by Mary Dickinson
November 20, 2003
The Colonial triple dresser, table, chairs and king size bed, with a plain upholstered pullout couch, curtains, bed spread and wall to wall carpeting were adequate for a water front room. The bathroom had a Jacuzzi, ceramic tile on the floor, and the sink was set in a wall-to-wall vanity. There was a small refrigerator that would hold a 12-pack. No coffee pot. The room was clean and neat
My husband decided a deluxe room (the Honeymoon Suite) was what he had in mind and the off-season rate was $77 for the night. A standard room cost $57. The Penthouse costs $120. He wasn't told it was available. We found a special for the resort on the Internet, a second night for $25 more, but it wasn't in effect while we were there.
We had a great time in the exquisite indoor pool and spa. Regulars, who own a membership at the resort, are very friendly and will give a lot of information about enjoying their town.
We came to Gloucester looking for another resort where we had stayed ten years ago. As we proceeded along Rt. 133 (Essex Ave.) from Rt 128 (Exit 14) toward town I noticed the resort on the left at the end of a long driveway behind a marina. The bridge going into town was out preventing further search so we decided to try Cape Ann’s Marina and Resort.
From journal Exploring Cape Ann