Coffee, tea, bottled water, snacks and cookies in the Dining Room are always complimentary.
We provide cold cereal, toasting items and fresh fruit in our Service Pantry and Kitchen. Cold items, like butter, cream and milk will be in the kitchen on the top shelf. The Kitchen may be used lightly. Store your food in a white plastic bin in the fridge so that no one will touch it. You are welcome to enjoy the Reception Hall, Dining Room, the Service Pantry and Proctors Porch.
We do not offer chamber service for shorter stays, but it may be arranged, at your request.
Longer stays will have chamber service mid-stay scheduled by arrangement at arrival.
Beach Towels may be found on the shelf in the Vestibule (between the two front doors). After use, please leave them outside to air dry, hung on our back fence. Please do not bring sandy towels back into the house. We will find them and take care of them. Sandy bags and shoes should be emptied outside, thanks.
RECOMMENDATIONS – Best restaurants in order by best and nearest:
BREAKFAST/LUNCH: Sugar Magnolia,Two Sisters, Destinos, Zekes, Georges, Cape Ann Coffees
DINNER: Walking: The Franklin, Tonno, Azorean, Passports, Jalepenos, Short & Main
WATERFRONT DINING: Minglewood, get the Cobb salad.
PUB FOOD – Stones Pub, Halibut Point, Cape Ann Brewery
VERY SPECIAL: Duckworth Bistro – the most special. Say hi to Shara Goolsby “the wonder girl”
BEST SEAFOOD TRADITIONAL AND SPECIAL – Lobsta Land – winner for the very best seafood and all around menu.
Those ommitted are left out for a reason. In general, we drink and dance on the waterfront, we eat on Main Street.
LOBSTER – boiled Roy Moore in Rockport. Blue Collar Pub. Lazymans and Lobster Rolls: Lobstaland.
WATER ACTIVITY: (all walkable) Good Harbor Beach for Waves /Wingersheek Beach for sand bar and boats. Cape Hedge to Getaway from everyone. Kayak with ERBA. Paddle board with Cape Ann SUP / Surf with Surfari. Harbor Tours for a Lighthouse Tour / Sunset Cruise / Water shuttle to Rocky Neck. Cape Ann Community Boating (for sailing lesson) Fishing Tours with Connemara
SITES: Eastern Point Lighthouse/ Dogbar Breakwater / Halibut Point State Park / Cape Ann Museum / Gloucester Maritime Heritage Museum / Diving Museum / Beauport Museum / Cape Ann Community Cinema (above the Mystery Train) Buy Records at the Mystery Train.
BUY: Fine Art: Trident Gallery, John Caggiano, Ken Knowles, Jeff Weaver/ Local Colors/
NOT TO MISS: Taste Cape Ann Olive Oil and Vinegar / Italian Pastry at Cafe Sicilia / Turtle Alley Chocolates / Savoir Wine & Cheese / St. Josephs Sandwich at Virgilio’s / Cape Pond Ice T-shirt
FARMERS MARKET – Stage Fort Park on Thursday
MUSIC every night at the Rhumbline / Minglewood Tavern / Captain Carlo’s /
NIGHTLIFE AND DRINKS: Martinis’ at the Franklin and Italiano. Local Beer at the Cape Ann Brewery. Music waterfront at Captain Carlo’s. or Minglewood. Dance Bands at Cape Ann Marina. Jazz at the Franklin. Tuesday night at Jalepenos. Best View and drink, The Drift. Sundays at Stage Fort Park / On the Meeting Green Friday nights.
SUNRISE/SUNSET: Walk down to the parking lot to the right of Building Center. Drive to Plum Cove Beach or Riverview public boat launches behind Washington st. near Wheelers Point. Awesome.
YOGA on the HARBOR Cape Ann Power Yoga 8am Saturday AND Sunday. Treetop Yoga. Cape Ann Power Yoga. YMCA level 5 ashtanga at 6am. ALSO. Medition and drum circle at Floating Lotus.