The Simmons Homestead Inn

288 Scudder Avenue P.o. Box 578, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts 02647
Innkeeper(s): Bill Putman
  • Introduction

    The Simmons Homestead Inn is a place to meet new friends, feel at home, and relax and enjoy. It’s a pleasant haven to retire to after a day of exploring and enjoying Cape Cod. It is situated in iconic Hyannis Port where you can wander around Cape Cod, enjoy the beach, or take a day trip to Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard. At the end of the day, you return to the inn, sit on the porch at Wine Hour, and look at menus of some of the best restaurants on all of Cape Cod before choosing where to dine. Lodging on Cape Cod doesn’t get any better than this.

    Simmons Homestead is your home away from home. We are not luxury, gourmet or anything that “boring”. We just want you to visit and make our home your home. Enjoy a full breakfast in the morning and our Wine Hour at night. Visit our Billiard Room for a game or two or come see our Toad Hall Classic Car Collection right here on the property.

    We are your personal concierge for your time on the Cape. We have handouts for every town on the cape and we recommend things to do, where to shop, where to dine, where to hear good music, what beaches to visit, what to do and see on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, and much much more. So, come for a few days and enjoy. Weekdays are $20 less than on the Weekend and the longer you stay the better discounts you’ll get. Just book your room now!

  • 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 Bill for sharing his own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?


    We are the best in Hyannis and only one in Hyannis Port. We are not a deluxe type place, we are the guests home while on Cape Cod. And Hyannis is dead center on Cape Cod.
    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?


    We are very hospitable and have Toad Hall Sports Car Collection as well. Over 40 red English classics from 1951 to 1991. Biggest in New England and free to Inn guests.
    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?


    We are nothing like a City. Cape Cod is a great vacation spot and Hyannis is in the very Center on the Ocean side.
    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Dozens saying it is just about the best place they have been.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Gotta come here to find out.

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

    We have our own handouts and maps and our ideas of what to do and see. We have 6 sheet for the Cape alone, then sheets and maps of the Islands, Boston, Newport and other 1 full day trips. If 4 days, might want a day trip to one of the islands. We have discount coupons, and of course maps and our sheets on what to do and see.  

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We feel like we are 100 miles from anything when lying in a hammock and looking at Simmons Pond in the back yard, but we are a half mile to Hyannis in one direction and a half mile to the Atlantic Ocean in the other.  

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?


    That's why we do a Wine Hour from 5:30 -6:30 on the back porch in Summer and by the fireplace in the Common Room in the Winter. We have the actual menus of the 10-12 restaurants we recommend and do not of the other 70 or so we aren't recommending. Wine Hour is a great social time, but it gets you to the exact right place for lunch or dinner. But you gotta come here to find out.
    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?


    Why a website when we have so much more right here. Websites and Guide Books only recommend places that advertise with them. We, on the other hand, recommend based on us trying, liking and exposing to our guests. We update the sheets several times a year if there is something new we think you should see, and a certain amount based on actual feedback from our guests. Sheets on Boston, Newport, Nantucket and the Vineyard are 'updated' with info from guests at the Simmons Homestead who live in those places, so they are very good feedback.
    How many rooms does your inn have?


    10 regular rooms with a king or queen bed and a 2 room suite and a 2 bedroom suite for families.
    Do you accept pets?


    This is the first question that dog owners have. We take dogs of all sizes and more than 1 or 2 if they have them. We also take sheep if tied in the back yard, nibbling and 'mowing' the lawn. We don't take horses or cows as they are just too messy. We do take small caged critters and birds. Because of allergies we can't take cats, but we do have 2 dozen mostly orange long haired ones that are only allowed in the back yard, Toad Hall and a separate part of the Annex building. But if yo need a 'cat fix', they are available. I never had cats before, always dogs, but I'm not hot on leash laws, so switched to cats some 30 years ago. I would take them as kittens from the SCPA, animal rescues, etc at age 3-5 weeks so I could raise them as dogs. The come when called, love attention and like to roll on their backs in front of you to get a tummy scratch from you. If you are allergic, don't lick your fingers or rub your eyes when toying with them. And being dogs themselves, they get along well with guest dogs and I get my dog fix from the guests dogs.
  • Toad Hall Sports Cars

    Toad Hall Sports Cars

    Behind the Inn, you’ll find a series of garages where there are over 40 classic sports cars from the early 1950s to the later 1980s. Mostly English with a few Datsuns, and they are all red! There are a dozen Lotuses, half dozen Jaguars, Triumphs, Austin Healeys and Morgans, MGs, and more. Bill raced a Datsun 240Z in the 1970s, and there are a half dozen Datsuns as well. Click on this link – FREE Admission to the car museum for Simmons Homestead Inn guests!


  • Attractions & Things to Do on Cape Cod

    Cape Cod BeachThe Cape is a great place to come in summer of course, but it has lots going for it year round, especially here in Hyannis Port – in the dead center of the Cape on the Ocean side – Cape Cod attractions abound. From here to either end of Cape Cod is a half an hour and another half an hour all the way to the tip. The Inn is a half-mile to the Ocean in one direction and a half-mile to Hyannis in the other direction. The Harbor where there are ferryboats to both Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard is two miles away. Probably half the best restaurants on all of Cape Cod are within 5 miles of the inn. The Cape also offers:

    • Bike Trials 
    • Golf Courses
    • Beaches

    The Simmons Homestead Inn is the best of all worlds, and should be your favorite Cape Cod bed and breakfast! Sit out on the back porch at Wine Hour or in a hammock in the backyard looking towards Simmons Pond, and you think you are a thousand miles away from the world.