We love Buzzard's Bay and were happy to attend a friend's wedding in the area in July of 2017. Lodging options are few, but this Inn was recommended so we booked it for three nights. Upon arrival there was a note on the door "welcoming" us and directing us to our room upstairs - no sign of the innkeeper as she was resting after a medical procedure. We were tired and looking for a spot of refreshment but found nothing - no bottled water, coffee, tea, sherry, wine, cold beer, etc. No cups, no tea kettle, nothing. I figured the lack of hospitality may be because of the medical issues with the innkeeper, but I was wrong.
The next morning we learned that breakfast was served between 8:30 am and 9:30am and again, no coffee or tea was to be found. We are early risers and were looking for coffee around 7am, so my husband found the coffeemaker, coffee and filter and proceeded to make a pot. The innkeeper was not happy with this at all. She told him it was an expensive appliance and she was surprised that he could figure out how to use it. When hubby told me about this exchange, I went down to the kitchen to meet her and was told, "I don't like people in my kitchen." Clearly she was unhappy with our coffee overstep. Really? At 7am?
Needless to say, this wasn't such a great start, but we decided to let it pass. When the innkeeper asked my husband when he would like breakfast, he told her that we were still on Irish time and would appreciate breakfast sooner than later. Breakfast wasn't served until 9:15, and it was an average but small portion of egg frittata and good bacon with fruit. After reading the reviews (please note there is only one from 2017, others are from 2016 and earlier...), I was expecting a culinary experience.
Our room had no lock on the door, the bed was comfortable, but the adjacent bath was old and tired with a very slow sink. The towels were also old and tired. Nothing about our room was remotely luxurious, upscale or fancy.
After receiving news that a family member was ill, we decided to leave the Inn a night early and head back home. As we prepared to leave at 6:30am, we learned for the first time from a note taped to the door that a town sponsored triathalon was going to shut down all the town streets. Had we waited another half-hour, we would not have been able to drive our car off the street until it ended after noon. Again, no notice was given to us about this event, We had delicious coffee and egg sandwiches at the local Dunkin Donuts.
Overall it was an uncomfortable place to stay. Maybe we got off on the wrong foot with the coffee incident, but there is obviously some disconnect between the reviews of this place and what we experienced.