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Yes, we sell tickets to the Steamship Authority ferries, which saves you from the long lines at the terminal in Woods Hole.  This can and will save you significant time.  

The Falmouth Bus Station is a 5 minute walk from our front porch, with direct service from Boston’s Logan Airport and many other destinations served by Peter Pan Bus Lines.
You will not need a car if you are content with the Falmouth Village and Woods Hole area – we have free shuttles and a wonderful bike trail and loads of great restaurants, shopping, and things to do to keep you occupied.  
You would need a car if you want to explore other areas of the Cape, such as Provincetown; Cape Cod’s transit system is still being developed.

Absolutely, you will find both Uber and Lyft drivers available.  Of course, with less density than in urban environments, especially in the winter months and wee hours.  

Check in is at 3:00 –  6:00 p.m. Late arrivals can be accommodated by speaking with the innkeeper for instructions regarding entry into both the house and your room. Arrangements for early check-in to drop off bags and pick up keys are available. We welcome telephone calls before your arrival to confirm arrival times.

Checkout is at 11:00 a.m. If you need a later checkout, please speak to the innkeeper to see if it is possible as we need time to prepare the room for the next guests to arrive.

The Inn is ideally situated to explore the entire Cape, a nice home base to day trip to the national seashore and outer cape.  We are a short walk to catch shuttle to Woods Hole and the steamship authority terminal to catch ferries to Martha’s Vineyard.   Beaches and the picturesque, quintessential New England Village of Falmouth are both a few minutes walk from our doorstep.      
 

Approximate drive times to and from common destinations:
Boston – 72 miles; 1 hour and 15 minutes 
New York City – 247 miles; 4 hours
Providence, Rhode Island – 68 miles; 1 hour and 15 minutes
Hartford, Connecticut – 154 miles; 2 hours and 20 minutes
Provincetown, Massachusetts – 78 miles; 1 hour and 35 minutes
Portland, Maine – 180 miles; 3 hours
Provincetown, Cape Cod – 78 miles; typically 1.5 – 2 hours

With advance notice, your room may be available starting at 12 pm. Please contact us in advance and we will try our best to accommodate you needs.

We freshen the rooms every day.  The ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs allow you to opt out of any daily cleaning. 

Private bathroom with stand up shower. WiFi. Flatscreen TV with cable. Closet and/or dresser. Shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap and make up wipes. Hair dryer. Bottled water.

On site parking, 1 car for each room
Fridge, ice maker, water cooler
Beach chairs. Beach towels
Wi-Fi 
Main floor living room area. Front porch seating. Backyard patio
Steamship Authority tickets sold on-site to avoid lines at the ferry terminal

Three options:
The Steamship Authority’s year-round ferry service leaves from the ferry terminal in Woods Hole, approximately 3.5 miles from the Inn. It will take you to either Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs (seasonal). It is the only ferry service which provides transport for vehicles.
 
Since parking is very limited in Woods Hole, you catch the free shuttle directly to the Woods Hole ferry terminal from the Steamship’s parking lot in Falmouth, an easy half mile walk (12 minutes) away from the Inn. 
 
In the summer season, the Island Queen – a passenger-only ferry service – is available from the port of Falmouth, a 25 min walk from the Inn.
 
Falmouth-Edgartown ferry is a seasonal, passenger-only ferry, leaving from Falmouth Harbor, on Scranton Avenue. 

We pride ourselves on our delicious, farm to table breakfasts.  We serve a full hot breakfast, sweet or savory entrees and sometimes both.  Alternatives such as cereals, plain scrambled eggs, and yogurt are always available.  Fresh fruit and in house baked goods are always also on the menu.

With advanced notice, we are happy to accommodate most special dietary needs. Please let us know of any allergies or other restrictions, we want to make your stay as pleasurable and stress free as possible.

Well behaved dogs are welcome in our Cottage apartment, and occasionally in certain rooms in the main house with an additional fee; however, due to the many many ticks on Cape Cod, we never allow dogs on the furniture. 
We want to avoid unhappy dogs.  Leaving dogs alone, which often induces separation anxiety, barking, property damage, and disturbing other guests, is strictly verboten.   A pet sitter or kennel are often viable options, we have numerous great recommendations in this area.  

Yes, each and every room has its own private bathroom.

Hairdryers are in every room. We have an iron available, just ask!

Yes, we have two ground floor rooms – the Parlor room (king size bed) and the Captain’s room. 

One of the most scenic bike trails on the entire eastern seaboard runs directly behind the Inn, the Shining Sea bike trail.  It meanders directly by the Ocean, beaches, and marshes.  Bike rental is available two blocks from the Inn. 

We offer a 5% discount for active duty Military.  Service members must make this known at the time of booking and must book directly with us. 
No other affiliate discounts are available.
 
We guarantee booking direct will always provide you with the lowest available rate for any specific date and room.
A sprawling online complex of clever technology corporations market and promote our property with minimal, or even no input from us.  If you book with us using their search tools and booking engines, a significant portion of those revenues land in their coffers instead of ours.
This is revenue that would otherwise go to enhance our services and improve our facilities for you and our other guests.
The continued growth of these technology behemoths should be concerning to us all.
Always book direct.

Booking direct with us will always provide you with the lowest available rate for any specific date and room. 
Book direct with us by following the links here on our website to our booking engine, not through any third party website.  Alternatively, call us and speak to us directly.

A sprawling online complex of clever technology corporations market and promote our Inn with minimal, indeed often even zero, input from us.  Whenever you book with us through their websites, search tools, and booking engines, a significant portion of your money ends up with them instead of us.
This is revenue that would otherwise enhance services we provide to you, as well helping to improve our facilities for all of our guests.
The continued growth of these technology behemoths should be concerning to us all.  
Always book direct.

Yes, our innkeeper lives on the property.

The Captain Lawrence Inn is non-smoking in all indoor areas.  However, we do have outdoor spaces that are appropriate for smoking without potentially bothering guests.

Whaling was one of the largest industries of the 18th and 19th century. Tom Lawrence was master of several whaling ships – the Addison, the Alto and the Anaconda –  in the mid-1800s, often away for years at a time on voyages in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.  After ending his career as a captain, he became the local postmaster in Falmouth and ran a general store in town.