The Emerson Inn, Cape Ann’s Historic Grand Hotel, Reopens in May 2016

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"We want to return this historic waterfront gem back into the fabric of the community and became a neighborhood destination for a classic cocktail on the grand porch or Sunday brunch with the family.” COO of Migis Hotel Group Peter Twachtman

On May 13, 2016, the landmark Emerson Inn, Cape Ann’s only historic grand hotel, will reopen after a significant renovation project. Located just 40 minutes north of Boston, this charming New England oceanfront inn offers 36 tastefully decorated rooms with luxurious linens, a casual yet sophisticated restaurant, private balconies, spa tubs, and sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean—all within walking distance of the quaint town of Rockport.

Acquired as the former “Emerson Inn by the Sea” by the family-run Migis Hotel Group in 2015, the beautifully renovated Emerson Inn will offer an authentic bed-and-breakfast experience with heartfelt hospitality reminiscent of days gone by. Enjoy a relaxing family vacation at the shore, or perhaps a romantic retreat complete with cocktails on the grand porch, a stay at the Emerson Inn will transport you back to a more tranquil and simpler time. Oceanfront views in the newly named Pigeon Cove Tavern will dictate a daily menu of locally sourced seafood, farm fresh ingredients, and artfully crafted classic New England dishes. Imagine enjoying fresh ocean breezes while spending cherished moments with your family and friends in this unforgettable location. Unlike anything else offered in the area, this classic Massachusetts seaside inn is the ideal place to hold your wedding, retreat, or special event.

“From the renovated restaurant to the newly restored rooms, we have taken great care to preserve the details of the inn’s architecture and decor while making extensive upgrades to our guest amenities, ” said COO of Migis Hotel Group Peter Twachtman. "We want to return this historic waterfront gem back into the fabric of the community and became a neighborhood destination for a classic cocktail on the grand porch or Sunday brunch with the family.”

About the Emerson Inn
The natural beauty of Pigeon Cove has been a popular destination for summer tourists for more than 160 years. In the 1850s, Rockport businessman William Norwood turned his famous tavern into The Pigeon Cove Inn. Over the years, several local families owned the Inn and gave it many names, including the Hotel Edward. The most recent owners renamed it after Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of the Inn's most celebrated guests. Open year-round, the Emerson Inn is located at 1 Cathedral Avenue in Rockport. For reservations, please call 1-800-964-5550 or visit Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @MigisHotelGroup.

About the Rockport Area
From a leisurely stroll through Rockport or nearby Gloucester, to a marine-life adventure, to a hike amidst the fall foliage or along the shores of the Cape Ann area, the Emerson Inn is surrounded by a diversity of summer and winter activities. With four state-designated cultural districts, Cape Ann ranks as one of the premier destinations for the traveler with an interest in art, theater, and culture. With festivals celebrating Cape Ann’s rich maritime and artistic heritage, along with an active fishing fleet and a picturesque seaside village, visitors to the Rockport area will enjoy the allure of Massachusetts’ coastal crown jewel.

About Migis Hotel Group
Taking inspiration from the Abenaki word migis, a place to steal away to rest, Migis Hotel Group (MHG) is a family-run, Maine-based, and very personalized hotel management company founded in 1968. Operating boutique hotels, destination resort properties, and award-winning dining facilities, MHG properties offer guests a welcoming environment for rest and relaxation from an often hectic and overburdened life. MHG strives to provide each guest with heartfelt hospitality and a memorable dining experience for an exceptional value. Current properties managed include Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake, Maine; Black Point Inn on Prouts Neck, Maine; The Inn at Ocean’s Edge, Lincolnville, Maine; The Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort, Ogunquit, Maine; 250 Main, Rockland, Maine; The Shire Woodstock, Woodstock, Vermont; and The Emerson Inn, Rockport, Massachusetts. For more information, visit

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