Saturday, June 26, 2010

Diving into Summer -- and into Gloucester Harbor....from the Greasy Pole

It seems as though there wasn't much of a spring around New England this year - but who cares when you can dive right into summer! It's Saturday June 26 and it's shaping up to be another great beach day. And when you're done splashing in the waves at Good Harbor Beach, you can head downtown to watch the greasy pole contestants splash into Gloucester Harbor. That's just some of the fun at the Fiesta Weekend that runs through Sunday night. The party looks bigger and better than ever this year -- you won't want to miss this famous Gloucester party...or a great day at the beach.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Jimmy Buffett Sings About Good Harbor Beach (well, sort of)

If you're a Jimmy Buffett fan, you'll appreciate this. If not, you owe it to yourself to check out Jimmy's song, One Particular Harbor. We saw Buffett last night and when he played this tune, it made us think of some similarites to our own Good Harbor Beach.

I know I don't get there often enough
But God knows I surely try
It's a magic kind of medicine
That no doctor could prescribe

...there's this one particular harbor
So far but yet so near
Where I see the days as they fade away
Finally disappear

...there's this one particular harbor
Sheltered from the wind
Where the children play on the shore each day
And all are safe within

A most mysterious calling harbor
So far but yet so near
Where I can see the day when my hair's full gray
And I finally disappear

Jimmy was writing about a spot in Tahiti, but when you consider these lyrics we hope you see what we mean about the Good Harbor connection.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

June Beach Days are the Best!

It's another beautiful beach day at Good Harbor and the Blue Shutters. The hot summer months will soon be upon us, but these last few weeks in June can be just as nice as July and August -- and a lot less crowded. Plus, there are special events now through the end of the month -- including the world-famous St. Peter's Fiesta Weekend, June 24-27. There are still rooms available -- don't miss out.


Monday, June 14, 2010

Come Enjoy a Gloucester Tradition -- The Famed St. Peter's Feast

If you've never experienced the "fishermen's feast" in Gloucester, you're missing a very special part of Cape Ann's history. And a very fun time. St. Peter's Fiesta starts on June 23 and ends June 27, and before it's done there'll be: the famed greasy pole contest in Gloucester harbor, parades through the streets, the blessing of the fleet, music and carnival rides in downtown Gloucester and so much more. And there's no better place to rest up between all the feast fun than the Blue Shutters, especially with the sun warming the beach these past few weeks. We still have rooms available for those dates...but don't wait too long, as this is a popular weekend here in Gloucester.

Rockport Music Hall: a World-Class Addition to Cape Ann Scene

There's something new on the Cape Ann scene and it's making a lot of noise -- beautiful noise. It's the new music hall that's home for Rockport Chamber Music Festival. Friends Art and Pat were up for an overnight stay this weekend and somehow scored tickets. The new music hall has been getting rave reviews, and Art, Pat and thier good friends were also wowed. This performance center -- overlooking Sandy Beach in Rockport -- is already attracting world-class musicians to Cape Ann. So, if a beautiful beach, awesome whale-watching, great restaurants, unique gallaries -- and the Blue Shutters -- aren't enough to get you here, consider this newest Cape Ann attraction.

Still Time to Arrange a Blue Shutters Father's Day Surprise

Father's Day is just a week away, and for those of you still haven't decided what to get Dad, give us a call -- there are still rooms available next weekend. And if Dad does celebrate Father's Day at the Blue Shutters, we'll have some of our local brew -- Cape Ann Brewery beers -- waiting for him. We'll also help with other plans -- dinner, fishing or whale watching trips and other Cape Ann activities that'll make this a special Father's Day. If next weekend doesn't work, you can give Dad a gift card he can use anytime throughout the year. Get in touch with us soon!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Stunning Photos of Cape Ann's Beauty

Anyone who has visited Cape Ann knows how beautiful the region is -- and for this reason, it attracts many artists and photographers. Some of the best images of Cape Ann come from someone right in our backyard -- Gloucester's Kirk Williamson. You may have seen Kirk's book of photos in our main room -- "Cape Ann: In the Off Season" gets a lot of comments from our guests. Now you can see some of these photos on display, just down the street from the Shutters at the Cape Ann Coffees shop on Bass Ave (in front of Stop & Shop). The coffee is very good as well. You're so encouraged to check out Kirk's work -- online or at this display, which runs through June. Let us know if you're as impressed as we are.