Laura Dow

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  • Fall in Gloucester

    Cool, crisp autumn air ~ there is nothing like it.  Add sparkling ocean vistas and you have a spectacular combination, I think that this is my very favorite time of year.  And, judging by business here at the Vista, I am not alone.  There are many people making their way north to see the changing […]

  • Review of the Pilot House Restaurant

    Pilot House Restaurant and Lounge 3 Porter Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 Phone: 978-281-1150 We recently ate at the Pilot House. It is now a combination of Chinese and Barbecue with lots of Seafood as well. We were given two menus, one for Chinese and one for American, and all of their Daily Specials were explained […]

  • Restaurant Review- Lobsta Land

    Extremely busy popular restaurant! Arrived at 8 pm, told 40 minute wait. We were seated in 10 minutes! Pleasant but hurried service. Started our meal with warm rolls, butter and a small container of olive tapenade. The tapenade was a tasty addition. For our appetizers we choose a special, Portuguese Spicy Little Neck Clams ($12.95). […]

  • Restaurant Review-The Studio

    We have asked our friendly Front Desk staff to tell us about their favorite restaurants and we’d like to share their reviews on the Vista Blog.  Here is our first review: On Wednesday night, I went to The Studio restaurant around 6 o’clock. There was no wait for three people, which was great because I am impatient. […]

  • Whale Watching Having an Incredible Start!

    The whales are having a fine time off Stellwagen Bank and the season looks fabulous!  There is a feeding frenzy out there thanks to the return of the mysterious sand lance or sand eels.  Whales, basking sharks and and seals are enjoying plentiful food and that means a whale watch out of Gloucester is going […]

  • Anticipating Summer

    Summer will be here in no time and we are busy getting things painted and cleaned and turned over and all the rest of the spring cleaning that along with a seasonal operation.  We are putting irons and ironing boards in the rooms this year, the difficult thing has been deciding where and how hang […]

  • Social Media Blitz

    Are you following the Vista on Facebook?  How about Instagram?  Twitter?  We are on a mission to get 1000 likes by the end of the summer and Shyla, Lani and Kendra have been posting great photos on Instagram and fun tidbits on Twitter.  The whole idea is great but honestly, it gives me a stomach […]

  • Vista Blog: Meet Dewey & Eddy

    Welcome to the Vista Blog where I hope you will find interesting tidbits about life here at the Vista as well fun things to do and see around Cape Ann. We have some great ideas to share but I thought I would start today with some introductions.  Meet Eddy and Dewey. Dewey (the black and […]