Palmer House Inn, The

81 Palmer Ave , Falmouth, MA 2540 USA (Show map)

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Relax, rejuvenate, and experience romance of this 1901 Queen Anne style B&B on Cape Cod. Stained glass windows, rich woodwork, gleaming hardwood floors and antique furnishings create a sense of warmth and harmony. Located in Falmouth's Historic District on a quiet residential area of tree lined streets, picket fences, colorful gardens, and elegant homes. Beautiful beaches, quaint shops, ferry shuttles and excellent restaurants are a short stroll from the Inn. We're open year-round, and encourage you to sample all the seasons with us.

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Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Perfect !

5 on May 19, 2016

Pat, Bill and their team are delightful hosts !


Lovely Stay in Thoreau Cottage

4.4 on May 09, 2016

After years of reading about and eye-balling the Inn off the Falmouth green, we stayed at the Inn's Thoreau Cottage. We required a pet-friendly environment and were delighted with the accommodations. Our dog picked a spot to lie down in the spacious cottage and found ample "new sights and smells" on the Inn's impeccably manicured property. I'm an early-riser and it was nice to have both an in-room coffee maker as well as a fresh-brewed pot in the main-house. All day and all night, guests have access to the wide selection of tea, coffee, water and beverages. The savory or sweet breakfasts were fresh-cooked and included a fruit course, fresh juices, yogurts, granola, oats, breads and rolls, coffee, tea, and eggs or pancakes, french toast, waffles. The dining room is bright and cheery and is a wonderful place to start the day (even though I started my day with a cup of coffee, strolling through their beautiful gardens). The location of the Inn is perfect: Nestled a couple of blocks away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Falmouth, it a a short walk to shops, museums, restaurants, etc. And for those (like us) who wish to spend a day (or more) on Martha;s Vineyard, the Woods Hole ferry is a mere 10 minutes away. My wife, daughter, dog, and I highly recommend the Palmer House Inn; we will visit again. Thank you, Bill and Pat; you should be proud of your staff and your wonderful property. John, Pam and Sarah (and Neiko) Vasilik


Palmer House stay was wonderful!

5 on December 30, 2015

Excellent choice for a Christmas stay in Falmouth. Pleasant, courteous staff, very comfortable room, sumptuous breakfast!


Cape Cod Made Better

4.4 on December 14, 2015

As much as I enjoy visiting friends and family on Cape Cod, that experience was made better by staying at the Palmer House Inn this past Thanksgiving. On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, my partner and I were the only guests and we were treated very well. We enjoyed a very tasty, individually prepared breakfast for both days of our stay along with a clean comfortable room. The Palmer house would be a treat in any season and is very popular in the summer but the quite, slow pace of the Autumn and Winter months is our preference.


Cape Cod Made Better

4.6 on December 01, 2015

As much as I enjoy visiting Cape Cod in all Seasons our stay at the Palmer House Inn made this visit better than usual. Wonderful room, good food and helpful, personable hosts helped with the reservation, our late evening arrival and even helped us when we experienced car trouble. This was our first time at the Palmer House and it will not be our last. We did not stay in the Main House but in the Stowe Room in the the Guest House. Along with a Jacuzzi bath and a big brass bed, it was well appointed with both antiques and Victorian recreations.


Weekend away

5 on November 30, 2015

Great weekend, beautiful accommodations, planning on returning in the spring,


Another Wonderful Stay

4.8 on November 19, 2015

The Palmer House Inn is located ideally in the heart of Falmouth. Every corner of this home is kept to the highest standards of cleanliness and decor. It is a lovely place to stay. We have been going to stay here annually for the past 3 years. The breakfast each morning is one of our favorite aspects of our stay. It is always two courses, specially made, and delicious. I'd recommend this B &B to anyone!


Honey Moon on the Cape

4.4 on October 09, 2015

Decided to stay at a Bed in Breakfast, near or on the Cape, My Wife saw the Palmer Inn on internet. I have not visited the area since I was Ten, now I can say I will go back every year for three day weekends in Fall. Pat and Bill are extremely accomadating as well as informative for those who would like a day trip in the surrounding areas. We had never tried a B%B and now will recommend it to all. Splurge and enjoy.


Nice B and B

4.6 on September 30, 2015

Great location for exploring Martha's Vineyard.


Girls' getaway

3.8 on September 30, 2015

We stayed at The Palmer House for a weekend because we were running a half marathon in the area. They split our bed into twins, which was great! (I didn't want to toss and turn and keep my friend awake the night before the big race.) we stayed in the Walt Whitman, very cute accommodation. A little dark because there is no overhead light, but if you turn on all the lamps, it's manageable. There was a refrigerator, so we took that as an opportunity to stock with cheese and meats for a wine night in. The breakfast was great and they accommodated my gluten allergy, which is always nice, (they had a decent GF bread that was served with my breakfast.) The location was with walking distance of great restaurants and shops. I'd definitely come again!


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Rooms & Rates

Henry David Thoreau Cot.

This quaint two-bedroom stand alone cottage suite is a unique feature of our B&B. The primary bedroom is furnished with a king bed, a whirlpool (jacuzzi style) tub and a television with a DVD in the room. The second bedroom is smaller with a queen bed. A sitting area joins the two bedrooms, it opens onto a private deck and garden. The sitting area has a mini fridge and a coffee maker. There is a full bath off the sitting area with a tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Harriet Beecher Stowe Rm

This is a spacious premium room located in the B&B’s Guesthouse. The king bed and gas fireplace makes this one of our more requested rooms. The private bath has a whirlpool (jacuzzi style) tub. This room is appointed with an abundance of details for your convenience such as a mini-fridge and coffee maker.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Theodore Roosevelt

This spacious room is located in the B&B’s Guest House. The carved mahogany king canopy bed has a crocheted coverlet and a cozy ivory duvet. It has a gas fireplace and a private bath with a whirlpool (jacuzzi style) tub. You will also find a mini fridge and coffee maker. The Roosevelt room is designed in shades of hunter green, Cape Cod cranberry red, and ivory.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Emily Dickinson

This spacious premium room is located on the second floor of the Main Inn. It welcomes you with a carved mahogany king canopy bed, television with DVD, mini fridge, coffee maker and a private bath with a whirlpool (jacuzzi style) tub. The Dickinson room is designed in soft fanciful shades of blue, pink, rose and white. The colors of the lovely floral print comforter are echoed in an antique framed Radoute botanical print that hangs on the north wall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Henry James, Penthouse

This is a spacious premium room located on the third floor of the main house of the B&B. It has a romantically draped four poster king bed with a double whirlpool tub in the bedroom. Over the tub is a cathedral ceiling with a sky light for stargazing. The private bath is appointed with a romantic double shower. A flat screen television with DVD, mini fridge and a coffee maker complete this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Richard Henry Dana Rm

This is a spacious premium room located on the third floor of the Main Inn. It has a king bed with a white iron bed. A mini fridge, coffee maker, private bath with a whirlpool (jacuzzi style) tub, which makes this a favorite with returning guests. The Dana Room is designed in shades of wine, dark green and ivory. A model of the sailing ship “Pride of Baltimore II” adorns the antique dresser.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location

Location Type

Historic, Cape Cod, Oceanview, Small town, Village

Airport

Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 79 miles

Directions to property:

From Bourne Bridge to Falmouth: Follow Route 28 South – divided highway will become a 2-lane road. Continue straight through traffic signal at Jones Road for approximately 1/2 mile. Route 28 (Palmer Ave.) turns left towards the center of Falmouth. Palmer House Inn is first house on the left past the shops. Driveway is before the Inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Boating, Bicycle Trails, Bird Watching, Whale Watching, Plymouth Plantation, Hiking Trails, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , ADA Room with private access.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Fishing, Fishing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: During peak season
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: First two nights of a stay are applied to card at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: Two weeks notice, refund all except $20 service fee. Less than two weeks, refund if we are able to resell the room.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Pat & Bill O'Connell

Languages spoken

English

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About the innkeepers

We love the dynamic New England seasons, from the warmth and freshness of spring to the vibrant colors of fall. Sharing our passion for the Cape with guests and friends has been a great joy.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full Gourmet

  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Cape Cod Sunrise
Chilled fresh squeezed orange juice with Cape Cod cranberry juice ice cubes.


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