Linden Tree Inn

Linden Tree Inn
Linden Tree Inn, Rockport, MA

Friday, June 22, 2007


Can you believe it? The first full day of summer is today, and Mother Nature has decided to throw us a bit of every kind of weather summer has to offer! Bright sun, cloudy skies, heavy downpour rain and thunder! Our first full house of the season, with many more to come.

The Rockport Chamber Music Festival is in full swing, and we have had some fabulous musicians staying with us. The Linden Tree Inn has always been a haven for the performers and patrons of the festival, as this is where pianist/composer David Alpher and soprano Lila Deis were staying when they mentioned to Penny and Larry, the owners of the Linden Tree, that Rockport would be a lovely place for a music festival. Larry put them in touch with Paul Sylva, a Rockport businessman, and as they say, the rest is history! David Deveau the festival's Artistic Director, and pianist extraordinaire has been staying with us on the weekends. We are looking forward to hearing him, along with Andres Cardenes and Anne Martindale Williams on Sunday June 24. They are all unbelievable, and we always try to get to at least one of Andres, Anne's and David's concerts during the Festival season. Other fine musicians that have stayed with us this year to date have been pianist Sally Pinkus, pianist Anton Kuerti, and the trio Time for Three. We were able to get to Time for Three's performance, and they are so incredibly talented, I was just amazed at their skill, and the sound they produced! At times I thought for sure there were more than 3 musicians on that stage. They were so full of fun, had amazing stage presence to match their virtuosity, and I am certain we will be seeing them again at the festival in the future. We still have lots more musicians lined up to stay with us this year, next week we have the Miami String Quartet coming, and the Adam Birnbaum Trio who will perform a bonus Jazz concert on July 2nd! And we are so looking forward to hearing the Atlantic Brass Quintet! There is still some time left to catch a concert, but hurry, as the tickets are selling like hotcakes, and rooms are filling up quick at the inn! And if you miss it this year, then start planning for next year! The concerts sell out quickly once the program is announced. We'll keep you posted on our website and the blog!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007


Today we celebrate our 5th anniversary as innkeepers. 5 years ago today we became the new owners and innkeepers of the Linden Tree Inn, and it has been 5 incredible years! We are loving the inn life, and enjoy meeting new people every day. We look forward to guests that return each year, and get to hear how their families have grown and have celebrated milestones. Come and celebrate with us as we start our next 5 years, and become a part of the Linden Tree Inn's history. Enjoy some scones at breakfast on the deck, relax under the boughs of our linden tree and feel the soft breeze as it sways the leaves. Take a walk through Millbrook Meadow down to Front Beach and meander through the shops and galleries, stopping along the way at one of Rockport's restaurants for a bite to eat. Go for a boat ride around Rockport harbor on the M/V King Eider. Take a sunset sail on the Schooner Appledore III. Or if you want a bit more adventure, try your skill at kayaking out along the shores of Rockport and Thatcher Island with North Shore Kayak Outdoor Center. Want even more excitement? Hop a fishing boat charter out to Stellwagon Banks and catch that big one, a cod, haddock or maybe even a striper along the way! Prefer walking? Take a walk on the Atlantic Path up to Halibut Point State Park and hike the trails around Babson Quarry. Join a guided tour of Dogtown with Walk the Words, or let them take you on a Rockport hike to see the famous Whales Jaw rock formation. Some of Rockport's other must see points of interest include a short hike out to the Headlands for a spectacular sunrise or sunset, a visit to the Paper House can't be missed, it's a small woodframe construction home that was built in the 1920's of paper, a true gem, it is a 20 year history lesson of what was going on in the era of when the house was built, with the headlines of all the newspapers used to build the furniture and hearth pointing out. Learn about Rockport's history at the Sandy Bay Historical Society and Museum just up the street from the inn, catch a movie at Rockport's Little Arts Theatre....after all the sightseeing, hiking fishing, and boating, take a day to stretch out on the beach, gather some sea glass, take a dip in the Atlantic. Walk back up to the Linden Tree Inn, and have some lemonade or ice tea to refresh yourself. As your visit is coming to a close, you will know why we say, one day is never enough, come and stay, not just for a day....but three or four!

Friday, June 1, 2007

Welcome June!!!

Where has the time gone, just yesterday it was the start of April and unseasonable snowstorms, and now it is the first of June, and we have been enjoying some incredible warm weather! All the flowers are blooming, the linden tree is in full leaf, and soon will be in blossom. I so look forward to the blossoming of the linden tree, as it imparts the most delicious sweet fragrance. I so enjoy the fragrance of our tree in June, and have been exploring ways to bring that lovely scent in to the house, so to preserve the memory throughout the year

After much searching, we found a company from France that makes the most delightfully linden fragranced soaps and bath amenities. As we celebrate our 5th year as owners of the Linden Tree, we are now able to offer this wonderful line of linden fragranced soaps and shampoo in our guest bathrooms. And to remember your Linden Tree Inn experience, we carry a full line of Baudelaire linden fragranced bath and spa products for you to purchase. They make lovely gifts, and are so easy to tuck into your suitcase for the trip home. Check out our new spa shelf in the office, and pamper yourself or someone you love with a special treat for the bath.