Comfortable, individually appointed rooms, wireless internet access, cable TV, refrigerator, AC, & a sumptuous continental breakfast is served daily. Enjoy our swimming pool (in season), courtyard patio garden/gas firepit, & we are located just 1/4 mile up the hill from the famous, sand-duned Nauset Beach, the southern most beach on the Cape Cod National Seashore. We are located close to the best of what Cape Cod has to offer including swimming, fishing-surf casting & deep sea charters, boating including kayaking & canoeing, whale & sea watch cruises, guided beachwalks & bird hikes, movie, music & performing arts theatre, golfing, tennis, art galleries, museums & historical interests & gourmet/fine dining.
4.8 on July 19, 2016
We just spent a few nights at Ship's Knees again after a 5-year gap. (Where does the time go?) Peter welcomed us as if we had just been there last year. Denise does an excellent job paying attention to details. The location, facility and grounds are all very appealing - especially being able to walk down the hill to Nauset Beach. Breakfast each morning was delicious, and the other guests were friendly. We are looking forward to returning next summer!
4.4 on July 03, 2016
Nice location that is an easy walk to the beach or to some shops and restaurants Owners and staff are very friendly and helpful. We would return without question.
5 on June 09, 2016
Can't wait to visit again planning to have a longer stay
5 on June 02, 2015
Stayed a couple nights before the summer season started. The innkeepers are very nice and helpful with any questions about the area. The room we stayed in was very comfortable, recently refurbished and nicely appointed. The included breakfast was just what we needed to start the day. We would stay here again and recommend it to anyone.
4.8 on April 30, 2014
We had the good fortune of staying at the Ship's Knees in later April. Couldn't have picked a better spot. Friendly, caring, hospitable, helpful, and all at a very reasonable off-peak price! Peter and Denise were very helpful in getting us oriented and off to good adventures in dining and more. We would go back in a minute--the access to Nauset Beach, the CCRT, and all of Orleans and Wellfleet is superb!
5 on August 09, 2011
The Ship's Knees Inn is a lovley way to experance Cape Cod. We will return soon.
3.4 on August 08, 2011
Ship's Knees was a great place to stay in a perfect location. It's about a 5-7 minute walk to Nauset Beach and a short drive to lots of restaurants and shopping in Orleans. The pool was an added benefit with complimentary towels. The room we stayed in was a tad small (no place to lay out suitcases), but that may not be the case for all rooms at the inn. The owners were very welcoming and helpful.
4.8 on July 04, 2011
We stayed at the Ship's Knees Inn in April of 2011, just as the weather began to warm up. It is a charming house, a bit small, but the rooms are comfortable and the decor makes you feel like you are spending a few evenings in a time gone bye. A walk through the upstairs hallway is particularly intriguing. The breakfast was the best we had in our 2 week tour of New England. The scones are to die for. The inn is situated a mile or so from a public beach, 10 minutes from many places to eat, 30 minutes from Chatham (which was one of my favorite towns we visited) and an easy day trip from the upper arm of Cape Cod. Would definitely recommend staying here, and will return again.
3.6 on June 27, 2011
I stay at the Inn once a year, usually for a couple of nights, to walk Nauset Beach and go to a couple of Cape League baseball games. Peter and Denise are terrific - welcoming, engaging, helpful. I've stayed in several different rooms, ranging from small to spacious. All wonderful if you like "old Cape" style accommodations. If you like Nauset, you can't beat this location.
4.2 on May 04, 2011
People have a lot of different criteria regarding what they want and need in a vacation lodging. My companion & I wanted something quiet and peaceful where we could spend a few days. Before we found Ship's Knees Inn we had been looking at places in Provincetown, but soon realized that area was quite busy and crowded. We were both so glad to have found this lovely quiet place in East Orleans. We visited in the "shoulder season" (late April in our case) so there weren't a lot of visitors yet either in town or at the Inn. i.e. things were quiet and very peaceful. Our room was sweet and felt very private (we chose rm 4 which has a private entrance) Everything about the place and our stay exceeded our expectations. We have agreed in retrospect we would do it all over again without hesitation and we would certainly choose Ship's Knees Inn again. What a lovely place!
Queen Bedroom located on the 2nd floor of the 1820 main Inn with East exposure & a distant ocean view. This room has a slanted ceiling & shares a bath located across the hall with 1 other room. A 2nd bathroom is located down the hall. Approx 145 sq ft
Standard size Queen Bed with private bath. Located on the 1st floor of the North Wing this compact bright corner room has Northwest exposure & views of the back yard. No closet but includes pegboard with hooks & hangers. Approx 145 sq ft.
2 Twin Beds & private bath. Located on the 2nd floor of the 1820 main Inn. This room has a slanted ceiling & West view of the rose garden & guest parking . For stays of 3 nights or more convertible to a king bed at alternate rate. Approx 165 sq ft.
Queen Bedroom with private bath located on the 1st floor of the 1820 main Inn. The "Master's quarters includes a working fireplace & comfortable sitting area with seagrass couch & soft chair. View of the courtyard garden patio & includes roll-away for a 3rd guest. Approx 245 sq ft
2nd floor access from private deck-includes queen bed & private bath, full kitchen, combination dining room/living room with working fireplace. Large flat screen TV with Blu-Ray DVD. Private deck & private parking. Available 2nd bedroom at alternate rate. Approx 750 sq ft.
3 night minimum 6/17-9/30. 2 nights during all other periods. King Bedroom Nauset Suite with private bath, separate living room with pocket doors & private entrance. Located in the 1971 addition of the 1820 main Inn. Large flat screen TV's in both living room & bedroom. Approx 450 sq ft
Queen Bedroom located on the 2nd floor of the 1820 main Inn with East exposure & a distant ocean view. This room has a slanted ceiling & shares a bath located across the hall with 1 other room. Additional bath located down the hall. Approx 135 sq ft
Standard size Queen Bed with private bath. Located on the 1st floor of the North Wing this compact room is adjacent to the breakfast room, has Northeast exposure & views of the backyard/pool area. Approx 125 sq ft
Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town, Village
Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 90 miles
From the Sagamore Bridge take route 6 (Mid Cape Hgwy) 35 miles to the Orleans exit #12. Turn right at the end of the ramp on to route 6A. Follow to next light & take a right on to Eldredge Parkway. Follow thru next light & at 2nd light take right on to Main St. Follow Main St 1 mile to fork in road & bear left on to Beach Rd. Follow 1.2 miles & the Inn will be on your left.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Board games, Computer, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Kayaking, sun-bathing, theatre, museums, antiquing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports