I brought my mom to the inn for her birthday, and feel like we made memories to last a lifetime. The inn reminds us of our family cottage in northern Maine, with the beautiful, old-fashioned adornments of a classic New England coastal home. There are wooden moldings throughout the lobby, with lovely glass fixtures and tasteful details that feel both cozy and refined. And the setting on a secluded hill overlooking the sea couldn't be more beautiful.
Mike, the innkeeper, was very attentive and accommodating; it seems that he is not at all tired of dealing with visitor's varied requests, the way some innkeepers seem exasperated or just wanting to give the minimum. Mike seems genuinely passionate about the property and happy to share it with others, while at the same time not being intrusive.
My singular piece of (minor) feedback is that there are some things that could use replacing or upgrading, such as our curtains that had some small rust stains on them and the fact that our sliding doors going out to the porch didn't have a screen door to enjoy the evening breeze through. But other than that, the carpets were obviously newly cleaned, and the duvets were up-to-date and fresh. The gardens were beautiful, and again, reminded us of my grandmother's old New England gardens- both rustic and elegant.
We will definitely return to the Yankee Clipper, and recommend it wholeheartedly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Yankee Clipper Inn is a 1929 art deco mansion that sits on a rocky bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Rockport, MA. The inn is conveniently located 35 miles north of Boston. There are 15 guest rooms, 8 in the main inn and 7 rooms in our historic Bulfinch House across the street from the main inn as well as a ocean front function room. Most of the guest rooms provide spectacular ocean views. Famous celebrities such as JFK, John Lennon, Paul Newman, Bette Davis, and countless others have been guests at the Inn. The Yankee Clipper Inn has won countless awards over the years. Arrington's Bed and Breakfast Journal has voted the Yankee Clipper Inn as "The best inn on the eastern seaboard," "One of the best inns in the country," and "Most panoramic ocean views." Boston Magazine named the Yankee Clipper Inn "Best Nearby Escape." The inn has been featured in Country Living Magazine and on The Country Inns television program. The Yankee Clipper Inn continues to be an award-winning establishment. In 2012, the Inn won the Editor's choice award for Best Bed and Breakfast in North Shore Magazine August 2012 Best of Issue. Spacious, manicured grounds and flowered gardens surround this great Rockport inn. Guests can sit and relax on our oceanfront patio or spend a quiet moment in the oceanfront gazebo, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the town of Rockport. A salt water pool is located on the property for guests to enjoy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yankee Clipper Hotel Rockport