The INNside Scoop

Dedicated to the Discovery of Bed & Breakfast Getaways

 

January 2006

 

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High Pointe Inn
Capturing The Charm of Cape Cod

  Meandering along the Olde  King’s Highway, aptly designated as one of America’s top scenic routes, I become enamored with New England all over again.  It was in Olde England that I first fell in love with B&Bs, and the quaint villages of New England are strikingly similar to their English cousins.
     The moment I spot High Pointe Inn, I know I have chosen the right place for my first Cape Cod experience. I try, with one sweeping glance, to take everything in at once—the picture-perfect Cape Cod home situated atop a sloping hill, lush vines weaving through a latticed arbor, a profusion of flowers embellishing the manicured lawn. But, it is more than I can absorb with a mere glimpse. I can hardly wait to step inside and begin experiencing all this inn has to offer.

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}The recipient of numerous awards,  High Pointe Inn offers an intimate escape—enhanced by scenic views, elegant sur-roundings, and New England hospitality—capturing the charm of old Cape Cod.~

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     Debbie and Rich Howard, warm and resourceful individuals who have mastered the art of innkeeping, assumed ownership of High Point Inn in 2004. The Howards live on-site and make certain their guests’ every need is met. Their amazing attention-to-detail is evident throughout the inn—from the pointed toilet tissue, embossed with the inn’s name, to the warm “avocado rolls-ups” presented at the conclusion of breakfast each morning. As I discover, this “specialty of the house” consists of avocado-colored washcloths (moistened, warmed, and rolled-up) presented to guests for cleansing their hands before leaving the breakfast table.

     My favorite guest chamber is Sea Dream, an expansive ocean view room overlooking the dunes of Sandy Neck Beach with Cape Cod Bay in the distance (see photo of Sea Dream on page 2). Even a pair of binoculars is provided so one may better zoom-in on the area’s panoramic beauty. A well-appointed aerie, featuring striking color combinations and a reading nook next to a full-view picture window, this magnificent room is a difficult one to leave—except when aromas of breakfast begin rising with the sun early each morn.
     Ahhh...breakfast at High Point Inn, the high point of one’s day (no matter what is planned). Each morning a cooked-to-order, full country breakfast is served in the inn’s attractive dining room or al fresco on the 75-foot deck overlooking the back garden (weather permitting). Breakfast is served between 8:30-9:30 a.m., but early coffee is available for guests who need a jump-start. A full breakfast menu offers guests a choice of five sumptuous entrées, always including a seasonal special. Rich trained at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, and he always looks so professional wearing his white chef’s jacket complete with a meat thermometer clipped to a lower pocket. 
     In addition to special, creative packages offered by the inn—such as
Two Enchanted Evenings (an all-inclusive romantic getaway),   a Babymoon Getaway (celebra-ting a forthcoming baby), or You go, Girlfriend! (when the entire house is rented)—there is always a multitude of activities to choose from on the Cape.
     So, whether you specifically want to go Cape Codding, Bed and  Breakfasting, or you just want to
go, the High Pointe Inn promises  a memorable experience.

Strong Points

     Hospitality plus, location & setting, scenic views, private balcony available, landscaping & grounds, décor & furnishings, attention-to-detail, early coffee, full gourmet breakfast, complimentary cordials, extensive amenities, workable fireplaces/individual climate control in rooms, CD player in room, binoculars, exercise room, guest refrigerator w/bottled water, daily forecast provided, background music, WiFi, special discounts, beach supplies  (including chairs, towels, & coolers).

AT-A-GLANCE

INN:  The High Pointe Inn
LOCATION:
70 High Street
West Barnstable, MA  02668
TEL: 1-888-362-4441
FAX: (508)362-4401
E--MAIL:
info@thehighpointeinn.com
WEB SITE:
www.thehighpointeinn.com
ACCOMMODATIONS:  3 rooms w/pb
BREAKFAST: Full gourmet
RATES: $125-$195
(major credit cards accepted)
INNside Scoop’s Rating of Inn:  ***

Recommended Area Restaurants: 
*** Amari Ristorante
(508-375-0011)
*** Aqua Grille
(508-888-8889)
*** The Bee-Hive Tavern
(508-833-1184)

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