5 Reasons to Stay at a Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast

Why Visit a Bed and Breakfast on Cape Cod? Experience.

For many travelers, a bed and breakfast is the only lodging choice when planning a vacation on Cape Cod. Those who consistently choose a bed and breakfast over a hotel stay can sum up their stay in one word. EXPERIENCE! Staying at a bed and breakfast versus a hotel has many benefits, however, it\’s the overall experience during the visit can convert even the most loyal hotel goer into a bed and breakfast guest for life. Here are the top 5 best reasons to stay at a Cape Cod bed and breakfast instead of a hotel chain.

Big Value

Travelers today have so many options to choose from when booking a vacation or getaway. Investigating all the perks included in your vacation investment is a great way to find the highest value experience. Most hotels offer vending machine snacks, beverages and other amenities for an additional fee. Those fees can add up quickly during a several night stay. However, most luxury inns offer beverages, snacks, baked goods and other extras as part of the room rate. The Inn at Yarmouth Port welcomes all guests with complimentary homemade baked goods, in-room snacks, fresh flowers, spa quality linens and toiletries and a host of other luxurious amenities that add up to a big value for guests. You can certainly add-on other delights really amp up your experience. Some guests add items such as roses, homemade local chocolates, celebration cakes and dining gift cards to customize a stay.

Gracious staff smiles for camera

Top-Level Service

BnBs are usually small owner-operated businesses run by Innkeepers and staff eager to delight and serve their guests. Many have lived on the Cape for years and can help you experience Cape Cod like a local but also make recommendations based on how you want to experience Cape Cod. The best Innkeepers listen closely to their guests. They get clues about how to help personalize the experience. Celebrating a birthday or special occasion? You might just find a special gift or treat waiting for you after a long day of adventures. Trying to stick to special food plan or have dietary restrictions? Bed and Breakfast chefs work hard to ensure that guests are nourished in the way the need to be so that you feel energized during your vacation. Your Innkeepers  are on-site, want to help you and are ready to serve.

The front of The Inn at Yarmouth Port at twilight

New England History and Charm

Cape Cod bed and breakfasts are steeped in New England history and seaside charm. Villages like Chatham, Brewster and Yarmouth Port tell the tale of a simpler time. The Old King’s Highway or Historic 6A, runs east to west from Sandwich to Orleans and has hundreds of buildings and artifacts dating back to the late 1600’s. One popular stretch of 6A is called, The Captain’s Mile which begins in Yarmouth Port and features over 50 homes built by the sea captain’s who settled the villages of the Cape. Many of the homes, including the Inn at Yarmouth Port, are listed on the National Federal Register of Historic Places and are historically significant. We enjoying telling those interested about the history of our inn and what we’ve learned about the original sea captain who built this fine home in 1843.

A closeup of The Island Creek room's bed at The Inn at Yarmouth Port

Smaller Place with Fewer People

Typically, a B and B is a much smaller accommodation than a hotel. The Inn at Yarmouth Port has 7 guest rooms all with king-sized beds, private baths and are double occupancy. This means that the maximum number of other people you might encounter is 14 plus our staff. We stagger breakfast times so that we limit the number people on the patio or in the dining room, which gives our guests a more intimate dining experience. A spacious outdoor common area lends itself to private nooks for raising a glass and relaxing in style.

fruit plate

Not your Everyday Breakfast

Gourmet multi-course breakfasts are an event at our luxury Inn. You’ll dine on freshly baked muffins, scones, homemade jams and jellies. Our creative entrees feature local produce and high-quality ingredients. You won’t find cold continental or crusty buffets here. At the Inn at Yarmouth Port, we even source our breakfasts from our own vegetable, herb and edible flower gardens and fruit trees during the peak season. We partner with local farmers, butchers and bakers to bring our guests the highest quality and freshest food possible.

french toast at the inn at yarmouth port with beautiful yellow flower garnish

New To Bed and Breakfasts? Give it a try!

This year more than ever, you need a getaway.  However, guests often ask us, “When is the best time to visit Cape Cod?”  Each season on Cape has activities for all to explore. There’s truly something for everyone to enjoy.  So, leave it all behind and head to the best adult-only bed and breakfast on Cape Cod, The Inn at Yarmouth Port. We work tirelessly to ensure that your experience is unique and that you feel pampered and relaxed by the end of your stay.

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