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Frequently Asked Questions - Frederick William House, Falmouth, MA

Welcome to Frederick William House, your cozy gateway to the quintessential Cape Cod vacation experience in New England. We understand that planning your stay involves a myriad of questions. Let us guide you through with answers that inform but also paint a picture of the unforgettable journey that awaits you in Falmouth, MA.

How much is a stay for the dates I am seeking?

 

Every visit to Frederick William House is unique, and our rates vary to ensure you find the perfect fit for your vacation needs. For the most accurate pricing, please visit our booking portal or contact our friendly reservation team. Share your desired dates, and we'll provide a personalized quote that includes our current specials and packages, ensuring your stay is memorable and value-packed.

 

Can you tell me about the history of Falmouth and how it became a tourist destination?

 

Falmouth's charm is steeped in its rich history, dating back to its founding in 1686. This picturesque town has evolved from a humble farming and whaling community into one of Cape Cod's premier tourist destinations. Falmouth's allure lies in its pristine beaches, historic landmarks like the Nobska Lighthouse, and welcoming community spirit. The transformation into a tourist haven was fueled by its natural beauty, captivating visitors with its blend of serene landscapes and vibrant cultural scene.

 

What are the ferry schedules, and which ferry should I take?

 

Embarking on a maritime adventure to Martha's Vineyard is a breeze from Woods Hole, a small subdivision of Falmouth. The Steamship Authority ferries embark from the docks there. Free shuttle busses depart from the Falmouth Palmer Avenue parking lots. The lot is walking distance from Frederick William House, or you can choose to take our bikes with you. The Nantucket ferries depart from Hyannis Port. High-Line cruise lines run a fast ferry to Nantucket, and the slow boat option to travel to Nantucket is the Steamship Authority ferry that departs from Hyannis Port. We recommend checking their official websites or contacting them for the latest schedules and advice on choosing the ferry that best aligns with your travel itinerary.

 

What local tourist attractions should I not miss?

 

Falmouth is a treasure trove of attractions waiting to be discovered. From the tranquil beauty of the Shining Sea Bikeway to the educational journeys at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, there's something for every traveler. Take advantage of exploring the enchanting gardens of Highfield Hall or soaking up the sun at Old Silver Beach. For a taste of history, the Falmouth Museums on the Green offer captivating insights into the town's past. Treat yourself to wine tasting at Cape Cod Winery, or your prefer small batch micro brews, Bad Martha’s has craft beers for every taste.

Falmouth is a treasure trove of attractions waiting to be discovered. From the tranquil beauty of the Shining Sea Bikeway to the educational journeys at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, there's something for every traveler. Take advantage of exploring the enchanting gardens of Highfield Hall or soaking up the sun at Old Silver Beach. For a taste of history, the Falmouth Museums on the Green offer captivating insights into the town's past. Treat yourself to wine tasting at Cape Cod Winery, or your prefer small batch micro brews, Bad Martha’s has craft beers for every taste.

Any food recommendations in the area?

 

Falmouth's culinary scene is as diverse as it is delicious, offering everything from fresh seafood to gourmet international cuisine. Savor the day's catch at a waterfront diner, indulge in local flavors, Lobster and Quahogs at the Landfall Restaurant or enjoy Italian delicacies at La Cucina Sul Mare, or you may prefer a fancy evening at the Glass Onion. And if you want local caught oysters Epic Oyster has varieties from every local township with a menu that identifies where every different oyster was harvested. For a truly local experience, the Falmouth Farmers Market offers an array of fresh, locally sourced delights.

 

How close am I to everything?

 

Frederick William House boasts an enviable location in the heart of Falmouth, ensuring you're always close to where you want to be. Most local attractions, exquisite dining options, and charming shops are just a stroll or a short drive away, Goodwill Park which is across the street, and walking distance or biking distance to most beaches. Our central location means you're perfectly positioned to explore the best of Falmouth and the surrounding Cape Cod area. How far away are we from Martha's Vineyard? Martha's Vineyard is an easy and scenic ferry ride away. From Falmouth Harbor, board the Island Queen Ferry, and within 35 minutes, you'll find yourself stepping onto the shores of Martha's Vineyard. It's the perfect day trip or destination for a multi-day exploration. Let the adventure begin with breathtaking views as you sail across the Vineyard Sound, a journey that's as memorable as the destination.

 

At Frederick William House, we're more than just a place to stay; we're your home away from home, a haven where unforgettable memories are made. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or a blend of both, we're here to make your Cape Cod experience exceptional.

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