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...

Antiques Galore

Harbor Walk

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

Tuna Fishing

Wicked Tuna

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...

Hammond Castle


Best Brews

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

Duckworth's Bistrot

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...

Duckworth's Bistrot

Hammond Castle

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

Ryan and Wood Distillery

History Distilled

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

Ravenswood Park

Waterfront Portraits

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

Block Parties

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