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“Great location--close to Nauset Beach, friendly--helpful Innkeepers” 5 of 5 stars
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Ship's Knees Inn
186 Beach Road, East Orleans, MA 02643   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 East Orleans B&B and Inns
Massachusetts
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“Great location--close to Nauset Beach, friendly--helpful Innkeepers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2010

Friendly and helpful Innkeeper. Stayed in Room 16, which has very comfortable bed, couch for sitting and a great shower. Walked short walk to beautiful Nauset Beach in the morning. Property has outdoor gas fire pit for nighttime gathering--very nice touch.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Port Washington, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

Our second visit to the inn and we stayed in the newly remodeled Nauset Suite. Spacious for us and our young adult daughter. We enjoyed wonderful hospitality and beautiful decor. The short walk to the a Cape Cod National Seashore beach was the icing on the cake! We've been the the Cape MANY summers and this is by far our favorite place. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast in the morning featuring home made baked goods (great lemon cake)!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Elmsford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

A visit to this Inn, is a must! Wonderful and friendly Inn proprietors, excellently appointed rooms, delicious breakfasts and outstanding location! This will be a getaway that you will never forget and one that you will want to repeat - over and over again!! The Skip's Knees Inn is a hidden Cape Cod gem.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2010

The Ship's Knees Inn is a terrific B&B with proximity to a fabulous beach, great restaurants and good shopping. The Inn keepers are very accomadating and make each guest feel welcome. The pool is an added bonus. We have recommended this B&B to many friends who have also become loyal customers. It is the essence of a classic Cape Cod vacation spot.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

The ships knees in East Orleans, Cape Cod is a beautifully kept property close to the local super sandy beach on the Atlantic coast and a short drive to a pretty little beach on the sheltered side. Its accommodation is clean,comfortable and quirky.
The breakfast is very well presented from fruit to fibre and much in between.
The Butchers are excellent host and hostess, caring, considerate and most helpful .
The ships knees has a swimming pool that is well kept.
The staff are also most kind and helpful.
We thoroughly recommend the ships knees.

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Westchester County, NY
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2010

Thirty minutes to Provincetown, fifteen to Chatham. Great restaurants nearby. One quarter mile walk to Nauset Beach. Extremely clean and a great, friendly staff. Teens enjoyed the clean pool. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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milton. ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

My sister and I have been coming to the Inn for the past 3 years and we just love it here. The Inn is an old sea captain's house with low ceilings and narrow hallways. The rooms have been refurbished but retain their old charm. Parking is plentiful and convenient to Nauset Beach. The grounds are strewn with gorgeous flowers and is very quiet and peaceful. There is also a swimming pool on the property, fabulous breakfasts with great coffee every day, a fire pit is lit at night on the patio, outside seating areas and the rooms are air conditioned with televisions. We walked to the beach every day (beach chairs and towels are available). Peter and Denise Butcher (the Innkeepers) are wonderful hosts, eager to please and helpful. We feel like we are staying with family when we come here and look forward to our stay next year.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ship's Knees Inn

Address: 186 Beach Road, East Orleans, MA 02643
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > East Orleans
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in East Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the warmth and charm of a 190 year-old restored Sea Captain's home, just 1/4 mile up the hill from the world famous Nauset Beach. 17 individually appointed rooms, 15 with private bath, and 1 or 2 bedroom fully equipped ocean view "Captain's Quarter's" guest apartment. Our newest accommodation (2010) the "Nauset Suite" has a king bed, private bath and private entrance. ... more   less 
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Ship`s Knees Hotel East Orleans
Ship's Knees Inn East Orleans, MA, United States

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