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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.

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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. Palmer House Inn requires incoming guests who are neither fully COVID vaccinated nor present a negative Covid test based on a test sample taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival at Palmer House Inn, to wear masks at all times other than during breakfast while in any public interior area of the inn. In addition, all guests are required to indicate at the time of pre-check-in registration whether they have been properly vaccinated against COVID-19. 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. As of July 2020, before your arrival, your room is thoroughly cleaned, sealed and then subjected to a comprehensive Halosil treatment. 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.

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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! 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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Countdown to Our Jazz Brunch!

Start the new year in good taste with a safe, private celebration including a delightful morning meal and live music. The talented groups that our impresario and master musician Pat Ryan brings to our inn are always first-rate and this event promises yet another exceptional program. Please keep in mind that our New Year’s Day Jazz Brunch is exclusively for Palmer House Inn guests only, so reserve your spot soon before we sell out…

  • Series is closed to the public
  • Limited capacity in each room

  • Fun and safe entertainment
  • Treats served individually

We will continue to host our popular jazz series at various times throughout the year. Please reach out to us for current updates on the next upcoming events. Don’t miss out!

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