Friday, November 16, 2007

Stop the Presses...The Blue Shutters Featured in the Gloucester Times

The Blue Shutters Beachside Inn was featured in the November 16 edition of the Gloucester Times in a story focused on the "hot times" for the Cape Ann tourism industry. Our own Ed Comer was quoted, talking about "extraordinary summer" we enjoyed in 2007. We expect an even better season in 2008, with returning guests and with new visitors to the Blue Shutters who are learning about us from stories like this, from our e-newsletter and from friends who are spreading the word.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Start Spreading the News -- The Blue Shutters Bulletin

This week we sent out the second Blue Shutters Beachside Bulletin, an e-newsletter that helps us make all our friends -- past, present and future -- aware of the happenings in and around this little bit of heaven on Good Harbor Beach. In this edition, you'll read about the holiday activities planned by the Cape Ann communities -- it's shaping up to be a fun season with something every week from late November through New Year's Day. If you haven't experienced Christmas on Cape Ann, you owe yourself a visit. While our newsletter provides a detailed calendar of events, the Cape Ann Chamber website offers even more information.

The other big story in this newsletter -- the special deals we're making to long-term guests. For those who want to stay a month or more at the Blue Shutters during the off-season, we're making our one- and two-bedroom apartments available at special rates. As many of you know, our beachside location is beautiful in the fall, winter and spring -- if you know someone who might be interest staying with us for an extended period, please spread the word and have them contact us for the details.

Of course, the Blue Shutters will remain open for shorter stays throughout the off-season -- and as we say in our newsletter, this fall is a a great time to book a stay.

If you haven't received the newsletter and would like to, please call or email us (978-283-1198;

Sunday, November 4, 2007

"Homes for the Holidays" Kicks off the Season

The communities here on Cape Ann have planned a fun and friendly schedule of activities this coming holiday season -- a good recap can be found on the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce website. Here at the Blue Shutteres we too are making plans for the holidays -- we'll be dressing the inn for Christmas and helping our guests take advantage of all of the shopping, dining and celebrating that Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester and Essex have to offer this season. One great way to kick it all off will be a special event in just a few weeks -- Home for the Holidays. On Saturday, November 17, you'll be able to join in a tour of some of Gloucester's most unique homes that have been decorated for the holidays. The tours will take place between 11am and 4pm. And there's no better to begin and end your day of touring than the Blue Shutters Beachside Inn. Just imagine enjoying a glass of wine or a hot chocolate in one of our rooms overlooking Good Harbor Beach. If you have questions about the Homes for Holiday tour or any of the season's special events, call or email us.