Make A Provincetown Bed & Breakfast Your Summer Home
At the tip of Cape Cod is Provincetown, affectionately known as P-town, a seaside village where travelers walk in the footsteps of the Mayflower Pilgrims at their first landing site.
Spend a day at sea on a whale watching boat or simply laze the day away on a beach. The quaint town is almost surrounded by water and and offers a pletheora of idyllic inns waiting to welcome new and returning guests. Stay for a quick getaway or make Provincetown, Massachusetts your summer home; no matter how long you stay, you’ll wish you could stay longer.
The Provincetown art scene is alive at the White Porch Inn where you can fall in love with a piece of art in your room and bring it home with you; most of the pieces in the ever-changing installation are for sale. While nesting here you can take in views of the Pilgrim Monument. The guest rooms, named after lighthouses and sites on the Cape, are luxurious retreats with pillow top mattresses, and a complimentary European continental breakfast. Book before April 30, 2013, to receive 50% off your third night with the Winter & Spring Getaway.
Find a quiet haven in the courtyard surrounded by four historic buildings of Gabriel’s at the Ashbrooke Inn where an entire day can be spent among the gardens, fountains, and multi-tiered decks. A cobblestone driveway leads to guest rooms with convenient kitchens. Spot or Fido can play in the surf during certain hours so bring them along and request a pet-friendly room. Building 104 was moved in the 1800s as part of the Memorial Park project and her walls hold stories if you take time to listen. Veterans receive a 10% discount until Memorial Day, use Yelp to get a free room upgrade, or book by May 10, 2013 and your third night is free.
Provincetown’s protected harbor was often frequented by explorers as a safe shelter from storms. Guests of Crowne Point Inn and Spa can find shelter from daily hustle and bustle in the onsite Shui Spa and restaurant. The Zen atmosphere continues outside as guests relax by the koi pond or in the outdoor hot tub set into a wooden deck. Curl up in a reading nook or watch the world go by from the wrap-around porch. You'll get the royal treatment in the two-story private penthouse with panoramic views, a chef’s kitchen, and sleeping accommodations for four. Romance packages for two include massages and tours and tastings at Truro Vineyards.
Take in the views of the ocean, Long Point Lighthouse, and the sunset from the large third floor roof deck at The Beaconlight Guest House. A combination of antique and transitional furniture give the inn an eclectic feel. Enjoy Kiss My Face bathroom amenities then meander onto the expanded continental breakfast with homemade scones and organic coffee. After the sun goes down, slip into the year-round outdoor hot tub for a relaxing night under the stars. Located on a quiet block, the inn is only minutes away from active Commercial Street, the pier, and both ends of town.
By Julie Dietzel-Glair