Honeysuckle Hill Bed & Breakfast
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Step back in time and relax at this traditional Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast, circa 1810, on the edge of the small village of West Barnstable. Stroll through the lovely Gardens, curl up on the peaceful screened-in front porch, stretch out on a sun-lounger or luxuriate in the hot tub amidst a symphony of perennial blossoms, select a book from the extensive library — or simply enjoy the welcoming charm and romance of this historical Inn.
You will delight in the Inn’s casual Cape Cod ambiance and your hosts’ gracious New England hospitality. Honeysuckle Hill has all the warmth of its heritage: wide-planked floors, ship’s captain’s staircase, eccentric ceiling angles, curving hallways and an inviting wraparound, screened-in front porch, where you can start your day with morning coffee, or retreat to in the afternoon and evening for drinks and interesting conversation.
Honeysuckle Hill Recognition and Testimonials
- As recommended in An Explorers' Guide, by Kim Grant, and on Kim's app "Cape Cod Essentials."
- "Here is one of the friendliest B&Bs on MA 6A. This 200-year-old inn offers comfortably elegant rooms with an upbeat period décor." -Lonely Planet
- 9 Year Winner, “Best Mid-Cape Inn”, Cape Cod Life Magazine
“Gracious and generous innkeepers, lush gardens on the grounds, tasteful, large rooms,
very short drive to Sandy Neck Beach.” - Fodor's
Most importantly, here's what some of our guests think: "Beautiful Inn, Fabulous hosts, Fantastic breakfasts. Rick is also like a walking/talking TripAdvisor! " -- Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
"Thank you for making our first trip to the Cape so nice. You are fabulous and we had a wonderful time! " -- Denver, CO
"Came for the weekend, wish we could have stayed for one month!" -- Toronto, CANADA
"What a wonderful find! You are the perfect hosts for such a lovely B & B.
Thanks for making our stay relaxing and enjoyable." -- Philadelphia, PA
"Beautiful house, beautiful home, it was as if to be in a dream (translated from French)" -- Paris, FRANCE
Each morning, Honeysuckle Hill’s guests are served a delectable breakfast in an elegantly comfortable breakfast room. At Honeysuckle Hill, a delicious breakfast is included in the room rates and is served in the sunny dining room. The menu changes daily and offers such gourmet treats as Ricotta Cheese Pancakes, Baked French Toast, Homemade Breakfast Sausage, and yummy Frittatas featuring seasonal local vegetables and herbs. Fruits in season, a choice of juice and freshly baked muffins, breads or coffee cakes accompany the entrée. Early coffee and tea, along with the morning newspapers, is served on the front porch.
Hosts, Nancy Hunter-Young and Rick Kowarek, take pride in ensuring that guests will want to return again and again to delight in their country inn’s picturesque and graceful setting. Nancy and Rick come to the Honeysuckle Hill Inn via the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, where they owned and operated a B & B for over 10 years.Honeysuckle Hill is near all Cape Cod attractions including fine restaurants, antique shops, whale watching, and ferries to Nantucket and Martha Vineyard. Rates include hot tub/spa, complimentary soft drinks, and other refreshments, a full breakfast each morning and many other amenities.
In A Picture Book Setting...
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, circa 1810, Honeysuckle Hill, surrounded by its lush gardens, is tucked in along Cape Cod’s historic and scenic “Route 6A” also known as “Old King’s Highway”. Like no other village on the Cape, West Barnstable is defined by its history and geography — both of which are evident as you approach the village from the west where Route 6A, designated one of the ten outstanding scenic byways in America, deliberately scrolls its way along the northern edge of the Cape. Stately elms and maples line the route, creating, in spring and summer, a lush canopy over this former stagecoach path. In the fall, the canopy changes to a blaze of harvest colors.
Less than two miles from the Inn, is Sandy Neck, a classic barrier beach that stretches for six miles along Cape Cod Bay. And the Neck’s adjoining conservation area is a scenic spot to hike, fish and bird watch.
All the rooms at Honeysuckle Hill are eclectically decorated with contemporary and antique furnishings, and luxurious linens. Each room is air conditioned and has a private bath with an over-sized marble shower. Free, wireless internet access and cable TV also are provided.
Please note that we require a 2 night minimum stay during the high season.
The guest parlor, with its wood burning fireplace and built-in bookshelves, is elegantly furnished with antiques and family pieces. Another favorite gathering spot for guests at Honeysuckle Hill is the wicker-filled screened porch. The guest refrigerator, stocked with beverages, is located here along with towels, beach chairs and shade umbrellas for a day at the beach. Terry robes and flip-flops are available for hot-tub enthusiasts. Follow-up with a refreshing outdoor shower – Garden side!
Cape Cod Area Activities
Events Hosted: Family Reunions, Holiday Get-togethers, Weddings.
Other Activities: Antiquing, Art Galleries, Beaches, Bicycling, Canoeing/Kayaking, Ferries to the Islands, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Live Theater, Many Fine Restaurants, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Tennis, Wineries, and Whale Watching.
Quiet Season: Here is a listing of just a handful of the countless number of fun things to do in the ” quieter months” on Cape Cod.
If you would like to incorporate any of these destinations on your trip to Historic Cape Cod Bay ask us for more information. We don’t just “keep Inns, we keep good times!” (Some of the destinations listed may have limited hours at certain times of the year. Ask us for more details….)
Provincetown Museum & Pilgrim Monument: Did you know that the Pilgrims landed in Provincetown first, and THEN hit Plymouth? This monument (dedicated by President Taft) commemorates the Pilgrims’ first landing in America! Walk to the top and view Plymouth & Boston on a clear day; you had better be in shape though, it’s 252 feet high! The museum features exhibits on the Pilgrims, the Mayflower & Cape history. The ride to Provincetown along historic Route 6A and then up the arm of the Cape is half the fun!
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History: Exhibits feature the Cape’s flora & fauna including whale bones, indigenous birds, mollusks and much more. They just opened a beautiful aquarium at the museum to see some Cape characters up close and personal. The vast property includes three nature trails down to the beach for ultimate leaf-peeping! Their lectures and workshops are always interesting.
Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen Nature Trails: Their jam & making classes are really a hoot make your own jam, design your own label, and bring it home that day–the ultimate stocking stuffer! They have an ongoing Christmas Open House during the holiday season for some unique holiday gift and decorating ideas.
Aptucxet Trading Post: The first known commercial enterprise in English speaking North America. Visit the Windmill Gift Shop and bring home a souvenir, they sell jewelry made from Native American wampum
JFK Hyannis Museum: Vintage Kennedy family photos of time spent on Cape Cod as well as videos and exhibits. You can also take a boat tour from the nearby harbor for a great view of the Kennedy Compound.
Woods Hole Science Aquarium: Started in 1885 this is a small, public aquarium showing approximately 140 species of marine animals found in local waters. This is a working science center run by scientists and marine biologists, an internationally known and respected biology research center.
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary: 1,000 acres of wood & wetlands! Five miles of scenic trails. A fun drive! that can also include stops at the National Seashore Atlantic Ocean Beaches and the end of the road in Provincetown.
Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum: A historic home chock full of maritime exhibits, antique furniture, artwork and more. Guided tours available daily.
Edward Gorey House: Celebrating the eccentric life and works of writer and artist (and Cape Cod local) Edward Gorey. It’s not just a museum and gift shop, it was his actual home–a must for any Gorey fan!
Sandwich Glass Museum: One of the Cape’ss most popular destinations. Over 5,000 glass creations with live glass blowing demonstrations, a real must see!
Heritage Museums and Gardens: Another Cape Cod must do! Featuring 76 acres of rolling hills, walking trails and beautifully manicured gardens. There’s an art museum (which features a working 1912 carousel you can ride), a car museum of extremely rare automobiles, an American History gallery, a Native American gallery, and a windmill with a very interesting history. The Festival Of Lights in December is enough to put Scrooge himself in the spirit!
Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center: Guided walks, bike hikes and programs. Exhibits, real time radar, a retired 41 foot US Army Corps of Engineers’ patrol boat. If you are a bike rider there is a beautiful path that runs along the canal as well. The Canal flows no matter what the season and it’s equally beautiful in the fall and winter months!
Historic Interest: 1st Encounter Beach, 1st Settlers’ Graveyards, Heritage Museum & Gardens, Marconi Museum, Mayflower II, Pilgrims’ Tower Monument, Plymouth Plantation, Plymouth Rock, Sandwich Village, Sea Captains’ Homes, Whaling Museums, Whydah Pirate Ship Museum.
Cape Cod Museum of Art: A wonderful art museum featuring works from local artists, as well as ongoing lecture series; and talks with artists ranging from watercolor techniques to printmaking and book illustrations. In the quiet seasons; they run; Artful Thursdays featuring different events with live music and refreshments and Tea & Music; on some Friday afternoons. Docent tours are available
Ghost Walking Tours (or is that walking ghost tours?): Tours run throughout the season from the Sturgis Library in Barnstable Village. Ask your Innkeeper for dates and times!
Edward Gorey’s Draculas Exhibit: He’s Back!; The Edward Gorey House in YarmouthPort opens it’s exhibition of Edward Gorey’s Dracula: the Tony-Award winning hit that ran for three years on Broadway. The Edward Gorey House exhibit will include Gorey’s original set and costume designs, rare production photographs and memorabilia. The exhibit runs through December 14th.
Apples & Cranberries & Cider: oh my! Autumn is an amazing time to be on Cape Cod. Whether leaf peeping, apple picking, or just taking a leisurely drive down historic Old King’s Highway to view a few cranberry bogs. Ask your Innkeeper to point you in the right direction if you want to enjoy some of the wonderful things only autumn has to offer!
Arrive on Cape Cod via the Sagamore Bridge or the Bourne Bridge. Follow signs to either Route 6 (expressway) or scenic Route 6A.
From Route 6 East:
- Take Exit 5.
- Go north on Route 149 (1 mile).
- Turn left on Route 6A. Go 7/10ths of a mile.
- Honeysuckle Hill is on the left.
From Route 6A East:
- Look for Barnstable town line sign.
- Proceed 1.3 miles.
- Watch for Honeysuckle Hill sign on the right.