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Eben House: Perfectly ProvincetownDon’t be put off be the weathered exterior of Provincetown’s Eben House or you’ll miss a top-notch bed and breakfast. The house itself dates from 1776 but once you step inside you’ll know that this stately Federal style building, extensively remodeled in 2015, spans centuries.
I spent two nights this past fall in one of the spacious and bright top floor rooms; honestly, I could not have been happier or more comfortable. I especially liked the small landing outside the private entrance to the room where I read Michael Cunningham’s “Land’s End: A Walk In Provincetown” en situ. Or, I could have napped on my king bed in front of the gas fireplace. Actually, I did just that one grey afternoon.
I don’t usually write about bathrooms since their job is simply to do their job. But this ensuite bath was not only oversized, but high design in every way from its bright white walls to its modernist tiles. Did I mention there’s a sky light in the shower?
Other reasons to stay at Eben House? Well, there’s breakfast (included in the room tariff). And it’s a pretty darn good one that changes daily. Fresh fruit. Home-made granola. Muffins and other baked goods. And always a savory treat. You can eat healthy—or not. The kitchen staff will make you an Americano or espresso—they’ll even deliver breakfast directly to your room.
Finally, the staff could not have been nicer, more helpful or better hosts. In fact, I’d imagine they’re better at taking care of guests than Eben House’s namesake owner, Captain Eben Snow.