Northey Street House Bed and Breakfast
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... and legs) and then another thick layer of chocolate as the shell! That looked right up my street! I would send some home but it's chocolate which melts and they didn't do gift wraps or sets! Sorry folks! You'll just have to take my word for it that they were gooooood; but I'm sure you wouldn't have really liked them! ;) I then set off to the most famous museum in Salem, the Witch Museum! I soon became aware though that there were no real artifices from the witch trials. There ...
My dream weekend was upon me all too soon. I remember being one of the most excited men on planet Earth when, while in Costa Rica, I had rerouted myself to Boston instead of Canada for a weekend of UFC and Joe Rogan. For years I have thought this as the pinnacle two-night jubilee. Harry and I flew into Boston and arrived at our hostel, Wednesday afternoon, where I spent some time writing to you guys and doing some stressful last-minute trip organising. From nearly missing our ...
... there is a lot more history to Salem than 'witches' and we learnt a bit more about the maritime past by taking a guided tour with a Park Ranger around the old Custom House and a full size replica of a sailing ship the Friendship. Salem used to be a major port for North America and the Friendship would sail around the world, trading cargo at each stop and bringing goods like tea, wood and spices (like salt and pepper) back to ...
... of what it would have looked like. There were characters posed in shackles, etc. They didn't look very lifelike and they had one window where we looked in and the character kind of jumped out at us. A bit too "funhouse" for me although it did make me laugh. I was hoping for a bit more of an actual museum with artifacts, etc.
We did learn some interesting things though. The initial spark for the events ...
... bibles across the room, barking like dogs, contorting themselves, crawling under furniture, making strange sounds, and screaming. Today we call that asking like children, but back then the devil made them do it. They were sent to travel and point out witches throughout the east coast. Everything stopped when the girls started pointing fingers at the governor’s wife. 19 people died in that area, but think about all ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Northey Street House Bed and Breakfast Salem
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!
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!!
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 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!
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.
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.
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.