History of The Bradford
The Bradford was originally built by prosperous coal and lumber merchant Rueben Francis Brown in 1888 for his bride-to-be, Albina Farrington Brooks. The three-story main house was one of the most impressive buildings on Bradford Street when it was built.
The grand staircase in the foyer was a wedding gift to Albina from her father, noted sea captain Newell Cyrenus Brooks. Built by a cabinet maker in Salem, MA, the staircase sailed across Cape Cod Bay on her father's ship and was painstakingly constructed. World-renowned photographer Joel Meyerowitz featured the stairs in his 1978 photobook Cape Light.
The Bradford is now owned by husbands Patrick Wilson and Stephen Walker since 2019.
"I've always felt Provincetown has a timeless charm where the world seems to stop," says Walker. "You can play like a child again no matter how old you are, feel safe and loved without judgment. That's what you can expect from The Bradford and your hosts, a safe and beautiful place to call home while you're in this magical town. You'll make friends for the week or, as we have, for life."
The Bradford's central location offers a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere, yet you are only steps away from the hustle and bustle of Provincetown's fine shops, restaurants, and harbor beaches. The more adventurous can rent some wheels from our neighbors at Ptown Bikes and venture to the Cape Cod National Seashore Province Lands Bike Trails.
Marvel at the spectacular sunrise and sunset views from the upper deck of The Captain’s House, relax on your own personal balcony in The Quarter Deck, or mingle with other guests at our new fire pit near The Cabins. Both in Provincetown & at The Bradford you can enjoy the most exciting, busy, fun-filled vacation... or a peaceful, quiet, and relaxing one. Enjoy a stay at the best Bed and Breakfast Provincetown, MA has to offer!