Gabriel's at the Ashbrooke Inn
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The New York Times Travel Section Rated Gabriel's among their Top 5 places to stay while in Provincetown.
Gabriel's has been chosen as the 2009 "Featured Destination"
by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism Getaway Guide for the entire Cape and Islands.
We are very proud to be featured as the only Cape Cod "Where to Stay inn"
recommended by The Boston Globe's New England Travel Story.Our recently renovated buildings feature luxury appointed rooms, suites and an amazing state of the art penthouse! Our suites include oversized guest rooms with custom designed kitchens and sitting areas. Our accommodations also offer fireplaces, king sized tempurpedic beds, sleeper sofa's, private decks and balconies, flat screen TV's, ipod docking stations, free WiFi, heated stone bathroom floors with waterfall fixtures and more.All rooms are equipped with irons, ironing board, hairdryers, coffee makers, coffee, snack refrigerators, glasses, plates, room information folder, TV, CD player, DVD player, clock radio, and bathrobes. Reserved parking in a secured nearby private lot. Breakfast in the Great Room in season. High speed Wi-Fi network.
Since the 1970's, Gabriel's has welcomed our family of friends to this unique and special inn. Elizabeth Gabriel Brooke is one of the founders and current president of The Women Innkeepers of Provincetown which hosts Women's Week every year. To date, Elizabeth Brooke holds the title of owning the oldest woman owned continuously run B&B in the country.
At Gabriel's we have 6 levels of gardens and sitting areas. The furthest deck back is at the base of the Pilgrim Monument forest. We welcome you to eat breakfast, sunbathe, read, sit by the evening fire or try and find the little people that help this garden grow, build stone rivers, and light up the trees at night! By the way, if you catch one in a jar, you get an entire free summer on us!
Gabriel's courtyard is surrounded by 4 historic buildings. Off the courtyard are many paths that lead you to quite a variety of de
stinations. All accommodations at Gabriel's include Tempur-Pedic Mattresses, private baths, smoke free, WiFi, cable TV, DVD library, music systems, air conditioning, fireplaces, courtesy phone, our beautiful Great Room dining room, sundecks, gardens, and BBQ grills.
We welcome everyone at Gabriel's. We will be happy to help you with a toddler bed or crib. There is a DVD library available just for children as well as many wonderful children's books. In the off season we serve an expanded continental breakfast in our Great Room on Saturday and Sunday only.
104, which is now part of our Cape Cod inn, was built in the 1800s as a single family home. The main home was originally 400 feet to the east on Bradford Street, or Parallel Road, as it was then called. In the early 1800s, you would find one of the original school houses located two doors down, and the town bakery across the street.When the Pilgrim Monument was built on top of High Pole Hill, plans were to create a park at the bottom of the hill with a large memorial dedicated to the signing of the Mayflower Compact and the election of John Carver as Governor of the group. The compact has been called "the first American Act in history" and a precursor to the Declaration of Independence, signed 156 years later.Cyrus Dallin was commissioned to create the memorial. Dallin had created such statues as the Last Ride of Paul Revere at The Old North Church in Boston and the Freedom Spirit that rests on top of the Philadelphia State House.The Bas Relief Park was now underway. With the town making way for the Memorial Park, the Ryder family offered land bordering the park, approximately 400 feet to the west to move 104, and so she was moved. The original stable behind 104 was torn down, and a new one was erected behind the present resting spot of 104, proudly beside the Pilgrim Memorial. Dallin stayed for a while in the 104 house while he was sketching and planning the Memorial to the Pilgrims. It was many years later that the Memorial was dedicated to the town of Provincetown. 104 stood and remained a very proud structure, knowing she moved over so this incredible and important piece of American history could be told. Anyone would know this...all you have to do is sit within her walls...and listen. There she sits at the base of the almost completed Pilgrim Monument in 1908. The house located to the right of this picture, the town bakery, was torn down when the town widened Ryder Street.
Tours and Amenities
Our goal within this section is to provide you with the total experience of your stay with us at Gabriel’s. Not all characters are based on anyone from literature, comic books, or the motion pictures; They are indeed real. Although, that is not to say, a book, comic strip, and or major motion movie will not be made of their lives!Gabriel’s is comprised of four historic buildings. We are located in the center of town at the base of the Pilgrim Monument bordering the Bas Relief Park. (To read more about the history of all four buildings please click our “history” link). Our courtyard is composed of multi-tiered decks, fountains, gardens, bar-b-que areas, paths to the park, outdoor fire pit, illuminated trees at nightfall, water slides, lollipop forests...okay, maybe there's not a water slide or a lollipop forest, but our new bathrooms in our new rooms have everything but a water slide!We hope the links we have provided at the top of this page will help you get a feeling for what we try to create with our small haven in Provincetown.About us: Well, besides being surrounded by a courtyard and having many paths ourselves, we love our little piece of Provincetown and we hope it shows. We truly strive to give you personal service while you are with us. More about us?Well, since you asked! We also love, anything cooked in curry, mermaids, (just by themselves, not cooked in curry), our vendors, our families, our friends, Rankin and Bass, our gardens, chocolate, Lily of the Valley, Sea Monkey's, our navigation system in the car, Croc shoes in assorted colors, our family trees, Ben and Jerry and their assorted flavored friends, our iPhone, the cello, puppy dog tails, cotton that is wrinkle free, wasabi, old Sears Christmas Wish Books, playing board games, winning at board games, Christina Davidson, lights on dimmers, road trips, taking pictures, (photographs, not off the walls of museums), and one could go on and on. Most of all we love laughter entwined in our day at all turns. Now, before you click, minimize, click and delete through the rest of the web site, please enjoy the following.