The first thing I saw when we crossed into the Salem city limit was a Wal-Mart! Expecting some commercialization but also some local color, uniqueness, and history, I began to wonder if this adventure had been a huge mistake. Fortunately my spirits (no pun intended) were lifted when we got into the center of town. Salem is commercial but has fewer kitschy stores, more picturesque residences, and far more history than I had expected; and the Morning Glory is perfectly situated to take advantage of Salem's spectacular views, centuries-old architecture, and rich local history. Hosts Bob and Marcel made us feel right at home and gave us invaluable advice about local restaurants, stores, and sights. They'll even give you gardening tips if you like (and Marcel's gardens are beautiful). And did I mention that you're right across the street from Hawthorne's birthplace (well, the house--it's been moved to its current location) and The House of the Seven Gables (yes, it's real--and it's centuries old)? The inn is only a couple of blocks away from the the center of town--close enough for convenience of shopping and far enough away from the noise to get a good night's sleep!
- Also Known As:
- Morning Glory Bed And Breakfast
- Morning Glory Hotel Salem