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We may not be for everyone...but maybe we're
just for you.
Small, singular and surrounded by history.
Closer to the beach than to town.....
Quiet, Intimate, authentic.
The West End Inn, an unusually large Greek Revival house at 44 Commercial Street, looks — appealingly — as if it’s almost all windows. According to the proprietors, it was built in the 1840s as a captain’s house. The historic district survey dates it at 1855. Embert Gibbs, a paper hanger and painter (of the utilitarian variety), lived here in the 1930s and 40s. His daughter Adelaide gave piano lessons, so the house must have been filled with music, even if occasionally off-key. Twenty years ago, the house was called the Bed ’n B’fast. It is now the seven-bedroom West End Inn. It describes itself as being owned and run by gay men, mostly for men.
-by David Dunlop - From the book: "Building Provincetown"
Staying in Provincetown means embracing the intimate guesthouse experience - the town feature over 60 gay-owned inns and guesthouses, ranging from the simple to the fabulous, the divide between the two becoming more extreme each season. In high season accommodations can be hard to come by, and minimum night stays apply at most places.
On the traditional side of the fence sits the West End Inn, a cute seven-room guest house in a quiet and charming part of town, owned and run by Warren Lefkowich, a super-friendly Ptown stalwart. Rooms are the West End Inn range from small and cosy double, to a vast light-filled loft apartment. The Inn certainly attracts some interesting characters, as a glance around the breakfast table attests, but an “anyone is welcome” attitude prevails.
- Blue Magazine
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