Our romantic Cape Cod bed and breakfast offers 17 beautifully decorated guest rooms featuring plenty of great amenities including luxury firm beds. Be sure to check out our Cape Cod getaway specials and packages!

Main Inn

Room Guests Bed Bath Features Book Room
Amy Lowell 2 Double Shower Third floor, Victorian décor Check Rates
Edna St. Vincent Millay 2 Queen Shower Third floor, Cape Cod décor Check Rates
Herman Melville 2 Queen Shower Third floor, Victorian décor Check Rates
James Fenimore Cooper 2 Queen Shower Second floor, Victorian décor Check Rates
Edith Wharton 2 Queen Shower Second floor, Cape Cod décor Check Rates
Katherine Lee Bates 2 Queen Shower Second floor, Victorian décor Check Rates
Oliver Wendell Holmes 2 Queen Shower Third floor, Cape Cod décor Check Rates
Ralph Waldo Emerson 2 King Tub/shower combo Second floor, Victorian décor Check Rates
Robert Frost 2 King Jetted tub/shower Second floor, Cape Cod décor, sitting area Check Rates
Emily Dickinson 2 King Jetted tub/shower Second floor, Cape Cod décor, Sitting area, Fireplace Check Rates
Henry James Room 2 King Jetted tub & double shower Third floor, Victorian décor Check Rates
Richard Henry Dana 2 King Jetted tub/shower combo Third floor, Cape Cod décor Check Rates

Guest House & The Cottage

Room Guests Bed Bath Features Book Room
Samuel Langhorne Clemens 3 Queen & Twin Shower First floor, wicker Victorian décor, dog friendly Check Rates
Walt Whitman 2 King ADA Shower First floor, Victorian décor, sitting area, separate entrance w/ ramp, dog friendly Check Rates
Theodore Roosevelt 2 King Jetted tub/shower combo First floor, Victorian décor, fireplace, seating area, dog friendly Check Rates
Harriet Beecher Stowe 2 King Jetted tub/shower combo First floor, Victorian décor, sitting area, dog friendly Check Rates
Henry Thoreau Cottage 4 King & Queen Shower Two bedrooms, Cape Cod décor, living room, private deck & garden, dog friendly Check Rates


All rooms feature:

  • Private bath
  • 600 thread count triple sheeting
  • Telephones
  • Alarm clocks with USB ports and electrical outlets
  • Air conditioning
  • Smart flat screen TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Irons & ironing boards
  • Luggage racks
  • Ceiling fans
  • Ice buckets
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi

Premium rooms add:

  • Coffee makers
  • Miniature refrigerators
  • Sitting areas

Several rooms offer fireplaces (October 1st- June 1st) and/or jetted tubs. Please see more about policies for fireplaces, jetted tubs and air conditioning here.

Reservation Policies

Arrival and Departure
Check-in is between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM on the day of arrival. Special arrangements need to be made for early or late check-ins.
Check-out is 11:00 AM on the day of departure.

Advance Deposits
An Advance Deposit of one night’s lodging plus tax (one night reservation), two nights’ lodging plus tax for reservations of two or more nights will be charged to the credit card you provide when you make the reservation online. Advance Purchase Special bookings are nonrefundable.

We will refund the Advance Deposit, less a $20.00 per room service charge if you cancel your reservation in writing 14 days or more before arrival (30 days for 3 or more rooms or 5 or more nights). If you cancel with shorter notice, we cannot guarantee a refund unless we are able to rent the accommodations to someone else.

Shortened Stays
If you arrive after your confirmed arrival date or leave before your confirmed departure date, we cannot offer you a refund or adjust your bill.

If you have a reservation but do not check in, your room will be held for you for the duration of your registered stay and no refund will be provided.

Palmer House Inn is a clean air facility and is a no smoking zone both in the buildings and on the grounds.

If you are traveling with children, please list the number of children, ages, and names on your reservation request under “Special Accommodations.” We have a limited number of accommodations that are appropriate for children.

By registering, guests agree to be held responsible for damage to the room (or damage to other areas of the Palmer House Inn caused by them) while registered at the Inn or while on Palmer House Inn property and without limiting other remedies, authorize Palmer House Inn to charge their credit cards an amount appropriate for the remediation of the damage.

Dog Policy
At Palmer House Inn we welcome well behaved, house trained, well socialized dogs in our designated dog-friendly rooms, up to one dog per room at a daily pet charge of $35. Please read our full pet policy.

Fireplaces, Whirlpool Tubs and Air Conditioning
Some of our premium rooms have fireplaces. These are operational November 1 through May 31. During the warm months they are deactivated. Jetted whirlpool tubs in our premium rooms in the Main House are activated from 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM and are deactivated from 10:01 PM to 8:29 AM for the quiet and consideration of other guests in the inn. Air conditioning is provided in all rooms during warm months. Air conditioning is deactivated when night ambient day or temperatures are, or are projected to be below 60 degrees Fahrenheit, to prevent damage to our outdoor condensers. Please note, that ours is a multi-zone system, allowing each room separate temperature control. Please be patient when turning on the A/C, as this type of system takes longer to regulate the temperature in your room than would be the case with systems that do not allow individual control. Please do not set the thermostat in your room below 66 degrees. Doing so will not cool your room any faster and puts undue stress on the mechanics of the system.

Guests with Allergies
All guests are asked to let us know about food allergies or dietary restrictions they may have for their safety during breakfast time. If you find yourself asked more than once, it is a safety precaution and not intended to be harassment. If you have allergies to airborne irritants, please let us know. We have no down pillows or woolen blankets at the inn, and will take extra precautions to keep your room in the Main House free of pet dander. Disclosure is hereby made however, that the Americans with Disabilities Act requires us to accommodate a guest with a service dog in any room of the guest’s choice, as well as in any common area at the inn, and that in such an instance one or more service dogs may be present in areas of the inn outside of our normal dog-friendly rooms, including the rooms in our main house. Proceeding with a reservation represents acceptance of that risk.