Provincetown, located at the tip of Cape Cod, has always been a bit scruffy (in a good way). Now, NYC-based hotel veterans Kevin O'Shea and David Bowd up the ante in Provincetown with Salt House Inn, a Hamptons-worthy bed and breakfast located in a 19th century shingled cottage.
Located in a 19th century building, which once housed the island's salt-mine workers, the b & b was completely overhauled by O'Shea (a Starwood Hotels interior designer) and David Bowd (C.O.O. of Andre Balazs properties). The couple, who split their time between New York City and Provincetown, used their own travel experiences as a guide while designing the hotel. Custom mattresses, luxury bed linens, walk-in showers (with rain shower heads), and flexible check-in times are among the perks guests can expect during their stay. For more information, go to Salt House Inn.
Photographs via Salt House Inn, except where noted.
Above: Salt House Inn is housed in a New England traditional cedar-shingled building from the 19th century.
Above: The check-in desk.
Above: The suites feature exposed wooden beams and clawfoot tubs.
Above: Rusted pulleys serve as bedroom art.
Above: The room interiors are minimalist, with bright white walls and shiplap paneling. The hotel has a feel of Cape Cod beach cottage gone modern.
Above: A vintage lamp illuminates a corner.
Above: Whimsical curiosities are hung on the bedroom walls, all purchased and found from New England antique stores.
Above: A seating area in one of the bedrooms with a display of red oil lanterns.
Above: The bathrooms are tiled in white with gray grout, and the walls are half painted in gray and white. Photo by Map & Menu.
Above: Breakfast is prepared by co-owner O'Shea and served communal style.
Above: The daily breakfast menu is written on a black chalkboard.
Above: Guests can enjoy the outdoor terrace during the summer months.