“This is the best-priced waterfront lodging option in Provincetown.” -FROMMER’S GUIDE
The Masthead featured here in article from the Boston Globe:
“Relish the Sea at Starstruck Provincetown Inn“ (click on title for article link)
The Masthead in Provincetown offers distinctive accommodations in an authentic Cape Cod setting. The property has been family owned and operated for over 50 years and consists of cottages, suites, motels rooms, and apartment-style rooms. It’s a Provincetown classic, with unparalled views and beach.
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.
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.
Sunsets, sunrises in view 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.