Provincetown Summer marches on. . .

Author: , August 17th, 2019

Carnival is this week in Provincetown.  The annual ‘end-of-summer’ celebration has a theme of Enchanted Forest. Highlights include Sunday’s sunset cruise, Monday’s pool party, Trixie Mattel live in the Town Hall auditorium on Wednesday and the Carnival parade on Thursday.

If you know Ptown, you know the fund extends into the fall, the season we call our ‘2nd Summer’.  Warm days and cooler evenings may Ptown a great place to visit in the fall with many events on the calendar including:

 

Aug. 30 - Sept. 2nd - Labor Day Weekend
Sept. 9 - 15 - Afterglow Festival
Sept. 12 - 15 - Gay Pilots Association
Sept. 20 -22 - Women's Flag Football Tournament
Sept. 26 - 28 - Tennessee Williams Festival
Oct. 3 - 7 - Mates Leather Weekend
Oct. 11 - 14 - Columbus Day Weekend
Oct. 14 - 20 - Women's Week
Oct. 20 - 27 - Fantasia Fair
Oct. 31 - Nov. 2 - Halloween Weekend

Ptown Dan and his partner Bob own the Somerset House Inn, an award winning Provincetown Bed and Breakfast.  Named the Best Bed and Breakfast on Cape Cod for 2018 by Cape Cod Magazine the Somerset House Inn is in the perfect Commercial Street location across the street from the water and walking distance to everything.  Check our visit our web site to make your reservations.  We look forward to welcoming you to Provincetown.


Whale Watching in Provincetown

Author: , May 3rd, 2019

A whale watch tour is ranked as one of the top activities for Cape Cod and Provincetown.  As you depart traveling along the National Seashore you will view the beaches, lighthouses and the very tip of Cape Cod.  A naturalist accompanies every cruise to serve as an interpretive guide to the ecology and natural history of Cape Cod and Massachusetts Bays with emphasis on whales, other marine life and marine birds that passengers are likely to see.  The tours last from 3 to 4 hours.  Each boat has a sundeck, centrally heated /air conditioned cabin and viewing platform on the bow. It can be cool on the water this time of year so be sure to bring warm clothing.

‘Perfect Day’, ‘Great Trip’, and ‘Got a lifetime experience to cherish’ are some of the reviews of the whale watching tours.  This is one Provincetown activity you  can’t miss.  Every guest from our B&B that has taken the tour brings back rave reviews.

The Somerset House Inn has made your whale watching tour even easier.  Book any three-night stay during May, including the Memorial Day Weekend, and the Somerset House Inn will give you a 50% discount on two whale watching tickets.  That’s a $53 value!  Mention ‘Whale Watch’ when making your reservations and we will assist you with your whale watch tour reservations.

Ptown Dan and his partner Bob own the Somerset House Inn, an award winning Provincetown Bed and Breakfast.  Named the Best Bed and Breakfast on Cape Cod for 2018 by Cape Cod Magazine the Somerset House Inn is in the perfect Commercial Street location across the street from the water and walking distance to everything.  Please visit the Somerset House Inn web site to make your reservations.  We look forward to welcoming you to Provincetown.

Spring in Provincetown

Author: , April 20th, 2019

Spring has arrived in Provincetown.  The town is bustling, especially on the weekends.  Restaurant opening nights are happening every week and the calendar is filling up, highlighted by the Memorial Day Weekend May 24th through May 27th and Ptown Pride Weekend May 31st through June 3rd.  Check out the calendar below and head over to Provincetown for Spring fun.

APRIL

MAY

Ptown Dan and his partner Bob own the Somerset House Inn, an award winning Provincetown Bed and Breakfast.  Named the Best Bed and Breakfast on Cape Cod for 2018 by Cape Cod Magazine the Somerset House Inn is in the perfect Commercial Street location across the street from the water and walking distance to everything.  Check our visit our web site to make your reservations.  We look forward to welcoming you to Provincetown this Spring.

Provincetown New Year’s Eve

Author: , December 21st, 2018

New Year’s Eve in Provincetown is rapidly approaching.  Saturday night, December 29th listen to Suede in concert.  See the fireworks over Provincetown Harbor on December 30th, grab a bight to eat and then attend the Well Strung performance in the town hall auditorium.  Listed below is a calendar to help you make your travel plans.  On New Year’s Eve attend one of the parties listed below or make your reservations at a local restaurant to ring in the new year!

12/28 – 01/01    First Light Provincetown
12/28 – 12/30    Canteen Holiday Market
12/29            Suede in Concert at Crown & Anchor
12/30            Well Strung at Town Hall
12/30            Dina Martina Christmas Show at Crown & Anchor
12/30            Fireworks over Provincetown Harbor (approximately 5:30pm)
12/31            New Year’s Eve parties at A-House, Crown & Anchor, Club Purgatory

            Well Strung in Ptown

Ptown Dan and his partner Bob own the Somerset House Inn, an award winning Provincetown Bed and Breakfast.  Named the Best Bed and Breakfast on Cape Cod for 2018 by Cape Cod Magazine the Somerset House Inn is in the perfect Commercial Street location across the street from the water and walking distance to everything.  We would love to see you in Provincetown for New Year’s Eve, join us to see Well Strung in concert.  Check our visit our web site to make your reservations.  We look forward to welcoming you to Ptown for New Years!

Holidays in Provincetown

Author: , November 4th, 2018

The Holiday Season in Provincetown is rapidly approaching.  We hope to see you before the end of the year.  Listed below is a calendar to help you make your travel plans.

11/09 – 11/12   Veteran’s Day Weekend November
11/16 – 11/18   Mr. New England Leather Weekend November
11/21           Holiday Lighting of Pilgrim Monument
11/22 – 11/25   Thanksgiving Weekend November
11/23 & 11/24   Sharon McKnight at Pilgrim House
11/23 – 11/25   Canteen Holiday Market
11/24           Lighting of Holiday Lobster Pot Tree
11/29           Zoe Lewis at Pilgrim House
11/29 – 12/02   Always Patsy Cline at Provincetown Theater
11/30 – 12/02   Holly Folly Weekend
11/30 – 12/02   Canteen Holiday Market
11/30 & 12/01   An Evening with Liberace & Peggy Lee at Pilgrim House
12/01           Boston Gay Men’s Chorus at Town Hall
12/07 – 12/09   Canteen Holiday Market
12/06 – 12/09   Always Patsy Cline at Provincetown Theater
12/07 & 12/08   Outer Cape Chorale Concert
12/14 – 12/16   Canteen Holiday Market
12/13 – 12/16   Always Patsy Cline at Provincetown Theater
12/21 – 12/23   Canteen Holiday Market
12/28 – 01/01   First Light Provincetown
12/28 – 12/30   Canteen Holiday Market
12/29           Suede in Concert at Crown & Anchor
12/30           Well Strung at Town Hall
12/30           Dina Martina Christmas Show at Crown & Anchor
12/31           Fireworks over Provincetown Harbor (approximately 5:30pm)

Ptown Dan and his partner Bob own the Somerset House Inn, an award winning Provincetown Bed and Breakfast.  Named the Best Bed and Breakfast on Cape Cod for 2018 by Cape Cod Magazine the Somerset House Inn is in the perfect Commercial Street location across the street from the water and walking distance to everything.  We would love to see you in Provincetown for the holidays.  Check our visit our web site to make your reservations.  We look forward to welcoming you to Provincetown for this holiday season.

Memorial Day Weekend in Provincetown

Author: , May 20th, 2018

Kick of the season this Memorial Day Weekend in Provincetown.  A full entertainment schedule is lined up for the holiday weekend and includes the return of Miss Richfield 1981, Suzanne Westenhoefer at the Post Office Cabaret and the Indigo Girls at the Town Hall Auditorium on Sunday, May 27th.  Miss Richfield moves to her new venue, the Pilgrim House.  The Showroom at the Pilgrim House is coming back strong as an entertainment venue in 2018.  It’s going to be a great weekend to kick off the 2018 Provincetown season.

For a full list of entertainment check out the Somerset House Inn’s guide to Provincetown entertainment.

Ptown Dan and his partner Bob own the Somerset House Inn, a great B&B in the perfect Ptown location.  On Commercial Street, across the street from the water our guesthouse is walking distance to everything.  We would love to have you stay with us for the Memorial Day Weekend, please visit our web site to make your reservations.  We look forward to welcoming you to Provincetown!

New Year’s Eve in Provincetown

Author: , December 10th, 2017

New Year’s Eve weekend is almost here with the end of 2017 and the start of 2018!  What better way to end the old year and ring in the new year that to celebrate in Provincetown with First Light Provincetown.  Events include:

Dec 30             Sound of Music Sing-A-Long with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Dec 30             Miss Richfield 1981 presents “Fall On Your Knees”

Dec 30             Well Strung “Home for the Holidays” at Town Hall

Dec 31             Light Bright Bike Ride

Dec 31             NYE parties throughout Provincetown

Jan 1               Polar Plunge

Jan 1               Fireworks over Cape Cod Bay

Jan 1               Suede in Concert

Please click here for a full First Light Provincetown schedule.

The Somerset House Inn welcomes you to Provincetown for the New Year’s Eve weekend celebrations.  Make your Provincetown lodging reservations with us and let us help you plan your holiday weekend in Provincetown.  Rooms and events are expected to sell out.

Ptown Dan and his partner Bob own the Somerset House Inn, a wonderful B&B in the perfect Ptown location.  On Commercial Street, across the street from the water our guesthouse is walking distance to everything and is the perfect guesthouse for the New Year’s Eve weekend.   Please visit our web site to make your reservations.  We look forward to welcoming you to Provincetown!

Ptown Columbus Day Weekend bargains !

Author: , October 2nd, 2017

Bargains galore in Provincetown for the Columbus Day Weekend!  It’s the monumental yard sale weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Find great bargains at store sidewalk sales or explore Ptown and find yard sales all over town.  You may even see signs like the one to the right where Kenneth Scott is having a summer clearance sale of 50-75% off.

Coming up:

Oct 6-8               Monumental Yard Sale weekend

Oct 6 -9              Columbus Day weekend 

Oct 9-15             Women’s Week

Oct 15-23           Fantasia Fair

Oct 27-29           Spooky Bear weekend

Oct 27-29          Halloween weekend 

The Somerset House Inn joins in on the bargains by offering 10% off any stay of two nights or more which includes Saturday, October 7th.  Good for new reservations only please mention ‘bargains galore’ when booking your reservation to receive your discount.

With great weather and lower mid-season rates you have a great reason to visit Ptown this fall.  Ptown Dan and his partner Bob own the Somerset House Inn, a wonderful B&B in the perfect Ptown location.  On Commercial Street, across the street from the water our guesthouse is walking distance to everything.  We would love to have you stay with us, please visit our web site to make your reservations.  We look forward to welcoming you to Provincetown!

Provincetown’s 2nd Summer

Author: , September 24th, 2017

September and October with warm days and cool evenings mark the ‘2nd Summer’ in Ptown.  The crowds have thinned a bit, but there’s still plenty of things to do.  The average September high is 70 degrees with an average low temperature of 55.  October brings an average high of 60 degrees and a low of 45.  It’s a spectacular time to visit Provincetown.

The 2nd summer lineup of activities is packed with something going on every weekend and a number of activities during the week.  A glance at the schedule lists these highlights:

Sept 28-Oct 1   Mates Leather Weekend
Oct 6-8               Monumental Yard Sale weekend
Oct 6 -9              Columbus Day weekend 
Oct 9-15             Women’s Week
Oct 15-23           Fantasia Fair
Oct 27-29           Spooky Bear weekend
Oct 27-29          Halloween weekend 
Nov 17-19          Mr. New England Leather
Nov 22               Holiday lighting of Pilgrim Monument festivities
Nov 23-26        Thanksgiving weekend
Nov 25               Holiday lighting of Lobster Pot Christmas Tree
Dec 1-3              Holly Folly weekend
Dec 28-Jan 2    Provincetown First Light Celebration with Fireworks
With great weather and lower off-season rates you have a great reason to visit Ptown this fall.  Ptown Dan and his partner Bob own the Somerset House Inn, a wonderful B&B in the perfect Ptown location.  On Commercial Street, across the street from the water our guesthouse is walking distance to everything.  We would love to have you stay with us, please visit our web site to make your reservations.  We look forward to welcoming you to Provincetown!

 

Spring in Provincetown

Author: , April 23rd, 2017

Spring is officially here in Provincetown.  Shops, restaurants and galleries that may have been closed for the winter are re-opening.  Local favorite the Lobster Pot opens on May 5th.  The whale watch tours are now running and a number of people are seeing whales from Race Point beach.  The tulips and daffodils are blooming, the streets are starting to fill with people, it really does feel like spring.  Come visit us!

 

What’s going on in April and beyond?

April 28-30 – Gays for Patsy Annual Spring Stomp (get on your dancing shoes)

May 19 – Fast ferry service from Boston begins (90 minutes to Ptown!)

May 19-21 – Monumental Yard Sale Weekend (bring your van)

May 19-21 – Single Women’s Weekend

May 26-30 – Memorial Day Weekend.

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