When Salt House Inn opened in May 2013, it redefined the concept of a classic bed and breakfast by taking a fresh, contemporary approach and delivering a new level of style and service to the heart of Provincetown, MA. Each of the fifteen guestrooms is individually designed to evoke the feeling of a breezy beach cottage and capture the history and charm of this seaside destination located at the tip of Cape Cod.
Salt House Inn offers relaxed and accessible luxury with warm service and thoughtful amenities that appeal to today’s traveler, including well-appointed bathrooms, plush bedding, complimentary Wi-Fi and on-site parking. “Kevin and I have been vacationing in Provincetown for the last few years and noticed a void for stylish, yet affordable accommodations that appeal to today’s traveler,” said David Bowd, Co-Owner, Salt House Inn. “It is with this mindset that we created Salt House Inn; a property that bridges its historic setting with modern amenities and chic decor.”
The charming 19th century building has had a long and storied past. The property was originally comprised of cottages for salt mine workers and then grew into a guesthouse. Today Salt House Inn has been completely renovated and modernized. The focal point of the mainly white guest rooms are the signature “wall of curiosities” that feature curated collections of vintage art and found objects reflecting the flavor and heritage of the region. The spacious bathrooms offer spa-like elements such as walk-in showers and rain showerheads, as well as natural bath products from C.O. Bigelow and LA-based Further brand.
Each morning guests head to the breakfast room for a gourmet feast of homemade pastries, savory treats, yogurt, and granola prepared by Co-Owner and the Inn’s interior designer, Kevin O’Shea. The room’s communal table lends itself to socializing while a few cozy nooks are perfect for those who prefer to dine on their own. The landscaped grounds offer al fresco dining, an outdoor lounge, and a large second floor sun terrace.
“My vision for Salt House Inn was a modern interpretation of traditional colonial aesthetics, mixed with the feeling of a breezy Cape Cod beach cottage”, said Kevin O’Shea, Co-Owner, Salt House Inn. “The design is stylish and charming yet inviting and comfortable.”
Since opening, the inn has received numerous awards and accolades, including: Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List 2014,” Travel + Leisure’s Annual compendium “The World’s Greatest Hotels 2014,” and a Boston Magazine “Best of Boston” award for Best New Inn 2013.
The Inn is the ideal collaboration between hotel industry innovator David Bowd and interior designer Kevin O’Shea, who purchased the property in May 2011. David, originally from the English village of Salt, which partly inspired the Inn’s name, has been in the hotel business for 30 years, including several years with Ian Schrager and most recently André Balazs Properties where he currently holds the title of Chief Operating Officer. Kevin received a B.F.A. in Interior Architecture from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design in 2006, and began a career in hotel design with Starwood Hotels and Resorts for the Le Méridien brand and then joined Morgans Hotel Group. He opened his own interior design studio, Kevin O’Shea Designs in 2009. The couple, who split their time between New York City and Provincetown, resides at The Martin House, one of the oldest (and supposedly most haunted) homes in Provincetown, to which they have also given new life through a recent thoughtful, authentic renovation.
When Salt House Inn opened in May 2013, it redefined the concept of a classic bed and breakfast by taking a fresh, contemporary approach and delivering a new level of style and service to the heart of Provincetown, MA. Each of the fifteen guestrooms is individually designed to evoke the feeling of a breezy beach cottage and capture the history and charm of this seaside destination located at the tip of Cape Cod. Salt House Inn offers relaxed and accessible luxury with warm service and...
- Year 2013
- Work finished in 2013
- Status Completed works
- Type Hotel/Resorts / Interior Design / Building Recovery and Renewal