Provincetown Massachusetts, fondly known as ‘P Town,’ is one of America’s original gay meccas. Originally known as a beachfront summer getaway, it now features activities all year long. There are many guest houses, but here we highlighted a few of the more popular ones:
Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa located in the very heart of Provincetown MA, is a classic 140 year old, beautifully restored, Cape Cod Sea Captain’s house. It is the perfect setting for romantic getaways, business meetings and retreats, intimate Cape Cod weddings, or a rejuvenating vacation. Comprised of six beautifully restored historic buildings with a main guest house, award winning fine dining at The Pointe Restaurant, the Inn features spacious guestrooms and luxury suites wrapped around a beautifully landscaped courtyard and their award winning, full service, in-house Shui Spa.
The Inn’s elegant suites feature fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and the interior design compliments the spectacular Provincetown landscape of sand dune vistas, marsh grass, blue-green waters and sandy shoreline. Natural materials with fine craftsmanship abound throughout including hardwood floors, soothing wall colors and gently rotating ceiling fans. The Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa is located at 82 Bradford Street. For more information visit their website at: CrownePointe.com.
The Crown & Anchor Inn offers the one of the best accommodations right where the action is! Whether you choose a standard room or upgrade to a fabulous oceanfront suite, you’re sure to enjoy all that The Crown has to offer. Dine in The Central House Restaurant, take in a first class show in The Cabaret, lounge by the heated pool, as you enjoy a cocktail or dance the night away in the Paramount Nightclub. With the perfect central location, The Crown & Anchor Inn affords you easy access to the best of Provincetown.
The Central House restaurant at the Crown & Anchor offers simple and refined delicious food featuring local, seasonal ingredients in a casual atmosphere. They source all seafood from local fisherman on Cape Cod and run an in house butcher program. The menu also lends itself to vegetarians and vegans. Sommelier Peter Miscikoski focuses on small production wines and lesser-known varietals on his whole world wine list. The Central House also offers full catering services including special events, weddings, rehearsal dinners, etc.
The Crown & Anchor has been home to legendary entertainers for many years and the 2015 Season is comprised of the brightest and the most luminous stars Provincetown has ever seen!
They are excited that their “season long portfolio” remains unrivaled and includes Miss Richfield 1981, Kate Clinton, Dina Martina, and Illusions Drag Revue. Guest performers this season include Leslie Jordan, Pam Ann, Coco Peru, and The Atomic Bombshells, an exciting Seattle based group of burlesque and BOY-lesque entertainers appear for a limited run from July 16th through August 14th. They are also thrilled to have Bobby Wetherbee back in the Central House Piano Bar for the 2015 season! Their Broadway Series debuted in 2014 and this years’ line-up, both at the Crown & Anchor and the Provincetown Town Hall Auditorium is simply amazing. The series kicks off with “Broadway’s favorite ingenue,” Barbara Cook on June 29th & 30th, and Jennifer Holliday, the original Dreamgirl, returns to Provincetown on July 5th through the 7th. The one and only Bernadette Peters takes to the Town Hall Auditorium Stage for 1 unforgettable show only on Sunday July 19th, and the multi-talented Jeremy Jordan brings the series back to the Paramount Theatre with performances July 27th & 28th. The excitement continues in August with Tony Award winner Linda Lavin on the 3rd & 4th, followed by Oscar winner Shirley Jones, August 10th & 11th, and Billy Porter, making his Provincetown debut, on August 16th through the 18th. The Crown & Anchor Inn is located at 247 Commercial St,. For more information or to purchase tickets go to OnlyAtTheCrown.com.
The Brass Key Guesthouse, is just a minute’s walk from the action on Commercial Street while providing the romantic intimacy of a secluded resort setting. They feature luxury accommodations including spacious guestrooms and luxury suites, and many of their rooms offer fireplaces and whirlpool tubs.
The Brass Key’s extraordinary lodgings, gracious staff and stunning grounds will satisfy tastes from hip and chic, to elegant and antique.
A unique haven of nine historically restored buildings enclosing a terraced courtyard, infinity edge pool and large in-ground spa, the beautifully landscaped private enclave is unlike any other hotel in Provincetown. You can choose to sun yourself on their private rooftop water-view deck or lounge poolside with a cocktail. Enjoy on-site spa treatments or meet up with friends at the Shipwreck Lounge for a cocktail before taking a short walk to all the nightlife, restaurants, shops, art galleries and Provincetown bars.
The Brass Key Guesthouse is located at 67 Bradford Street. For more information go to BrassKey.com.
Elephant Walk Inn, which features 8 rooms, was built in 1917, and is centrally located in the heart of Provincetown. They are close to all restaurants, nightlife, shops, gallery district and harbor beaches. Relax in their Sun Room where they serve coffee and baked goods in the morning and you can enjoy quiet reading or a glass of wine in the afternoon or evening.
On the interior you will find a mix of antiques and modern conveniences. All rooms are well appointed with private baths, air conditioning, complimentary wifi, small refrigerators and old world charm. Their tower deck is a great place to relax throughout the day.
The Elephant Walk inn is located at 156 Bradford Street. For more information check out their website at ElephantWalkInn.com.
For more information on P town, check with the Provincetown Business Guild (PBG), which is a non-profit organization that “helps maintain the #1 Gay Community in America by promoting Provincetown to the GLBT market worldwide, producing such events as the much loved Carnival – the height of Ptown’s summer celebration and Holly Folly – the world’s only GLBT holiday festival.” For more information on the PGB or to find everything that happens in P Town go to PTown.org.