My boyfriend and I went to Cape Cod for three nights just over a week ago to celebrate his special milestone 30th birthday. I planned it as a surprise and really immersed myself in Cape Cod research for several weeks well before the trip. I saw inns and hotels that had ocean view rooms, which is something we always enjoy, and places with very low rates, which was also tempting. But for some reason, Lamb & Lion Inn stood out and seemed absolutely beautiful. So after reviewing the website and the available rooms again and again, I took the plunge…
This was the best decision I could have made! The perfection of the trip was such a relief as well as a rewarding feeling for all my hard work planning, especially since it was the first trip I ever planned in full.
Lamb & Lion Inn is tucked away in a quaint area of Barnstable yet incredibly close to the harbor, the village, and a walk away from a beautiful beach. This gave us the perfect mix of feeling like we were in our own little retreat and the convenience of a 5 minute drive to where our whale watching boat took off and one of our favorite restaurants Mattakeese (recommended by Tom). As far as the drive to anywhere else, even if it is further away, is a complete pleasure. Tom & Ali provide a self guided printed out tour that we took along with us everywhere we went to help take the scenic route and see every thing we could fit into four days. It is such a relaxing place to be, and we felt like we stepped back in time. To quote Tom, one of the gracious owners, everything in the area "looks like a Norman Rockwell painting".
Speaking of the owners, Tom & Ali are so incredible. They enhanced our trip not only with their clean, comfortable and fun accommodations, but also with their savvy tips and recommendations. Plans I had made already for our trip, they helped make them better. Some fun excursions I missed while planning, they told us to try and we could not be happier that we did. They gave awesome suggestions for places to eat, beaches to see and so many other absolutely amazing activities. In the morning if we happened to see them filling up the breakfast area with Ali’s delicious homemade treats, it was fun to discuss our experiences the night before as well as what we had in store for that day. We so enjoyed conversing with them in general. They were so warm and willing to share their vast knowledge of Cape Cod with us, and this truly encouraged us to experience the Cape to the fullest. I cannot say enough about their obvious love for Cape Cod and their hospitable nature. We are so grateful for the extra steps they took to provide us a fun and enriching trip.
I saw the beauty and charm of the inn while viewing the pictures, but one cannot begin to grasp how nice it is until staying there. There are so many rooms with awesome features at the Inn, but we stayed in the bright and relaxing Sweet 9. It feels like you have your own little cozy apartment. It was spotless and the bed was so comfortable my boyfriend who gets a bad back easily even was impressed. The kitchen is stocked with enough utensils and cookware that I was able to make a special gourmet breakfast for my boyfriend’s birthday (after stopping at the conveniently close Barnstable Market of course!). The shower was amazing and had five shower heads! In our bedroom area we had a window seat, and a chase lounge with a little table next to it which was ideal for the champagne and the cheese plate packages I ordered as a birthday treat. Last and certainly not least, Sweet 9 has a sliding door the leads right out into the pool area and hot tub. We had a set of table and chairs right outside our door and a small patio as well. It was so nice to sit there and unwind after a day of excursions. It was just paradise, yet we felt so at home. We were so sad to leave our room and we have talked about it every day since we left. What made it even more enjoyable was the little furry friends that would come up to us outside and inspect us. Tom and Ali have four little dogs that simply stole our heart. Some of my favorite moments were sitting with my boyfriend outside with Tom & Ali’s absolutely delicious breakfast and the Yorkie “Cosmos” and the Black Pomeranian “G. Willikers” running up to us playfully. To sum it up, the atmosphere and the amenities were superb.
There are so many reasons as to why Lamb & Lion Inn is the place to stay if you’re traveling to Cape Cod. The breath taking scenery and the convenient yet lovely location is perfect. Any room they provide is sure to be clean and comfortable. The pet-friendly atmosphere really helps create that home away from home vibe, too. The hosts are wonderful and so friendly. We really feel like we walked away from Cape Cod not only with a fantastic vacation experience, but also with some new friends. I can spend the day saying great things about the Lamb & Lion Inn but to sum it up…we will return some day soon!
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