Palmer House Inn is a Pet Lover’s Paradise

We absolutely love pets here at Palmer House Inn! This handy guide is filled with fun area activities, specially curated for those bringing their faithful companion along for the adventure. Our inn dog Brody loves to do all of these things and more… you might even say these are his own personal recommendations!

a man walking a dog near the ocean

Take a Scenic Nature Walk

  • Beebe Woods: An easy walk from Palmer House, explore miles of beautiful wooded trails and hundreds of acres of land that are just perfect for bringing a dog along!
  • The Shining Sea Parkway: A consistent favorite among guests, it boasts gorgeous ocean views and 12 miles of easygoing biking and hiking trails, great for a relaxing afternoon walk.
  • The Knob: Another relaxing and scenic hike here in Falmouth, walk the shore, birdwatch, and enjoy the spectacular views!
  • Goodwill Park: A close walk from the village, walk the lovely forested trails and bring a towel! Your dog will love to go for a swim in the cool lake water.
Brody, the inn dog, going for a walk on a beach

Visit the Beach or Dog Park

  • Shhh! Can you keep a secret? We have our own special beach not listed in tourist brochures that is just perfect for dogs! Give us a call and promise not to blab… we may just have some information for you.
  • Only a 10-minute drive from the Inn, bring your furry friend along to Falmouth Dog Park! Socialize with other dogs and let them run around with abundant greenery enclosed in a beautiful wooded area and plenty of doggy bags in case you forget to bring your own.
main street in Falmouth with shoppers

Enjoy Falmouth Village

Though Falmouth health laws prohibit dogs from entering restaurants, there are plenty of places with dog-friendly outdoor seating and convenient water bowls to keep them happy. Anejo, Estia, and Seafood Sam’s have all confirmed with us that their restaurants have dog-friendly patios, and Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium will even prepare a bowl of cream as a sweet treat for your companion so they can enjoy themselves too!

a seal in the waters around Falmouth

Spend a Day in Woods Hole

A beautiful area that absolutely loves dogs, Woods Hole is a great place to spend the day along the seaside. A community dedicated to oceanographic research, you can look at the unique wildlife on display and check out hands-on exhibits! With unique area restaurants, delicious seafood, and a friendly university-like atmosphere, you’re sure to find something fun to do during your visit.

Martha's vineyeard park with houses

Take a Day Trip to Martha’s Vineyard

A trip to Falmouth wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Martha’s Vineyard! Take the shuttle bus from Falmouth to Woods Hole and hop on the Vineyard Ferry for a day trip to this wonderful coastal gem. Both the bus and ferry are dog-friendly so you can bring your four-legged friend along for the ride! With quaint villages, wide-open spaces, and bike trails, it’s got plenty of room for them to run around and have fun.

Brody going on a walk

Relax at Our Dog-Friendly Inn

Palmer House Inn is dedicated to being as dog-friendly as the surrounding area is and we have built a run just for your furry friends in the backyard so they have plenty of space to run, roll around, and get their energy out. As dogs are not allowed on the lawns or flower beds due to potential damage to the plants from their urine, this run is the place to be when you want to play with your pet here at the Inn. Stay in beautiful dog-friendly rooms like the Walt Whitman and Theodore Roosevelt with all the amenities you need for a fantastic stay. We look forward to welcoming both you and your canine companion here at Palmer House Inn and hope you get the chance to enjoy everything Falmouth has to offer.

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