The Captain Farris House Cape Cod

308 Old Main Street Bass River Village, South Yarmouth, Massachusetts 02664
Innkeeper(s): Nancy Lumia
  • Introduction

    The Captain Farris House Cape Cod front sign

    This romantic bed and breakfast is ideally located on mid Cape Cod in the historic Bass River Village of South Yarmouth.

    The Captain Farris House offers 9 individually decorated, romantic, detailed and comfortable rooms and suites. Each morning a full seasonal breakfast served at your own table for two. In the afternoon, enjoy the finest teas and home baked cookies. As evening draws near, relax with a complimentary glass of sherry or port.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Nancy for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Travelers come and stay with us because they are looking for a romantic and/or relaxing getaway while exploring beautiful Cape Cod and its beaches. We have many honeymooners and couples that stay with us to celebrate that special anniversary. Our Phoebe White Suite, also know as our Honeymoon Suite is very popular!

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are best known for our romantic and quiet atmosphere. People also know us for our delicious breakfast. I feel that we are unique because we are located in a charming historic district and much of our décor matches our circa 1845 date. We have many beautiful antiques throughout the house and guest rooms. I love the style and décor of the B&B as it makes me feel like I am back in time.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The #1 reason to visit this area is because Bass River Village in South Yarmouth is a historic area located on the beautiful Bass River. Yet, we are close to many beaches and the area is filled with plenty of things for tourists to enjoy.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    We receive many compliments, but we really love it when people tell us how pristine our inn is kept inside and out.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    We are very close to everything from upscale to casual dining. There's plenty of shopping and folks can enjoy the many seashore beaches. However, as soon as you turn into Bass River Village, you will discover a charming area that is quiet and well kept. That where you will find our own beautiful private beach,The Bass River Beach.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    For those staying for longer than a weekend, we recommend various attractions including the beaches and national seashore, whale watching, going on a river boat tour, and kayaking along the river. There are several wonderful nature and whaling museums as well as the JFK Museum and the Glass Museum. Travelers will enjoy visiting Provincetown for a day, the islands of Nantucket and/or a trip to Martha's Vineyard. The ferries are just a 15 minute drive from us! Try wine tasting at local vineyards, go biking along our "rail trail" and enjoy the many dining options as well as antiquing and shopping.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The Bass River is within walking distance as is some dining options, charming shops.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We recommend The Ocean House in Dennisport and The Yarmouth House in Yarmouth. They both serve wonderful seafood.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? has great information

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 9 rooms, 3 of which are suites and 6 guest rooms. Some have Jacuzzis for two, fireplaces and decks.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets but can recommend a place for boarding to any of our guests.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is a special time at the inn. Our fresh seasonal breakfast is served at your own table for two in either our elegant dining room or in our more casual enclosed courtyard.

    Along with a variety of juices and our popular CFH coffee, each morning starts with a different home made muffin. Our entrees are always made in-house and are served with seasonal fruit and vary each morning. Some of our most requested entrees are Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes, Carmel or Peach French Toast, Belgium Waffles with Strawberries & Fresh Cream, Tomato Basil or Roasted Veggie Frittata with Savory Breakfast Sausage, our popular Bacon & Tomato Quiche or Mexican Egg Wraps are just a few.

    The Captain Farris House Cape Cod dining room

    The Captain Farris House Cape Cod food

  • About the House and Gardens

    The Captain Farris House Cape Cod fireplace

    Built in 1845 by a wealthy Sea Captain, this architecturally significant Greek Revival style home has been restored to its former glory.

    In the evening relax in our lovely parlor. Enjoy a complimentary glass of sherry while listening to classical music or converse with other guests who visit us from many parts of the world.

  • Area Information

    The Captain Farris House Cape Cod pier

    It's great to be located right on Mid-Cape Cod. Only a 90 minute drive from Boston or Providence! Just 5 minutes to beaches, restaurants, shops, or golf.

    We are less than 15 minutes from:

    1. Ferries to Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket
    2. Airport servicing New York - Boston - The Islands
    3. 15 salt and fresh water Beaches
    4. 12 superb Golf courses challenging all levels of play
    5. 18 Public Tennis courts
    6. Sailing - Canoeing - Kayaking- Windsurfing
    7. River and harbor Cruises
    8. Fishing - pier, surf, and deep sea
    9. The 22 mile Cape Cod Rail Trail for BICYCLING
    10. Moonlight Walks on the beach
    11. Shopping in neat boutiques and factory outlet stores
    12. Restaurants- A vast array from casual to elegant
    13. Antiquing is a major event on the Cape
    14. Local Crafts and talented artists
    15. The John F. Kennedy Museum and Kennedy Family compound
    16. Professional Soccer league games
    17. The Cape Cod collegiate Baseball league
    18. Cape Cod Melody Tent, hosting world famous performers
    19. Cape Playhouse - a professional equity theatre
    20. Outdoor concerts and festivals
    21. Bird Watching and nature trails
    22. Lighthouses and lots of History

    And we are right in the middle!

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