on August 16, 2012
When I was first approached to take this press trip I was a little skeptical. It was through Twitter. Turned out to be the real thing and we had a marvelous time. I let the PR firm know that I was not an adventure junkie but that I certainly enjoyed art, history and the great outdoors as long as I wasn’t required to scale mountains or deep sea dive. We arrived in Gloucester on a Thursday afternoon. Our accommodations were located on Good Harbor Beach. The Blue Shutters Inn is just that, a beach front Inn with blue shutters, very quintessentially New England looking. We received a warm welcome from one of the innkeepers, Eddie and were shown to our suite which was on the second floor. It has its own private entrance but we did need to go up an outdoor staircase. The room was quite spacious and was actually three rooms and a bathroom. There is a galley style kitchen, a bedroom with a king sized bed and a sitting room with a daybed, desk and the TV. We spent our evening in that room, Al watching the boob tube and me, writing. I loved sitting at the desk watching the shadows fall over the beach, it was amazing. A first I thought that the mattress of the bed was too soft and would kill my back, I was wrong, it is soft but I slept like a baby. The kitchen is fully equipped so if you want you can cook in. You don’t really have to though because a quite generous Continental breakfast is available down in the entrance of the inn. There is juice, coffee, yogurt, cereal, bagels and bread to toast, muffins and fruit. It was certainly plenty and if you want a cooked breakfast, there is a restaurant that is an easy walk away. Walking to the beach was easy and it is just gorgeous. We went there on Saturday evening after a rain storm and were welcomed with a double rainbow. There are two lighthouses that are visible as you walk on the beach. Parking is plentiful and free at the Blue Shutters Inn. There are four innkeepers so you never have to worry about finding someone to help you if you have any questions or needs. After the first few minutes you feel as if you are guests in a friend’s house. The Inn website shows all the different rooms that are available and there is even a two bedroom apartment that would be perfect for families. We really enjoyed our stay here, is comfortable and very convenient for everything we wanted to do. I would feel very comfortable recommending the Blue Shutters Inn to anyone who is planning a visit to this area. I would however recommend that you book your favorite room early; this is a very popular place.
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