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Palmer House Inn, The

81 Palmer Ave , Falmouth, MA 2540 USA (Show map)
4.5
183 Reviews
$169 - $299
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Experience romance and relaxation at 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.

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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Reviews

Overall
4.5

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

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183 Reviews

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Beautiful B&B

4.6 on October 20, 2014

We stayed in the private cabin - it was a beautiful property and the breakfasts were wonderful!! The owners and staff were great! We really enjoyed our stay.


Simply, the best

5 on October 02, 2014

Immaculate, impeccable, comfortable, friendly but not intrusive, convenient walk to town, outstanding food, interesting guests but separate dining tables so there is no 'forced' socializing. A great experience.


Happy to be returning during the Fall season!

5 on September 27, 2014

We have stayed at the Palmer House Inn in the Spring and during the winter -- there's always plenty to see and do or simply enjoy the comfort of the Inn. We're excited about our upcoming October visit. We recommended the Inn to friends, and they are visiting this weekend while attending a wedding nearby. The Inn is like a home away from home, so comfortable and lovely! And within walking distance of the sweet downtown shops! Thanks to our hosts, Bill and Pat.


Palmer House Inn -

3.8 on September 15, 2014

My husband and myself enjoyed a very relaxing couple of days at the Palmer House Inn. It certainly did not disappoint and the highlight for us was the scrumptious breakfast. Our room was a bit on the small side, there was nowhere to stow away luggage and the decor was not to our liking. However these are minor things - the food, service and overall ambience of Palmer House Inn all contributed to a very enjoyable stay there and I would certainly stay there again.


Magnificent and well-maintained BnB

4.0 on September 02, 2014

This is a beautifully kept property with attention to detail. Unfortunately, changes or corrections to initial reservations were not properly handled, even after phone-confirmation to the innkeepers. We were accommodated on the actual date of arrival but the host's atmosphere of inconvenience never disappeared. Our personal property reported missing was returned by post but it was based on five separate reminders. beautiful property however follow-up on reservation changes was lacking.


Beautiful Inn in Falmouth

4.6 on September 02, 2014

My husband and I stayed at this Inn in August of 2014. It is beautiful and the breakfasts were delicious. The location is fabulous. We were able walk to all the restaurants and shops on Main Street.


Falmouth's best kept secret

4.6 on August 27, 2014

Great weekend get away. It is in the heart of town my wife and I loved it. The inn keepers Bill and pat are terrific. Breakfast was the best. I cant wait to go back


Impeccable

5 on August 12, 2014

This is a gem of a place with the most amazing attention to detail.


A Fantastic Stay

4.4 on August 03, 2014

We spent two days and nights at the Palmer House at the height of the season in Cape Cod. Despite full occupancy, Pat and Bill made us feel like we had their undivided attention. The property itself is everything you expect from a B&B on the Cape. The cost was reasonable, keeping in mind that this was peak season (the last week of July) for the area. We are sure to be back when our travels take us to the area.


Great Place. Wonderful Location

4.2 on July 23, 2014

Palmer House Inn was a wonderful find for our short stay in Falmouth. Perfectly situated on a quiet stretch of Rt 28 making it easy to find, and ideally located for a short walk to town or to a bus stop for the Ferry to Martha's Vineyard. The room we stayed in was small but nicely appointed and the owners had thought of so many little details. There was a cork screw and wine glasses and plenty of towels and 2 robes. There was even a black towel for makeup removal. The only complaint I can come up with was the size of the television. It may have fit the size of our particular room but it was very small. There is plenty of on site parking and the grounds of the Inn are wonderfully kept with gardens and flowers and places to sit and relax, both inside and outside, including a great front porch. The breakfasts we had were outstanding. Both mornings they were served by very friendly and attentive staff as well as with the assistance of the owners. The food was made with great care and seemed to be the perfect blend of traditional options, with a little unique twist. The french toast on our second morning was simply delicious. The website is very clear in explaining the rooms available so the size and location of each within the house or guest house was easy to understand. Once checked in everyone was helpful in assisting with directions, ideas for dinner, etc. We could not have asked for more.


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Location

Location Type

Historic, Cape Cod, Oceanside, 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, In-room internet, 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

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 S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • 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

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.


Recipes

Deals


Special Package

Honeymoon Specials

With fireplaces, jacuzzi-style bathtubs and plush bathrobes for you and your new spouse there is an abundance of romance. This package includes: 2 nights in a king room w/ whirlpool (jacuzzi style bathtub) & fireplace, a dozen roses, a couples massage, a split of champagne and gourmet chocolates, gift basket, 2 round trip ferry tickets to Martha’s Vineyard, plus a $50 gift certificate for dinner at the restaurant of your choice. www.palmerhouseinn.com/cape-cod-weddings/cape-cod-honeymoon-package/

Wedding Packages

The Palmer House Inn offers attentive service to make your small intimate Cape Cod Wedding unforgettable. Let the traditional elegance of this Queen Anne style Victorian home be the backdrop for your special day. www.palmerhouseinn.com/cape-cod-weddings/

Babymoon Package

Arrive to a peaceful room complete with sparkling grape juice and a gift basket filled with things to enjoy before and after your bundle of joy arrives.

Elopement Package

We will do the work. Enjoy your day with the one you love. With several ceremony locations, from the brick fireplace in the parlor to the Victorian woodwork of the front steps, this elegant inn will be a beautiful backdrop for an elopement to remember. You and your guests* staying at the inn will be able to celebrate the special event together in a wonderfully intimate setting. www.palmerhouseinn.com/cape-cod-weddings/cape-elopement-package/

Mini Moon

Give the gift of relaxation and romance on the Cape, to your love. Spend your days traveling in Falmouth and Martha's Vineyard and your evenings in our charming bed chambers. We'll provide you with suggested tours of Falmouth and the Vineyard, ferry tickets and a relaxing romantic atmosphere to make the most of your Cape Cod Mini Moon. www.palmerhouseinn.com/cape-cod-weddings/mini-moon/

Corporate Retreats

The Palmer House Inn is an excellent setting for the small corporate business meeting whether it is for team-building, off-site training or a new product roll out for the executive level management. We offer seclusion and privacy that foster a productive meeting while remaining within easy access of fine dining, shopping and recreational activities. http://www.palmerhouseinn.com/cape-cod-corporate/

Military Rate (active duty)

10% discount for two or more night stays by active duty military, firefighters and police. This is our way of saying thank you to those who keep us safe. A valid ID is required. www.palmerhouseinn.com/cape-cod-specials/military-discount/

Girlfriends' Getaways

Spend your girls weekend with 2 nights in a king room with a whirlpool tub and fireplace. Enjoy manicures for two at Falmouth’s finest spa. In addition you will receive two $25.00 gift certificates for shopping at Mashpee Commons and a $50.00 gift certificate to the Falmouth restaurant of your choice. www.palmerhouseinn.com/cape-cod-specials/girls-get-away-package-cape/

Outdoor Adventures

Two nights lodging including gourmet breakfasts and afternoon refreshments. Three hour guided scenic cycling tour, for two to six people, of Upper Cape Cod. Additional hours can be arranged for $50.00 per hour. For beginners there will be free basic skills riding instruction and helmet fitting. www.palmerhouseinn.com/cape-cod-specials/cape-cod-fall-foliage-cycling-tours/

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Details

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

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