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Welcome to our Falmouth, MA Inn, which was just awarded the Best of the Upper Cape award by Cape Cod Life Magazine! While Falmouth has enjoyed exceptionally low COVID-19 infection rates since March of 2020, we have nonetheless gone to all available lengths to keep you safe so that you can enjoy your Cape Cod stay without worry.

Palmer House Inn exterior

Our Guests as Partners in Safety for All

All of our guests join us in maintaining a safe environment by wearing masks and/or social distancing at no less than 6’. To provide a safe experience for all, we also strictly follow the governing executive order, whereas all visitors coming from out of state (except exempt states) and returning residents, must fill out a health travel form and quarantine for 14 days. Or, provide a negative COVID-19 test administered no more than 72 hrs prior to arrival or after they get to MA. Those who do not comply are subject to a $500-per-day fine. In the interest of everyone’s safety, guests are required to agree to this provision in writing before check-in is allowed.

owner and registered nurse

The Nurses are Inn!

No pun intended here. Two of the inn’s three owners are Registered Nurses with over 70 years of clinical nursing experience combined. It will be no surprise then that COVID-19 safety measures were being planned and put into place as early as the beginning of February of 2020, when the rest of the world was barely beginning to talk about the possibility of a problem. Our guest’s health and safety is our top priority!

Thoreau Guest Cottage at Palmer House Inn

Technology to Keep You Safe

Since 2019, we have had sanitizing laundry equipment, using the latest ozone-generating technology to deliver linens and towels free of microbial contamination, without the use of harmful or irritating chemicals. In early July we acquired a Halosil whole-room sanitizing system, for use in our guest rooms. Developed over a decade ago in Switzerland for use in hospital operating rooms, this treatment eliminates all microbial life in the room being treated. After treatment, all that remains is a light harmless water vapor and oxygen! Palmer House is the first inn in the western hemisphere to feature this costly but highly effective technology for the safety of our guests.

modified breakfast

Safe Practices

  • Breakfast is served in our dining room, on decks and porches or in your room if so requested. All breakfast seating is spaced to maintain a minimum of 6’ between unrelated guests.
  • Our much-loved cookie service has resumed by guest request, with cookies being vacuum-sealed in pairs of two immediately after emerging from the oven and cooling.
  • Utensils and glasses in guest rooms have been replaced with single-use disposables and single-use hand sanitizer is provided in all guest rooms. Automatic room service has been replaced by room service by request only.
  • Touchless hand sanitizer stations are placed at all common entrances. All high-contact surfaces are sanitized hourly during business hours. All check-ins are contactless.

social distancing at the beach

Falmouth as a Safe Community

Our restaurants and shops are open and ready to receive you! Peruse our guide to top summer and fall activities to deck out your itinerary. In the interest of safety, social distancing of no less than 6’ is mandated in all restaurant seating. Parking capacity at our beaches has also been reduced to warrant distancing on the beach. Falmouth as a town and our merchants are committed to keeping the town safe, so please enjoy yourself and join us in defeating the novel coronavirus!

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