Ship's Knees Inn

186 Beach Road , East Orleans, MA 2643 USA (Show map)

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Bill & Judy July 2016

4.8 on August 13, 2016

As always , we had a great time at Ship's Knees Inn. Peter & Denise make everyone feel at home. You can walk to the beach. You are close to town , shopping , the playhouse as well as other Cape Cod attractions. They have beautifully presented continental breakfast and you are minutes from lunch and/ or dinner venues


Love this inn!

5 on August 11, 2016

Beautiful all around!


Queen Room

5 on August 08, 2016

Loved it!


A wonderful weekend!

5 on August 04, 2016

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful stay at the Ship's Knee Inn. The grounds were beautiful (we enjoyed the pool) and just a walk down the street from the beach! The provided beach chairs and boogie boards were awesome. Peter and Denise were great hosts and provided awesome recommendations for food and activities in the area. All around a great stay at the Ship's Knees, we hope to visit again!


Bill & Judy at Ship's Knees Inn

5 on August 02, 2016

As always , we had a great time at this fabulous location within walking distance of Nauset Beach. The dining is a beautiful presentation of variety items at breakfast and a number of choices nearby for lunch & dinner. There is the Playhouse close by and a lot of stores in town for browsing. Peter & Denise make everyone feel welcome. If you want the flavor of Cape Cod we highly recommend Ship's Knees Inn.


Beautiful

5 on July 31, 2016

We stayed at the inn for 3 nights and wished we could have stayed longer. Beautiful grounds! Rooms are comfortable and clean. Everything about our stay was wonderful. Have recommended the inn already to friends and coworkers.


Second time was like coming home again

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!


Great Place

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.


It wss relaxing and peaceful getaway

5 on June 09, 2016

Can't wait to visit again planning to have a longer stay


Excelent B & B

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.


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Rooms & Rates

Petite Double Bedroom

Full size (Double) Bedroom & private bath. Located on the 1st floor of the North Wing & adjacent to the breakfast area this compact room has Northeast exposure & views of the backyard/pool area. Approx 125 sq ft

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

Queen Bedroom with Shared Bath #6

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Deluxe Queen Bedroom #2

Queen Bedroom with private bath located . on the 1st floor of the 1820 main Inn. A bright sunny room with Southeast exposure, large picture window & 2 seagrass chairs. Approx 185 sq ft.

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

Petite Queen Bedroom #15

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.

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

Standard King Bedroom

King Bedroom with private bath located on the 1st floor of the 1820 main Inn. A bright sunny room with South exposure, includes 2 comfortable seagrass chairs & a large picture window. Approx 165 sq ft

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

Deluxe King Bedroom #4

Deluxe King Bedroom with private bath & private entrance to the courtyard garden patio with gas fire pit. Includes a twin sleeper sofa, soft chair & a connecting door to room #3. Approx 220 sq ft.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Twin Bedroom

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Superior Queen Bedroom

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Ocean View Apartment-1 bedroom

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

King Bedroom Nauset Suite

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Deluxe Queen Bedroom #8

Queen Bedroom with private bath located on the 2nd floor of the 1820 main Inn, West exposure & view of the courtyard garden patio with gas fire pit. Ceiling height is less than normal. Approx 135 sq ft

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

Deluxe King Bedroom #16

King Bedroom with private bath & located at the far end of the North Wing with a private entrance to the courtyard garden patio & a separate hallway entrance. A bright sunny room with seagrass chairs. Approx 170 sq ft

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

Petite Queen Bedroom #13

Standard size Queen Bed with private bath. Located on the 1st floor of the North Wing this compact room has Northeast exposure & views of the backyard. No closet but includes pegboard hooks & hangers. Approx 120 sq ft

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

Petite Queen Bedroom #12

Standard size Queen Bed with private bath. Located on the 1st floor of the North Wing this compact room has Northeast exposure & views of the backyard/pool area. Approx 125 sq ft

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

Deluxe Queen Bedroom #9

Queen Bedroom with private bath on the 2nd floor of the 1820 main Inn. A bright sunny room with Southeast exposure. Approx 160 sq ft

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

Queen Bedroom with Shared Bath #7

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Petite Queen Bedroom #14

Standard size Queen Bed & private bath. Located on the 1st floor of the North Wing this compact room has Northeast exposure & views of the backyard. No closet but includes pegboard with hooks & hangers. Approx 120 sq ft

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

Petite Queen Bedroom #11

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

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

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Location

Location Type

Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town, Village

Airport

Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 90 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

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

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00-7:00 PM
  • Check Out:: by 10:30 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: In season (6/18-9/30) & all weekends 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations for 1 night are prepaid in full. Reservations for over 3 nights require a 50% deposit.
  • Cancellations: Deposits will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received 15 days prior to the scheduled arrival date. There is a $25 processing charge per room for all refunds regardless of reason or amount of notice. An early departure or last minute (less than 15 days) cancellation is subject to the full room charges of the original reservation. If we are able to re-book your room due to last minute cancellation or early departures, your monies will be refunded, less a $25 processing fee.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Peter & Denise Butcher

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Denise enjoys crafting projects, interior decorating, reading & cooking. Peter enjoys biking, golfing, bowling, & white mountain backpacking.

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:00-9:30AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room