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“The inn has a lot to recommend it, but most of its laurels stem from its owners, Tommy and Ali, who really know hospitality, know how to have fun, and will ensure YOU have it!”

~ Frommers

Innkeepers dressed as Elvis and Priscilla

Meet your Innkeepers

Ali & Tommy

Innkeepers Ali Pitcher and Tommy Dott have been in the hospitality business close to their entire lives, collectively from Hawaii to Nantucket. Prior to purchasing the Lamb and Lion Inn in 1999, they owned & operated a AAA 4-Diamond rated inn & restaurant in New York’s historic Hudson Valley.​

With passion, hard work, and a dash of insanity, the inn became the smallest property ever to be inducted into the prestigious Relais and Chateaux organization where Ali and Tom housed and hosted familiar names like Newman, Jagger, Streep, Bacon, Travolta and Streisand. They hosted one of the late great Isaac Stern’s weddings, who, when asked by a guest to play his violin during the reception, retorted “Madam, you’re not rich enough, and I’m not yet drunk enough!”​

Now, celebrating their 20th season at the Lamb and Lion Inn on Cape Cod, Ali and Tommy still wake up every morning ready to treat every guest like a rock star. Tommy has won several national food writing awards, is a certified Spin instructor and has a successful Personal Transformation “Life” Coaching practice (he’s also the self-proclaimed “Cape Cod’s best Elvis impersonator”, but let’s not go there).

Ali is the Inn’s looks, brains, style, finesse, dog whisperer and all-around Kitchen Goddess…and most importantly, she is the most patient woman on the planet (just ask Elvis). When not wearing her Innkeeper’s hat, Ali is a personal trainer and also manufactures and sells fun and funky rubber fish purses through her own company “Good Friend Bags” which donates $5 for every purse sold directly to animal rescue!

Eileen working hard on the phone

Eileen “The Machine”

Say it ain’t so!!! Eileen the Machine has retired???

Yes, we are afraid the time has finally come. The lifelong hospitality dynamo has decided to put her feet up for good this time (she’s tried retiring before–it didn’t stick!) and has set her sail for Pennsylvania. But not to worry, we let her go ONLY if she agreed to leave part of her heart here on Cape Cod–and more importantly, with The New England Patriots (sorry Eagles). Eileen will be sorely missed, and not just by Ali, Tom, Elena, Donka, Nikki and Pretzel, but by countless visitors from all parts of the globe. We’ll leave her photo up just in case you miss her too much. THANK YOU EILEEN for helping make the Lamb and Lion Inn such a spectacular place to visit. We love you!!!

A photo of the inn's yorkie, Pretzel, in her stroller


Pretzel is a rescue from a puppy mill and the stories of her upbringing are too cruel to relay. But she is the most well-adjusted dog imaginable. In fact, bolstered by her “rags to riches” story, she has been nominated “Most likely to take flight” (from an over active wagger). Pretzel lived her first 4 years without a name, so Tom and Ali named her something that spoke of happiness, indulgences, friendships, and celebration, so they named her after their favorite restaurant in Boston’s North End, Prezza (pronounced Pret-za). That WAS her name for a few years, but every time they’d tell a guest her name they’d inevitably say “Pretzel?” So, after a while she had a name change. That’s the funny thing about dogs–you can do that. As long as you feed them they DON’T CARE! Prezza is now around 15 years old, is deaf and mostly blind, but still wags and can eat like a small horse.

Interested in adopting or fostering a small dog?

The Lamb and Lion Inn is a big supporter of Yorkies Inc., who specialize in rescuing Yorkshire Terriers and other small breeds.