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Lamb and Lion Inn
Ranked #2 of 6 Barnstable B&B and Inns
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

How lucky my husband and I were to find the Lamb and Lion Inn in Barnstable, MA via Living Social!! The innkeepers, Tom and Ali, were lovely hosts who, along with their four sweet little dogs, precious G Willie in particular, made us quickly feel right at home upon our arrival. What a happy start to each day from Willie as he greeted us every morning at our sliding door! Ali's delectable breakfast choices were culinary delights, and the hot coffee was excellent! Tom's dining and sites-to-see recommendations were fun and quite interesting; one would need to spend much more time than three days to visit everything on his extensive list!! Although I have made many previous trips to the area to visit my aunt in Brewster (and currently in Chatham), Tom not only directed us to many familiar places; i.e., Scituate Harbor, Brewster Store, to name a couple, but also to many new (to me) sites which we thoroughly enjoyed! Our evenings were spent sitting by the pool with the fire pit blazing, a glass of wine in hand, and enjoying the company of the other guests. Jack and I are eagerly anticipating our next visit to the Lamb and Lion Inn, and spending more time with Tom, Ali, G Willie and the rest of the wonderful staff!

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poolhopper, Owner at Lamb and Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2014

The pool and the fire pit...our favorite Lamb and Lion feature! We are glad you were able to take advantage of the LivingSocial deal. We don't do a ton of discounting here as we find you definately get the "bang" for the buck, but in very slow times we DO offer some wonderful discounts, which are only found on our Facebook page. Keep your eyes out for the next one--and hope to see you fireside!

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

The Lamb and Lion is a lovely bed and breakfast in Barnstable and everything that has been written about the accommodations and the friendly, helpful hosts is right on the money. But as seasoned guests at bed and breakfasts, I was disappointed with the breakfast offered with the rooms. Yes, the cake, granola and bread were homemade and delicious, but that was the extent of the free breakfast...if you want something more substantial, say, eggs then there's a $5 surcharge per order. So if you're looking for a bed and breakfast with a hot meal and not a continental breakfast you need to look elsewhere.

Room Tip: Every room is different. All are lovely. Some have woodburning fireplaces, others gas. So if that...
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poolhopper, Owner at Lamb and Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2013

Thank you for the kind words. YES, we agree with you!! If you weigh breakfast as the most important part of your stay and require the large, 3 course, formal sit down hot breakfast affair, we recommend you keep shopping! We too are seasoned bed & breakfast professionals. We've owned and operated a 4-Diamond Relais & Chateaux property, run several other inns & restaurants for others and have advised up & coming newbies to the industry. B&Bs run the gambit--the biggest reason guests frequent such properties. You get personal experiences that are (hopefully) unique & fresh.
The Lamb and Lion inn caters to guests who aren't necessarily thinking about spending the morning sipping coffee and sitting around a large table for long periods of time. That option IS there, but our guests don't want to be told what time they have to be at the breakfast table (a prerequisite to most B&Bs), want to have their breakfast at their leisure, would like the OPTION of socializing--or not--and we find our guests to be a little on the "adventurous" side. They typically get up, have a nice, relaxed, healthy, homemade breakfast and hit the road with our free self-guided driving tours, swing by the office for whale watch tickets, or grab a few complimentary beach chairs & umbrellas for the beach.
As for the add-on breakfast, we have had mostly rave reviews on this new concept. If we offered, say, our magnificent eggs Benedict with homemade Hollandaise to everyone, the only way to pull that off for a property of B&B size would be to offer it at a specific time--again, we don't like curfews! So, if guests desire something special on top of the large, complimentary homemade spread we offer, we ask that they order something off the ala carte menu at bedtime--let us know what time they'd like it--if they'd like it in the common area, delivered "breakfast in bed", poolside, wherever they can have WHAT they want, and WHEN and WHERE they want. We do charge $5 to cover our costs--and you will never have a better eggs beni anywhere in the world.
We can see where a seasoned B&B person might be thrown for a loop. This is a new concept to fit in with our "when, where & what you want" breakfast, and we find it a perfect fit!

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

I stayed at the Lamb and the Lion for three nights, with two friends. We chose this inn for two reasons: pets are allowed and they had an apartment-sized suite available. The Barn-Stable suite gets an A ++ from me for character and comfort. It was a privilege to stay in an antique building from 1740. The decorations and details are just beautiful and it took us three days to appreciate all that is on display throughout the suite (think Country Living Magazine). There is a gas fireplace, and a large couch with two comfy chairs, a dining room table, full kitchen, private deck and 1.5 bathrooms, and I can't forget to mention the knight that guards the door! The three loft bedrooms are up steep and narrow stairs and are all interconnected and open to the first floor. Just a word of caution to guests who are not able to climb such stairs, but there are gates at the top of both sets of stairs for additional safety. The beds were very comfortable. Attention to detail and cleanliness are very evident. What really makes this place so special are the special people who own and manage the property. Tom was wonderful and provided information about local dining options. Jill, who checked us in, gave us a tour of our suite and was very personable and charming. We enjoyed chatting with her one evening when she came to add wood to the outdoor fireplace by the pool. Did I mention the very private pool and hot tub enclosed by the inn's courtyard? It was great fun to meet other guests and their dogs, as well as Tom and Ali's foursome. Only small dogs are allowed and there is a spacious back yard and many nearby places for longer walks with your dog. There were several great dining options about a mile or two away in Barnstable village, a very short drive from the inn. Tom has composed a very comprehensive guide for guests, covering just about everything you might need during your stay. I can't review the inn breakfast since breakfast is not included in the rental of this suite. But with a full kitchen, that does not pose a problem. Whatt a lovely stay! I know this will be one of my best-ever travel memories!

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poolhopper, Owner at Lamb and Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2013

Oh, the BARN! WE love our Barn reviews. This is probably the most unique place to stay on Cape Cod--certainly it is on historic Route 6A. What a wonderful review--and to take that much time to write such a comprehensive overview is nothing but flattering. We love our 1740 Barn, the knight who makes sure each guest has a good knight's sleep (sorry...) and Jill, the newest member to team Lamb and Lion--who might just be worth the trip alone. What an amazing fall we're having. The weekends are filling up, the festivals are in full swing, and if you've never been to this part of New England in Autumn you are truly missing something spectacular--enjoying a step back in time via our "1740 time machine Barn" is icing on the cake!

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

My husband and I were given a weekend get away for our 30th! Anniversary by our children and family to the Lamb & Lion Inn. Shared by my husbands sister and her husband. Where Tom, Ali and wonderful staff made us feel right at home. Come to find out they had lived, and operated the Old Drovers Inn, in our home town (which has a history all its own.) We were greeted by (2) of their (4) little dogs, and shown the layout of the very quant Inn. From the use of the pool & hot tub, too the sunroom where Ali makes homemade breakfast daily. Each of the rooms different from the next and decorated with its own charm. Tom gave us a handful of options to fill our weekend from whale watching, to driving & touring the beauty of 6A, with its many beaches and restaurants! We look forward to returning and enjoying that glass of wine in the hot tub again! & the hospitality of Tom & Ali

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

"Go to your happy place" is an under statement motto of the Lamb and Lion
> Inn recently visited by my husband and I along with my brother and
> sister-in-law earlier this month for a brief stay that still enabled us
> to have a fun time meeting the warm and welcoming proprietors Ali and Tom
> and one of their dogs "G" short for Gee Willikers (a long name for a tiny
> dog less than a 10 inches long) who was quite a little greeting committee
> all in himself, and, of course, Jill, new to the staff, but who made us
> feel right at home!
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> The inn was cozy and inviting. Our bright and airy suite 9 opened right
> on to the courtyard complete with solar heated pool, hot tub and
> fireplace! We looked forward to meeting at our patio table each morning (with a welcome visit
> from 'G') to enjoy the lovely continental breakfasts provided by the inn.
> The breakfasts, complete with an array of home made muffins, breads and
> jams as well as fruit, coffee and teas, etc., were provided in the
> common area overlooking the courtyard and were quite enough to get you
> moving into your busy day of sightseeing and shopping as we followed "the
> experts" (Tom and Ali's) route map driving tour along the mid-Cape 6A
> route that they provided us. Our favorite pit-stops included Gray's Beach
> in Yarmouthport; a walking along the boardwalk into Cape Cod Bay, Scargo
> Tower in Dennis and its panoramic views; Sesuit Harbor Café for its one-
> of-a-kind lobster roll; and needless to say the shop-to-you-drop
> shopping experience at the Lemon Tree Shopping Village in Brewster.
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> We thank our hosts and send them our sincere gratitude for their gracious
> hospitality. We recommend the Lamb and Lion Inn very highly and look
> forward to going back to do the second half of the driving tour to
> Orleans, the National Seashore, and P-town.

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

My wife and I have been coming to the Lamb and Lion since Tom and Alice took it over. We keep coming back simply because we love the place. Starting with Alice's morning baked greats and continuing with Tom's great exploring tips and you have a terrific base to see the Cape. Of course if you decide to stay around the protected pool and simply veg out - OK.

We just stayed in room 7 and it has been remodeled with a stone shower.
Alice has put really nice decorations around and even has a few books, carefully selected. These guys really know how to run an Inn.

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

My husband and I found our way to the Inn through a LivingSocial offer and thought it looked like a nice place to spend a relaxing weekend. We were not disappointed! Tom and Ali were great hosts and everything from our room, the homemade breakfasts and overall friendlness we encountered made for a wonderful 2 days away from our daily grind. There was a whale watch included in the package, and we did see whales and dolphines on that trip. The Inn is a beautiful gem on 6A and is close to many attractions and beaches. Tom has driving tours and endless suggestions and recommendations if you are not familiar with the area. Even if you are, Tom can still direct you to places that you have no idea existed. We hope to visit again in the winter and enjoy a glass of wine in the hot tub!

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Address: 2504 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Barnstable
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Barnstable
Price Range: $249 - $327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lamb and Lion Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
13 fireplaces. Solar-heated, salt water pool with outdoor wood-burning fireplace. Wellness studio with massage rooms, yoga studio, Reiki, readings and transformation coaching. BBQ facilities, complimentary self-guided driving tours, suites with kitchens & wood-burning fireplaces, walk to beach. "A classic Cape Cod inn and spa with the spirit of a small luxury hotel" ~ Road & Travel, 2014 "One of the Top 5 inns on Cape Cod" ~ The Travel Channel, 2015. "Best mid-Cape Inn/B&B" 2008-2016, 9 years! ~ Cape Cod Life. One of the Top 12 pet friendly properties in the World" ~ CNN, 2014. One of New England's best destinations" ~ Yankee Magazine, 2015 ... more   less 
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