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Bed and Breakfast Falmouth

Massachusetts is home to probably more quality lodging than anywhere else in the United States. The great thing about bed and breakfasts in Falmouth, MA, is you’re right smack in the middle of it.  Big-city Boston is a short 1-hour drive away, but you also have the peace and solitude of Cape Cod National Seashore right up the scenic Highway 6A as well. Other world-class destinations such as Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard, and Plymouth are some of New England's most visited locations.

Bed and Breakfast Falmouth

Built in 1901 as a loving husband's gift to his wife, Palmer House Inn is a natural continuation of its romantic beginnings. Set in the beautiful historic preservation district of seaside Falmouth, the inn enjoys a relaxed and scenic setting that is little changed from those early days and untouched by today's fast pace. Its carefully preserved Victorian ambience and modern subsurface infrastructure keep you comfortable with the comforts and amenities you would expect. Be it tea on the porch, a leisurely walk to the beach, a stroll downtown for freshly made ice cream or a sampling of Falmouth's excellent shopping and restaurants, be it a boat ride to wonderful Martha's Vineyard, an evening spent at a live theatre or musical performance, or a brisk bike ride down our deservedly celebrated Shining Sea Bike Path, your Cape Cod holiday can be as relaxed or as exciting as you would like it to be. Palmer House Inn. Falmouth-by-the-Sea. Cape Cod. Perfect bliss.

A romantic Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast getaway experience awaits you at The Captain’s Manor Inn. Located in Falmouth Village’s national registry historic district and set on over an acre of meticulously manicured gardens, your getaway offers a choice of 7 guestrooms with private baths, guest common areas including a Café with refreshments, an elegant living room with the original 1849 black marble fireplace and countless areas to relax on the 2000 square foot wrap around veranda. Just a short stroll from The Captain’s Manor Inn you will discover some of Cape Cod’s best restaurants and boutique shops, as well as museums and galleries. For those who love nature there are many options to explore such as Beebe woods, the Shining Sea Bikeway, The Knob and Falmouth’s 12 beaches. We look forward to welcoming you to the wonders of Cape Cod, and The Captain’s Manor Inn.

Escape to Shoreway Acres Resort Inn in Falmouth MA. The inn resembles a private country estate in the beautiful village of Falmouth just a short walk away from beach, children’s playground, duck pond, bird sanctuary, day spa, trolley shop, churches, library and restaurants.

<b>Inn on the Sound</b> is a Cape Cod oceanfront Bed & Breakfast The Inn sits 45 feet up on a bluff, with panoramic ocean and Martha’s Vineyard views. Just 70 miles south of Boston and one hour from Providence, the Inn is perfectly located for sightseeing throughout Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Newport and Plymouth.

The Captain Lawrence Inn is located at one of Cape Cod's most desirable addresses, a short walk from charming and historic Falmouth Village. The former estate home of a well known whaling captain, the Inn has been updated with a clean, Scandinavian design aesthetic. Come experience authentic Cape Cod, and relax and share in our casual, coastal beach vibe.

This Falmouth, MA bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Massachusetts. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next getaway in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Close to all the summer fun of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Falmouth Massachusetts, the Woods Hole Passage Bed & Breakfast provides a restful retreat in the quiet season. Walk to both bay and ocean beaches in the summer.

Perched on the edge of Woods Hole Harbor, steps from the Martha’s Vineyard ferry, the Woods Hole Inn is the perfect place to start your Cape Cod vacation. The Woods Hole Inn is in the middle of everything, in the heart of this busy village surrounded by water and packed with shops, waterfront restaurants, fun things to do. From here, hop the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard for a fabulous day trip. Jump on a bike and ride the “Shining Sea” bike path (round trip 20 miles) past the beaches of Vineyard Sound and Buzzards Bay. Fish some of the best waters in New England. Explore the deserted coves and beaches of the pristine Elizabeth Islands. Watch boats come into the harbor under a real working drawbridge. Visit the free aquarium: check out the submarine that first explored the Titanic. Walk to several beaches that define Cape Cod. Enjoy eating out? Start with our continental breakfast in the sunny room overlooking the ferry. Wander down by the harbor for steamed lobster, raw oysters, real New England clam chowder. Watch the sunset with a lobster taco and Cape Cod draft at Quicks Hole. Go on a world-class pub crawl from the Landfall to the Leeside to the Captain Kidd — so close to the water you can dip your feet. There really is something for everyone in Woods Hole. Birders delight in rare sightings. Artists and collectors enjoy the local galleries and ceramics studios of this committed eco-community. Scientists come for the world-class research and then return for the beaches and amazing water views. Romantics come for the quiet power of the sea. We are an eco-destination. Come stay Green by the deep Blue sea.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places this romantic Cape Cod bed & breakfast inn sits on a quiet lane in the peaceful village of West Falmouth, MA. The Beach Rose Inn Bed and Breakfast offers a convenient location for exploring Cape Cod and the Islands - an idyllic setting for the perfect getaway vacation.

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A five minute walk from the Steamship Ferry and the harborside Village of Vineyard Haven is the Crocker House Inn. Relax on the wrap-around front porch sipping iced tea and eating scrumptious Crocker Chip Cookies. Enjoy the quiet of the residential neighborhood, only steps away from the shops, art galleries and restaurants of town. AAA three diamond award.

The Martha’s Vineyard Resort welcomes you to the Massachusetts coast in beautiful Martha’s Vineyard, MA. The resort is ideal for a romantic getaway or family vacation to Cape Cod and is centrally located for guests to experience all that Martha’s Vineyard has to offer.

A romantic Victorian Inn featuring modern luxuries... overlooking the harbor area of Oak Bluffs.

The Madison Inn is centrally located in Oak Bluffs, MA on Martha’s Vineyard Island and is just a short stroll to the beach and the Nantucket Sound.

Completely renovated in 2016 Nobnocket Boutique Inn is the new luxury Bed and Breakfast on Martha’s Vineyard. Designed by award-winning inn designers, this 7 room Boutique Inn has a unique contemporary interior design. It brings a Boutique Hotel experience to a bed and breakfast with expert local concierge service. Chic, modern furnishings are found throughout this upscale New England Inn. It has 7 rooms that all have glass and tile en-suite heated bathrooms. The rooms have individually controlled heating and air conditioning.

Welcome to the affordable Nashua House Hotel in Oak Bluffs, MA on Martha’s Vineyard Island, a short stroll to beaches, shops, and dining.

Our charming newly renovated Inn is a restored farmhouse from 1790 and has 15 guest rooms, a general store and an award-winning restaurant. The property sits at the end of a long, curvy road deep in the woods on nearly 8 acres of spacious lawns, gardens, forest, and farm in the pastoral town of West Tisbury. There is no place like it on the island.

This luxurious Martha's Vineyard boutique hotel is centrally located in downtown Edgartown, Massachusetts. During our quiet season, which lasts until April 11th, our luxury suites remain open at cut rates. There is a restaurant, spa, and fitness center on-site, and a wide variety of boutiques, art galleries, and world-class eateries just steps from the Vineyard Square’s front door. We've built our reputation on a warm welcome and personalized service, and our concierge staff would be happy to help you plan your Martha's Vineyard adventure.

Come to The Victorian Inn located in beautiful Fort Edgartown, MA for an unforgettable getaway to Martha’s Vineyard. Situated on the lovely South Water Street where many sea captains built their mansions; directly across from the famous Pagoda Tree, one block above the town dock and harbor; just a short stroll to many fine restaurants, quaint shops, museums and art galleries.

<b>Long Dell Inn Bed & Breakfasts</b> is next to Craigville Beach, nestled in a quiet neighborhood among other fine antique homes and private estates in Centerville - frequently called one of the prettiest villages on Cape Cod. Near the bustling town of Hyannis, the villages of Osterville and Cotuit and in the center of all the reasons you come to Cape Cod!

Located in the charming Cape Cod village of Centerville. This adorable seaside village is a great location for all travelers looking for a quiet getaway to Cape Cod. The Inn offers room options ranging from; King Bed, Double Queen Bed’s and/or in-room Kitchenette amenities. All of our Guest Rooms offer Free Internet Access, Expanded Cable with Flat Screen TV’s, Mini Refrigerators and Coffee Makers. A simple, but delightful complimentary continental breakfast is also offered daily to our guests as well. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next quiet and relaxing getaway.

Come to the Captain David Kelley House located in beautiful Centerville, Massachusetts for an unforgettable Cape Cod vacation getaway.

The Cranberry Manor Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of the historic town of Sandwich, MA on Cape Cod. Enjoy a relaxing Cape Cod getaway for your mind, body and soul.

A step back in time to the romantic and elegant Victorian era... We are just a short drive to ferries for Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket or to the Mayflower and Plimouth Plantation. Come join us on Cape Cod.

Cape Cod bed and breakfast with casual elegance and seaside charm in historic Sandwich Village.

Explore Bed and Breakfasts in Falmouth, MA

There is a B&B just waiting for you that will act as your home  away from home as you explore these historical places. Whether you’re  looking for a weekend getaway to relax and unwind, a home base for a family reunion, or that unique  wedding venue, there is no shortage of fabulous inns to suit your every  desire.

From the maritime to the sublime, the diversity and  extravagance available in every direction provide you with myriad  options. In addition to the first-rate lodging available, there are more  galleries, museums, historical venues, shops, and restaurants in Falmouth and the surrounding area than you can possibly get to in one visit. Great reason to come back again, yes?

    History

  • Falmouth’s history stretches back to the late 1600s. The town takes its name from Falmouth,  England, home of the first European explorer to arrive in the area.  Industries that started out as small fishing and boat-building  businesses evolved and grew into more substantial whaling and  shipbuilding enterprises by the 1800s.

    Other  industries grew as well, such as harvesting salt from the seawater. And  how amazing is this - the fertilizer trade was spawned from the  droppings of Pacific island’s seabirds. All that dodo dung was shipped  back to Woods Hole for processing. Seems like a long way to go for bird doo!

    By  the mid-18th century and after decades of relentless pursuit, the  whaling industry was coming to a close as the behemoth’s numbers began  to fade. The towns and villages in the Falmouth area that depended on the cetacean’s perceived endless numbers were struggling to survive and needed a new commerce source.

    As ships grew bigger, Falmouth needed a new port. Dredging operations began in the early 1900s to  accommodate the larger vessels now delivering goods such as wool from  the Falmouth Heights sheep farmers, glass, onions, and fertilizer to more distant ports farther up and down the east coast and beyond.

    Eventually,  wealthy business owners from Boston and New York built vacation homes  on the Cape in the post-war years. Inns, restaurants, and hotels  flourished. Even those who didn’t have the resources for a second home  by the sea could at least enjoy a break from city life by renting  beachside lodging.


  • Activities

  • Located on the “heel” of the Cape Cod boot-shaped peninsula, Falmouth is perfectly placed to provide endless summer activities such as  swimming, boating, water skiing, para-sailing, and deep-sea fishing.  These are just the beginning of a long list of ways to enjoy the beauty  of the sand and surf. Laze on the beach and soak in the sun, or stroll  the boardwalk for some people-watching.

    For  those interested in whale watching, Hyannis is the place to go for a  tour that is sure to introduce you to these gentle leviathans. Animal  lovers will want to check out Yarmouth Port, home of International Fund  for Animal Welfare (IFAW), one of the world's largest animal welfare  charities.

    Museum enthusiasts will want to find their way to Brewster to check out the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. Located just west of town, it’s an exciting  display of marine life that also features the fascinating art of  beekeeping, a butterfly house, and the Mudflat Mania. Perfect for kids  of all ages!

    Whether you arrived at Cape Cod by plane, train, or automobile, add the adventure of a ferry ride and head over to the islands of Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket Island for the day. Martha’s Vineyard is just a short hop, while the float to Nantucket can take up to two  and a half hours. It’s a great way to relax, and qualifies as a real sea  “voyage.” Ahoy Matey! There’s also an express ferry to Nantucket that will get you there in an hour.

  • Weather

  • Because Falmouth is on the doorstep of the ocean, you can expect the weather to be a bit  milder during the winter months and a little cooler during the summer.  Thunderstorms frequently arrive from the mainland or the rogue system  coming in from the sea. Expect humid and breezy conditions year-round  with a significantly salty composition.

    Summer  highs are tempered with the cooling sea breezes, with July being the  hottest month of the year and June the driest. Winters are typically  frigid, wet, and very windy, making it uncomfortable to be outside for  any length of time. Annually, temperatures usually range from lows in  the mid-20s Fahrenheit to highs in the low 80s. Rarely do the extremes  run below 15 degrees or higher than 85.

    It pays to maintain  weather vigilance all year round as low-pressure systems and hurricanes  that pummel the southeast and Mid-Atlantic states often continue  wreaking havoc up the seaboard to the New England coast. And don’t be caught off guard during the spring and autumn  shoulder seasons as powerful storms can roll in from the North Atlantic  at any time.

  • Natural Features

  • Except for Cape Hatteras National Seashore off the coast of North  Carolina, there is probably no piece of land on the eastern seaboard  exposed to the elements of the open ocean while still being influenced  by landmass weather.

    After the beaches, dunes,  and surf of the coastal areas, which are an endless source of  fascination all by themselves, perhaps the most prominent feature in the  area is Woods Hole, locally referred to as Woods Hole Passage. Usually, a geographic “hole” refers to a valley or open terrain surrounded by mountain peaks.

    The  maritime version describes a strait or navigable waterway between two  pieces of land. In this case, it is the channel of water that separates  the southwestern-most point of Cape Cod at Falmouth from the Elizabeth Islands.

    There is nothing remarkable or unusual about this strait other than the fact that it is home to the world-renown Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Science Aquarium. Marine scientists worldwide come to this venerable research center to learn, lecture, and further their science of the seas.

    A visit to Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and White Cedar Swamp makes for a day of discovery with its easy walking trails, wildlife  viewing, and tidal flats. Arrive early in the day for captivating light  that enhances the beauty of the salt marshes—also an excellent spot for  sunset watching. During the hot summer months, the shade keeps things  cool but bring the insect repellant – it is the swamp!

  • Things to Do

  • When the weather goes south and a day at the beach is out of the  question, there are many exciting alternatives. At the top of many  sightseeing lists are the Cape Cod lighthouses (a ‘Light’ in local parlance). At last count, there were 14 of them, so  you’ll be at it a while if you plan on seeing each of them.

    When you’re up for a good long walk or bike ride, spend a day on the Cape Cod Rail Trail.  Stretching just over 25 miles, it’s a splendid way to see the Cape from  a different vantage point. It’s paved and courses through many of the  villages and towns, so there’s ample opportunity to stop for breaks.

    The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is another destination to be added to your must-see list. Re-discover  the life and influence this dynamic statesman brought to our nation  before being tragically cut short. The Kennedy clan is on full display  through lectures, interpretive exhibits, and historical documentaries.

    Want to see where America got its start? Head up the coast just a bit to Plymouth,  as in Rock. Come and see the spot where the pilgrims landed in the New  World and began the experiment that would become the greatest nation on  earth.

  • Food and Drink

  • Falmouth’s  dining scene has forever centered around seafood such as fried clams,  grilled lobster, clam chowder, and a heaping pile of sides all washed  down with sweet tea or a cold beer. Menus today are much more upscale  and diverse. Although the old staples are present on every menu worth  its salt across the Cape region, high-end plates that represent the best  cuisine available are just as prevalent now and can be pricey.

    Raw  bars offering fresh, locally-sourced oysters are always popular. And  mid-summer, keep an eye out for grilled fish specials with a side of  garlicky steamed mussels. A favorite for the non-New Englander is the  “lazy man’s lobster,” that is, lobster prized from the shell, grilled or  steamed with spices, and then loosely returned to the shell for  presentation. Hey, anybody got an extra napkin!

    The classic choice of landlubbers and locals as well is, of course, New England clam chowder. Enjoyed as an appetizer or as the main meal, this creamy  white broth served with clams, potatoes, and spices is a meal all of its  own.

    In addition to the customary selection of beer on tap and bottled, try the local Naukabout or Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery. Choice seasonal brews round out the menu and will go with any grilled or steamed dish.

    For wine lovers, the Cape Cod Winery in East Falmouth might become your next best friend. Located just three miles from the  ocean, they offer nine different varieties to please your palette. From  clam shack and a cold beer at lunchtime to a high-end Boston-style  bistro and a fine white wine for dinner, you’ll always have the fresh  bounty of the sea to make the meal a special one.

Bed and Breakfast Falmouth FAQ

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  • How can I get around Falmouth, MA?

    Whether you’ve arrived from Boston and/or the mainland by car or  flown into one of the private airfields, getting around by car is  usually the best choice. However, there are also mass transit options  that serve various segments of the peninsula from Falmouth to Provincetown and points in between. Check with Cape Cod Transit Authority (CCRTA) for routes and fares. Catch a Whoosh trolley for a fun way to make the rounds and new friends too.

    If you choose to drive, Route 6A runs the length of the peninsula from the mainland to Provincetown as it winds its way through some of the oldest villages in America.  This drive can make for a grand day as you can frequently catch glimpses  of the bays and inlets between tree-shaded sections of The Old King’s Highway.

    If your chosen B&B is within walking distance of town, you might decide to rent a scooter, maybe a bike, or have a  stroll and save the hassle of finding parking during the crowded summer  months. It’s also an excellent way to see the sights often missed when  driving.

  • What type of amenities can I expect when booking a Falmouth Bed and Breakfast?

    Staples of your B&B stay will run the gamut from comfortable beds, spacious rooms, or a guest house in some of the newer properties to a cozier feel in some of the more historic inns within walking distance of Main Street. Those that welcome pets and private hot tubs in the guest rooms are increasingly in demand, and some will even host elopements.

    Many feature private baths where the finest linens, towels, robes, bath & body, and spa products are de rigueur.  Of course, the prerequisite air conditioning is a must to chase off the  ever-present humidity. Some inns will offer a full breakfast menu,  while others include a continental breakfast with your stay. And all  necessary pre-cautions are being taken against the spread of covid.

    While Falmouth’s B&Bs are never far from the shore, for the ultimate romantic getaway, book a seaside inn. You’re sure to capture a lifetime of memories with classic views of the seashore and all it has to offer.

    Free wifi, free cancellations (with advance notice), and other amenities are included at many of the  inns. However, it’s always a good idea to confirm before check-in which ones offer free versus paid add-ons, so there are no surprises at checkout. Free parking is one item to double-check due to space limitations at many seaside properties.

  • Why Stay at a Bed & Breakfast in Falmouth, MA?

    For decades the Falmouth bed and breakfast scene remained somewhat of a cottage industry and a bit sleepy, if  comfortable in its own skin. Many still offer this downbeat ambiance as a  selling point. But new money and a more refined business approach often  drive today’s havens of upscale hospitality. Boutique guest rooms are sanctuaries in their own right at high-end B&Bs, while some even offer a carriage house a short walk away from the main home.

    The B&B innkeepers go the extra mile to ensure all the modern amenities, and then some, are included in your stay. And for good reason – the bed and breakfast Falmouth market is a competitive one. Although hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to the area each summer, innkeepers do all they can to make their properties as inviting as possible. Naturally, the guests benefit.

  • What are the Different Types of B&Bs in Falmouth, MA?

    A vacation at a Falmouth bed and breakfast on the beach is one of those bucket list items. Classic seaside  scenery, salty tang in the humid breeze, and somebody somewhere close is grilling lobster! Does it get any better?

    Save time by searching for your perfect getaway under the bnbfinder.com banner. This Diamond Collection of exclusive luxury inns are located  nationwide. Professionally-inspected and highly-rated retreats are the  first choice of those discerning travelers looking for that exceptional  B&B experience.

    Woods Hole Inn is in the heart of this end-of-isle village and a short walk from the Martha’s Vineyard Ferry. Check out the free aquarium, and the submarine that first explored the wreck of the Titanic. Another Falmouth favorite is the romantic Palmer House Inn. The owner built this lovely getaway as a gift for his bride in 1901. How's that for some zing in your marriage?

    Captain’s Manor Inn, located in Falmouth Village’s National Registry Historic District, and Inn on the Sound, which overlooks the sea with spectacular cliff side views just steps from your room, are billed as two of the best Falmouth bed and breakfast inns. And the 5-Star Frederick William House is a luxury boutique hotel that grants all your wishes in advance with their outstanding concierge service.