Provincetown Bed and Breakfast Highlight: Land’s End Inn

In deference to the unforgettable bed and breakfast experience offered by the Distinctive Inns of Provincetown, we continue to highlight our member inns…

Innkeepers Stan and Eva Sikorski cordially invite you to enjoy an unforgettable Cape Cod getaway at the Land’s End Inn at 22 Commercial Street on the west end of P-Town. Set atop Gull Hill (the second-highest point in town), the B and B offers panoramic views of the ocean and beaches, and offers a true getaway, just a short walk away from the excitement of downtown.

The Land’s End Inn was built as a private home for Charles Higgins, who was a decedent of the Pilgrims and was also a haberdasher on Newbury Street in Boston. Although Mr. Higgins was never married, he had many friends in the artist and theatrical community in Provincetown. The home became an inn when the Buxtner family purchased the home in 1926 and offered rooms for rent on the garden level.  The inn was then known for both its hospitality, and its Russian Tea Room. The Buxtners traveled extensively throughout the world and brought back a number of artifacts, many which can still be found at the Inn today. In 1972, the inn was purchased and run by David Schoolman.  Under his watch, locals and guests were able to enjoy the exotic charm and incredible water views from the inn until his death in 1994 when the Inn was given to the David Schoolman trust.  David is stilled remembered by many guests who still stay at the inn today for his elaborate Christmas parties and the annual Garden Party in June.

The Inn sat vacant until previous innkeeper Michael McIntyre purchased the property.  When he re-opened the inn in 2002, he set about updating the guest rooms while retaining the exotic decor and historic feeling of Land’s End Inn. Although he worked hard to keep the inn architecturally sound, Michael brought modern improvements to this historic inn through expanded decks, gorgeous gardens, and welcoming room amenities.

While the Land’s End Inn has always been known for its unique decor, TV’s were never a part of the inn until Kathleen Turner came to stay several years ago.  Two days before her arrival, her publicist contacted then-innkeeper Michael in somewhat of a panic: he discovered the lack of televisions after reading through the Inn’s website.  As it turns out Ms. Turner is addicted to CNN and can’t sleep without it on all night long!  So an electrician was called, a contract was signed with the cable company, and a 48” TV was bought and installed in the room that was to be Ms. Turner’s. When she arrived, she was thrilled with Land’s End Inn and her suite, and was especially grateful for the effort of installing a TV just for her.  Since then she has been a regular guest of the inn, and TV’s have been discreetly installed in all guest rooms.

Ms. Turner isn’t the only recognizable name to grace the halls atop Gull Hill: because of its serene atmosphere, it provides the perfect get away for those looking for an escape the real world including celebrities, writers and artists.  During the Provincetown International Film Festival, the Inn sponsors many visiting celebrities, and they have also been known to visit throughout other times of the year.  You truly never know who you will encounter when you stay at Land’s End Inn!

Purchased by the Sikorskis in 2012, Land’s End Inn offers a total of 18 uniquely-appointed guest rooms, including 7 that are pet-friendly; all rooms are unique with different styles, new bathrooms, and additional private balconies or decks.

Land’s End Inn is a spectacular spot for a wedding or celebration of up to 65 people, thanks to the unique location and amazing views!  Parties are welcome to reserve part, or even all, of the inn for their event.  The gardens are available for outdoor celebrations, and the combined Bay Tower Guest Room and Schoolman Suite offers the suite’s living area and two adjoining decks for indoor/outdoor use.

No matter the season, the Land’s End Inn is a perfect location for a P-Town vacation away from it all.  Consider a stay and see why guests continue to return!

You can find Land’s End Inn at:
22 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

~ The Innkeepers of The Distinctive Inns of Provincetown

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