The Emerson Inn

Historic Massachusetts oceanfront boutique with 150 Years of History

Rockport’s premier boutique hotel, the seasonal Emerson Inn by the Sea offers historic oceanfront charm and a convenient location, plus a relaxing, natural setting. Whether you’re bringing your family to the North Shore for vacation, heading to Cape Ann for a romantic getaway or enjoying a solo sojourn along the ruggedly beautiful Cape Ann coastline -- The Emerson Inn boasts plenty of spaces to create unforgettable memories. No matter what your needs and desires are, you’ll find the perfect accommodations among the property’s selection of different room and sleeping setups. The Emerson Inn offers a wide range of relaxing amenities, too.

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Beautifully restored to offer a modern feel, yet filled with the charm of its past

What it's like

As you approach this beautiful, historic Inn, you can’t help but be in awe of the beautiful natural scenery and true sense of calm that defines this area’s atmosphere. The building’s exterior is a study in contrasts, with the iconic white-frame exterior set against dark shutters, for a true New England look. As you move through the property, take note of the richly colored woods, beautiful blues and bright whites that make its classic seaside architecture feel so calming. 

Independent spirit

Get spoiled amid the unspoiled beauty of Cape Ann

Small touches

Each amenity at The Emerson Inn invites relaxation while stirring inspiration. If you’re looking for things to do, there’s no shortage of them: The Emerson Inn offers unrestricted access to local walking paths and other area activities, including the Atlantic Trail. Play yard games and several lounge areas, including the historic parlor. The beautiful ocean view pool is a popular spot to cool down. It's also a quick drive or brisk walk to Halibut Point State Park, from which you can see Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine on a clear day.

Eat and drink

Enjoy morning coffee and tea served in the parlor. Breakfast is always included when you book directly or through Stash. During the summer and the height of the season, emerge from your ocean view guest room each morning and enjoy a full breakfast buffet. In the off-season, enjoy a deluxe continental breakfast featuring bagels and lox. The onsite restaurant, Pigeon Cove Tavern, is open May through October, Wednesday through Sunday. With its stunning oceanfront location, Pigeon Cove is an incredible spot to enjoy a unique take on sophisticated comfort food, New England-style. Soak in the breathtaking views from the ocean view veranda as you enjoy quintessential New England fare done right -- think creative and seasonally appropriate drinks, chowder, lobster rolls and other local favorites. 

And more

Ideal for functions of all shapes and sizes on the North Shore and available for all seasons, The Emerson Inn is a crowd favorite for weddings, meetings and social events. The Oceanview Terrace offers memorable views of the Atlantic, while the atmosphere in the Pigeon Cove Dining Room harkens back to the inn's historic past. Every function at The Emerson Inn is meticulously planned by a highly trained, detail-oriented staff. Throughout the property, each meeting space and gathering place offers the history of the 18th Century with the conveniences of the 21st Century -- a memorable and winning combination for your occasion.

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Rooms & Rates

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Guest Services

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi through out property
  • Daily housekeeping services

Eat & Drink

  • On-site restaurant and bar, Pigeon Cove Tavern
  • Morning coffee and tea served in the parlor
  • Complimentary breakfast 

Fitness & Recreation

  • Seasonal pool - open June 15 through Labor Day
  • Yard games
  • Several lounge areas through property
  • Walking and hiking trails near by

Meetings & Events

  • Wedding & Social events
  • Corporate events

In-room amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Non-smoking
  • Hairdryer
  • High-Speed Wireless Internet
  • Cable television
  • Telephone
  • Egyptian Cotton Bathrobes
  • Alarm clock
  • Luxurious bathroom amenities

Cancellation policy

Reservations must be canceled at least 14 days prior to arrival to receive a refund of the deposit amount, less a $25 processing fee. Cancellations made within 14 days of arrival will result in forfeiture of the total booking amount.
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