Meet the Innkeepers

Meet the Innkeepers

Danny & Donna Leyden are now the new, proud owners of this landmark business. They have long dreamed of owning the perfect inn where they would be able to host guests, cook delicious breakfasts, and live in an area that most people only get to visit. Upon first seeing the Carter Notch Inn, they knew this was the place for them. “We love the Jackson area and absolutely fell in love with the Carter Notch Inn. This is a picture-perfect spot overlooking the mountains and golf course.”

The Leydens plan to maintain the charm, high standards and reputation of the Carter Notch Inn by continuing to offer excellent service, superior accommodations, and a hearty, delicious breakfast. We will work hard to retain the Trip Advisor number one Inn rating within the town of Jackson! Guests will certainly feel welcome after being greeted by Donna’s charm and Dan’s joyous laugh.

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Inn History

“Life goes on and some things never change.”

As the noteriety of the village of Jackson increased, large hotels were built, many offering more than 100 rooms each. One of these large great hotels was the Eagle Mountain House, which was built originally in 1879 by Cyrus E. & Marcia Gayle. The present Carter Notch Inn was built around 1890 near the large hotel and began its life as a two room “annex” for overflow guests of the main Inn. As the Gale family grew, it was decided to enlarge the “Annex” for use as the family homestead. The two parlors were incorporated into one large living room with a beautiful fireplace and a kitchen and 5 bedrooms were added.

Over the years other changes were made and at one time it housed the serving staff of the Eagle Mountain House. After years of neglect, the “Annex” was completely renovated and opened for business again in 1994 as the Carter Notch Inn.

It is easy to understand why this Inn and its location is so popular. Step back into time with us and enjoy life as it is and was.

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