What We Love
- The seasonal breakfast made fresh daily
- Charming design details at every turn
- Free parking
What To Know
- The Eben House opened its doors May 2015 (previously the Fairbanks Inn)
- Rooms are air-conditioned
- The inn is adults-only
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The second entry from David Bowd and Kevin O’Shea — the duo behind Provincetown-favorite, Salt House Inn — is housed in a 1751 captain’s house, renovated to create a welcoming, stylish sleep where historical details meet modern design. A seasonal breakfast is cooked daily by O’Shea himself (who studied culinary arts at Johnson & Wales) and served in the conservatory or on the garden patio. An upper sun deck with loungers means relaxation comes easy and, when you’re ready to explore, the inn’s prime location means Provincetown’s restaurants, bars and shopping are just steps away.
In the Area
Start the day on the water with a kayak rental from Venture Athletics—paddle out across the harbor to the beach at Long Point, a local favorite on the tip of Cape Cod. When hunger strikes, head to the Canteen on Commercial Street for the best lobster roll in town or hit Victor’s on Bradford Street for the raw bar happy hour from 4-6pm. Fancy a souvenir? Pick up t-shirts, mugs and more with the well known P-Town logo designed by Tim Convery at his clothing store Tim-Scapes.
How to Get There
Like some other commenters below, we had booked for the Salt House Inn, which is owned by the same people. The Inn turned out to not be open, so the manager Nick moved us to Eben House with a lovely upgrade. The whole place is adorable -- very well decorated. Our bed was very comfortable and the bathroom small but totally fine. Breakfast was tasty, and the new employee (I wish I could remember his name!) working there was absolutely lovely. Service was great across the board. My only suggestion would be to install Apple TV or similar -- there were two TVs in our suite, but we didn't use either since we couldn't access Netflix or other streaming services.
Strongly recommended. This lovely Eighteen Century Inn is located a minute or two walk from the center of one of the most scenic, oldest and quirkiest towns in North America. The hospitality of the staff and manager 'Nick' was exceptional. Everyone we encountered seemed committed to making our stay top end. The main house dates from the American Revolution but the guest rooms are tastefully decorated, immaculate and 21st century comfortable. The huge king bed in Room #9 was among the most comfortable anywhere.
Fifty years ago Provincetown was a tough fishing village with traulers and scallop boats manned by Portuguese fishermen going out year round to the Georges Bank and local waters. Today tiny shops selling everything from fine art, terrific food to funny t-shirts line both sides of the nearby Commercial Street which runs along the seacoast. The fishing industry is still there although smaller.
This is the second time we have stayed here in the past few years and found the high standards haven't slipped an inch. The breakfast consisted of delicious cakes and rolls baked on the premises, fresh fruit,cereal and several types of coffee made to order.
For a special getaway my wife and I think this place can't be beat.We'll be going back.
The staff was pleasant and helpful. The room was absolutely fantastic. simple, classy and thoughtful decor - the Edison bulbs were a great touch. The bed was among the best I've had recently and the breakfast the next day was perfection. Look forward to next year already.
We had a relaxing and wonderful time at the Eben bed and breakfast. The host is so kind and caring, the atmosphere of the guest house so charming and familiar..we will never forget our staying there. Thanks Nick!
Planned a last minute getaway for Patriot's Day weekend and booked a couple nights at Eben House - we had previously stayed at one of the sister properties in town and had heard good things about Eben house. We were not disappointed - from the moment we made our reservation, the follow up both pre and post arrival were spot on. Nick has personable and quite helpful offering suggestions for our weekend. The room was charming , loved the decor and fireplace and the amazing bathroom. Without a doubt one of the most comfortable beds ever and great pillows.
Topping off things was the great breakfast offered daily -best coffee and breakfast we have had. We will definitely stay at Eben house again in the future.