4.4 on August 19, 2017
Our room was rather small, with a shared bath; but that was my fault for waiting too long to make reservations. They provided everything we needed, including chairs to take to an evening concert at the nearby beach. The grounds are exceptional...great job, Peter! We loved the breakfasts...good, healthy choices; and the evenings on the patio around the fire pit were a great way to end our days.
5 on August 02, 2017
Great hospitality.Friendly folks.Great amenities. Great location near one of the best beaches on the Atlantic.
5 on July 31, 2017
My wife and I chose the Inn because of its close proximity to Nauset Beach but found it to make our vacation so much more. The beach was great but the Inn will make us come back for many years. SOOOO clean !! The grounds were perfect. The room was so cozy and the overall feel of the Inn was home away from home. To top it off, Ownership was so gracious and friendly. Cannot wait to go back !!
4.8 on July 18, 2017
Denise and Peter know how to make guests feel welcome and go out of their way to make sure that your stay is relaxing and carefree.
5 on July 15, 2017
Ships Knees exceeded our expections! We enjoyed our stay - the food was delicious,the pool refreshing and the gardens beautiful. The short walk to Nauset Beach was convenient but some of our favorite memories were made talking with other guests at the fire pit! We look forward to returning soon.
5 on July 13, 2017
My wife and I came to the Cape for just one night to attend an event and were more than pleased with our stay. We were also allowed to arrive early and spend the day at Nauset Beach which was a great perk. The rooms as well as the grounds and pool were very well maintained and the service we received was excellent. We plan on coming back again when we can stay longer.
5 on July 13, 2017
Have been going to this Inn for many years. It is absolutely amazing, with a beautiful setting and wonderful InnKeepers. Nauset Beach is a stones throw away and a real gem of an ocean beach. Love the Orleans area. This Inn is a must when looking to stay in beautiful Cape Cod.
4.4 on July 11, 2017
The Inn was beautiful, in a great location and provided for some wonderful memories. We enjoyed delicious homemade breakfasts on the patio each morning. And loved taking our evening cocktails to the patio at night. Thank you for a great weekend away! We will be back.
5 on July 08, 2017
Second time from Maine back to the Cape for vacation. Pete and Denise and their staff spoil you rotten! The perfect location to walk to Nauset Beach, hop on the bike trails or travel the Cape for great food and fun.
4.6 on June 19, 2017
This is a wonderful place to stay, friendly, comfortable.The innkeepers are very helpful and attentive. Breakfasts are excellent, with many things to choose from. The location is superb, just a short walk down the street to Nauset Beach. June 2017, four nights.
5 on May 16, 2017
We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful historical inn despite the cold weather. Our room was very comfortable . The inn and the rooms have a nautical or beach theme. If you want, you can walk to the beach in 5 minutes. Pete and Denise Butcher are wonderful proprietors. They were very accommodating and helped us with suggestions for dining and sightseeing. Denise's continental breakfast was the best we have ever had.
4.0 on November 30, 2016
Recent four night stay was our first visit. The owners make certain that all guests are well taken care of. Denise makes all breakfast items and they are delicious! Highly recommend the Ship's Knees Inn. Location is terrific just a few minutes from beautiful Nauset Beach.
4.4 on October 24, 2016
Very friendly staff, beautiful, charming decor, very comfortable bed, very clean, great location, walk to beach with easy drive to town, lots of parking, quiet. Highly recommended!
5 on October 17, 2016
Excellent and peaceful stay as usual. This is our favorite lodging spot o. the Cape. We have been coming for 10+ years and are never disappointed! K and G S - Watertown, MA
3.8 on September 18, 2016
The location of this inn is perfect if you are goingto Nauset Beach, it is about a 10 minute easy walk. The room was small but we did book the compact queen room so we knew that. Very nice pool area and grounds are beautiful. The breakfast was very tasty and beautifully presented. Would definitely return
4.8 on September 12, 2016
Enjoyed all aspects of inn--food was fantastic, everything about setting was lovely and, amenities of inn were above expectations and the accessibility to so many wonderful things in Orleans and Cape Cod was so convenient. Relaxing and romantic stay!!
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
5 on August 11, 2016
Beautiful all around!
5 on August 08, 2016
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!
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.
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.
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!
4.8 on April 15, 2011
My husband and I were in Providence, RI for a family wedding and decided to take a side trip to Cape Cod. What a find this inn was! We couldn't have been happier with our stay there. Our room was clean and cozy, and we loved the beach cottage-y decor. The continental breakfast was very good, lots to choose from. The location can't be beat (just 1/4 mile from Nauset Beach!), and Denise is a wonderful hostess. The only problem with our stay was that it was too short! We definitely recommend Ship's Knees Inn, and hope very much to return before too long.
3.4 on March 05, 2011
First time back in thirty years,don't know why we waited so long. Spent our honeymoon there in 1981. Really enjoy the way the rooms have maintained that old inn look. Very quiet and relaxing. Denise Butcher was very friendly, made you feel like you were coming home. Continental breakfest was very good. Looking forward to returning in the spring to enjoy the outside patio and fireplace
5 on February 10, 2011
I stayed at the Ship's Knees Inn twice last year and had a lovely time on both visits. It was nice being so close to Nauset Beach - easy walking distance! And Peter and Denise are wonderful hosts. I can't wait to go back again this year. Five Stars!!! Laura Lepine Cape Elizabeth ME
4.4 on November 29, 2010
This is a charming place, with warm and friendly owners. The breakfast was very delectable, and the decor was delightful.
4.0 on May 25, 2010
Pleasant, friendly staff and environment. Nice comfortable room. Close to beach. A relaxing experience. Would definitely recommend.
5 on October 01, 2009
We found a wonderful bed & breakfast inn 3 years ago on Cape Cod, Orleans, MA. Denise and Peter Butcher are great people. We will be back again next year. I would recommend this place to anyone!
4.2 on June 08, 2009
My husband and I visited the inn for our 34th wedding anniversary. Actually, my husband planned everything on his own. The innkeepers had champagne waiting for us. I was so cozy and comfortable.
4.8 on May 19, 2009
I loved my weekend stay. The owners were very personable. the continental breakfast was delicious. The outdoor fire pit was a nice way to end the night.
5 on May 07, 2009
Have been in lots places, that place is a real paradise...Will be back this year, and the nest one...every summer :)))
4.0 on October 29, 2008
Yes indeed we spent 8 wonderful days at the Ship's Knees Inn. An ample breakfast outdoors, Denise and Peter so kind and helpful even when we had lost the key for the third time. A 5' walk to the most beautiful and clean beach, Nauset beach. I hope very much to be able to come again!
4.8 on May 27, 2008
Reasonable prices get you a comfortable room, very clean with lovely little decorations. Wireless internet worked great. Walk to the beach or sit in a comfy chair on the lawn, the grounds were very well kept. Yummy breakfast and friendly, happy staff. Make sure to get a room away from the construction until that finishes. Really great location!