Latest news from the Essex Street Inn
Local inn gets new lease on life
Lincoln, N.H. – Essex Street Inn owners Lori and John Guertin are pleased to announce the recent acquisition of the Beacon North in Lincoln, a 56-room inn with surrounding cottages, now renamed the Inn of Lincoln. The Guertins enjoy bringing distressed properties back to life to become thriving businesses that make a positive contribution to the community.
A lasting connection: Massachusetts General Hospital donor & Essex Street Inn owner John Guertin retains a bond forged 25 years ago
The Essex Street Inn makes for an ideal getaway. Nestled in the heart of downtown Newburyport, an intimate hamlet abutting the ocean on Massachusetts’ North Shore, the inn welcomes hundreds of happy tourists every year. While soaking in the resplendent waterfront views and Victorian ambience, it’s a good bet that few of the inn’s visitors could possibly imagine the odds one of its owners, John Guertin, has overcome to be where he is today.
Boston's Howie Carr visits the Essex Street Inn
Woodward’s Resort and Inn of Lincoln Merge Operations
Lincoln, NH. - September 7, 2010
Woodward’s Resort and the Inn of Lincoln, both of Lincoln, New Hampshire, have merged operations and ownership. A new single entity comprised of Jeff and LisaWoodward of Woodward’s Resort and John and Lori Guertin of the Inn of Lincoln will own and operate both businesses.
Woodward’s is an 85 room full-service resort property that has built a large repeat customer base and a great reputation over the past 50 years. The Inn of Lincoln is just 1/4 mile away and offers 58 units consisting of motel rooms, suites, and cottages.
The Inn of Lincoln has been in existence for just over one year and was formerly known as the “Beacon North”. The owners have extensively renovated the indoor pool, the front office, the building exterior, and the rooms. They have added significant roadside appeal with new landscaping and signage. According to Lori Guertin, “We will now be able to extend the great reputation of Woodward’s to increase occupancy in our newly renovated motel rooms and suites.”
The Inn of Lincoln will now be able to offer meal plans to guests and be able to accommodate groups requiring both meals and lodging. Woodward’s will be able to expand the variety of room types they can offer guests. The Inn of Lincoln has 26 luxury suites and 12 individual cottages along with standard motel rooms.
Woodward’s Resort will retain its current name, and the Inn will be rebranded as “Woodward’s Inn of Lincoln and Suites”. The Guertins have proven their expertise in the hospitality industry with their successful renovation, growth, and operation of the Essex Street Inn in Newburyport, Mass.