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!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Labor Day Weekend Fun

Is the Ptown Art House 'Saving the Best for Last' for the summer?  We'll find out this Sunday!.  Mark Cortale proudly presents Tony, Emmy and Grammy Nominated artist Vanessa Williams (Star of Ugly Betty, Broadway's
Into The Woods & Kiss of the Spiderwoman) with SETH RUDETSKY as pianist and host in BROADWAY @ TOWN HALL concert series for one night only on Sunday, September 6th at 6:30PM.  Williams will join Rudetsky for an evening of incredible songs and for a revealing and hilarious conversation.  The Broadway @ Town Hall concert series will benefit The Tyler Clementi Foundation.

Labor Day weekend is packed with events.  Carrie the Musical continues on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the School auditorium through September 9th.  The 'White Party' is Saturday afternoon, September 5th.  And for those staying at The Somerset House Inn the highlight of the weekend has to be the annual Miss Somerset House Inn contest (notice I didn't say beauty pageant) on Sunday afternoon.  The Town of Provincetown even asked The Somerset House Inn to hire a police detail to provide security for the crowd that builds up on Commercial Street to watch the annual event.  It's a fun weekend in Provincetown.  And then we head into fall, a wonderful time to visit Provincetown!  Make your plans now to visit Ptown this fall and stay at The Somerset House Inn.
Coming this fall: 
Sept 3 – 7        Labor Day Weekend
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 (we have only one room left)


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Provincetown on a Budget

We know Provincetown can be an expensive place to visit, the busy season is quite short and businesses have to make a great percentage of their income during that short busy season to survive.  We have a lot of great restaurants and you will want to try many of them while you are here.  How do you get to visit our great restaurants while keeping your food budget under control?  I’ll play Suze Orman, here are some helpful hints.
On a few days make lunch your big meal of the day.  A perfect day to do that is Sunday and have the brunch at Fanizzi’s at 598 Commercial Street.  Fanizzi’s is on the water in the East end, brunch is from 10am to 2pm.  Did I mention it’s ‘All You Can Eat’?  for $14.95?  You won’t find many deals like this.  Brunch includes French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Corn Beef Hash, Breakfast Burritos, Steamed Mussels, Eggs Benedict, Sausage, Bacon. . .  I could go on, but check out their web site for their brunch menu.

Big Daddy Chicken Tacos
Another great place for a meal is the food court at the Aquarium Mall at 207 Commercial Street.  A number of different options are available and behind the building is the Aqua Bar where you may eat your food and enjoy a gorgeous outdoor view of the Provincetown Harbor and Cape Cod Bay.  One of my favorites is Big Daddy Burritos.  The food is incredibly fresh, the staff is cute and friendly and it’s a great deal.  I get a saucy chicken burrito with creamy salsa verde and the hot mamma sauce a couple of times a week.  It’s $8.51 including tax so plan on $10 with a tip for lunch or dinner and enjoy that incredible view and the ocean air.

Aqua Bar
Another great option at the Aquarium Mall is Connie’s Bakery.  Great sandwiches made fresh to order.  I had their brown bag lunch which is a freshly made sandwich, cole slaw and a cookie for $11.  The Black Forrest Ham sandwich on herbed focaccia bread was a delish.  Again, eat outdoors at the Aqua Bar and you have a great meal with a view.
Early bird specials aren’t just for your grandma in Florida.  For example, get your order in to the kitchen by 7pm at the Seafood Grille (386 Commercial St) and have a three course meal for $14.  Options include Cape Cod Fish & Chips, Broiled Cod with Lobster Newburgh Sauce and Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken.  Start with clam chowder or a salad and end your dinner with the dessert of the day.
There’s something for everyone and every budget in Provincetown, you just need to know where to look.  When you stay at The Somerset House Inn the staff are always willing to help you with suggestions.  We have one room left for the Labor Day weekend and then it’s fall in Provincetown, the perfect time to visit with warm days and cool evenings.  See you soon.

Coming this fall in Provincetown
Sept 3 – 7        Labor Day Weekend
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 (we have only one room left)

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

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Carnival begins in Provincetown

It's that time of year - Carnival starts in Provincetown.  This year's theme is Candyland.  There will be lots of candy tossed from the floats during the Thursday parade, lots of candy decorations and ALOT of eye candy!!  A full schedule this year as always including a performance by Sandra
Bernhard on Wednesday night at Town Hall. 

Highlights of this year's schedule includes:
Sunday - Shake your Bon Bon Boat Cruise
Monday - Vendor Fair at Bas Relief
Monday - Liquid Candy Pool Party
Tuesday - Eye Candy Dance Party at A-House
Wednesday - Sandra Bernhard in concert at Town Hall
Thursday - Carnival Parade
Thursday - Red Hots Leather Dance Party
Friday - Cotton Candy Closing Party

Carnival is one of the highlights of the summer every year and this year promises to be no exception.  The Somerset House Inn is sold out for this year, but it's never to early to think about your reservations for next year which will be held August 14 - 19, 2016 with the parade on Thursday, August 18, 2016.

If you still need your Provincetown fix for summer we have some good availability the week between Carnival and Labor Day Weekend.  Check out the availability calendar on our web site for details.  We also have one room left for the Labor Day Weekend which is the Somerset House Inn's end of summer party.  Check out our calendar for all the activities scheduled for that weekend.