Simmons Homestead Inn

288 Scudder Avenue , Hyannis Port, MA 2647 USA (Show map)

About

An old 1820 sea captain's home was restored in 1988 into a truly wonderful fun and relaxing B & B Inn. Each of the 14 bedrooms has its own bath and its own animal theme. People Friendly as well as dog friendly. Full breakfasts, wine at sixish, free ten speed bikes, billiard room, covered porches and rolling grounds make this a wonderful place to stay that is minutes from everywhere. Toad Hall, a Sports Car Collection of over 50 cars is all part of the Inn. It's just fun!

Reviews

Overall
4.2

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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining4.0

Good for one night if you need a pet-friendly B&B

2.6 on August 22, 2016

Bill is very helpful. He provided maps and recommendations for things to do on our stay. The inn is pet-friendly with a large backyard for walks. Our room was very spacious and we could not hear any other guests or pets. The inn is an older home. The walls are filled with different photos, posters, and nick-knacks. There were also a multitude of hanging baskets containing artificial flowers. Breakfast was nothing special -- brown and serve sausages and ordinary french toast. No fresh brewed decaf coffee was available. There was wine available in the afternoon when we returned to the inn. This was a last minute booking for us, just for one night.

Innkeeper Response
Actually good for even 2 nights, pup or not :-)


Way Cool

4.0 on July 25, 2016

This place is awesome! It's like visiting your cool uncle's house, except you have to pay a few shekels a night to stay there:-)

Innkeeper Response
Yep. We try and make it your home away from home while here on Cape Cod. Gotta hit ya a few coins so your uncle can pay his mortgage :-)


Great Stay in Hyannis

4.2 on June 05, 2016

Innkeeper is warm and caring. Wonderful environment. Guest are allowed pets. Very friendly atmosphere. We'd go back in a heartbeat.


40th Anniversary

4.6 on May 23, 2016

Our stay was only an overnight for our 40th anniversary, but was well worth it! The inn is charming with much to see inside. Bill goes out of his way to accommodate your needs even acting as a local tour agent for local activities, events and things to see. At the wine hour you can socialize with the other guests if you like and Bill will make dinner reservations for you (if required). If you're an animal lover he will introduce you to his family of cats (kept away from the main building). A charming place to stay!

Innkeeper Response
Hi Bob & Nancy, Glad, of course, that you had a great time. That's exactly what we try hard to do. But ...... In your case, picking us to 'host' your 40th Anniversary was a huge thrill for us. Glad you had a good time, and glad you picked the Inn to have it in :-)


Marathon Weekend

5 on March 05, 2016

Great Place to stay especially if you have a dog. Bill and April were fantastic and always very helpful. Will return again!

Innkeeper Response
I get my 'dog fix' from folks like you.Keep it up and see ya again. And .... doesn't have to be a run all over the Cape weekend. Relaxing home away from home time is time we both enjoy.


Marathon weekend

4.6 on March 03, 2016

Our stay was excellent. I took my whole family to spend the weekend and watch (run for me) the marathon. Bill was very attentive and took care of us in many ways. I recommend it and will come back for sure.

Innkeeper Response
It's fun to have a house full of marathon runners every year. Most of the time here is spent on the event, but we try and offer lots of ideas for any spare time they may have. It's fun for all of us and great they come back yearly. And thank you folks for coming and hope to see ya next year.


Run away from this place

1.4 on December 05, 2015

It is advertised as a Bed and Breakfast and the web page provides a lot of information about the wonderful breakfast Mr. Bill provides. Let me describe mine.. We came in the morning to the breakfast area and were cheerfully greeted by owner. He went to the kitchen to make a breakfast for us. My wife and I put coffee into our cups. I like hot coffee and mine was not hot enough for me. I went to the kitchen and asked permission to use the microwave to warm up my coffee. Bill opened the small dirty microwave. I was amazed to find inside of this microwave a few sausages placed on a color printed newspaper insert. This is how Bill was warming up these sausages. He took the newspaper with sausages out and let me warm up coffee. After that he put this newspaper and sausages back to the microwave and continued to warm up sausages. Maybe it is me but it was absolutely disguising. What is he thinking that he cannot find anything but used newspaper inserts to warm up food for customers? He cannot find anything in his Inn stuffed with tons of “historical” junk to prepare food using normal stuff: plates, paper towels, napkins…..???? Are there any regulations and just regular food preparation rules people should use while preparing food known in this Inn? So, he delivered our breakfast: 3 pieces of unripe cantaloupe, two pieces of some kind of toast fried on a pan with something else and the sausages mentioned above. Should I mention that we took sausages for our dog and I still feel guilty for this? Should I mention that it was our last visit to breakfast area? I am speechless about this “breakfast” and absolutely disguised with the owner. He charged us $200 per night and was cooking on a dirty newspaper? Stay away from this place is not exactly correct. In my opinion it should be “Run away from this place” One star for this Inn is way too many Shame on you, Bill


Thanksgiving 2015

4.8 on December 02, 2015

We were very pleased to stay at Simmons.


Delightful & Fun

4.2 on October 10, 2015

Bill Putman is a wonderful host who went out off his way to insure we were served well. Would definitely stay here again if future travels take us to Cape Cod again.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the revue, but more thanks for liking the place. We try our hardest and soooo happy when it works. You folks and all the guests are very special people. Thanks for coming and hope to see you again.


Sweet home, very fiendly innkeeper

3.4 on August 30, 2015

Room 12 were 2 rooms with a private bath, very comportable for a family of four. Rooms were clean and individually. A lot of "schnickschack" in all rooms. I think I haven´t seen all things during our stay. Innkeeper has 25 cats and 50 automobiles. He is an unicum and very helpful. He prepares warm breakfast by himself. Houses stand in anhuge area with many corners to sit an relax an feel at home. Bicycles are a bit old, hard work to do a tour.


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Rooms & Rates

Room 3 – The Atlantic Ocean Room

Queen canopy bed, nice bathroom with shower. Front corner room on the first floor. Also another great room for dog owners, as this one is by one of the front doors. Winter is the bestest, with a large working fireplace and all the wood you need. You won’t want to leave. Animals in this room come from Lemuel Simmons voyages. Whales, dolphins, seagulls and even a winter penguin.

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

Room 4 – The Simmons Pond Room

Gotta be our most romantic room. Working fireplace in the winter, brightest room in the summer. Queen canopy bed, shower, and all that. Front corner room on the second floor. Gets the morning sun so you can get up and at ‘em early and get your money’s worth of vacation time. Seven proposals were made here over the years. Animals are from Simmons Pond out back of the Inn. Frogs, toads, turtles, swans, and no mosquitos.

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

Room 5 – Owls, lots of Hoots

And lots of eyeballs peering at you. Rear corner second floor. Queen brass bed, and nice bath with shower. You will have to share this room with Susan, our 7 year old sweet ghost. Only pops up every 3-4 years, but is a delight. Very bright and breezy room overlooking the back lawns.

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

Room 6 – The Rabbit Hutch

This was the original master bedroom, large room with a king bed, and lots of floor space. The bed has a net canopy and a nice sitting area. Huge bath, cast iron tub and shower. Beatrix Potter feels right at home here along with Thumper and Peter. Over 100 some odd rabbits live here.

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

Room 7 – Geese with a few Cows

Our country room is a nice, very bright barnyard. Runs across the back of the second floor overlooking the lawn. Exposure on three sides. You get more sun and breeze than anyone else. Huge bath, cast iron tub and shower. Cherry Shaker style four poster queen bed that is a mile off the floor.

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

Room 8 – The Hyannis Port Room

Cathedral ceiling, loft area that has all the animals I didn’t know where else to put. Rhinos to teddy bears live here. The room runs across the side on the second floor, and faces every direction with windows all over. Queen Windsor bed, new bath with tub and shower. Off by itself and private.

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

Room 9 – The Fish Aquarium

This room is a great large bright room with cathedral ceiling. There is a new bathroom with tub and shower. This room can be adapted as either a king size bedroom, or one with two twin beds. There is also enough floor space left over that a couple of kid mattresses can fit in just fine. We also added a private deck on this room. It has a table and chairs and you take breakfast back and get a suntan while eating.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Room 10 – Birds & Butterflies

At the outside of the Servant Quarters, this is about our nicest, and certainly brightest, room. Cathedral ceiling, great old bathroom with a cast iron tub and shower. It also has twin French doors leading to a private deck. Heck, grab some of Bill’s breakfast and bring it back to your own table on the deck. King size bed, and a nice sitting area. Number one choice for folks with dogs.

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

Room 11 – Cape Cod Critters

Racoons, foxes, seagulls and ducks are all over this huge room. The cathedral ceiling shows how the two parts of the barn were joined. This is the largest room we have. Used to be Bill’s, and he has always pampered himself. Historic queen canopy bed, and has a full size twin if you need it for a third person. Great sitting area, and a ‘door’ overlooking the lawns and Bill’s garages.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Room 12 – Two Bedroom Suite

King in one & two twins in other

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Room 1 – The Cat Suite

Brand new addition. Well, the front room is 200 years old like the rest of the house, but we cut a hole in the back wall and built a nice size bedroom. We converted the old bedroom into a sitting and relaxing area that is yours alone, it can also take a full size twin rollaway bed if there are 3 of you. A great suite has replaced our smallest room. Lots of room now for all those cats, big and small, to play. King size wrought iron canopy bed, and the largest bath we have. Cast iron tub and all that. First floor facing the back. Gets a great breeze.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Room 2 – The Dogs Room

Rear corner room on the first floor that gets all the ocean breeze coming in from the southwest and the sunset to boot. Queen size bed, small bath with a shower. Small but cozy, fun and relaxing room. Also a great room if you have a dog, as it is next to the door leading to the porch and back yard. In addition to the Dog Theme, one wall is a cork one that any guest can stick up a photo of their dog as dogs love the room!

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

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Location

Location Type

Close to beaches, golf, bike trails, sight seeing, antique shopping, ferry boats, fishing boats and ALL the attractions Cape Cod has to offer., Oceanview, Village

Airport

Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 90 miles

Directions to property:

Exit 6 off Rte 6 (mid cape hwy) turn right at 2nd traffic light. Go 1 blk turn right onto Pitchers Way. Go 2.5 miles and you're at the inn!

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Toad Hall Classic Sports Car Collection

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, TV, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Canoeing, Golfing, Hunting, Lots of handouts for touring the Cape & Islands., Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis racket rental

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Policies

  • Check In:: after 11 am
  • Check Out:: 10-11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Away from inn.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes call for details and arrangements
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Night Minimums on weekends and Holidays. Call though to see if anything is ope
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full 1-3 nights, Half 4 or more, rest on arrival.
  • Cancellations: 10 days notification required for refund

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Bill Putman

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , 56 sports cars

About the innkeepers

Bill, like most innkeepers, is a corporate drop-out. He does anything/everything to make guests feel at home (means he doesn't wait on you). He used to race sports cars, now has his collection of over 50 red sports cars in Toad Hall at the Inn.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: Anytime from 7:30 to 9
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian