3660 Olde Kings Highway
What we liked most: The cozy sitting area with two recliners in front of the fireplace in our room.
What we liked least: It was noticeably colder in the bathroom than in the rest of the suite.
What surprised us: That the proprietors are new to the business -- they seemed like pros to us.
You know you're at Ashley Manor when . . . Martin and Toreno keep you laughing with their adventures in innkeeping tales.
Rates: $120-$165 off-season, $155-$215 in season, including breakfast. The Ashley Suite was $165 in March.
Directions: Barnstable is about 70 miles or about 1 1/2 hours from Boston. Take Interstate 93 south to Route 3 south to the Sagamore Rotary. Take Route 6 east to exit 6 (Route 132). Turn left at the end of the ramp, follow Route 132 north to the end, and turn right on Route 6A east. Go through Barnstable Village to a traffic light. Ashley Manor is about a half-mile past the light, on the left.