This is not your average New England inn crammed with grandma's tchotchkes. This grand old 1870s Victorian mansion has been impeccably restored and the rooms are charming and uniquely decorated in bold, bright colors with antique accent pieces that recall the grand apartments in Parisian neighborhoods.
There's not a piece of nautical kitsch anywhere to be seen but plenty of original artwork, treasures and objets d'art to admire.
Choose from six cheekily named guest rooms (Too Loose to Trek! Not Your Mama's Rouge!), depending on your taste and requirements when it comes to size and amenities. Take advantage of the large and lovely breakfast room, welcoming sitting room, front porch and rear garden where you are sure to meet other guests over breakfast or a convivial happy hour and make new friends with folks who appreciate the finer things in life, especially when they're presented with flair.
An unexpected but most welcome pleasure while at Roux is the gourmet, freshly made breakfast, prepared by the owners Alli and Ilene. These are unique and sumptuous recipes devised by the women themselves, and may include such novelties as Peach Gazpacho with Candied Salted Almond Brittle; Philly "Pop-Tart" aka Smoked Salmon with Lemon Essential Oil infused Sour Cream, Capers, Red Onion and Egg on Garden Herb Flatbread; or Lemon Cheesecake Pancakes with Lemon Essential Oil infused Whipped Cream and Maple Syrup Caviar. You don't get to choose, but this is one of those times when you need to relinquish control to a higher power.
After such a delicious start to the day you'll be primed to explore the Cape and all it has to offer in the way of lobster rolls, galleries, boutiques, bars, and yes...even those sand dunes and that salty air. Located in Provincetown's East End Gallery & Theater District, Roux is an easy stroll or cycle to many local attractions.