Business Spotlight on….The Inn at Lewis Bay

The Inn at Lewis Bay

Today we feature The Inn at Lewis Bay,  one of only a handful of Bed & Breakfasts in Yarmouth.  The owner and host Teresa Stigura is active with the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce and an avid user of Social Media.  I’ve run into her several times at Chamber events and follow her cute and candid Facebook posts and have been excited to check out her B&B in person.  I made my way over to visit Teresa and tour the Inn on a breezy summer day during Yarmouth Summer Celebration.

When you take the turn off Route 28 you start getting excited and your expectations rise, the drive is through a quaint little residential community right on the bay.  The houses are beautiful and while you have easy access to 28 you’d think you’re miles and miles away given how quiet and calm it all feels.  When you arrive you realize you just passed the beach.  It’s like right there!  Better still, you’ll soon find out there’s no parking fee (not that you need to park since you’ll be walking) and the beach is not used nearly as much as the others in town.

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Then you pull up to the inn and smile.  It’s WONDERFUL!  Like postcard quality “I wish I could live here”, wonderful.  A big dark wood deck with comfy chairs and tables, perfect for an afternoon chat session with a girlfriend or loved one.  A bright green lawn with inviting Adirondack chairs that beg for a glass of wine and a good book.  It’s all there waiting for you!

Relaxing at the Inn at Lewis Bay

At this point I meet Teresa and she takes me inside for a tour.  The inside of the “home” is everything you’d expect and more.  I say home because it really feels so homey in there.  All of the rooms are uniquely designed with personalized accessories, and a few have beautiful wall murals.  It’s like what your house would look like if you could bring your Pinterest board to life!  Each room (six in all) have their own bathroom, TV and Keurig coffee maker as well as an “around town” book with local brochures and info about the Inn.

Picket Fence room at the Inn at lewis Bay

Bird Song room at the Inn at Lewis Bay

Small touches at the Inn at Lewis Bay

Coffee, water and more at the Inn at Lewis Bay

While the rooms really are lovely I think the common areas are even better.  This place is perfect for a weekend getaway.  The halls and walls are adorned with comforting accessories, the furniture in the living room is inviting, the games are waiting to be played.  It all just works and Teresa tells me she’s designed it to “feel like home, without any of the responsibilities.”

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Afternoon Snack at the Inn at Lewis Bay

Home accessories at the Inn at Lewis Bay

Grand Staircase at the Inn at Lewis Bay

Teresa manages the property herself.  Personally my head spins at the thought of keeping every inch of your house that clean on a daily basis but she admits to being one of those people that just loves cleaning. I wish some of that had rubbed off on me, but alas, it did not!  When I asked her how she manages it all she simply tells me that she “loves to tend a house, so it doesn’t feel like work.”  The cooking and cleaning and entertaining have always been something she’s enjoyed.

In her past life Teresa was a dental assistant (which she also loved).  She grew up in England and met her now husband (an American) while he was there working in avionics.  They moved back to the United States and opened a shop in PA. They often came to the Cape for vacations and both loved it here.  Teresa says it reminds her of England.  As they thought about their future they knew they wanted to make their life here and so they began looking for a B&B. Teresa chuckles when she tells me how the photos online at the time just didn’t do the Inn at Lewis Bay justice.  The realtor asked them to come take a look at it and thankfully they agreed because they knew instantly this was their home.

Listening to Teresa talk about the Inn you can tell she really loves it here.  She speaks fondly of making different breakfasts for guests each morning and how she loves adding the little touches like putting out fresh lemonade and cookies for her guests in the afternoon or being able to offer people bikes to ride around while they stay.  She does all the cooking too and exudes a “jack of all trades” boundless energy, with her British accent and bubbly personality.  She and her husband Keith live on the third floor which she admits has the best views of Lewis Bay.  She describes the Inn like it’s “going to your best friend’s house”.  When I asked her what she’d want to tell people she just says “Come to my little home off of Rt. 28, step away from the hustle and bustle of town and see what you’re missing over here.”

Teresa says that she repeatedly has her guests tell her the Inn at Lewis Bay is a “little gem”.  I’d have to agree.  It has a great location, a beach in walking distance, a great host, well appointed cozy rooms, yummy food…..the list goes on an on.  If you’re someone that enjoys a B&B and you’re thinking of a trip to Cape Cod, you just have to check out The Inn at Lewis Bay.  Teresa says not to be scared of the shoulder or off season. She says September and October are great and she has a few quilting groups that come in the winter and love it.  So go check out The Inn at Lewis Bay online or in person and be sure to tell Teresa we sent you and don’t forget to post a comment here on our blog after your stay!

~April

The Inn at Lewis Bay is located at 57 Maine Ave. West Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA 02673 Phone 1-855-394-7229 or online at www.innatlewisbay.com.

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Beautiful touches at the Inn at Lewis Bay

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