The Colonial Inn is an architecturally pleasing house built in the 1850's . Formerly a sea captains house which the Balestraci family has owned and operated for over 4 decades The Inn is conveniently located in East Gloucester, Massachusetts on picturesque CapeAnn. There are harbor views and we are steps to beach, fabulous restaurants and the oldest art colony in the United States. As well as museum, theater and lighthouses.
4.8 on May 20, 2013
This was our 1st stay at the Colonial Inn. There will be stays again. Were there for a graduation wishing we could have stayed longer. The Inn is a couple hundred years old but Tom (owner, lives there) has lovingly and carefully balanced original with newly restored. We arrived later than expected and Tom had our key in an envelope with a note of greeting at the "desk" and we were all ready for a good night's sleep. It turned out to be the most comfortable rest away from home. Room #7 is the 2nd largest in the house and all have private bath, 'fridge and T.V.(you won't need T.V.). The view from the wrap-around deck to Gloucester Harbor is one we will never tire of. There is an "info center" and we recommend you p/u the DISCOVER Gloucester Massachusettes Visitor Guide and Maps Tom provides- it's very helpful. Tom is a most gracious host and makes you feel welcome in his home. He's been there about 40 yrs. and we hope at least another 40!!! Thanks again Tom! V., G.,& A.
5 on April 16, 2012
we had a splendid time - our room was fresh and bright, not over fruffy that some B&Bs can be. Tom was especially welcoming - we felt like old friends. He has an honest chat that we were comfortable with. and his love for the house and the area is contagious and added to our affection for Gloucester.
Airport, Beachside, City, Countryside, Island, Oceanside, Small town
Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 35 miles
take 1A north towards Revere...follow to route 60 circle.. take route 1 north to route 128 north...128 north to gloucester..DO NOT GET OFF 128 north....follow route 128 straight to the end (it ends in gloucester)....go straight thru 2 rotories/circles..go straight thru 2 sets of lights. ..you are now on east main st... travel 1.5 miles..east main st. changes to eastern point rd. (at rocky neck ave.)...we are approx. 7th house on the left... # 28 eastern point rd...large white house with columns out front.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins, Tours
Parking , Wonderful harbor views from porch and west facing rooms, 2 blocks to beach, oldest artist colony in United States, theater and fabulous restaurants. Great area to walk/ride through estate area, to museum and lighthouse.
Air conditioning, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Tom Schmidt, Mike Schmidt
coffee, tea, muffins/breakfast cake, toast, yogurt