by Christine Koubek
You know an inn is family friendly when its welcome book tells you where to get an extra set of twin sheets in case of a late night accident. Whereas many B&Bs frown upon child guests (or just don’t allow them), The Inn at the Oaks is like staying at a friend’s house — a friend who has the place chock full of stuff for kids. Inn at the Oaks is a family-owned, family-run, wooded property with a playground, basketball court, a small basement playroom for younger kids, and a room on the main floor with a telescope, puzzles, pool table and board games. Our kids’ favorite was a swing from a giant old Oak tree in the back where they could swing back and forth like Tarzan.
In addition to six standard-sized guest rooms, there are five spacious suites. The suites each have a queen bed, plus two twins or bunk beds, a table and chairs, and a DVD player. If you have allergies, request one of the suites with hardwood floors instead of carpet. A delicious hot breakfast is served each morning. Coffee, tea and cocoa are available in the afternoon with a treat. There is also a mini-fridge stocked with sodas and juice boxes throughout the day. The inn is open year-round, with the exception of a winter week when the Anderson family takes a vacation.
Our Editor Loves
- Spacious suites available
- Playground and playroom for kids
- Hot breakfast served daily
by gene n
I had a holiday with longtime friends at the Inn at the Oaks and what a beautiful setting! The rooms are quirky, each one different and include everything you could want. The Continental breakfast was great and the coffee was fabulous too. It is close to great restaurants, beaches and market shopping centres. The owners are friendly and extremely obliging. I highly recommend the Inn at the Oaks.
The Inn At The Oaks was in a great location right off the main road in Eastham. And within minutes of the national seashore. They were accommodating of our dog that was with us for the weekend. The breakfast was standard, but plentiful. The inn was cute.
When we checked in we were shown our room and given a quick tour with our room key. After my husband brought all of our luggage and dog crate up the stairs from our car the innkeepers told us that was not our room and that we were in the wrong room. We had to move our luggage on our own. The room we were relocated to was cute, but honestly filthy. It looked like the floors had not been cleaned in months and under the beds there were dust bunnies and garbage left behind. There was a thick layer of dust on top of the ceiling fan right above the bed. To top that off when we were laying in bed the first night we noticed what looked like blood stains on the sheets. The innkeepers told us it was likely red wine, but the question remains— why were our sheets not clean?
All in all a great place to stay on the Cape, but I wish the management had been a more organized and the room cleaner.