Massachusetts Lodging for Bird Watching Vacations

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One of Cape Annís most beautiful destinations is looking even better!  Located just steps away from Good Harbor Beach in historic Gloucester, the Blue Shutters Beachside Inn offers sweeping ocean views. From your room, you will be minutes from some of the regionís finest shops, art galleries, restaurants and taverns. The Blue Shutters Beachside Inn has something for everyone -- a variety of uniquely decorated rooms that can accommodate single guests, couples and groups of all sizes.  Following are descriptions of just some of the choices.  All but three of our guest rooms offer breathtaking views of Good Harbor Beach.Enjoy bird watching, hiking or beach combing as you stroll down our wonderful beaches.
Blue Shutters Beachside Inn   Gloucester        978-283-1198

The Manor Inn & Steakhouse ~ Nestled on 5 picturesque acres adjacent to the Annisquam River and salt water marshes, great for bird watcher's, The Manor Inn is a 1900 Queen Ann Victorian offering homey rooms all with private baths, as well as separate motel units. The Manor Function Facility ~  A three season function facility overlooking the salt marshes and Annisquam River,  our white-tented deck facility boasts a mahogany floor and a picturesque gazebo - the perfect location for your wedding ceremony and reception, rehearsal dinner or anniversary celebration.
The Manor Inn- Gloucester     978-283-0614
  
Inn Magnolia is more eclectic: each room is different. Most have period furniture, beautiful bed frames, and some have fireplaces. In the Annex, all rooms have a private bath, a seating area, and two chairs out on the front deck. They have individually controlled heat & air conditioning units. All rooms include continental breakfast. The Hammond Castle is just down the road and a little further you can stroll down Singing beach, Wingaersheek beach or Good Harbor beach, bring your camera for amazing shots of shore birds. No trip to Cape Ann is complete without a trip to Rocky Neck Art Colony.
Inn Magnolia- Gloucester       978-525-3642

The Inn on Cove Hill is a 200+ year old Georgian/Federal-style home which has been restored, displaying beautiful pumpkin-pine wide floor boards, wood paneled halls and a lovely handcrafted front spiral staircase. The guest rooms are furnished in antique and reproduction furniture reflecting the age of the house. The innkeepers offer a uniquely New England experince in this gracious home set in the Historic Harbor District of downtown Rockport. Everything from beaches, bird watching, and hiking to art galleries, shops, the train to Boston and restaurants are all within walking distance of the Inn.
The Inn on Cove Hill- Rockport       888-546-2701

The Little Inn on Pleasant Bay is located at the elbow of the Cape sitting high overlooking the enchanting Pleasant Bay and is situated between the villages of Chatham and Orleans. From here you can explore the Cape without having to change your Inn. The Inn has two lounges and a total of nine beautifully air-conditioned guest bedrooms, all with private bathrooms. Many of the bedrooms have bay views, while the others enjoy the view of the luscious gardens. The Inn has its own dock and sandy/pebbly beach to enjoy swimming, kayaking, bird watching, fishing and sailing (moorings are available). Early risers can watch the magnificent sunrise; an added bonus can be watching the moon rise over the bay. 
A Little Inn- Pleasant Bay      888-332-3351

The Moorlands Inn is located a short walk from the Bay beaches, near the center of North Truro, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. Enjoy hiking, bird watching or just a relaxing walk on the beach.Great care has been taken to restore the original charm of the Moorlands, both inside and out. Among the many antiques are several Hughes family heirlooms, including Captain Hughes' personal autographed copy of The American Coast Pilot that he used to navigate the North and South Atlantic Oceans. In the drawing room is a carved English walnut desk that was a wedding gift from Captain & Mrs. Hughes
Moorlands Inn- North Truro       (508) 487-0663

Isaiah Jones B&B is an elegant 1849 Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn and Carriage House in charming historic Sandwich Village, and the inn is furnished almost entirely with wonderful antiques. From the moment you enter our bed and breakfast you will be enchanted by the curved staircase, beautiful woodwork and soft colors. We are a favorite place for Bird Watchers and Nature lovers because of all our shore birds and nature reserves in the area.  Welcome to "the special place you've been looking for on Cape Cod."
Isaiah Jones BnB- Sandwich       (800) 526-1625

The Crook Jaw Inn has seven fireplaces and offers six distinctive guest rooms, each with private bath and A/C. In the double fireplaced Gathering Room or in the fireplaced Library you can sink into comfortable sofas and chairs as you curl up with that good book. Full breakfast to relish and linger over - Freshly ground Coffee, Healthful gourmet Freshly baked muffins and scones. Meander the tree-lined village of Yarmouth Port with fine dining, nature trails(hiking, bird watching), unique bookstore, galleries and antique shops. Also kayak tidal marshes, bask on the sand bars and explore the tide pools of Gray's Beach. Catch the sunset on Yarmouth Port's third of mile boardwalk out to Cape Cod Bay. 
Crook Jaw Inn- Yarmouthport            (508)362-6111

The 1886 House is an authentic New England country farmhouse situated on a quiet 5 acres at the top of a high ridgeline in historic Chesterfield, just off scenic Route 9 & 143, " The General Lafayette Trail". Our bed and breakfast is small and intimate; therefore we can provide individualized attention to your needs. We serve a hearty breakfast each morning in the dining room and include many fresh locally produced items. If you are looking to get out and about,  there are plenty of locations for bird watching, hiking, skiing, fishing, snowmobiling, tennis and golf ,as well as, many other great recreational spots.  Be sure to ask for the bird watcher's special.
1886 House- Chesterfield          413-296-0223

The town of Middleboro is named such because of its location in the "middle"' of everything to see and do! A short drive to historic Plymouth, Cape Cod, Boston and Providence is just one of its many wonderful qualities. We cater to both the sightseeing vacationer as well as the corporate traveler.  There is so much to do all within minutes of On Cranberry Pond. You will find  excitement in  Boston, with its wonderful shopping, museums and sporting events.  Cape Cod is right around the corner, and it too offers spectacular sights. From the mainland you'll enjoy quaint towns such as Falmouth and the very "tip" of the Cape, Provincetown. We also highly recommend to our guest the magical islands Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Bird watching, hiking, historic sites, so much to do and so little time, relax and enjoy.
On Cranberry Pond- Middleboro            (508)946-0768

A warm welcome awaits you at the Captain David Kelley House; a gracious Greek Revival built in 1835. This architectural gem offers six beautifully appointed and comfortable guest rooms with antique queen or kings beds and private modern baths.  Rooms are furnished with oriental carpets, nautical art, and antiques.  Enjoy a multi-course hot breakfast on our screened porch overlooking beautifully landscaped gardens. An ideal birding location -- woodland, wetland, and seashore birds are just a short walk or drive from our door. Soak up the sun, relax in an Adirondack chair, search for antiques, ferry to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket, shop, dine, or visit Provincetown Ö Cape Cod will entertain you. Whether relaxing away from life's hustle and bustle or taking in the many experiences of Cape Cod, after a day (or evening) of fun, escape to your own private retreat at the Captain David Kelley House.
Captain David Kelly House- Centerville                   508-775-4707

Built in 1873 for Captain Tillinghast of the Oak Bluffs Land Wharf Company Samoset-on the-sound sits directly across from the Oak Bluffs Town Beach and boasts unobstructed views of Nantucket Sound, the Steamship Authority ferry dock and Cape Pogue Lighthouse on Chappaquiddick Island. Samoset-on-the-Sound is conveniently located only a few minutes walk from the Oak Bluffs business district, the picturesque harbor and ferry service to and from several ports. Walk down to the docks of Oak Bluffs Harbor where you can book charter fishing, parasailing, mopeds, bird watching, island tours and much more.
Samoset-on the-sound- Oak Bluffs                (508) 693-5148

Enjoy the hospitality of the Samarkand Inn on the scenic Gloucester shore. The Inn is ideally located at the end of Good Harbor Beach and within walking distance of dinning, shopping, and public transportation. A nip of sea air, long lazy walks on the beach, Sand between the toes. Waves crashing against the rocky shore. Relax with a friend on the porch, go bird watching or grab your favorite book and sit under the tree. Meander around this quaint old fishing town with great shops, restaurants, harbor front parks and wonderful architecture. From the shore of Good Harbor Beach, the Samarkand presents guests with sweeping sunrise to sunset views.
Samarkand Inn- Gloucester               978-283-3757

Situated on the coastal road between Rockport and Annasquam MA, the Bulfinch House is a perfect location to begin and end your bird watching days at Halibut Point State Park, Plum Island or Joppa Flats of Newburyport to name just a few in Essex County.  The house has three bedrooms with private baths, full kitchen, nice common space both inside and out. All rooms have water views. Please visit out website www.BulfinchHouse.com for other area attractions, rates and contact information.
Bulfinch House- Rockport                888-546-9656

Circa 1803. Once the home of shipbuilder Thomas March Clark, this three-story Federal-style inn provides gracious accommodations to visitors in the Northeast Massachusetts area. At the Clark Currier Inn visitors will enjoy the inn's details added by Samuel McEntire, one of the nation's most celebrated home builders and woodcarvers. Breakfast is served in the dining room or garden room, with an afternoon tea offered in the garden room. The inn's grounds also boast a picturesque garden and gazebo. Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and Maudslay State Park are nearby for bird watching and nature lovers, as well as Plum Island beaches.
Clark Currier Inn- Newburyport      978-465-8363

Located in the center of Cape Codís Historic District, the Acworth Inn is a charming and elegant 19th century home. Listed on the National Historic Register, the inn is nestled in the heart of Old Kingsí Highway on the unspoiled north side of the Cape. Our central location makes it perfect for exploring in any direction. The inn has five unique, romantic rooms, each beautifully decorated with private bath and queen size beds, and many have whirlpool tubs/fireplaces. A sumptuous breakfast is served daily. Nearby there is golf, tennis, fishing, biking, hiking, kayaking, whale watching, bird watching/nature trails and much more.
Acworth Inn- Cape Cod      (800) 362-6363

Ideally located mid-Cape on the southern side, the Inn at Lewis Bay has easy access to virtually everything the Cape has to offer. A short drive will take you to Hyannis Harbor to board ferries to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket. Whale watching can be found as close as 15 minutes away or take an hours scenic drive to the tip of the Cape where whale watching fleets leave from Provincetown. Bicycling and golf are other favorite pastimes and the Cape boasts miles and miles of paved bike trails all over, from the canal to the tip. Our town of Yarmouth also has more golf courses than any other town on the Cape.  Antique shops and museums can easily be found and for the more adventurous, try your hand at sailing , fishing, bird watching or take a walk on the beach at sunset.
In at Lewis Bay- Cape Cod      800-962-6679

A charming 1850 Victorian Bed & Breakfast Inn with 12 guest rooms individually decorated with antiques, all with private bath,  located just 800 feet from the beach, restaurants, and over 100 unique shops. Our Carriage House features 4 large modern rooms with small efficiency kitchens. Located just one hour from Boston by car or train.  We believe our inn is the perfect place for rest, relaxation, and romance. We can comfortably meet the needs of singles, couples, or small families. Front beach is just down the street from the Linden Tree Inn; we provide beach towels, and the beach is especially suitable for children. Adults can take advantage of sailing trips from Rockport or hire a kayak or go bird watching.
Linden Tree Inn- Rockport       800-865-2122

This cozy 1790 Colonial Inn is ideally located in a quiet residential neighborhood - just 1 block from the Village center and 3 blocks from the train to Boston. Our Inn is known for hospitable & comfortable year-round lodging along with our re-nowned Home-Baked Breakfast Buffet. The buffet is prepared all from scratch in our kitchen; no mixes, no convenience foods, no store prepared goods - from scratch, with the cooking aromas wafting into your room each morning around 4:00! While a "Picture Says A Thousand Words", only a taste can give justice to the Tuck Inn B&B's extraordinary breakfast. Sunrise to sunset, Rockport on the tip of Cape Ann is a birdwatchers delight, you can hike along the shore to sight, paint and photograph the birds, vistas, woodlands or the scenic coastline. We warmly invite you to come indulge yourself: Come stay with us in Rockport!
Tuck Inn- Rockport      800-789-7260

The Doctor's House Bed and Breakfast situated on two sprawling acres, stroll down the hill into the town of Vineyard Haven with its fine restaurants, galleries, shop and theaters. Just minutes from the Martha's Vineyard Ferry. We invite you to lounge on the lawn enclosed by mature colorful gardens, sit under the historic black oak tree while sipping ice tea or lemonade or take off for the day with a picnic lunch to the cliffs of Aquinnah. Golf, tennis, bird watching, fishing, sailing and other water sports are nearby. Complimentary bicycles are a wonderful way to get around. We are open year round and things to do never end. There are beautiful walking and bike riding trails, horse back riding, cross country skiing, all with diverse scenic appeal
Doctor's House- Vineyard Haven      866-507-6670

Welcome to Shaker Mill Inn, our cozy Berkshires bed and breakfast inn, a Stockbridge and Lenox Massachusetts area lodging nestled in the beautiful Berkshires. We are a short drive to downhill or cross country skiing at Butternut, Catamount, Jimminy Peak and Bosquet. For summer lodging, Shaker Mill Inn is 5 minutes from the Tanglewood Main Gate and Stockbridge and Lenox Theaters. The inn also features a large back yard with plenty of room for kids and pets to play and bird watching for you nature lovers! There are public tennis courts 2 blocks away, swimming is available at the beach at Card Lake. The Village of West Stockbridge has several fine restaurants as well as a terrific collection of shops and galleries.
Shaker Mill Inn- Stockbridge      413 232-4600

Chatham Guest Rooms is located less than 2 miles from the southeast end of Cape Cod, Massachusetts on a major migration path of bird's traveling along the East Coast. In addition to our guest rooms at Chatham Guest House, our retail shop sells a wide assortment of antique Natural History prints including birds.  This elegant resort offers fine casual dining on some of the world's best seafood, miles of spectacular sandy beaches, an extensive bike trail, some of the best birding in the United States, nature walks, unique shops and galleries, excellent entertainment with fine theater, and countless other ways to spend your time relaxing in our quaint New England town. Imagine a place where fishermen and stockbrokers get together to talk about the tides, a place where you can take a yoga class on the beach, where seals also play.
Chatham Guestrooms      508-945-1660



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