Captain Farris House, Yarmouth, Massachusetts $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
A restored 1845 mansion, the Captain Farris House puts you in the middle of a Yarmouth neighborhood populated with homes on the National Register of Historic Places and just steps from pretty Bass River. Three of the ten guest rooms have private sundecks, and two have fireplaces; all have an especially nice bathroom (most with two-person whirlpool tubs). The common areas, however, outshine the rooms—especially the glass-covered greenhouse courtyard, the particularly pretty garden, the formal dining room with its Waterford chandelier, and the antiques- and velvet-filled parlor, where guests gather to sip complimentary sherry in the evenings. The modern age intrudes in the form of traffic noise from busy Route 28, so ask for a room off the garden. And if you're a late riser, avoid the first-floor rooms beside the courtyard and dining room: The buzz of your fellow guests enjoying their three-course breakfast will make it hard to spend a lazy morning in bed.
Closed November through early April, except on Valentine's Day weekend.