Her goes nothin’…
Alright boys, MAN UP! You’ve taken out the garbage, driven the kid to football practice, told your wife how good she looks in those jeans–you’ve done it all right. Now it’s time to grab the guys, head out to Cape Cod and have a little fun. The Lamb and Lion Inn “Mighty Cape Cod He-Man Package” is a mancation custom built for 4 guys looking for 5 days of fun, quality chill-time and a bit of ever-important knuckle dragging.
DAY 1: Check into the Inn. You’ll all be staying in the 1740 Barn! Spread out, enjoy the fire (fire goood!), and kick back in your living room. There will be our “Hunka, Hunka Burnin’ Love” welcome basket awaiting which consists of cold Cape Cod Beer, frosty beer mugs, bags of Cape Cod Potato Chips and other local munchies you can crunch and spill all over the carpeting. Enjoy the Inn, swim in the pool and hot tub, and barbeque on your own back deck for dinner!
DAY 2: Wake-up late and have breakfast delivered to the Barn. Once up, it’s time to hit the links! An early afternoon tee-time for 4 will be awaiting you at the award-winning Hyannis Golf Club, just minutes from the Lamb and Lion Inn. After golf, enjoy the pool and hot tub back at the inn (we’ll light a fire in the courtyard fireplace (fire, very gooood!). Enjoy transportation to and from our local Tavern for the Cape’s best chowder, burgers, seafood, pasta and steaks! After dinner it’s back to your Barn deck for a complimentary nightcap!
DAY 3: Wake up even later and enjoy another scrumptious breakfast delivered to the Barn. Complimentary transportation will deliver you to nearby Barnstable Harbor where your kayaks await. Spend a few leisurely hours paddling around the harbor and the beaches of Sandy Neck. A sack lunch of weighty sandwiches and “adult sodas” will make the afternoon complete. Back to the Inn for some down time by the pool and hot tub. Later that night the Inn’s surround-sound home theater “Man Cave” will be reserved for you where you can all watch the best movie ever made, JAWS, and gorge on the best chicken wings and ribs on Cape Cod (never mind a bigger boat–we may need a bigger couch).
DAY 4: The next morning, after another delicious and delivered breakfast, it’s time to avenge Captain Quint and hit the high seas for a half day of sport fishing out of nearby Barnstable Harbor. Fishing our local Cape Cod waters practically guarantees you a cooler full of fresh, flappin’ fish, so for tonight it’s back to the Barn deck to fire up the grill and show those fish where they belong in the food chain.
DAY 5: Day 5 has been carefully orchestrated to ensure you DO NOTHING! After breakfast, hang around the inn and enjoy the down time you fantasize about while at your desk. Chill by the pool, hang around the Barn, laugh and enjoy. Our massage therapists will be on site for four 1-hour massages in the Lamb and Lion Inn’s spa. Want to take an afternoon ride along historic Old Kings Highway? We’ll furnish you with our very own self-guided driving tours. Want to hit the sports bar for the big game? We know where the best ones are. The local brewery and chip factory? Minutes away. Want to learn how to dig oysters & clams? We’ve got you covered. Go out, stay in, we don’t care! They’ll be no chores, no phone calls from your boss (or from your employees) and no errands to run. Have a good night’s sleep and get ready to return to the grind. Breakfast will be served before you depart.
So that’s what we sent in. Let’s see if Martha deems it air-able. Oh yea, if you know anyone who might fit the bill, this 5-day getaway is only $3,850.00 (that’s under $200 per person, per day!). All taxes are included, but gratuities are not. When booking just make sure you add the code: BNBFINDERMS
|Guests from around the world bring us…you guessed it…|
“What do you mean? I think it’s cute.”
“Cute? Who wants to stay at a place called the Lamb and Lion Inn? It’s biblical..something about the lion shall lay with the lamb. I don’t want biblical.”
“So, what’s wrong with biblical? You could use a bit of religion in your life.”
“No doubt, but here’s the thing. If people think we’re overly religious they may not want to come! What if they’re not married and ‘living in sin’!? What if they’re GAY!? They’ll think we’re going to judge them–maybe try to damn them! My mother has that power, ya know–maybe she passed it onto me! I don’t want to damn–and we certainly don’t judge!” (Here’s a PC moment: We are quite clear this is not the way all religious people think, it’s just how my little brain works).
“Either does your mother, big boy. I think you’re getting carried away, besides, the owner told me it was named the Lamb and Lion because yes, it DOES stand for peace. They thought it represented the peace of old Cape Cod. Would you have preferred it be called The Dove Inn?”
|Our award-winning sign, built by Paul White of East Sandwich, MA.|
That day, pretty convinced we had found our new home and business, we drove down to the nearby Barnstable Tavern to see what kind of reputation the inn had with the locals. We sat at the bar (first time in the joint) and chatted with the bartender, Bill. Bill was an older gentleman, very sweet and mild mannered (he’s since passed away, we’re sad to say). After ordering some lunch and a couple of Bloody Marys we decided to test the waters. “Say, Bill” Ali started, “If you had family in the area and you wanted to put them up someplace close by, where would you send them?” Bill thoughtfully tugged at his chin and motioning through the window and up the road, stated “There’s only one place I’d send ’em! It’s a wonderful Inn up the road. It’s called, uh…um…er….I think it’s called the Ox and Horse…or the Pig and Chicken. I don’t know…but it’s named after a coupla animals.” With that, we knew we had the right place. We just needed to work on the marketing a tad.
|From Russia with Love…The daughter of a visiting Russian couple drew this poolside|
Once we had a couple of rooms cleaned up, Ali’s visiting niece Julie, then about eight years old, asked if she could hang the vacancy sign up. “Sure”, we thought. “Why not?” We weren’t 100% ready, but it was in the middle of March, so what were the chances we’d get a walk-in.
Two hours later there’s a knock at the door. Our first guest…Go figure.
How can you change a name after that, I ask you? No way. Since that first March we’ve met thousands of new friends. Friends brought to us by the salt air, the sea foam, the whales, the screech of distant seagulls, the lavish waterfront lunches–all things that speak of vacation. But once in a while we gain a guest because of our name. “It sounds so peaceful”…”It stood out”…”I love what it represents”…”It reminded my of my favorite night in Scotland”… (and yes) “I loved the religious connotation”.
This past January we had the honor of hosting George Harrison’s sister Louise Harrison, and a Beatles tribute band she helped form in her brother’s honor, The Liverpool Legends. They were on Cape Cod for a show at the Barnstable High School auditorium which promoted keeping music programs alive in the schools. Being the world’s biggest Beatles fan, I was thrilled. But the best part of all happened as the show started. In front of a sold out auditorium, Louise Harrison had this to say…
“I am staying at a remarkably beautiful place. Beautiful in many ways–The Lamb and Lion Inn. The image of the lamb tucked into the lion is meant to stand for ‘peacefulness’. It was one of The Beatles’ greatest messages, and what this inn is all about.” And to think Ali wanted to change the name…
|The Innkeeper’s Pride suite|
|Old Drovers Inn dining room was partially under ground|
|Enter: PJ Boulangerie|
|PB’s bakery alone is worth a quick trip from the inn!|
|The mural painted hallway. Between the lights in the ceiling, is the pull-down door to doom.|
|Lair 4 (before the carnage)|