High Point Inn – West Barnstable

High Pointe Inn B&B - West Barnstable - Cape Cod

When you book a stay at an inn which has earned a coveted spot on the list of the “Top 10 Romantic Inns” (as compiled by American Historic Inns and iloveinns.com) – your chances are pretty great to encounter “landscapes for lingering, lavish accommodations, luxurious settings and legendary hospitality”.

The High Pointe Inn, located just off scenic Route 6A in West Barnstable on Cape Cod, doesn’t waste any time demonstrating why they were chosen for such a celebrated honor. Excellence and the fastidious attention to detail are part of everything they do.

Their lovingly manicured grounds are covered with ocean breezes carrying colorful birds. Spend time on their 75 foot deck kissed by Cape Cod sunshine and the perfume of salt air.

The tastefully decorated, and unexpectedly spacious, guest rooms at the High Pointe Inn reward their occupants with sweeping views of Cape Cod Bay and the dunes of Sandy Neck.

Planning a special getaway with your loved one? Take advantage of the High Pointe Inn’s romantic upgrades. Chocolate dipped strawberries. Chilled champagne. A single rose with sea lavender.

Breakfast is an event at the High Pointe Inn with an inspired variety of cooked-from-scratch breakfast choices: eggs, pancakes, waffles, French toast (see recipe below), breakfast sandwiches, fresh fruit, freshly-baked muffins and seasonal Chef’s Specialties featuring regional ingredients. The food set before you is sure to enhance your appreciation of the authentic Cape Cod experience already being served up in generous portions.

Wind down at the end of the day with complimentary after-dinner drinks, aperitifs and ports.

At High Pointe Inn, the Innkeepers understand that it’s the small details that make the memories last – and the effortless way they make the magic of a brilliant stay happen for each and every one of their guests is a testament to their professionalism and passion for what they do.


A Conversation With the Innkeeper

I recently had a chance to engage in a quick discussion with Debbie and Rich Howard, the Innkeepers at the High Pointe Inn.  Here are some of the Cape Cod Secrets they shared with me:

What’s the best thing about being an Innkeeper on Cape Cod?

Working with my best friend (my husband), living on Cape Cod, and meeting people from around the globe.

What is your favorite Cape Cod restaurant?

Belfry Bistro for fine dining in a romantic atmosphere and Sesuit Harbor Cafe for great seafood with an endless view.

What is your favorite Cape Cod Beach?

I love Sandy Neck, there are 8 miles of beach to walk and explore.

Where would you send guests looking for something incredible to do on their Cape Cod vacation?

Definitely a Whale Watch trip via Hyannis Whale Watcher, it’s an adventure of a lifetime.

Do you have a recipe you would like to share with our readers?

Sure, this is our Signature Dish:


High Pointe Inn French Toast

French Toast Recipe


  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 Tbsp cream
  • 1/4 Tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 Tsp Captain Morgan spiced rum
  • 1 cup corn flakes, crushed
  • 4 slices “Texas Toast” or regular bread
  • Ground cinnamon


Combine first four ingredients in a bowl and whisk until blended.

Dredge bread in egg mixture, then coat with crushed corn flakes.

Place on medium (350 – 360 degree) griddle, or skillet, which has been liberally buttered. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon and cook for approx. 3 minutes. When first side is golden brown, turn, and cook for another 2 – 3 minutes.

Dust with powdered sugar. Serve immediately with real maple syrup.

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