Friday, April 10, 2015

The Season Begins in Provincetown

The 2015 season begins in Provincetown!

Many, including The MEWS, Fanizzi’s, Napi’s, Far Land and The Somerset House Inn, are open year-round, but most consider April the official start of the season in Provincetown.  Those businesses that aren’t open year-round begin to open in April.  Restaurant openings include
·         The Lobster Pot on April 10th
·         Ross Grill on April 3rd
·         Victor’s on April 3rd
·         Coffee Pot opens April 3rd (the best Cuban sandwich!)

The Pilgrim Monument and Museum has opened for the season and whale watch tours start on
April 11th and we have a new trolley, The Mayflower Trolley in town.  When you walk through town you see the Harbor Lounge open and shops like Wildflower, The Penny Patch, Botanica, Utilities, Timscapes open and you can feel spring in the air.  It doesn’t matter how long you have lived in or been coming to Provincetown it is a rejuvenating time of the year.  Come be a part of it!

April 1 - The Pilgrim Monument and Museum opens for the season.
April 11 - Whale watching begins.  Check out for more information.
April 17-20 – Patriot’s Day Weekend
April 24-May 3 – Appearances Eco Arts Festival
April 24-26 – Gays for Patsy Annual Spring Stomp
May 14 – Fast ferry service from Boston begins
May 14-17 – Single Women’s Weekend
May 22-25 – Memorial Day Weekend.

Good rooms are still available at The Somerset House Inn, we’d love to have you stay with us.  The upcoming weekend forecast is sunny with temps in the 50s, come on down!  Click here to make your reservations.  We also have availability for Memorial Day Weekend, the week of July 4th and very limited availability for Bear Week.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Out of Hibernation Weekend

Out of Hibernation Weekend is coming to Provincetown the weekend of March 13 – 15.  Out of
Photo courtesy of Petar Dopchev
Hibernation is known as the "un-run" that happens in Provincetown, MA every St. Patrick's Day weekend. By "un-run" they mean there's no package to purchase - you just show up and take part in the weekend activities.  It should be a fun weekend.

Events include the Friday meet and greet hosted by Mr. CT. Bear, the Wheel of Wonder on Saturday afternoon hosted by the CT Cruisers and Mr. CT. Leather, The Boots and Boxers Party on Saturday night with DJ Chris Racine and the Farewell brunch on Sunday morning.

Need a list of restaurants?  Please visit the calendar page on The Somerset House Inn’s web site.  And of course we would love to have you stay with us at The Somerset House Inn.  We already have a March special of a 20% discount on room night nights Sunday through Thursday when part of any multi-night stay in March.  We’re extending that for the Out of Hibernation weekend - 20% off any stays of two nights or more for the Out of Hibernation weekend.  Click here to make your reservations.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

July at The Somerset House Inn in Provincetown

July at The Somerset House Inn in Provincetown

School’s out for summer !  Summer is here and it’s hopping in Provincetown.  Last night we had the fireworks in town, delayed one night by Arthur.  Arthur was pretty mild for Provincetown, but we did get a lot of rain. 

Joan Rivers did two shows on July 5th at town hall, one of them while the fireworks were blasting
over the bay.  It’s a big entertainment summer with the following acts all visiting Provincetown:

  •  Kate Clinton, Miss Richfield and Dina Martina all summer at the Crown and Anchor 
  •  Varla Jean Merman and Well Strung all summer at the Ptown Art House 
  •  ‘Snow White and the Seven Bottoms’ all summer at the Provincetown Theater
  •  ‘Rent’ all summer at the Provincetown Theater (Mon, Tue & Wed) 
  •  An evening with Armistead Maupin on July 13th & 18that the Crown and Anchor 
  •  Helen Reddy on July 21st and 22nd at the Crown and Anchor 
  •  David Sedaris on August 1st at Town Hall 
  •  Kristen Chenowith on August 10th at the Town Hall

For more information visit:

Good rooms are still available at The Somerset House Inn, we’d love to have you stay with us.  Click here to make your reservations.  We have limited availability for July and great availability for August.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

June at The Somerset House Inn in Provincetown

June at The Somerset House Inn in Provincetown

Sitting here writing this as it is 75 outside and guests have hit the beaches.  Although summer doesn’t officially arrive until later this month it’s here in Provincetown.  And when Miss Ritchfield
Photo by Petar Dopchev
and Dina Martina are back you know it’s summer.

The Provincetown International Film Festival is June 18 – 22 this year.  Honorees include Debra Winger, Patricia Clarkson and David Cronenberg.  For film buffs this is the event of the year.  Movies, movies and more movies.  Check out their schedule here.

The restaurants are open for the season.  We’re heading to Backstreet on Wednesday.  Other new restaurants include MAC’s seafood which opened last fall, Tin Pan Alley across from Town Hall and Lorraine’s which closed and then re-opened a couple of blocks from The Somerset House Inn.  We’ll have our review of Backstreet next week.  Part of the job of owning a guesthouse is that we have to be able to give restaurant recommendations.  That means we have to try all the new restaurants – it’s a tough job!

We also have some new shops in town.  One of our favorites is Room 68.  The owners stayed with us when they were first looking for space in Provincetown so we got to know them and now they’ve opened a couple of spaces down Commercial Street across the street from us.  They are across the street from Botanica which is another one of our favorite places, they opened last year.  The guys from Botanica also have a great garden that keeps Dan on his toes when he tries to keep up.  The East side in Provincetown is a happening place to be.  And when you done your shopping at Room 68, Botanica and are heading over to Utilities you have to try Ptown Scoop.  My new favorite is the bourbon caramel pistachio brittle.  OMG it is good.  And we love Coco, the owner.

With all the incredible food in Ptown and Coco’s ice cream we need some physical activity to keep us so slim and trim.  Dan has made some major changes in the front garden that gave him a good workout as he pulled out bushes and trees.  But, you are going to have to come visit us to see the finished results!

We’ll give you an update more shops, galleries and restaurants in the future.  And of course we’ll get back to you with restaurant reviews as we eat our way through town.  What’s going on in June and beyond?

June 18- 22 – Provincetown International Film Festival.
June 27 – 30 – Portuguese Festival
June 27 – 30 – Summer Kickoff Weekend
July 1 – 6 – Fourth of July Celebrations
July 12- 20 – Bear Week in Provincetown
July 22 – 26 – Girl Splash
Just a sampling of events and activities.

We have limited availability for the Film Festival, 4th of July holiday and Bear Week.  We have good availability for the Portuguese Festival and the Summer Kickoff Weekend.  We’d love to have you start your summer at The Somerset House Inn, give us a call or go on-line to make your reservations.  Click here to make your reservations.