Fodor's Expert Review
Smartly and traditionally furnished common areas—including the high-ceiling parlor, the formal dining room, and the wraparound porch—are a major draw to this dignified 1825 Greek Revival house. The inn also has an offsite four-bedroom cottage available for weekly rentals about five minutes away.
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Guest rooms in both the main building and the carriage house are filled with a mix of old-world romantic charm and modern amenities; each is uniquely decorated, and some have whirlpool tubs and fireplaces. The cottage is contemporary, with a casual Cape Cod feel.
Bathrooms vary. Some have small shower stalls and a couple have tubs and showers. All are stocked with all-natural bath products.
Tip The Cranberry Room in the Main House features an old-fashioned claw foot tub, ideal for a long soak.
The inn’s parlor, with couches, chairs and a piano, is a lovely spot to relax, but the wraparound porch with rocking chairs, a private side-yard garden and a brick patio are also popular common areas.
You Should Know Children must be over age 7.
The breakfast menu changes daily, but dishes might include blueberry French toast, Belgian waffles, homemade muffins or scones, as well as coffee, teas and juices. Cookies and tea are put out in the afternoon.
Complimentary wine, sherry and brandy are offered.
You’ll need a car to get to beaches and many attractions, though there are a few restaurants within walking distance.
Ihaho (6-minute walk) offers outstanding Japanese fare, with a focus on fresh seafood, including salmon, tuna and other raw fish. Pain D'Avignon (11-minute drive) is a lovely French bakery and bistro, with classic dishes like steak frittes and escargot, as well as lots of local seafood. The pastries are divine!
The Tavern at the Old Yarmouth Inn (11-minute walk), with its wood-paneled walls and fireplace is a cozy place to get a drink. The Barnstable Tavern’s (6-minute drive) outdoor patio is a great place to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the world go by.