Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: Pine Ellis

  1. #1
    Administrator attroll's Avatar
    Join Date
    09-03-2002
    Location
    Denmark, Maine, United States
    Age
    61
    Posts
    5,504
    Journal Entries
    201
    Images
    558

    Default Pine Ellis

    I just wanted to pass along some news. I went to visit Pine Ellis in Andover Maine this past weekend and found out that Ilene the owner had a mild heart attack a week ago and is still recovering, she is doing well. I did not get to see her because she was sleeping but her son in-law David filled me in. For anyone that has ever stayed there they know what a wonderful person Ilene is.

    I sent my get well card out to her today. She will be in my thoughts.

    Just wanted to pass this news on for those that know her.
    AT Troll (2010)
    Time does not wait for you, it keeps on rolling.

    Whiteblaze.net User Agreement.

  2. #2
    Super Moderator Marta's Avatar
    Join Date
    01-30-2005
    Location
    NW MT
    Posts
    5,468
    Images
    56

    Default

    Thanks for the news. Ilene is a wonderful person who was very good to me when I stayed there.
    If not NOW, then WHEN?

    ME>GA 2006
    http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=3277

    Instagram hiking photos: five.leafed.clover

  3. #3
    Peakbagger Extraordinaire The Solemates's Avatar
    Join Date
    10-30-2003
    Location
    Appalachian Ohio
    Posts
    4,382

    Default

    very good to us as well!! didnt her husband pass away a few years ago?
    The only thing better than mountains, is mountains where you haven't been.

    amongnature.blogspot.com

  4. #4
    Donating Member/AT Class of 2003 - The WET year
    Join Date
    09-27-2002
    Location
    Laramie, WY
    Age
    71
    Posts
    7,151
    Images
    90

    Default

    Was treated like royalty when I stayed there in 2003.

    'Slogger
    The more I learn ...the more I realize I don't know.

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    11-20-2002
    Location
    Damascus, Virginia
    Age
    61
    Posts
    31,206

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by The Solemates View Post
    very good to us as well!! didnt her husband pass away a few years ago?
    just over a year ago

  6. #6

    Default

    Paul passed at the end of July last year about three weeks after I stayed there. I saw Ilene about a month ago and she has been in amazing spirits as time has moved on.
    I will pay a visit on my way to Monson in September. Beautiful woman.

  7. #7

    Default

    My son and I stayed there in 2005 they were some of the nicest folks we met on our hike. Thoughts and prayers for her and her husband

  8. #8

    Default

    He passed away the night of July 14th last year when we were zeroing there. Great folks. Just before dinner that night I was talking to Eileen about her husband's condition and hospice care, she had said that he was not quite ready for that yet. When she came to the house (she lives at another house) in the middle of the night I knew something was wrong. What was weird was the General Store was broken into on the same night.

  9. #9

    Default Same for me in 2006...

    Quote Originally Posted by Footslogger View Post
    Was treated like royalty when I stayed there in 2003.

    'Slogger
    She and her husband are wonderful people. What a shame. I'll have to send her a get-well card when I'm in a town next.

  10. #10
    The Local Johnny Reb
    Join Date
    03-29-2007
    Location
    Mississippi
    Age
    36
    Posts
    462
    Images
    27

    Default

    best of luck to her on the recovery
    -Jason

  11. #11
    Registered User wakapak's Avatar
    Join Date
    07-23-2006
    Location
    NH
    Age
    45
    Posts
    2,432
    Images
    3

    Default

    sounds like she is recovering pretty well, heard that she was the one who picked up a few hikers and brought them into town the other day! Glad to hear she is doing well and still loves helping the hikers! i stayed with them back in '02, and had a wonderful experience there! have a great picture of her and her husband too!

  12. #12

    Default

    Met her yesterday when she picked up me and Wildflowers. Such a sweet little ole lady.

  13. #13

    Default

    Last week my GF and I spent 3 nights at Pine Ellis while we were hiking from Grafton Notch to South Arm. Ilene and David are very gracious and accomodating hosts and I highly recommend staying there. David will do shuttles as early as 4:30 AM (and he gets up to put the coffee on!). Beds are OK, internet works well, and the kitchen is equipped sufficiently to make any meal you want.

    Heading back there this weekend before our hike over the Bemis Range if this weather ever clears up!

  14. #14
    Registered User Debbie's Avatar
    Join Date
    07-01-2005
    Location
    Miami, Florida
    Age
    65
    Posts
    213

    Default

    I stayed there also in July of '09 on a section hike and really liked Pine Ellis. Ilene and David are wonderful hosts. I liked both the house and the shuttle service. Would go back there again or recommend it.

    Hope this Christmas finds them both well and happy.

  15. #15
    Registered User Wobegon's Avatar
    Join Date
    07-14-2010
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Age
    32
    Posts
    84

    Default

    Really didn't enjoy Pine Ellis... They're nice people, but are nickel and dimers for sure. Also, the "resupply" cabinet is selling items out of the hiker box to hikers. Vegan, a NOBO this year bought a jar of peanut butter, then opened it up the next day on the trail. It had a few scoops out of it. I know that times are hard, but that is inexcusable.
    AT '11
    Springer Mtn. 3/16/11 -------> Katahdin 8/24/11
    Stoveless and Slackless

  16. #16
    NOBO toBennington, VT plus 187 mi in MH & ME
    Join Date
    10-12-2006
    Location
    winter haven, florida
    Age
    80
    Posts
    1,046
    Images
    17

    Default

    oh woebegone!! I suppose this happened, but there are many possible causes. why jump to the worst possible?

    I found the place to be a delight a few weeks ago. I was there during the hurricane/ tropical storm.

    The hiker store was started by a relative to meet hikers demands. There's not much in town. Just a restaurant and a small general store. (One of Ilene sister I think)

    Ilene felt bad the day of the hurricane. I hadn't heard heart attack was the cause. She was talking about buying pizzas for the hikers to "give something back" while I was there.

    I'd go back in a heart beat!
    Grinder
    AT hiker : It's the journey, not the destination

  17. #17
    Registered User
    Join Date
    09-11-2002
    Location
    Manchester Ctr, VT
    Posts
    2,361
    Images
    13

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Grinder View Post
    Ilene felt bad the day of the hurricane. I hadn't heard heart attack was the cause. She was talking about buying pizzas for the hikers to "give something back" while I was there.

    I'd go back in a heart beat!
    The heart attack reference was from a 2008 posting.

    I too have only heard great comments about Pine Ellis. They do a good job helping out hikers year after year.
    Order your copy of the Appalachian Trail Passport at www.ATPassport.com

    Green Mountain House Hostel
    Manchester Center, VT

    http://www.greenmountainhouse.net

++ New Posts ++

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •