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!
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!
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 :-)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
4.8 on December 02, 2015
We were very pleased to stay at Simmons.
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.
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.
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.
4.6 on July 30, 2015
This was the rare, truly dog and people friendly b and b. Spoiler alert: decorated with a man's touch.
5 on October 04, 2014
This is by far the best, The innkeeper is very friendly and helpful, the room was warm and very clean. You can spend hours looking at all the neat stuff and still not see it all, so it will require a return trip for sure. Plus Bob who is our cocker was celebrating his birthday and had a wonderful time. The added bonus aside from the antique cars is of course the cats . See you soon!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks and now you have to come again after you wrote telling me about the books you wrote and especially about Bob. I have that book now, so at least Bob the pup has to come back and 'stamp' his footprint on the book :-)
4.4 on May 26, 2014
We enjoyed our stay at the Simmons Homestead Inn and will definitely return. It's one of the few dog friendly inns on the Cape. The rooms were cute and cozy, the breakfasts good and plentiful, and the staff very helpful. We stayed in the Dog Room, which was cute but small.
I'm glad your whole gang had a great time. About half our guests have dogs and they seem more caring. Probably why they travel together. And the guest that don't have dogs like it when the others care about the pups and the pus care about the people. Nice combo. And yes, the dog room is our smallest, but that is why it is $20 a night less than other queens. But all the rooms are fun. And thanks to you for coming!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
King in one & two twins in other
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.
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!
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
Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 90 miles
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!
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Toad Hall Classic Sports Car Collection
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Board games, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, TV, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio
Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Canoeing, Golfing, Hunting, Lots of handouts for touring the Cape & Islands., Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis racket rental
Cats , 56 sports cars
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.
Restrictive , Vegetarian