I remember Courmayeur as a sleepy little town just before we got to the Mont Blanc Tunnel. We stopped there for lunch on our way from Milan to Chamonix. We got there around 1:00PM and I was surprised as all the restaurants were closed for the afternoon.
My father bought a case of wine there (against the advice of our French host) and it was awful.
Their web site is here and the wikipedia article is here.
While on Cape Ann, we stayed at the Bass Rocks Ocean Inn. It is just across a 2 lane road from the ocean. Beautiful view! We requested a first floor room that wasn't supposed to have as nice a view but our view was pretty good!
The advantage to us of the first floor was that we could walk out onto the yard and right across to the ocean.
All rooms had 2 chairs and a table outside and we spent most of the long weekend outside reading John Grisham books and sipping wine.
The Bass Rocks Ocean Inn faces east so the sun set behind us but the moonrise was awesome.