Gabriel's at the Ashbrooke Inn, A Provincetown Massachusetts bed and breakfast Inn

Friday, December 27, 2013

New Name, Same Folks - Provincetown Hotel

We are starting our rebranding project and soon our new name will be Provincetown Hotel at Gabriel's.  Same innkeepers, same great service, just a new name.  We currently have a temporary site up with photos from our most recent photo shoot by Jumping Rocks.

Visit us at The Provincetown Hotel.  
Check out our new logo and we will soon have a new permanent website.

Provincetown Hotel, in the heart of Provincetown MA



Saturday, May 25, 2013

June happenings in Provinctown


Race Point Lighthouse Tours- the first and third Saturdays June - Oct. 2013 - www.racepointlighthouse.org
1 HOW  13th By The Sea Bike Trek - www.HelpingOurWomen.org
6 Community Beach Clean-up - www.ptown.org
6 ASGCC Night at Chef's Table - www.asgcc.org
8 Truro Vineyards Summer Kick-Off Party "Wine & Whales" - www.trurovineyardsofcapecod.com
8 Veterans and Their Families Fishing Event - www.vetsfishptown.com
TBA Provincetown Heritage Day - www.ptownlib.com
15 Outriders Boston to Ptown Bike Ride - www.outriders.org
16 Soup Kitchen Benefit - www.PtownSoup.org
19-23 15th Annual Provincetown International Film festival - www.ptownfilmfest.org, 508-487-FILM
21 First Day of Summer
21-23  First Annual Provincetown Summer Solstice One Design Regatta info@ptownsailling.com
Castle Hill First week of Summer Workshops - www.castlehill.org
Fine Arts Work Center Summer Workshops begin - www.fawc.org
26 Summer Jazz with Bart Weisman @ PAAM - www.paam.org
27-30 Provincetown Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet - www.provincetownportuguesefestival.com

Come join us and experience all that Gabriel's and Provincetown has to offer!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Annual Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument 2012



To celebrate the Pilgrims' first landing in the new world in Provincetown November 11, 1620 is the annual lighting of the Pilgrim Monument.

When: November 21, 2012 from 5-7pm
Where: Well, you can see it anywhere in Provincetown! However, if you are up at the monument you can partake in all the festivities. And yes, they do have an official countdown! The beautiful lights will stay shining through January 6, 2013.

Gabriel's at the Ashbrooke Inn is proud to have the monument as our backdrop now and every day of the year!
We invite you to join in our holiday season weekends with a wonderful full breakfast, hot cider, home made cookies, fireplaces in every room and deep jacuzzi tubs! Be proud to say you had the tallest granite illuminated tree in the country right out your guest room window.

Don't miss Holly Folly Weekend: November 30th and December 1st
                             “Have a Holly Folly weekend! It’s the best time in P’town!”

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bird Watching in Provincetown




Provincetowns Beech Forest in the Cape Cod National Seashore (CCNS) is a national mecca for birders because it is a major resting stop for the semi annual shore and seabird migrations along the East Coast flyway.
Provincetowns geographical significance to this migration rests on the simple fact that it sticks forty miles out to sea. The birds know what the tourists need to know, there’s no place like Provincetown for a vacation.
http://www.nps.gov/caco
Trails in the National Seashore are perfect for a great walk and seeing some of the 250 species or birds and waterfowl found on Cape Cod.
For a truly fascinating and educational experience which can represent a vacation day investment at very little cost, the Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary in Wellfleet has 1,100 acres of wildlife preserve, self-guided and guided field walks and a large visitor center which includes exhibits and literature.
http://www.massaudubon.org/Nature_Connection/Sanctuaries/Wellfleet/index.php


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October is Fall Foliage Month in Provincetown!


6 to 8 Columbus Day Weekend
8 to 14 Annual Womens Week  www.womeninnkeepers.com
6 to 8 Monumental Yard Sale
14 to 21 Fantasia Fair   www.fantasiafair.org
17 to 21 Provincetown Round Up Weekend   www.provincetownroundup.org
27 to 31 Halloween Festival
27 to 28 Spooky Bear Weekend   www.ne-ursamen.org

November

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Come visit us in Provincetown this July!


Just some of our events to look forward to!

7th Fine Arts Work Center Summer Awards Celebration   www.fawc.org
8th PAAMS ANNUAL SECRET GARDEN TOUR www.paam.org  
7 to 15 BEAR WEEK in Provincetown   www.ptownbears.org
11 Summer JAZZ with Bart Weisman at PAAM   www.paam.org
17 to 21 GIRL SPLASH   www.girl-splash.com
22 Provincetown 5K RUN WALK  http://tinyurl.com/7ekptbk
23 to 28 WHALE WEEK Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies www.coastalstudies.org
23 HOMEMADE BOAT RACE http://capeboating.com/143-2/
28 Sunset WHALEWATCH Benefit
25 Summer JAZZ with Bart Weisman @ PAAM   www.paam.org
28 CRUISE FOR LIFE   www.cruiseforlife.org
July 28 to August 4 FAMILY PRIDE WEEK www.familypride.org


            

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Whale and Bird Watching Starts Early in Provincetown, Ma

The following is some wonderful buzz about the return of the Osprey and the Whales to Provincetown.


A right whale breaching

April holds magic in Provincetown. Make your reservation at Gabriel's and we will point you in the direction of majestic whale watching, spots where birds will eat right out of your hand and so much  more!


The right whales have returned early this year, creating such a spectacle in Provincetown Harbor last week that even Dr. Charles “Stormy” Mayo, researcher of right whales for 30 years, was impressed.
Mayo dashed off to the residence of an old friend, Dick Burhoe, on Beach Point last Thursday after Burhoe reported seeing right whales breaching offshore. The scientist arrived in time to witness a scene worthy of “Animal Planet”: a sort of unwieldy whale ballet being performed about a third of a mile out, as a pair of the rare cetaceans leaped repeatedly from the water.
“I’ve never seen two right whales jumping simultaneously,” Mayo said. “It’s extremely dramatic when you see an extremely rare animal doing such extremely rare behavior. … These two animals were breaching regularly, more than I have ever seen. I probably saw as many as 20 or 30 breaches and maybe more.”
“The best guess is that we have a scattering of whales, maybe even aggregations, quite early in the season,” Mayo said. “It’s not unheard of at all, but to have this many reports is pretty special. … It just leads me to believe there may be a lot more, or may have been a lot more, going on.”


Osprey return to Cape Cod

 Osprey have been seen across Cape Cod this week busily rebuilding their nests. 

You may have seen platforms during your travels on Cape Cod. These have been built specifically for the Osprey. They have been spotted paring on the nest and starting to build for the season!

Ospreys are members of the hawk family. Their Latin name, Pandion haliaetus, means "sea eagle." A "fish hawk," ospreys hunt for food by flying over the shoreline, marshes and lakes in search of prey. When they spot their prey they dive with talons outspread, splashing into the water. If the osprey catches a fish, it will adjust the fish in its talons so it is facing forward and fly back to the nest. For the most part, ospreys are fish eaters, but may eat an occasional bird or rodent if fish are not available.
Ospreys are about the size of an eagle with females being larger than the males. Both have similar coloring, dark brown, with white below and a spotted breast. They possess a melodious, chirping call that sounds like "cheap-cheap-cheap." The wing has a distinctive bend at the "wrist" and they are often mistaken for gulls from a distance.
The nest of an osprey is constructed of sticks, seaweed, and driftwood; just about anything they can find. The nests are typically built atop high structures such as trees, utility poles or man-made nest perches with platforms.


If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.  All things are connected.  
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.  
~Chief Seattle of the Suquamish Tribe, letter to President Franklin Pierce