Captain Farris House B&B – South Yarmouth

Captain Farris House Bed and Breakfast

If historical significance, approachable elegance and the convenience of modern amenities are what you’re looking for in a Cape Cod bed and breakfast — the Captain Farris House should be near the top of your list

Built by a wealthy sea captain in 1845, the Captain Farris House has found it’s way through the years in splendid fashion, emerging as one of Cape Cod’s most celebrated bed and breakfasts.  Travelers and travel journalists agree — this stunningly appointed and professionally managed lodging option is fertile ground for Cape Cod getaway memories certain to grow more exquisite with each remembrance.

The Captain Farris house is centrally located in a small community of historic homes just a short distance away from the Bass River Bridge.  Restaurants, shopping, beaches golf courses and just about every type of recreation Cape Cod has to offer can be found nearby.

The grand house is surrounded by two acres of lushly landscaped lawn and wrapped with an inviting veranda finished with waste-the-day-away-in-relaxation Adirondack chairs.

On the inside, the Captain Farris House is distinguished by spacious rooms, fresh flowers, fine linen, down comforters, jacuzzi tubs, plush bathrobes, fireplaces and conversation-piece antiques.

The three course, gourmet breakfasts are served in the Captain Farris House’s formal dining room — or the greenhouse style interior courtyard.  Think quiche with pumpkin-pecan scones, buttermilk oatmeal pancakes and Belgian waffles with strawberries and fresh cream.

If romance is what you’re after — the Captain Farris House makes available (for reasonable fees) multiple indulgences for your convenience: bottles of champagne on ice, select strawberries covered in gourmet chocolate, roses in take-home vases, sparkling cider on ice and more.

Cape Cod has plenty of top shelf bed and breakfasts but, at the Captain Farris House, history, warmth, charm, elegance and hospitality are virtually assured during each and every stay.


A Conversation With the Inn Owner

I recently had a chance to engage in a quick discussion with Michael & Nancy Lumia, the owners at the the Captain Farris House.  Here are some of the Cape Cod Secrets they shared with me:

Tell us what is special about the Captain Farris House?

We are located on mid Cape Cod in the historic Bass River Village of South Yarmouth and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, circa 1849. We are a beautifully furnished bed and breakfast with antiques and elegant window treatments that reflect the period of the 1800’s and romance.

What’s the best thing about being an Innkeeper on Cape Cod?

We definitely enjoy meeting people from all over the world that arrive as our guests at the Captain Farris House — and helping them create Cape Cod memories certain to last a lifetime!

What is your favorite Cape Cod restaurant?  Why?

Our favorite Cape Cod Restaurant is the Oyster Company in Dennisport.  They have an absolutely amazing raw bar!

What is your favorite Cape Cod Beach?  Why?

West Dennis Beach is one of our favorites for its beautiful fine sand and to take long walks along.

Where would you send guests looking for something incredible to do on their Cape Cod vacation?  Why?

We love to encourage our guests to visit Race Point Beach at the tip of Cape Cod — it’s a true and unforgettable Cape Cod experience.

Do you have a recipe you would like to share with our readers?

Yes we do!


The Captain’s Oven Baked Peach French Toast With Raspberry Garnish (Serves 10-12)

Peach French Toast Recipe

Butter a 10 x 15 baking pan

Set oven temp. at 375

Cut  up 1 loaf of  white crusty  bread ( 1 lb.)

In blender beat:

  • 8 eggs
  • 1 quart  light cream
  • 2 teas. vanilla

Pour over bread and let soak overnight

Layer bread mixture 1 can of cut up peaches and 1/4 cup of cinnamon sugar. Top with 2 Tbsp. melted butter and cinnamon sugar.  Bake 1 hour or until center is set.

Cut into 10 – 12  rectangles and serve over a squiggle of raspberry syrup and garnish with whipped cream, raspberry and mint.

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