Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Morning Glory B&B

We had the opportunity to visit the Morning Glory Bed & Breakfast last week, and inn keeper Bob Shea gave us a top-to-bottom tour of the inn, which I was about ready to move into... and never leave... when we got to the third floor.

The Morning Glory is an early nineteenth-century Georgian Federal home on Hardy Street, directly across the street from the House of the Seven Gables.

The first floor is primarily private living space, with the exception of the dining room, where breakfast is served.

The second floor has three bedrooms and a common living area with a computer, coffee maker, and other amenities. Each bedroom has its own private bath, and each is decorated with New England charm. I loved the room above because of the fabulous gold walls.

The third floor has a fabulous suite, and the picture above shows part of the living room, through the bathroom, into the bedroom.

And just outside the third floor is the incredible roof deck with views of Salem harbor and Marblehead. As we basked in the sunshine on the deck, we debated the pros and cons of the foliage that will grow in, blocking part of the water view, but providing privacy. Either way, the deck is fantastic.

The Morning Glory B&B is comfortable and well appointed. It has a great location, walking distance from everything downtown, and innkeepers Bob and Marcel are highly regarded by their guests.

Like the sign, which hangs in the dining room, says, There's no place like home - and you will certainly feel like you're in a home away from home at the Morning Glory.

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