Shady Hollow Inn

370 Main Street , South Dennis, MA 02660 USA (Show map)


Be our guest in a historic Cape Cod Sea Captain's home, built in 1839 in the classic Georgian architectural style of the early nineteenth century. Located in the historic village of South Dennis, our bed and breakfast has been lovingly restored to its original character. Our small, intimate inn is tastefully decorated to evoke Old New England; throughout the Shady Hollow you will find mission-style furnishings, complemented with charming rugs, quilts and local artwork. All of our rooms are appointed with high quality cotton lines and handsome quilts to keep you cozy. The furnishings in the rooms and throughout the Inn are Mission style, known for its classic lines and wonderful simplicity. We have combined that style with hooked rugs, local artwork, and touches like fresh flowers and handmade lavender soap, to create a relaxed and gracious setting. Our attention to detail & cleanliness ensure that your accommodations are as perfect as possible! Each morning our chef prepares a full multi-course breakfast using the freshest, locally grown, organic ingredients.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Shady Hollow

4.0 on September 11, 2012

Clean & good service. Great breakfast. Would stay again.

A perfect weekend stay!

5 on September 11, 2012

What a beautiful, peaceful inn! Our room was well-equipped, air-conditioned and quiet. Our two breakfasts were very delicious and very filling! No need to eat lunch! The bathroom was huge and the shower was great. Outdoor shower, too!

Terrific stay

5 on September 02, 2012

This was our second stay at the inn. We have enjoyed each visit and really appreciate having an inn that accommodates a vegan diet. The breakfasts were delicious! We enjoyed chatting with Beth and Gary and had a lovely day following some of Gary's recommendations for local sites, hikes, and beaches. The room we stayed in was spacious, clean, bright, and pretty with a well-appointed bathroom.

Perfect Cape Cod Get-away

5 on August 14, 2012

Absolutely charming place to stay with comforts in and outdoors. All breakfasts cooked from scratch. Gourmet-style from home-grown food when available.

Highlight of our Cape experience!

4.8 on August 10, 2012

My wife and I escaped to the Cape for a weekend getaway and were thrilled with the Shady Hollow Inn -- the rooms were immaculate and beautifully furnished, the innkeepers, Beth & Gary were friendly & went out of their way to identify the best itineraries and special sights and the breakfasts were fabulous! We will be back!

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Rooms & Rates


A spacious room on the first floor with a queen bed and private bath. Standard amenities include wi-fi, cable TV/VCR, A/C, ceiling fan, loveseat, hairdryer, robes, natural toiletries, 100% cotton linens, and lots of towels! Local artwork and charming decor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $160 - $185

Safe Harbor

A cozy room on the first floor with a queen bed appointed with 100% cotton linens, quilts, and natural toiletries. Amenities include air conditioning, cable TV, and wireless.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $170


A bright and airy room on the second floor with a large bathroom. Each guest room has a queen bed appointed with 100% cotton linens and natural toiletries. Amenities include air conditioning, cable TV, and wireless.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $160 - $185

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Location Type

Historic District, Near Nantucket Sound, Convenient Location

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Nature area

Inn Details

On-site amenities

, Kayaks - for guest use, Bikes - bike trail is .5 mile away

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 2 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A credit card is needed to reserve the room, the balance is due upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: Reservation and Cancelation Policies: Your room is reserved with your credit card, the entire amount will be charged 14 days prior to your arrival date or upon check in. 

Due to our small size, cancellations have a huge impact on our business but we do understand that sometimes life interferes with plans. If for some reason you need to cancel your reservation, contact us by telephone at least 15 days prior to your arrival date, we charge a $35.00 cancellation fee. If you cancel your reservation on day 14 or less prior to your arrival day, you will be charged the entire amount due. If we are able to re-rent the rooms, you will receive a refund less the $35.00 cancelation fee.



Beth and Gary Albert

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About the innkeepers

Growing our own vegtables, gardening and preparing gourmet breakfasts.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Patio, Breakfast/dining area