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Captain Farris House

308 Old Main St Bass River Village, South Yarmouth, Yarmouth, MA 02664-4530
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 01/31/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in South Yarmouth
Travelers' Choice
This beautifully restored bed and breakfast is ideally located on mid Cape Cod in the historic Bass River Village of South Yarmouth. Each room/suite is individually decorated and comfortable, all with private baths. Most of our rooms have double Jacuzzis,fireplaces and walk out decks. Each morning enjoy our seasonal full breakfast served at your own table for two. Afternoon teas and cookies and evening cordials also included. We are located close to beaches, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard ferry, fine and casual dining, shopping and all that Cape Cod has to offer. Open year round.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Breakfast available
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
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Room features
Air conditioning
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 49 out of 100
11Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Ejreeks wrote a review Apr 2021
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We just spent a weekend at the Captain Farris House. The Watsons were gracious, welcoming and accommodating hosts. The accommodations were beautiful. The room was comfortable and spacious. We will definitely be returning.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Carol Watson, Innkeeper at Captain Farris House
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking time to provide your review! We truly appreciate your thoughts and feedback and so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay! We welcome your return!
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Eric R wrote a review Oct 2020
Boston, Massachusetts1 contribution
We had a terrific time at the Captain Farris House. We were greeted warmly by Carol and Jeff on arrival and they were great about COVID safety. We stayed in the Pheobe White suite, which is not attached to the main house. This gave us privacy and the suite was great, with a nice gas fireplace and a terrific balcony. The inn was a three minute walk to a little river and a 10 minute bike ride to the ocean. All the meals were fantastic, especially the baked goods. We did the elopement package and it was great. Carol put us in contact with an officiant, coordinate the photographer, and worked with us on picking a cake and flowers. Everything was a 10/10.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Carol Watson, Owner at Captain Farris House
Responded Oct 23, 2020
So happy to have been able to make your stay extra special! It was our honor and privilege to help make happy memories in an otherwise stressful time! Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We will always welcome your return!!
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lgntcakes wrote a review Oct 2020
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey25 contributions3 helpful votes
I see from another review this month we are an additional Anniversary Getaway review - our 30th. We were fortunate to get the last available room at Captain Farris House. Totally last minute, booked 2 days earlier. We have never been to Cape Cod and didn’t have much time to research it! Our host Carol helped us get a rare late reservation at a fabulous and popular oceanfront restaurant for a special dinner, so appreciated and unexpected! First, the Inn’s COVID guidelines are thoughtful and reassuring - we felt very safe. Our room, Russell’s Hideaway, was lovely, with a spacious bathroom and walkout deck. Breakfast both days was delicious! First morning was blueberry French toast casserole and a fruit parfait, second was honey ham and egg breakfast crepe w/fruit salad. We have stayed at B&B’s in the past, but never had such direct access to the kitchen which is actually quite nice! You can grab a coffee early in the morning or a cookie in the afternoon. Our first morning breakfast was on the front porch - beautiful in mild autumn weather. Second morning was in the parlor, which has an absolutely gorgeous mantle and elaborate crown moldings. Although the website shows a brass bed in the room, it states a beautiful mahogany sleigh bed - which is accurate. The bed was very comfortable. I also loved the location - it is central to everything on The Cape. Carol gave us great restaurant suggestions as well. Final note... the ginger cookies set out for guests on the second day were AMAZING! If I’m back in Cape Cod, I’ll be back at Captain Farris House:)
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Carol Watson, Owner at Captain Farris House
Responded Oct 17, 2020
Thank you so much for taking time to provide your thoughts! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed your first time on the Cape! We are grateful for our guests and will go above and beyond to help you have a great stay! It was a pleasure hosting you! We welcome your return! Happy Anniversary!
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Carmdee wrote a review Oct 2020
Boston, Massachusetts19 contributions11 helpful votes
Staying at a hotel on the Cape is a deal breaker for me. While I usually go to the Vineyard, we wanted to avoid the ferry ride. We found this gem online and it lived up to the reviews. Great room, amazing breakfasts, and close to the Cape Cod Rail Trail. Thanks to Carol and Jeff for a great stay. Carol even made special cookies for the hubby who had no shame in asking for cookies with nuts ( although I am allergic!)
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Carol Watson, Owner at Captain Farris House
Responded Oct 5, 2020
Hey there! lol!! So glad we could make you both happy...with and without nuts! We truly enjoyed you and happy to know you enjoyed your stay! Happy Anniversary!! We welcome your return at any time! Blessings!!
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Laurie G wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution
We enjoyed our trip, Jeff and Carol were Friendly, Great Host, We had a fantastic breakfast each morning, Carol does all the cooking, sweet one day, savory the next, (delicious), very attentive!! We stayed here for the weekend, Our Son got married, Carol and Jeff went out of their way to help in anyway they could, Clean room, very quaint and authentic, It was a great experience.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Response from Carol Watson, Owner at Captain Farris House
Responded Oct 5, 2020
Thank you SO MUCH for taking time to provide your feedback! So glad you enjoyed your stay! Just to clarify....breakfast is a total team effort! Jeff does all the meats and everything on top of the stove (pancakes, waffles, eggs). I do everything else (muffins, casseroles, and I make the plate look pretty LOL!) Couldn't do it without him so can't take all the credit! We welcome your return!
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$195 - $339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Captain Farris House
Which popular attractions are close to Captain Farris House?
Nearby attractions include Bass River Mercantile (0.10 miles) and Ann Sullivan Gallery (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Captain Farris House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Captain Farris House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a separate dining room.
What food & drink options are available at Captain Farris House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Captain Farris House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Captain Farris House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Riverway Lobster House, Thuan LOI Restaurant, and Jerk Cafe.
Is Captain Farris House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of South Yarmouth.
Are there any historical sites close to Captain Farris House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Edward Gorey House (4.0 miles), Judah Baker WIndmill (1.0 miles), and Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum (3.9 miles).