new york, New York
July 6, 2001
Two of the inn''s rooms have bay windows, and several have gas fireplaces (more being added in anticipation of fall visitors). All rooms except two have a private bath--the two upstairs that share a bath make a less expensive option for those traveling on a budget. There''s also an adorable cottage available for short and long-term rental featuring a fireplace and full kitchenette. Nice touches like quality bath products and fresh flowers make guests at the Tucker Inn feel pampered. My bed was VERY comfortable. Hardwood floors and an old house means that you can hear a bit of moving around in the morning, but you''ll want to be up for a relaxing meal in the garden anyway. Breakfast is served from 8:30-10am, and consists of fresh fruit, cereal, and baked items. Try to find Bolshoi the Khoi fish in the water garden.
Former New Yorker Howard Burchman runs the inn, with the help of his dog Colby. Howard will be happy to give you suggestions on dining and what to do in P''town. He steered me to the Lobster Pot for dinner and it turned out to be my favorite. Formerly woman-owned, the Tucker Inn is still very popular with lesbian couples, although the mix of straight and gay couples means that no one feels out of place. The Tucker Inn is most suitable for those looking for a low-key, quiet retreat in a comfortable Victorian inn.
Note that August is the peak period for travel to Provincetown, and most innkeepers, including Howard, prefer a 5-day booking for that month.
TV''s, vcr''s and an extensive video library are available for rainy days.
From journal Find Your Vibe in P'town