This morning over breakfast a guest described to me what we often hear from first time bed and breakfast guests: their genuine surprise at how lovely their first experience at a bed and breakfast inn really was. Having been an innkeeper for 12 years now, I am amazed at how many people still have an arcane image of bed and breakfasts, envisioning tiny guestrooms with even tinier bathrooms, or even worse, a shared bath. Amenities at many inns these days now far exceed what you might find in a 5-star hotel.
Most bed and breakfast inns today feature free wireless internet access throughout the property; spa-like en suite bathrooms outfitted with luxurious fixtures and finishes; hot beverages and sweet treats offered throughout the day; and complimentary turndown and concierge services, all of which are included in the price of your stay. In addition, many inns now have an on-site spa or in-room spa services available for an additional fee. Add these luxuries and conveniences to a comfortable room with upscale furnishings, top-of-the-line bedding and linens, and a breakfast fit for a king and, in my opinion, choosing a well-reviewed bed and breakfast inn is a far better value than some of the other offerings you might consider for your vacation accommodations.
Here are just a few of the reasons why a B&B is a better way to stay when choosing Cape Cod for your vacations and holidays:
Location: Our central location on Cape Cod makes the Inn an ideal spot from which to explore all that the region has to offer. Situated just off scenic Route 6A, the Old Kings Highway, on the historic north side of the Cape, we are an easy drive from Boston, Providence, RI; Manchester, NH; or Hartford, CT and very close to the ferries for the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Our convenient setting allows easy access to fabulous beaches, unique shops, great restaurants, art galleries, museums, and historic points of interest.
Privacy and serenity: Situated high on a hill overlooking the Great Salt Marsh, the dunes of Sandy Neck Beach, and Cape Cod Bay affords not us only breathtaking views, but the quiet and calm you seek for a relaxing getaway from your hectic lifestyle. With such a small number of guest rooms and an abundance of common space you can always find a private spot in which to enjoy the latest bestseller, an afternoon cocktail, or an early morning cup of coffee.
Complimentary Concierge Service: All confirmed guests have access to our complimentary concierge service. Need innsider information on where to go to find the freshest lobster, most succulent clams, or best restaurant with an ocean view? Looking for a great spot to catch the sunset or our favorite bike paths? Want something special sent to your room? No matter what your looking for to complete your perfect Cape Cod vacation, we’re here to help. From restaurant reservations to ferry tickets, driving tours or picnic setups, we’ve got the innside track to make your dreams a reality.
Breakfast Choices: It’s all about choices. We built our reputation by offering an extensive selection of breakfast entrées from our full menu each morning, plus a daily special created with the freshest local ingredients and finest quality available.
Warm Hospitality: As seasoned innkeepers, we pride ourselves on finding the delicate balance between being available to our guests when they need us, and respecting their privacy. We are here to insure your comfort, offer our insights and recommendations on what to see and do, as well as where to go to find exactly what you’re looking for in a restaurant, bike ride, beach or whatever. But when you want to be alone, you‘ll find all the privacy you need.
Cleanliness: Although our guests are often amazed at the cleanliness of the Inn, we do not take our responsibilities in this manner lightly. We maintain the building, the grounds, and especially our kitchen to the highest standards. Our housekeepers are expertly trained and their work is regularly inspected. Attention to detail is our motto and our guests’ comfort is sacrosanct.
Sustainability: The High Pointe Inn is committed to continually evaluating our operations in order to employ more environmentally friendly methods of providing the best service to our guests. We believe that each initiative that we pursue with the help of our guests, no matter how small, helps to preserve our beautiful setting for future generations. A portion of the proceeds from each reservation is donated to the Barnstable Land Trust for the preservation of our natural resources and our fragile environment. And all gently used bath amenities are donated to the “Clean the World” initiative.
Value: We strive to offer the service and amenities of a full-service inn with a 5-star rating at a reasonable rate. Full breakfast, afternoon hot beverages and sweet treats, plus complimentary after-dinner drinks from our cordials bar are included in your room fee. We also offer an assortment of all-inclusive packages, last minute specials, spa services, extended stay discounts, and full concierge service for all confirmed reservations.