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Ship's Knees Inn
Ranked #3 of 5 East Orleans B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Saratoga Springs, New York
1 review
“Cape Cod Immersion!”
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
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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
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Westchester County, NY
1 review
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
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milton. ma
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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
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West Granby, Connecticut
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Reviewed August 21, 2010

The service at The Ship's Knees Inn which includes cleanliness and an awesome continental breakfast each morning is excellent, including interaction with the other guests (as little or as much as you like), and the Inn Keeper and his wife.
My husband and I had a room with a shared bath and the bathroom was immaculate at all times and our room was cleaned daily, and replenished with towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion.
The Ship's Knees Inn is a 5 minute walk from Nauset Beach with huge waves, a beautiful beach, and Liam's Snack Shack, with an amazing menu and famous onion rings!
Up the street a mile or two are two wonderful Deli/Markets with fresh produce, great sandwiches and really, really good soups and chowders, and a good selection of wines!
The best thing about our stay was that we did not have to go far to find sand, ocean,or good food, the atmosphere was realxing, almost like time had stood still for a few days!
The Inn is also just off of the RT 6 highway which is a huge blessing traffic wise!
Totally awesome experience!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Nashua NH
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Reviewed July 23, 2010

We stayed at Ships Knees Inn for three nights this past weekend and had a very nice stay. The property is well maintained both in and out with attractive grounds. The location is just under a half mile from Nauset Beach, which makes it a very easy walk, and you can avoid the parking fee at the beach.

The rooms are a bit old fashioned, but this is cape cod. You'll find the rooms clean and ours had a small fridge which is convenient on a beach vacation. A continental breakfast was served each morning that had purchased and fresh baked products as well as fresh fruit and yogurt.

The owners and staff were friendly and very helpful. If you're looking for a quiet inn that is close to Nauset Beach, I don't think you'll go wrong here. We would certainly return.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Niagara-on-the-Lake
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Reviewed September 10, 2009

I've lived in Canada all my life, but have been visiting Cape Cod regularily since I was 5 years old. Years ago my wife and I discovered The Ship's Knees Inn and found it to be our most romantic, charming and perfect place to escape. We have been staying in Room 3 with the fireplace, a couple of times a year now for the past 5 years, spring, fall and even in winter. Peter and Denise are just the best. The rooms and grounds are immaculate. The pool and patios are beautiful. Denise always adds a wonderful touch with seasonal decor. We even named our Golden Retriever "Nauset" in honour of their Golden. Only a 2 minute walk to Nauset Beach for sunrise over the ocean. Great continental breakfast includes lots of variety. A 5 minute drive to Skaket Beach and Rock Harbour for sunsets and walking on the flats at low tide. Very close to Joe's Beach Road Bar and Grille and the Nauset Beach Club for dinner. This is the ideal central point for seeing the best of Cape Cod... a short drive from Chatham, the National Seashore, Eastham, Wellfleet, the Dunes in Truro and of course the art and character of P-Town. From an unofficial life long Canadian ambassador for Cape Cod, I say that you can't beat what Ship's Knees Inn and it's location has to offer. Can't wait til our next visit.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ship's Knees Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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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