Seaside Village Charm Found at a Rockport Bed & Breakfast

The picturesque seaside village of RockportMassachusetts situated on the North Shore is only a 30-minute drive from Boston. You will immediately be charmed by this art colony with its eclectic collection of galleries and shops and a great variety of RockportMass. bed and breakfasts.  Motif #1, or “the little fish shack which refused to go away,” is Rockport’s most painted and photographed symbol. It is easily found during a stroll through downtown, then along the famous Bearskin Neck Wharf.

Sweet Lobster & Decadent Cupcakes
rockportpoolStaying for a few days or a week or two gives you the opportunity to fully explore and enjoy this Cape Ann region of Mass. Eat lobster one night, enjoy crabmeat salad the next and don’t forget to try the latest shop, Rockin’ Cupcakes where you can indulge in any one of their decadent cupcakes.  Walk the numerous trails, relax on some majestic beaches or be charmed by the numerous artisan shops. Don’t miss the galleries that feature artists such as longtime Rockport resident Michael Stoffa, whose watercolor paintings of the area are seen all around town and around the world. Long-time residents Ann and Bob Marquis have recently started Coastal Visits, guided tours through historic Cape Ann–leave the driving and storytelling to them!

Rockport Bed and Breakfasts offer the best in Stellar Hospitality
pleasantstreetroomStay at Seven South Street Inn, and you are within walking distance to much of Rockport . You will be warmly greeted and well-cared for by Innkeeper/Owner Debbie.  Generous and beautifully presented 4-course breakfasts are served. Be sure to sample the spicy homemade tomato jam!  If the Atlantic Ocean is too nippy, take a swim in the large backyard swimming pool behind this bed and breakfast.

One Inn’s Quiet Victorian Charm
Down the street is a stately Victorian house built in the late 1800s which has been transformed into the Pleasant Street Inn.   The spacious front porch of this Rockport bed & breakfast overlooks a quiet residential area, a favorite spot for guests to relax after a busy day sightseeing or after dining at one of the numerous restaurants within walking distance.  The very popular turret room, not recommended for those above 6 feet, has slanted eaves and a great view of the town. For larger families there is a comfortable two-bedroom carriage house as well as a just-opened three-bedroom free-standing cottage behind the inn, which is self-sufficient with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

More Historic Rockport Bed & Breakfasts
Close by is the quaint and charming Sally Webster Inn, another historic bed and breakfast within walking distance to downtown and the beaches. Kathy and John have decorated with period antiques, which compliment the original pumpkin pine floors and offer eight rooms all with private bathrooms.

Built in 1791 the Inn at Cove Hill, is one of the oldest homes in Rockport. This delightful bed and breakfast is framed by a white picket fence. Innkeeper/Owner Betsy provides homemade muffins as the centerpiece for her daily breakfast buffet.

The spacious bed and breakfast, Tuck Inn, on High Street offers 11 rooms all with private bathrooms. Period antiques are combined with local artist paintings to create a comfortable environment.

The quiet and peaceful Linden Tree Inn offers a cupola at the top of the house, affording you a nice view of the Atlantic Ocean and town of Rockport.

With 36 rooms, the long-time operating Emerson Inn By The Sea is a stately and comfortable country inn with a well-loved restaurant on site, The Grand Café.

The Yankee Clipper Inn is a bed and breakfast that offers sweeping views of the ocean and rocky coastline, combined with traditional New England hospitality in an elegant setting.

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