About Us

ESTABLISHED 1959

The Masthead Resort & Cottages will enjoy its 63rd year in business this next season!

Enjoy a CONTACTLESS VACATION at The Masthead, Resort & Cottages.

The Masthead offers distinctive accommodations in an authentic Cape Cod setting. Waterfront cottages, suites and rooms, we’ve got every type of accommodation for you!

450 Foot private deck with beach access, directly overlooking picturesque Provincetown harbor.

Sun deck on the water, boardwalk, spacious lawns, beautifully landscaped grounds, comfortable lounging chairs, within walking distance of fine restaurants, coffee shops, and the center of town.

The restful beauty and quiet of our grounds and lovely gardens bordering the boardwalk and sundeck provide a favorite rendezvous for guests who lounge and enjoy the beautiful vista of Provincetown Bay and miles of ever-changing Cape scenery. The Bay is a haven for sailing and water-skiing. Golf & tennis are nearby. Art classes and art galleries are only minutes away.

Enjoy sunsets, sunrises from our property. Nearby, visit Race Point at the National Seashore or stroll down the pier at the marina in town which houses the local fishing fleet, whale watch, and ferry boats.

Come experience “Cape Cod’s Only Old Cape Cod Experience!”

History

Old Furniture Shop

The Old Furniture Shop served as an antique furniture business in this location at 31 Commercial Street in the 1950’s accompanying its existence in Worcester, MA. It was owned by Mr. Arthur Anderson, a native of Sweden and apprentice to previous Masthead owner, Edith Hendricks.

This location served this purpose until 1959 when the Masthead was purchased by its current owner the Ciluzzi Family. It has since served as a number of rental inn rooms as a part of the Masthead.

Floater Home

The Masthead building at 37 Commercial Street has a rare blue and white plaque with a picture of a home floating on a raft. Known as a “floater home”, this historical plaque indicates this building and about 30 others in the West End of Provincetown were originally a residence of the Long Point in the early 1800’s, the outer beach peninsula across the harbor.

Home to more than 200 residents on Long Point, there was a school, a post office, a bakery and a lighthouse. The biggest appeal was its proximity to abundant fishing grounds.

However in 1850, after assessing the many challenging facets of living on the outer beach, mainly the challenges of being so isolated and remote, susceptible to storms and high tides, residents decided to move the homes. They literally raised and placed them on rafts and floated them across the harbor to their current locations.

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A Wonderful Place

“We had our wedding at the Masthead and John and his team were extraordinary. We rented out the entire resort, and the array of room sizes, types and budgets was perfect for our guests. We were so happy with the experience that we’ve stayed there several times since.”

–Andy O.

This place is our repeat vacation spot

“Waking up at the Masthead, so close to the ocean. This place is our repeat vacation spot, walking distance to town and beaches. Love that each room or cabin here is unique in it’s own cape cod decor. Clean and quiet, great responsiveness from management, and a lovely deck on the bay to have ice tea in the warm weather. Thank you, love it here!”

–Diane K.

This resort is absolutely beautiful

“Incredible. This resort is absolutely beautiful, stayed in the Captains Quarter Suite. What an amazing experience loved the layout of the suite, sliding doors allow you to walk out to the deck & see a sunset or take a walk on the beach. The Staff was very helpful available to answer any questions.”

–Aileen C.