Innkeepers Rick Kowarek and Nancy Hunter-Young provide plenty of thoughtful touches at this 1810 Queen Anne–style cottage: fresh flowers in every room, refrigerators stocked with beverages, and beach chairs with umbrellas (perfect for nearby Sandy Neck Beach). An outdoor hot tub, outdoor shower, and lavish breakfasts are among the attractions here.
They think of everything! Beach towels, beach chairs and shade umbrellas are provided for a day at the beach. Flip-flops are available for hot-tub enthusiasts.
Airy, country-style guest rooms have lots of white wicker, checked curtains, and pastel-painted floors. The spacious second-floor Wisteria Room overlooking the lush yard is a particularly comfortable retreat, and the screened-in porch is a peaceful place to sip early-morning coffee.
All rooms have private bathrooms with marble showers.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The Honeysuckle's bathroom, while exclusive to the room, is located just outside the room.
The comfortable living room is an ideal spot to curl up with a book or play a board game. If you forgot one, you can borrow one from the inn’s library.
Breakfast starters includes coffee and tea, juice, homemade baked goods, and fresh cut fruit or a fruit yogurt brûlée. The hot entrée might be ricotta cheese pancakes, baked eggs with brie, sun-dried tomatoes and wild mushrooms, or apple pancakes, among others dishes.
Enjoy a complimentary glass of sherry in the evening. A guest refrigerator (stocked with complimentary beverages) is located on the front screened-in porch.
You’ll need a car to get around to explore nearby beaches and attractions.
The Barnstable Restaurant & Tavern (9-minute drive) is a casual place to enjoy American fare and classic Cape Cod dishes, like fish and chips. The Dolphin (10-minute drive) has been a mainstay in Barnstable for more than 70 years. The menu features seafood, but there’s lots for meat eaters and vegetarians, too.
The Mattakeese Wharf (12-minute drive) is a great place to catch the sunset, while Father’s Kitchen and Taphouse (6-minute drive), with 42 beers on tap, is a fun spot to get a brew.
WHY WE LIKE IT
This historic inn, located on the outskirts of West Barnstable, is a romantic place to retreat. Its lovely gardens, where you can lounge in an Adirondack chair by the fire pit, its outdoor hot tub, where you can soak away your cares, and the lovely screened-in porch, where you can dream away the day, offer plenty of spots to enjoy downtime. Its close proximity to Sandy Neck Beach makes a day at the beach a snap. Generous amenities and an outstanding breakfast are additional pluses.