Inn at the Moors

59 Provincelands Road, Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657
Innkeeper(s): Loretta O'Conner & Diane Daren (Owners) Jesse Hurlocker (Manager)
  • The Light House Room

    The Light House Room

  • Sea Level Room

    Sea Level Room

  • Sleep by the edge of the sea

    Sleep by the edge of the sea

  • Watch a beautiful sunrise.

    Watch a beautiful sunrise.


Spring into summer 2010 9 Jul 2010, 4:16 pm

Bob here,

I’m back! I’ve had a winter of fond memories from last year at Inn at the Moors. In June the beautiful brides arrived. Church bells chimed on a Sunday morn for Maryellen and Eve. The Kellys of Middleton came back to celebrate their 1st anniversary. In 2009 they got married at Herring Cove. The Smiths (ordinary name for an extraordinary couple) returned to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. They stayed in the same room as in 1974.

During July, Girl Splash was fun in the sun; the first hot weather of the season finally arrived. I watched all the pool action from above. At the end of July, it was Family Week and we really enjoyed Ryan, a thirteen (going on 18) year old extrovert who entertained us at the pool. All the kids had a great time and behaved very well. The parents also behaved.

Also in July, Charlie and Paul made the annual pilgrimage from La Jolla, Ca. Actually we have guests from all over including Canada and Europe. People tell us that this view here is one of the best sights in the world.

In August, the Marinellis and Portlocks rode the 190 mile Pan Mass Challenge again. This is an annual bike race from Sturbridge to Provincetown that raised $30 Million for cancer research last year. The other August event, Carnival Week, we saw all our regular friends (Christine, Will, Janet, Joe) at the BBQ every day having a good old time.

Once again, Gene, Judy and Bonnie with their cheering crew from college days swam the mile from Long Point to the Boatslip for the annual AIDS Swim for Life. Don’t you love those aging hippies. They celebrated by getting a tattoo.

Also in September is the vintage car show. Kurt’s lavender ‘63 Mercury just about fitsin the parking space.

During Women’s Week in October, Chris and Rita from Maine and Brenda and Pam from Louisiana enjoyed an especially exuberant program celebrating Women Innkeepers 25th anniversary. The northeaster that blew in at the end of the week was thrilling, too.

Random thoughts (what else does a cat have) 20 Jun 2009, 5:41 am

Random thoughts (what else does a cat have):Kudos to the National Park Service for the new and sleek intersection near the end of  US 6 and Herring Cove Beach / Provence Lands Road flowing SW just three quarters of a mile to Inn at the Moors.That reminds me to tell you first-time drivers that the road to the outer Cape goes around in a circle.Just to keep it interesting, you drive E until Orleans rotary, then N to Truro and W to P’town and SW to Inn at The Moors.  No street sign still for Province Lands Road.Don’t panic!

A couple more thoughts …..Listening to NPR and they are talking about “post apocalyptic vulnerability” so it’s time to go out on the roof for fresh air.I can’t be in P’town and think like that.I enjoy TV, too.Meer cats are OMG .I’m right in the TV.And those Red Sox’s brilliant management and what a competition with the Yankees.(15/0)

From my perch on the roof,  I see artists painting the view, happy hour at the BBQ, cars stopping in the street
to photograph the moor and guests enjoying the 85 degree pool water.Think I’ll nap.

The staff at the Moors is great.  Emile (Jean) beat back the bush and Paige moved the earth to create
welcoming gardens for you.Then it rained for 4-5 days (at night , thanks) and the blooms are just waiting for
warmer weather.Waiting for June 21st,  the first day of summer.Yippie !

Administrative business:  There is some confusion about the Light House Room; some people expected to be on the
third floor where I live.Sorry.But the Light House Room is very special.Located over the office end, oversized, decorated with four poster bed, sofa and wide screen TV, it has a fabulous view of Wood End Light House while nestled close to the moor.(Check it out on


I had scrumptious leftovers from The Mews, ahi tuna sashimi (hold the wasabi).Moms said the new dining room has a serene atmosphere.

Sal’s Place, a favorite for many years, is for sale. What a lovely compound on Cape Cod Bay with views of two light houses and Provincetown harbor (omg, I’ll take the unit on the wharf.)

Carnival Week theme is Summer of Love.The Women  Innkeepers will have a float to celebrate twenty-five years.Peace, love and go-go boots !

I’ll say good-bye until the Fourth.

Love bites,


Spring is sprung, the grass is rise; now I wonder where the birdies is 19 Apr 2009, 4:44 pm

Spring is sprung, the grass is rise; now I wonder where the birdies is. Actually, I know very well where the robins are. Ah yes, the tulips, too are budding and the Moors is coming alive after a long, cold winter. Around P'Town the sounds of spring- chirping birds in the morning, pounding hammers in daytime, and peeps in the night herald the change in season.

We open May 14 for Single Women's Weekend followed by Memorial Day. That's the start of a six month season of fun in the sun.

It looks like another great whale watching season. The Center for Coastal Studies in P'town reports thirty right whales and their calves identified between Race Point and Wood End Light Houses right in front of the salt marsh and dunes at Inn at The Moors. This is twenty per cent of the worlds population of these endangered mammals. The nutritious phytoplankton of Cape Cod Bay and the wonderful people who visit are responsible for this event. Bring binocculars!

I traveled this winter. Drove to Florida and back. I sit on the driver's lap the entire way; it's the only safe place in a car. Love the motel stops, but hate to get in the car again so every morning I hide. Moms had to use a golf club to route me from under the beds. Otherwise, I'm no trouble!

Really looking foreward to seeing my friends. You know who you are. A special hello to Gail and Pat, Anne and Mary Louise, the Murphys, David and Frank, Alex and Tom, and Rosemary in Jersey. Hi!!!

See you soon.

Love, BOB

Carnival Week !! Where has the summer gone. 21 Aug 2008, 6:48 pm

Carnival Week !! Where has the summer gone. That's what New Englanders say every August when the sun sets earlier and the air is cooler at night. But, what a wonderful summer we have this year. Everyday the sun shines at least part of the day (only 3 rainy days all summer) and it was hot in June, July and August- so many beautiful beach days. The guests really enjoyed the whisper quiet AC.

Friends have been asking about writing back to my blog. After all, what is a blog- a one way conversation ? I get to write what I see, hear and feel at The Moors while making friends. Moms say opening up the web site for the whole world has ramifications and they want to think about it some more. I don't get to make the executive decisions around here so I'll have to live with it.

Sasha says she doesn't want to hear anymore of my bird hunting adventures. She is right. Since I've been watching the birds from the inside (no more freedom runs) , I've developed a sensitivity to them. I love the way they chirp, chirp, tweet , tweet singing to each other. Birds are animals, too.
Can you see that I'm a cat with a new attitude; my instinct to hunt is less compelling.

Speaking about those birds, they were so loud this week just before dawn that Moms woke up at 4:30 (even Jesse heard them and got up too early). Since I'm up all night, dawn is a time to play. As soon as Moms' eyes flap open I'm there with the crinkley paper ready to let the games begin. They make a ball with my trash collections and we play hockey, soccer, a little baseball. I rock !

After the games, I have a few crunchies, and it's off to my chair for naps. I'll be curled up in a sunny window watching you at the pool. Yes, I see you sprawled on a chaise lounge (looking gorgeous, might I add)

Are you feeling lucky? It is time for the free night raffle. Be sure to sign up.

Bye for now. See you in September.


Summertime and the living is easy. 4 Jul 2008, 1:08 pm

July 4, 2008

Summertime and the living is easy. I spent a night out on the roof deck; it was so warm and wonderful. Of course, I sleep most of the day so the nights are my highlight. There are a lot of people like that, too. I watch them come home in the wee hours.

I love Independence Day--the hot dogs on the grill, fireworks, lots of people around. The heated pool at the inn is divine.

The new BBQ deck is big and beautiful. Just picture a wedding ceremony there with the backdrop of this vast landscape, Cape Cod
National Seashore moor, dunes, lighthouse and the bay. I'm such a romantic.

The blueberries wil be ripe in a couple weeks. Moms go to Beech Forest and fill coffee cans full of luscious, healthy berries. Yum !
Yum ! They are so good for the natural insulin in them. I'll keep you posted.

All for now. I hear the parade coming.


Memorial Day at The Inn 26 May 2008, 11:31 pm

Cat's Eye View 25 May 2008, 6:08 pm

Well, I saw the new lobby- meow, meow, meow, a triple meow transformation! The Moms are hugging the walls! All that beautiful drifttwood, some of it one-hundred years old, surrounded by a new white ceiling with recessed lighting and beautiful countertops. There is a breakfast bar across the front windows that looks out on one of the best views in the world. The lobby has "moor" character than ever.

Everyone has been working like crazy on the rooms. They are fresh with paint, new funiture and other niceties. They don't ever let me in the rooms, so I can only tell you what the guests are saying and it is ALL GOOD.

Lynette Molnar, the curley blond woman in dark glasses and driving the blue Beamer convertible, is responsible for the renovation project. When you see her be sure to congratulate her.

By the way, you will really like the new air conditioning in all rooms, whisper-quiet units that heat and cool. No more dog days of August for our guests!

Did I tell you about the bird I caught? Yes, I made a freedom run last week, and well, I did what cats do in the wild. What happens in Provincetown stays in Provincetown.


We are open for business! 20 May 2008, 12:25 pm

Hi There--

We are open for business!

Everything has been redone... and is looking fabulous... so looking forward to having you join us!

See you in ptown!

Lobby Renovation is Done! 28 Apr 2008, 7:01 pm

Hi there--

We have been working up a storm getting the Inn at The Moors ready for you to come... including a new lobby and nicer rooms. We are sure you are going to love the improvements. See you in May!

A message from one of our fans! 16 Mar 2008, 11:04 pm