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... with a surround theater presentation with a narrator explaining wax figures. The figures portrayed the events that happened in the Salem witch trails. After this we went into a room explaining the evolution of the witch from a Pagen midwife to a Hollywood witch on a broom stick. The tour ended with an explanation of the religion Wiccan. RJ
... girls claimed that her spirit was flying out of the prison still to torment them and so she was chained down by the feet, ankles, wrists and neck. Prisoners accused of being witches had to pay for their accommodation in prison. They had to pay for the straw, the size of their cell and even their chains, subsequently many spent their days in 'box coffins' small rooms where you could only stand, the cheapest option. Many of those who survived the witch trials were ...
... but is pretty applicable to our current stage in life. After staying in bed til noon the next day we decided we should eat so we had some waffles and cereal for breakfast and then lazed around for a few hours before heading back into Boston to meet up with the rest of the group. We just explored the place a bit more and went to a place called Fire + Ice for dinner which was a buffet where take a bowl, head to buffet, select your meat, veggies etc and then bring it ...
... the time they were in jail awaiting trial. There were some cells that were referred to as "coffins" that were just the size of a person. They couldn't sit down and the cells were so close to the river that they would flood at high tide.
The governor of Massachusetts eventually put a stop to the whole thing when they went too far and accused the governor's own wife of being a witch. It's fascinating to me ...
1 part history, 2 parts camp, all parts good time! There is no doubt about it - Salem is a kitschy, campy tourist trap, but I am not ashamed to say that we thoroughly enjoyed this stop on our journey! Of course, I loved the literature come to life - getting to see the reality behind Miller's The Crucible and getting to see (we didn't pay the exorbitant tour rate to go in) The ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Northey Street House Bed and Breakfast Salem
The Perfect Choice!!!
My mother and I spent a "getaway" weekend in Salem, Massachussets. We were looking for a central location to stay in Salem, without having to spend a fortune. Boy, did we hit the jackpot!
The Northey Street House Bed & Breakfast was awesome! It is located only 10 minutes' walk from all of the "dowtown salem" activities, restaurants, museum... It is on a quiet residential street, which is really nice considering the amount of traffic in Salem.
Flora was a most gracious hostess. The breakfasts were fantastic. The room was perfect. Very spacious with a private bathroom. The bedding was the most comfortable that either of us have ever experienced!!! The decoration was beautiful and the room gave us a feeling of "home away from home". Flora has snacks and drinks available for guests all day. Chips, cookies, soda... It was very nice. The B&B has a resident dog named Charlie who is extremely well behaved and very pleasant.
The B&B is also a very short walk (less than 10 minutes) from the train which will take you to boston in just under a half/hour. It was $7.00 round trip. We spent a fabulous day in Salem and a wonderful day Boston.
Thank you to Flora and Charlie for a wonderful experience at the Northey Street House B&B!!!
Great place - excellent amenities
We stayed at the Northey House in Salem just for one night, but we so enjoyed it that we're planning on staying there when we go back for a long weekend over July 4th. The ambience is great - our room was stunning, clean, and very cozy - and the available amenities, like free wireless internet access and snacks available all the time, made it that much nicer to stay there.
Flora is a lovely lady, and Charlie, the Northey's mascot, is a loveable little guy!!
Great, friendly little place
The Northey is an excellent choice for staying in Salem. We had a very well appointed, large room, nice and airy and with an immaculate ensuite bathroom. Bed was comfortable, atmosphere relaxing, and both Flora and the other guests that we met friendly and welcoming (we sat out on the balcony and drank wine while chatting - all very low-key and relaxed). Breakfast was all home-cooked - the muffins were especially good, and there's lots of food and coffee on offer all the time. DVD players in the rooms too - so a good choice for a home-from-home as well as as a base for more go-getting stuff.
We used the Northey as a weekend base while attending a wedding - a great choice because Salem centre town is only about 5 minutes away, with the excellent Peabody Essex Musuem (free tickets were included with our B&B rate as well - making it really very very good value for money), and a load of good restaurants. Salem is also within easy reach of Boston via the commuter rail, and there's some really nice towns and countryside around, all of which is easily accessible from the Northey (no torturous windy streets to negotiate first - very easy to find). And Charlie the resident beagle is a very good-natured dog. Snoopy eat your heart out!
Northey Street House B&B is a great place to stay!
We have recently returned from a 4 night stay at Northey Street House B&B & had a wonderful time. Our room was large and comfortable and the wireless internet availability was a nice bonus. We were made to feel quite welcome in Flora's house and the resident Beagle, Charlie treated us like family!
We didn't realize how much of a benefit it was until we got to Salem, but the off street parking was a nice feature that not many of the other B&Bs in town are able to offer. Northey Street House is within walking distance to everything in Salem and is only a couple of blocks from the commuter rail station for a day trip to Boston. We were able to park our car when we arrived and not get into again until we wanted to take a drive up the coast to Gloucester / Cape Ann.
I would recommend the Northey Street House B&B to anyone wanting a comfortable stay in Salem!
Worth a Return Visit
My three sisters and I stayed at the Northey Street House in May and found this B&B more than suitable for our Salem trip. The proprietor, Flora and her friendly beagle Charlie, were excellent hosts. This little inn has off street parking, and the main attractions are only about a 10-15 minute walk away. A very big plus is that included in the price of the room is admission to the Peabody Essex Museum, a must-see in Salem.
Flora maintains an impeccably clean establishment, providing all the necessities for her guests. Her homemade breakfast treats are delicious and the kitchen is well-stocked with snacks, drinks and anything else for a midnight snack.
I would definitely return to this unassuming gem in Salem.
Jewel in Salem!
I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 week(!) stay at the Northey Street House B & B in Salem, MA. My hostess, Flora, was a joy and her breakfasts were more than enough to give me all the energy I needed to be a successful tourist!
Northey Street House was clean and cheerful and the rooms were tastefully decorated (the beds were SOOOOOOOOOO comfortable!). It was slightly off the beaten path, but within walking distance of everything Salem has to offer.
I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone travelling to Salem and I intend to stay there again.
Home away from home.
April 2006 was our first venture to the east coast from California. Salem was chosen as our home base to explore Boston and Cape Ann areas. Salem, the coastal towns of Gloucester,Rockport are all interesting with much history, much to see, with great places to eat & friendly people.
With a lot of research on the computer I found Northey Street House B & B in walking distance of the Metro (15 min even with luggage). Approximately 20 min. on the Metro to Boston's North Sation your a few blocks form Old Boston. Felt safe walking in Salem.
Pictures posted of the Northey Street House rooms looked comfy. Making arrangements to stay 5 days in one place one has never seen can be a little stressing, after phone & e-mail arrangements I felt comfortable with Flora.
When we arrived Friday late evening, a phone call to Flora gave us walking directions.
Flora met us at the door, my first impression of Flora was what I had expected from our correspondence. a old friend, dressed in blue jeans and sweater. First impression of the house was neat, very clean, with a lived in feeling. Our room was the Captains Room 2nd floor, just as it was pictured on Flora's web site. Mix of Antique furniture, with modern, Large comfortable bed with very nice linen, not the usual hotel/motel linen.
Scented candles for our use, Hard bound books of Salelm & other interesting areas, Cable TV, VCR/DVD -an assortment of movies in living room that we could barrow for our own private viewing ,or view in Living room.
The Bathroom - closet with many large fluffy towels, Medicine cabinet was stocked with first aid supplies (good idea Flora). Assortments of hair care products, soaps & body lotions, along with hair dryer, cleaning supplies were also available in bathroom. All the personal touches one would find in their own bathroom was there. Never had to ask for anything, well thought out.
A friendly living room, decorated with a little antique,modern and oriental. Adjacent to the living room, all on the 2nd floor was a very clean open bright kitchen with french doors opening onto a patio deck. (raining when we were there)
The Kitchen- stocked with snacks, soft drinks, juices, coffees and an assortment of teas was availably at all times.
Breakfast --never left hungry-- Comfort food-generous portions.Again felt comfortable like one was in a friend's or your own kitchen.
Flora was great, interesting, around but seldom seen, could be contacted when needed. Helpful with suggestions on getting around in Boston. Flora has done a great job of prepairing her home for guests.
Charlie--the family dog. Was well mannered. We were missing our own dogs and Charlie took a liking to us,we quickly became great friends.
***** If you are looking for the plush, heavy drapes, large antique furniture, gourmet food this is not it.
If you are looking for a Very Clean, friendly home like atmosphere, (a home away from home) good food & beverage, complete with a well-mannered housedog. The Northey Street B & B meets the criteria. I highly recommend Flora and her B&B the Northey Street House as excellent.
Love the Northey St house B & B
We had never stayed at a B & B before, and we had a wonderful time. Our room and bathroom were huge and very comfortable. We were made to feel right at home. We didn't need a car, we could walk everywhere. My daughter and I had a wonderful time, and will be back again soon.
We stayed for two weeks in Flora's B&B and we had a wonderful time there.
It was very familiar, friendly and comfortable. The breakfast is the hammer!
The B&B is very well located: Everything is easy to reach: the museums, the city, the train station. We did a lot of trips. Especially the turn to NYC was great.
We felt in love with New England, Boston, Salem and Flora's B&B!
We travelled a lot, saw much, but this is one of our favourite places we 've ever been.
Thanks for all, Flora.
Karin from Hamburg/Germany
Northey B and B is a gem!
I googled Salem and discovered this gem of a B and B. It turned out to be a real find. The room I had was on the top floor. It was exquisite, spacious, beautifully designed, well appointed, and impeccably clean. Flora, the owner, is a lovely hostess. Her breakfast I truly appreciated because it was simple and delicious and not overwhelmingly carb laden. Flora was also exceptionally helpful with maps, guidebooks and suggestions. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to anyone who wants a small, quiet and intimate place to stay.