What ArePeople Saying About Cape Colony

What Are People Saying About Cape Colony Inn?

We just hit a milestone with TripAdvisor – receiving over 500 reviews! Of these, over 90% were A+ ratings, allowing us to receive the prestigious 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award. A special thank you to everyone who has reviewed their stay and helped us win this honor. If you have stayed with us and not yet reviewed us, please do so here.

 

So what are people saying? Here are some comments from some recent reviews:

My first time in Provincetown and at the Cape Colony Inn was a wonderful one! The staff was so friendly and accommodating. The room had absolutely everything we needed, and was bigger than I had expected! – Gaby W.

We enjoyed our stay at this clean, affordable, quiet motel. We liked the layout of the room which ensured our privacy. The breakfast was very nice with fresh food. – Louise B.

We had another beautiful room with fridge, coffee maker and microwave. Steve and the rest of the staff were as friendly and helpful as before. – Marcia F.

The Annual Portuguese Festival and Blessing of the Fleet

Photos by Nancy Bloom
Photos by Nancy Bloom

The Annual Portuguese Festival and Blessing of the Fleet takes place the last week of June each year in Provincetown.  For over 60 years, the town of Provincetown has honored its Portuguese ancestry with a Blessing of the Fleet as well as the Portuguese Festival.   The streets of Provincetown and MacMillan Pier are lined with red and green flags during this four-day event that attracts a growing number of participants and spectators from all over New England in search of Portuguese traditions and heritage.

The festival kicks off with “Share Our Table,” a showcase of Provincetown’s best restaurants all under a tent at the Bass Relief.  There are events for everyone—Kids Painting in Portuguese Square, Fishing Derby for Kids, Lobster Crate Race, the Flag Race, readings by Portuguese writers and poets, and more.    

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A highlight of the week includes the Portuguese parade.   Dancers in costume parade down Commercial Street dancing to the sounds of Portuguese bands from various Portuguese communities all over New England.   

The Blessing of the Fleet takes place on the last day of the event.  Over 350 decorated vessels participate in this annual event.  Residents and visitors of Provincetown gather together at MacMillan Pier to watch as a local priest gives his blessings to the vessels, which is meant to ensure a safe and bountiful season. 

You don’t have to be Portuguese to attend this colorful cultural event.  It’s a family-friendly event with lots of amazing food, entertainment and activities!  So plan on heading over from Cape Colony Inn and join in on the fun! 

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5 Things to do in Ptown

Top 5 Things To Do in the Next 5 Weeks in Provincetown

What is happening in Ptown over the next five weeks? It is the start of the season and there is a lot happening before Memorial Day. Pop down for a last minute getaway and to check out one of these fun activities:

1. April 24th-26th Gays for Patsy Spring Stomp

2. May 8th-9th Ragnar Relay Cape Cod

3. May 10th-12th Mother’s Day Weekend

4. May 15th-17th Single Women’s Weekend

5. May 15th-17th Annual Monumental Yard Sale Town wide

Check back for some exciting pictures from many of these events!

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April Events in Provincetown

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We are opening our doors for the season early this year at Cape Colony Inn. Now, you don’t have to wait until May to enjoy all the fun and fabulousness of Ptown! There are a lot of great events happening in April 2015 to check out. Here are a few of our favorite:

April 16: Whale Watch Season Begins

Whale watching is one of the most popular activities in Ptown and the season officially begins in the middle of April. One of our favorite companies who have daily excursions is Dolphin Fleet. Check out a great video from them:

April 17 – 20: Patriots Day Weekend

The name says it all!

April 24 – 26: Gays for Patsy Annual Spring Stomp!

As their website says, Gays for Patsy is the place for LGBTS (queer) folks to get together to socialize, two-step, line dance, east and west coast swing, waltz, and more to contemporary country, pop, and R&B in a supportive environment for more than 25 years!

 

May is the Best Month in Provincetown?!

Oh Ptown. A fabulous summer destination for thousands of visitors each year who clammer to the beaches, tea dances, and fabulous shopping and restaurants. No one can question the beauty of Ptown during the summer months with long days and so much to do. But what about the “early season” in Provincetown? May is really the start of the season to most locals where businesses emerge from Winter hibernation and start getting under swing.

So why do you want to get to Provincetown in May?

1. Opening Parties

One of the most fun things to do in Provincetown is attending the opening parties of the many restaurants, bars, and boutiques in town. Throughout the month of May, each place opens up and invites guests to sample their menu selections and tasty cocktails. It is a great way to meet business owners and those who live in town year round. You don’t want to miss it, trust me.

2. Rates

Hotel rates are lower in May so you can get some great deals before the season really kicks off. There is a pleasant calmness to town where 80% of things are open but it does not have that July 4 busyness. Hotels are competitive this time of year meaning great rates for guests. You can also get some great deals in the local boutiques.

3. Weather

OK, some may fight me on this one but the weather this time of year can be simply perfect. No, you may not be able to sunbathe everyday, but it can be perfect to walk around, go whale watching, or go out in the evening with a light jacket. It really varies so come prepared but be ready for some beautiful weather.

4. Entertainment

You can see all the shows of the season before your friends! And, they are typically less busy earlier in the season meaning you can get tickets and a more personal experience. Find out what Miss Richfield 1981 is up to this season and here is another great event idea:

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5. You Need A Vacation

Let’s call it what it is! At the end of the day, Provincetown is still one of the best vacation spots on the planet and offers a variety of things to do for anyone. Catch a show, jump on a boat, have a cocktail, enjoy a bike ride through the dunes, or just relax. Ptown is the quintessential vacation spot, no matter the time of year.

Check out Cape Colony Inn for spectacular May rates to come see what Provincetown is like this time of year!

A Few Questions with Erin Atwood, Executive Director of the Provincetown Business Guild

10699345_10152458469108533_1751446444_nHow long have you lived/worked in Ptown?

I grew up on the cape and moved to Provincetown 12 years ago.

If you had to pick, what is one thing that keeps you coming back?

The views of the ocean and the beautiful sunsets. Describe your perfect Saturday in Ptown from morning until bedtime. Make a mimosa and lay out on my back deck soaking up the sun, followed by a light lunch, cocktails at the White Wind Inn, Boatslip for T and then a dinner party in with friends.

What’s your favorite place to shop in town?

Can you really pick just one, there are so many shops that sell so many great things, but jewelry always gets me excited.

What’s your favorite place to eat in town?

Victors Restaurant, the atmosphere is fantastic, the food is great and they make an amazing spicy watermelon margarita.

Where can someone see you on a daily basis in town?

In my office behind the Purple Feather planning Provincetown’s next Carnival.