Bluefish Bed & Breakfast

102 Parallel Street , Harwich, MA 02645 USA (Show map)

About

Named by Readers Digest in 2018 as the "Most Charming Small Town Bed & Breakfast" in Massachusetts our B&B is located on a quiet street on lower Cape Cod. We are known for charming rooms, a quiet and inviting atmosphere and the beautiful, gourmet and locally sourced organic breakfasts that are served every morning prepared by Tim (owner who is a professional chef). A small property with a total of three rooms - one guestroom & 2 suites each are quiet, updated, spotlessly clean and reasonably priced. The location is 1.5 miles to the beach, and minutes to the famous Cape Cod Bike Path, several parks, tennis courts, historic homes, nature walks and cranberry bogs. "We just returned from a perfect weekend at the absolutely fabulous Bluefish Bed and Breakfast. The owners were extremely helpful with local attractions and restaurants, as well as prepared delicious breakfasts. Not only was the food delicious, but it looked wonderful too." Offering two suites and one guestroom guests often comment about how quiet they find both the area and the home. We look forward to meeting you and encourage you to check our official website for up to date availability at bluefishbnb dot com

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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

very very good weekend at Bluefish

4.8 on October 19, 2017

Lori and Tim were super friendly and very welcoming! From the first calls and emails to actually meeting us upon arrival (which I"m sure she didn't expect, but super nice nonetheless) Lori was very responsive. Tim is a talented chef, cooked a mean breakfast. Very creative and delicious. Bed was very comfortable and room was quite nice. On top of it all, Tim went out of his way to drive to meet us while we were walking to pick up our car. Very very nice of him. We definitely recommend the Bluefish


Amazing in every way

5 on October 09, 2017

The rooms, the hosts, the dog, the breakfast, are all fabulous. Great location to take in the Cape. Tim is a gifted chef with an eye for detail. Lori is a kind, knowledgeable host that goes out of her way to be of assistance. Tye Tye the dog is good natured and a sweetheart. Don't hesitate to stay here... you'll be glad you did.


Weekend away

5 on September 13, 2017

We had a delightful stay. The Bluefish has a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. The food was excellent and the accommodations just right for us. It was lovely get away.


Could not have been nicer

5 on August 21, 2017

We just returned from a 2 night stay with Lori, Tim and their super friendly dog, Tye. The inn is warm, comforting and peaceful. My husband and I immediately felt at home there. Our room, the sunrise room, had a little seating area that was perfect to stretch out and relax. Our bed was so comfortable, offering us a much needed rest. The breakfast was outstanding; the kind of meal that you don't want to take the last bite. Tim is the chef, and does a splendid job! Lori is quick to share where she finds her amazing pottery and decorations that make the inn so warm and cozy. The inn is located in a little neighborhood, and is walkable to a little restaurant/bar, and variety store, along with the adorable down town area with churches, historic society, and thrift shop. I can't say enough about this gem of an inn. I am already looking forward to returning. Thank you, Lori and Tim for making it such a wonderful 2 days.


A Wonderful Cape Cod Vacation

5 on July 15, 2017

The Bluefish Inn is nestled in a quiet neighborhood of historic Harwich, yet an easy walk to the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Harwich Port. We found the location ideal for our one week vacation on Cape Cod. Tim and Lori (and their dog Tye) could not have been more hospitable; they were perfect hosts. Tim is an executive chef at a local restaurant who brings his culinary skills to the breakfast table. You could visit every B&B on the Cape and not have a better morning meal. The old Victorian home exudes history and an earlier time, when the pace of life was slower and more relaxed. The perfect ambiance for a vacation at the Cape. We hope to return!


First visit to Cape Cod and first B&B

5 on July 02, 2017

This was our first experience with a Bed and Breakfast, and we were very happy with Bluefish! The breakfast was amazing! Every morning freshly made by Chef Tim with local organic ingredients! The house is beautiful and in a perfect location! There is a cozy garden area to relax as well. The hospitality was excellent, and we would definitely come back! Lori, Tim, and Tye Tye (their friendly doggie) were so welcoming and very helpful with travel ideas for the Cape.


Hidden gem!

5 on June 29, 2017

Lovely low key B&B with a super friendly dog, and excellent breakfasts with a focus on locally sourced ingredients. Appreciate the beach towels and beach chairs for guest use. The owners are a wealth of information and guided me to two new beaches I hadn't been to prior as well as a great sandwich shop.


Best BnB Breakfast! Clean, Cozy Rooms.

5 on June 26, 2017

AMAZING BnB. Breakfast was out of this word. The host is a local chef, so this isn't your ordinary BNB breakfast. Clean rooms, private bathrooms, and a nice quite area. Very close to the Cape Cod Rail Trail, great for running and biking. Knowledgeable hosts who helped provide guidance and advice on our visit to ensure we enjoyed our time on the Cape.


Wedding Weekend

5 on May 29, 2017

My husband and I stayed at the Bluefish near the end of May, a magical time to spend at the Cape. On Friday evening we attended a wedding at a nearby seaside resort. The Bluefish was much more affordable when compared to staying at the resort for the night, yet it was convenient to the resort. Our room was clean and comfortable with an on suite bathroom and a small refrigerator. It was decorated beautifully. Our savory breakfast the next morning included scrambled eggs, cheese, asparagus, home fries, caramelized onions, potato crisps, and toast, It was artfully presented and delicious. It included fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee. Lori,Tim, and Tye (resident dog) were friendly hosts who gave us some tips on local attractions. My husband and I love to walk and found the walk to the nearby Bank Street Beach very pleasant. From the beach we walked to nearby Harwich Port where there are many shops and eating establishments. Our seaside dinner was just a short drive away and also in Harwich Port. The Bluefish has shady outdoor seating and tables in the rear yard, convenient for relaxing with a book or having lunch or a snack. The next morning, Sunday, we set out before breakfast for a walk around Harwich which took us by some nearby restaurants, churches, an old cemetery, and a large city park. Breakfast on Sunday was a sweet one of waffles with fresh strawberries and blueberries and real maple syrup. I can not have dairy products, so Tim accommodated my dietary restrictions by preparing my waffles with coconut milk! On Sunday we took Lori's advice and took a leisurely ride toward home along Route 6A. We will return to the Bluefish B & B and try out the nearby walking and bike trails! We had a very memorable and pleasant stay there and look forward to visiting again! (If you have difficulty climbing stairs, the guest bedrooms are on the second floor.)


Amazing Charming Bed & Breakfast!

5 on July 20, 2009

I stayed at Bluefish with my mom and cousin for a girls' weekend and we had the greatest time. Lori and Tim run an amazing B&B and made our stay so welcoming and easy and comfortable. Their house is just beautiful- everything from the antiques to how accomodating they were. They helped us with our sightseeing questions and directions. Their house was very quiet and we slept very well. Even their doggy was adorable! The breakfast they served everyday was gourmet restaurant quality (they're both chefs) and filled us up all day long. Coffee was great too. I highly recommend Bluefish for a comfortable and friendly place to stay!


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Rooms & Rates

The Sunrise Suite

The Sunrise Suite is a comfortable and bright two room suite with a queen sized bed in the bedroom and an attached sitting room with a loveseat HDTV with cable & ROKU, antique wood table and chairs, a small fridge, heat, AC, fans, free WiFi and ample reading light. The private bath (dedicated to your room ONLY, it is not shared) for this room is located a few steps outside the Suite down the hall and robes are provided for your comfort. Daily housekeeping is offered. Rates include a full gourmet breakfast, free Wifi & parking. No taxes are added.

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

The Sunset Suite

The Sunset Suite is a welcoming two room suite with a queen sized bed in the bedroom and an attached sitting room with a comfortable futon sofa that can (for an additional fee) accommodate an additional guest along with a small fridge, heat, AC, fans, HDTV with cable & ROKU, free WiFi, and antique wood table and chairs. The private bath (dedicated to your room only, not shared) for this suite is right outside the room and robes are provided for your comfort. Daily housekeeping is offered. Rates include a full gourmet breakfast, free Wifi & parking. No taxes are added.

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

The Captain's Room

The cozy Captain's Room offers one room with a queen sized bed, an antique pine armoire as your closet, a dresser, and small writing table with chair along with a small refrigerator, AC, heat, a fan, a smart TV with cable. This charming room is set in the rear of the house and includes a private en suite bath with shower and locally hand made sink and counter top. The oversized window in the room looks out to the garden and provides a wonderful view of the sunrise. Daily housekeeping is offered. Rates include a full gourmet breakfast, free Wifi & parking. No taxes are added.

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

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Location

Location Type

Small town

Airport

15 miles

Directions to property:

Follow Route 6 ( Mid-Cape Highway ) to Exit 10. Go right on Route 124 to Harwich Center (1.3 miles), left on Route 39 for one block to Bank Street, right on Bank Street and take an immediate right onto Parallel Street. We are located at 102 Parallel.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, bike path, cranberry bogs, fishing, hiking, National Seashore, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Fireplace, Library, Parking, Private entrance, Telephone , beach towels & blankets, beach chairs, beach umbrellas

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bird watching

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Policies

  • Check In:: 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is allowed outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited children must respect the peace and quiet of other guests
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No No guest pets allowed
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Lori and Tim Schiraga

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

We love exploring what our wonderful world has to offer and enjoy traveling, boating, fishing, hiking, animals, cooking, eating, supporting local businesses, beach walking, gardening, and animals. We also love to share the unique areas on Cape Cod that are not you typical "go to" places to visit.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9am - 10am
  • Serving Location: front sitting area, back patio, Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian we prioritize organic ingredients and always local produce, meats & cheeses when available


Signature Dish

Everything
All our dishes are made from scratch using our organic garden produce, local eggs and produce from local farms whenever available. All breakfasts include hand squeezed OJ and fair trade organic dark roast coffee.


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