Simmons Homestead Inn

288 Scudder Avenue , Hyannis , MA 02601 USA (Show map)


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!



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining3.9

Great for first timers!

3.8 on September 08, 2017

Staff was very knowledgeable of the Cape. Caters to dog owners with pooh bags and buckets available. Will point you in the right direction for pet friendly activities and restaurants. Owner Bill Putman makes a mean omlet in the morning.

Innkeeper Response
Yep, love having dogs (well behaved critters) and starting this year we will be taking people in as well :-) Bill

- Bill Putman (innkeeper)

Great stay

4.4 on June 26, 2017

Bill was so helpful providing info on what to see and do! A delightful stay!

Simmons Homestead

4.4 on May 25, 2017

My husband and I spend one night at Simmons Homestead. Room was very comfortable, Inn keeper very friendly and helpful in directing us to a nice restaurant. He also gave us maps to help navigate through the area and finding attractions. In the morning we had a good breakfast and he even offered us a second servings. The Innkeeper has a great vintage car collection in a garage out back. We could not been happier with our accomadations. We would choose Simmons homestead again for visits to Cape Cod.

Hyannis Hospitality

3.4 on March 13, 2017

Charming in-town hostel. Pleasant room, comfortable bed and adequate bathroom. No restaurant, but sit-down breakfast and afternoon tea/wine. Perfect setting for Hyannis Marathon in February. We'll be back next year

Sonia's Stay During Hyannis Marathon Weekend

5 on March 02, 2017

We had a great time at The Simmons Homestead Inn. We've gone back two years in a row because we love the location, Bill's hospitality, and the rooms/Inn itself. It's cozy and comfortable and has a unique character that you can't find at a typical hotel.

Innkeeper Response
Hi Sonia, glad you keep coming back and hope you keep running well and collapse here every year :-) and ........ you don't have to keep coming in February, you passed the 'acceptable' test :-) and late Spring and early fall are The best times to come as well. See ya Bill

- Bill Putman (innkeeper)

Old House

4.6 on February 08, 2017

We were the only couple in the house. It was an old house but the owner keeps it very clean. Each room had a theme which we were in the cat room. I found it over whelming. If we would go again I would ask for a different room. The breakfast was very good.

Innkeeper Response
Too many cats, huh? Oh well sorry I just can't leave empty wall space alone :-) When you come back the Hyannis Port Room (#8) is the least cluttered. And do come back!! Bill

- Bill Putman (innkeeper)

Friendly Inn Keeper

3.2 on October 11, 2016

I reasonable B&B for those wanting to be close but not near the water. Bill is very friendly and knowledgeable.

Innkeeper Response
It's near the water. I like the feeling we are miles from any hecticness, but we are in reality only 1/2 mile from the ocean and 1/2 mile from Hyannis and smack in the middle of Cape Cod.

- Bill Putman (innkeeper)


3.6 on September 19, 2016

Close to the beaches and very dog friendly! Cars were pretty amazing to see. Location was close to downtown. Great advice of where to go and where to eat.

Innkeeper Response
Glad you and all had fun. That's our goal!

- Bill Putman (innkeeper)

Thanks Bill!

4.8 on September 02, 2016

My wife and I had a great night at Simmons Homestead Inn. Bill and his staff were welcoming and ready with good advice for places to eat and things to do. They definitely made our first trip to Cape Cod memorable and have us looking forward to passing through again!

Innkeeper Response
Glad you had a good time, that's really all we want to do. Make this your home while on Cape Cod. And .... do get back and see us again. Bill & the Gals

- Bill Putman (innkeeper)

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 :-)

- Bill Putman (innkeeper)

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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 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


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

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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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  • 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
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Bill Putman

Languages spoken


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

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

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