The Classic Cape House viewed from the street is just the beginning of the Morning Glory Inn.
It was originally built on the Isle of Shoals just off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire.
This house was disassembled and rebuilt on Seabury Road sometime in the 18th century.
During the Revolutionary War, the residents of the Isle of Shoals were forced to flee their homes to seek safety on the mainland.
They elected to bring their homes with them.
They had cut the lumber and crafted each house by hand. It only made sense to bring their materials with them.
In 1979 additions were made to both the main house and beyond.
Two bedrooms (one a master suite), a new kitchen, and a great room expanded the little cape house dramatically.
The old kitchen was moved and connected to a chicken coup at the rear of the property.
It is now our garden potting shed.
The Morning Glory Inn provides several common areas to relax in;
The Great Room,
a Loft Library,
the 1700's Living Room and the Breakfast Patio.
All guest rooms have sitting areas for reading,
watching TV or using the internet.
For more information about our rooms, as well as
pictures and rates, see our Rooms page.
Guests enjoy the refinement and intimacy of a special home and appreciate the atmosphere created for them.
At the ring of a bell, the hosts can appear and be of service.
They strike a balance between being helpful and providing you with privacy.
Margie and Doug Mindell are the Innkeepers at Morning Glory.
Our backgrounds are in the arts.
Doug has been a Photographer working with magazines such as Yankee and The Washington Post. Doug got his start in photography studying with Ansel Adams. He was first introduced the Innkeeping business many years ago while photographing Yankee Magazine's regular feature, "The Best Inns of New England".
Doug has also renovated several homes and has a passionate interest in period renovation.
Margie has been an artist and designer, first drawing for gallery and museum shows (you'll see some artwork around the Inn), then working in advertising as an illustrator, and moved from there to Web Design. With a Master's degree in Fine Arts, she was a teacher at several Boston area colleges.
As an avocation, cooking and baking have always been a great love of hers and having friends over and cooking for them puts the whole picture together.
Doug and Margie bring their aesthetic sense to the Inn, making it a warm and welcoming experience for their guests.