Captain Farris House

Front porch with multiple cream colored Adirondack chairs, potted planters with pink and purple flowers, salmon colored front door, and light green shutters

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The Value of Staying at a Bed and Breakfast Inn

If you’ve never stayed at a bed and breakfast inn, you’re missing out on one of the best values when it comes to choosing lodging. No matter where you go, a bed and breakfast inn is likely an option and often a better choice than a hotel. Because where you stay is just as important as the destination you choose to visit, you should carefully consider the factors most important to you when selecting your vacation accommodations. Are you seeking lots of little extras? Comfort? Convenience? Peace and quiet? Personal attention? Cleanliness? You’ll find that and more when you stay at the Captain Farris House on Cape Cod and most bed and breakfast inns here in the U.S.

Belgian waffles topped with whipped cream, powdered sugar, strawberries, and blackberries with a side of sausage linksTall stack of pancakes with syrup and blueberries on top and a side of bacon on a white porcelain plateA plate of hash brown egg nests for breakfast at the Captain Farris Housecourtyard view

Let’s start with breakfast. Waking up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and freshly baked blueberry muffins is sure to get your day off to a good start. And the anticipation of what awaits you in the breakfast room will put a spring in your step. Will it be fresh fruit, warm muffins or scones, elegant egg dishes, pancakes, waffles, yogurt and granola? No matter what is served, it is certain to be locally-sourced and made with the best of what’s in season.

Comfort is king when it comes to a great getaway stay. Most contemporary bed and breakfast innkeepers pay a good deal of attention to the comfort of their guests. You can expect to find fine bed linens, quality mattresses, fluffy towels and spa robes in most guestrooms, along with luxurious bath amenities. And unlike impersonal hotels, each room is unique, tastefully decorated, and appointed with all the comforts of home. Many inns started out as historic homes with a rich history, while others were built specifically as a bed and breakfast. Your choices are endless when it comes to finding the perfect place to lay your head.

All the little extras you’ll experience at a bed and breakfast make your stay extra special. Complimentary beverages and snacks, free off-street parking, and access to free wireless internet are standard. But you may also find beach chairs and towels, DVD libraries or streaming devices, bird books and binoculars, bicycles, afternoon tea service, fresh flowers, and more.

You’ll appreciate the “inside information” available to you from your innkeepers, no matter if you are a new or returning guest. They’ll greet at the door, welcome you to the inn and offer you a brief tour so you can get the “lay of the land”. When it’s time for dinner, you’ll have access to local restaurant menus and advice from your innkeepers on where to go to get the best steak, seafood, pasta, or sushi. Often, they can make reservations for you at the most popular, hard to get into local spots, and provide you with accurate directions so you won’t get lost. Ask for recommendations about the best beaches, where to go for a spectacular sunrise or sunset, off-the-beaten path spots for a picnic or hike. Many innkeepers can book ferry tickets, tee times, spa appointments, and sell discounted whale watching excursions. You have the added advantage of staying with someone “in the know” and even if they don’t, they’ll go the extra mile to find just what you need.

All bed and breakfasts are licensed, insured, and inspected, so that your safety and security are assured. Food servers are required to be certified in safe food handling and allergen awareness. Housekeepers are trained to high standards of personal and professional hygiene and sanitation. And because most inns have far fewer guest rooms than a hotel, you can choose to be as social as you like. Your privacy and personal space is sacrosanct at a bed and breakfast inn.

Come stay with us at the Captain Farris House on your next visit to Cape Cod. We’ll greet you as guests and you’ll leave us as friends.

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