Revere House Places on Hotels.com 10 Best Inns

Having Revere House named the best B&B in Provincetown, MA, by Hotels.com in recognition of National Country Inn/Bed & Breakfast Day makes us want to celebrate and say thank you to our guests for their reviews resulting in such high inn ratings.  Belated Happy National Country Inn/Bed & Breakfast Day!

Exterior photo of Providence MA bed and breakfast inn

We’re celebrating our recent recognition by Hotels.com as the 2013 best Provincetown B&B!

You can’t go wrong treating every day like a holiday; chances are, it probably is one. There are some lesser known holidays such as the June 1st National Donut Day. There are major ones like the upcoming Halloween celebration. And just this past Sunday, October 6th, was one of our personal favorites: National Country Inn/Bed & Breakfast Day. Established by Chase’s Calendar of Events and observed on the first Sunday of every October, this rather new holiday (since 2005) recognizes the warm and unique hospitality that only a stay at a bed & breakfast inn can provide.

This year, Hotels.com honored this special day with a list of 10 top-rated B&Bs from ten American communities well known for their country inns and bed & breakfasts.

And guess what? The Revere Guest House was their pick for top bed and breakfast in Provincetown, MA!

We are honored to be on this list, considering the quality of Provincetown B&Bs and the discerning guests who come to enjoy Cape Cod activities and our charming seaside town. Our high inn ratings were the result of guest reviews and are a huge part of why we made the list. We want to thank all of our guests for spreading the word about our inn. Whether or not you wrote a review, we are always grateful for feedback from our guests. Hearing from you helps us change and grow so we can continue providing the best hospitality in Provincetown.

You can read the full article about the “Hotels.com 10 Charming American Bed & Breakfasts Around The US” list at on the Business Insider website. Thanks again to our wonderful guests!

Provincetown Cape Cod Restaurants

Experience some of our favorite Provincetown Cape Cod Restaurants!

The Red Inn: Dining at The Red Inn is an experience you will not want to miss. Enjoy a delicious meal with an ever changing view of Provincetown Harbor. Very romantic. Please call for reservations.
15 Commercial Street, Promincetown | (508) 487-7334 | www.theredinn.com

Mews Restaurant: Beach front fine dining plus a more casual mahogany clad waterfront cafe. New England’s largest selection of vodka’s(over 170). Sunday brunch May-Oct. Intercontinental cuisine.
429 Commerical Street, Provincetown | 508-487-1500 | www.mews.com

Fanizzi’s by the Sea:
On the East End in a picturesque, sea-weathered house – spectacular views of Cape Cod Bay, windows line the room and the salt sprays only feet from your table. Big portions. Reasonable prices. Great drinks. And an all you can eat Sunday brunch! Our favorite hideaway.
539 Commercial Street, Provincetown | 508-487-1964 | www.fanizzisrestaurant.com

Lobster Pot: A Provincetown Tradition to those visiting the Outer Cape. Our two WATERFRONT dining rooms provide the harbor view while our full menu, served all day starting at 11:30 am, offers the finest & freshest in seafood.
Harborside @ 321 Commercial St, Provincetown | 508-487-0842 | www.ptownlobsterpot.com

Bubula’s By The Bay: Bubbala’s is a buzzing bistro at the beginning of the West End. Bubala’s has become a local institution serving fantastic food in a fun atmosphere. Check out our streetside patio. Parking available!
183 Commercial Street, Provincetown | 508-487-0773 | www.bubalas.com

Ross’ Grill: Above sea level on the second floor of the new Whalers Wharf. An American grill and wine bar. Lunch from 11:30 to 4PM. Sunday at noon, dinner starts 5:30PM. Closed Tues. and Wed. off season.
237 Commercial Street, Provincetown | 508-487-8878 | http://www.rossgrille.com/ | Facebook

Bistro at Crowne Pointe: The Bistro will capture you with its exquisite gourmet cuisine. The finest menu creations from talented chefs, carefully selected labels from an extensive wine cellar, excellent service in a charming setting are all waiting for you to indulge.
82 Bradford Street, Provincetown | (508) 487-2365 | www.crownepointe.com

Far Land Provisions: Year-round grocery, deli, bakery, specializing in fresh prepared foods, butchered meats, fresh produce, beer and wine. Professional catering available – intimate to large gatherings.
150 Bradford Street, Provincetown | (508) 487-0045 | www.farlandprovisions.com

Bayside Betsy’s: Casual Fine waterfront dining. American/Seafood/Continental Menu’s. Weekly lunch & dinner specials. Superb Cocktails at Mixer’s. Zagat’s Rated. Best of Cape Cod Awards.
177 Commercial Street, Provincetown | 508-487-6566 | www.baysidebetsys.com

Angel Foods: The best deli and prepared meals! Groceries, beer, wine – all the gourmet essentials. A nice walk into the East End across from the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.
467 Commercial Street, Provincetown | (508) 487-0045

Spiritus Pizza: The place for late night pizza and people watching especially after hours. Fun Fun Fun!
190 Commercial Street, Provincetown | (508) 487-2808

Squealing Pig: Some of the best burgers in town and by far the best selection of beers. Try the Tuscan Fries with the Hog Burger – not low cal, but great pub food and wonderful old time atmosphere!
335 Commercial Street, Provincetown | (508) 487-5804

Twisted Sister Pizza: Can’t decide pizza or ice cream? They have both! The buffalo chicken pizza is great among other specialties!
293 Commercial Street, Provincetown | http://www.provincetowntwistedpizza.com/

Enzo Restaurant Guest House & Grotto Bar: Located in the thriving west of Provincetown, our beautifully restored Victorian is perfect for a night out or a night away.Stay in one of our luxuriously appointed guest rooms or enjoy fine dining in our restaurant.
186 Commercial Street, Provincetown | 508-487-7555 | www.enzolives.com

Relish: West end bakery and sandwich shop, perfect stop on the way to the beach, offering take-out breakfast, lunch, and options for dinner. Baked items include: pies, cakes, cookies, and our famous cupcakes.
93 Commercial Street, Provincetown | 508-487-8077 | www.ptownrelish.com

Napi’s Restaurant: Provincetown’s most unusual restaurant, serving the finest local seafoods, international dishes and vegetarian cuisine. Air-conditdioned and smoke-free dining. Free parking available.
7 Freeman Street, Provincetown | 800-571-6274 | www.napis-restaurant.com

Provincetown, by Keith McDonnell

After a failed attempt to make it to Provincetown the last time I visited Boston – we missed the ferry by three minutes and ended up whale watching instead, which despite being educational, is not something that not necessarily bears repeating, I was determined to visit this renowned gay enclave on my next visit.

That said visit coincided with Easter and seemed the perfect time to experience one of the most famous gay destinations in New England. Situated on the tip of Cape Cod and home to one of the most Bohemian, laid back lesbian and gay communities in the States Provincetown, or P-Town as it’s known locally, should be in the top ten places that any self-respecting gay man or lesbian should experience. I’ve been to all the usual gay destinations, but it has to be said that there is nowhere that exudes such a unique charm or utter sense of belonging as this small town. Walking down the main street, and there is only one – Commercial Street, is like entering a different world. Initially it jolts the senses as all the men are holding hands together as are the women. Once you become accustomed to the queerness of it all seeing the odd stray straight couple gripping hold of each other for dear life seems out of place.

We were there before P-Town really starts rocking, which is from the end of May til early October, when thousands of queens descend on this gay Mecca for their summer vacation, but that didn’t stop us from squeezing every last ounce of enjoyment from what was on offer.

If you are planning a visit, especially at peak times, then you must sort out your accommodation well in advance as the nineteenth century character of the place has been preserved so, thankfully, there are no high-rise hotels disfiguring the landscape.

What’s available instead is a wide choice of guest houses, offering a personal touch that evades even the most client focused hotels.

We were fortunate enough to stay in the oldest guest house there – The Revere. Renovated to a standard of luxury and comfort that would shame many a five-star hotel, this property boasts eight rooms – all of which have been lovingly restored to their original splendour by owner Gary Palochko. No two rooms are the same ensuring that each has its own unique ambience and is equipped with a state of the art entertainment system.

Gary has managed to achieve the impossible with the Revere – 21st century luxury in a 19th century building of unsurpassable elegance. Not only are the rooms breathtaking but there’s the added bonus of an outside courtyard complete with hot tub. How the summer nights must fly by!

Not surprisingly The Revere is hugely popular, with rooms being particularly hard to come by during peak season, so if you are planning a trip to P-Town this summer you need to book now.

Numerous bars, clubs and restaurants nestle side by side on Commercial Street, jostling for attention and as we were only there for one night it would have been impossible to experience everything that P-Town has to offer.

Choosing one of the many restaurants in which to dine was no easy task but the general consensus of our Bostonian friends was that, with such a limited time, we should book a table at The Mews (429 Commercial Street). Offering a gastronomic experience over two floors we chose to eat in the downstairs restaurant rather than the more informal bistro upstairs. Right decision – the food was exemplary, the service impeccable.

We then weighed up the pros and cons of popping into the A-house (4-6 Masonic Place) for a night-cap. Despite feeling wrecked from the previous night’s excesses we decided to give it a go. Initially, with its décor that screams Captain Birdseye, we exchanged knowing glances that indicated our intention to stay for a swiftie then make for the exit. However we ended up staying til late as it seemed that every gay in the village had descended on this huge gay club to dance the Saturday night away. With three bars, an outside area and a dancefloor you don’t need to be a genius to see why the A House remains such a popular haunt. And after several vodkas the maritime theme became more appealing…funny that!

Before we said our farewells to P-Town the next morning, there was just enough time to have a browse round the many gift shops where you can pick up a whole range of ‘gorgeous things’ that you would be hard pushed to find over here.

Remaining in Provincetown Book Special

cover-web-mediumReserve any room for a 3 night stay between April 1st, 2014 and May 1st 1014 and receive a brand new copy of the recently released novel by S.N.Cook entitled, “Remaining in Provincetown”.
Please indicate in reservation notes: “Remaining in Provincetown” in order to receive offer. Special is valid only for reservations booked online.

Spa Packages with Jonathan Williams Salon & Spa

jwlogoWe are delighted to announce our partnership with the Jonathan Williams Salon and Spa located in the center of Provincetown at 139A Bradford Street. Mention you are staying at the Revere House and receive a 10% discount! Besides full spa services, the salon offers a range of hair styling services including color and highlights, treatments to revitalize your hair for ultimate health and maximum sheen, waxing, and make-up consultations. THE SPA professionals will pamper you with signature facials, rejuvenating body treatments, and various massage services, the perfect manicure and or the ultimate pedicure. To check out their full range of treatments and services, go to their web site: www.jonathanwilliamssalonandspa.com

Life on Vacation: Cape Cod is unique, famous and surprisingly affordable.

Story Larry Olmsted, Special for USA TODAY

Cape Cod’s popularity as a second-home destination is not exactly recent: President Grover Cleveland had a summer house in Bourne more than a century ago, and the Kennedy clan has long vacationed at its famous compound in Hyannis Port.

But what is new are lower prices — you don’t need to be president of anything to buy here. According to The Warren Group, a New England real estate and financial information reporting firm, the Cape’s most popular towns have seen two-year drops of 11% to 23%, and these bargains have attracted buyers in droves. The area’s vast summer rental market also allows second-home owners to easily generate income.

The Cape is a 400-square-mile peninsula, separated from the mainland by the 17-mile-long Cape Cod Canal. Lined with 115 beaches and famed for antique shopping and cranberry bogs, the area also has an enormous tourist infrastructure of restaurants, water sports and 41 golf courses — not to mention nearly 50 miles of bike paths. Much of the land is protected, including Cape Cod National Seashore. The islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard are just offshore, linked by ferries.

“It’s a very unique peninsula with 15 towns, each with its own character,” says Jamie Regan, president of the Cape & Islands Association of Realtors. “It’s the kind of place where your vacation can have a different theme every day: boating, visiting the islands, going to the beach, golf, antiquing on Route 6, and so on.”

The Cape also enjoys a Gulf Stream microclimate that makes it warmer than the rest of New England. Beach season stretches from early spring to late fall. Indian summer regularly lasts into November.

To envision a map of the Cape, think of a body builder striking a classic pose with arms raised, bent at the elbow and fist up. The “Upper Cape” is the shoulder, the widest part, closest to Boston. The bicep and elbow is the “Mid-Cape.” The forearm and fist is the “Outer Cape.”

Somewhat counterintuitively, prices climb steadily farther from Boston, despite added inconvenience. This is because the Cape narrows, homes become larger, land is scarce, and more properties are waterfront.But prices are down everywhere, and, according to Dennis Murphy, owner of Donahue Real Estate in Falmouth, “it’s a great time to be a buyer.”

A look at three Cape Cod neighborhoods:

•Upper Cape. The most popular for second homes because of easy access, just 90 minutes from Boston’s Logan International Airport. The major town is Falmouth, which includes eight villages. Falmouth Heights, originally a beach-bungalow enclave, is one of the nation’s oldest planned vacation communities, and nearby New Silver Beach is similar. “Two years ago, you couldn’t find a single home in Falmouth for under $300,000,” says Dennis Murphy, owner of Donahue Real Estate. “Now there are about 20.”

•Mid-Cape. The main attraction is Hyannis, epicenter of ferry service to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Median prices in the lively village just dipped below $250,000. From Hyannis, the Mid-Cape extends to Chatham, at the “elbow,” where a new energy-efficient condo project, The Cove Ridgedale, has prices from $685,000 to $710,000. New Seabury, an exclusive second-home golf community, is the priciest spot on the Mid-Cape, with condos from the high $200,000s and houses from the mid $400,000s to nearly $4 million.

•Outer Cape. Scarce, less-developed land means higher prices. Orleans, Truro and Provincetown, the northernmost point on the Cape’s “fist,” are the most expensive towns on the peninsula, all with median house prices around $600,000.

The Inn Thing

Provincetown

If a cozy common room stocked with rich teas and fresh fruit is a sign of a great inn (and it surely is) then the Revere House takes the cake. Located in a beautifully restored sea captain’s house in the heart of town, guests enjoy sunny rooms with hardwood flooring and renovated bathrooms with tile showers. Meet other visitors while relaxing in the common room or keep warm on chilly autumn days next to the outdoor fire pit. Guests can soak in the sun on the private garden’s patio in the summer before walking down to the center of town for shopping or heading to the beach. The inn’s rooms are full of personality and thoughtful amenities such as cozy blankets, fireplaces, and warm oriental carpets. The spacious Captain’s Room  has a king size bed, a westward facing view, and a whirlpool tub for two. 14 Court St., Provincetown, 508.487.2292,  www.reverehouse.com

Editor of Cape Cod Magazine: Jessica Laniewski

You Think This Is Hot, Well Get Use To It! You Will Just Have To Come to Provincetown to cool off !

Famous Provincetown Beach

This summer’s stifling, deadly heat along the Eastern Seaboard and the southern states could be a preview of summers to come over the next few decades, according to a report about global warming to be published Wednesday by the National Wildlife Federation and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. In fact, according to NWF climate scientist Amanda Staudt, the summer of 2010 might actually be considered mild compared with the typical summers in the future. “We all think this summer is miserable, but it’s nothing compared to what’s in store for us,” she says.

The East just sweltered through one of its hottest Julys on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Monday. Every state from Maine to Florida endured one its top-10 warmest Julys since records began in 1880. Two states, Delaware and Rhode Island, had their hottest July ever.

The report, a supplement to a 2009 report on heat waves, notes that more extremely hot summer days are projected for every part of the country by the year 2050: “Summers like the current one, or even worse, will become the norm by 2050 if global warming pollution continues to increase unabated.”

 A federal report by the U.S. Global Change Research Program in 2009, which much of this report was based on, found that average temperatures in the USA have increased more than 2 degrees Fahrenheit in the past five decades, largely as the result of emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, which are produced by burning fossil fuels.

 But can this summer’s heat be directly attributed to global warming? Staudt concedes that it can’t, as does Chris Fenimore, a physical scientist at the National Climatic Data Center, who was not part of the study: “It’s not really possible to pin a single event on climate change.”  However, Fenimore notes that the frequency at which these extreme weather events are occurring — such as extreme heat or cold — are on the increase.

 ”Most locations have had about twice as many days with temperatures exceeding 90 degrees than they typically would by the end of July,” the NWF report states about this summer’s heat. “For example, Washington, D.C., had 39 days with temperatures in the 90s by July 31, compared to 18 days for an average year.”

Additional heat waves will be especially dangerous for vulnerable populations, Staudt says. “Air pollution in urban areas could get worse, bringing increased risk of heart attacks, strokes and asthma attacks. Children, the elderly, poor and people of color are especially vulnerable to these effects.”

 Well then just head out to Cape Cod each summer and come to Provincetown to cool off at some of the best beaches in the USA.  Of course there is that wonderful historic Bed and Breakfast that you can stay at in Provincetown called the Revere Guest House.  Check out there web site and book directly online,  www.reverehouse.com

Chimani, LLC Launches Cape Cod National Seashore iPhone & Android App

 

 

New iPhone & Android app

New iPhone & Android app

Chimani, LLC, developer of the popular Acadia National Park app, is proud to announce the launch of the first comprehensive guide to the Cape Cod National Seashore for the iPhone and Android platforms.

 

Now available on iTunes and the Android Marketplace for $4.99, the app is an all-in-one guide to Cape Cod National Seashore and the surrounding beaches. The app includes over 132 points of interest and unique features like a custom-made GPS-enabled map, a 20 minute audio tour, a year’s worth of projected sunrise/sunset data as well as projected tidal data for all of the beaches in and around the Seashore. Other unique features include a complete map of the Cape Cod Rail Trail and the Seashore’s Ranger-led events which are updated throughout the season.

“For the typical price of an audio guide, map, or guide book, the Chimani Cape Cod app allows you to have all the information and resources right on your iPhone,” explains Kerry Gallivan, President and Founder of Chimani. “This is a practical guide for both first-time visitors and seasoned vacationers to the Cape.”

The app’s general and operational park information includes detailed descriptions of hiking trails, bicycling, lighthouses, unique points of interest, museums, parking, restrooms, picnicking, and swimming areas.

The Chimani’s Cape Cod app also allows users to create a “Favorites” list, conduct global search, turn map annotations on and off and download new content. The app’s over 100 remarkable photos were taken by professional photographer David Patterson.

When you come to Provincetown you must stay at the most fantastic Bed and Breakfast: The historic and award winning Revere Guest House.

Pilgrim Monument Marking Milestone

 

PROVINCETOWN MASSACHUSETTS  – The Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown will turn 100 on August 5th, 2010. The statuesque, 252-foot granite Pilgrim Monument was completed in 1910 to commemorate the Pilgrims’ first landing in America Nov. 21, 1620, in Provincetown. The Pilgrims also signed the Mayflower Compact, an early declaration of self-governance, in Provincetown harbor.

Back 100 years ago, the monument’s dedication on August 5th 1910, was a national revelation. Three years earlier President Theodore Roosevelt had arrived to help lay down the first cornerstone and kick off the construction. Then with the monument’s completion in 1910, bleachers were built around the base to seat 3,000 people. A U.S. Navy fleet sailed into the harbor. President William H. Taft arrived on the presidential yacht Mayflower and anchored roughly where the original Mayflower was thought to have anchored. Taft addressed the crowd after an introduction by Governor Eben Draper.  At the end of the ceremony, a young Mayflower descendant unveiled a commemorative plaque on the monument. Afterward, the partying went late into the night with a dinner for 500 people and a ball at town hall. Lots of people — including Governor Deval Patrick will be here for the celebration but not President Obama even though he was invited.

What:
100th anniversary of the Pilgrim Monument Dedication
Where: Pilgrim Monument, High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown
When: August 5th, 2010
Schedule: 10 a.m. – Parade on Commercial Street; 1 p.m. – 100th anniversary and rededication ceremony at Pilgrim Monument with Gov. Deval Patrick (free); 7:30 p.m. – Closing ceremony and concert at Pilgrim Monument ($20 entry fee); 9 p.m. – Fireworks over Provincetown Harbor

Looking for a place to stay?  Try the Revere Guest House on 14 Court Street.  It is an historic home built in 1830.  Recenlty remodeled in the style of the nineteenth century with all modern conveniences.

 

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