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“5 Years as Delighted Guests and Looking Forward to a 6th”
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Ship's Knees Inn
Ranked #3 of 5 East Orleans B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 August 2011

Always great amenities, friendly and helpful management and staff, beautiful rooms and grounds, and hospitality bar none.

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Reviewed 30 August 2011

My husband and I had a brief honeymoon on Cape Cod and stayed at the Ship's Knees Inn. The location is terrific- walking distance to Nauset beach, great restaurants within a 5 minute drive, rail trail and bike rentals also nearby. The owners, Peter & Denise, were super friendly and accomodating. The inn is very cute and well kept with a lovely pool. The continental breakfast always had fresh fruit and pastries along with the other basics. The gas firepit was on every night and was a nice place to relax in a rocking chair with a glass of wine. We hope to return next year!

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Reviewed 25 August 2011

The Inn is an easy 10 minute walk to Nauset Beach and very close to the town. The Cape Cod Rail trail can be accessed in town and is a great paved trail for biking or roller blading or even walking.

Room Tip: Our room was quite small but they are still able to squeeze in a small fridge which was a great asse...
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Reviewed 22 August 2011

This was our third visit to the Ship's Knees, and we know we wil be back. We have given word of mouth recommendations to colleagues and friends, so mI hope we are not building up too much competition for a room. See you as soon as we can get away again.

Room Tip: Make sure you book well in advance!
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Reviewed 17 August 2011

Our stay was very comfortable, great patio and pool, owners were helpful with local tips and restaurant suggestions, short walk to popular Nauset Beach. Beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels are provided for you to use as well! We'll definitely be back!

Room Tip: Book early! This place is great.
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

We were delighted with our choice of selecting the "Ship's Knees Inn" for our weekly and yearly vacation spot in Cape Cod this summer. Although we've stayed in many spots on the Cape, we were especially happy with this one for many reasons. We were close enough to the National Seashore and one of our favorite beaches on the Cape to walk to every day. Not only that, but the place was very hospitable, warm, cozy and friendly. All the comforts of home, with a little historic nostalgia thrown in. The hosts are keenly aware of your needs and are very kind and hospitable. The grounds are unique and clean, and there are flowers and schrubs everywhere you turn to delight your stay. We're very happy we chose the "Ship's Knees Inn" and would recommend it, especially to couples/adults, as the setting offers a quiet and calmness other Inn's may not.

Room Tip: The rooms are small, but cozy. I wouldn't recommend them for LARGE people.
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

We were able to schedule a 2-night visit at this great B&B recommended by my sister-in-law. Although we didn't plan this well in advance, there was a smallish room available for two nights midweek so we grabbed it.
Peter was very welcoming when we checked in, gave good recommendations for everything from going to the beach to things to see in town and dining venues from Orleans to Hyannis.
The inn has a wonderful location, and we walked to the beach as well as along neighborhood roads. Our room was clean, cozy and comfortable. Wine glasses,cork screw, ice bucket, cheese board and cheese slicer were tucked inside a basket atop our refrigerator which was "disguised" as a floor safe! The "continental" breakfast provided us with cereals, yogurt, fresh fruit, bagels, breads, juices and coffee AND wonderful fresh-baked goods. We had 2 patios or the breakfast room to choose for our dining. The large patio has a gas fire pit which is always on at night, and we spent an evening sharing stories with several other guests under a nearly full moon. What more can you want?

Room Tip: Our small corner room in the annex faced the back and side yards and was very quiet.
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Additional Information about Ship's Knees Inn

Address: 186 Beach Road, East Orleans, MA 02643
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > East Orleans
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in East Orleans
Price Range: £137 - £199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ship's Knees Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the warmth and charm of a 190 year-old restored Sea Captain's home, just 1/4 mile up the hill from the world famous Nauset Beach. 17 individually appointed rooms, 15 with private bath, and 1 or 2 bedroom fully equipped ocean view "Captain's Quarter's" guest apartment. Our newest accommodation (2010) the "Nauset Suite" has a king bed, private bath and private entrance. ... more   less 
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