6 Reasons to Stay at Captain Farris House

Captain Farris House is like being home but with a two-course breakfast served to you everyday

Oh, I cannot write about all the ways I love Captain Farris House in South Yarmouth, MA in the Cape but I will try.  This was our second time staying at this lovely bed and breakfast in the cutest little town and honestly, I could just keep going back. Carol and Jeff, the owners of the B&B are the loveliest couple who make sure every minute of your stay is as relaxing as possible. I can’t get enough of them honestly, and Carol’s cookies?? Get OUT OF TOWN.

One of my favorite memories from this trip was chatting around the kitchen island while Carol made fresh cookies, and that smell was intoxicating. There is just something about freshly baked cookies that makes me feel like a little kid again in my mom’s kitchen. ( Mom still makes the best stuff and I still love her kitchen 🙂 ) I had included Captain Farris in my last blog post about Yarmouth, but I really wanted to talk about why I love this place, and let y’all know why you should stay there if you’re visiting the Cape this summer!

So here are my six reasons to stay at Captain Farris House in the Cape.

  • They have the most beautiful grounds
    • They have this incredible yard with flowers, greenery, patio seating, and more. When golden hour hits it’s one of the most gorgeous places to relax and sit. We definitely took our fair share of photos on the grounds as well as seeing lots of birds and bunnies.

Outdoor patio seating

This was stunning at golden hour

Loved all the lush greenery

  • It is a good central place between the different parts of the Cape
    • South Yarmouth is located literally almost in the center of Cape Cod. Cape Cod is divided into Upper, Mid-Cape, Lower and Outer. They are located in Mid-cape. This makes it a great location to stay if you want to explore the area and take a variety of day trips. For example, we went to Provincetown one of the days we stayed and took in all the beautiful scenery on a drive over. They are also right next to Dennis which has some great spots.

Beach in Provincetown

Loved this convenience store

The murals were lovely

Judah Baker Windmill

At Skippers!

  • They serve English Afternoon Tea
    • MAVENS this alone is reason enough to visit. I have been obsessed with afternoon tea ever since I went to London a couple of years ago. At Captain Farris, they do the WHOLE THING. Tea of your choice, ( a whole teapot to yourself by the way), then three tiers of food goodness. Finger sandwiches, biscuits with clotted cream, jam, and curd plus dessert and fruit.  Honestly, it’s delicious and it is done in their dining room which is so pretty. It’s a great addition to the package when you book your rooms.

Tea menu had some great variety of teas

Look at those goodies!!

  • The Amenities
    • We stayed in Bray’s Retreat the first time and Russells Hideaway the second time. Both absolutely lovely. They each had jacuzzi tubs ( Bray’s is two-person, Russell’s is one person), with bath salts included. Luxurious linens including robes. Also, can we talk about the bed linens? Super soft and comfortable. Russell’s hideaway also had a cool patio, and then you could go down the spiral staircase to go to the backyard. The two-course breakfast is amazing and they are great with modifications if you can’t eat anything etc.  They have tea, coffee, water, and drinks to have during your stay, plus the aforementioned freshly baked cookies you can grab as a snack for your room.

Sitting room

One of the dining areas, where you can find the tea and coffee as well

Some reading in the sitting room

  • To support a Black-Owned Bed and Breakfast
    • You all know by now how important it is for me to support businesses owned by BIPOC individuals. Businesses that are owned by Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian and other People of Color are often underrepresented in marketing when they try to get loans to grow their businesses, and often it will be just one or two in a sea of non-POC businesses. It is important for me to support businesses that look like me and can build a legacy within our communities.
  • There are some great restaurants in the area

Oysters at Old Yarmouth Inn

Fish and Chips at Skippers

All in all a great place to stay in your Cape Cod adventures, so make sure to give them a visit and let them know the Maven sent you!


The Maven


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