Webster defines "snug" as warm secure shelter marked by cordiality and an opportunity for ease and contentment. And at Snug Cottage on Cape Cod, we've created an environment that would prove Mr. Webster true.
Your hosts, James Mack and Paul Gizara, together have over forty years experience welcoming guests. We understand it's your vacation and our responsibility to help make it memorable. One fine day we hope you will visit Snug Cottage and give our Cape Cod hotel a chance.
Provincetown lodging, guesthouses and inns provide a perfect blend of luxurious space, amenities, privacy and location. Surrounded by the Provincetown Harbor and the magnificent Cape Cod Bay you will find a large variety of places to stay. From intimate, tucked away guesthouse lodging to luxury inns, many are no ordinary bed and breakfast. Each is unique in character, and yet offers the traditional charms of historic B & B lodging in concert with the luxurious amenities of contemporary boutique hotels. Although size and comfort may vary, they all enjoy a loyal, returning clientele who appreciate authentic, intimate accommodations and quality service.
Provincetown is situated at the very tip of Cape Cod, a 70 mile long peninsula off the south-eastern coast of Boston, Massachusetts. Provincetown's ocean beaches and the high dunes of the area remain preserved in their natural state - little altered since the Pilgrims first landed over 300 years ago.
Some time after the Pilgrims, whaling came of age in New England and Provincetown's transition from a quiet fishing village to a bustling seaport was sudden. By the mid 1800s, Provincetown, with the largest and safest natural harbor on the New England coast, had become one of the greatest and busiest seaports in the country.
Successful sea captains and merchants built exquisite lodgings in the style of Victorian, Second Empire, Gothic, and Greek Revival homes, many of which have been restored as guest houses and bed & breakfasts. Whaling declined after the turn of the century and a storm known in local legends as The Portland Gale destroyed most of the town's packing wharves, windmills and salt works. The era of Provincetown's fame as a seaport had ended - but by then Provincetown's lodgings had become known to many of the wealthier residents of Boston and New York.
The hippies of the 60s later discovered Provincetown and instantly embraced the open-mindedness and non-judgmental ways of this already diverse Cape tip community.
In the mid-70s, responding to the town's long tradition of tolerant open mindedness as much as to its delightful environment and exciting summer scene, the gay community also adopted Provincetown.
Many summer visitors eventually put down roots in Provincetown - buying property, opening businesses and lodging establishments, and becoming involved in local politics and community activities. The Provincetown Business Guild was formed in 1978 with the express mission of promoting gay tourism here. Today more than 200 businesses belong to the PBG and Provincetown is well known as the premier gay summer resort on the east coast.
© 2001-2003 Snug Cottage