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Captain Farris House

308 Old Main St Bass River Village, South Yarmouth, Yarmouth, MA 02664-4530
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#1 of 1 B&B in South Yarmouth
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.7
Travelers' Choice
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Bowling offsite
Taxi service
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English

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308 Old Main St Bass River Village, South Yarmouth, Yarmouth, MA 02664-4530
Captain Farris House
5.0
405 reviews
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Nestled in the serene Cape Cod, Captain Farris House is celebrated for its welcoming ambiance that pairs elegance with the comfort of home, according to guests. The hotel's immaculate cleanliness and beautifully kept rooms receive frequent commendations. Carol and Jeff's hospitable service, coupled with the hotel's ideal location near tranquil beaches, enhances the guest experience. Reviewers are enamored with the cozy yet luxurious rooms and the array of amenities, including gourmet breakfasts and homemade cookies, which contribute to the hotel's charm.
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Attentive
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Donna S wrote a review Dec 2023
Milford, Massachusetts5 contributions5 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed here to celebrate our anniversary and to do some shopping. Perfect setting for traveling around the Cape! Nice and quiet and the room was beautiful! Breakfast and the afternoon tea were great and so were the goodies the owners' son made. Carol couldn't be nicer!! (We didn't meet her husband because he just had surgery.) Thank you for being perfect hosts!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Doreen O wrote a review May 2023
Pembroke, New Hampshire4 contributions3 helpful votes
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Captain Farris House has a comfortable yet elegant charm. Clean, comfortable, and friendly atmosphere. Breakfasts and afternoon cookies were all scrumptious. I'm a light sleeper, so earplugs solved the light traffic noise.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Response from Carol Watson, Owner at Captain Farris House
Responded May 1, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome your return. We have rooms located in the inn that may be better suited for light sleepers. Thanks again for your kind words!
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rodeb wrote a review Oct 2023
Hoover, Alabama16 contributions3 helpful votes
We are so happy to have stayed at Captain Farris House the first week in October . The house and hosts are wonderful . We felt right at home as soon as we arrived . Our room was lovely with a very comfortable bed . We really enjoyed the large bathroom area . The breakfasts were outstanding !! . Our hosts Carol and Jeff were the best . They were so accommodating as well . We highly recommend a stay at Captain Farris House !
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Carol Watson, Owner at Captain Farris House
Responded Oct 23, 2023
We are so glad you felt at home and enjoyed your stay with us! We appreciate your kind words and grateful for guests like you! We hope to welcome your return whenever you visit Cape Cod again.
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Kimberlee S wrote a review Oct 2023
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This was our 2nd visit to Captain Farris House, this time, we had some friends join us. My husband and I had a wonderful stay! Carol and Jeff are warm and attentive hosts. We were met with a lovely greeting, as if we returned home after being away for a long time. Our room and bathroom were spacious (I almost got lost soaking in the whirlpool tub LOL), our bed and pillows were super comfortable and the ambiance was so charming. Every day there was a delicious treat baking in the oven and each morning there was a delicious homemade breakfast. We had early trips out for 2 mornings and Carol made delicious to go warm breakfast boxes for us. To wind down, there are tea, coffee and other options to enjoy. If you want to experience real down to earth, from-the-heart service, book your stay at the Captain Farris House. Whenever we visit Cape Cod, Captain Farris House will always be our First Choice!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Carol Watson, Owner at Captain Farris House
Responded Oct 22, 2023
It is an honor and a pleasure to welcome your return and meet friends, who we will gladly welcome back! Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your review. We appreciate your kind words and thankful that you enjoyed your stay! Until the next time...
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Giovanni - Martha C wrote a review Oct 2023
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma8 contributions1 helpful vote
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My husband and I really appreciated how welcomed we felt just walking in the door...everything they have done is very thought out in how they want you to feel at home with all the extras...they give you your privacy but still are being the best host in leaving out goodies, games, movies and even offering evening spirits while you relax. The decor took me back to being in my Grandma's home with all the amazing smells that come in the morning with homemade breakfast that is fine dining at its best! If bed and breakfast is your thing then don't miss out on this gem! It's all in the details and they definitely delivered on all fronts. We also appreciated that they offered military discount, that was an extra bonus for my Marine. Thank you both for a warm welcome and adding to our lifetime of great memories ❤️
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Carol Watson, Owner at Captain Farris House
Responded Oct 16, 2023
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the "behind-the-scenes" to make you feel comfortable and relaxed! This is truly a labor of love and receiving your review warms our hearts! Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to write such a fantastic review! We hope to welcome your return!
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Kristine Lewis wrote a review Oct 2023
Dallas, Texas14 contributions2 helpful votes
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Our stay here was magical! No detail was overlooked from fresh flowers in the room to truffles and a handwritten note to greet us upon arrival. There were fresh baked cookies and snacks at the end of a long day, robes after a hot shower/bath, and a nightlight in the bathroom was appreciated for those of us who have to get up in the middle of the night. The grounds are so beautiful and well maintained and there is ample parking. Breakfast is an experience and top notch! Carol and Jeff were there every morning with a smile to greet us and answer questions about itineraries we had planned for the day. We had to leave early in the morning our last day there and Carol got up early to ensure we had breakfast to go. They really go above and beyond! We loved it and hope to return soon!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Carol Watson, Owner at Captain Farris House
Responded Oct 16, 2023
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations, your breakfasts, and our hospitality! Thank you for taking the time to provide such a glowing review. We are grateful to guests like you, who appreciate what we do! We hope to welcome your return!
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Nancy G wrote a review Oct 2023
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We felt so relaxed and comfortable at the Captain Farris House!!! Our room was beautiful as well as comfortable!!! The breakfasts were delicious and different each day. Carol made cookies or cake for the afternoon/evening-delicious!!! The best part was the hospitality shown to us!!! We would definitely recommend Captain Farris House to anyone and would enjoy staying there again if we go back to Cape Cod!!!! Thank you so much Carol & Jeff!!!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded Oct 16, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and appreciated our hospitality! We thrive on offering down-home hospitality and want our guests to feel like they are friends/family. Thank you for your fantastic review. We appreciate you and hope to welcome your return!
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Jörg Z wrote a review Oct 2023
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We've always wanted to know what it's like to live in a historic captain's house on Cape Cod. The Captain Farris House was absolutely livable and lovable, beautifully restored and lovingly furnished and decorated. The suite was on the second floor, as expected, accessible via a narrow staircase, but the reward was an exclusive, authentic apartment. Our accommodation, the Captain Farris Suite, was equipped with a living room, bedroom and bathroom. The living room with a fireplace (which radiates a cozy atmosphere with fire). Carol and Jeff were helpful and attentive at all times, giving us the feeling of being hosted by passionate hosts. The breakfast was remarkable, prepared with love, presented with fresh, delicious, sweet combinations - and extremely tasty. The surroundings with service, always available soft drinks, teas, coffee, liqueurs and freshly baked cookies underlined the absolutely positive impression of the house. In our individualistic times, in which many hotels seem non-committal, practical, sterile and impersonal, the Captain Farris House scores points. Here you are pampered and given the feeling of being warmly welcomed and accommodated. 
Kind regards, Juana & Jörg
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Carol Watson, Owner at Captain Farris House
Responded Oct 4, 2023
Dear Joana & Jorg, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We appreciate the time taken to provide your review and are grateful for your kind words! We genuinely want our guests to feel welcome like they are coming home on the Cape! We have a saying... "you come in as a guest, and you leave as family"! We hope to welcome your return if you ever return to the Cape!
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Dianne D wrote a review Oct 2023
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If you are looking for a tranquil holiday with elegant touches, Captain Ferris House should be your destination. Innkeepers Carol and Jeff welcome all with their natural hospitality. You’ll be able to relax in a lovely appointed room and enjoy an incredible homemade breakfast. You must visit Captain Ferris House!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Oct 4, 2023
Thank you, Diane! We are so glad to know that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to staying in touch and welcoming your return!
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Lisa M wrote a review Sep 2023
7 contributions5 helpful votes
We can’t say enough about the Captain Farris house! It is a beautiful Cape Cod bed and breakfast with elegant accommodations, gourmet breakfasts, daily home made baked goods and the most wonderful and welcoming owners Carol and Jeff who go above and beyond to make your visit special. The location is perfect - nestled on a quiet block right near the Bass River and in-between bustling Hyannis and the gorgeous West Dennis beaches. We feel so lucky to have found this gem, visiting the Captain Farris House is our favorite annual tradition ❤️
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Carol Watson, Owner at Captain Farris House
Responded Sep 14, 2023
Dear Lisa, We can't thank you enough! We appreciate your ongoing support, your generosity, and your kind words! You are more than guests... you are friends! We enjoy our talks and will always look forward to staying in touch! Thank you for being guests who uplift us! until the next time....keep us posted on your next steps! Sending much love! Carol & Jeff
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$223 - $343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 Thuan LOI Restaurant, The Jerk Cafe, and Lil' Caboose Ice Cream.
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 (0.9 miles), and Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum (3.9 miles).