Ship's Knees Inn

186 Beach Road , East Orleans, MA 02643 USA (Show map)
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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
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Would definitely return!

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.


July 2017 visit

5 on August 02, 2017

Great hospitality.Friendly folks.Great amenities. Great location near one of the best beaches on the Atlantic.


Fantastic Surprise

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 !!


Awesome stay

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.


One night

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.


Absolute best Inn with amazing InnKeepers!

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.


Beautiful spot for a weekend away

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.


4th of July vacation on the Cape

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.


Lovely place, great location.

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.


Romantic New England Inn

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.


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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. Slanted ceiling in this room & the shared bathroom located across the hall. Bathroom is shared with 1 other room. A 2nd 1/2 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

Available dates for 2017 season are from Saturday 7/22 through Friday 8/4 offered at 3 night min stays during this period. 2nd floor access from private deck-includes queen bed & private bath, full kitchen, combination dining room/living room with working fireplace. 2 large flat screen TV's (1 in LR with Blu-Ray DVD & the other in bedroom), private deck, private parking, outdoor pool, daily housekeeping & buffet style continental brekafast. Available 2nd bedroom at alternate rate. Approx 750 sq ft. as 1 bedroom & 925 sq ft as 2 bedroom.

  • 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. Slanted ceiling in this room & the shared bathroom located across the hall. Bathroom is shared with 1 other room. A 2nd 1/2 bath is 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

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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.
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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

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