Emerson Inn by the Sea is Cape Ann's only historic grand hotel. Referred to by many as a baby grand, this lovely Rockport inn is an historic gem. Ralph Waldo Emerson called the Inn - Thy proper summer home. Today's guests enjoy the relaxed 19th century atmosphere from our broad oceanfront veranda, but can savor the 21st century amenities of a heated outdoor pool, private baths (some with spa tubs), room phones, cable television, wireless high speed internet access, and indoor sauna. Savor our award winning cuisine in The Grand Cafe. Editors' Pick, - Yankee Magazine Travel Guide to New England. Award of Excellence, - Wine Spectator. Gourmet Greatness, - the Phantom Gourmet. Unparalleled Ambiance, - The Boston Globe. Nearby are hiking trails along the oceanfront, tennis, golf and the always popular whale watches. The village of Rockport is famous for its shops and art galleries. OPEN ALL YEAR.