A few months back, we kicked off an effort aimed at encouraging guests to share their thoughts about their stay at the Blue Shutters. Every three months -- at the end of the summer, fall, winter and spring -- we'll gather up TripAdvisor and Yelp reviews, notes from our guest book, comments from our blog and any cards and letters we received. We'll then pick one at random and give that person a $50 gift card good for a return visit to the Blue Shutters.
We have our first winner -- selected from the dozens of "contestants" from the summer of 2011: Lori, John and Connor of Rochester, NY. They stayed with us in early July and not only left a note in our guest book; they also posted a TripAdvisor review.
Here's a snapshot of what they had to say, first from the guest book:
We had the most amazing time. Thank you for the wonderful advice and hospitality. We are so happy that Connor’s first experience was at the Blue Shutters! We will definitely be back.
And this from Trip Advisor:
We just returned home from a wonderful stay in Gloucester at the Blue Shutters Beachside Inn. The proximity to the beach, the amazing view and spacious accomodations (we were in the Beachside rooms) made our stay so much fun. We have a 20 month old and we were nervous about traveling with him to the beach but it was a piece of cake! The beach was a very short walk away and was right near the calm tide pool and ocean.
The spacious yard and lawn games also provided additional entertainment. It felt less like staying at a hotel and more like visiting a good friend's spacious house. There was plenty to keep us occupied right at the Inn. We loved kicking back on the front lawn and enjoying the view during naptime and after our son went down to sleep at night.
We are already discussing our visit back next year...and family members that stayed elsewhere want to join us at Blue Shutters:)
Thanks to Lori, John and Connor -- and to all of you who shared your thoughts on your Blue Shutters stay. Keep those comments and reviews coming -- we'll pick another winner at the end of the fall, in December.