The Salem Inn Bed and Breakfast in Salem MA Invites You to Explore Winter Island

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Winter Island, at 50 Winter Island Rd., is my favorite spot in Salem. It is a maritime park, and less than a ten-minute drive from the Inn. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can take a Blue Bike (these bikes are for rent all over Salem. Soon to come—a blog post about this program that promotes riding bikes rather than …

The Salem Inn Bed and Breakfast Presents GHOSTS—Photos from Jill Pabich’s Exhibit in the Breakfast Room

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Hocus Pocus House, Salem Derby Wharf, Salem I take pictures of ghosts. At least where ghosts may be if you look closely enough. I find beauty in wasted, forgotten, and devastated locations. When I take pictures I feel a palpable energy, and I wonder, what happened to these places, and how did they end like this? Who lived here? What …

Read All About It! The Salem Inn Bed and Breakfast in Salem, MA, Invites You to Visit Studio Thirteen Tattoo Studio!

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Many of our visitors to the Inn have tattoos and many come to Salem to have work done by specific artists. At last count, there were about 13 studios in Salem. I decided that something so meaningful to so many people deserved a post. So I walked around the corner from the Inn to Studio Thirteen Tattoo and was invited …

Read All About It! The Salem Inn Bed and Breakfast in Salem, MA, Invites You to Explore the Witch House!

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A stately black house adorned with three gables and windows sparkling with tiny diamond panes of glass sits on the corner of Essex and North Streets in Salem. Its architecture, as well as furnishings from the seventeenth century on display inside, give visitors a deeper understanding of colonial Americans’ heritage. There are yawning fireplaces, a spinning wheel, and a bed …

Read All About It! The Salem Inn Bed and Breakfast’s Juiciest Gossip: West vs. West!

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  Miniature Portraits of Captain Nathaniel West and Elizabeth Derby West Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass. Captain Nathaniel West (1758-1851), who built the Salem Inn’s West House in 1834, eloped with the daughter of Elias Hasket Derby, Elizabeth “Betsey” Derby, in 1783. Elias Derby owned or held shares in many privateering ships during the American Revolution, which made him …

Read All About It! The Salem Inn Bed and Breakfast in Salem, MA, Is Rising to New Heights!

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  Built in 1834, the West House of the Salem Inn Bed and Breakfast is a fine example of Federalist architecture. It consists of 3 townhouses, 5,7, and 9 Summer Street. As such, it has lots of staircases. Some are grand; others small and winding. We have wanted to meet our guests’ desire for an elevator to bring their luggage …

Read All About It! The Salem Inn Bed and Breakfast in Salem, MA, Invites You to Explore Chestnut Street!

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A view down Chestnut Street Chestnut Street, right around the corner from the Inn, is a treasure trove of architectural beauty. Mostly built between 1796 and 1805 on farmland, its stately mansions were homes to wealthy sea captains and merchants looking to find some peace away from Salem’s busy waterfront. The houses are examples of Federal architecture, with additions and …

Read All About It! The Salem Inn Bed and Breakfast in Salem, MA, Invites You to Explore the Punto Urban Art Museum!

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The Red House by Ledania Sure, the Peabody Essex Museum is a great museum. Expansive in its collections, outreach, and community presence, it plays a big role in the culture of Salem. But did you know there is another museum in Salem, right under our noses—an exciting, free, vibrant museum that represents the diversity of Salem, its people and their …

Read All About It! The Salem Inn Bed and Breakfast in Salem, MA, Introduces Yuscenia Rodriguez!

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    Yuscenia Rodriguez has been with the Salem Inn for 19 wonderful years. She will meet you with a sunny smile and a friendly chat, for meeting guests and getting to know them is her favorite thing about working at the Inn. Originally from Lynn, MA, which borders Salem, she now lives in Beverly, another adjoining town. Yuscenia has …