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Yankee Clipper Inn

127 Granite Street , Rockport, MA 01966-1241 USA (Show map)

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The Yankee Clipper Inn is an oceanfront, 1929 Art Deco mansion. Our view encompasses the open ocean and picturesque village of Rockport, Massachusetts. Our Inn boasts 8 Charming Guest Rooms, function room and a salt water outdoor pool. Our rates include: A full breakfast, wireless internet, and a 24 hr coffee/tea station. We are just a 45 min drive from Boston.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining3.9

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Romantic stay

4.4 on January 23, 2014

On a cold winter's weekend, we had a warm, romantic getaway. Our room featured a great ocean view! The innkeeper was very hospitable and accommodating. The staff helped with dining plans. We definitely would not hesitate to go again and will recommend highly.

Fantastic Experience Will be back

4.8 on September 19, 2013

I just came back from my stay at the Yankee Clipper Inn. The weather was great and the grounds were beautiful! I stayed with my family in a room called Sovereign of the Seas that had a king and twin size bed. It was very spacious with a patio on the 3rd floor looking at the Atlantic Ocean. Mike and his staff or outstanding. they helped me with dining options and served an awesome breakfast that included eggs, bacon, and Belgian Waffles. Thanks for a great stay!!

Charming inn...beautiful ocean views

3.6 on March 09, 2012

My husband and I stayed here this week and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We have enjoyed our previous stays in various ocean-side Rockport inns but the view we had here was the best! Ask for the "Volunteer" room if you like sliding glass doors out to a huge deck that overlooks the ocean. You can gaze at the ocean horizon from the bed in that room! The inn is an interesting melding of old and contemporary and is, apparently, undergoing some changes in what the inn offers (outdoor pool will probably be open on Memorial Day but it looks like the bistro restaurant will not be re-opening at least for now). The inn does offer a very limited continental breakfast served on a glass-enclosed veranda with gorgeous views. You can go on-line and view each of the rooms and get a pretty good idea of what to expect. Mike is the new manager at the inn and he was very welcoming and helpful. We are looking forward to going back soon for another visit!

Great Weather Nice Staff and Rooms

4.8 on February 26, 2012

I checked into the Yankee Clipper and was greeted by Chris who offered to carry my bags and show me to my room. The next morning, I met the manager Mike who served me breakfast and recommended a great restaurant for dinner. The room was beautiful with a queen size bed a sun porch and a balcony right on the ocean overlooking downtown Rockport. It was certainly a large room for under $200. Needless to say I will be returning again during the summer for the service and the beautiful scenery right on the ocean. Thanks you for a great stay!!

Great weather and a beautiful Inn

5 on February 21, 2012

we stayed in the Sovereign of the Seas sweet with a beautiful ocean view it was amazing and the price was just right over President's Day weekend. My hats off to the brand new manager Mike he put his best foot forward and made us feel very special. We will be back in the summer. Thanks again

A memorable place for a special visit

5 on December 19, 2010

We had a wonderful overnight visit at the Yankee Clipper Inn to celebrate a special wedding anniversary. The setting was gorgeous, our room had a beautiful ocean view, was large and spacious, and the staff couldn't have been friendlier. Our breakfast in the sunny dining room that overlooked the Rockport coastline was amazing: granola with yoghurt and strawberries, delicious cheese omelets, bacon, whole-wheat toast, orange juice, coffee.... we didn't have to eat another meal the whole day. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to return.

Great place on the ocean near Rockport

4.0 on December 01, 2010

My girlfriend and I have stayed at this place 3 times in the past year. It has everything you'd want in a bed and breakfast in Cape Ann: beautiful ocean views and bay views of Rockport, a friendly attentive staff, clean and beautifully appointed rooms and reasonable rates. Breakfast on the enclosed veranda is sweet no matter the season. This experienced traveler votes two thumbs up!

great find - highly recomended

5 on November 17, 2010

We had a wonderful weekend away during the shoulder season. Everyone on the staff was very friendly, the room was very comfortable, the view from the porch was beautiful.

A lovely end to our vacation

3.8 on November 04, 2010

We chose Yankee Clipper as the last stop on our vacation. A place to stay for the night before we flew out of Boston in the morning. It was perfect! Boston is a straight shot away, and we really enjoyed exploring the towns of Rockport and Gloucester nearby. The food in the area was exceptional (we recommend The Lobster Pool for seafood), and charm was abundant! The innkeeper Tina was so helpful and accommodating. She even gave us a room upgrade because it was a quiet night at the Inn. The views are exceptional of the rocky coast. So very peaceful. The rooms themselves have beautiful furnishings, the beds were very comfortable, but the Inn is in need of an update. The wallpaper is peeling and carpets are very old. I think it could be given a facelift while still maintaining the charm of an old seafarer's mansion. Breakfast was good, but not exceptional or gourmet (i.e. pancakes were just plopped on your plate w/ no presentation, and fruit was obviously the frozen variety). All in all though, I would definitely stay here again! Warm, welcoming place in a wonderful setting.

Birthday Present

3.4 on October 28, 2010

Thank You for a great stay. We were very happy with the inn overall during our stay. The staff was very accommodating in meeting all our needs. My hat is off to all of you and the services each of you provided.

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Rooms & Rates

Superior Ocean View

Superior Ocean view rooms have balcony or patios with either a Queen or King sized bed and private bathrooms. The rooms also include a sitting area, air conditioning/heating units, 40" flat screen televisions with an extensive cable package and free wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169 - $399

Nightly Rate: $169 - $399

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room includes a Queen sized bed and a private bathroom with a garden/pool view. In room amenities include a 40" flat screen television, Air conditioning/Heat, an extensive cable package, and free wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $109 - $199

Nightly Rate: $109 - $199


This room has a 80 foot deck with a view that will take your breath away! Antiques, Queen size bed, a marble bath with jet tub, and a panoramic view of the ocean and downtown of Rockport. This is a room you will not want to leave!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $399

Nightly Rate: $159 - $399


Ariel offers a magnificent view of the open ocean from a comfortable sitting area. This large room shares a deck with one other room. It has a King-sized and Twin sized bed and the luxury bath is extra large and includes a dual-sinked vanity and a jetted tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $159 - $369

Nightly Rate: $159 - $369

Sovereign of the Seas

This large room offers a private deck and great views of the ocean, gazebo and grounds. The room has a king and twin size beds, the bath has a port hole view of the ocean from the tub! A DVD player makes this room a perfect place to relax and enjoy your stay!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $159 - $369

Nightly Rate: $159 - $369

Flying Cloud

This magnificent, extra large Suite was the original master bedroom of the Inn and is famous as the place where John and Jackie Kennedy, and Johh Lennon stayed in when they visited the Inn. The room has a King Size bed, high ceilings, pristine European Antiques, and chaise lounge recliners this room is for you. The wicker filled sitting room offers an open ocean view and a perfect place to relax, read a book or watch TV. If you prefer a refined setting, this room is for you.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $189 - $399

Nightly Rate: $189 - $399

Red Jacket

If you are coming to relax and enjoy the view this is the room for you. The bedroom is filled with pristine European antiques including a magnificent carved armoir, a fabulous carved Queen bed, and a marble topped dresser and nightstand. The sitting area, with a awe inspiring view of the ocean and downtown of Rockport, is extra large and includes a twin daybed with a twin trundle bed in a sunroom attached to the main bedroom. It also has a private deck. Guests who stay in this room never want to leave.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $189 - $399

Nightly Rate: $189 - $399

Sea Witch

Sea Witch offers a pretty, more tropical feel with its decor. Sea with has a Queen sized bed in the bedroom and a roll-out Queen sized sofa bed in the sun room. This antique filled room has a very large sun porch with a open ocean view. The wicker sofa, chairs and desk add to the island feel of this room. Sit back and relax for hours and enjoy the view or relax and read a book or watch TV from your private retreat!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $399

Nightly Rate: $179 - $399


This cozy, antique filled room offers a partial ocean view. The floral garden decor with a queen sized bed gives this room a bright and cheerful feel. This room shares a deck and offers a private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $259


This cozy room is filled with European Antiques, including a magnificent French Armoir and a fabulous carved bed. The room offers a queen bed, 40 flat screen television with a nice cable package, and a garden/pool view.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $109 - $219

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Location Type

Cape Ann, Salem, Gloucester, Essex, North Shore, Marblehead, Vista oceano, Small town, Waterview


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 42 miles

Directions to property:

Take 128 North following the signs for Gloucester. Pass 2 rotaries, taking the exit on each one. At the lights, take a left onto 127. Follow this road for about 3 miles to the "five corners". Take a left and continue for just over 1 mile to the Yankee Clipper Inn. Look for our sign on the right side of the road.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Whale Watches/Cruises, Shopping, Biking, Shopping, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Parking, Pool, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi, Wired internet , decks, jetted tubs (in 2 rooms), sun porches, ocean-front gazebo, swimming pool (seasonal), Function Room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, scuba diving, historic sites, whale watching, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 pm - 8 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum friday and saturday, Holiday weekends and July and August 3 nts
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: The deposit is the price for the first nights stay
  • Cancellations: 2 week policy. 2 weeks or more before arrival, full refund. 2 weeks or less to arrival, refund only if room can be re-rented.



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  • Time Served: 845am-1000am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area



127 Granite Street , Rockport, MA 01966-1241 USA (Show map)

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