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Welcome to ShoreWay Acres Inn

An inviting alternative to contemporary hotels, our inn is a unique part of the Falmouth community, offering a glimpse of authentic Cape Cod life, past and present.

We are, decidedly and unabashedly, a place where things of the past are not only preserved,
but genuinely preferred to the generic atmosphere of many lodging options, today. At ShoreWay Acres, guests will find authenticity in our historic surroundings, in our hospitable staff and in our other guests.

Our family-owned and managed Inn began with nine rooms and two bathrooms in our Worthington House, an historic sea captain's home built in 1806, and bombarded eight times by the British in the War of 1812. Purchased by the Dineen family in 1959, it was the beginning of a decades-long preservation project on one of Falmouth's oldest and most historic streets. Today, the Inn offers 80 rooms, some with kitchens... all with private baths and contemporary conveniences of refrigerators, voicemail, etc. Complimentary WiFi in our lobby and public parlor areas. ShoreWay Acres is now comprised of six buildings, four of which were converted from historic homes into B&B style accommodations and two 1960's hotel and motel buildings, which are well on their way to becoming another part of Falmouth's "historic" past.

Keeping history and tradition alive is best done by people who have been a part of it, and we are pleased that many of our staff, along with our family members and so many of our return guests have been at ShoreWay Acres for a long time.......some of us for decades! We're one of Falmouth's few remaining family-owned properties where the second and third generation of the founding family is still involved in the day to day operations of the Inn.

Our secluded location on one of Falmouth's most historic streets offers you the restful solitude of residential Cape Cod. Yet, just a stroll will take you to charming Falmouth Village and picture-perfect Surf Drive Beach with its spectacular view of Martha's Vineyard and Nobska Lighthouse.

Walk to everything! The village, beach, duck pond, playground, bird sanctuary, day spas, shops, galleries, museums, churches, trolley stop, library, and more than twenty restaurants from sidewalk cafes and pubs to ethnic eateries and fine dining. Martha's Vineyard ferries departing from Falmouth Harbor are just one mile away, Martha's Vineyard ferries departing from Woods Hole are just three miles away, and Shining Sea Bikeway is only one and a half miles away.

Our 80 non-smoking accommodations blend the features of many bed & breakfasts on Cape Cod with the choice of traditional and contemporary rooms, family rooms, suites, vacation rentals with full kitchens, one-bedroom extended stay residences, and an eight bedroom/eight bathroom cottage!

  • Indoor and Outdoor pools
  • Men's and Ladies' Saunas
  • Spacious grounds, Lawn games, Swings, Garden gazebos, Umbrella tables and BBQ grills
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in our Lobby and Parlor areas 
  • Dining Facilities for up to 200; Meeting Facilities for 100
  • Excellent Value Packages for Dinner & Dancing Weekends, Reunions, Retreats, Honeymoons, Christmas Parties, School Vacations, Scrapbooking and Quilting Weekends

Visits to nearby Plymouth, Hyannis, and Provincetown make wonderful day trips. Whale watching excursions are available from all three towns from May through October. With ShoreWay Acres' convenient "walk to everything" location and Falmouth as your homeport; you need only unpack once during your entire visit!

For Reservations, please call, write, or complete our online reservation request. We look forward to sharing our special little corner of Cape Cod with you!


Dear Guests,

As life-long Cape Codders, our family's goal is to share the simple everyday pleasures of our Cape Cod lifestyle with you. We've been on a decades-long mission to preserve the buildings, traditions and hospitality of a gentler time while still providing our guests with up-to-date comforts and conveniences. Your stay includes our complimentary full, home-cooked breakfast buffet each morning served with china, silverware and tablecloths...not fussy or pretentious...just a tradition at ShoreWay Acres long before the current trend of "fast food" breakfasts!

On arrival, you'll be able to put your car keys away for a spell while you stroll to the beach, our idyllic Main Street and village green. Our residential location on one of Falmouth's prettiest and most historic streets invites you to relax, get in touch with nature and, most importantly, get back in touch with yourself.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you to our hometown!                  


                                                                                                                    The Dineen ~ Ketterer Family & Staff


















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