I'm a native of the area and returned with a friend to show her the sights of the North Shore. This B&B was a superb choice for several reasons. First, the building itself is beautiful from a historic perspective. The owners, who have been in the B&B business for decades, have maintained it beautifully. The dining room is historically charming, and the breakfasts included an array of self-service items like freshly baked scones/muffins, fresh fruit, and yogurt. Second, Ada and Don are seasoned professionals. I was stunned to learn how long they have run this inn. Since they are so experienced, they have worked out all the kinks and offer guests every possible amenity from free coffee and tea all day long, to books and games, a small fridge and microwave, etc. Finally, the location is top-notch. It is directly off a main route heading from Beverly, through Salem, and on to Peabody or Danvers. The inn is also located off the Salem Common so you are in the heart of the historic district and very near the Peabody Essex Museum, House of the Seven Gables, the Witch Museum and Pickering Wharf.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A little bit about us...Celebrating 27 years as innkeepers, Ada & Donald invite you to their 1845 Greek Revival home. Guest will not only enjoy the grace and charm that is tradition at a true Bed & Breakfast Host Home, but will also appreciate our convenient Historic District location; just steps from all of Salem's limitless activities. Forget about your car, a five minute stroll finds the Witch Museum, the National Park Service Visitor's Center, the Peabody Essex Museum, the House of the Seven Gables, and all the shops, restaurants, whale watching & harbor tours located at Pickering Wharf Marina. Amtrak train service and/or passenger Ferry to Boston is just four blocks away. ... more less