Our Find: Salt House Inn


We are dying to visit Salt House Inn this summer, located in downtown Provincetown, Massachusetts, and just two blocks from the harbor. Co-owners David Bowd and Kevin O’Shea completely renovated the 19th-century property, which was once home to some of the area’s salt-mine workers. The hotel opens on May 3, but here’s a sneak peek….

Kevin, an interior designer by trade, searched New England to find vintage objects for the galleries in each of the 15 guest rooms, such as this collection of antique pulley hooks. And let’s not forget the beds—you’ll fall asleep on pillow-top mattresses with luxury 300-thread-count sheets and a lightweight feather duvet.

Each morning, guests can indulge in the complimentary spread of granola, fresh fruit, yogurt, muffins, eggs, and sweet pastries. The menu changes depending on what’s in season (lots of local berries during the summer, pumpkin in the fall), and everything is homemade by Kevin.

With 30 years in the hotel business under his belt, David knew that he wanted to get rid of the typical frustrations often encountered on vacation. For example, there’s no strict check-in time—the inn contacts guests to determine when they’ll arrive, then plans for the room to be ready when you walk in the door. We’re thinking 5 p.m. on August 10 is sounding pretty good….

Comments (3)

  • I was one of their first guests last year after the first round of renovation – it was devine, their hospitality was so gracious and breakfast is a stand out! All freshly made, not to be missed. Beautifully crafted rooms. Cant wait to return and see the all new Salt House Inn this season.

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  • We stayed at the Salt House Inn last month and had one of the most wonderful hotel visits, all thanks to this blog post. If you haven’t had the chance to visit, you must do so soon – it’s incredible!

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