Monday, August 8, 2016

Provincetown Carnival

Carnival returns to Provincetown August 13 -19 with a ‘Back to the 80’s’ theme.  It’s always a
highlight of the summer and is one of Massachusetts largest outdoor festivals.  A highlight every year is the Carnival Parade on Thursday, August 18th.  Other events include The Love Boat Cruise on Sunday, August 14th, The Pool Party on Monday, August 15th and numerous dance parties.  For a full listing of events check out the Provincetown Business Guild’s web site.

Dan and his partner Bob own The Somerset House Inn, a great B&B in the perfect Provincetown location.  Located on Commercial Street it’s across the street from the Cape Cod Bay where you are steps away from dining, shopping and Provincetown's nightlife.  We have a four night stay for Carnival checking in on Friday, August 13th and a two night stay checking in on Sunday, August 15th.  We’d love to have you stay at The Somerset House Inn, give us a call or go on-line to make your reservations.  Click here to make your reservations. 

Fall is also a great time to visit Provincetown, reservations for the Fall including The Tennessee Williams Festival, Mates Leather Weekend, Columbus Day Weekend, Women's Week and Halloween weekend are now being accepted.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Summer Heats Up In Provincetown

Summer is heating up in Provincetown as we hit the middle of July.  Special events combined with
fantastic entertainment, our great beaches, incredible shopping and fantastic dining options make Provincetown, once again, the number one summer destination. 

Special events include:

July 17             Secret Garden Tour

July 19-23       Girl Splash

July 25-31       Whale Week

August 11       Provincetown Jazz Festival

August 13-19  Carnival Week

Every summer the entertainment seems to top the previous year.  Highlights of upcoming entertainment include:

July 22             Suede in Concert – Crown and Anchor

August 3-6      Marilyn Maye – The Art House

August 8 & 9  Andrea McCardle – Crown and Anchor

August 16       Kristen Chenowith – Town Hall by The Art House

For tickets and additional information visit the Crown and Anchor or The Art House.

When you are looking for Provincetown lodging we hope your first stop is The Somerset House Inn.  We are in the ideal Provincetown location, right on Commercial Street across from Cape Cod Bay where you are steps away from it all.  The summer is quickly filling up, but we still have availability.  Please visit our web site or give us a call and we’ll help make your Provincetown vacation a reality.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

New Year's Weekend in Provincetown

New Year's Weekend, December 31 - January 3, 2016It promises to be one of the best New Year's celebrations with dance parties all over town including the the A-House and Crown & Anchor on Thursday night, New Year's Eve as Provincetown celebrates First Light Provincetown.  Did we say fireworks on Saturday?  But wait, there is even more!
  • Miss Richfield entertains on Friday at 7pm and 9pm  (1/01/16)
  • Polar Bear Plunge at 2pm on Friday
  • Town Hall open house and art tour from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday
  • Fireworks at approximately 5:30pm on Saturday (1/02/16)
  • Dina Martina performs at 9pm on Saturday
  • Suede in concert at 7pm on Saturday
And on Sunday, January 3rd Dan will be serving his homemade fresh beignets for breakfast.  With over twenty restaurants open and each having their own special New Year's Eve celebrations it's going to be a great weekend.  Make your reservations now by clicking here.  We look forward to having you with us at The Somerset House Inn as we bring in 2016! 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Provincetown Women's Week

One of the best organized events, Women's Week returns to
Provincetown October 12 through the 18th.
2015 Program Guide
There is no festival that celebrates women like Women's Week.  Come to Provincetown to see some the of the best women performers and comedians, the schedule is packed.  The list of entertainers includes Suzanne Westenhoefer, Jennie McNulty, Vickie Shaw, Kate Clinton and Suede in concert.  Check here for the schedule of events.

Women's Week weather forecast:
Wednesday: Mostly Sunny, high 62, low of 50
Thursday: Sunny, high 56, low 51
Friday: Partly Sunny, a 30% chance of a shower, high 58, low of 49
Saturday: Mostly Sunny, high 54, low 43
Sunday:  Sunny with a high of 50

Due to a couple of cancelations The Somerset House Inn has some excellent availability for Women's Week.  Make a long weekend of it and come to Provincetown, enjoy the great fall weather and the Women's Week festivities.  We have a program book with your name on it!

Click here for reservations or give us a call at (800) 575-1850

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival

The 10th Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival is September 24th through the 27th. 
From their website:
In its first decade, the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival has premiered ten new works by Tennessee Williams, and helped reinvigorate the reputation of America's great playwright with innovative productions of his late works, short plays, and avant-garde experiments.

September is a breathtakingly beautiful time of year on Cape Cod. The light changes to a milky glow, and the warm days end with bittersweet sunsets that signal the inevitable transition from summer to fall. Sunny days can still be hot, the water is still warm enough to take a swim, and the evenings are nice and cool -- so you can wear your new sweater or jacket to the theater.

The 2015 lineup of the Festival includes
·         Madame LeMonde & Aimez-Vous Ionesco?
·         The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore
·         The Day On Which A Man Dies
·         The Parade
·         CanciĆ³nes de Tennessee Williams
·         Suddenly Last Summer
·         The Liberation of Colette Simple
·         Road To Paradise
·         More Stars Than There Are In Heaven
·         TENN @ Town Hall
·         Williams 101
See their web site for tickets and additional information.

The Festival is very special to Provincetown and performances will be all over town including the Provincetown Theater, the Sage Inn, the Crown & Anchor, the Boatslip, the School Auditorium and Town Hall.  It’s a truly incredible experience you shouldn’t miss.

The Somerset House Inn is a proud supporter of the Tennessee Williams Festival.  At this time we have very limited availability.  When coming for the Festival we'd like to thing we have the perfect Provincetown bed and breakfast when you are looking for Provincetown accommodations.  If you can't make it for the Festival, October is a great time to visit Provincetown and it is jam packed with events.  Please click here for on-line reservations

Coming in October
1 - 4           Mates Leather Weekend
9 - 12         Columbus Day Weekend with Monumental Yard Sale
10 - 11       Linda Eder in Concert
12 - 18       Women's Week
18 - 25       Fantasia Fair
30 - 11/01  Halloween Weekend (sorry, we are sold out)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Provincetown Walking Tour

Google has recently created an app called Field Trip.  It has been described as the app you never knew you wanted.  Field Trip is your guide to the cool, hidden and unique things in the world around you.
Field Trip is special to Provincetown.  You may have heard NY Times writer David Dunlap created a record of the history of Provincetown buildings and published a book of his work.  The book, Building Provincetown, recently published and available for sale in Provincetown, quickly sold out its first printing (a second printing will be coming shortly)   But, don’t despair, Google Field Trip asked Mr. Dunlap to download his work into the Field Trip database.  When you are in Provincetown if you have the Field Trip app on your phone it will bring up buildings and the history of those buildings as you walk through town.  It’s pretty remarkable.  It uses your location and lists the buildings in your vicinity and provides Mr. Dunlap’s story of the rich history of Provincetown buildings.
I’m sitting at The Somerset House Inn at 378 Commercial Street as I write this.  Field Trip has pulled up the history of the house and I can read all about the history of The Somerset House Inn from its first owner, Robert Cook in the 1800s to its current owners, Bob and I.  I can also pick any of the surrounding buildings and as I walk through town it will pull up different addresses.  It is a great walking tour of Provincetown, available year-round.
When you are looking for Provincetown lodging remember that The Somerset House Inn is open year-round.  You may book your reservation for any time of the year and take the Field Trip walking tour of Provincetown.  The fall, with warm days and cool evenings, is a favorite time of the year to visit for many of our guests.  Download the app and make your reservations and get walking in Provincetown this fall.  And we hope you will stay with us at The Somerset House Inn, the perfect Provincetown Bed and Breakfast for your fall trip.

Coming this fall in Provincetown
Sept 14 – 20    Afterglow Alternative Performance Arts Festival
Sept 24 – 27    Tennessee Williams Festival
Oct 9 – 12       Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 12 – 18     Women’s Week
Oct 30 – 31     Halloween Weekend (now sold out)

For a full listing please see the calendar on our web site.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Provincetown's 2nd Season

The summer went out with a bang with the crowning of Miss Somerset House Inn 2015.  With
theme of women of the boob tube Rosario Salazar from Will and Grace was the winner with Peg Bundy the first runner-up.  The festivities were emceed by last year’s winner Ilene Overboard.  It all proves that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and while still proudly wearing her 'Members Only' jacket Rosario celebrated with a drink at Tea after her victory.

Labor Day weekend marks the end of the busy summer season and the beginning of Provincetown’s 2nd season.  Late summer and fall bring warm days and cool evenings.  The average high in September is 70 degrees with an average low of 55.  In October the range is an average high of 60 degrees with a low of 45.  It’s a spectacular time to visit Provincetown.

A few of the fall highlights include the Afterglow Alternative Performance Arts Festival, (Sept. 14-20), the Tennessee Williams Festival, (Sept. 24- 27), Mates Leather Weekend (Oct. 1-4), Columbus Day Weekend with Linda Eder in Concert on the 10th and 11th (Oct. 9 – 12), Women’s Week (Oct. 12-18), Fantasia Fair (Oct. 18-25) and the Halloween Weekend.  With great weather and lower mid season rates you have all the reason to visit Provincetown this fall.
Please check out availability through our web site, The Somerset House Inn and come visit Provincetown!