Classic Rooms with Private Baths

Originally the front parlor of the old Second Empire house, the Tennessee Williams Room is nowadays an excellent accommodation for guests who like to see what is going on outside in Provincetown. The large bay windows facing Johnson Street give plenty of natural light and fresh Cape Cod air. We are sure the poet would have loved to sit on the windowsill and watch the men parade the street.

Amenities

Queen-size Bed
Walk-in Shower
Mini-Fridge
Flat-screen TV
Tennessee Williams Floor Plan

Location

Tennessee Williams Map

Writer Bio

“If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it.” 

 —Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams is another playwright who has left his mark on Provincetown and therefore we have dedicated a room to his honor at our guest house inn. First arriving in town in 1940, Williams returned many times after creating new works while here and also having his creations performed by local theatre groups. Williams was fond of the beautiful young men who frequented the town and even dedicated a collection of short stories to one who stole his heart.

A classic and stylish feel brings this upstairs room in our inn from the Victorian era to the present.  Located on the west side of the main guest house inn, it remains shadier in the mornings, perfect for those who feel like sleeping in a bit.  It is a perfect base from which to explore all that Provincetown offers.

 

Amenities

Queen-size Bed
Walk-in Shower
Mini-Fridge
Flat-screen TV
Rainer Rilkes Floor Plan

Location

Rainer Rilkes Map

Writer Bio

“We see the brightness of a new page where everything yet can happen.”

 —Rainer-Maria Rilke

Rainer-Maria Rilke is considered one of the greatest lyric poets of the modern German language. Rilke created the "object poem", attempting to describe physical objects with the utmost clarity. He became famous with his "Duineser Elegien" and the "Sonette an Orpheus", both published in 1923.

Two mansard windows fill this room at our Provincetown inn with ample sunlight. In the winter the barren trees on Johnson Street allow for some limited views of Provincetown's scenic Cape Cod harbor, which can be especially beautiful at sunrise. A warm, classic Chinese print covers a feature wall giving a tranquil and relaxing ambiance.  The room is a freshly redecorated and welcoming space.

Amenities

Queen-size Bed
Walk-in Shower
Mini-Fridge
Flat-screen TV
Heine Floor Plan

Location

Heine Map

Writer Bio

“Each violet peeps from its dwelling to gaze at the bright stars above.”

 —Heinrich Heine

Heinrich Heine was a German-born poet and writer of the late 1700's who was more highly regarded in France, England, and America than in his homeland. His poetry and thinking was deeply influenced by major events of the time like the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. He died in Paris, where he had lived from 1831 as one of the central figures of the literary scene.

The smallest room in our guest house inn, but one of our guests' favorites for single travelers looking for quaint lodging in the Provincetown area. This intimate accommodation with a full-size bed and private bath is done in shades of dark blue and cream, with exposed beams, stylish furniture and decorative touches to give it a real Cape Cod feel.

 

 

Amenities

Full-size Bed
Walk-in Shower
Flat-screen TV
Harry Kemp Floor Plan

Location

Harry Kemp Map

Writer Bio

“The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream.”

 —Harry Kemp

Harry Kemp was a poet who made his home right here in Provincetown, near our guest house inn. He lived in one of the many dune shacks located near Race Point. Kemp is best known for his 1922 book Tramping On Life. In honor of his contribution to Provincetown's cultural history a street, Harry Kemp Way, was named for him.

Warm and sophisticated, the Eugene O'Neill room offers a serene and welcoming space. The alcove of the windows lets in the first rays of the Cape Cod morning sun and offers a good place to watch life on Johnson Street.

 

Amenities

Queen-size Bed
Walk-in Shower
Mini-Fridge
Flat-screen TV
Oneil Floor Plan

Location

Oneil Map

Writer Bio

“Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.”

 —Eugene O’Neill

While not a poet, but rather one of America's most renowned playwrights, we have included Eugene O'Neill here as he made a significant contribution to the Provincetown theatrical scene. O'Neill wrote a number of his plays, and even had a few staged while summering in our Cape Cod town during the 1910's-20's.

The smallest and coziest of our classic guest house inn rooms does not face out on any streets and is therefore among the quietest accommodations in the main house. Decorated in rich colors, it features windows on two sides, bringing in a lot of natural light, and giving a perfect view of the Pilgrim Monument which can be quite dramatic during a perfect Cape Cod sunset.

 

 

Amenities

Queen-size Bed
Walk-in Shower
Flat-screen TV
Dickenson Floor Plan

Location

Dickenson Map

Writer Bio

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” 

 —Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was a local poet who was born and died in the Western Massachusetts town of Amherst during the 1800's. She was an extremely private person, preferring to spend most of her time in her room writing, having little contact with the outside world. As such, only 7 of her 1800 poems were published during her lifetime, the rest brought to light after her death by her sister.

Decorated in rich colors with luxurious bedding, the Dorothy Parker Room is a sophisticated retreat while in Provincetown.  The bright room looks out over town to the library tower, and is a guest favorite at our Provincetown inn.

Amenities

Queen-size Bed
Bathtub
Mini-Fridge
Flat-screen TV
Parker Floor Plan

Location

Parker Room Map

Writer Bio

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”

 —Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker was a short story writer, poet, critic, and screenwriter and was a legendary figure in the New York literary scene. She worked as a critic for "Vanity Fair" and had many sketches and short stories published in the "New Yorker". Parker was also a key member of the Algonquin Round Table, a group of New York literary types, where she often displayed her infamous cruel humor and instant wit.