Last year as I traveled around New England in the United States (you can read all about my adventures on my blog “Wandering New England in Autumn”) I stumbled upon the little seaside town of Rockport. Located in Essex County, Massachusetts, Rockport is approximately 40 miles (64 km) northeast of Boston at the tip of the Cape Ann peninsula and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.
When I was there in October, the town itself was mostly shut down for the winter season, but it still oozed a quaint seaside charm that I adore. Nestled just a short walk from the main high street, you will find a charming boutique hotel called Addison Choate. I made my reservation through Expedia and, if I am being honest, was not expecting much as nearly everything was closed. But boy… were my expectations blown out of the water. Not only was the hotel easy to find (with parking around the back) but I had a warm welcome from one of the owners, Marshall.
The building itself dates back to 1851, when a member of the prestigious Choate family first built the home. The beautiful décor, furniture, fun art and atmosphere displayed a thoughtfulness the owners, Courtney and Marshall, have put into this property. Clean, modern and cozy all at the same time with some serious yummy treats!
I stayed in the Even Keel bedroom which had everything I needed including an air humidifier with some essential oils! I have traveled a great deal and slept on a number of beds, but think the Addison Choate beds are going to the top of my list. One night stay was not enough.
Breakfast was all homemade served in the stylish kitchen and I was able to sit and chat with Marshall over a cuppa to hear everything that the town and hotel had to offer throughout the year. This included a clambake at the back of the house in the summer. If you are swinging through New England, add Rockport and Addison Choate to your list – I will definitely be returning and for a longer stay… hopefully during the clambake!