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The Emerson Inn - A Rockport Hotel

The Emerson Inn has a storied history that dates back the 1850's, when what is now The Emerson Inn served as a drinking establishment. In 1856, Hannah Jumper famously launched a raid destroying all alcoholic spirits in Rockport, putting the owner of the building out of business. At this time the summer tourism industry was just beginning to discover scenic Rockport, and the "Pigeon Cove House" was opening to serve as an inn for tourists and the carriage trade of the day. As one of Rockport's first hotels, the inn attracted the New England elite and many other notable authors and artists, including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.

Rooms & Suites

The Emerson Inn's accommodations feature a range of unique rooms that can fit anyone's particular needs, from families to single travelers. For those special occassions, we have well-appointed ocean view rooms with enclosed balconies, spa tubs, and two-bedroom suites that offer two seperate sleeping areas for families and groups. Our oceanview rooms offer spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, and are the perfect spot to watch the sunrise. We also offer several unique packages and special promotions to assist you in planning your stay at our lovely inn. Emerson Inn is the perfect choice for travelers seeking a Rockport Hotel as their home base for beachfront family vacations or Cape Ann romantic getaways just north of Boston.

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Guests of the Inn enjoy a unique combination of thoughtful amenities and genuine hospitality. From our historic parlor to our stunning oceanview pool, the Emerson Inn is characterized by its blend of bygone charm and modern amenities travelers seek today. With many welcoming spaces and comfortable guest rooms, the Inn invites relaxation, while providing superb scenery from which to watch stunning sunrises and soak in the peace and tranquility of our lovely Rockport hotel. By night, The Parlor Bar's covered veranda offers the perfect setting for a romantic candlelit dinner, or casual yet refined dining for any audience.

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Special Events

Just steps from where the mighty Atlantic meets the rocky coast of Cape Ann, The Emerson Inn serves as a perfect Rockport wedding venue. Characterized by an exceptional blend of traditional elegance, stunning scenery and impeccable service, an oceanside wedding, corporate event or retreat, or other social function or gathering at The Emerson Inn will be an unforgettable, customized experience that breaks the norm of typical functions and events.

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Relax and Enjoy

Enjoy the atmosphere of a French hotel near Saint Germaine, with a player piano, old fashioned carved bar and café music to soothe your soul. We have an expansive Veranda to enjoy oceanfront views from sunrise to moonsets in a Rocking Chair or dining table. Our unique lawn offers firepits and traditional Adirondack chairs as well as old fashioned and new lawn games to pass the time. On the lawn level is a library filled with novels, poetry books and a collection of games. This is all adjacent to our temperature controlled space which includes an 85” TV which is perfect for late night watching of movies like Academy Award Winning film CODA, filmed near at Halibut Point State Park which is just a stroll away