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“Delightful Inn, in the Perfect Location!”
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Ship's Knees Inn
Ranked #3 of 5 East Orleans B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 June 2014

My husband and I just got back from spending 4 nights at the Ship's Knees Inn. This place is absolutely amazing and just the kind of getaway we were looking for! This was the perfect quaint, cozy and beyond charming B&B. The grounds are beautiful, having the luxury of sitting around the firepit at night is wonderful, and the owners Peter and Denise are fantastic! Every day Peter gave us suggestions about his favorite places to eat and spots to go. He was right on point with everything, and Denise prepares the perfect most delicious scones and muffins for breakfast! We also were able to walk their dog, Marley, and explore some of the surrounding houses! This place was a little bit of heaven tucked away from the chaos of life, and was just a short walk down to Nauset beach and a short drive into town. The best part is that not many B&B's have pools, but that was just another added bonus of this place! After a nice day at the beach, you can come back and relax by the pool with really no one around to disturb you. Orleans is located right in the middle of the Cape, so it's just a short ride to Chatham and about a half hour up to Provincetown. I would 100% go back to the Ship's Knees Inn in a heartbeat and recommend this place to anyway looking for the most relaxing getaway on Cape Cod! Thanks again Peter and Denise. Already looking forward to our next escape to the Cape.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

We just spent the past 3 days at the Ship's Knees Inn in East Orleans, MA (cape Cod). It was a great experience. I had a hard time finding a place near a beach in Cape Cod. The only places available were very expensive and not very interesting. This one is not on the beach but it is within 500 meters (550 yrs) of one of the most beautiful and not so popular beaches in Cape Cod, Nauset Beach. The Inn is made of an old captain's house and it is located in a quiet residential area. It is set on a beautiful property which has been groomed like a PGA golf course. It has a swimming pool, which is nice considering that the ocean water temperature at this time of the year is so low that only the Polar Bear club members can swim in it. It also has a very nice patio with a gas fire pit and enough tables for all the guests to sit down apart from each others. They serve an exquisite continental breakfast that goes beyond my understanding of what a continental breakfast is. For example, they had some omelette in a tortilla shell. When we were there this past week, the inn was full and the place was yet very quiet. The guests, mostly couples, were friendly and greeted each other politely but were respectful of each other's privacy. Our room was a deluxe queen, it was in the old mansion, it had low ceilings but it was spacious, it had a large fireplace and a lot of charm. The bed was very comfortable and the place was quiet, except for the air conditioning unit that we didn't need at night anyway. It was an excellent experience.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank RichardPlamondon
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

A very good chose in the last moment.
The Inn is better that photos on Booking.
Very nice house, clean, and gentle owners trying to help.
A very good berach at a very short distance.
Breakfast is good but in could be improved with more options.
Our room (twin beds) were maybe not as spacious as others but very nice, we like it a lot. Bed very comfortable.
A needed livingroom for cold days or rainy days, or to rest after a long day would be very appreciated. I know they are already thinking on it.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Stayed here for the weekend. What a beautiful Inn. The Inn Keepers were around every day making sure everything was perfect. From the clean and comfortable rooms, to the outdoor lounging spaces, it was impeccable! The breakfast every morning was spectacular! Homemade scones and granola bars - delicious fruit - creative egg dish YUM! A short walk down to Nauset beach - even after I checked out, the owners allowed me to leave my car parked in their lot so I could go down to the beach once again. I have been coming to East Orleans for over 40 yrs and it just keeps getting better and better!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Kim B
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Everything about this B&B makes your stay on the Cape wonderful - it's the lovely touches that the innkeepers add - from healthy fresh fruit or blueberry scones all presented in creative ways, to the beauty of a true New England Inn set just up from the beach. Biking, swimming, shopping or just relaxing with a book in your cozy room or in an Adirondack chair - we loved it. I can't imagine a better place - we left renewed and rested. Can't wait to return in the summer! Really THE BEST place to stay!

Room Tip: Enjoyed a room upstairs - lovely view.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Lizabeth A
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

I belong to the Hearts that Heal grief group that ministers to moms who have lost children. We were all treated to a weekend of refreshment in a place of beauty and hospitality. Very highly recommended.'

Room Tip: Rooms on the second floor on the ocean side have a beautiful view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Unit107
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

My husband and I have been spending our summer vacation on the Cape for over 25 years. This year we decided to explore the Cape during the off season. How lucky we were to find the beautiful Ship's Knees Inn to spend our 3 nights in Orleans! Our inviting room was both comfortable and nicely decorated. We made good use of the wine glasses provided as we sat by the fire pit sipping wine on our first night there. Oh, soooo relaxing!! The delicious breakfasts were always presented in a lovely way. The homemade baked goods and the yogurt parfaits were our favorites!! The walk from our room in the main house through the upstairs hallway to the breakfast room was like taking a trip back in time. We were always intrigued by the architecture, furniture, paintings, etc. Adding to this wonderful experience was the warmth and hospitality of our hosts, Peter and Denise. We definitely plan on visiting Ship's Knees again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lorrie F
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in East Orleans
Price Range: £108 - £172 (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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Ship's Knees Inn East Orleans, MA, United States

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