Owners and Innkeepers, Cranmore Inn, Board Members White Mountains Pride, Directors and Volunteers at M&D Playhouse
As a family, the Bellis-Bennetts are all about the arts.
The Bellis-Bennett’s are also heavily involved with White Mountains Pride, a non-profit that works to bring empowerment, and inclusion to all LGBTQ people, and their friends and families. It’s flagship event is a month-long celebration throughout June, that features art, theater, hiking, and more.
Christopher Bellis and Eddie Bennett have owned the Cranmore Inn for ten years, along with their two teenage children, David and Sherie. After working in fast-paced jobs in many of the East Coast’s metropolises, they decided to reevaluate what they were looking for as a family. With both children under the age of ten at the time, they decided that there was no better time to make a move, and make a change.
Both Christopher and Eddie have such a welcoming nature and a love of hosting guests. Combined with their love of skiing, and the potential they saw in the multi-season destination that is Mt. Washington Valley they decided to go all in and buy Cranmore Inn, and become innkeepers.
Being innkeepers allows them to put in practice their belief that Leave No Trace reaches further than just preserving and protecting the natural environment; they believe it stretches out to encompass every aspect of life. They support sustainability through paying fair wages to their employees, supporting affordable housing initiatives through MWV Housing Coalition, championing equality for all through their work with White Mountains Pride, and backing the arts, in addition to working toward preservation efforts for the valley’s natural resources through the MWV Trails Association.
For complete trip planning resources and information, explore this site, visitmwv.com, or call 800-367-3364 (800-DO-SEE-NH) to talk to a Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce rep. To learn more about New Hampshire vacations, go to www.VisitNH.gov.