Thursday, January 22, 2009

Valentine's Weekend at the Blue Shutters

It’s never too soon to start planning that romantic Valentine’s getaway – and the Blue Shutters Beachside Inn is just the place for a truly memorable experience. You’ll find it all here -- quiet walks on the beach, hot chocolate or a cocktail by the fireplace, dinner at one of our region's many great restaurants, and a glass of bubbly and some sweets in a cozy room with a spectacular view of Good Harbor. Guests who join us for this special Valentine’s weekend – for one night or two -- will be treated to complimentary champagne and chocolates and morning-after breakfast, in addition to a guide to some of our favorite spots for drinks, dining and entertainment. Call or email us and reserve your spot.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Sampling Fine Wine and Fantastic Food at the Blue Shutters

This past Saturday was a special day at the Blue Shutters as we held the first of our Wine and Food Tasting events. Nearly 20 folks gathered to sample a selection of red and white wines paired with a menu prepared just for us. We were in the expert hands of Langham Hotel Executive Chef Mark Sapienza and Traveling Vineyard Wine Consultant Kathy Hill. A big thank you to Kathy and Mark -- and to all those who joined us for the afternoon and evening. There are photos of this event on the Blue Shutters Facebook page, and we'll be including these in our upcoming e-newsletter -- at which time we'll be sharing information on our next Wine and Food Tasting event. So, if you weren't able to make it this weekend, stay tuned -- there will be other opportunities to join in the fun (if you just can't wait to sample some of Mark's creations or Kathy's wines, check out the new hot spot at the Langham Boston -- Bond or call us for Kathy's contact info). Of course, if you have any questions about this or other special events planned at the Shutters just call or email us.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Blue Shutters Birdwatching -- Jan 30 - Feb 1

None of us at the Blue Shutters considered ourselves birdwatchers -- before we arrived here on Good Harbor Beach. Now we spend hours watching the birds of all kinds zip across the yard, swoop across the marsh and sail over the beach. That's why we were so excited to hear about the Cape Ann Winter Birding Weekend, January 30through February 1 -- and why we were quick to offer a special package for the birdwatchers expected to visit Cape Ann later this month. We're offering 10% off any room, plus a "welcome package" that includes a bottle of Smoking Loon wine and a selection of cheeses as well as complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon hot chocolate and cookies. According to the experts, Cape Ann is known to birdwatchers worldwide for its exciting concentrations of winter seabirds. Working with the Mass Audubon Society, the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce has planned a weekend filled with opportunity for bird lovers of all skill levels to join expert guides on a tour of Cape Ann's birding hot spots. If you're a birdwatcher -- or if you'd like to give it a try -- check out this special weekend on Cape Ann. And of course, plan to rest up at the Blue Shutters.