The Palmer House Inn

Select Registry Member Since 2001

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The Palmer House Inn

Select Registry Member Since 2001

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The Basics

A turreted 1901 Victorian, set in cottage gardens, steps to Falmouth Village and its bewitching shops, restaurants, and ice cream parlors, and within walking distance to beaches, bike paths, bird sanctuaries, and the shuttle to the Martha’s Vineyard Ferry. Home-cooked breakfast each morning. Private baths. Climate controlled. Wifi. in-room fridges. Five dog-friendly rooms. Ask about our live jazz evenings. Your world away from it all, yet so easy to get to.

Things We Love

Palmer House Lee's Family Pancakes

Start your vacation day with an exceptional, nourishing breakfast

bull dog

Dogs of all sizes welcomed, provided they behave like perfect 4-legged ladies and gentlemen

wine glasses

Our elopement/mini vacation packages take the stress out of getting married

At A Glance

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Electric Vehicle Charger
  • Pet-Friendly Rooms Available
  • Smoke-Free Property
  • Free On-site Parking
  • Fireplaces in Some Guestrooms
  • Fireplace or Firepit Onsite
  • Private Entrances - Some Rooms
  • Turndown Service
  • Jetted Tubs - Some Rooms

Best For

  • Gardens & Natural Wonders
  • History & Heritage
  • Romantic Retreat/Honeymoon Destination

In The Know

Here are a few things you can't miss when you visit...

  • Try a craft brewed beer at Bad Martha
  • Go deep sea fishing for the catch of the day
  • Take a historical walking tour of the area to learn about our rich history
  • See a show at College Light Opera Company
  • Take in a theatrical performance at Woods Hole Theater Company


Built at the turn of the century, this Queen Anne style Cape Cod B&B and adjacent Guest House reflect the gentility, charm and romantic elegance of the Victorian Age. Stained glass windows, rich woodwork, gleaming hardwood floors and antique furnishings create an overall sense of warmth and harmony to this Falmouth, MA bed and breakfast. Beautiful beaches, quaint shops, ferry shuttles and excellent restaurants are only a short stroll from the inn.
Falmouth is a delightful New England Massachusetts village on Upper Cape Cod near Martha's Vineyard. Our romantic bed and breakfast is in the Historic District, a quiet residential area of tree-lined streets, picket fences, colorful gardens, and elegant homes. All of our charming bedchambers feature sumptuous sheets, televisions, telephones, alarm clock radios, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards, luggage racks, ceiling fans, ice buckets, bottled water, air conditioning and WiFi (excluding the cottage). Afternoon tea and refreshments are served daily in the parlor.


Inn Amenities: Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, National Historic Registry

Food & Wine

The Palmer House gourmet breakfast is always an event. Sit in the sun dappled breakfast room and enjoy a delightful meal.

Palmer House favorites include:

Baked pears in brown sugar and spice, followed by gingerbread pancakes with lemon sauce and crispy bacon, or Palmer House cranberry sorbet followed by an atlantic salmon quiche with cream cheese and a bagel.

Take a look at some of our favorite recipes.

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Yes

Breakfast: Complimentary

Breakfast Service: Full

Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables

Pub/Tavern on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments

Rooms & Suites

Our beautiful bed and breakfast bed chambers and secluded cottage suite pamper you in an atmosphere of comfort and tranquility. Fine linens, plump pillows, ice buckets and firm Posturepedic mattresses blend today's conveniences with yesterday's elegance. Room D (Walt Whitman) in our Guest House is ADA compliant. All the rooms are named after famous authors, and you will find one or more volume(s) by the author in their respective rooms.

Accommodations: Cottages, Efficiency, Suites

# of Rooms: 17

Beds: Double, Queen, King

Room Entertainment: Cable TV

Safes: Front Desk

Handicap Accessible: Full ADA

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishing, Bathrobes, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Private Deck, Private Entrance, Refrigerator, Telephones, Turndown Service, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi

For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.

Guest Services

Please see our Guest Services and Amenities information at the link provided.

Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary

Front Desk/Security: OnSite, Business Hours

Corporate Rates: No

Inn Amenities: Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, National Historic Registry

Location Type

Location Type: Small Town/Village, Coastal


Please see our Reservation Policies at the link provided.

Minimum Stay Required: Holidays

Pet-Friendly: Limited

Smoking Policy: Smoke Free

Weddings & Events

Cape Cod Weddings at The Palmer House Inn

The Palmer House Inn offers attentive service to make your small, intimate Cape Cod wedding unforgettable. Let the traditional elegance of this 1901 Queen Anne Style Victorian home be the backdrop for your special day.

We specialize in elopement packages for a truly intimate experience. For more information, on Cape Cod Elopements go to our website.

Wedding/Events Capacity: 1-19

Events Supported: Elopement

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Max Capacity Outdoor: 10

Business Travel & Events

Small Business Meetings & Executive Team-building Luxury Accommodation in Falmouth, Cape Cod

The Palmer House Inn is an excellent setting for the small corporate business meeting whether it is for team-building, off-site training or a new product roll out for the executive level management. The Inn is one of Cape Cod’s most elegant accommodations and is located in the Historic District of Falmouth Village. Appropriate facilities are available for board level presentations, interactive instruction sessions and corporate retreats. The Palmer House Inn offers seclusion and privacy that foster a productive meeting while remaining within easy access of fine dining, shopping and recreational activities.

# of Meeting Rooms: 1

Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social

Meeting Facilities: Indoor

Business Travel & Event Max Capacity: 20

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