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Inn at the Oaks
Ranked #1 of 11 Eastham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reading, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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“Wonderful Writers Retreat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

This is the second time we have stayed at the Inn at the Oakes...al lovingly restored and beautifully maintained bed and breakfast located in the heart of Eastham, MA. The location is fantastic; near the First Encounter bay beach, bike trail, and National Seashore; but we have gone twice to benefit from their "writer retreats". The ambiance is fantastic...we ensconced ourselves in one of the spacious sitting rooms; this room had big beautiful windows and a fire roaring as we worked on our new book. The Inn has all the little things we needed to support our writing: comfortable chairs or a table...always available water, coffee, tea, fridge, microwave. Writing was a pleasure in such a nice environment. We recommend the Inn at the Oakes for pleasure and for business!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jean H
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Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

A very nice and convenient place to stay. To begin with the Inn is gorgeous and everything you expect in a B&B Inn. Very comfortable beds and living areas. I was wondering what the heating system would be in an Inn used in the summer alot but it was very comfortable. The same forced air heating also must be nice for the central air conditioning in the summer. Like they admit, weather in Cape Cod can be changable and the Inn provides a nice reading library, sitting areas and board games for everybody. Also they had free wi-fi and a laptop to use. The location can't be better. You are right across from Nauset Rd. and a visitor center at the National seashore. In fact the way to locate this Inn is that it is at the end of the grass traffic island for the National Seashore intersection. Bring a bike and explore the various trails of the park along with the beautiful beaches. Also your halfway between Provincetown and Hyannis and near Chatham which are all places I recommend to go visit. We were there the week between Xmas and New Years and many eateries are closed but we did still find a some open and the food was very good. We went to the Fairway Pub and the Yardarm which are both nearby. We actually had to wait 20 minutes at the Yardarm on a Wednesday night in this winter season so the locals know good food. We went to the Wildgoose Tavern in Chatham for luch which is in another gorgeous Inn in this upscale town. Again very good food. The Cape is very beautiful in the winter time and no crowds and traffic make it a very nice time to go visit. I also saw the owners are pet friendly which is nice but I never smelled any pet odor either. The Inn was very clean.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Beston Room and it was very spacious. It faces the front of the Inn but I never he...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chief1961
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

My wife and I stayed here for the first time in November. Our room was the Garden Room, which is located on the first floor of the inn, about 10 feet away from the dining room. Please be aware that this is the room where everyone eats their continental breakfast starting at 7:30 am, so if you are planning to rest and relax then this is not the room to do it in. We were not very impressed with this because there is no mention of how close the room is situated to a common room and the dining room that can be quite noisy at times. The room is also advertised as having a private porch that was not the case with us. Haha. We went out one morning with our coffee to sit and read the paper on our "private porch outside of our private entrance" only to find other patrons of the inn sitting right outside of our room on the chairs that I am assuming were for our use on our private porch...Hardly the case. The only upside to our stay here was having the fireplace in the room which we enjoyed. The room was very small and the bathroom, namely the sink area and the shower, were too small for my wife who is 5'1" 115 pds let alone me who is 6' 200 pds. Maybe it would have been better if we stayed in another room, but overall our experience was subpar and wouldn't consider staying there again. Pro's: friendly staff, afternoon cookies, central location. Con's: noisy, no privacy, small room and bathroom(Garden Room)

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank CRNP27
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New Hartford, Connecticut
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Inn at the Oaks just before Thanksgiving. We wanted to go somewhere and "recharge our batteries", just the two of us, before the start of the hectic holiday season. We could not have picked a better place. As an assistant manager of an Inn, I am always looking to perfect the details and enhance the guests experience, the staff here really did that well. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by Dan who offered us cookies and coffee (available each afternoon), gave us a tour, and told us about breakfast and the Inn's amenities then showed us to our lovely suite in the Carriage House. Along the way we met Larry, the owner, who was very pleasant and genuine.

We chose the Tack Room for our stay. The three suites in the Carriage House are pet friendly with private entrances to each of the lower level suites, as well as access to a small shared kitchenette. Our suite was roomy, clean and fresh. We toured the other suites in the Carriage House, I could not tell that they were pet friendly rooms. (I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the entire inn as I was a professional housekeeper for close to 20 years.) The bed was very comfortable, the rooms were nicely furnished and decorated, and we really enjoyed the privacy of the Carriage House.

In the morning we were greeted in the dinning room by Sam, the manager, with fresh coffee and a beautiful continental breakfast that included fresh fruit salad, hot and cold cereal, an array of bakery items and a warm friendly atmosphere. We enjoyed sitting at the large table and talking with Sam and some of the other guests.

The Inn's location is ideal for us. The walking/bicycle trails are right outside the driveway and the entrance to the Cape Cod National Seashore is across the street. (According to Yahoo Travel, Coastguard Beach is one of the countries top 10 beaches.) We had beautiful weather for 2 of the 3 days and were able to really enjoy the beach and trails. The one day that it rained we enjoyed leisurely checking out the few shops and stores that are year round. We actually got some great bargains and a relaxing start on our holiday shopping. (We only visit the Cape during off-season now that our son is grown.)

All in all we really enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning with friends and family, and of course, just by ourselves.

Room Tip: We enjoyed the privacy of the Carriage House.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Darcy A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

This hotel is right by the Cape Cod rail trail bicyle path, with a bike rental shop right round the corner, making it a perfect spot for the trail. Its also very close to first encounter beach and the National Sea Shore.

Service was great throughout our stay. House is lovely lots of great communal rooms for relaxing in, beautifully decorated throughout. We stayed in the Sunrise room - which is a good size and has a lovely comfortable bed.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Inn at the Oaks
Address: 3085 State Hwy, Eastham, MA 02642-2116
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Eastham
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Eastham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn at the Oaks 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Inn at the OaksAt The Gateway To The National SeashoreThe Inn at the Oaks is a charming 13 room bed and breakfast located in Cape Cod's historic Eastham, MA. We offer spacious and light-filled accommodations, delicious and nourishing breakfasts, thoughtful amenities, and an unfaltering attention to detail that will ensure your Cape Cod vacation experience will be cherished for years to come. ... more   less 
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