Emerson by the Sea, in Rockport Massachusetts is an incredible location to experience all the best of Cape Ann, Gloucester, and the famed North Shore of Boston.
The Red chair ended its New England tour in Providence RI hosted by the Innkeepers from the Historic Jacob Hill Inn members of the Select Registry in nearby Seekonk, MA. Bill and Eleonora Rezek were more than happy to take the Red Chair on a tour of the many attractions of Providence, RI including the Historic East side with Brown University, RISD and Prospect Park, to the Capital Building and Federal Hill, Providence's "Little Italy" finally the Downtown Skating rink and ending the evening with a special viewing of the world renowned WaterFire!
History abounds everywhere you look during a stay at the Hawthorne Inn in Concord Mass. Louisa May Alford, Emerson, Thoreau and so much more to see -- the Red Chair learned quite a bit about American history in this wonderful December visit.
The Red Chair was able to explore historic Boston and Cambridge from this lovely 20-room Greek Revival-style property, the Mary Prentiss Inn, a short walk from bustling Harvard Square. This carefully restored 1843 mansion stands out among Cambridge’s historic guesthouses as one of the most elegant inns in the Boston/Cambridge area, and the Red Chair enjoyed a few days of city living with it's hostess, innkeeper Lisa Gartland.
James Taylor said it all: "Now the First of December was covered with snow. And so was the Turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston. Lord, the Berkshires seemed dream-like on account of that frostin'...With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go..." A lovely visit in Stockbridge with the Schillers of the Stockbridge Inn, just wishing the snow would come!
The Red Chair spent a few more days exploring the Berkshires, guest of the Gateways Inn in Lenox, Mass. Gotta love the wonderful bar they have here, and all the musical entertainment! The Red Chair enjoyed the pleasures of culture in this wonderful mountain setting. For more details about this visit, check out our blog here.
The Applegate Inn, like many on this list, is a member of Select Registry and with it's amazing location in scenic Lee, Mass., it offers a four-seasons getaway to countryside luxury. The Red Chair digs that sort of thing:)
Deerfield Inn in Deerfield Massachusetts hosted the Red Chair in November 2012. This historic property was flooded during Hurricane Irene, and is well on it's way to a total restoration and facelift. Innkeepers were generous enough to host the Red Chair in the midst of their great project, and they showed it around the scenic area.