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Revere House Places on Hotels.com 10 Best Inns

October 10th, 2013 by reverehouse

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!

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

April 18th, 2013 by reverehouse

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.

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