Somerset House Inn – Provincetown Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast

Author: , December 13th, 2018

Somerset House Inn

Coming to Provincetown? Somerset House Inn B&B offers year round lodging in the heart of Ptown, on Commercial Street just across from the bay.

We have a number of guestrooms with bay views, and can provide a friendly alternative to an impersonal hotel.

We serve our guests a hot breakfast each morning between 8:30 and 10:30 am – breakfast includes coffee, juice, and hot tea, pastries, fruit, cereal, yogurt, and a hot dish. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions or needs in advance so we can provide something appropriate for you. We also provide evening cocktails (including wine and beer and our own secret Love Potion margarita), and host a barbeque party on Saturdays in the summertime.

If you’re commemorating your anniversary or celebrating some other important event, please let us know, and we’ll be happy to help make it memorable.

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Sea Meadow Inn – Gay Friendly Brewster B&B

Author: , July 22nd, 2017

Sea Meadow Inn

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A feeling of history abounds at the Sea Meadow Inn, in accommodations that are modern, comfortable, and affordable.

With all the amenities you expect, the innkeepers are at your service to make your Cape Cod stay a memorable one.

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Conch Inn – Dennis Port, Massachusetts

Author: , April 5th, 2017

Conch InnPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

The Conch Inn is centrally located in the mid Cape area making access to both the upper and lower Cape easy and convenient. The town of Dennis where the Inn is located has some of the most beautiful beaches on Cape Cod, in fact one is in easy walking distance from the Inn on Nantucket sound.

The Inn features three guest rooms, two on the first level and the third on the second level. All rooms, feature private entrances, air conditioning, private baths, tv, mini frig, armoires, wifi, queen beds, and outdoor seating areas with awnings.

Each morning a three course breakfast is served in the dining area.

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Somerset House Inn – Provincetown

Author: , December 29th, 2016

Somerset House Inn

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Coming to Provincetown? Somerset House Inn B&B offers year round lodging in the heart of Ptown, on Commercial Street just across from the bay.

We have a number of guestrooms with bay views, and can provide a friendly alternative to an impersonal hotel.

We serve our guests a hot breakfast each morning between 8:30 and 10:30 am – breakfast includes coffee, juice, and hot tea, pastries, fruit, cereal, yogurt, and a hot dish. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions or needs in advance so we can provide something appropriate for you. We also provide evening cocktails (including wine and beer and our own secret Love Potion margarita), and host a barbeque party on Saturdays in the summertime.

If you’re commemorating your anniversary or celebrating some other important event, please let us know, and we’ll be happy to help make it memorable.

We can pick you up at the airport or at the Provincetown ferry, and we also offer free parking bwtween April and early November. If you will need pick-up or parking during your stay, please let us know in advance.

Each room comes with cable television, a DVD player, wifi internet, private bath, L’Occitaine bath products, air conditionaing and heater (individually controlled), hair drier, mini refrigerator, and phone/vmail. In addition, some rooms have fireplaces.

Somerset House Inn B&B is non-smoking, and we do not allow pets. If you’re pet starved, though, our golden retriever, Brody, would love to meet you!

Next time your travels bring you to Provincetown, come stay with us at the Somerset House Inn!

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Women’s Week In Provincetown

Author: , September 14th, 2016

Women's Week In Provincetown

Summer may be officially ending but the fun is just beginning in Provincetown. The historically gay and lesbian mecca on the tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, has enjoyed a beautiful and rainbow-festooned summer, including appearances from legendary LGBT performers, and even a visit by Hillary Clinton and Cher. And now it’s gearing up for even more femme-forward festivities! Aside from the general pleasure of strolling Commercial Street hand-in-hand with your love, there are some big events to put in your calendar.

The 32nd Annual Women’s Week In Provincetown is now the longest-running women’s cultural festival in the country. This year the Festival runs from October 7 through October 16. Mary Lambert and Our Lady J round up the lineup of superstars who will perform in a benefit concert for Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund, which aims to alleviate LGBT youth homelessness. The closing night concert will be followed by an exclusive Rainbow Party and is one of several events produced by the Women Innkeepers of Provincetown.

The entire Women’s Week will be a star-studded celebration of culture and community with Kate Clinton, Lily Tomlin, Karen Williams, Vickie Shaw, Julie Goldman, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Poppy Champlin, Jennie McNulty, Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher, Cris Williamson, Susan Werner, Suede, Zoe Lewis, Laura Zucker, and more performing. Sporty dykes are not left out, with events that include pickup basketball, an annual golf tournament, and Kate Clinton’s always-riotous Touch Football Classic.

By Merryn Johns – Full Story at Curve

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Suite 16 – Gay Friendly Vacation Rental in East Sandwich, Massachusetts

Author: , August 3rd, 2016

Suite 16

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Beachfront: Newly remodeled and upgraded during the winter of 2012/2013. Old Cape Cod meets the 21st Century. This well maintained, and newly remodeled Vintage Cape Cod beachfront cottage on Springhill Beach retains its old Cape Cod charm while providing all the amenities you are used to at home. Enjoy your own private beach with awesome views of Cape Cod Bay and the salt marsh. The distance to the water just depends on whether it is high tide or low tide, but the beach is always just out the front door.

Completed during the winter of 2012/2013:

  • Newly remodeled existing bathroom
  • Additional half-bath
  • Outdoor shower
  • New doors and windows all around.
  • Upgraded electrical
  • Refinished hardwood floors throughout the house
  • ”Sandwiched” between the beach and the salt marsh, the house includes 4 comfortable, ”actual” bedrooms with doors. 3 of the bedrooms have double beds and one has a Queen size bed. 1 1/2 baths and an outdoor shower as well.

Wireless internet, three cable TV’s, Stereo system. IPod dock. Comfortable living room of about 400 square feet with refinished hardwood floors and three full sized sofas (one is a sofa-bed). Walk-around stone fireplace and beautiful original beadboard wood paneling throughout, providing that ”Old Cape Cod” atmosphere while blending with the modern. The newly remodeled kitchen provides all the amenities. Washer and dryer conveniently located. A second newly remodeled bathroom as well. New outdoor shower added.

The lot next door has been dedicated to the Sandwich Conservation Society so there is no one right on top of you and you get plenty of that morning sunshine as well as breathtaking sunsets. Enjoy our dune deck overlooking the beach and have a barbecue. Don’t forget to bring your fishing poles and beach toys.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Surfside Hotel and Suites, Provincetown, Massachusetts

Author: , December 6th, 2015

Surfside Hotel and Suites

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Your vacation is our creation! The Surfside Hotel & Suites is an oceanfront boutique property located in magnificent Provincetown, Massachusetts. We take pride in providing our guests with a relaxing friendly atmosphere, professional service, and gracious hospitality – a hotel experience worth remembering. Enjoy your vacation on Cape Cod Bay in our relaxing, casual atmosphere. The Surfside Hotel is the ideal vacation destination for lasting memories.

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Lesbian Travel: The Perfect Pooch Holiday in Provincetown

Author: , August 16th, 2015

SASSAFRAS LOWREY

I love NYC but the summer heat and humidity leaves me melted so it’s no accident that my family has developed a tradition of ” gaycationing ” in Provincetown, Massachusetts a beautiful legendary gay beach town on the very tip of Cape Cod. Not only is Ptown (as its lovingly called) known for being really gay, but also incredibly dog friendly which is perfect for us since I prefer vacationing with our canine kiddos whenever we can. I love seeing rainbow, leather, and bear pride flags flapping off of restaurant awnings and from flagpoles. This month was our third year going up to Provincetown and it’s definitely my top pick for vacation spots for lesbians looking for fun in the sun with a canine sidekick!

Each week during the peek summer season is themed with a variety of different parties and events catering to various subpopulations of queers. By chance we ended up in town for the end of bear week (so much love for the Bears!) and during “Girl Splash” week so I’m guessing there were a lot of Curve readers around town! We rent a little cottage on the far East end of town where things are quieter and didn’t go to any events or parties but they are definitely around and easy to find if that is something you are interested in. Our family spends most of our week out on the beach relaxing. One of the best things about Provincetown is that everything is so dog friendly! Here are a few of my favorite must dos with dogs while in gaycationing:

Top 5 activities in Provincetown to enjoy with your dog:

Exploring town: if you have a sociable dog like my little guy Mercury whose comfortable in crowds your dog is welcome at the outside seating at most restaurants in town and in many of the little shops that line Commercial Street (the main drag in town which speaking of drag has fantastic drag queens parading down it day and night!) including several pet boutiques – this year we found an adorable squeaky lobster toy!

By Sassafras Lowrey – Full Story at Curve | Provincetown Gay Travel Resources

April In Provincetown

Author: , April 2nd, 2014
Photo by Petar Dopchev

Photo by Petar Dopchev

Officially spring arrives in March, but in Provincetown April starts off the season. Many restaurants, shops and galleries that may have been closed for the winter re-open in April. Local favorite the Lobster Pot opens for its 35th year on April 11th.

April is also the time when we find out about some new restaurants in town.

El Mundo across the street from Town Hall went away to be replaced by Tin Pan Alley. Ten Tables is being replaced by Backstreet. Lorraine’s closed on the west end and relocated to our neck of the woods. Hot L on Bradford decided not to re-open. Cerraldi, which was very hot last year is relocating to a permanent space, but so far it’s a secret. We’ll let you know when we find out.

Of course you have probably heard that Liza Minelli is coming to Provincetown this summer to do two sold out benefit performances.

Other notable performers include:

  • Joan Rivers on July 5th
  • Helen Reddyon July 21st and 22nd
  • Leslie Jordan on June 30th and July 1st
  • David Sedaris on Friday, August 1st

Many more to come, we’ll highlight them as we hear of them. And we’ll give you an update on shops and galleries in the future.

What’s going on in April and beyond?

  • April 1 – The Pilgrim Monument and Museum opens for the season on April.
  • April 12 – Whale watching begins. Check out whalewatch.com for more information.
  • April 18-21 – Patriot’s Day Weekend
  • April 19-27 – Appearances Green Arts Festival
  • April 25-27 – Gays for Patsy Annual Spring Stomp
  • May 3 – Women’s Music Festival at Town Hall
  • May 16 – Fast ferry service from Boston begins
  • May 16-18 – Single Women’s Weekend
  • May 23-26 – Memorial Day Weekend.

My partner Bob and I own Somerset House Inn, a wonderful B&B in the perfect Provincetown location. It’s on Commercial Street across the street from the water. We’d love to have you stay with us. We have availability for Memorial Day Weekend, the week of July 4th and limited availability for Bear Week. Click here to check availability and make your reservations.

Provincetown – The Gayest Little City in the World

Author: , February 11th, 2014

Provincetown TDance

Photo courtesy Out in the Bay

Our friends over at Out in the Bay, an LGBT radio show on the East Coast, shared this broadcast about gay Ptown with us.

Out in the Bay reports:

How did Provincetown, Massachusetts, get to be so “gay, gay, gay,” as the Provincetown Business Guild puts it? Let the locals fill you in. Hear from the lounge pianist who’s been there 50 years, The Fabulous Dyketones founder, the activist-artist who made a dress out of tampon applicators, and the town clerk who married 200+ couples on one day.

They and others tell about Portuguese sailors, fine art, sand-filled cars, mass same-sex weddings, the dunes, the “dick dock” and more on this documentary-style romp with Out in the Bay host Eric Jansen through what is probably the gayest little city in the world (at least per capita!). Edited by Nora Elmeligy and Eric Jansen.

Hit the link above to hear the broadcast.

Click here for gay travel resources in Provincetown.