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Tern Inn

91 Chase Street , West Harwich, MA 2671 USA (Show map)
55 Reviews
$109 - $199
per night

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The Tern Inn is one of the special places you will visit one time, and return again and again. We are not a luxury inn, just a friendly, comfortable place for your visit to Cape Cod. We are located in a quiet residential neighborhood, on two beautifully landscaped acres, and just a 3 block walk to Nantucket Sound. We offer a swimming pool, basketball court, children's playground, picnic tables, and gas grills. Our inn guest rooms are freshly decorated, and all with private baths, AC, color TV, and room refrigerators. All inn rooms include a delightful buffet breakfast in our dining room. Our cottages are seasonal, and rented weekly. They are fully equipped, the perfect place for your extended stay. Visit our web site today, and see "Cape Cod as it should be!"

Rooms & Rates

Carriage House 101

Charming cozy guest room on the first floor of the Carriage House, separate from the main inn. Lovely bath with tub/shower. Newly installed laminate hardwood floors, updated bedding. Compact space with charm and comfort for a great night's rest.

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

Carriage House 102

Connecting to 101,or completely private, this room is a king bed or can be twin beds for the kids if you choose. Again a cozy space for 2 with a lovely bath and great charm,new hardwood laminate floors, updated bedding, in the Carriage House, separate from the inn.

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

Carriage House 103

Quiet corner room with comforts of home. Tasteful, charming, cozy, first floor of Carriage House.

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

Carriage House 104

A larger space, this room is on the first floor of the Carriage House, with a queen bed and a twin pullout sofa. All the comforts of home, in a charming setting, updated contemporary bedding.

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

Carriage House 105

One of the favorite rooms in the Carriage House, full of charm and views of the lovely front yard, this room is on the second floor. Contemporary soothing aqua colors, very pleasant.

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

Carriage House 106

A second floor room in the Carriage House with a little more space, this room offers views of the back yard, and comfort and quiet. Large bath with dormered ceiling and skylight. Updated bedding, warm rich furnishings. Room for twin rollaway for added fee per night

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

Main Inn 107

A large room with 2 queen beds, this room is a wing on the main building with a private entrance Roomy and charming.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Main Inn 108

A second family room with 2 queen beds, view of front yard. Private entrance, lots of space.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Seagull Cottage

Our largest cottage with 3 bedrooms, one bath, fully equipped kitchen and lovely patio. Cottages are weekly in season mid June to Mid September. Do not include breakfast

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double , 2 Twin

Honeymoon Cottage

Lovely efficiency. Fully equipped kitchen/living/bedroom all one room. Futon allows for 3rd guest. Weekly in season, no breakfast

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

Duplex Tern A

Newly remodeled with 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, patio. Hardwood floors, flat screen TV/DVD. Large new bathroom. Connects to Duplex B for larger families or can be completely private.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Duplex Tern B

Connecting to Tern A or completely separate, this unit has one bedroom, full kitchen, and lovely living space. All new in 2011, hardwood floors,very Cape Cod.

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


Charming, low ceilings, compact and efficient. One bedroom unit with full kitchen and great deck.

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

Gazebo Cottage

A Tern Inn favorite, one bedroom, six sided, unique and lovely. Breakfast not included. Rate is based on 2

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

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  • Guest room3.8
  • Services4.5
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining3.9

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55 Reviews

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Cape Cod visit

4.8 on October 11, 2013

Great central location to see the Cape. Our Inn Keepers were awesome,waking up early to serve us breakfast so we could make the ferry. Super friendly..would go back in a minute if we could. If you want value along with super this Inn. Your friends from Florida the Simmons stayed first week in October and the weather was fantastic.

Great Vacation

4.4 on September 06, 2013

Can't say enough about the friendly staff, service, location. Easy walk to beach, near all activities. Just great. Will definately stay there again.

charming B&B

4.4 on August 19, 2013

The owners are very nice and welcoming

The Tern Inn

4.2 on August 09, 2013

The Tern Inn was a delightful place to spend a few nights. The room was spotless and comfortable. The property is very attractive with lawns and flowers. The owners of the Tern Inn are very welcoming and helpful and will try their best to meet your every need. I highly recommend the Tern Inn and will happily stay there again during my next visit to the Cape.

A perfect location for travelling around the Cape

3.0 on August 04, 2013

The innkeepers do a great job of offering good value in an expensive part of the U.S. Rooms in the Upper Carriage House were a little outdated but very clean and comfortable and the bathroom, in particular, offered excellent space and storage. Breakfast was simple but tasty, and included bread, muffins, cereal, fruit, juice, coffee/tea and one or two hot offerings. The innkeepers, Joan and Dave, were delightful and offered helpful advice re: things to see and do. Based on overall comfort, value,and location we would stay at the Tern Inn again.

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Location Type

Residential Neighborhood, Oceanside, Small town


Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State) 80 miles

Directions to property:

Rt. 95 to Rt. 495 to Rt. 6. Follow directions above to inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Country Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Internet Service, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Basketball Court, In ground lap pool, picnic area, gas grills, play ground

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Cape Cod National Seashore, Theatre, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 PM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 night minimum on holiday or seasonal weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: Cottage Rentals : 50%
Inn Room Rental: 1 night rate for 3 night visit or less
 50% on 4 nights or more
  • Cancellations: A $25 service charge will be applied to all canceled room reservations. A $100 charge will apply to cottage cancellations. If notice of cancellatons is received 14 or more days prior to your scheduled arrival, the balance of your deposit will be promptly refunded. On notice of less than 14 days, the deposit is refunded only upon the resale of the entire reservation.



David and Joan Bruce

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Former restaurant owners, now enjoying our current career as innkeepers. David is an experienced carpenter, and Joan an accomplished pastry chef. Both continue in these fields, as well as entertaining inn guests. 2014 will begin our 14th season as innkeepers. Hope you will join us!

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive


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91 Chase Street , West Harwich, MA 2671 USA (Show map)

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