Captains Lodge Motel
237 Eastern Ave, Gloucester, Massachusetts, 01930, United States
More about Gloucester
Thomas E. Lannon docked at the Gloucester House
Patriotism over the bay
Fabulous view to the harbour
Foxglove in a shade garden
Is the Hammond Castle open year round. Am planning a trip to the area the end of May, beg. of June 2009. Thanks,
Re: Hammond Castle
Have a look at their home page:
It says: "We anticipate re-opening mid April 2009." For detailed info you could also contact them directly via phone: 978-283-7673 or use the home page's contact form.
Re: Hammond Castle
They'll be open by then, a lot of the local schools go there for field trips towards the end of the school year.
Travel Tips for Gloucester
Hidden Gloucester gems
When touring the gardens of Gloucester, we got to see behind the walls and inside the gates of several grand old homes not normally seen by the visitor to Gloucester. Even tho the tour was about the gardens...the general landscape and architecture of the sites was truly striking. I thought what made many of the sites special was that the landscape architect used the natural elements so well. This is perhaps the finest legacy of the craftsman era, which is what many of the homes were. I thought you would enjoy a sample of what was on the tour, but you could also find many other fine examples all along the shoreline from above Revere to the top of Cape Ann.
My favorite section of...
My favorite section of Gloucester is the upscale residential neighborhood of Eastern Point. When I first relocated here, I rented a room in a mansion then-owned by a famous rock musician. As I drove along East Main Street approaching the area for the first time, I was blown away and ended up living there much longer than I originally planned! Living in Gloucester is like being on permanent vacation. The tourists pretty much vanish by the third week of October, but the spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean never goes away!
Discover gateways ~ drive slowly
There are so many creative and wonderful gateways to find in Gloucester. One of the things I've noted again and again is the use of stone. There is a granite quarry just north of Rockport, and it seems the abundance of materials has enabled the homeowners and designers to mix it lavishly into their landscape plans.
Walk the beach along the Boulevard
There is a stretch of beach along the Boulevard where the draw bridge and fisherman's statue are...and it's a wonderful place to play. I watched a man with his little girl playing on a Sunday afternoon in October. The day was sunny, folks were watching the ocean as well as the draw bridge...and it was a beautiful way to linger at the end of the summer.
Something to see around every corner.
They say New Englanders are "Cold", but if you stop and nicely ask someone for directions or advise, it is always willingly given. I find that even a simple thing like "Would you suggest a really nice or unique restaurant in the area?", will get you a few good places to go.
Ask about any hidden jewels, like a park or garden to see in the area also... a lot of people are happy to help.
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