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The Village Inn

The Village Inn has 10 rooms available year-round for visitors to Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, and the surrounding Cape Cod area. The bed and breakfast is a two-story building in the historic area of the city, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Robin, one of the owners, describes the exterior of the building to be "traditional New England architecture," with the building being painted white with dark green trim and shutters. The back of the house has a screened-in porch that breakfast is served on, weather permitting. Breakfast is "cooked from scratch" each morning by Claire, who is the other owner of the business and Robin's sister. The busiest time for the establishment, according to Robin, is from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. 


The Village Inn occupies less than an acre of land in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts. The establishment has 10 guest rooms available year-round for those visiting the area. Robin, one of the owners, describes the inn as a "classic bed and breakfast [that is] furnished in a traditional manner." The building that houses the bed and breakfast was originally constructed in the 1830s and was a sea captain's home. Robin says that the exterior is "traditional New England architecture" that features a screened-in porch that has wicker furniture for guest usage throughout the day. The structure is painted white with dark green trim and has two stories.

The interior has multiple areas that can be used as common gathering areas for patrons. There are two separate parlors located on the first floor of the inn. Furnished as sitting rooms, each of the parlors has sofas, armchairs, books, antiques, and paintings on the walls. All of the bedrooms have individually controlled heat and air conditioning capabilities, linens, Turkish towels, a flat-screen television, Gilchrist & Soames brand toiletries, and a hair dryer. Four of the rooms can combine to have two separate, two-bedroom units. These units have one room with a king bed and another room with two twin beds. Besides these combined rooms, there are three other options for staying: rooms with king beds, queen beds, or a combination of a king bed and a twin bed. Robin remarks that generally, the most popular rooms are those with a combination of a king and a twin bed. 

Each morning, breakfast is prepared by Claire, Robin's sister and the other owner of the inn. Robin describes the breakfast as a "cooked from scratch, gourmet breakfast," each morning consists of a prepared fruit dish infused with flavored syrups and a cooked entrée, such as spicy banana pancakes, and a fresh-baked good like scones or muffins. There is also a selection of coffee, tea, and juice available daily. Claire strives to make accommodations for guests with food restrictions such as kosher, lactose intolerance, and vegetarian diets. Patrons with needed accommodations can notify the owners either when they make a reservation or upon arrival. Each morning breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9:30, but the times are flexible if needed for previous arrangements. The meal is served either in the dining room or on the outdoor patio, weather permitting.


While staying at The Village Inn, the owners hope that guests can feel comfortable. Robin, one of the owners, says that a "happy, comfortable, and content guest is the best reward you can have," as a bed and breakfast owner. He strives to provide his patrons with an environment where they can relax and enjoy the surrounding area. In an effort to establish this atmosphere, Robin says that the staff of the establishment try to give "personal service with wonderful food." Guests who stay at the inn frequently comment on the hospitality of the owners, as well as the breakfasts prepared by Claire, the other owner, each morning, and the cleanliness of the premises. One patron said "The Village Inn is a beautiful and clean house with nice grounds. The rooms have comfortable beds and there are cozy sitting areas inside and out. Every morning breakfast was good and filling."

Claire and Robin have policies in place that visitors to the property are expected to abide by. During "High Season," which can be defined as summers and holidays, there is a two-night minimum stay during the week and a three-night minimum stay on the weekends that would include Friday and Saturday. Additionally, "children who are well-behaved four-year-olds and older are welcome at the inn," according to the bed and breakfasts website. There is also a 14-day cancelation policy, meaning if a guest needs to cancel their stay, they need to do so 14 days prior to their visit. Pets and smoking are also not allowed at the establishment. 

The Village Inn is open year-round, with Robin reporting the busiest time of year for the inn to be between Memorial Day and Columbus Day. He says that "Cape Cod is a summer destination," and that July and August are especially busy with tourists. September and October are also "especially beautiful months," according to Robin, but see fewer tourists. The bed and breakfast is nearby multiple beaches such as Grays Beach and Chapin Memorial Beach. About 25 minutes from the bed and breakfast is the National Seashore, and the city of Chatham is approximately 45 minutes away. According to Robin, the city of Yarmouth Port also has "easy access" to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Both Claire and Robin can recommend various eateries to patrons such as Old Yarmouth Inn which is a restaurant and tavern, Grill 43, and Inaho Japanese Restaurant. 


The Village Inn has been operational since 1946 and is, according to Robin, the "longest-running inn in the village." The house was built by John Eldridge, who was a prominent sea captain in the area, in the 1830s as his family's home. After his family lived there for a time, his granddaughter inherited the land and turned the building into a boarding school called Eldridge Hall. The boarding school operated similarly to a fine arts school for young women, teaching skills such as music, languages, and sciences. In 1964, a family purchased the building and converted it into the bed and breakfast that it is today. 

Robin and Claire, who are siblings and co-owners of The Village Inn, purchased the property in 2015. The two were raised in Ireland and "grew up in the hospitality industry." In time, Robin moved to Savannah, Georgia, where he was the manager of two properties. After living and working there, he and Claire decided to purchase a bed and breakfast and become innkeepers. They purchased The Village Inn and began renovations on mechanical things throughout the property, as well as installing air conditioning, renovating the bathrooms, and restoring the hardwood floors that are pumpkin pine wood. Robin says that his favorite part of operating the bed and breakfast is interacting with the guests, especially the "international clientele," that travel to the area. He says that they "bring interesting conversation and a different perspective."

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92 Route 6A
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts 02675
United States


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