High Pointe Inn

70 High Street, Barnstable, Massachusetts 02668
Innkeeper(s): Debbie & Rich Howard
  • Enjoy breakfast al fresco on our 75 foot deck

    Enjoy breakfast al fresco on our 75 foot deck

  • Sand Dollar Premium Room

    Sand Dollar Premium Room

  • En Suite Bath

    En Suite Bath

  • Wood-Burning Fireplace

    Wood-Burning Fireplace

  • Deluxe Ocean-View Room

    Deluxe Ocean-View Room

  • Deluxe Ocean-View Room

    Deluxe Ocean-View Room

  • Deluxe Ocean-View Room

    Deluxe Ocean-View Room

  • En Suite Bath

    En Suite Bath

  • Sea Dream Deluxe Ocean-View room

    Sea Dream Deluxe Ocean-View room

  • Deluxe Ocean-View Room

    Deluxe Ocean-View Room

  • En Suite Bath

    En Suite Bath

  • Treetops Suite

    Treetops Suite

  • Treetops Luxury Suite Master Bedroom

    Treetops Luxury Suite Master Bedroom

  • Treetops One-Bedroom Suite with fireplace and deck

    Treetops One-Bedroom Suite with fireplace and deck

  • Create your own omelet

    Create your own omelet

  • Breakfast...so many choices

    Breakfast...so many choices

  • Set in a quiet residential neighborhood just a mile from the beach

    Set in a quiet residential neighborhood just a mile from the beach

  • Top Ten Romantic Inns 2013

    Top Ten Romantic Inns 2013

  • Sandy Neck Beach a mile from the Inn

    Sandy Neck Beach a mile from the Inn

  • Barnstabel Harbor, departure point for whale watching

    Barnstabel Harbor, departure point for whale watching

  • A frequent visitor to our deck

    A frequent visitor to our deck

  • Whale watching from Barnstable Harbor, just 10 minutes from our Inn

    Whale watching from Barnstable Harbor, just 10 minutes from our Inn

  • Cranberry bog in harvest

    Cranberry bog in harvest

  • Sunset over Cape Cod Bay

    Sunset over Cape Cod Bay

 
  • Introduction

    Congratulations to High Pointe Inn for being selected
    as one of the 2013 "Top Ten Romantic Inns!

    BBO High Pointe Inn, Barnstable Massachusetts

    Set in a tranquil location about a mile from Cape Cod Bay and Sandy Neck Beach, the High Pointe Inn offers spacious deluxe ocean-view rooms and casually elegant garden suites with fireplaces and decks. A 75-foot deck runs the entire length of the Inn and provides a relaxing atmosphere for al fresco breakfast dining, afternoon sun bathing, or evening cocktails. All rooms are outfitted with queen beds, private en suite baths, complimentary WiFi access, individual controls for heat and AC, flat screen TVS and DVDs, CD players and music library, refrigerators, hairdryers, and luxurious amenities in the bath.  Towels, totes, and chairs are provided to take to the beach.

    Delicious baked goods are served in the afternoon, along with 24-hour hot coffee and tea, and guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary after-cinner drink from the cordials bar in the evening.

    Guests choose breakfast entrees from an expansive menu or indulge in the daily blackboard special. The Innkeepers can assist with dinner reservations, ferry tickets to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard, whale watching excursions, or just about anything you need help with to insure a perfect vacation.

    Just over an hour from Boston's Logan Airport, and an easy drive from New York City, the Inn is the ideal location to explore all of Cape Cod, Plimouth Plantation, and the mansions of Newport.

    Perfect in any season, we know the Inn will be the High Pointe of your New England vacation.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Debbie & Rich Howard for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    We offer spacious, contemporary rooms with en suite baths; some with a view of Cape Cod Bay, others with private decks and fireplaces. We are located mid-Cape, with easy access to all that Cape Cod has to offer: close to beautiful beaches, great shopping, whale watching adventures, fine dining and great seafood restaurants for local lobster; the National Seashore; scenic Route 6A (the Old Kings Highway), and close to the ferries for a daytrip to the islands of Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are located in West Barnstable, just off scenic Route 6A, the Old Kings Highway, which has been designated as one of the top 10 most scenic byways in America. We also are located in one of the largest designated historic districts in America and home to Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, Sandy Neck Beach (an 8 mile barrier beach), and the challenging Trail of Tears bike trail www.nemba.org/ridingzone/Trail_of_Tears.html.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    We recommend that our guests take a whale watch cruise, which is truly an adventure of a lifetime; hike the trails through the dunes at Sandy Neck Beach; test their mountain biking skills on the Trail of Tears; visit Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, a Massachusetts Audubon facility, where they can walk the extensive nature trails or launch a kayak in Barnstable Harbor, or take an eco-tour of Barnstable Harbor barnstableecotours.com/.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Our guests are always impressed with our attention to detail. We try to anticipate our guest’s needs and provide a wealth of amenities and helpful information to insure that they have the best possible stay and enjoy the best of what Cape Cod has to offer, no matter what the season.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The wealth of things to see and do on Cape Cod, no matter what the season, and our close proximity to Boston, Plimouth Plantation, and the mansions of Newport, all easy day-trips from the High Pointe Inn for our guests on extended stays.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    We always recommend that our guests take a whale watch cruise out of Barnstable Harbor (just 15 minutes from the High Pointe Inn), which is truly an adventure of a lifetime; a daytrip to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard (off-shore islands); an eco-tour of Barnstable Harbor for viewing the unique ecosystem of the dunes of Sandy Neck (an 8-mile barrier beach) plus wonderful birding opportunities; a day at one of the beautiful National Seashore beaches; a visit to Heritage Plantation for exquisite gardens and lovely museums, including a fabulous classic car collection housed in an authentic Shaker Round Barn; walk the trails of the Natural History Museum in Brewster to spot the ospreys; take in a play at the Dennis Playhouse, one of the oldest in the U.S., or a concert at the Cape Cod Music Tent; and an afternoon visit to the Chatham fish pier to see the commercial fishermen offload their catch of the day and view the gray seals at play.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We recommend that our guests bring a car, as there is so much to see and do on Cape Cod.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Mattakeese Wharf ($$), located on Barnstable Harbor for a great sunset; the Dolphin Restaurant ($$$) in Barnstable for great seafood and lots of local color; Belfry Bistro in Sandwich Village($$$$) for its unique setting and romantic atmosphere ; and Seafood Sam's on the canal in Sandwich also for a sunset or just to watch the boats go by ($).

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    We recommend the Cape Cod Travel Guide website to our guests for complete coverage of things to do, places to eat, shopping etc.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have two ocean-view deluxe rooms; two garden suites with fireplaces and deck.

    Do you accept pets?

    We are not pet friendly but we can recommend a local kennel for our guests who travel with pets.

     

  • Breakfast

    BBO High Pointe Inn breakfast

    Breakfast is our favorite meal and after having one of Rich's fabulous cooked-to-order entrees or specials, it will be yours as well. The best "B" in B&B!

    Juices
    Fresh Squeezed Orange, Cape Cod Cranberry, or Pink Grapefruit

    Sweet and Savory Treats
    Freshly baked muffins, biscuits, or popovers of the day

    Cooked-To-Order Entrées
    All entrées are served with a fresh fruit garnish

    Served From 8:30 t0 9:30 AM Daily

    BBO High Pointe Inn breakfast

    Farm-Fresh Eggs
    Scrambled, over easy, or sunny-side up. Served with artisan toast of the day, and bacon or sausage.

    Create Your Own Omelet
    Prepared to order and filled with any combination of ham, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, onions, salsa, and cheddar or American cheese. Served with artisan toast of the day.

    Old-Fashioned Pancakes
    A generous stack served plain, or with blueberries or pecans. Served with bacon or sausage.
     

    BBO High Pointe Inn breakfast

    Crispy Texas-Style French Toast
    Our signature dish. An ample order of thick Texas-style French toast, dipped in our special High Pointe Inn batter, and grilled to order. Served with bacon or sausage.

    High Pointe Inn Breakfast Sandwich
    A fried egg served with or without cheese and your choice of bacon or sausage on a toasted English muffin.

    Fruit Parfait
    Creamy vanilla yogurt layered with fresh fruit and granola.
     

    BBO High Pointe Inn dining table

    Hot Beverages
    A selection of fresh ground regular and decaffeinated coffees, hot chocolate, and domestic and imported teas is available are available throughout the day.

    BBO High Pointe Inn breakfast

    Chef’s Specials
    Often inspired by what's in season, our breakfast recipes feature both regional and local ingredients including fresh cranberries, lobster from the waters of Cape Cod Bay, New England maple syrup, handmade jams and jellies from the Chatham Jam & Jelly Shop, fresh produce from the local Farmer's Markets, and herbs from our garden. Among our guests’ favorites are:

    • Eggs Benedict
    • Migas (a northern Mexican dish)
    • Toasted Pecan Waffles with Grilled Peaches
    • Pumpkin Pancakes with Maple-Glazed Sausages
    • Cheese Crepes with Lingonberry Sauce
    • Eggs Neptune (a variation on Eggs Benedict with fresh lobster).
    • Southern Fried Eggs with Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
    • Belgian Waffles with Grilled Canteloupe and Diced Pancetta
    • Ham and Cheese Breakfast Sliders with Spicy Mango Chutney
    • Herb and Cheese Scramble with ripe brie and fresh basil
  • Area Information

    beach nearby

    The Area

    Much more than "sand dunes and salty air" Cape Cod has been described as indescribable. with so much to see and do, you may want to add extra days to your stay.

    • Beaches: A listing of many of Cape Cod's finest (and not necessarily most popular) beaches . . .
    • Biking: Here you will find detailed trail listings for both Cape Cod road and mountain biking . . .
    • Cape Cod Playhouse: America's oldest professional summer theater . . .
    • Cape Cod Railway: Named one of the top ten scenic train rides in the country by USA Today . . .
    • Fishing: The source for outdoor information on Cape Cod. fly-fishing, striped bass, charters, etc.
    • Golf: A listing of Cape Cod’s golf courses, by town . . .
    • Kayaking: A selection of kayaking programs exploring the many kettle ponds and streams of Cape Cod . . .
    • Museums: Here you will find a comprehensive guide to museums on Cape Cod and the Islands.
    • Walks/Hikes: A comprehensive guide to walks and hikes on the Cape . . .
    • Whale Watching: Whale-watching trips from Barnstable Harbor . . .

     

  • How To Find Us

    From the Sagamore Bridge:

    • Take Route 6 (the Mid-Cape Highway) to Exit 5 (Route 149).
    • At the end of the exit you will approach a rotary. Follow the rotary 3/4 of the way around, which will put you onto Route 149 north towards Barnstable.
    • At the intersection of Route 149 and Route 6A, turn left and proceed for 1 mile.
    • Bear left onto High Street. The High Pointe Inn will be on your right (#70).

    From the Bourne Bridge:

    • After crossing the bridge, go three-quarters of the way around the rotary (do not take Route 28 South) until you see a sign for Route 6A East.
    • Turn onto 6A East and continue for approximately 3.5 miles until you come to a set of traffic lights.
    • Turn right at the lights and go up the hill where you will merge with Route 6 East, which is the Mid-Cape Highway.
    • Take Route 6 to Exit 5 (Route 149).
    • At the end of the exit you will approach a rotary. Follow the rotary 3/4 of the way around, which will put you onto Route 149 north towards Barnstable.
    • At the intersection of Route 149 and Route 6A, turn left and proceed for 1 mile.
    • Bear left onto High Street. The High Pointe Inn will be on your right (#70).

    Driving Time Estimates

    • From Boston's Logan International Airport: One hour estimated driving time without traffic delays.
    • From Providence Rhode Island Airport: One hour and 15 minutes estimated driving time without traffic delays.
    • From JFK International Airport in NY: Four hour estimated driving time without traffic delays.
    • GPS Location for the High Pointe Inn: North 41° 43.025' West 70° 23.368'
 
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