The Tern Inn

91 Chase Street , West Harwich, MA 02671 USA (Show map)
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About

The Tern Inn is a hybrid property which spans almost 2 acres. For your B&B experience, we offer a mix of rooms in our Main Inn and our Carriage House. Our guest rooms are well appointed, modern and very, very clean. They each have private baths, whisper quiet mini split air conditioning, flat screen TV, mini refrigerators and microwaves. All inn rooms include a delicious full breakfast in our beautiful Breakfast Room. Our 6 cute cottages are available seasonally and are very comfortable. Many have told us that our cottages are the cleanest and nicest they have stayed at in the mid Cape. We are located in a quiet residential neighborhood just a 1/2 mile walk to Pleasant Road Beach on Nantucket Sound. Visit our web site and check out our Trip Advisor reviews to see what our guests are saying about The Tern Inn Bed & Breakfast today.

Reviews

Overall
4.2

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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining3.9

Best bed and breakfast in town!!

5 on July 19, 2017

The owners were amazing and the rooms are really clean and nice. I will definitely come back!!!!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your awesome review!! We do the best we can for every guest and it has gained us some faithfully, returning guests. From our delectable full breakfasts to our super clean, well appointed rooms, we love what we do and hopefully it shows. Please do come back soon.

- Dan (innkeeper)


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 service..book 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.


Outstanding B&B

4.2 on July 30, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised at the well manicured property and the layout of the buildings. The owners were extremely pleasant and made us feel comfortable right away. Great value and I would recommend to anyone.


too pricey for a one night stay

2.4 on July 25, 2013

beautiful grounds and reputedly a good breakfast BUT we only stayed one night and went out for breakfast with a friend so this was wasted on us. The room was miniscule, the air conditioner necessitated crawling on the floor to adjust and the room was furnished with two VERY uncomfortable chairs and the bill with taxes was $181.00.

Innkeeper Response
We were sorry to learn through a review that you were so unhappy with your stay. As 2 hardworking innkeepers, our goal is to make your visit a pleasant one. Our rooms are not large, as it states on our web site.(however not miniscule, it is 16x14) We are freshly remodeled, however being built long ago our rooms were designed to be compact and efficient. We do have cushions for the chairs, most guests don't want them, so we removed them. They are always available, just have to ask. The air conditioner has a remote control, in the bedside stand. We had hoped you could enjoy our dining/common room as that is a very large and comfortable area where our guests spend a lot of time reading and doing emails. We were able to accommodate a one night stay, which is a little unusual in July, yet we were happy to do so. Our rate is among the lowest in our area for the summer season, and with breakfast, many of our guests feel we are a very good value. We are sorry that your stay was not the best, and hope that if you visit the area again you will allow us the opportunity to provide a more pleasant experience for you.

- Joan and David (innkeeper)


Enjoyed our stay at the Tern Inn

4.0 on July 02, 2013

Well kept grounds, satisfying breakfast, comfortable bed. Our room was small; we went on a hot deal. David and Joan are very helpful innkeepers who aim to please and they go out of their way to share with you the local treasures of the Cape. On checking in we were given a thorough review of the local beaches, places to eat and see. We so enjoyed their recommendation for dinner on our first night that we went back on our second night. Really enjoyed being able to walk to a free beach. We will return


Cozy and Friendly

4.2 on June 27, 2013

We were impressed with the property, its hosts, and its location. We were lucky to be on the Cape before the crowds and enjoyed the quiet within the compound. The cottage was clean and comfortable and we had everything we needed to cook at home once in a while.


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Rooms & Rates

Carriage House Room 4 with Queen Bed

This room has a queen bed, new whisper quiet mini split AC/Heat unit, a flat screen TV. Perfect for a short or long stay on Cape Cod. Breakfast is included.

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

Carriage House Room 3 with Queen Bed

This room has a queen bed, new whisper quiet mini split AC/Heat unit, a flat screen TV. Perfect for a short or long stay on Cape Cod. Breakfast is included.

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

Main Inn Room 7 with Private Entrance and King Bed

Room features a king bed, new whisper quiet mini-split AC/Heat technology, flat screen TV, room fridge, microwave and a Kuerig coffee maker. This is an extremely comfortable, clean, spacious room. Perfect for a short or long stay on Cape Cod. Breakfast is included.

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

Carriage House Room 1 with Queen Bed

This room has a queen bed, new whisper quiet mini split AC/Heat unit, a flat screen TV. Perfect for a short or long stay on Cape Cod. Breakfast is included.

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

Carriage House Room 5 with Queen Bed

This room has a queen bed, new whisper quiet mini split AC/Heat unit, a flat screen TV. Perfect for a short or long stay on Cape Cod. Breakfast is included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Carriage House Room 2 with Queen Bed

This room has a queen bed, new whisper quiet mini split AC/Heat unit, a flat screen TV. Perfect for a short or long stay on Cape Cod. Breakfast is included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Carriage House Room 6 with Queen Bed

This room has a queen bed, new whisper quiet mini split AC/Heat unit, a flat screen TV. Perfect for a short or long stay on Cape Cod. Breakfast is included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Residential Neighborhood, Rural, Small town

Airport

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

Directions to property:

From points outside of Cape Cod: Take Mass Pike to Rt. 495S, following signs for Rt.6, Cape Cod. After crossing canal: Follow Rt. 6 East to Exit 9A At end of ramp,turn right onto Rt 134S. Make a left at 3rd traffic light onto Upper County Rd. Continue approx. 1.5 miles to traffic light, (Mobile Station on your right). Proceed through lights, onto Rt. 28 (Friendly's on your right) Follow Rt 28 for 1 mile to Weatherdeck Rest. on left. Directly across from restaurant, turn right onto River Rd. At end (very short road) turn right again. We are just ahead on the left.

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, Night life, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Pool , Basketball Court, In ground lap pool

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 PM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking permitted outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 night minimum on holiday or seasonal weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Dan and Sue Edwards

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Sue and Dan made a reservation to stay at The Tern Inn for one night on January 3, 2015. After checking in at the front desk, with his hand on the door knob ready to go to Room 6, Dan looked back at the Innkeeper and said, "You know, I've always wanted to be an Innkeeper." The "former" Innkeeper replied, "we're for sale!" So Dan and Sue bought the Inn.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive


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