Blog, Fun Facts and Unique Adventures
For upcoming events, hidden treasures, unique adventures and fun facts, visit our blog from time to time
An Unexpected Find
Did you know that Cape Ann has more than 50 antique stores? Essex alone has more than 20 within a mile stretch! No wonder Essex is "America's Antique Capital!" Everyday is a new opportunity...
Connect With Nature
Want to keep your feet on dry land? Cape Ann offers so many parks and trails to explore; hiking, historic, and leisure strolls... it's the entire package.
Walks And Trails
The 5th season of Wicked Tuna has started! As some of you may know, the Nat Geo series follows the adventures and misadventures of Gloucester Tuna Fishing boats...
An Uncommon Castle
Think you have to go to Europe to experience an authentic castle? Think again! Just fifteen minutes from our Gloucester hotel is Hammond Castle Museum, a sprawling medieval-style castle...
In a nod to the region's brave fishermen, the folks at the Cape Ann Brewing Company on the historic harbor front have brewed up a collection of cask-conditioned drafts appropriately named Fisherman's Beer...
Cape Ann Brewery
Dinner At Duckworth's
Just over a mile away from our seaside Gloucester hotel, you'll find small and spectacular Duckworth's Bistrot, a culinary gem that embraces the farm (and boat)-to-table ethos...
Haunts of Hammond
Get into the Halloween spirit this October by heading to Hammond Castle Museum for their "Castle of Nightmares," five nights of haunted house tours ...
Hammond Castle Halloweens
The area around our Gloucester hotel is one steeped in history, and if you’re a history buff who also enjoys a good drink, then be sure to check out Ryan and Wood Distilleries...
Ryan and Wood Distillery
Wander Through The Woods
If you're feeling outdoorsy, less than fifteen minutes away from our Gloucester hotel is Ravenswood Park, a beautiful and unique conservationist refuge
Picture Perfect Portraits
Making a modern living in the country’s oldest seaport is the focus of “Portraits of a Working Waterfront,” a 71-portait exhibit of photographs...
Working Waterfront Portraits
Lighting The Way
The winter holidays are just around the corner, and in Gloucester, they’re so excited, they can’t even wait until December to start celebrating Christmas!
Christmas Parade And Tree Lighting
Rock Around The Block
Summer is going out with a bang in Gloucester, as September 4th marks the last of the summer's Main Street Block Parties...
Main Street Block Parties