles From Manhattan.


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In 1905 a well to do New York City businessman built the Estate House at Ellinwood. Surrounded with pine trees to cleanse the air, the home was built as a retreat and place of healing for his daughter Ellin, the Estate’s namesake. Today the carefully and luxuriously remodelled Estate serves a similar function: a place away from it all, yet close to it all. This airy and well appointed Estate House sits on a nature preserve of nearly 80 acres in Morris County, NJ. Combining elements of Craftsman and French Country charm with modern conveniences, the House will put you at ease, a place for retreat and re-connection. Arriving at the Estate, after pulling up through the farm fields and charming original barns, you will come to the peak of Kings Hill and take in the grounds, whose charm will be immediately apparent. After settling in, as you walk out onto the Belvedere porch and take in the view of the New Jersey Highlands, you will completely forget you are just 30 miles from downtown Manhattan. With our Base Package the charming and luxurious estate house is all yours to enjoy. Increase the luxury with our Full Service Package, which includes breakfast, packed lunch, and a turn-down service. ----------------------------- * Escape the City for a weekend of relaxed charm with a special someone or a group of friends * Lounge around a campfire, taking in the spectacular view with cocktails as you await your catered dinner in the airy and windowed dining room * Explore the nearly 80 acre preserve, walking along the historic, and now private, Kings Highway, which formerly ran through the property * Enjoy a couple's massage in the Sunroom after a rejuvenating soak in our 6’ whirlpool tubs * Spend the day exploring the phenomenal beauty of the Highlands region and an evening in Morristown’s historic downtown * Why have your business meetings in a crowded office? Build team and gain perspective with an overnight retreat at the Estate

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  1. Iman H.
    The Ellinwood Estate met our expectations and beyond. It was the perfect girls getaway for 5 busy ladies looking for some R&R. We highly recommend this home for your stay. Our group spent a lot of time in the kitchen...and we wanted for absolutely nothing to pull off our culinary skills. They have everything! Looking forward to returning. Totally miss the breathtaking view of the mountains just a few steps away in the backyard. 04 December 2016 - 04:40:33
  2. Alexandra M.
    We loved escaping to Ellinwood for cozy winter weekends. The house is beautifully appointed with lots of light, comfortable furnishings, a stocked fireplace, and every kitchen utensil you could need! The picture perfect setting atop a hill overlooking the 80 acre wooded estate makes it feel like a true country retreat. The many parks in the area provided great hiking trails for excursions. Boonton is a quaint town with a few cute shops. 08 April 2017 - 13:01:00
  3. Charles W.
    We absolutely loved staying at this beautiful home and estate. We stayed twice in 2016 - once in April for a long weekend to test it out and then again for the entire month of December. Giovanni couldn't have been a better host and we loved being out of the City for a month in the winter with a fireplace that was in action every day. I can't say enough about the home - we would be renting it again for the month of December if we weren't moving to Palm Springs this year. Best, Charles and Jack 08 April 2017 - 14:21:00
  4. David E.
    Had the perfect holiday - peace and quiet in beautiful countryside interspersed with easy day trips to New York . Our accommodation was really comfy, quirky and luxurious. Giovanni was always on hand but never intrusive. He anticipated what we would need before we did ! A perfect holiday. 20 April 2017 - 19:41:00
  5. Hans
    Arriving at the Little slice of heaven we were most friendly welcomed by Giovanni, the open fire in the living room was burning making us feel at home instantly.We stayed in the house with 5 adults and 4 little kids. The grounds were a real joy to our 4 grandsons. The house was exactly as pictured on the internet. First grocery requirements were on hand and Giovanni was just a text message away. We enjoyed every corner and minute of/in the house. Recommend this away from home property. Hans & Wilma Hamilton 02 May 2017 - 17:46:00
  6. Susan V.
    This house was more beautiful than we could have imagined. The property is breathtaking. It is so private and picturesque. The house was everyone's dream house. Between the kitchen, the dining and living room and all the spacious bedrooms, you couldn't want for anything more. We were lucky to have great weather and were able to enjoy the front patio area and the back porch that provided us with breathtaking views. Our host Giovanni was incredible. He made sure we could check in the time we wanted and also supplied us with everything to make a delicious breakfast. I would highly recommend this house....and we plan to come back and stay longer!!! Thank you again Giovanni!! 03 May 2017 - 16:16:00
  7. carl c.
    We had our cousins weekend reunion at Ellinwood and it was wonderful. Ellinwood is a 1905 estate artfully and beautifully renovated as such with all the latest appliances and comforts including a heated bathroom floor and even electric salt and pepper shakers! The view and natural setting are timeless and breath taking. Most of all we had the care of Giovanni and the utter joy of being together in this very special place. We look forward to returning to Ellinwood. 14 May 2017 - 14:10:00
  8. Whitney Q.
    We could not have been happier with our stay - the house and property were gorgeous, and Giovanni was more than accommodating for our group of 7! We look forward to staying again and would HIGHLY recommend this home to anyone! 10 June 2017 - 19:48:00
  9. Chris F.
    This was our second stay at Ellinwood; we stayed there previously in the fall of last year and were really wowed by the beauty of the property in the fall and how cozy the house felt. It was a true 'home away from home' for us and a great way to have a central place for my extended out of town NJ family to gather. This trip was about celebrating my Mom's 84th birthday. She absolutely LOVED this place in the fall when we brought her here and we thought that it was a perfect setting to celebrate her birthday with the family. The weather was absolutely beautiful while we were here and we were able to make really good use of the outdoor spaces on this property to play one of her favorite games....bocce. It had been years since we had the chance to do that together and this was a very special memory. We also made full use of the stone porch during our stay. It was an ideal place to gather for a game at night around the outdoor dining table or to have our morning coffee and read the paper while overlooking the mountains. I really can't say enough about how much we love this property. It really does help you just slow down and appreciate the beauty around you and enjoy your time with others. I have never seen my mom as relaxed as she was on either of these trips and we were thrilled to be able to provide a place that brought her so much peace and joy. This will always be top on our list of favorite places in the east. Also, I would be remiss if I did not mention the wonderful caretaker of this property. Giovanni is always very welcoming and really goes out of his way to make sure that everything is perfect! We were greeted on this trip with a refrigerator full of breakfast staples for our family after arriving on Thursday evening (eggs, bacon, milk, bread, orange juice). That was such a help and allowed us to enjoy our first evening there without running right out to the grocery store. He was always just a phone call away if we needed anything. Absolutely one of the best hosts we have ever had! We are looking forward to planning our next trip back! 29 June 2017 - 16:55:00
  10. Chris F.
    We stayed in this beautiful house in November 2016 to celebrate a holiday together with my extended family (from NJ). We used this house as a 'home base' for people to gather and to have our meals/visit with each other. I can't say enough about the house and the land that it sits on. The property is breathtaking; it is hard to believe that you have so much land to roam around on. The house has been beautifully restored down to the last detail and feels incredibly warm and airy at the same time. Our family is usually spread out in a house with multiple gathering rooms but in this house, we found that we spent so much more time together enjoying each other's company because the living room was the place that you just couldn't stay away from. It was so inviting with a fireplace, a surround sound system, and a wonderfully placed chess board and I was amazed to find our adult children engrossed almost full time in chess competitions with each other when they would normally be off watching TV or playing video games. The rest of the family just made themselves at home and really enjoyed each other's company in a way that is tougher to do when you are surrounded by so much distraction. The kitchen was also absolutely beautiful. It served as a secondary gathering place for our family and was amazingly comfortable to work in and very well stocked with everything we needed....it allowed for preparation of an amazing meal for the family! The bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs have all been redecorated in a very simple, but beautiful way; it was so easy to find myself relaxed and getting a good night's sleep. I would be remiss if I did not mention the amazing care that Giovanni took to make sure that everything we needed was available. He arranged to have an extra table put in for us in the dining room to accommodate the larger group and also went out and brought a special tablecloth to fit the extended table length. The table was all set to go when we arrived with beautiful decoration as well. He also made sure that he was available for anything that we needed during our stay and helped us out with ideas for where to buy groceries, etc. when we arrived. His hospitality is absolutely the best that I have experienced anywhere...he is an absolute gem! We definitely plan to return when we can to this beautiful place. There is no question that this property is absolutely 'a little slice of heaven'!!! 21 April 2017 - 17:07:00
  11. Brooke H.
    Just as the description says - this property is truly a slice of heaven, not far from the hustle and bustle of the real world. We were a group of 9 women that stayed at Ellinwood Estates for 2 nights in May, 2016, to celebrate a bride-to-be! From the minute we arrived at Ellinwood Estates all of our cares and concerns melted away - Giovanni, the owner, did a fantastic job of making sure we felt welcomed! Everything from eggs, bacon, and milk to toothpaste, shampoo, and body wash were provided in order to make our stay a worry-free enjoyment. Giovanni was attentive and available if we had any questions or needed ANYTHING while we were there. He was also instrumental in helping to hire a yoga instructor and private chef to come to the house during our stay. We had a fabulous yoga instructor that taught us a class out in the peony garden beneath a shaded tree while the sun was shining and a gentle wind blew. The sounds of nature (and even an appearance of 2 friendly deer) complimented our class! We relaxed and enjoyed the sunshine and beautiful views of the property before being spoiled with a private home cooked meal later that night. We only wish we could have stayed longer and can not wait to return for our next mini-vacation just a stones throw outside of NYC. 16 May 2016 - 13:57:00
  12. Marilyn D.
    The Ellinwood Estate home is an absolutely beautiful, updated, upscale, lovingly maintained home. Everything was just as described and photographed, it was perfect for us. The kitchen is well stocked with many amenities, including all the staples you will need. The bedrooms are spacious and the mattresses and more than ample amount of pillows are oh so very comfortable. The long drive up from the main road and the surrounding acres of woods made it an ideal location for privacy and a peaceful, quiet time. The unbelievable, total silence at night provided the best sleep we have had in years. We enjoyed the many excellent restaurants in the area. We visited family and friends, relaxed and even hosted a family reunion. The home is well suited for a get together and our guests raved about the house and the grounds. We have been renting during the summer for the past 13 years in different states and different areas in New Jersey. Nothing even comes close in comparison to Ellinwood. Giovanni was welcoming and generous in his genuine hospitality. He responded immediately to our every need and request, even offered suggestions and helped in purchasing items for our reunion. He went out of his way to make us comfortable and feel at home. You are the best! Thank you, Giovanni! Joe and Marilyn, Jupiter FL 11 October 2017 - 16:59:00
  13. Alexandra M.
    We spent several winter months in this house and had a wonderful time. The house is newly renovated but with old style charm. The large number of acres allow you to feel like you are hours away from New York City when in reality you are only about 30 miles away. The best part of the experience was the house manager Giovanni who took care of every problem that arose. 11 April 2016 - 15:33:44
  14. Gabrielle L.
    My family and I spent a few days at the estate to celebrate my sister's 40th birthday. The house fit our family of 7 adults and 2 kiddies very comfortably. Giovanni was a wonderful host and met us when we arrived to give us a tour of the house and show us around. He even gave us some fruit, wine and stuff for breakfast! The house was amazing - everything you see in the pictures but more charming in real life. We had most of our meals out on the patio and enjoyed relaxing on the lawn. During an afternoon rainstorm, we all cuddled in the living room and played board games and watched netflix (so nice everything was set up!). Giovanni was super helpful when I had a few questions about using the motion sensor light switches and the hose for the kids - he came right over no questions asked. We also had a chef cater dinner one evening which was such a treat - and he left the kitchen cleaner than when we arrived. We were too busy enjoying the house that we didn't have a chance to go on a hike or a stroll in Boonton, but hopefully we'll be able to visit again soon. Would totally recommend for a family getaway or a fun weekend with friends. Amazing stay. 08 August 2016 - 13:35:00
  15. joan m.
    Ellinwood Estate provided the setting for our family to spend time together, relax and rejuvenate ourselves. This location is within easy (less than an hour) access of NYC in case you find the peacefulness too quiet. The amenities of this home are endless - spa bathrooms, chef's kitchen, entertaining areas inside & out, plenty of space so everyone can find a corner to claim. Literally arrive with your personal belongings and enjoy amazing views, lush furnishings and country life. Comfortable beds insured great mornings. Boonton community is handy and offers everything else you may need in shopping, dining, entertainment. Ellinwood's host pleasantly at hand and helpful whenever necessary. Future travel to the area will begin with checking Ellinwood availability. 01 August 2016 - 08:49:00
  16. Vincent R.
    My family of six thoroughly enjoyed their stay at Ellinwood. A beautiful and tranquil setting, helped us all, recharge and re-energise over our vacation stay. The deer and the odd passing black bear, provided for great excitement and entertainment. Most memorable though, was sitting in the kitchen, with a wonderful uninterrupted view of the panoramic landscape sipping a glass of wine and savouring the peace and calm. Giovanni was attentive, and responded immediately to any request, and he presented Ellinwood at its charming best. We would definitely return. 29 July 2016 - 11:24:21
  17. Richard C.
    This classic home had everything we needed. The house was as presented in the photos and in the property description. In fact 9 out of 9 of our family felt it was beyond their expectations. We never felt crowded. The layout of both floors may it easy to be private or not. The gourmet kitchen became the gathering place morning and evening. With it's expansive view of the mountains and top-notch equipment it became the place to be. Adjacent to the kitchen was a pleasant dining room that comfortably handled our wonderful meals together as a family. The location was perfect for our week together to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary. Within an hour we were in the city. In less than 10 minutes there was shopping and restaurants. We arrived after the summer season had ended and the outdoor furniture was in storage. Fortunately for us the weather for the whole week was unseasonably warm (perfect for outdoor meals). To accommodate us Giovanni quickly pulled the outdoor tables and chairs from storage. To make our evenings even better he provided a fire pit and plenty of firewood. Giovanni was a pleasure to deal with (a true professional). We'll be back. 30 October 2017 - 22:18:00
  18. Penny B.
    This beautifully decorated and well-equipped home is a must for anyone considering a comfy, cozy, classy getaway! Our family of 6 adults and one child were more than pleased with all this home has to offer. The European charm of this very private and quite exclusive home made for a very pleasant reunion with our family. We couldnt have asked for more. We will certainly return - hopefully in the summer months to be able to enjoy the outdoor amenities, as well. Although the weather was perfect for a stroll around the property on an elusive unicorn hunt (granddaughter of 5 years insisted it was a perfect place for unicorns to stay because of the privacy)! We could only imagine the flowers and trees in full bloom! Giovanni was a truly gracious host. We were so glad that all of the necessities to make a beautiful breakfast were waiting for our family - compliments of Giovanni - as we were exhausted from our travel and did not have to immediately go to the grocery store! If you love to cook, the kitchen is totally equipped with anything and everything! The fireplace was the icing on the cake! Thank you , Giovanni for everything. Our best to you and your family. 04 December 2017 - 23:58:00
  19. Virginia S.
    Giovanni thought of everything! Not a detail missed in this beautiful home. Great house and great weekend! 16 October 2017 - 14:20:00
  20. Robert B.
    My far flung family gathered to spend a Christmas here. It was perfect! The caretaker was so good that he even made sure that it snowed overnight for a white Christmas morning. Beautiful property, convenient location, we loved it. 07 January 2018 - 14:31:00

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