After staying at Cape Ann Motor Inn for a week recently, I am just so thankful for the opportunity. This was one of the most REAL vacations I have had. Our room with a kitchenette was relaxing, adequate, and affordable. Nothing fancy here, just real and we loved it. (If you are an early riser and/or coffee drinker, you may want to take your own coffee pot and toaster for use until the lobby opens with drinks and yummy donuts.)
Wrapping in a blanket to sit on the porch and watch the sun rise, with the seagulls, the brave surfers in wetsuits and an early fisherman, was food for the soul!
The view was so gorgeous and the waves so awesome that I barely read the books I has brought. We walked our beach (Long Beach) and neighboring beaches enjoying the happy dogs that are permitted on beaches after mid-September. True joy for them and their masters!
Brad Pierce and staff were friendly and helpful, but never intrusive. Bert (Roberta) the 25 year old parrot in the lobby was a real treat. What fun! All of the travel info you need is available in the lobby, along with free internet access, which made weather watching and reservations easy.
The 7 Seas Whale Watching cruise was a true highlight of our trip. We saw at least 25 humpback whales feeding! Day trips included Rockport, Gloucester, Salem and Concord. It would take many trips to do all that we wanted, but it was best to slow down and enjoy the peace and serenity at Cape Ann Motor Inn.
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