Cape Cod's Lamb and Lion Inn

2504 Main Street Route 6 A, Barnstable, MA 02630 USA (Show map)
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WINNER...9 years running! "Best Mid-Cape Bed & Breakfast/Inn" ~ Cape Cod Life, 2008-2016. "One of the BEST Inns in New England" Yankee Magazine, 2014. "One of the Top 12 pet friendly destinations in the World" ~ CNN, 2013. "A classic Cape Cod inn with the spirit of a small luxury hotel." Road & Travel Magazine A 1740's Inn boasting 12 fireplaces and rambling open-air hallways painted in beautiful murals creating a central courtyard with full-sized solar heated pool, year-round outdoor hot tub and outdoor fireplace. Open year-round, the Inn has an on-premise spa and yoga studio, and offers an intimate/casual vacation lifestyle with fireplace suites and lots of guest privacy! BBQ poolside or walk to the beach! Pet friendly. This peaceful inn located in the heart of Cape Cod's historic district is owned by 2 previous "Relais and Chateaux" owners. Guest services are unmatched on Cape Cod and include complimentary self-guided driving tours and suites with kitchens and wood-burning fireplaces.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.3

A Slice of Heaven

5 on May 29, 2015

This is by far one of the nicest inns we've ever stayed in. Rooms are great and breakfast delicious. Tom and Ali are so hospitable, as are all the staff. Tom has written a history of the inn and other musings, which was entertainment in itself. There are printouts of self guided tours, which was incredibly helpful and something we've not seen anywhere else. We hated to leave and will be back in the fall. Thanks Tom and Ali! Suzanne and Roger

Instant Cape Favorite

5 on February 12, 2015

LONG OVERDUE, 5 STARS...the Lamb and Lion is the first B&B (or hotel/restaurant/establishment of any kind) that I’ve ever written a review for, so this is about as high as the praise can get. For starters, Tom and Ali are great! They’re super friendly, accommodating and quick with great suggestions for local bars, restaurants, beaches and bike trails. My (now) fiancé and I spent three nights at the Lamb and Lion this past August and could not have been happier with our stay. I called Tom a few days in advance to ask him for a little help with my proposal…he went out of his way to arrange a private yoga session the morning of, plus had champagne and flowers waiting for us in our room when we returned. Our room (Lair 1) was cozy and spotless, as was the rest of the inn. The daily breakfast is fantastic, highlighted by Ali’s homemade yogurt. Hanging out by the heated pool is a great way to spend a lazy afternoon, and you can’t go wrong with a cocktail in the hot tub. In our four days, there wasn’t a single time we had a question or request, and were unable to find Tom or Ali within a few minutes. They take a lot of pride in their inn, and it showed in every aspect of our stay – we’ll definitely be back, and I’d recommend the Lamb and Lion to anyone looking for a relaxing and stress-free trip to the Cape.

Unique and fun B & B

4.8 on September 26, 2014

I am in love with the Lamb and Lion. My husband and I have now stayed at this amazing Inn twice. I stumbled across this through living social. It looked different. So we tried it..To my surprize it was more that we imagined. We stayed in a room with a little kitchen and a slider out to the pool. We decided to incorporate our stay as part of our honeymoon. We only stayed a few days and them proceeded to Boston. But we needed more time as the days went on. I knew we were coming back. So this time we stayed for 4 nights. The hospitality is so wonderful from the food to ther personal service both Ali and Tom give each and every guest. The breakfasts are all homemade from fresh ingredients and when available from thier garden! I had the eggs beneidict which is to die for! Homemade yogert and fruit every morning and breakfast breads all made by Ali! You can sit outside on the deck surrounding the pool or in the comfy living room. You can feel compelled to mingle with others or just socialize among yourselves. It is so laid back. This place is the perfect place to unwind and relax. If you need a plan of things to do ,,Well Tom has that covered. His list which extends from Barnstable to Providence is a must do! Anything on that list is just short of incredible..We tried different restaurants, beaches, antique stores, markets and points of interest all were very good. My best memory is the 2 pound stuffed lobester at Mattakeese Wharf..It was the best I ever had. Thank you Tom for that suggestion! By the way this lovely B and B is pet friendly if you have a furry friend!

A very warm cozy beautiful Inn!!

5 on March 18, 2014

: To Tom&Ali, We just wanted to tell you what a awesome time we had on our vacation& we can't wait to come back! Anyway, I could probably write a complete essay about the inn,but I'll keep it short.... The inn is absolutely incredible! I can only imagine its beauty in the spring &summer,when everything's in bloom. The lambs retreat was so comfortable,warm & inviting!! Every detail on the decor was awesome! I loved the lamp up in the loft ,the lifeguard chair with the little flip flops was great!! I just enjoyed all the Knicks knacks & the entire Inn. The sun room was warm,relaxing,peaceful ect... Jill.....what can say... She was awesome! She is just a real nice ,kind ,warm hearted person. Your inn definitely is in good hands with Jill !! We did meet Eileen briefly,she also was very kind. Ohhhhhh the breakfast stuff was delicious,that pineapple banana bread(I think it was a bread,maybe a cake) Jill said Ali made it..... My god that was awesome! The hot tub was fantastic ,even though it was a little chilly outside,we didn't care & went in it anyway! So relaxing. Anyway, this was supposed to be short LOL We had a great stay& would love to come back,only next time we would like to meet the two of you!!! Thank you for such beautiful accomodation place to relax & vacation at . Hope to be back soon, Joan,Jim &Mistie too! • Sent on: 15 March, 2014 As I sit here in my very lovely chalet in the beautiful Bushkill mountians,I am already looking at the website to plan my return to the LambandLion Inn!!! It was beautiful! See you all soon! lol

Charming, Comfy & Relaxing

5 on March 02, 2014

My husband and I spent a long weekend at Lamb & Lion Inn this February. We loved it! It is a sweet and charming B&B with all the little touches that make you feel right at home. From their lovely breakfast spread of sticky buns, cereal, coffee, juices and fruit... to the luxurious bed linens and dark-colored wash cloths for women to wash off their make-up with, this place is a class act. It was very clean (and I am very picky!) We were happily snowed in during a blizzard, and everyone in the inn hunkered down to watch the movies and the snow fall. We utilized the community kitchen down the hall which was immaculate and convenient - even had wine glasses for us. Tom was wonderful, the epitome of a gracious host. He greeted us with a smile, helped us with great restaurant recommendations and generally made us feel welcomed and relaxed. We left Barnstable feeling rejuvenated and will absolutely be back.

45th wedding aniversary

4.4 on November 18, 2013

When I booked the weekend of Nov.8 thru 11, Tom told me up front that he and Ali would be traveling and the inn whould be in capable hands, and that no hot meals cooked by Ali would be available. I booked and was glad I did. We had as much fun this weekend as on our honeymoon in New York when we saw a broadway show with then President Nixon,complete with secret service. The day before, I checked bookings and discovered that we had the entire place with only one other couple (newly weds we found out later) they had the lions den, we were at the other end of the building in sweet 9. We had a laugh early in the evening when the smoke alarms went off. Picture this, the other couple settling in in front of the fireplace for a romantic nite, he lights the fire,but doesn't open the flue. Smoke all over! Just another memory to mark a special day for us. The inn was all that we expected, would like to come back another time and sample Ali's cooking.

A Great Find!

5 on November 03, 2013

We just left the Lamb and Lion this morning so our memories of a good night's sleep and hot, butterscotch muffins are still fresh. The Innkeepers extensive knowledge of the Cape were invaluable in helping us maximize our brief visit.

Two Days on the Cape in the Fall

4.2 on October 25, 2013

We stayed here Sunday thru Tuesday late in October. The innkeepers were away but they had "an Artist friend" filling in for them. She was wonderful, very friendly and knowledgeable. The stay was a gift from friends. the room was very nice. Sofa seating and a gas fireplace were unexpected pluses, even though the fireplace was out of order. Fortunately, we had fabulous weather for our get away so the fireplace was not needed. Breakfast was a nice mix of bread products, mostly house made, fruits, cereals, and eggs. Very Yummy and sustaining. the sun room, aptly named btw, was a comfy place to chat with other guests. This would be a nice place to have a family reunion or similar gathering .

At home

4.8 on August 21, 2013

Lamb and Lion Inn is very comfortable, cozy with a nice touch of at homeness. Great comfort food breakfast!

Definitely going back!

4.6 on August 20, 2013

Owners friendly and helpful. Beautiful setting - away from the hustle and bustle of stores etc but close by to travel to them. Great amenities.

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Rooms & Rates

Lair 1

Lair 1 is just a couple of steps from the courtyard with heated pool and year-round hot tub spa. King bed, private bath, sitting area, cozy gas fireplace stove, cable TV/dvd, WiFi and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $219 - $299

Lamb's Retreat

This newly renovated, family-friendly suite (children 10 years and older) is a converted 1740 horse stable and is a lot of fun! French doors to a king bedroom, loft area with a queen bed, private bath, kitchen and very spacious living/dining area! Also has air conditioning, large flat screen TV/dvd, WiFi. You could be very comfortable for a week or two! (Rate based on 3 guests! $25 extra for 4th person).

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $259 - $379

Sweet 6

Sweet 6 has a kitchenette, sitting area, private bath, air conditioning, cable TV/dvd, WiFi. It has a glass sliding door that opens onto the courtyard where the heated pool and year-round outdoor hot tub and fireplace are.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $219 - $299

Lair 2

Lair 2 is just a couple of steps from the courtyard with heated pool and year-round hot tub spa. Queen 4-poster bed, private bath, sitting area, cozy gas fireplace stove, cable TV/dvd, WiFi and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $219 - $299

Sweet 9

Sweet 9 has a kitchen, sitting area, private bath, air conditioning, cable TV/dvd, wireless internet and telephone and a newly renovated bathroom with a 5 shower head shower! It has a glass sliding door that open onto the courtyard where the heated pool and year-round outdoor hot tub spa are!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $219 - $349

Lair 3

Lair 3 is just a couple of steps from the courtyard with heated pool and year-round hot tub spa. Queen bed, private bath, sitting area, cozy gas fireplace stove, cable TV/dvd, WiFi and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $219 - $299

Lair 4

Lair 4 is just a couple of steps from the courtyard with heated pool and year-round hot tub spa. King bed, private bath, sitting area, cozy gas fireplace stove, cable TV/dvd, WiFi and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $219 - $299

Lion's Den

A cozy, tucked away room with lots of privacy. King bed facing a giant wood-burning, brick fireplace, private bath, sitting area, kitchen, cable TV/dvd, air conditioning, WiFi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $239 - $299

Innkeeper's Pride

This is it! Large suite with a top-of-the-line queen bed, wood-burning fireplace, jacuzzi, large and secluded private deck with table, lounge chairs and BBQ overlooking the gardens and woods, a spacious living/dining room area, wardrobe room, full kitchen, cable TV/dvd, air conditioning, WiFi. Just a few steps from the courtyard with heated pool and year round hot tub spa!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $279 - $369

The Barn Stable

This is a full-size, honest-to-goodness 1740's Barn that has been renovated into a fun and funky must-see-to-believe space! The Barn features a multi-level loft with 3 separate sleeping areas, 1.5 baths, a spacious living/dining room area, kitchen, private deck and BBQ, Cape Cod shower, cable TV/dvd, air conditioning, internet access and a cozy gas fireplace stove. Stay for a weekend, a week or a month! 5 person maximum. Rates based of occupancy of 4 ($25 for the 5th person). Children 12 years and older, please!

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $299 - $420

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Location Type

1 hour from Boston, 50 minutes from Provincetown, Walking distance to the beach, 8 minutes from Hyannis, Countryside, Oceanview


Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal) 7 miles

Directions to property:

Printable directions and insider's driving tips available at .lambandlion

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Pilgrim Monument/Museum, Whale Watching Cruises, JFK Museum, Hyannis, Audubon/ Wellfleet, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Bath robes, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Spa, Videos , Outdoor solar-heated pool, Year-round hot tub spa, Cape Cod shower, Complimentary self-guided driving tours, home theater with surround sound, yoga studio & spa

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Whale watching, Yoga, Swimming pool, Walk to beach, Conservation trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking on grounds and in central courtyard.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 10 years and older,
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Pets under 25 pounds or less accepted. Please inquire.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights over Saturdays in July & August, 3 nights on holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit required for all reservations of 3 nights or more. For reservations of two nights or less complete payment is required.
  • Cancellations: If you cancel MORE than 2 weeks prior to arrival we will cancel your reservation less 10% of your deposit OR hold the entire amount for a future booking. LESS than 2 week notice, deposit (less 10%) refunded when room time is re-booked.
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Ali Pitcher & Tom Dott

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About the innkeepers

Previous owners of a Relais and Chateaux property in New York's Hudson Valley, Tom has a more relaxed lifestyle and is an award-winning food writer and Cape Cod's only Elvis impersonator. Alice is the most patient woman in the world. Both have been in the hospitality industry their entire lives and are still lovin' it!

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Lots of homemade surprises!

  • Time Served: 8am-10am
  • Serving Location: Poolside, Sundeck, porch, or in bed!, Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat

Signature Dish

Lamb and Lion Inn Granola
Ali's granola has been in Bon Appetit magazine. Come taste why! Every day we serve up many homemade and home-baked surprises. Every breakfast is fun and different from day-to-day and can be enjoyed anytime, and anywhere! Have breakfast with other guests, in private, poolside, or in bed. Our breakfast is served up continental style with a lot of fun "twists" and there is a scrumptious "add-on" menu (eggs Benedict, smoked salmon, etc), you can also opt in or out of each morning for a nominal fee in addition to our regular breakfast.


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