Favorite Things

What makes the North Truro area a unique vacation destination?
Located within Cape Cod National Seashore, North Truro is a quaint and rural town on Cape Cod. Like all U.S. National Parks, the area boasts beautiful scenery, abundant bird and wildlife and coastal shores that are treasures. Sandbars Inn offers peace and quiet, as well as easy access to all the fun and action in Provincetown and Wellfleet.

What is your favorite area restaurant?
There are so many fabulous seafood restaurant options nearby. Blackfish inTruro Center is my favorite. They serve fresh, locally sourced, cutting-edge cuisine in a comfy setting. Every spring, we celebrate our re-opening of the hotel by indulging in their fried Wellfleet oysters. You’ll also find their food truck at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, where they create perfect food complements for wine tastings and rum bar libations.

If you could only choose one local attraction that is a must-see, what would it be?
In my opinion, you can’t beat walking from our hotel’s private beach out to the magnificent sandbars at low tide. For a truly memorable experience on Cape Cod, a whale watching excursion tops the list.

Background

What is your background in the hospitality industry?
My family operated an inn and restaurant in Southern Vermont that was lauded by the Boston Globe and described as the “Ultimate New England Inn” by New England Magazine. We all were expected to perform every hospitality responsibility, including taking reservations, checking guests in and out, providing concierge services, cooking breakfast, cleaning rooms and washing dishes (sometimes simultaneously). I had excellent training and learned to love what I do.

How long have you been the GM at Sandbars Inn?
We’ve been running Sandbars Inn since March 12, 2003. And for that reason, it is like a second home to us.

Sandbars is Special

What’s your favorite room at Sandbars Inn and why?
I love all of the rooms. The Queen Deluxe (Room 15) is my favorite. It’s a larger studio suite with an extra seating area and sliding glass doors to a beachfront balcony overlooking the water. Best of all, it’s an end unit with corner windows and unobstructed views of Provincetown lights and the tip of Cape Cod.

What makes Sandbars Inn different from nearby hotels?
Our smaller size provides a quieter, more intimate environment. It’s easy to relax and unwind here by the water. One recent guest compared the experience to staying at “a friend’s beach house.” We’re dedicated to providing our guests unique, memorable experiences. Most importantly, we really want all of our guests to feel home at Sandbars Inn on Cape Cod Bay.

Contact Pattee Durkin

GM@Sandbars.com