Halloween in Provincetown: Blown Away

1 11 2011

The surprisingly fierce late autumn snow storm that pounded the Mid-Atlantic and New England largely spared Provincetown. Except for driving, near-horizontal rain and gale-force wind.

Of course wintry gusts aren’t exactly drag-queen-wig friendly. The streets on Saturday night were largely devoid of revelers except those scurrying towards a dry interior in search of a warming libation. Wave Bar, A House and other gay haunts were packed to the rafters with zombies, 7-foot drag queens, and a couple of rakish squadrons of “post don’t-ask-don’t-tell” gay military personnel.

My lair in Hatches Harbor at the elegant White Porch Inn provided the perfect perch from which to observe and enjoy the storm in warmth and comfort. Formerly the owner’s quarters, this long room stretches the length of the house. Sitting beneath the roof, the ceilings are pitched. Any one taller than about 6′ 0″ may wish to reserve another room. (Click here for your options.)

Hatches Harbor includes an en suite shower, a private balcony with great views (see below for a photo from here of the approaching storm clouds), a mini-fridge, and a super comfortable Tempur-Pedic bed. Check out more pictures and guest comments on their Facebook page. Guests also enjoy a gourmet continental breakfast with fresh fruit and bread, cereal, juice, coffee, tea, yogurt and one warm, h0me baked option included in the rate.

Halloween is a gay high holiday, especially in Ptown. The better guesthouses book up quickly. It’s not too early to reserve.

View from White Porch Inn

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