in a wonderful New England setting
The Colonial Inn is an architecturally
pleasing Georgian style house built in the 1850's which the
Balestraci/Schmidt family has owned and operated for over 40 yrs. The Inn is conveniently located in East Gloucester,
Massachusetts on picturesque Cape Ann.
From our locale a two
block stroll can take you to Niles Beach (numerous other
beaches and coves are nearby), or to Rocky Neck, where you
will find Rocky Neck Art Colony ( the
oldest active art colony in the country), the Marine Railways
where many a sea going vessel has been built and repaired.
And to satisfy your appetite for local fair and gourmet delights there are a number of sumptuous
restaurants. You can walk the docks and touch the
boats and get involved in the many other sights and sounds that this
wonderful ocean side community has to offer. Also in walking
distance (2 blocks) is the Gloucester Stage Company
co-founded in 1979 by award-winning playwright Israel Horovitz.
Under his artistic direction the GSC has produced numerous
plays, more than
35 world premieres, 50 American premiers, and 75 New England
premieres. Visit the North Shore Art Association
or Beauport Museum on Eastern Point or the Eastern Point
where you can walk 1/2 mile out into Gloucester harbor on the granite
dog bar / pier viewing the historic fishing community of Gloucester in
one direction and the distant Boston skyline ( sixteen miles as the
seagull flies) in the other. Swim, fish or sail
in our beautiful New England waters. This is just a glimpse of what Gloucester
has to offer.
Venture to downtown Gloucester (2
miles) or to the other communities of Cape Ann, the Town of
Rockport (4 miles) or to the towns of Essex and Manchester
By The Sea, all within minutes.
Come stay with us. Relax and enjoy
the ocean views, the ever changing panorama of our
picturesque New England coast line, Gloucester harbor and
colorful sunsets from our spacious ocean breeze swept porch.
Choose your activities, plan your days, and have fun. We look
forward to hearing from you.
For reservations call 978-281-1953
Colonial Inn 28
Eastern Rd. Gloucester, Ma. 01930